Posts Tagged ‘Iceland’

Jón Gnarr, Mayor of Reykjavik, on his dream for Iceland

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Photo of Reykjavik by Gunnar Steinn /
Made by Iceland

Jón Gnarr, mayor of Reykjavik and member of The Sugarcubes, shared Made by Iceland‘s photo on Facebook and wrote this:

My dream

(It’s pretty naive but I just have to get it off my chest)

I think Iceland offers a unique opportunity for the world.

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A house with a grass roof

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Above: Farm house in Keldur, Iceland. These are “earth sheltered” houses, an ancient form of passive solar, sustainable architecture. It’s the practice of “packing earth against building walls for external thermal mass, to reduce heat loss and maintain steady indoor temperature.”

From Wikipedia: “A sod roof or turf roof is a traditional Scandinavian type of green roof covered with sod on top of several layers of birch bark on gently sloping wooden roof boards.

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People go on weekends and they drive into the unknown

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012


“You have a pretty, nice dress. Is this the correct order you wear it?”
“I hope not.”

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Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Iceland’s On-going Revolution

by Deena Stryker, Monday, August 01, 2011
Reprinted from Daily Kos (without permission, apologies)

Rekjavik by pocius

An Italian radio program’s story about Iceland’s on-going revolution is a stunning example of how little our media tells us about the rest of the world.

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Olafur Eliasson

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Shown above is an art installation titled The Weather Project by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, installed in the Turbine Hall in the Tate Modern in London in 2003. A representation of the sun and the sky, the installation involved a semi-circular disc made up of hundreds of mono-frequency lamps emitting yellow light, a mist of sugar water created with dehumidifiers, and a huge mirror which covered the ceiling and reflected visitors back on themselves.

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