Dyes from the wild Nordic nature Nordic summer has its advances. Having long days and short nights during the summer, we have plenty of time to do all kind of creative experiments. I tried natural dyeing last summer and I totally got excited of it. I focused on the sources of dyes that can grow wild or are suitable for cultivation in Finland, such as hays, mushrooms and leaves of the trees. The idea of natural dyeing is not to use fields that can be u..
Have you experienced unforgettable moments in your holiday? I have always wanted to take a piece of this unforgettable moment back home through the object I have sourced from the destination. At home these memories, the spirit and lifestyle from the destination becomes again alive. Lapland has been a great inspiration behind my design work. Lapland is unforgettable, I have become dependant on experiencing it's strong weather phenomenon..
As people are travelling more to distant locations and seeking places with authenticity, it is increasingly important to connect the local uniqueness and easy-going interiors to the spaces of modern holiday resorts. Think about Cook-hotels in Greece or the hotels of Hospes chain in Spain. In these resorts, visitors are seeking modern atmosphere through the lense of locals. The trend in hotel decor is becoming more inspired by combining natural ma..
Bondenliving participated to London Design Fair / Finnish Form exhibition last week. It was was curated Finland’s 100 year anniversary selection of Finnish brands such as Adea, Artek, Bondenliving, IVALO, Iittala, Katriina Nuutinen, Himmee, Made by Choice, Secto Design and POIAT, curated by London based ALVAR magazine. The idea of Finnish Form was to present the way we live our lives where trends are not what&n..
Now, when the holiday season is over and the days are getting shorter I would like to share the most inspiring moments from my holiday home last summer. There I normally do the most creative part of my work: testing materials, play with textures and colors and implement these to my everyday life. Living simple life close to the nature helps to keep in mind that nature is a limited resource. Valuing the importance of it, is a foundation of B..