There’s a saying in Iceland: If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes. And looking out across the vast treeless countryside of South Iceland from Hotel Rangá, you can watch the weather roll in and, just as quickly, roll out. There’s a sense of wild indomitability, pervasive in a place so dependent upon the whims and rhythms of the environment, especially one where they’re as dramatic as in Iceland.
Interior designer Sheila Bridges’s Reykjavik apartment amplifies her creative strengths of wit, eclecticism, and synthesis.
In the ’60s, a geothermal plant harnessed energy from the earth, and was intended to return the blue water found when drilling back into the earth through the porous lava rock, but the silica hardened and closed up the holes, forming an electric-blue hot spring with the power to heal psoriasis.
The brutal winters did little to chill Icelanders’ spirits, instead it sparked a dark and strange literary imagination that has endured for more than 1000 years. The Yule Lads began as thirteen evil ogre brothers which parents used to scare children into behaving around Christmastime.
The beauty of Iceland, with its volcanoes and glaciers, made for a fitting backdrop for the release of the new Dom Pérignon vintage, P2.