Monthly Archives: November 2016


The off venue circuit@Airwaves 2016

The off venue circuit@Airwaves 2016

Follow my blog with Bloglovin By: Richard Jenns Games Producer I’ve been to Airwaves on-venue twice before, both amazing experiences for countless reasons. Nothing was going to live up to those trips; I knew this coming out for my third visit to this remarkable festival, however this time I decided to change tact. It had been four years since my last Airwaves, I’ve grown older, mellowed somewhat. The days of partying until the morning and finding the energy to do it all over again for 4 days solid seemed a distant memory. This time I wanted to take a more relaxed approach to the festival, so I decided to ditch the wristband and stick to the off-venue schedule. The off-venue shows are often set in unconventional locations that give the whole thing a more intimate feel to it, where every bar, coffee house, museum, shop and even a hotel lobby in Reykjavik is transformed into a music venue over the course of the festival. People pile into cramped, poky spaces, standing literally inches away from the artists. Those unable to get inside stand outdoors, listening to the music through open doors or peering through windows to get a better look at the action. The bands normally play shorter sets, almost giving you a sneak preview into what they can do. The bands hope that these ‘unofficial’ shows will lead to good word-of-mouth and draw out larger crowds to maybe go check them out at an on venue show they’re performing (most artists perform at least a couple of shows over the festival, sometimes more). In fact, you can arguably enjoy what the music Airwaves has to offer 24/7 without having to buy a ticket. Nursing an appalling hangover (a combination of duty free booze and strong craft beer at Ölstofan…


Dubai Design Week

Dubai Design Week

Earlier this month I flew back from doing fantastic design show in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It all started a few months back when my colleague from North Limited got a phone call from the Icelandic Design Center telling us that we were lucky enough to be invited to Dubai along with three other design studios from Iceland. We would all be showing together in Dubai along with the Icelandic design week ‘Design March’. I had heard that Dubai was a city constantly under development – new houses and hotels being built every day, well I didn’t have to put that theory to the test as our hotel was only two months old yet it was completely booked and looked fantastic. In fact, you would never have thought that it had not been anything but a designer hotel connected with the Design Week in Dubai.   Dubai started Dubai Design week three years ago, they wanted a design show to celebrate the cultural melting pot that is happening in Dubai. To add diversity to the show, Dubai has been inviting design weeks around the world to come and exhibit three brands at a time during the Dubai Design Week. There is a distinct energy in the air in Dubai, an energy to get things done and being able to always do better and greater. The show was just like the city, a melting pot of people from all over the world with great energy, inviting the guests of the exhibition to come, see and buy new beautiful items for their home. The odd uncle at the family table. During the show, we got all sorts of questions and requests, but never as much as during opening day. We had clearly lacked in our preparation and hadn’t really expected…


Current Cravings

Current Cravings

I have really been into wearing hats in the past few years. Everything from Fedora hats to Caps over to casual Beanies. Now, however, I am pretty keen to jump on the fur trend that is on the rise. The weather in Iceland is getting cooler and with fur hats like these, I know I wont feel the cold at all.   Check out FELDUR and Eggert Feldskeri they have a wide selection of all things fur.  


Our Tips for Airwaves 2016

Our Tips for Airwaves 2016

I can´t believe its that time again.  Every year, around this time I get butterflies with excitement. I have friends coming from all over the world, most of whom I have got to know during the festival throughout the years. Reykjavik city fills up with people from all over the world, here to experience the city when the music takes over. Key Tips  Plan it I usually do Off – Venue, if that is the case for you then I like to decide on a place / HQ to hang out for the most of Airwaves. That way you can get there early and find a good spot. Last year me and my friends kept to Kex Hostel and had a blast. This however is not the way to go if you have a ticket to the festival. It is crucial to plan ahead as things move fast during airwaves and make sure to be realistic about queuing. Even if you find that your two favorite bands are playing at venues next to each other at similar time you need to pick ONE otherwise you will miss out on both bands – there are going to be queues everywhere, especially for the more popular bands. App it up Make sure to download the app you guys. It gives you an easy overview of what to do, the street address and more. Wall Poetry Last year Urban Nation and Iceland Airwaves did a beautiful collaboration where walls all around Reykjavik were decorated with amazing artwork. This year they have done it again and now you can feast your eyes on creative wall art all around the city and gives a little Berlin spice to the walls around Reykjavík. My favorite artwork are at Ægisgata and Mýragata, you can look up all…