Finland

NEW SPOT: SIS. DELI + CAFE WEEGEE ESPOO

March 27th, 2013

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you like the SIS. deli’s in Helsinki, this is their first one in Espoo. 
  2. Go there for a good cup of coffee – or a Read more…

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NEW SPOT: BAR & CO HELSINKI

November 8th, 2012

3 reasons to go there:

  1. For cocktails, champagne or wine.
  2. Designer Joanna Laajisto created four different rooms: a library Read more…

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TRIED & TESTED: LOKAL HELSINKI

June 23rd, 2012

Most striking feature:

Part exhibition space, part shop and part coffee place. Lokal is a 3-in-1 concept. The enthusiastic owner, Katja Hagelstam, told me about her job as a photographer and the book she made for the World Design Capital 2012 programme called Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: KAMPPI CHAPEL OF SILENCE HELSINKI

June 22nd, 2012

Most striking feature:

First church on Petite Passport. The Chapel of Silence is build last year and is part of the World Design Capital 2012 programme. You can visit it throughout the day. It’s a small church made entirely out of wood. It already won the Chicago Athenaeum International  Architecture Award in 2010 when it wasn’t even open. It’s not used for services, but Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: SUSHI & DINE HELSINKI

June 22nd, 2012

Most striking feature:

If you love to eat fish, you will love Helsinki. I’ve never tasted salmon as good as in this temporarily design capital. Sushi Bar is a well-knowed name among people who love sushi. There are several outlets in the city, but the newest one is located close to the Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: PINO HELSINKI

June 21st, 2012

Most striking feature:

I first read about this cool store on We Heart I think, and I was like: have to go there someday. Well last week I had the chance of visiting Pino. It’s a Finnish design store where a lot is very affordable. Maybe because they don’t sell huge furniture Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: BOULEVARD SOCIAL HELSINKI

June 21st, 2012

Most striking feature:

Only opened for three weeks right now and a restaurant of the same owners of Gajin (on the corner of this block). It’s situated next to the Klaus K hotel – close to everything else in the city. From the big high street chains to the Design District. Anyway: the owners of Boulevard Social used their travels and their love of surf (there’s a surfboard hanging in the bar area) to decorate the place. Expect not too much fuss in the interior. Simple Read more…


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LIKE TO HAVE: MARIMEKKO MAP OF HELSINKI

June 20th, 2012

To everyone who goes to Helsinki this year, make sure to pick up your free copy of the Marimekko Map of Helsinki. It’s a beautiful designed map which is definitely worth hanging on your wall (and it’s huge: 8 x A4 papers). On the other side you’ll find Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: THE MEN BY MY O MY HELSINKI

June 20th, 2012

Most striking feature:

I’ve stumbled on this beautiful men’s wear shop when I walked through the Design District of Helsinki. My o My is a famous women’s wear boutique in the center of the city and this is where all the good looking men of Helsinki come to buy their shirts, pants or funny sneakers. As a girl don’t be shy Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: MOKO HELSINKI

June 19th, 2012

Most striking feature:

Sissy Boy Homeland (concept store in the Netherlands) of Finland. At Moko they sell mainly interior stuff. From heavy items like a tables and couches to a simple notebook and Read more…


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