Word of Mouth: Reykjavik

Fresh cuisine, Nordic design and proper men's threads in Iceland's capital city

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 DesignMarch we made it a mission to really explore the little city we’ve come to know and love. Brimming with artistic …

70% Table by Anna Þórunn

Nesting tables inspired by Iceland's collective sweet tooth

Whether it’s a cookie factory turned into a hostel or, in this case, furniture inspired by candy, Icelandic design is often conscious of the country’s collective sweet tooth. Driven by childhood memories of Reykjavik’s old chocolate factory—and the rich smells that would blanket the city on a clear summer day—Icelandic product designer Anne Þórunn created the 70% table in the image of her favorite dark …

Kaffismidja Islands Coffee

A superior cup of coffee from Reykjavik's creative community's shop of choice

At home or in the office our day begins with the all-important cup of coffee, so even when we’re on the road we’re not willing to compromise. While in Reykjavik for DesignMarch we were tipped off to Kaffismidja Íslands, the local’s coffee shop of choice. As one of the first dedicated coffee shops and roasteries in Iceland, Kaffimidja helped pave the way without straying from …