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Uudenmaankatu gradually turns into Helsinki’s official Fashion Street!

Uudenmaankatu gradually turns into Helsinki’s official Fashion Street! | Finland | Scoop.it

Uudenmaankatu in the heart of the city’s buzzing Design District has in recent years attracted several delightful design boutiques. The street is particularly known for its fashionable shops, selling Finnish couture, specialist brands and unique handicrafts that are not available from larger stores.

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Recycled never looked so good

Recycled never looked so good | Finland | Scoop.it
Brilliant thinking + Beautiful, functional design + Ecological = Globe Hope.

 

Globe Hope is the brainchild of Finnish textile designer, Seija Lukkala who simply got frustrated with the mad consumption pace going on within the textile industry and decided to put her expertise to action in creating a more ecological and sustainable future. Globe Hope’s clothing and accessories save and reuse nature’s resources and respect ethical production. We love that they’re aesthetic, functional and idea-rich. And the use of ‘recycled materials’ is an absolute bonus. We’re sold!

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Portable cathedrals - A design report from Helsinki by Dan Hill

Portable cathedrals - A design report from Helsinki by Dan Hill | Finland | Scoop.it

In the first article of a new series on the design of everyday technology, interaction designer Dan Hill reviews the Nokia N9 and asks: will it be enough to revive the declining fortunes of the Finnish giant?

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Crazy Finns Challenge the World to Stop Designing Chairs

Crazy Finns Challenge the World to Stop Designing Chairs | Finland | Scoop.it
Finland is no stranger to fancy and iconic places to sit, boasting names such as Aalto, Aarnio, and Saarinen among its most famous chair-designing citizens. Which must be why Eero Yli-Vakkuri and Jesse Sipola, the artistic duo behind Helsinki-based design firm Ore.e Refineries, have tasked the world to stop designing chairs. As part of the "No Chair Design Challenge," the guys write: "We believe that the world already has enough chairs. Designing new ones only takes time away from renovating the ones we already have." ...
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Iittala wins a prestigious international design award

Iittala wins a prestigious international design award | Finland | Scoop.it
Iiittala Vitriini range, designed by Anu Penttinen, has won a prestigious iF-design award which is awarded by German Industrie Forum Design. It is one of the most highly regarded international design awards.
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Helsinki vol100 | She's smiling, she's living, she's golden..

Helsinki vol100 | She's smiling, she's living, she's golden.. | Finland | Scoop.it
Here’s the last pile of the photos I took when me and other Estonian bloggers visited Helsinki last month. Most of these pictures are taken in the boutiques and studios of the local designers. Turns out that the Finnish fashion field can be truly inspiring and is definitely worth investigating!
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Recognition for Minna Parikka in Spain - Good News from Finland

Recognition for Minna Parikka in Spain - Good News from Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Shoe designer Minna Parikka was the winner of a special award at the Fuenso International Shoe Design Awards gala in recognition of her breakthrough as an up and coming design talent. The event was held on June 1st in Spain and the news was reported in the Finnish Elle web pages.
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Nadi.fi: Mur-mur-Muurla

Nadi.fi: Mur-mur-Muurla | Finland | Scoop.it
Muurla is famous for the glass factory and factory outlet shop that is situated in an excellent location only 50 minutes from Helsinki and 35 from Turku, by the E18 Highway. http://www.muurla.com/index.php?PAGE=2&NODE_ID=2&LANG=2
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Finnish designers’ pop up shop tours Europe - Good News from Finland

Finnish designers’ pop up shop tours Europe - Good News from Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
The Putiikki Pop Up Shop selling the wares of more than 40 new designers and Finnish brands is touring the capitals of Europe.
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Ray Fowler's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:41 AM

The editors missed a trick here on the title it should be "Put Up, Shop UP"

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kaikuuu.com - a table never sounded this good before.

kaikuuu.com - a table never sounded this good before. | Finland | Scoop.it
kaikuuu - a supernormal furniture series that combines minimal design and high technology.

kaikuuu01 — the first furniture of this series, unifies a table with a loudspeaker and a radio. A unique merge of excellent quality. Create your individual atmosphere by streaming music wirelessly from your iPhone or simply tune in to your favorite radio station.

kaikuuu01 is designed by Teemu Kurkela, Martti Mela and Päivi Meuronen.
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Where Indian craft meets Nordic design - thisisFINLAND: Life: Society

Where Indian craft meets Nordic design - thisisFINLAND: Life: Society | Finland | Scoop.it
The handmade design products of Tikau have become regular features on the pages of Finnish magazines, but they encorporate much more than just cool design. Inspired by the aesthetics and craftsmanship in rural areas of India, Tikau combines Scandinavian design with a wide approach to fair trade and sustainability, providing a unique alternative to mass-produced products.
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Eero Aarnio Ball Chair Giveaway from Finnish Design Shop | Design Milk

Eero Aarnio Ball Chair Giveaway from Finnish Design Shop | Design Milk | Finland | Scoop.it
The following post was sponsored by Finnish Design Shop.

