September 26, 2016 8:30:10 pm
What could be the best souvenir when you visit a place? Definitely, it would draw its influences from the place where it originates and as we know it, nature has always been the best inspiration.
Well, we mostly associate postcards, key chains, fridge magnets when thinking of souvenirs, but isn’t that too cliché and boring? So, just to spice up your memories, a company in Iceland has come out with quirky mementos – condoms. Yes, you read it right.
Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its spectacular landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. And, so, as part of a promotional campaign, special packaging for condoms were inspired by the country’s natural landscape.
Called ‘Enjoy our Nature’, the country came out with various version condom of “Icelandic eruption”! The product has been aptly billed as “High quality condom from the land of explosion”. The brand was created by two product designers Fridgerdur and Kristin Birna, while they were studying at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2005-08. The duo, in 2010, won a competition for the official Reykjavik souvenir held by the city of Reykjavik. “Their award winning design was the ‘Reykjavik Towel’ a towel that you can wrap around you, shaped like the old hot tubs that can be found in almost any outdoor swimming pool in Reykjavik, and the ‘Reykjavik Soap’,” says the company website. And since the award, there has been no stopping them in their journey to create quirky and funny mementos for everyone’s enjoyment.
The company believes in the souvenir should be useful and not just a showpiece. “Our goal is to create souvenirs that you can put to a good use and enjoy our (and your own) nature.”
The nature-inspired condoms are available in six varieties — Geysir, Rock formation, Volcanic Eruption, Hengill steam, Þursaborgir, Northern lights. There is also a variety of tent and sign language available in the collection.
The products are available online and are priced at $7.50 on the company’s website and at $9 on Reykjavik’s site. On their website, each condom has the description of the natural inspiration for the intrigued minds.
Now, there is no topping this off, is it?!
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