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Christmas Calendar 2 | Bobby Solomon


Good morning! How was your weekend? Every day up until the 24th, we will ask one of our international friends – journalists, designers, curators and other wonderful folks – to choose something that relates to Iceland and/or Icelandic design and architecture, and to tell us, who they would like to… Read more

Christmas Calendar 1 | Tanja Sipilä


Happy first Advent, everybody! It is time to start our Christmas calendar. Every day up until the 24th, we will ask one of our international friends – journalists, designers, curators and other wonderful folks – to choose something that relates to Iceland and/or Icelandic design and architecture, and to tell… Read more

Shoe in the Window | Poster by Goddur


Tonight, the last of the yule lads, Kertasníkir or Candle Stealer comes to town – the expectation is almost over! As the last item in the Shoe in the Window campaign, SPARK design space hands out this beautiful, Christmasy red poster by Goddur. Professor in graphic design at Iceland Academy… Read more

Shoe in the Window | Sharp by Andrea Maack


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… Read more

Shoe in the Window | Gjöf by Megan Herbert


There are not many yule lads left to arrive to town! Tonight, it is Sausage-Swiper’s (whose name in Icelandic is a real tongue twister  – try for yourself: Bjúgnakrækir) turn. The good people at SPARK design space celebrate the day by handing out a set of gift wrapping papers and cards by Megan Herbert to… Read more

Shoe in the Window | Skyr Konfekt


Tonight, it is skyr gobbler, Skyrgámur, the yule lad with an affinity for skyr that is coming to town. On the occasion, SPARK is hiding skyr konfekt in the shoe.   An outcome of Designers and Farmers project, Skyr Konfekt is a confectionary made of white chocolate and the Icelandic… Read more

Shoe in the Window | Reykjavik Letterpress


It is Hurðaskellir, door-slammer that arrives to town tonight, and for good Icelandic design fans he leaves Eplakver, a leaflet by Hundahólmi, printed by the ACD*E award winning Reykjavik Letterpress in the shoe. Good luck! In the Icelandic folklore, there is not just one Santa – there are 13! Starting on December 12… Read more

Shoe in the Window | Scintilla Limited


Today, it is Askasleikir, the bowl licker that arrives in town. At Spark Design Space, it means a new gift in the shoe: A limited edition print by Scintilla. Created by fashion designer Linda Björg Arnadóttir, Scintilla stands for bespoke home textiles with beautiful colours and patterns. They work beautifully as a… Read more

Shoe in the Window | GrowMe


The fifth yule lad to come to town is called Pottaskefill, pot-licker. To good Icelandic design fans, he brings GrowMe, a self-watering pot for herbs, designed by Embla Vigfúsdóttir.       The lower bowl is filled with water once in a while and the wick conducts the water to the roots… Read more

Christmas Calendar 23 | Linda Björg Arnadottir


    What is your favorite Icelandic design and who would you like to give it to this Christmas? My favorite Icelandic designs are the carpets by Katrin Ólina, recently shown at Spark Design Space. I would like to give one to my best friend, fashion designer and mountain guide… Read more