Lighting by Katrín Sigurðardóttir

Lighting by Katrín Sigurðardóttir

Born in Reykjavik and now living in NYC, Katrín Sigurðardóttir is a sculptor and installation artist who has teamed up with Artware Editions for the release of these limited-edition lamps. The shades depict scenes of Ísafjörður, a remote village in Northwestern Iceland.
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Paintings by Þórarinn B. Þorláksson

Sunset by Tjörnin by Þórarinn B. Þorláksson

Sunset by Tjörnin by Þórarinn B. Þorláksson

As part of my ongoing fascination with Iceland, I’ve been looking at the work of some of its artists and designers. Long before Wallpaper* magazine became obsessed Reykavik’s nightlife, this isolated country was quietly nurturing its stable of artists, and Þórarinn B. Þorláksson was one of the first to receive Iceland’s official accolades and support.
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Nonsense to Greensense: a four-venue art and music extravaganza dedicated to the environment happens tonight in downtown and Over-the-Rhine. Yes, yes, y’all, I’m in in the exhibit at Nicholas Gallery; stop by and say hello!

Topping Out, Parts One, Two, and Three: an extensive tour of Cincinnati’s Union Terminal by Cincinnati Revisited. Wow!

Lilly, the Map Master: [or mistress?] is a two-year old who knows more geography than I do. Oh, yeah? At least I know how to read a map…

Regional Roundup: Iceland: a guest blog on Design*Sponge fuels my ongoing fascination with Iceland and the design scene in and around Reykavik.

Ludacris’ Rap Map of US Area Codes: Ludacris has an extensive network of women friends; geography student Stephanie Gray has provided an insightful visual analysis of their respective locations.

Solar House: Just for View reviews the University of Cincinnati’s entry into the Solar Decathlon.

Natalie Port-a-potty: actress Natalie Portman ably serves as an amenity in a NYC dog park.