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Finnish 'Pop-Down' Restaurant Is 262 Feet Underground - Eater National (blog)

Finnish 'Pop-Down' Restaurant Is 262 Feet Underground - Eater National (blog) | Finland | Scoop.it

Muru Pops Down, a project that's part of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, is a pop-up restaurant that literally takes place underground: 262 feet underground, to be exact. Running for two weeks between September 10 and 24, Muru Pops Down is an offshoot of Helsinki restaurant Muru.

The dinner takes place in the Tytyri Mine Museum, and diners are given helmets to wear as they navigate the mines to the restaurant. (They don't have to wear the helmets while they eat, though.) The dinner costs €128 (US$161) and includes transportation to and from Helsinki to the event, dinner, drinks, and museum admission. Alas, would be gastronomic spelunkers, it's sold out.

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Design Agenda - Helsinki Design Week 2012 |

Design Agenda - Helsinki Design Week 2012 | | Finland | Scoop.it
The showcase of minimalistic design. Since 6th to 16th September, eleven days of minimalistic design will cheer up the distinct capital of Finland, Helsinki.
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Getting a grip on Helsinki’s design year

Getting a grip on Helsinki’s design year | Finland | Scoop.it

Helsinki’s year as World Design Capital – which it shares with three other southern Finnish cities – may seem like a vague idea. No wonder, as its more than 300 events range from sports to gardening, mass transit to lettering styles.

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http://bit.ly/xNApBq

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Gold and Silver Coin Celebrates 2012 World Design Capital Helsinki | Coin Update

Gold and Silver Coin Celebrates 2012 World Design Capital Helsinki | Coin Update | Finland | Scoop.it

The Mint of Finland have launched (3rd February) a new collector coin which highlights distinctive Finnish design and celebrates Helsinki being designated World Design Capital for 2012. The coin was launched at the prestigious World Money Fair in Berlin. The Finnish capital was chosen as the World Design Capital by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design in recognition of “Finnish practical comfort which brings together elements of luxury with a touch of Nordic style.” The coin highlights this distinction as an innovative and modern country of design expertis

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Finland's internet-controlled cafe

Finland's internet-controlled cafe | Finland | Scoop.it

A cafe created for the World Design Capital festival in Helsinki is letting people reshape its interior design over the internet.

Anyone with a computer or smartphone can change the height of the chairs and tables, dim the lights or be the DJ at the Kauko Cafe.

The experiment is being broadcast live on the internet and all the customers get a free coffee.

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City guide: stylish Helsinki

City guide: stylish Helsinki | Finland | Scoop.it
Finland's capital is a design-lover's paradise and has been crowned World Design Capital thanks to its hip eating spots, vintage stores and boutique hotels.

 

For a small city, Helsinki is really rather grand. Built around the broad sweep of the Gulf of Finland, where ships of all sizes sail by, its wide streets are lined by commanding architecture, ranging from stunning neo-classical, to gorgeous Art Deco, to the glories of Alvar Aalto's Modernism, and interspersed with beautifully manicured parks...http://www.bahighlife.com/Destinations/City-guide-stylish-Helsinki.html

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World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 starts at Helsinki Airport

Helsinki Airport welcomes all passengers arriving in the World Design Capital 2012! 

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Alternative Design Capital 2012

Alternative Design Capital 2012 | Finland | Scoop.it

Helsinki. Click: http://adc2012.org!

Alternative Design Capital (ADC) is a celebration of design and urban culture during year 2012!

ADC is a platform for design projects which are realised during year 2012 in Helsinki or elsewhere in Finland.

Anyone can register a project to our online forum. In near future you can also propose new ideas and search for support for realising them.

 

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Leasa's BIG adventure!: New Year's Eve--Ricky Martin Style! - BLOG

Leasa's BIG adventure!: New Year's Eve--Ricky Martin Style! - BLOG | Finland | Scoop.it
New Year's Eve--Ricky Martin Style!http://t.co/MmIOY7DX...

 

Ringin' in 2012 was better than expected! We are staying in Helsinki for a week before heading home, so we decided to check out the annual new years celebration in SenateSquare (about a 10 minute walk from where we are staying). Little did we know that we were part of a GRAND celebration this year because of two special events: 1.) Helsinki celebrates it's 200th year of being the Capital of Finland (1812-2012), and 2.) Helsinki is the designated Design Capital of the World in 2012.

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There's an App for That: World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 ...

There's an App for That: World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 ... | Finland | Scoop.it
There's an App for That: World Design Capital Helsinki 2012.
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Cultural Helsinki City Breaks | Cheap flights to Helsinki | AA Getaways

Cultural Helsinki City Breaks | Cheap flights to Helsinki | AA Getaways | Finland | Scoop.it

Take a city break to Helsinki, 2012's World Design Capital, and enjoy the charm and history of this seaside city which offers a truly memorable visit

Prices include:
Return flights with BA from London Heathrow
All airport taxes, fees and charges
2 or 3 nights accommodation
All breakfasts
Tickets for the Design Walk on Mon or Fri~

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WDC Helsinki 2012 Released Its Mobile App - Dexigner

WDC Helsinki 2012 Released Its Mobile App - Dexigner | Finland | Scoop.it

The World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 app was released today, offering digital program listings, always up-to-the-minute and easy to carry around.

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World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 is Here

World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 is Here | Finland | Scoop.it

Helsinki has started its year as World Design Capital 2012. With its year-long programme WDC Helsinki 2012 is one of the world’s largest ever expeditions into design. During 2012 Helsinki, the capital of Finland, will explore the benefits and value of design, and showcase the ways it can improve our cities.

