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HA, the new magazine on Icelandic design and architecture

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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

WE LIVE HERE | Stockholm Design Week

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Icelandic and Finnish designers move in together to Stockholm during Stockholm Design Week 2015. The new home is located downtown Stockholm at Regeringsgatan 86, and is decorated with an exhibition of Icelandic and Finnish design curated by Hlin Helga Gudlaugsdottir, Elina Aalto and Marika Tesolin. WE LIVE HERE is produced… Read more

WE LIVE HERE | Housewarming Party

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​​In case you haven’t heard our Icelandic designers got new roomies from Finland during Stockholm Design Week 2015! To celebrate our moving in together, we threw a party and invited all our friends to see our new home. See more at WE LIVE HERE Images by Milis Smith

Friday Candy | OPUS / YOU AGAIN

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Performance artist Kitty Von-Sometime, also known for The Weird Girl’s Project collaborates with Icelandic band Árstíðir in her latest art film; “Opus/You Again”.  Kitty portrays a lovesick valentine in here most personal and powerful piece yet, it is above all a heartfelt message to her wife. Filmed on the glacier, Langjökull, the film features… Read more

Grýtan Creative Collective

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Grýtan is a new studio and a creative collective of 20 artists, designers, musicians, photographers and other makers, who opened their studio doors for our wonderful intern Marta. Previously a run-down Laundromat, Ingó Egils, product designer and creator of Nogi, moved to the space a few years ago. Since expanding the space in… Read more

Icelandic Wool by Ístex

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Many Icelandic designers like Vík Prjónsdótir, Farmers Market or Geysir use Icelandic wool for their design – in garments, accessories or other form of art. But where does this Icelandic wool come from? In Mosfellsbaer, 12 kilometers from Reykjavík, wool processing has been a trade since 1896. 1991 took Ístex… Read more

Reykjavik Outpost

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Reykjavik Outpost is a brand new Icelandic design store that recently opened in Los Angeles. With shelves full of Icelandic design ranging from high-end fashion to interior design, quirky scarves and statement jewelry, Reykjavik Outpost brings Icelandic design across the Northern seas all the way to the sunny L.A. Reykjavik Outpost… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Ragna Bjarnadóttir

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Ragna Bjarnadóttir is a recent BA graduate in fashion design from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. Her final project is called Monolith – Architecturing a new modernity. The collection is inspired by the way women will dress in the future. I thought of a muse, an almost alien-like woman, who controls… Read more

IN PRODUCTION at LYNFabrikken

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Vík Prjónsdóttir, Theresa Himmer and Maibritt Borgen collaborated for IN PRODUCTION, a material collage printed on carpet that is currently on display at LYNFabrikken, Denmark.   IN PRODUCTION takes the 19th century principles of spatial decoration as a jumping-off point to explore relations between technologies of production and production of… Read more

DesignMarch 2014 | Cintamani

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The Icelandic outdoors label Cintamani offers functional clothes with a fashionable take. The outdoor collection for women, men, children and babies includes pieces especially tailored for the challenging climate conditions of Iceland. Cintamani introduced the collection at Reykjavik Fashion Festival 2014.   For years, Cintamani has fused technical outerwear and… Read more