by Josh Rubin
MyOrigo is a Finnish company developing a new smartphone called the MyDevice. Despite this branding disaster, the device looks like it will be pretty interesting. The feature set is standard for a smartphone -calling, messaging, personal info mgt...
Maija Louekari Illustrations
by Lost At E Minor
We loved Maija Louekari's hand-drawn illustrations even before discovering that she has worked as a freelance textile designer for Marimekko. Her HO-HOI! fabric topped the Textile Design category at the Elle International Design Awards in 2006...
Interview: Minna Kemell-Kutvonen and Sami Ruotsalainen
Two Marimekko creatives discuss the brand's learning culture and their latest "weather diary" collection
by Kat Herriman
As the Helsinki-based brand gears up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its iconic Unikko (poppy) print, Marimekko is still very much the prolific and relevant design house that it was when it was founded by Viljo and Armi Ratiain in 1951. The...
Kustaa Saksi for Marimekko Spring 2015
Deep water flora and fauna serve as the inspiration for this all-Finnish collaborative collection
by Hans Aschim
Few brands garner instant recognition with just a glance at a single pattern, but Marimekko is surely one of them. The beloved Finnish label—first made popular in the US in the swinging '60s—is a longtime favorite for their bright yet tasteful home...
Eero Aarnio Proto Watch
Known for creating the era-defining Ball Chair of the sixties, Eero Aarnio, along with Stepan Sarpaneva (a talented Finnish watchmaker), created this one-of-a-kind 2001 "Proto," based upon Eero's original designs (see them here). Today...
by Lost At E Minor
Finnish artist Riitta Ikonen creates impressive costumes for her subjects, who then incorporate them into their environments in playful and hilarious ways. The experiences of the people wearing Ikonen's creations as they ride on subways, walk...
Korona K1 Prototype by Stepan Sarpaneva
Helsinki watchmaker, Stepan Sarpaneva, nephew of the famed Finnish mid-century designer Timo Sarpaneva, has produced yet another stellar timepiece, the Korona K1. Following the success of his very limited and sold-out Supernova series (featured...
Sarpeneva Korona K3 Red Moon
One of Finland's most exclusive mechanical watchmaking companies, Sarpaneva, recently introduced the Korona K3 Red Moon. Featuring a red-hued moon phase indicator—reminiscent of the Harvest Moon typically seen in Europe this time of year...
Finnish Summer Houses
by Doug Black
Nobody appreciates the summer more than Scandinavians. After seven months of winter they savor the brief spell of long days and temperate climates like a precious resource. Many residents—particularly those from Finland—choose to spend...
Eero Aarnio launches an update to his renowned 1968 Pastil Chair on a new private-sale site
by Karen Day
Getting a "do-over" usually only happens in video games, and it's even rarer still in the world of design. With Eero Aarnio's molded fiberglass Soap Chair, he's improved on his own classic design, creating a version of his revered 1968 Pastil Chair...
by Ami Kealoha
Our friends at Kiosk have just introduced their fifth and latest collection, this time sourced from the far reaches of Finland. Like always, the Kiosk team traveled abroad to find the best everyday classics. The collection features a lot of bold...
by Josh Rubin
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