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World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 Pavilion / Aalto University Wood ...

World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 Pavilion / Aalto University Wood ... | Finland | Scoop.it

Together with the surrounding Design Museum and the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Pavilion is the heart of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012. An open and easy to approach building designed by Aalto University Wood Studio students and specialists, their design enables the organization and integration of many types of functions and events through its physical shape and function. The pavilion, which will be open until September 16, offers free of charge program and recreation for everyone during the 105 days it will be open. More images and project description after the break.

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New urban spaces created on wastelands | World Design Capital Helsinki 2012

New urban spaces created on wastelands | World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 | Finland | Scoop.it

The annual Architecture Festival brings more than 450 European architecture students to the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012.

This year, the annual meeting of the European Architecture Students Assembly is organised in Helsinki. The theme for the major Architecture Festival, which is part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 programme, is wastelands.

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The beautiful Arabia factory in Helsinki, World Design Capital 2012

The beautiful Arabia factory in Helsinki, World Design Capital 2012 | Finland | Scoop.it

Design in Finland is truly democratic. Just as I might place ‘design’ items on a pedestal, regular Fins expect them to be part of their everyday lives. We ate in all manner of cafes and restaurants and every time we lifted up a fork or a plate to check, there was the name Iitalla or Arabia. Made in Finland and used in Finland. We had a very interesting conversation with Pekka Timonen, director of the World Design Capital, who pointed out that Finland is only 200 years old and has never had a monarchy, so well-designed items haven’t filtered down from the aristocracy or mean to say something about your wealth or status. Sounds lovely...

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Rocking Chair Get-Together at Helsinki Airport on 3-5 February - Helsinki Airport

Rocking Chair Get-Together at Helsinki Airport on 3-5 February - Helsinki Airport | Finland | Scoop.it

This coming weekend, passengers can get a rocking start to their trip at Helsinki Airport's Rocking Chair Get-Together. This is a "Rocking Good Start" event on the WDC Helsinki Open Doors Weekend...

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WDC Helsinki 2012 Open Doors Weekend Programme

So, finally it is here. Total of 180 design-related events will take place in the cities of Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, Kauniainen and Lahti during our WDC Helsinki Open Doors Weekend. Welcome. We’ll promise it will be both fun and educating.

http://issuu.com/wdchelsinki2012/docs/opendoorsweekend

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What would be your Dream City Break in the World Design Capital? | World Design Capital Helsinki 2012

What would be your Dream City Break in the World Design Capital? | World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 | Finland | Scoop.it

World Design Capital is full of adventures and events, exciting encounters, urban city life and unexpected experiences.

Let us know how your dream vacation would be like and you have a chance to win an amazing weekend break for two and other fantastic prizes!

ENTER HERE!

Winners will be selected by random drawing from among all contest entries received by January 31st 2012. The following grand prize packages include a weekend city break in one of the five participating cities of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012. 

http://wdchelsinki2012.fi/en/dreambreak

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Helsinki WDC 2012 application for N9 | nokiagadgets.com

Helsinki WDC 2012 application for N9 | nokiagadgets.com | Finland | Scoop.it
Helsinki will be the World Design Capital of the world in 2012 and be a tourist or Helsinkian, you are covered with N9 and Symbian app. There's also iPad, iPhone, Android version, but no love for Windows Phone.
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Helsinki Is 2012 World Design Capital, Partners With Nokia ...

Helsinki Is 2012 World Design Capital, Partners With Nokia ... | Finland | Scoop.it
The Finnish capital Helsinki and the surrouding cities have been named the World Design Capital for 2012 with Nokia, as probably the biggest brand in Finland, being a key supporting partner.

 

Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia SVP Design, said: “WDC Helsinki 2012 is a natural way for us to talk about our latest design innovations such as the Nokia N9, in which the physical form, materials, user interface and services – such as Nokia Maps – are combined into one seamless whole.”

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World Design Capital Helsinki 2012

Helsinki  - " Word Design Capital for the year 2012". Film by PABLO FILMS. Produced by Mjölk.

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The 45 Places to Go in 2012 by The New York Times: Helsinki nr 2

The 45 Places to Go in 2012 by The New York Times:  Helsinki nr 2 | Finland | Scoop.it

World Design Capital for 2012.

 

Design has long been part of the city’s DNA, but in recent years the scene has been increasingly energized: the official Design District has ballooned to encompass 25 streets and nearly 200 design-minded businesses, which range from shops selling housewares and furniture to boutique hotels and clothing stores. Design has infiltrated the restaurant scene as well, notably the elegant Chez Dominique and the hot newcomer (and Michelin-starred) Olo.

http://www.worlddesigncapital.com/

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WDC Helsinki 2012: New Year's Eve of Design

NEW YEAR'S EVE OF DESIGN IS A WDC SIGNATURE EVENT BY ICSID Senate Square, Helsinki, Finland December 31, 2011 Event produced by City of Helsinki & World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 3D projection mapping by Mural Media  
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Helsinki World Design Capital 2012

Helsinki World Design Capital 2012 | Finland | Scoop.it

Lovers of art and design may want to grab some cheap flights to Helsinki this year as the Finnish capital takes on the role of World Design Capital for 2012.

The city will host a variety of design-themed events over the next 12 months, welcoming international visitors as well as being sure to attract a large number of design conscious Finns. 

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