The story of the Bonden home textiles, made of Finnish lamb wool, was on show at the Haltia Nature Centre's winter exhibition from the 9th of December to the February 2nd. Haltia gallery premises offered an inherent and interactive venue for evaluating our relationship to nature and the importance it has on our choices.’’Respect for nature was the premise for the ecologically and ethically produced textile collection’’, says Kati Hienonen, designer of the Bonden collection. From material choices..
Bonden at home of Schmassonen's interior blog: decorate with soft minimalism and with the sense of Nordic wellness, photos Schirin / SchmasonnenI had a chance to visit the home of German blogger, Schirin / Schmasonnen in Bremen. Schirin and her husband have made a beautiful home, which is a sophisticated dialog between using natural materials and decorating with an unclomplicated and ageless style. Their home was truly decorated to be a sustainable with a sense of wellness. De..
When we started to build our vacation home, a key issue was sustainability. How to make an energy efficient, healthy and timeless wooden house that could be habited by our family year around? Geothermal heating to keep suitable warmth indoors and solar panelling to heat the water were options to make the living more comfortable. We wanted to find silence and architecture that empowers our relationship towards nature. We were thinki..
I got to know Thais Fk, an Italian photographer, recipe developer, blogger, traveller and sustainable living enthusiastic just by a coincidence. Read an interesting article about her way to live more sustainable and simpler life and her experiences of Bonden on Adagio blog. ..
For us Finns, design comes almost as a second nature. Kindergartens and schools have furniture from Artek and Iittala tableware is a common household item. In the Helsinki airport design can be holistically experienced for example in the form of birdsong in the sanitary areas. On the contrary, design can be consumed in the form of service in digital space.MarkkuWilenius , visionar and professor of Future studies in Turku University Business Schoo..
During Helsinki Design Week RAW/RAAKA -exhibition (5-8th September, 18) presented the most authentic, imperfect and incomplete designs of various Finnish brands and different designers inspired Japanese wabi-sabi. “Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional”, says Author Leonard Koren; Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers.The idea of wabi-sabi is not far-fet..