The thought of an own textile collection developed slowly in my mind, starting year 2005 while working on trend analysis on sustainability for companies such as Marimekko and Ikea Finland. The more I knew the more the guilty I felt about my previous work in the field of fashion and design. Six years of my designer career, while living in Hong Kong, I had put into designing kashmir and silk products, during a time (late 80’s and early 90’s) when there was no knowledge on the ethicality or ecologi..
Niliaitta by Studio Puisto Architects, photo ArchmospheresAccording to the luxury travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller, the new post-corona world has evoked a new conscious way of travelling. One may begin to ponder the damage caused in addition to efforts done to restore the planet. Choosing the method of transportation and the destination might become a more considerate and holistic process. The consumers will require guaranteed health security at the destination but on the other ha..
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..
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..