Sunday, December 21, 2008

Iceland will save your soul

Does anyone else want to live in the J.Crew Holiday Catalogue?

It was shot in Iceland--more specifically, in Kirkjubaejarklauster--where every roof is red and Mommy and Daddy go a-boating to the nearby glacier in order to procure a Christmas tree. Or that's what it looks like at

Exhausted blonde Icelandic children of murderous appearence lean against their "mothers", their heads topped with red paper crowns bordered with glitter. And even though they aren't pictured, the beaches of Iceland float above my mind. They are black sand beaches. Products of Volcanic ash. I guess I'd scowl just as much if my country were bankrupt. Oh, wait...

1 comment:

Madeline said...

Kirkjubaejarklauster is a real place, isn't it? At first, I was like, wait, she made that up. And then I was like OH WAIT NO IT'S ICELAND. Which also has places named ...

Snæfellsnes-og Hnappadalssýsla

and my personal favorite,

Grímsnes- og Grafningshreppur