Venice and the Venetian region are home to such craft techniques and secrets that few know how to play.

As a child, I would walk over beaches and through fields and forests to collect beautiful shells, shimmering stones, feathers and funnily shaped branches.

Much later, after I had moved from Holland to South Africa, I found myself doing the same thing. ‘Plastic Ocean’ is an art project, which I started to create awareness around pollution to try and prevent ( or at least reduce) plastic pollution.

Following the long tradition of the Venetian city in the production and commerce of luxury fabrics, there’s the development of a series of textiles.

The main idea has been recreating, through the plots of the fabric, all the colors and textures that with time have appeared on the plasters and marbles scattered everywhere on the Venetian walls, due to the erosive action of sea water.

Muscles relax, blood pressure drops and the heart lower its pace. This creates a meditative state and the mind calms down.

Like many Icelanders, a big part of Unnur´s life is in water as she goes to the swimming pool daily.

Sometimes people gather in an isolated place in the countryside where there is a pool and float together.

One of the upcoming pop up float events is a floating concert at the oldest and biggest indoor swimming pool in Reykjavik.

It’s also a garment charged with emotions and expectations.