Unbelievable, these people together. The Guardian says this: "Directed by Floria Sigismondi and shot by Jeff Cronenweth, the video is certainly a striking piece of work – dealing with androgyny and musing on the meaning of fame, and illuminating the meaning of the lyrics" They read my thoughts... If this is not enough, the exhibition David Bowie Is opens tomorrow at the V&A, a retrospective of his extraordinary career in fashion, sound, graphics, theatre, art & film.
Reykjavík Letterpress is a design studio, est. 2010, run by two graphic designers; Hildur Sigurdardottir and Olof Birna Gardarsdottir. As well as offering their service of graphic design, the studio specializes in the letterpress technique which is one of the oldest forms of printing. Today it is used in a modern way. The visible impressions provide a unique, tactile experience which is instantly recognizable.
The studio designs and prints all kinds of wonderful goods like business cards, hangtags, notebooks, greeting cards, invitations to weddings, coasters, napkins etc. They have their own line of products where concept design and fun twists are in the spotlight.
A few pictures from Dearhunter Vintage in Rotterdam
Dearhunter is the moniker for Hanneke van Leeuwens' creative endeavors. She is an accessories designer, illustrator and vintage shopkeeper in Rotterdam.
Dearhunter Vintage is the latest under the label, a unique vintage store with a quirky style. A visit to Dearhunter Vintage is always a welcoming experience. The brightly lit shop is conveniently located around the corner from Witte de Withstraat, just a stone's throw away from the museums overlooking a lovely stretch of water.
Rotterdam-based artists, musicians and designers have all found their way to this shop as well as many passers-by, bands on tour and style-savvy travellers.
“The Stone Age sword is based on a primitive weapon which was the progenitor of stone weapons and tools made during the Stone Age. It is multifaceted and fits nicely in the hand. The “sword” is meant to play the same role as its predecessor, the latter of which we no longer know how to employ, but rather keep on display in a museum where it serves us as decoration and a reminder of past times.”
I think everybody knows how much I love Henrik Vibskov. To see his work as part of an exhibition or as a piece of art is always a surprise. The installation as part of the exhibition Nordic Design Today, which opened on march 12th at the Icelandic Museum of Design definitely did not disappoint. The bonus was to see some pieces that I actually own here as well. The exhibition presents six of the most significant designers of our time in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. All of them have been awarded the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg s Prize the largest design prize of its kind in the world. The designers are: Front, Harri Koskinen, Henrik Vibskov, Sigurd Bronger, Sigurður Gústafsson and Steinunn Sigurdardóttir. The exhibition is brought to Iceland in collaboration with The Iceland Design Center and with support from Eimskip. NORDIC DESIGN TODAY (13.3. -26.5.2013) Museum of Design and Applied Art Garðatorg 1 http://www.honnunarsafn.is/
Walnut Mixstore is located in the centre of Groningen, run by couple Dorien & Ward and sells goods for the home, clothing and more. The roof is shared with vintage store Stardust and Bring Your Own Lunchroom. On saturdays coffee is brewed by the boys of micro coffee roaster. One of the best places in Groningen, for sure.
Finnish Design in Reykjavik carefully selected by the nice finnish ladies Maarit & Satu
Finnish design store Suomi PRKL! Design brings Finnish design gems to Iceland. Suomi PRKL! Design sells products from dozens of different Finnish designers and designer collectives.
In addition to well-known brands, such as Iittala and the Arabia, Suomi PRKL! Design offers a great selection of Finnish design ranging from the world’s most handy can openers to plywood jewelry and Finnish city bikes, Finnish toys, the most comprehensive Moomin product selection in Reykjavík, beautiful home textile designs, hip clothing accessories and jewelry, retro baby clothes and much, much more.
Suomi PRKL! Design store in Reykjavik is full of simple beauty, clever solutions, joyful everyday life and green ideas with a touch of Finnish engineering - the Finnish way of life.
Not your average tourist shop. Geysir in Reykjavik & Akureyri
The Geysir Shop was once a bit of a “tourist-y” store, but has since changed direction and is now much more designer-orientated. They carry a combination of icelandic and foreign brands like; Vík Prjónsdóttir, Farmers Market, Blik, Gudrun & Gudrun, Barbour, Pendelton, Hunter, Royal Republiq and Fjallräven, They also produce their own line of products that consists of knitted socks, gloves and sweaters, pretty notebooks and scented candles.
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