The Ball Chair is one of the most well known classics of Finnish design and represents the international breakthrough for designer Eero Aarnio. Created in 1963 and presented to the world in 1966 at the International Furniture Fair in Cologne, the Ball chair had an immediate impact on the world of design.
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wow.. Amazing chair
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Finnish Design Unwrapped - News - Domus

Finnish Design Unwrapped - News - Domus | Finland | Scoop.it

Displaying photographs by Jani Kaila and selected design objects, this exhibition presents the most interesting recent works of contemporary Finnish design.

 

Finnish Design Unwrapped opens Design Museum's Design Gallery 12 series of exhibitions. The Design Museum's entire 2012 programme is related to the design capital activities. http://www.domusweb.it/en/news/finnish-design-unwrapped/

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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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Amazon.com: Toikka Barnacle Goose: Kitchen & Dining

Amazon.com: Toikka Barnacle Goose: Kitchen & Dining (Toikka Barnacle Goose: LIMITED EDITION 1/2000 Professor Oiva Toikka is one of the great names of Finnish design.
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Samu-Jussi Koski - Vogue.it

Samu-Jussi Koski - Vogue.it | Finland | Scoop.it
From the loud colors and playful chromatic combinations of Marimekko, to a clean minimalism, essential and pragmatic (Samu-Jussi Koski - the path that brought young Finnish designer to the elaboration of his own...)...
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Your Chair, Mr. Aalto. Yes, It Now Has Eyes. - New York Times

Your Chair, Mr. Aalto. Yes, It Now Has Eyes. - New York Times | Finland | Scoop.it
WHAT is that sound coming from a cemetery in Finland? Might it be Alvar Aalto spinning in his grave?
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Linda Sipilä wins Finland's Project Runway (Designophy - Newslog ...

Linda Sipilä wins Finland's Project Runway (Designophy - Newslog ... | Finland | Scoop.it
Designer Linda Sipilä has won Muodin huipulle 2011, Finland’s version of the syndicated series Project Runway. Broadcast in Finland on MTV3, the series put the creativity and skills of 14 young designers to the test through a variety of challenges. The programme came to a climax in the season finale, aired on May 10, in which Linda Sipilä’s wonderfully dramatic collection made a winning impression in the judges.
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Amazon.com: Finnish Modern Design: Utopian Ideals and Everyday Realities, 1930-97 (9780300082807): Ms. Marianne Aav, Nina Stritzler-Levine, Marianne Aav: Books

Amazon.com: Finnish Modern Design: Utopian Ideals and Everyday Realities, 1930-97 (9780300082807)

This text examines the design achievements of Finland over the last seven decades, focusing on the central and decisive role played by Modernism. It distinguishes Finnish design from that of its Nordic and European neighbours and considers the principal ideas, individuals and influences.
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City Short: Helsinki | Travel | Wallpaper* Magazine - Video

City Short: Helsinki | Travel | Wallpaper* Magazine - Video | Finland | Scoop.it
As Helsinki gears up to take the mantle as World Design Capital 2012, some of its leading creative lights - from designer Harri Koskinen to Artek's Ville Kokkonen - show us around this unique Nordic city and tell us what makes it tick.
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FinnStyle

FinnStyle | Finland | Scoop.it
FinnStyle - FinnStyle | Facebook (FinnStyle is featured in the July issue of @LuckyMag as one of the best shops in Minneapolis: http://on.fb.me/64aC18...)...
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Jukka Rintala, finnish style

Jukka Rintala, finnish style | Finland | Scoop.it
The fashion designer Jukka Rintala (9 April 1952) is one of the top names in Finnish fashion world and industry. His luxurious and fabulous evening dresses are well known everywhere in Finland.
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Finnish Auto - Maininki

Finnish Auto - Maininki | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish Auto: Combined with the changeable chassis length, the concept is extremely well suited for the demands of Nordic climates.
Long driving distances, varied seasons and compact cities demand a lot from a family transportation vehicle. The design can easily change from a city hatchback to a long distance sedan

In Nordic countries, the need for transportation is simple but demanding. The driving distances vary from long to short and the seasons vary greatly. The vehicle should be as comfortable as a luxury sedan but also as compact as a hatchback, offering an ecological option with enough space for a medium sized family. Tah da! The Michelin Active Wheel concept – Maininki.

Designer: Antti Eskeli
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