Category Archives: Finland

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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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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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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Wonderwater Frozen Lights

Wonderwater Frozen Lights will be a dramatic installation of ice lanterns in Helsinki’s Senate Square to celebrate the Open Doors Weekend of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012. The display will help raise awareness of the water footprint. Two massive ice blocks from Lapland each represent the water footprint of 3 873 litres used daily per person in Finland, while 150 litre ice lanterns represent the domestic use per person in Finland. Illuminating the darkest season of the year, Wonderwater has invited designers and architects…

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Plan for Guggenheim Helsinki moves forward

City of Helsinki receives the concept and development study for a potential Guggenheim museum in Helsinki. Report proposes location, purpose, financing and governance of a museum and recommends moving forward with an architectural competition. Helsinki, Finland – A new Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki would make a distinct contribution to Finland’s cultural landscape, according to the concept and development study that representatives of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation delivered officially on Tuesday morning, January 10, to Mayor Jussi Pajunen. The study was commissioned by the City…

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A dent in the road.

Every time when I driving home i forgetting to bypass around the dent in the road in front of Nokia Headquarters in Keilaniemi. Each time I say for myself: don’t forget to come round it at the next time, idiot! And it happens again. I am get to use that roads are good here and no need to drive around small and big obstacles, dents and bumps on the roads. And this small dent exists here only to remind me that things can be different.

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NZELA Table

NZELA is a sturdy modular table set made of grade A birch plywood. Plywood is used instead of plain solid wood because of its better resistance to the effects caused by humidity. The no-tool setup takes a mere 3 minutes per table and you may seamlessly conjoin – in whichever direction – as many tables. Storage is also easy – simply disassemble and place the table parts in a neat pile. NZELA may not only be used for dining but also as a conference table,…

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Timo Soini become a subject of cartoon

Parliamentary elections and the rising of right-wing True Finns (Perussuomalaiset) in popularity polls has put vandals into the action. Based in Helsinki, the Finnish electoral office window last night been vandalized. On a window has been elected a burlesque cartoon depicting a head of Perussuomalaiset Timo Soini Soini head was connected to naked cartoon pig’s body. Next to apparently computer drawing was written: Roh, röh. Also, the election window was scratched. True Finns have made a case of a complaint, “says the Helsinki District board…

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