Krummi bird hanger, designed by Ingibjörg Hanna Bjarnadottir
Krummi means Raven in Icelandic and has much more positive connotations in Icelandic folklore than in other countries. Ravens, for instance, discovered Iceland for the Viking Hrafna-Flóki, who set two of them free to find land. The Norse god and sage Ódinn had two of the birds, called Huginn and Muninn, on his shoulders, whispering words of wisdom into his ears. Icelandic parents teach their children krummavísur, easily learned verses about krummi.
Ravens are very attracted to shiny things, and will steal shiny objects to be used in their nests. The idea behind the bird hanger is to display your “shiny” clothes instead of hiding them away in a closet.