Category Archives: Companies

Hemtex and Marimekko plagiarism, some thoughts.

Recently the Finnish design House Marimekko faced number of plagiarism claims, some of them seem obvious and some of them less. This series of accusations provoked a harsh discussions across the globe. As a result, the image of Marimekko was clearly damaged, thus I assume, it will be visible in their sales figures. While reading the comments of the news articles, I saw some of the folks come up with feeling that somebody wants to fire down Marimekko as a business. The frequency of appearance…

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Top 10 Architectural Visualization Companies in Finland

In order to provide a little orientation aid to our readers, Nordic Design Blog has compiled a Top 10 list of architectural visualization firms in Finland: 3Dims Työhuone ArchPlus Visual3 Rambol Stormbit Hot Snow Design Real Bit 3D Artpix Vuorio & Torkkel Ppinterior Feel free to recommend the companies in comments to this post.

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F-Secure Lokki – a nice app that make your life easier.

F-Secure’s brand new cell iphone app is a simply and secure method to show the particular locations exactly where all your family members are located. F-Secure says about the Lokki: “We know that nobody wants to be tracked, so we created Lokki around people and places, instead of focusing on tracking your family members on a map.” Lokki is a free application and it’s available on all biggest mobile platforms. Link: Lok.ki

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Floating air cleaning appliance wins Electrolux Design Lab 2012 Contest

We always were the big fans of Electrolux Design Lab and this year we are glad to offer a Video press release of this year’s event. More info: October 25, 2012 Floating air cleaning appliance wins Electrolux Design Lab 2012 Contest A hands-free stirring utensil. A tasting spoon that tells you what ingredient is lacking. This is what the future of household and cooking appliances looks like at the 10th annual Electrolux Design Lab competition. Aeroball by Jan Ankiersztajn from Poland was awarded first prize…

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Hot Snow Design: New website

Hot Snow Design launched their face-lifted site, they have wrote in their blog: We are proud to present to you our renewed website. Over the past few months we’ve been working hard on building Hot Snow Design, taking the company to a different level having a new image, plan and business vision. We’ve got many competitors in this industry, so our main goal of the brand new site was to put us apart from the crowd – by means of showcasing our expertise and our…

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DESIGN TALENT WANTED

DESIGN TALENT WANTED FOR YOUNG AND DYNAMIC DESIGN TEAM! Muuto is looking for new exciting design talent in the Nordic region! Please apply through the Muuto Talent Award 2011, a design competition for students of design schools in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. Qualifications required: Personality, creativity and a good idea for a new Muuto product within furniture, lighting or home accessories! Send your “application” to talent@muuto.com as a pdf presentation! BACKGROUND / PRESS INFORMATION Muuto Talent Award was initiated in 2009, and so…

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Fotolia

Well, the time has come for another stock agency review. This time I am choosing Fotolia.com. I have been a member on Fotolia for about 2 years. I have used it as a source for imaginery for my web and packaging design mockups. Fotolia has a very large image database, totaling over 6.8 million images and 900,000+ illustrations. They do offer affiliate plans and subscriptions for buyers. The review times for Fotolia differ greatly from day to day. Sometimes, the images will be reviewed mere…

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Unica

All of Unica pieces are unique and limited edition sculptures produced as single item Glass, graphic and visual artist, Anne Haavind usually works with glass and large functional shapes. Anne grew up in Ekely, an artist colony in Oslo founded in the 1940s where among others, the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch lived and worked. Surrounded and inspired by creative minds from an early age, it was a logical step for her to go on to pursue a formal education as an artist herself. The influences…

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