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list 5: nordic obsessions

February 21, 2010

So…guess who just booked plane tickets to meet Joe this April? Montreal to Iceland to New York City, baby! From barren land to urban jungle. I can hardly contain my excitement.  Seriously, I’ve been bouncing off the walls for hours.  So naturally, I have only one thing on my mind today.  Well… maybe two.  Ahem.

This week’s list is devoted to the Nordic countries and my current obsession with them.

  • I love pretty much everything over at Life is Carbon.  An entire website dedicated to Scandinavian Aesthetics. They haven’t updated in a while but there are plenty of archives to peruse.
  • This video by Sigur Ros (still, after all these years).
  • The music that comes out of Scandinavia is amazing. In fact, I’ve made a wee mix for you over here.
  • Icebergs. And geysers. And hot springs. Oh my!
  • Lolita. Her about page says it best: “Lolita is a visual inspiration-bank, full of fantasies, dreams”.

If anyone has been to Iceland, I’d love to hear your stories, thoughts, suggestions, highlights, etc…

In the meantime… holy shit! I’m going to Iceland, people!  Somebody pinch me!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 22, 2010 9:38 am

    How exciting! I haven’t been to Iceland, but I do have two favorite movies that were set (at least in part) there: Girl in the Cafe and Cold Fever. Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  2. February 22, 2010 11:22 am

    OMG I can’t wait to live this trip vicariously through you. (I know that sounds a bit creepy, but you know what I mean right?)

    YAY for you!!!

  3. February 22, 2010 6:28 pm

    shit lady, that’s so freakin’ awesome. i am jumping out of my skin excited for you! iceland is the 2nd favourite country of mine in the WHOLE WORLD (that i have visitied anyway) – 2nd only to my homeland NZ. i just know you are going to have the *best* time.

    email me if you want any details about our trip to iceland, i would be happy to share more of what we got up to with you.

    we are planning to go back there we both loved it so much.

  4. February 24, 2010 5:17 pm

    I’m so! excited for you. I’m visiting New York for the first time this August.

  5. February 25, 2010 12:45 pm

    iceland … swoon! everyone that i know that has done the trip has fallen head over heart in love … so excited for you!!!! xoxox

  6. February 25, 2010 7:44 pm

    I just perused your list and can see why you’re over the moon about your upcoming vaycay. Nordic Light, Lolita, fashion designer, Amanda Pehrsson, postcards from Iceland… loved those especially – but they are all pretty cool. I really look forward to getting your perspective on Iceland and NYC. Yay for you! So many reasons to be doing cartwheels.

  7. Joe Stewart permalink
    February 26, 2010 3:42 pm

    Hey. I’m going to Iceland too. Perhaps I’ll see ya there.


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