S velkou radostí vás nyní zveme na Island. Mladý sofistikovaný projekt, concept store Mikado, zde s velkým citem buduje porftolio značek z celého světa. Jsme potěšeni a poctěni, že součástí kurátorovaného výběru je i dům PIGMENTARIUM. Cítíme energii v propojení tak odlišných světů, jako je Praha a Reykjavík.

Požádali jsme zakladatele Mikada, Arona a Einara, aby své rodné zemi napsali dopis. Dopis, proč se rozhodli vrátit zpět domů na Island ze zahraničí. Co je motivovalo k tomu, aby zde vybudovali svůj vlastní obchod, který je uměleckým pojítkem s celým světem. Popis Isladnu slovy jeho rodáků jsme doplnili o pohled, jakým ostrov vidí náš fotograf Martin Faltejsek. Jeho vyznání milovanému Islandu je, jak jinak, obrazové.

Vydejte se spolu s námi.


Dear Iceland,

As we type these words, we feel them trickling from a warm place within. Perhaps it’s gratitude, perhaps it’s inspiration or even love. All we know is where the words originate—they flow straight from our core—and we feel like we should’ve told you some things a long, long time ago.

We want you to know how grateful we are. Grateful for you, the opportunities you’ve given us and the unity you’ve made us experience. Every now and then, we find ourselves speechless due to the energy you contain and the infinite creativity of the people that call you ‘home’. We can hardly imagine life without your raw nature, fresh air, pure water and the never-ending daylight of summer.

Truth be told, we even love the short days of winter, when the sun hardly shines at all, because loving you is all about balance. Never too much, never too little. Loving you is about leaving and coming back, over and over again, knowing you’ll always be there, you’ll always be home.

That’s what spurred us to leave for Portugal three years ago. We needed a change, an opportunity to grow and see you, dear Iceland, from afar. And even though the distance took its toll, leaving was surely a good thing. Missing is such a pure emotion and when you’re able to harness it for inspiration it’s destined to create something extraordinary.

So, after two fulfilling years in Portugal the tides had turned as we discovered an urge to follow an old dream, to build something from the ground. Deep down we knew the dream went hand in hand with returning home since our creation would never have reached full harmony without you and everything you provide.

We came back to introduce the idea of Mikado, our own concept store, to you and to everyone back home. A small idea which is already leading us to big rewards.

It’s the beginning of something beautiful, we can just feel it in the spring breeze—and we love that we’re able to share it with you.

Yours truly,
Aron & Einar