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Horace and the Rough Stuff Fellowship: Crossing Iceland’s moonlike central desert—past and present

Horace and the Rough Stuff Fellowship


Long before bikes got fat tires, full suspension and carbon fiber frames, the urge to push the pedals off road found its way into the hearts of riders. One group, the UK-based Rough Stuff Fellowship…

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Iceland’s Norður & Co Salt : Made purely with geothermal energy in the northern reaches of the country and pulled from the history books

Iceland's Norður & Co Salt


This past spring at Iceland’s annual DesignMarch festival, we stumbled across a box of salt that left a lasting impression. The striking packaging design drew us in to Reykjavik-based start-up Norður Salt, but there’s more…

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Omnom Chocolate: Carefully selected ingredients and intelligent design from Iceland’s very own bean-to-bar operation

Omnom Chocolate


Many dream of opening a restaurant, or starting their own culinary-centric company, but few have the experience or knowledge to do so. This was not the case for Kjartan Gíslason, a chef-turned-chocolatier and co-owner of Omnom…

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Scintilla Organic Candles: All-natural candles inspired by the natural landscape of Iceland’s wild Westfjords

Scintilla Organic Candles


As longtime attendees of Iceland’s DesignMarch, we’re familiar with the wonderful textile work of Reykjavik-based Scintilla, a homeware brand founded by fashion and textile designer Linda Björg Árnadóttir. Last year, we were introduced to her…

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Iceland’s HiddenWorld Textiles: Architecture-inspired prints from graphic designer María Rut Dýrfjörð

Iceland's HiddenWorld Textiles


While Iceland is probably best known for its majestic scenery and interesting culinary traditions, the island nation’s largest cities are marked by the stoic architecture of Guðjón Samúelsson, an imposing designer that stood as Iceland’s state architect from 1920 to 1950. Perhaps most…

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Børk Blankets: Iceland’s multidisciplinary creative studio introduces four graphic quilts to be made by 66°NORTH

Børk Blankets


While the life of a digital designer often leads down different paths and to various projects, most work produced is often temporary and intangible. To make something more permanent, four graphic designers from Reykjavik-based multidisciplinary creative studio ); return…

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LungA Festival 2013: Creativity takes center stage at Iceland’s fascinating festival

LungA Festival 2013


by Maj Hartov A celebration of art and creative practices, the LungA festival on the east coast of Iceland invites attendees to partake in a full week of activities during July each year. Set in a…

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Word of Mouth: Reykjavik: Fresh cuisine, Nordic design and proper men’s threads in Iceland’s capital city

Word of Mouth: Reykjavik


We all know the adage, Greenland is icy and Iceland is green. But really, not many know much more of the large island nation inhabited by just 320,000 people. On our most recent trip to Iceland to visit the capital city of Reykjavik for ); return…

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Marmo Table by Ólöf Jakobína: A design concept referencing Iceland’s bright architecture against the unforgiving landscape

Marmo Table by Ólöf Jakobína

A relative newcomer to the Nordic design community, Iceland has been making strides in recent years thanks to DesignMarch, an annual event hosted citywide in Reykjavik. We were lucky enough to attend once again this year, which is where we came across furniture and interior designer Ólöf Jakobína and…

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