News Tagged with “Design”

The gorgeous polar bear soap made by designer Gísli Hilmarsson.

Icelandic designer makes polar bear soap for global warming awareness

31 Mar One of the designers exhibiting his work at DesignMarch this month was Gísli Hilmarsson who wanted to make a statement about global warming.

Ocean swimming in the remote beauty of Iceland's West Fjords.

Icelandic swimwear inspired by the local swimming culture

27 Mar "Icelanders have had this long relationship with the magic and healing of water. Iceland's bathing culture is unique and is founded on our natural resources," says designer Erna Bergmann. Her new range of swimsuits, Swimslow, is based on a philosophy of sustainability and mindfulness.

The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland's most popular tourist spots.

Jewellery launched in cooperation with Iceland's Blue Lagoon

25 Mar Raus Reykjavík has designed and marketed a jewellery range in cooperation with the famous Blue Lagoon in Iceland.

Icelandic clothing line inspired by the ocean

24 Mar Designer Hildur Yeoman and upscale outdoor clothing company 66° North are releasing a new clothing line today, inspired by the ocean. Fitting as 66°North started out making protective garments for sailors, and Yeoman’s previous designs have been inspired by the sea.

DesignersLoji and Tanjaare exhibiting a new National Football team outfit at Design March.

Iceland's Design March kicks off on Thursday

22 Mar Design March is Iceland’s most important annual design festival covering all fields of design including architecture, graphic design, fashion, furniture and product design.

Fashion designers Eygló Margrét Lárusdóttir and Hilda Gunnarsdóttir.

The Reykjavik Grapevine Design Awards announced

20 Mar The annual Reykjavik Grapevine Design Awards for 2016 took place on Friday night. Among the winners were Morgunblaðið photographer Ragnar Axelsson for his book Faces of the North and fashion designer Eygló.

Model and graphic designer Þorgeir Blöndal.

Icelandic arts student discovered in Copenhagen by modelling agency

13 Mar Þorgeir K. Blöndal, a second year student in graphic design at the Iceland Academy of the Arts was walking around a Copenhagen street fair when he was discovered by modelling agency Unique, the largest agency in Denmark. His first assignment was to model for a men's silk collection "for Nordic gentlemen."

Matbar offers fresh, timeless design and light Italian inspired dishes.

Yet another new restaurant for Hverfisgata, the new hip street of Reykjavik

28 Jan Matbar is a new restaurant which opened last night in Hverfisgata in the centre of Reykjavik. Hverfisgata has enjoyed a new lease of life in this last year.

Photographer Saga Sigurðardóttir always looks impeccable whatever the weather. Here she wears a wool and Mongolian lambskin coat by Icelandic designer Hildur Yeoman.

Staying warm and chic during January, Reykjavik style

17 Jan Winter is at its most bleak in January and February in Iceland. If you're in the capital city here are a few pointers on how Reykjavik cool cats dress for style AND warmth.

A Cintamani "Iceland" jacket - warm, gorgeous and it features a map of Iceland! Find Cintamani at Bankastræti 7.

6 Christmas presents you have to buy in Reykjavik

22 Dec A few select pickings by Iceland Monitor if you're shopping in downtown Reykjavik.

Alicia Keys wearing a Saga Kakala scarf.

Alicia Keys wears Icelandic designs

21 Dec Pop superstar Alicia Keys has been spotted wearing numerous headscarves from Icelandic label Saga Kakala.

New Icelandic magazine celebrating different aspects of beauty

16 Dec Blæti is a stunning new hardcover magazine featuring over 400 pages of interviews, photography, art and fashion. Fashion photographer Saga Sigurðardóttir is one of the editors of the magazine and is responsible also for most of the beautiful photographs.

Sigrún Lilja is working through a nervous breakdown by posing in the nude.

Icelandic fashion designer replicates famous Kim Kardashian pose

15 Dec Sigrun Lilja Guðjónsdóttir, the woman behind the Gyðja fashion label has just broken the Icelandic internet with a nude photo shoot for gossip magazine Séð og Heyrt.

Alexander Kirchner's favourite phrase is "Long hair, don't care."

Influenced by the darker parts of life

15 Dec Alexander Kirchner is an Icelandic fashion designer, stylist and producer who has been passionate about clothes since he started making them at sixteen. Kirchner has collaborated with designers, musicians and artists to make unique pieces and is now premiering his first collection for his own brand, Alexander Kirchner.

A woolen sweater inspired by Icelandic tradition from Farmers Market.

Iceland's hues reflected in urban country chic

27 Nov Greys, barley, stone, ocean blues, black and white, all of them part of the canvas that makes up the Icelandic landscape. All of them featured in a stunning new Autumn/Winter collection from Icelandic label Farmers Market.

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