As of four years ago, I’ve wanted to visit Iceland. Friends have told me of the stunning natural beauty and strangely impressive landscapes. I still want to visit. But while I wait till the right time comes along, I’ll enjoy Kilian Schoenberger’s beautiful images of the vast, lonely landscape.
Tucked inside the city of Reykjavík is a sleek, modern-looking little museum that just so happens to display nearly 300 phallus specimens from water and land mammals, including (supposedly) those from Iceland’s “Huldufólk,” i.e., elf-like “hidden people.” The Icelandic Phallological Museum features clean lines and a tidy installation that make it look like it could [...]
Mugison is the stage name of Örn Elías Guðmundsson, an Icelandic musician and producer. This gorgeous video of The Great Unrest is from my favorite of his albums, Mugiboogie. I was initially so taken with this song and its album that I briefly changed the name of my band to The Great Unrest.
Choi and Shine have designed a series of giant electric pylons for the Icelandic Pylon Competition. They are described as being powerful, solemn and variable and that seeing the pylon-figures will become an unforgettable experience, elevating the towers to something more than merely a functional design of necessity. It certainly would get my vote.
The mark of a great photographer is the ability to imagine a scene from a different perspective. Anyone can hold an expensive camera and take the expected, cliche photos, but a creative mind thinks outside the box in order to get interesting shots. In the case of photographer Andre Ermolaev, he is able to abstract [...]
If Eskimos have 49 words for snow, does it mean that many types of snow exist in the world? And how about ice? Icelandic photographer Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson is no stranger to ice, and from the shots of aging ice (‘It starts as a snow fall a few centuries ago high in the mountains above… At last it ends up at the end of the glacier, maybe as a small iceberg before finally turning into water again’) in Skaftafell to red hot ice (‘ice bergs stranded on the black lava sand beach’) in the Jökulsárlón glacier lake he’s captured, there really is a lot of ice.
Kristjana is an Icelandic designer who produces vivid giclee prints, wallpapers and silk scarves using Victorian engravings and manipulating them using photoshop. She blends this elegance of the old illustrations with bold colours and new ethereal layouts. The engravings take on a new life wrapped around animals or woven into ancient maps.
Russian photographer Andre Ermolaev has managed to capture some absolutely astonishing images of Iceland’s volcanoes with a bird’s eye perspective. Each shot is completely unique and looks like everything from magnified body parts to dragon scales. We suggest having a little game of ‘Dude that looks like …’ It’s even funner then playing with the clouds.
Ever wanted to REALLY get away from civilization? Well, apparently you’re not the only one. This house is on a tiny cluster of islands south-west of Iceland, and it’s just the place to go when you want to get away from it all. Mowing that lawn might prove a bit difficult, but hey, at least you’ll survive the zombie apocalypse.
One of the most bizarre landscapes our planet has to offer can be found in Iceland. It feels like travelling in time and flying to the moon at the same time. Beautiful waterfalls, active volcanoes, geysers and the amazing northern lights. The boutique production house Upthink has created a time-lapse video of this breathtaking landscape [...]
This art from Icelandic artist Siggi Eggersson will blow your mind. At least it did mine when I first saw the amazing images and patterns from this great artist. Everything seems to exist on its own accord, yet you take a longer look and realize there is even still more to see. Each scene surprises and enlightens me, giving me hope that there is still so much art left undiscovered.
Hailing from Iceland, this six-piece band, whose fantasy world is brought to life in their music, have been compared to the likes of Arcade Fire, Laura Marling, and elements of Bat for Lashes, and a sweeter dash of The Vaselines. They meld traditional sea-shanty folk, using male and female vocals, and beautiful harmonies, with tales [...]
Sure Iceland has awesome bands and awful banks. But, heck, it’s way more than that. It’s kinda beautiful. And green. And lush. As this breathtaking video shot on Canon 550D by Klara Harden attests.
If you’re sporting some decent chops, and you have some time (and money) to spare, you can join the Beard Team USA Trip to Iceland and Norway for the 2011 World Beard and Moustache Championships between May 8 to May 19. Yes, salute the hirsute!
The Land of Giants is a vision from Choi+Shine Architects to transform mundane electrical pylons into statues on the Icelandic landscape. These amazing designs could be created by making only small alterations to existing pylon design.