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..
We had a lovely appointment with Desiree of Vosgesparis by coincidence during the 3daysofdesign in Copenhagen / Design Werck. Sometimes the vibes are just good with certain people, you understand the same visual language no matter you hardly know each other before. With Desiree it happend to be so. Read the Vosgesparis blog...
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 used ..
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..