SPRING HAS ARRIVED! Wait, does this mean that winter is now officially over? *sad smiley face* Just when I discovered the inspiring world of the Icelandic makers.. Let’s close the curtains (to block all that brilliant sunlight) and dive into this top 5, shall we?
Isn’t winter the best time to frolic in the snow?
Though we might not all have a beard, we all know a freezing chin isn’t pleasant. Wearing this beardcap will also incorporate some goofiness into the (let’s be honest here) drab short days during the winter. The aim of Vík Prjónsdóttir has been to use creative design to bring the dying Icelandic wool industry into a new phase, with designs that all have ‘a form of magic’ incorporated.
Isn’t winter the best time to get your knit on?
You can now knit your own traditional Hyrna shawl using the instructions and icelandic wool provided in this DIY kit. The wool is hand dyed and there are different colour combinations available.
Isn’t winter the best time to cuddle up and contemplate what to do when spring brings new energy?
This beautiful notebook, made in Reykjavik, is the perfect companion for wondering thoughts that need to be jotted down. An image of Iceland’s infamous volcano is gracing the cover. It’s a cartographers’ dream to design this notebook (such an interesting process) and after the initial volcano notebook, with help from Kickstarter funders, there’s now a whole island line.
Isn’t winter the best time to decorate your house?
As you spend so much time indoors, you might as well make it all pretty and cozy. In interior decorating 101 the role of textiles is never downplayed. Especially throw pillows can be fun, especially when shaped like an Icelandic volcano. All pillows are made from excess-stock, too.
Isn’t winter the best time to live in a large knitted jumper?
If you want nothing but the best straight from Iceland, this hand-knitted wool jumper, or the ‘Icelandic Lopapeysa’, can be yours! It’s water-repellent, breathable and looks incredibly cuddly.
Isn’t winter just the best!? Luckily it will be here again in no time, or hop on over to Reykjavik where it’s still more or less winter..