21 August 2007

Islandic Blanket

How cool is this blanket! - The Regional Blanket, is inspired by the largest glaciers in Iceland. Under the icemass sleeps one of the most active volcanos of the island, Katla, who wakes up once in a century.
I just had to pair it with one of my photos from Iceland, because I recognized the landscape immediately - and I have some lovely Icelandic readers here.
The blanket is one of the results of a Islandic collaboration between the Vík Prjónsdóttir and a knitwear producer. The project was meant to revaluate the image of the Icelandic wool industry through unconventional product development. The new designs - woolen blankets and caps - make subtle reference to local myths, customs, and needs. Seen here.

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