Since I still have Iceland on the brain because of the recent volcanic eruption of Mt. Eyjafjallajokull, I thought we’d feature some interesting designy tabletop pieces from Birkiland, the Icelandic design shop.

Mt. Herdubreid by Lyng is a 3-piece trivet featuring a topographic-style Mt. Herdubreid, often referred to as the Queen of Icelandic mountains.

“She is a type of distinctive, flat-topped, steep-sided volcano formed when lava erupts through a thick glacier. Mt Herdubreid It is situated in the Highlands of Iceland in the midst of the Ódáahraun desert and close to Askja volcano, at 65°10′ 44.06″ N / 16°20′ 50.36″ W.”

Trivets Inspired by Iceland in main  Category

Trivets Inspired by Iceland in main  Category

The Lava and Moss trivets are also by Lyng. From the description: “Through the ages the strange formations and the the earthy smell of moss have been inspirations for folktales in Iceland.”

Trivets Inspired by Iceland in main  Category

Hot/Cold is a pot mat, or trivet, that outlines Iceland including 11 of its largest glaciers.