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…
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…
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.
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…
Folks at Switchmodern.com recently created a great new infographic, “The Fashion & Furniture Color Connection” It’s really well designed and contains a lot of data. I think you would find it interesting: Find what you are looking for today.
LyonelPerabo has added a photo to the pool: The count’s residence from 1677 In Larvik, South-Norway, in September 2014, Source: Nordic Design flickr pool
LyonelPerabo has added a photo to the pool: An non- identified chapel in Larvik, South-Norway, in September 2014, Source: Nordic Design flickr pool
LyonelPerabo has added a photo to the pool: The old hospital In Larvik, South-Norway, in September 2014, Source: Nordic Design flickr pool
LyonelPerabo has added a photo to the pool: The old house of Scottish-Norwegian boatbuilder Colin Archer In Larvik, South-Norway, in September 2014, Source: Nordic Design flickr pool
beetle2001cybergreen has added a photo to the pool: Figgjo Flint Turi Design Grill Tea / Coffee Trio Mid Century Modern Scandinavian 1960’s Retro Source: Nordic Design flickr pool