Judging by recent news and events (not to mention music from the likes of Sigur Rós, Bang Gang and Björk filtering into eardrums worldwide), it seems that I'm far from the only one entranced with Iceland this year. Here is a roundup of recent happenings...
>> Made in Iceland, a fashion/music show featuring young Icelandic talent just wrapped up in Reykjavik (below is Svala of Steedlord in a design by Aftur).
(The electro queen is also featured with Steedlord in May's Bon mag)
>> Iceland Cometh, an exhibit featuring fashion and interior art, just wrapped up New York Design Week. I particularly like the somber, Boudicca-like silk ensembles and Lilja Gunnlaugspottir's reflective/shadow butterflies. More here.
>> A selection of shops in downtown Reykjavik are featured in the latest NY Times Travel Magazine, and another excellent writeup can be found at Refinery 29.
>> Björk's costumes decorate a record shop in Reykjavik...
I hope a major museum puts on an exhibit of Björk's costumes one day- they definitely rival Kylie Minogue's.
>> As usual, after style and music, street art is what gets me really excited about visiting new places (Barcelona and Sao Paulo are topping my list for this reason). From the look of it, Reykjavik's spray paint guerillas have turned a few alleys into extraordinary sidewalk galleries.
Back to watching Hafið (The Sea) on my laptop... see you soon.
pics: azim haidaryan, björk costumes, reyk graffiti