News and Art
Sandra Mjöll Þorbjörnsdóttir
Article translated from Icelandic to English
" I am of course just thrilled about this , it is an incredible honor for me and a great jump start , " says Thelma Björnsdóttir , the recent winner of the French fashion designers competition dedicated to young designers in the country. She won 14 other competitors and has come several steps closer to their dreams .
My dream has always been to design clothes for plus size model and the win brought me to the fashionplatform with my line.
Thelma has studied in Paris from the year 2011 and finished her BA degree in clothes design from international Fashion Akademy two years later.In Subsequently she won a scholarship to study in the school that she finished its recently . " The line was my graduationproject where I created my own label , " explains Thelma and continues : " my line is inspired by the body with respect and with that I want to remove the stamp of something which is either " plus size " or " „ petit“.
Thelma likes this city of high fashion and says flourish well . When asked if she is going to come back and carry the message on to Iceland says she can not next on schedule . " Now I hope the win the competition opens the door to new oportunety and I get to throw my self in full force in the business here , " says Thelma in the end, and clearly she has future in the big fashion world .
„Ég er auðvitað bara í skýjunum með þetta, enda ofboðslegur heiður fyrir mig og frábær stökkpallur,“ segir Thelma Björnsdóttir, nýkrýndur sigurvegari í franskri fatahönnuðakeppni sem tileinkuð er ungum hönnuðum þar í landi. Þar með skaut hún fjórtán öðrum keppendum ref fyrir rass og komin allnokkrum skrefum nær draumnum sínum.
„Draumurinn hefur alltaf verið að fá að hanna föt á yfirstærðarmódel og sigurinn skilar mér á tískupallana með mína línu,“ útskýrir Thelma kát.
Thelma hefur stundað nám í París frá árinu 2011 og lauk hún BA gráðu í fatahönnun frá Internationa Fashion Akademysem tveimur árum síðar.Í kjölfarið hlaut hún styrk til náms frá skólanum og kláraði framhaldsnámið sitt nýverið. „Línan mín var útskriftarverkefnið mitt þar sem ég stofnaði mitt eigið merki,“ útskýrir Thelma og heldur áfram: „Línan mín er innblásin af líkamsvirðingu og mig með henni langar mig að afnema þessa stimpla um eitthvað sem er annaðhvort „plus size“ eða “ „petit“.“
Thelma kann býsna vel við sig í þessari hátískuborg og segist þrífast þar vel. Aðspurð um hvort hún ætli sér að koma heim og bera út boðskapinn á Íslandi segir hún það ekki næst á dagskránni. „Nú vona ég að sigurinn í keppninni opni fyrir mér dyr og að ég fái að demba mér af fullum þunga inn í bransann hér úti,“ segir Thelma í lokin og á greinilega framtíðina fyrir sér í hinum stóra tískuheimi.
I picked this article because always when i see a news about an Icelandic doing well oversees I get happy. Iceland is a small country and when you are known for what you do it isn’t that a big deal but when someone is doing well oversees everyone in Iceland are so proud.
Article from English to Icelandic
Verðlaunin sem viðurkennir mest spilaði lagið á síðasta ári , er það á milli Stay With Me frá Sam Smith, Budapest frá Ezra og Rather Be frá Clean Bandit . Hin árlega verðlaun, nú í 60. ári sínu , fagna lagasmíðum og eru atkvæðin frá rithöfundum .
Verlaunin verða gefin við hátíðlega athöfn í London þann 21. maí.
Í janúar var ö lagasmiður Tom Petty gefin höfundarétt á Stay with me , vegna þess að lagið sem hann gerði og lagið hans Sam Smith eru svo svipuð 1989 lagi hans I Won´t back down.
Það var sammála Petty og samstarfsmaður hans Jeff Lynne yrði lagðir sem samhliða rithöfundum brautinni .
En , samkvæmt reglum , sem settar eru með BASCA ( breska samfélagið af Lagasmiðum , tónskáldum og höfundum) , Lynne og Petty væri ekki hæfir til að deila Ivor Novello verðlaun , því þeir fengu minna en 15 % af höfundarétt.
