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The Graduates | Corto Jabali

Corto Jabali is a recent product design BA graduate from theIceland Academy of the Arts. His final project is Gazabrick, an attempt to work around present embargos on importing building materials into Gaza by experimenting with a building material that can be produced locally. A 3rd generation Palestinian, Jabali may be disassociated with… Read more

The Graduates | Elisabet Kristin Oddsdottir

Elisabet Kristin Oddsdóttir is a recent graduate from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project Hybrid Shell transforms removed hair i into a new material that can be used as protection for the body. Thereby the hair obtains it’s protective role again in the new manufactured form. When worn… Read more

The Graduates | Auður Inez Sellgren

Auður Inez Sellgren is a recent BA graduate from the product design programme by the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project is Hið íslenzka epli  (Icelandic for ‘the Icelandic apple’). Half of the world’s apples are produced in China, and most of this production is transported over great distances. Sellgren’s… Read more

The Graduates | Elsa Dagný Ásgeirsdóttir

Elsa Dagný Ásgeirsdóttir is a recent graduate from the product design department at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project is Fragments – Translation from a tooth to a pearl. Ásgeirsdóttir wanted to find a design ­process to make a family collection of teeth more accessible and visible. As… Read more

The Graduates | Harpa Hrund Pálsdóttir

Harpa Hrund Pálsdóttir is a recent product design BA graduate from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project is Rusted Heritage, a series of crochet objects eroded by the sea. Raufarhöfn is a desolate fishing village in the North East of Iceland. With time the once vibrant village has… Read more

The Graduates | Sigrún Thorlacius

Sigrún Thorlacius is a recent graduate of the product design programme, Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project is Healing Earth. The project explores the use of fungi in converting contaminated, toxic land into viable ecosystems. According to Thorlacius, There are species in the fungus kingdom that in unison… Read more

Christmas Calendar 20 | Spark Design Space

Hello everyone! We are getting so close to the end of our Christmas Calendar, excitement! Today as no. 20 on our list is Spark Design Space founder, Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir, selected by Orri Finn. She wishes for a Stone age maraca and a Glaze sketch for Christmas by Hanna Dís Whitehead. Sigríður writes:… Read more

Christmas Calendar 19 | Orri Finn

Happy Friday everyone! Todays Christmas Calendar wish features jewelry designers, Orri Finnbogason & Helga G. Friðrikdóttir, selected by Guðmundur Jörundsson. They wish for these lovely items, a model making kit “Something Fishy” by Róshildur Jónsdóttir & a “Skulls & Halos” perfume by Harpa Einars. “Something Fishy” is currently available at Spark… Read more

Christmas Calendar 15 | Jón Helgi Hólmgeirsson & Þórleifur Gíslason

Hello all, happy Monday! Our designers to partake in our Christmas Calendar are  Jón Helgi & Þórleifur Gíslason, selected by Sigríður Rún. They are wishing for none other than the Icelandic Design Award trophy by Björn Loki, Elsa Jónsdóttir and Kristin Maria. And to play it safe, they are calling dibs on the… Read more

Christmas Calendar 14 | Sigríður Rún

Hello everyone, having a cosy Sunday? Today’s Christmas Calendar will make your day! Sigríður Rún wrote this hauntingly beautiful letter to Santa asking for a Krafla lightshade by Jón Helgi & Þórleifur Gíslason. Amazing, isn’t it? Inspired by Karfla, the volcanic like features in the Nort East of Iceland, these lightshades… Read more