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About Finnish society & culture. From snow to sauna, from natives to Nokia.
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Helsinki A to Z: A Guide to the City's Shopping, Food, and More

Helsinki A to Z: A Guide to the City's Shopping, Food, and More | Finland | Scoop.it
An A to Z guide to Helsinki, Finland, including tips for the design district, places to eat and shop, and where to listen to music.

 

Oslo may have the Nobels, and Stockholm girls with dragon tattoos, but the real hidden gem of Nordic Europe is Finland’s capital city, where the furniture is futuristic and the reindeer… well, everywhere

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Bock House in Helsinki – A Treasure Trove | Finland Tourism & Travel Guide

Bock House in Helsinki – A Treasure Trove | Finland Tourism & Travel Guide | Finland | Scoop.it

Visitors to Helsinki looking for something a little different or a little special to take home should visit Bock House on Senate Square, as it is the perfect place to begin their search. This impressive Empire-styled building facing the majestic Lutheran Cathedral contains a number of Finnish handicraft stores, offering a wide range of traditional, and not so traditional hand-crafted goods. From unique jewellery to the most delightful hand-crafted Christmas ornaments, as well as graphics, art works, ceramics, knitwear, toys and textiles – there is definitely something for all the family to be found among the treasures of Bock House.

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Moments of life in Helsinki | Marimekko

Moments of life in Helsinki | Marimekko | Finland | Scoop.it
Marimekko's online home for fabrics, clothes, housewares, and bags. See the latest collections and campaigns; find shops and retailers.
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December 5th; Christmas shopping tour in Helsinki

December 5th; Christmas shopping tour in Helsinki | Finland | Scoop.it
 ...On weekend we walked around town and did some Christmas shopping.
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Fascinating Finland: Finnish Design in Helsinki | Chris Around The ...

Fascinating Finland: Finnish Design in Helsinki | Chris Around The ... | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish design: It's a way of life in Helsinki, where the architecture and shops reflect the country's innate quirkiness.
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Fiskars and Billnäs antique markets

Fiskars and Billnäs antique markets | Finland | Scoop.it
I have gone to the Billnäs summer antique markets for 15 years. This year there were two markets only kilometers apart, many traditional Billnäs vendors had moved to Fiskars, so I and my friend decide to go to both places.
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HelsinkiIn: Outlet for Finnish design

HelsinkiIn: Outlet for Finnish design | Finland | Scoop.it

This is the place to be for fans of Finnish design. At the old Arabia factory in Arabia (yes, the area is named after the company) you find outlet stores of the most important and well known Finnish design brands.

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HDR in Helsinki: Iso Omena

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HDR photo of Iso Omena shopping centre in Espoo, Finland.

 

We got plenty of shopping centres in Helsinki area. One of them is Iso Omena (which translates to Big Apple, the nickname of New York City). The mall is actually located in Espoo city – not Helsinki – but in Helsinki Metropolitan area nonetheless. I think it’s pretty typical shopping centre with modern architecture, million shops and “shop-eat-cinema-at-same-visit” style. There is something that it’s not so common amongst the shopping centres though: it has apartments and those are directly connected to the Iso Omena mall.

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Russian shoppers fill Finnish stores over Epiphany weekend - Helsingin Sanomat

Russian shoppers fill Finnish stores over Epiphany weekend - Helsingin Sanomat | Finland | Scoop.it
 Apart from the capital area, shops remained open on Friday also in Lapland, Eastern and Southeastern Finland, and in Tampere.
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Category:Aleksanterinkatu (Helsinki) - Wikimedia Commons

Category:Aleksanterinkatu (Helsinki) - Wikimedia Commons | Finland | Scoop.it
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Alexander Tillander Oy - Finland's Top Name for Jewellery - HELSINKI, Finland, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Alexander Tillander Oy - Finland's Top Name for Jewellery - HELSINKI, Finland, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- | Finland | Scoop.it
Alexander Tillander Oy - Finland's Top Name for Jewellery. (Alexander Tillander Oy - Finland's Top Name for Jewellery http://bit.ly/emJls3)
http://www.alexandertillander.fi/site.html
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