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This Icelandic designer is making vodka out of food waste
Björn Steinar believes it’s no use being a designer who identifies problems in theory without providing real solutions.
If the Moon made music, how would it sound?
University of Iceland graduate Halldór Eldjárn uses images and algorithms to create otherworldly tracks at a click of a button.
Brynjar Sigurðarson on the relationship between objects and stories
The Design Indaba #GlobalGrad alumnus has been awarded with the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize 2018.
Three unique factors that are important to building a modern city
Here are three key takeaways from some of our Design Commons speakers.
Self-taught Icelandic painter on expressing a new alphabet using colours
Katrin Fridriks’ work will be featured as part of Pascal Janssen's gallery offering at the Cape Town Art Fair this month.
How discarded bananas led these two designers into looking at consumerism and food waste
By tracking how bananas make it to Iceland, where there are no plantations, these designers shine a spotlight on waste and consumerism.
The latest video from Björk is a virtual reality extravaganza
The artist is leading the charge in terms of merging music and VR.
Design Indaba 2017 features a royal flush of Scandinavian speakers
Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland are all accounted for at this year’s Design Indaba Conference.
A new channel for the vicarious traveller
How Far From Home, speakers from our 2016 Conference, have just launched a video blog for those of us that are seeing the world vicariously through their eyes.
Algae-based water bottle decomposes when empty
Product design student comes up with a 100 per cent natural alternative to the plastic water bottle.
A personal, portable wind turbine
The Trinity turbine by Janulus is a lightweight, portable wind turbine means you can generate electricity wherever you go.
“Black Lake” by Björk is as harrowing as it sounds
Björk’s latest video release, set in Icelandic caves, is a mix of tech and tears.
“Ambition” by Tomek Bagiński
This short film by the Oscar-nominated director celebrates the Rosetta mission and the enduring ambition it took to land a vessel on a comet for the first time.
Fishing for furniture
Brynjar Sigurðarson uses an Icelandic fishing technique as the inspiration for his "The Silent Village Collection" of furniture.
Hjalti Karlsson won the 2013 Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize. Here's a look at a selection of work the jury considered in awarding him this prestigious prize.
Icelandic product designer Brynjar Sigurðarson is a 2011 ECAL graduate, and part of the Pecha Kucha team at Design Indaba Conference 2012.
Hafsteinn Júlíusson’s Growing Jewellery is a clash of jewellery and gardening, couture and organism.
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