Rather Be , ft. Jess Glynne og skrifað af James Napier og Jack Patterson , er einnig undir besta nútíma lag , ásamt Alt -J er every other Freckle og two weeks, flutt af FKA twigs .
Hozier er Take me to Church er tilnefndur fyrir besta sönginn músíkalskt og texta , sem er above the clouds of Pompeii , með Bear´Den. með I Ben Howard i forget where we were
Í besta albúm flokki , Bombay Bicycle Club eru tilnefnd til svo lengi, Sjáumst á morgun , en fær samkeppni frá rándýrum fyrir nútíð og samnefndum Frumraun plata frá Brighton í tveimur hlutum Royal Blood.
The award, which recognises the most-played song of last year, sees Smith's Stay With Me challenge Ezra's Budapest and Rather Be from Clean Bandit.The annual awards, now in their 60th year, celebrate songwriting and composing and are voted for by writers.They will be presented at a ceremony in London on 21 May.In January, songwriter Tom Petty was given a writing credit on Stay With Me, because of the similarities to his 1989 track I Won't Back Down.It was "amicably" agreed Petty and his collaborator Jeff Lynne would be credited as co-writers of the track.But, under the rules, set by BASCA (the British Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors), Lynne and Petty would not be eligible to share an Ivor Novello award, as they received less than 15% of the writing credit.
Rather Be, featuring Jess Glynne, and written by James Napier and Jack Patterson, is also up for best contemporary song, alongside alt-J's Every Other Freckle and Two Weeks, performed by FKA Twigs.
Hozier's Take Me to Church is nominated for best song musically and lyrically, as is Above The Clouds of Pompeii, by Bear's Den. The shortlist is rounded off by Ben Howard's I Forget Where We Were
In the best album category, Bombay Bicycle Club are nominated for So Long, See You Tomorrow, but face competition from Wild Beasts for Present Tense, and the eponymous debut album from Brighton two-piece Royal Blood.
I picked this article because i thougt it was fun.
An interview with Sunna
I interviewed Sunna Björt, she is on listabraut in Fsu.
Q: Why are you on listabraut?
S: Because I have always liked drawing
Q: what is your favorite class?
S: Either Listir og menning or Textill, because I could always sleep and árni Blandon is funny.
Q: Are you going to study arts when you graduate?
S: I don´t know
Q: what do you want to be when you grow up?
I have know idea, but i´d like to maybe do something art and literature
Q: who inspired you to draw when you were younger?
S: my uncle, he´s pretty good and I wanted to be able to draw like him
Q: do you have any criminal record?
S: Not that I know of
Ted talk: Brian Dettmer: Old books reborn as art
This ted talk shows how you can take an old book and make it something completely different. Brian Dettmer makes these amazing sculptures out of books. He makes them by sealing the edges of the book with a thick varnish so it becomes a solid material but the pages inside the book is still loose, and then he is carving into the book without moving or adding anything. It is amazing how he does this and so different from what we usually see.
I picked this ted talk because it is something new, that hasn’t been done very often. I thought it was so cool how he takes one kind of art form and does completely different kind of an art form.
Ted Talk: Haas&Hahn: How painting can transform communities
In this Ted talk Haas and Hahn talk about how there idea came to paint a hill of houses in Rio and the journey how they did it. They started when they were shooting a documentary in the neighborhood and they got this idea when they looked over the hill. They started with 3 houses and then did a road. Then they were asked to do it in Philly in USA. They started a crowdfund and are now doing they whole hill in Rio.
The reason why I picked this Ted talk is because I think it´s amazing to think this big of an idea and going through with it like they are doing.
Ted Talk: Béatrice Coron: Stories cut from paper
This Ted talk there was an artist that does paper cutting. Her name is Béatrice Coron and she shows what she has been working on and her art work is so beautiful, many of her art works have a story. She has also made art works in glass and on stainless steel.
I picked this ted talk because the art work is so beautiful and different.