Category Archives: Helsinki

Iittala & Arabia Design Centre – home base of Finnish design

Visit a Finnish home and look for objects of Iittala, Arabia and Marimekko. I’ll eat my Marimekko napkins in case you don’t find anything. Finnish design is made for every day life; we eat from Arabia plates, drink our coffee

Iittala & Arabia Design Centre – home base of Finnish design

Visit a Finnish home and look for objects of Iittala, Arabia and Marimekko. I’ll eat my Marimekko napkins in case you don’t find anything. Finnish design is made for every day life; we eat from Arabia plates, drink our coffee

Eye on Töölö library

I was seven when I got my first library card. Today I use the “new” library card that I got at the age of 10 or 12, where my signature is still oh so very girlish and childish. During my life I have

Eye on Töölö library

I was seven when I got my first library card. Today I use the “new” library card that I got at the age of 10 or 12, where my signature is still oh so very girlish and childish. During my life I have

Lux Helsinki and freezing temperatures are back!

It is minus 17 celsius degrees, which feels like -25 c because of the wind. The sky is crystal clear and the houses in the centre of Helsinki are full of color. Lux Helsinki and freezing cold winter weather are

Lux Helsinki and freezing temperatures are back!

It is minus 17 celsius degrees, which feels like -25 c because of the wind. The sky is crystal clear and the houses in the centre of Helsinki are full of color. Lux Helsinki and freezing cold winter weather are

Helsinki City Museum, a place to stay and play at

Helsinki City Museum is experimental, child friendly, free of charge, open every day, located in the heart of the city, fun, place to hang out, inspiring and more like a friend or a living room, than just a regular museum.

Helsinki City Museum, a place to stay and play at

Helsinki City Museum is experimental, child friendly, free of charge, open every day, located in the heart of the city, fun, place to hang out, inspiring and more like a friend or a living room, than just a regular museum.

Conquering the towers of Helsinki: Kallio Church

I have a dream, a dream of conquering all the towers of Helsinki. Today I’m again one step closer to make that dream come true, as yesterday I had an unique opportunity to visit the tower of the Kallio church (1912).

Conquering the towers of Helsinki: Kallio Church

I have a dream, a dream of conquering all the towers of Helsinki. Today I’m again one step closer to make that dream come true, as yesterday I had an unique opportunity to visit the tower of the Kallio church (1912).

Allas Sea Pool – swimming in the heart of Helsinki

This year, 2016, has been a real celebration of the Finnish sauna culture in Helsinki. First in March was organized the very first Helsinki Sauna Day (don’t miss the next one in October 29th!), a day when private saunas opened their

Allas Sea Pool – swimming in the heart of Helsinki

This year, 2016, has been a real celebration of the Finnish sauna culture in Helsinki. First in March was organized the very first Helsinki Sauna Day (don’t miss the next one in October 29th!), a day when private saunas opened their

May I present you the master of light, Mr. Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is still today the best know Finnish architect; all the Finns know his name, many of us have some of his designs at home (most popular one is the Aalto vase) and his name is familiar also abroad

May I present you the master of light, Mr. Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is still today the best know Finnish architect; all the Finns know his name, many of us have some of his designs at home (most popular one is the Aalto vase) and his name is familiar also abroad