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..
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..