Icelandic Knitting / Islandiški megztiniai

It is believed that Icelandic sweater or lopapeysa how it is called here is something special and really Icelandic. Lopapeysa must be knitted out of Icelandic wool and another trait is specific around-the-shoulders pattern. As I remember these decorative circles surrounding the neck opening were in fashion in 50’s and 60’s: my source is my … Continue reading

Icelandic Design: Growing Jewelry By Hafsteinn Juliusson / Islandų dizainas: augantys Hafsteinn Juliusson papuošalai

About HAF by Hafsteinn Juliusson today. This is one more Icelandic design brand I admire. It is a company based in Reykjavik manufacturing and distributing alternative lifestyle design products. It was founded by industrial/interior designer Hafsteinn Juliusson in the year 2011. Their growing jewelry must be well sold in Japan: it looks like it fits … Continue reading

Icelandic Design: Volki Art And Design Studio / Islandų dizainas: meno ir dizaino studija Volki

  Those gorgeous stools were the first creations from Volki that I have seen somewhere in Icelandic magazine. I was amazed by simplicity and coziness of these pieces of furniture. Later I discovered that this duo of textile designers is producing many more adorable stuff.  Olga Hrafnsdóttir and Elísabet Jónsdóttir often agree with that the … Continue reading

Tíra Reflective Accessories

Every year there is a Crafts and Design Fair held in Town hall Reykjavik.  It is already fourth time this year that I was going there to look and find all the new products, trends and brands that appear in the field of applied arts in Iceland. Everything is interesting but I always try to … Continue reading

Easy Yummy Yummy Sponge Cake / Lengvai iškepamas biskvitinis pyragas

This is the recipe of Yummy Creamy Sponge Cake With Berries Sponge: 4 egg 150 g castor sugar 100 g wheat flour 50 gr potato  starch 1 1/2 baking powder Whip sugar and eggs well, sift in wheat flour, starch and baking powder and mix well. Take a 25 cm diameter (~10″) spring-form pan, grease … Continue reading

What A Mess . . . / Kokia betvarkė . . .

What a mess! On my table, in my head, in my activity planning, in my blog and in my schedule! The to-do list does not get shorter just longer . . . It seems that my project “I pretend I am . . .” is finished before it started. It is not that there is … Continue reading

In The Ship / Laive

Last weekend in October there was a new coastguard vessel Þór delivered to Iceland. It designed by Rolls Royce and built in Chile. Late Sunday afternoon together with many curious Icelanders and tourists we went there. Paskutinį spalio savaitgalį į Islandiją buvo atplukdytas naujas pakrančių apsaugos laivas Þór. Jis suprojektuotas Rolls Royce ir pastatytas Čilės … Continue reading

I Pretend I Am A . . . Photographer? / Apsimesiu, kad esu fotografė?

Dear diary, with a blush on my face I must admit that I am failing with my projects. I try one more week. I pretend I am a photographer now. Here I would like to present two of my series of photographs: Brangusis dienorašti, nukaitusiu veidu turiu prisipažinti, kad nesiseka įgyvendinti projektus. Pabandysiu apsimesti dar … Continue reading