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Design Museum, Helsinki: Exploring the classics

I must have talked about my dislike for museums time and again but what else can you do on a typically rainy Helsinki evening except for coffee-shop hopping. 442 more words


The Marimekko Buzz (It's Coming to a Target Near You!)

Founded in 1951, Marimekko is a Finnish design house celebrated for its bold, funky floral prints and bright colors.

Their line encompasses clothing, accessories, fabrics, and home goods from pillows to plates. 121 more words

Home Decor

looking north for summer.

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Instead of sipping some sad, hand-extracted cabbage juice, January should be spent rejoicing about all the good things to come and planning the summer ahead. 377 more words


"I'm Sorry, Excuse Me" from Metropolis

Fourteen young Finnish designers apologize—possibly for the fact that they’re having so much fun.

By Katherine E. Nelson

Originally published in Metropolis magazine

NOTE FROM KATHERINE: Another favorite piece from the old days. 1,757 more words


Sarpaneva watches

The very first Sarpaneva watches were made in the home of Stephan Sarpaneva, using a metal lathe in his kitchen. In 2003 he moved his workshop to the old cable factory by the Helsinki seaside. 92 more words