Tonight, it is Window-Peeper, Gluggagægir that comes to town. On the occasion, SPARK gives out the perfume Sharp by Andrea Maack.

Here is a little more on the scent:

 

Sharp was made for the Arnhem Mode Biennale where my concept of shape art turned into Sharp. For this exhibition I worked on some colorful drawings that were the main inspiration for sharp.  At the biennale I exhibited an artisan-made dress where I carved my drawing into white foam.  The colorful sharp was sprayed inside the exhibition space creating a harmony between the two. Sharp is without a doubt a sharp fragrance. Although the sweet and airy notes that include a pungent orange blossom note are dominate, it’s the dark and mysterious ones that make you either love it or hate it.


In the Icelandic folklore, there is not just one Santa – there are 13! Starting on December 12 through to December 23, they arrive to towns from the mountains, one by one, playing little tricks along the way.   Their names give hints to the mischief they perform: Þvörusleikir (Spoon-licker) and Pottasleikir (Pot-licker) steal food, while Hurðaskellir (Door-slammer) makes noise and Bjúgnakrækir (Sausage-pilfer) nicks sausages.  

 

Each evening, Icelandic children lay a shoe on their window sill. The Yule lads leave a small gift in good children’s shoes – naughty children receive a cold, rotten potato instead.    

 

Every day until 23rd, design gallery Spark design space will play “yule lad”, giving out a different design item as a gift “to the shoe in the window”. To partake, remember to be good and like the gift posts on SPARK design space Facebook page here. We will be posting about each of the items up until Christmas – stay tuned!  

 

Image courtesy of SPARK design space