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Christmas Calendar 5 | Fiona Cribben

Hello all, we hope your as excited for the weekend – and the Christmas calendar – as we are! Today’s Christmas Calendar is featuring jewelry designer Fiona Cribben, chosen by Helga from Helicopter. She has a big wish this year to “design” Santa, no less than a new kitchen designed… Read more

Christmas Calendar 1 | Karna Sigurðardóttir

Happy first Advent, everybody! December 1st marks the start of our annual Christmas calendar. Every day up until the 24th, we will ask our friends – designers, curators, architects and other wonderful folks – to answer the following question: “Which Icelandic designer/architect would you like to receive a Christmas present from? What… Read more

Torg í biðstöðu | Vitatorg

Happy Monday! It may be cold outside, but we are taking another look back at this summer’s Torg í Biðstöðu project. During the summer, Vitatorg was transformed into a vibrant square filled with exciting events, such as Culture Night, Gay Pride, Pop-up Yoga and Restaurant Day, organized by graphic designer Krista Hall… Read more

Torg í biðstöðu | Óðinstorg

As the autumn rain keeps pouring down, we thought it was a good moment to look back and reminisce to last summer. Here is a wonderful project from the Torg i Biðstöðu program (Read more here) :Óðinstorg. A work by artists Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir and Bjarki Bragason along with product designer Rúna Thors, the… Read more

KRÁS Street Food Market

KRÁS Street Food Market opened in Fógetagarður for the first time this summer. Yet another showcase of the buzzing food culture of Reykjavik, KRÁS was a part of Torg i Bidstödu. Run by the city of Reykjavik, through the program, the city has assigned areas that have been sidelined in the planning process… Read more

Mengi Apartments

Combine bespoke interior design with Icelandic art, furniture and product design, and you have Mengi Apartments. Operated by and connected to Mengi, a collective of artists running an art store and hosting art exhibitions. Mengi Apartments opened in the Spring of 2014 in the heart of Reykjavik. The three apartments… Read more

Hverfisgata 71A by Studio Granda

Photography and studio gallery on Hverfisgata 71a is the ingenious result of a recent extension project by Studio Granda. Studio Granda is a practice of award winning architects based in Reykjavik, Iceland. It was founded by Margrét Hardardóttir and Steve Christer in 1987, after completing their studies at the Architectural… Read more

ION Hotel

ION is a new hotel located less than an hour’s drive from Reykjavik, set against a backdrop of mountainous lava fields, next door from the Nesjavellir geothermal area. All of the 45 rooms have a view across infinite lava fields towards Thingvellir National Park. In addition to the interesting design,… Read more


Katuaq is the Nordic culture house in nuuk Greenland. Opened in 1997, it houses a popular café, a concert hall and Napa. There are also regular exhibitions, cinema screenings and conferences. The original idea of the location was by the waterfront, as sea plays an important role in the life… Read more

Kjarvalsstadir Play Area

The Kjarvalsstadir play area was recently redesigned by Gudfinna Mjöll Magnusdóttir (whose work you might just know) to create a unique space within the museum for the youngest guests to stimulate creativity by exploring, experimenting and to discover new things.  I didn’t want to make classroom, I think kids get… Read more