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Florence Design Week 2015

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Florence Design Week

We at Shanko Rugs are over the moon to be part of Florence Design Week 2015.  The rugs will be displayed at the beautiful Grand Hotel Minerva, Florence.  Who does not whant to be in Italy in late May early June I ask you and what a treat.  Florence is always one of the great cities of the world to visit.

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Looking forward to see you at the Florence Design Week.

Volcano activity and inspiration

Volcano Activity  Close up of “Holuhraun Lava Day 1″

The volcano activity started on August 16th last and has been steadily going strong since.  Luckily it is taking place in a very remote part of Iceland, Holuhraun north of Dyngjujokull Glacier and Bardabunga both in the north part of Vatnajokull glacier.  No one know at this time what is going on in Bardarbunga volcano but there have been huge number of earthquakes 3 to 5.7.  There are speculations that this might be a rumble and will stop or the volcano main caldera wil erupt and that will create a major natural disaster or eruption will happen elsewhere with slightly less disaster.  The main concern at the moment is the blue haze of sulfur dioxide SO2 that, due to the wind, is over the wast coast of Iceland making people stay indoors as the gas is dangerous to their health.  This gas comes out with the lava at Holuhraun eruption.  We are all waiting for whatever will happen and hopefully this is it.

On lighter note the new lava and the eruption has been quite an inspiration for me and is one of the two rugs created out of this so far named ” Dike intrusion 2.2km” and “Holuhraun Lava Day 1”. Both to be shown for the first time at the exhibition Elements of Nature that will open at the Scandinavian Culture Center in Tacoma, Washington state, USA, Oct 1st.