Welcome Original Thinkers (AKA WOT QUIZ)

Folks at KimberlyClark recently created short and fun personality quiz that they call Welcome Original Thinkers or the WOT Quiz: www.wotquiz.com What did they say about this project: Kimberly-Clark thrives on original thinking and we are currently recruiting original thinkers to add to our teams. We’ve launched a new recruitment campaign, “Welcome Original Thinkers,” to find great talent that can help us solve problems and create solutions before consumers even know they need them. I’ve put all the info including videos, images and more on…

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Helsinki Applies Smart & Clean Solutions to Develop Islands for Eco-tourism

Helsinki, Finland – Two previously closed islands off the Helsinki city center shoreline opened to the public in May 2016, vacated from earlier use by the Finnish Defense Forces. Located 2.5 miles – 15 minutes by waterbus ­– from Helsinki Market Square in the South Harbor, the twin fortress islands of Vallisaari and Kuninkaansaari provide high potential for recreation and tourism, featuring unique nature and deep layers of Finnish cultural history.   The islands’ governing body, Finnish wildlife administration Metsähallitus, and the City of Helsinki seek…

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by Lassen launches the Tired Man Footstool and a smaller sized Frame Sideboard

Flemming Lassen designed the iconic Tired Man armchair in 1935 for the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild competition. Its striking organic curves and voluminous armrests caused a sensation and today overstuffed furniture has become synonymous as the ‘Flemming Lassen style’. By Lassen relaunched the Tired Man in 2015 to great acclaim with the chair going onto win the award for ‘comeback of the year’ at the Danish Design Awards.  As a direct extension of the chair, by Lassen now launches the Tired Man Footstool, which references the…

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IKEA Recalls 29 Million Dressers And Chests After 6 Toddler Deaths

http://www.forbes.com/sites/yehongzhu/2016/06/28/ikea-recalls-29-million-dressers-after-6-toddler-deaths/#70a0b19e4609 IKEA recalls it in USA and Canada, but not in Scandinavian countries yet. Finnish site is silent about it, and their support persons answering that if you will attach it to the wall with provided kit nothing bad happens. We continue to monitor this issue.

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Award winning designer Margrethe Odgaard designs rug for Muuto

MUUTO INTRODUCES ‘PLY’ BY AWARD WINNING DESIGNER MARGRETHE ODGAARD – A CONTEMPORARY RUG DESIGN BASED ON TRADITIONAL SCANDINAVIAN CRAFT The renowned Danish textile and color designer Margarethe Odgaard, with a background in Scandinavian weaving tradition, has created a timeless rug design, which adds a stylish, underplayed elegance to any home. The inspiration came from great Danish weavers, and the intention was to create a functional rug of high quality with a simple, yet animated pattern. PLY is therefore a rug, which functions as both a…

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