We don’t know which should be the main subject of the post – the blog or the band – but for those of you who don’t know Uusi Fantasia, get to know their music. Reason: It’s beyond ok. Get to know here.
Uusi Fantasia // click for their myspace
And then about the Off The Record blog and their latest post.
According to themselves:
“Off The Record is independent live music / short film video blog…Bands are invited to play short, mainly acoustic Off The Record session in some unique place such as bowling alley, museum, sailing boat, gym, market place cafeteria, sauna, fan’s apartment…”
Their latest post is pretty unarming.
It’s Uusi Fantasia playing live in a sports hall in Helsinki, with a Finnish old school singer Freeman. This time they sing in Finnish, but if you have limited skills with that, we think this might still be quite nice.
See all the videos and read the story here >>
Uusi Fantasia feat Freeman // click to see the video => lovely
Daniel Palillo, known for stuff like this:
…has now published designs for kids too.
Great pics of classic Finnish design in Artek Open Archives. Have a look! Terrible flash-site unfortunately not loyal to the design principles of the company…
A short video about the two iconic brands together. We approve this collaboration. Might get a pair or two.
Well, we got a good reason to post Ivana Helsinki, a Finnish fashion label run by designer Paola Suhonen.
This week they’ve participated in New York fashion week as the first Finnish brand. As they got publicity, they got also sued by Ivana Trump for trademark infringement. Noting that “Ivana” is Paola’s middle name it’s quite amusing. This is what they said:
“Given the quality of the IVANAhelsinki line and the sophistication of its purchasers and devotees, there is no likelihood that anyone in the relevant consumer group will, for even a moment, suspect that there is any affiliation with Ivana Trump” (NYPost)
Haha. Have a look at their clothes too:
Pics from designfinland.fi
Samuji also know as Samu-Jussi Koski, the ex creative director for Marimekko, has put together a new collection.
Looking good, smelling smooth.
samuji seasonal ss/11
samuji seasonal ss/11
More pics by Juliana Harkki in liisajokinen.com. Liisa Jokinen is a Finnish fashion blogger. She also runs the best and probably the only Helsinki street style blog Hel-looks.