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DesignTalks Spotlight: Paul Bennett


In our DesignTalks Spotlights, we go into the Who, What, When, Where, and Why of what you should know about each of our DesignTalks speakers and why we are so excited about their work. We covered Christien Meindertsma in our first post, Alexander Taylor in our second post, Ersin Han Ersin in our… Read more

DesignTalks Spotlight: Michèle Degen


In our DesignTalks Spotlights, we’re going into the Who, What, When, Where, and Why of what you should know about each of our DesignTalks speakers and why we are so excited about their work. We covered Christien Meindertsma in our first post, Alexander Taylor in our second post, and Ersin Han Ersin in our… Read more

DesignTalks Spotlight: Alexander Taylor


In our DesignTalks Spotlights, we’re going into the Who, What, When, Where, and Why of what you should know about each of our DesignTalks speakers and why we are so excited about their work.   We covered Christien Meindertsma in our first post, which you can read here. Next up, Alexander Taylor:… Read more

DesignTalks Spotlight: Christien Meindertsma


In our DesignTalks Spotlights, we’re going into the Who, What, When, Where, and Why of what you should know about each of our DesignTalks speakers and why we are so excited about their work. Short and sweet, yet substantial, we hope you enjoy this series. First up, Christien Meindertsma: Image Source: Arita Who?… Read more

HA, the new magazine on Icelandic design and architecture


Madames et monsieurs, drum roll, please! May we present HA, our new magazine on Icelandic design and architecture, published by yours truly. The biannual magazine, published both in Icelandic and English, brings together articles and columns by leading experts and professionals, foreign and domestic, with analysis, overviews and updates. HA aims to brings… Read more

The Graduates | Corto Jabali


Corto Jabali is a recent product design BA graduate from theIceland Academy of the Arts. His final project is Gazabrick, an attempt to work around present embargos on importing building materials into Gaza by experimenting with a building material that can be produced locally. A 3rd generation Palestinian, Jabali may be disassociated with… Read more

The Graduates | Elisabet Kristin Oddsdottir


Elisabet Kristin Oddsdóttir is a recent graduate from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project Hybrid Shell transforms removed hair i into a new material that can be used as protection for the body. Thereby the hair obtains it’s protective role again in the new manufactured form. When worn… Read more

The Graduates | Auður Inez Sellgren


Auður Inez Sellgren is a recent BA graduate from the product design programme by the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project is Hið íslenzka epli  (Icelandic for ‘the Icelandic apple’). Half of the world’s apples are produced in China, and most of this production is transported over great distances. Sellgren’s… Read more

The Graduates | Elsa Dagný Ásgeirsdóttir


Elsa Dagný Ásgeirsdóttir is a recent graduate from the product design department at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project is Fragments – Translation from a tooth to a pearl. Ásgeirsdóttir wanted to find a design ­process to make a family collection of teeth more accessible and visible. As… Read more

The Graduates | Harpa Hrund Pálsdóttir


Harpa Hrund Pálsdóttir is a recent product design BA graduate from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project is Rusted Heritage, a series of crochet objects eroded by the sea. Raufarhöfn is a desolate fishing village in the North East of Iceland. With time the once vibrant village has… Read more