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The Harpa Trilogy, Part 3

Good morning! We posted about the exteriors and the interiors of Harpa yesterday, did you see the beautiful photos already? Today, we will end the trilogy with beautiful images of Eldborg, the main hall of Harpa that seats some 1 800 guests. Our talented photographer Adriana Pacheco good a chance… Read more

The Harpa Trilogy, Part 2

Hi there, how are you all? Did you see the striking photos of Harpa from the morning? That’s not all, folks – here are some more images of the interiors by Adriana Pacheco. enjoy! The home of the Icelandic symphony orchestra and Icelandic Opera, it also hosts wide array of other… Read more

Loft Hostel

There is a new kid on the block! Loft hostel is located right in the heart of downtown in Reykjavik, in a former bank building (that gave name to street Bankastræti), which has been recovered and completely refurbished. It has also a great concern with trying to create a welcoming atmosphere for… Read more

Reykjavik Lights Hotel by TARK and HAF

Reykjavik Lights is a new concept hotel in Reykjavik, managed by Keahotels. The hotel design is a collaboration between architecture studio Tark and HAF.   Team HAF developed the concept, interior and visual design of the hotel. The concept revolves around Iceland’s ever-changing light conditions and how they reflect Icelandic… Read more

The Nordic House by Alvar Aalto

You’ve all been to the Nordic House of Iceland, designed by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, haven’t you? If not, hurry up! Finnish photographer Mira Mykkänen captured some of the beautiful details designed by Aalto, who designed the buidling, the interiors and most of the furniture in the house. Armchair… Read more

Björnsbakari by Ydda Architects

Ydda Architects have designed the interiors of the latest branch to the Björnsbakarí bakery, opened in May 2013. The old door handle was found in the storage room. Old stories and photographs of the bakery, opened in 1905, served as inspiration to the interiors. The space is bright  and light with high… Read more

13Al+ at Stockholm Design Week 2013

13Al+ gave the first preview to a work-in-progress collection of items made from aluminium by five Icelandic designers, Sigga Heimis, Thóra Birna, Snaebjörn Stéfansson, Gardar Eyjólfsson and Katrin Olina during Stockholm Design Week. If you missed it, don’t worry – the project travels to Reykjavik for DesignMarch 14-17.3.2013 next! A… Read more

A. Gudmundsson, Bryndis Bolladóttir and Volki at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2013

Three Icelandic companies, A. Gudmunsson, Bryndis Bolladóttir and Volki exhibited new items at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2013. All three companies design and produce all their items in Iceland from local raw materials. Here are a few tasters:       A. Gudmundsson is a furniture production company established in 1956…. Read more

Hofsós Swimming Pool by Basalt Arkitektar

Designed by Basalt Arkitektar and completed in 2010, The Hofsós municipal swimming pool is a delicately integrated into the landscape, cutting itself into the site and opening up towards the view of the ocean and the island of drangey. In the Icelandic sagas, outlaw Grettir the Strong took refuge in… Read more

Studio Granda’s Hof in The New York Times

Did you notice that The New York Times recently covered the beautiful Hof residence, designed by Steve Christer and Margret Hardardottir of Studio Granda?   Located up North in Hofsós, Skagafjördur, Hof is the home of film director Baltasar Kormakur and his wife Lilja Palmadóttir, whose vision for the house,… Read more