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Okkar Jörð (Our Earth in Icelandic)

When I was a young man, I developed a habit to collect stones from every place I visit to serve as a reminder of my travel and the importance of these places to my personal journey. The stones come from anywhere - for example: the side of a road, a lake, or a garden. The stones don't have to be pretty or valuable in terms of its geological composition; as for me they are very personal reminders of my experiences. I have been fortunate enough to travel regularly for half of my life, and so I have quite the collection by now. For me, these stones have now become like little reference points of where I’ve been. Last year, I was chatting with a client...

Christmas wishes

One of my earliest memories as a kid growing up in the beautiful snowy landscape of my home country of Iceland, is Christmas with my family. For me, it is a time for family traditions, making memories and enjoying awesome food. Whilst the snow fell outside, our family would prepare for the festive season with joy. I remember so distinctly my mum asking me to polish the silver cutlery, that only came out on special occasions, as I sat by our unusually large fireplace. Armed with polishing cream and a blue silver cloth, I dove into my special holiday job with the same fascination year in and year out - making the silver shine again and removing months of tarnish was a magical process! Meanwhile,...