· By Herb Lester

Spark Design Space, Reykjavik

Extracted from Around Reykjavik. Buy yours here.

A white double-fronted shop, looking sedate alongside its neighbour Kiki, a gay bar housed in rainbow-hued corrugated iron. Perched somewhere between shop and gallery, the space is used for exhibitions, with unsold items slipping into the inventory along with the regular stock. There are prints and posters, blankets and cushions, even clothing and perfume, all mostly of Icelandic origin, and a long way from the novelty puffins sold in many local shops.

Spark Design Space Klapparstígur 33
Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm; Sat: 12noon-4pm