There may be more erupting in Iceland than Eyjafjallajökull.
From the land of trolls come these conceptual images submitted for a 2008 competition held by local transmission company Landsnet and the Association of Icelandic Architects. The winning entry, called Land of Giants, re-imagines electric transmission pylons as galumphing giants.
The designers were the American firm Choi + Shine Architects.
Thanks to the excellent De Zeen design magazine blog for the heads up.
But wait. There's more:
Also from the competition were these images from the mind of Architect Dietmar Koering of Arphenotype.
Call it the de-industrialization of industrial design. We expect the trolls will be delighted.
For more on the work including pics, ethos, and design manifesto-ing go here.