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Herbs design
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This is a project made in the Icelandic Academy of the Arts, during my 3 year B.A. product design degree.
In a collaboration with Dröfn Sæmundsdóttir and Gísli Hilmarsson we tried to invent a new way to utilize the forest of Kaldbakur in Ytri-Rangárvallarsýsla, Iceland. We decided to use herbs from the forest and designed two ways to use them in an interesting way.

“Into water” are teabags that have the shape of a tree and arrive in packaging that is possible to transform so it is easy to serve the tea as it stands nicely on your table. From the packaging you’re supposed to get the feeling that the packaging is the soil that you take the teabag in the shape of a tree tree, by the roots, and put it in your cup, as the roots return the power of the herbs, the soil, into the water.

“Under the lip” is supposed to meet the bad habit to put tobacco under the lip (snus), but the difference is that you put healing herbs under your lip instead of the unhealthy tobacco. The healing power of the herbs is suppost to flow straight into your bloodstream through the mucosa under the upper lip.

We then designed three sorts of "Into water" and "Under the lip". Their names are: Bætir (improver), Vætir (wetener) and Gætir (guardian), representing the effects each sort has on the body.