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Friday Candy: Wind Knitting Factory

On Fridays, we dig through our bookmarks and surf the net to find fun and exciting projects from the world of design. To kick things off, some wind powered wool Studio Merel Karhof way! The London based studio created Wind Knitting Factory, a knitting machine operating on wind power. Each… Read more

The Reykjavik Grapevine Design Awards: And the winners are…

The Reykjavik Grapevine, the local English language newspaper, just handed out the first annual Design Awards. And the winners are… Photo: Marinó Thorlacious, The product of the year 2011: SMART, CRAFT and SHARP by Andrea Maack Based on visual artist Andrea Maack’s drawings and produced in collaboration with AFP… Read more

Closing Soon – Secret Shop at SPARK

Secret Shop by Finnish Johan Olin and Korean Aamu Song is closing on March 15, go see it here!

Winy Maas coming to DesignMarch!

The “M” of acclaimed Dutch architecture firm MVRDV, architect, professor Winy Maas,will hold a lecture during DesignMarch 2011.   For 20 years, MVRDV has been a leading agency within architecture. Maas also runs the future-of-cities focused think tank The Why Factory.   Together with Mole Architects, commissioned by Living Architecture Maas designe the holiday home… Read more

Öskupokar at SPARK Design Space

An exhibition of 36 Öskupokar (”ash bags”) made by Icelandic artists and designers opens at SPARK Design Space today, March 7 at 4 pm. The ash bags are an old Icelandic tradition. Ash is collected in small bags, which are then pinned onto innocent people’s clothing as an Ash Wednesday… Read more

design candy

A week has now past since Design Week here in Stockholm, life has returned back to normal, designers have gone back to work and Stockholmsmässan is probably a vast empty space again. I wanted to wait a while before writing this, mostly because it’s incredibly difficult in such a vast… Read more

Follow us to Iceland!

Tonight is all about Iceland, after the busy day of talks at Designboost Icelandic design is hosting it’s own reception, the room is full of a fairly international and mixed crowd there are drinks flowing, freshly prepared nibbling and the promise of dinner in the room just beyond my view!… Read more

To Stockholm on Tuesday with a flying saucer, back home by plane tonight!

After 12 years of guilty conscience for having left all these beautiful saucers behind,  the flying saucer vase was proudly presented together with the hoch die tassen cups on the Icelandic exhibition last Tuesday. More variations to be seen at EPAL during the Design March 2011.

20 Designers at Biologiska

If you happen to be in Stockholm at the moment, this is a treat for everyone. A beautifully curated exhibition set in spectacular architecture and nestled amongst it all you might just spot some clean and playful design too. Iceland’s very own Sigga Heimis had pieces in almost every section… Read more

Decomposed and ready for bed

  Amongst the many things that we have learned tonight…we’ve reaffirmed the deep down feeling that food brings people together. It’s makes us sociable, it breaks down those funny rules that we invent but most of all it reminds us that we are all made of the same thing and… Read more