Have you had a look at this already? CTRL’s FW10 LOOKBOOK, Groundhog day collection. It has a brilliant look lookwise + the clothes look great. Take a look! Looks good! How do you think it looks?
“You do stuff and then it’s done” -CTRL
Pictures taken from the lookbook.
We just wrote a post about I Know Why No, Aino Vainio’s clothes label.
Here’s her collaboration with musician Jaakko Eino Kalevi & Kennel Helsinki director Miikka Lommi. Love it.
Designer Aino Vainio, who’s behind the I Know Why No – collection, must be really poor, since all her clothes seem to have holes in them.
Her designs are pretty cool and so are the photos. Very Finnish.
Pictures are from different collections. Idea for the post is stolen from liisajokinen.com. Thanks again!
Yes it’s not summer anymore in Finland and to many it means putting bikes into shelters. Talking about bikes, look at these. Pelago Bicycles is a local shop that started designing their own bikes in 2009. Nice home grown entrepreneurship. To get inspiration how to ride a bike year round have a look at Mikael Colville-Andersen’s blog Copenhagen Cycle Chic. This interesting Danish blogger just added some photos from his visit to Helsinki.
Of course there is Jopo too, Volkswagen of bikes.
Futuro House is a strike of genius of designer / architect Matti Suuronen. Unfortunately many people seem to gravitate towards different kinds of housing forms even though Futuro has been around since the late 60s.
Conceptual living for the future family
In the year 2000
Futuro house also featured in another Finn hit, Jimi Tenor’s Year of the Apocalypse video. Space priest = WIN.
Helsinki Design Week is here again. Or actually was.
HÄ? — Finnish-Chinese visual dictionary by Kasino Creative Studio
So, more about the event next year. Ps. Design Week stuff about the visual dictionary here. Kasino Creative website here.
The creative team (from left): Harri Koskinen, Johanna Eliisa Laitanen, Klaus Haapaniemi, Mia Wallenius, Heikki Salonen, Linda Bergroth and Antto Melasniemi.
Inside HEL YES
Iittala plates by Klaus Haapaniemi
London is always nice, but from the 15th of September onwards it also has great food.
HEL YES is a pop up designer restaurant and exhibition offering a taste of Finnish food and design during London Design Festival 15.9. – 3.10.2010. You can expect pure, simple, primitive tastes and some game & berries.
Here are some links to articles about it.
‘Move over Swedes; it’s Finland’s turn to make waves.’ (Style.com)
‘This is one of those events which aims to change your mind about a place. Or not, if the Helsinki of your imagination is full of fabulous contemporary textiles, delicious food and strange tables’ (Independent.co.uk)
More about the designers on the article ‘Fin Things’ (vogue.co.uk)
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Reindeer stew, a typical Finnish breakfast.