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Rán Flygenring

Rán Flygenring is a big deal in Reykjavík. She is, after all, the Official Illustrator of Reykjavík. Since her graduation from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2009, she has been covering the city with her hand-drawn perspectives. This past winter, a book of her official city illustrations was produced… Read more

DesignMarch 2012 Sneak Peek I HönnunarMarzipan

“Hmmm…. HönnunarMarzipan is very good!” our photographer Hulda Sif reported back after taking a sneak peek to the candy factory. Just two days to DesignMars…ipan. Verði ykkur að góðu!


The Geysir Shop was once a bit of a “tourist-y” store, but has since changed direction and is now much more designer-orientated. They carry a combination of icelandic and foreign brands like; Vík Prjónsdóttir, Farmers Market, Blik, Gudrun&Gudrun, Barbour, Pendelton, Hunter, Royal Republiq and Fjallräven, They also produce their own… Read more

DesignTalks 2012 | Hjalti Karlsson

Hjalti Karlsson founded the design studio Karlssonwilker Inc with partner Jan Wilker in 2000. Originally from Iceland and Germany respectively, the NYC based studio works on a variety of projects with a diverse list of clients. Karlssonwilker’s work has appeared in numerous design publications and have received much acclaim from… Read more

DesignTalks 2012 | Marije Vogelzang

Dutch designer Marije Vogelzang specializes in Eating Design. She explores the ways food directly impacts our memory associated with the taste or smell, ways to communicate differently with food, and to change negative associations to positive ones. She uses the universal language of food to pose and elicit questions internationally. Watch this TedTalk… Read more

DesignTalks 2012 I Tuomas Toivonen

DesignMarch is almost here! Tuomas Toivonen is a talented architect and musician from Helsinki. He runs NOW for Architecture and Urbanism. Here is a beautiful video portrait made by the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012.   NOW from Antti Seppänen on Vimeo.

DesignMarch 2012 FAQ

Important Answers to Important Questions I just landed and cannot see anything but lava fields. Help. Keflavik is located 40 kilometers or so from Reykjavik. There is a regular transfer service, see for more. Where do I stay? Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura Nauthólsvegur 52 – 101 Reykjavík Telephone: +354… Read more

Björk & Birkir

Not that we would party ourselves (Us? No, never!), we just wanted to tell you about a designy drink that the others will be sipping on in the parties during DesignMarch. Björk and Birkir are made from Icelandic birch, produced by Foss distillery. The birch liqueur Björk and the birch… Read more

DesignMarch 2012 Icelandic Design Quiz

Fresh, exciting, exotic and not so accessible elsewhere, DesignMarch is a great time to see what is going on in the Icelandic design scene. Are you an Icelandic design rookie or a besserwisser? Test what you know in the quiz below. 1. What is the word for design in Icelandic?… Read more

DesignMarch 2012 Sneak Peek I Studio Sigga Heimis

Almost DesignMarch! While waiting, here are a few snapshots from Sigga Heimis‘ new studio. Do you guess what this space used to be? Hint: It is located by the harbour and used to smell of fish. Head this way for an opening on Thursday 22.3. 17-19. See you there! Images… Read more