about us


We are Gunnar Sverrisson and Halla Bára Gestsdóttir – husband and wife. We´ve been working together for years on various projects. We live in Reykjavík Iceland with our children, love to spend time in our cottage in the country, we´re probably quite active although we prefer staying home in a relaxed atmosphere.

Halla Bára – a Master Degree in Interior and Living Design from Domus Academy in Milano Italy. B.A. in Political Science from University of Iceland. Working freelance as an interior designer and writer, specializing in writing on interior desing, food writing and styling.

Gunnar Sverrisson – started working as a freelance photographer taking pictures of sport sixteen of age beside school. Been working ever since as a photographer for newspapers, magazines and on various projects. Specializing in homes and interior, food, still and nature.
For years we´ve been publishing and editing books and magazines of homes, interior and food, where the focus has always been strongly on photography. That´s were our interests lies.  We´ve been editing three magazines and published five books.

– home & delicious – is a place for our thoughts, work and interests. The home and food, our environment and the nature; how we think about it and treat it means a lot to us. Our site is a place for people to seek inspiration and get useful ideas for their home and living. To create interesting and personal space around you where cooking food and eating is an integral part of  the whole.

On – home & delicious – you´ll find helpful recommendations, inspiring images, homes, design, people and much more. To help you create the environment you can relate to, environment that reflects you and who you are and you always feel safe going home to.


More about Gunnar and Halla Bára: 


Halla Bára Gestsdóttir 

Born on the 3rd of February 1973 in Iceland.

Graduated from the University of Iceland 1997 with BA in Political Science. Aim with study: to be better prepared of working in media.

1996-1997 worked as an assistant at the National Radio while studying.

Summer of 1996, beside study, worked as a journalist at a local newspaper in Akureyri, Iceland. Took part in a merge of two newspapers, then named Dagur, and was working as a lifestyle journalist and food writer.

From spring 1997 till autumn 1998 editor in chief at the weekend edition of the newspaper Dagur. Lifestyle and food writer, head of graphic design. Started working with my husband, as a team, who is a photographer.

From autumn 1998 till 2000 supervisor for the magazine publisher Fróði when it came to journalistic projects in the country. Worked for lifestyle, food and homes&design magazines. Writing and styling articles. Freelance graphic-design and photographic projects. Started specializing in homes and design styling work, also food styling and writing, and photographic projects with my husband.

2000 founded our own publishing company were the focus was on the northern part of the country. Founded a new lifestyle magazine and later a weekly one, the first one in Iceland published outside the capital. Edited and designed the look. Design, photograph and styling projects for companys paralell the magazine work. The design and layout, in addition to the choose of size and paper was noticed in the publishing-, advertising- and design business for simple but definite look which was ahead of it´s time.

2000-2001 worked for The Professional Theatre in Akureyri as supervisor in publishing projects. (Great experience in theatrical work as father an actor and mother worked there as a hairdresser, almost „grew up” in theater. Played there myself as a child!).

2002 founded, edited and designed a new homes and design magazine, which was the first one in Iceland to be a supplement with a newspaper. The magazine was later bought by the biggest newspaper publisher and had the most distribution of a magazine in Iceland. The magazine, named Lifun, had a breakthrough layout were the photographs were the most important thing. Articles about homes and design were shown in a new and pictorial way, were everything from Arne Jacobsen´s SAS Royal in Copenhagen to a remote hut in the country were visited and written about. We (the editors, a couple and a team) basically did everything by ourself, from cooking and styling to designing the main look/frame around the magazine and advertisements connected to it.

Summer 2005, asked to establish, be editors (with my husband) and design a new home and design magazine for the biggest media company in Iceland. In connection with a new tv show were we presented the magazine with subjects from it.

2002-2005 writing articles about arcitechture, design and design related projects.

2006 founded a publishing company, with my husband and an interior architect friend living in China, named NENNA (nenna.is). Publishing of four concept books; photography, architecture and design. Published books are Icelandic Cottages and Icelandic Interior in 2006 / Seasons-photography book of nature and Modern Icelandic Houses in 2007.

2006-2007 studied in Domus Academy in Milano, taking Master in Interior and Living design. Thought of it as the next step in my career were my interest lies in these two words and concepts; interior and living. With this study I got a great experience in designing and broadened my mind. Master Thesis called Cheap and Chiq–Hotel Design, where I created a family hotel; the concept and design ideas. The concept turned into a brand extension with the retailer Habitat, in the UK, where my conceptual ideas and their heritage, concept and design vision are twinned into making a family hotel with real solutions of real problems facing travelling families.

2008-2012 various design projects for companies and residences. Working for the biggest Trade Union in Iceland on renovating, rethinking and designing their holiday homes and cottages. Working as an editor on Saumaklúbburinn, hand and craft magazine.




Gunnar Sverrisson

Born on the 19th of April 1970 in Iceland.

Started working as a sports-photographer 1986, 16 years old, beside school. From 1990-1998 working on daily newspapers as a photographer and photo editor. Three times won press-prizes for best picture. Teaching photography at elementary schools.

From autumn 1998 till 2000 supervisor and photographer for the magazine publisher Fróði when it came to journalistic projects in the country. Worked for lifestyle, food and homes&design magazines. Freelance photographic and graphic-design projects. Started specializing in homes and design photography.

2000 founded own publishing company, with my wife, were the focus was on the northern part of the country. Founded a new lifestyle magazine and later a weekly one, the first one in Iceland published outside the capital. Edited and designed the look, taking all the photos. Design, photograph and styling projects for companys paralell the magazine work. The design and layout, in addition to the choose of size and paper was noticed in the publishing, advertising and design business for simple but definite look which was ahead of it´s time.

2000-2001 worked for The Professional Theatre in Akureyri as a supervisor in publishing projects and as a photographer.

2002 founded, edited and designed a new homes and design magazine, which was the first one in Iceland to be a supplement with a newspaper. The magazine was later bought by the biggest newspaper publisher and had the most distribution of a magazine in Iceland. The magazine, named Lifun, had a breakthrough layout were the photographs were the most important thing. Articles about homes and design were shown in a new and pictorial way, were everything from Arne Jacobsen´s SAS Royal in Copenhagen to a remote hut in the country were visited and written about. We (the editors, a couple and a team) basically did everything by ourself, from cooking and styling to designing the main look/frame around the magazine and advertisements connected to it. Did all the photography-work.

From 1994 been working with the software Photoshop, image-editing all my photos by myself.

Summer 2005, asked to establish, be editors (with my wife) and design a new home and design magazine for the biggest media company in Iceland. In connection with a new tv show.

2006 founded a publishing company, with my wife and an interior architect friend living in China, named NENNA (nenna.is). Publishing of four concept books; photography, architecture and design. Published books are Icelandic Cottages and Icelandic Interior in 2006 / Modern Icelandic Houses in 2007. All books were interior, icelandic landscape and stunishing icelandic view in well designed homes are connected. Seasons-photography book of nature published in 2007 / 50 beautiful Golf Holes published in 2008.

2007 working for Wallpaper, photographing for travel guide Reykjavík.

Since 2008 working for the company 66°North Ltd. which is one of Iceland´s oldest manufacturing companies specializing in outdoor clothing. Working for the University of Iceland.

2011-2012 recording for Verne Global the making of a data centre in Keflavík Iceland.

2012 working for Wallpaper, photographing for travel guide Reykjavík.

Since 2008 worked for LivingInside photoagency in Milano Italy






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