Iceland’s HiddenWorld Textiles

Architecture-inspired prints from graphic designer María Rut Dýrfjörð

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 famous for Reykjavik’s Hallgrímskirkja church, Samúelsson’s tendency towards linear forms and symmetry, along with a generous use of concrete, make each of …

Scintilla Organic Candles

All-natural candles inspired by the natural landscape of Iceland's wild Westfjords

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 organic towels. This past week the line extend to candles. With three scents inspired by the rugged landscape of Árnadóttir’s native country, the modest range is made exclusively from essential …

Børk Blankets

Iceland's multidisciplinary creative studio introduces four graphic quilts to be made by 66°NORTH

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 Børk decided to create their own brief: experiment in product design while keeping illustration and graphic design at the core. The result is a collection of blankets, digitally …