Tag: Reykjavik

  • REYKJAVIK | About Those Sweaters

    REYKJAVIK | About Those Sweaters

    This sweater is iconic in Iceland. When I visited Iceland, I couldn’t wait to find out the ancient origins of the famous knitted patterns. I imagined that the traditional craft had been handed down from generation to generation, like a family heirloom. I was in for a surprise. Almost immediately, I noticed that the sweater…

  • WEIRD BUT WONDERFUL | Here Comes Santa Claus

    WEIRD BUT WONDERFUL | Here Comes Santa Claus

    Santa is checking the departures board at Reykjavik airport…reindeer caught in holiday traffic?

  • Iceland | Impassable

    Iceland | Impassable

    The sign at the foot of the glacier said, “Impassable,” but that didn’t stop us from heading onto the frozen plateau and into a treacherous adventure…but let’s start at the beginning.  A couple years ago, my son and I went to Iceland for Christmas, and I thought it would be a memorable experience to take…

  • Style Moment | A Chair in Reykjavik

    Style Moment | A Chair in Reykjavik

    “Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.” Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American poet

  • People of the World

    People of the World

    This is Bob Beveridge, in his secondhand violin / collectible shop in Falkland, Scotland. He is playing the prized guitar that was given to him by Roseanne Cash, when she and her famous father traced their roots back to this small village in the Kingdom of Fife. At the risk of missing my bus back…

  • Eye on Design | Reykjavik | Fashion Sense

    Eye on Design | Reykjavik | Fashion Sense

    Elegant.  Timeless.  Classic. These are the three words that come to mind when describing the fashions of Icelandic brand, Ella.  I was drawn into the store in Reykjavik by the refined look, and subtle palette, of the clothing. I was even more intrigued when I met the owner/creative director of Ella, and learned the story…

  • FLEA MARKETS | Reykjavik | Kolaportið

    FLEA MARKETS | Reykjavik | Kolaportið

    I’ve been to some funky flea markets, and this one is no exception. Housed in a large warehouse building on the harbor, the Kolaportið Flea Market offers an eclectic mix of antiques, those famous sweaters, fur, potatoes, and dried fish. Held every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 5:00, you’ll find stacks of old books,…

  • Eye on Design | Reykjavik | Steinunn Sigurðardóttir | A Designer’s Inspiration

    Eye on Design | Reykjavik | Steinunn Sigurðardóttir | A Designer’s Inspiration

    Sophisticated, textural, awe-inspiring.  These are the adjectives that came to mind when I first saw the clothing designed by Steinunn Sigurðardóttir. As I found out more about her, and her inspiration for her designs, I became even more intrigued.

  • Style Moment | Reykjavik Bookstore

    Style Moment | Reykjavik Bookstore

    “It is clear that the books owned the shop rather than the other way about. Everywhere they had run wild and taken possession of their habitat, breeding and multiplying, and clearly lacking any strong hand to keep them down.” Agatha Christie (1890-1976) British crime writer; quote from her 1963 book, The Clocks.

  • Reykjavik | Will the Heart [Park] Beat Go On?

    Reykjavik | Will the Heart [Park] Beat Go On?

    There’s a square in the middle of Reykjavik with a beating heart that’s fighting for its life. The park is called Hjartagarðurinn, literally translated as “Heart Garden,” and fondly known as “Heart Park.” These photographs were taken last summer, when the park was in all its glory.  A community of artists brought people together to…