Helsingin Sanomat – EVIRA: Evidence of Chernobyl nuclear accident still in Finnish fish and mushrooms

The toxicity of predatory fish and mushrooms still exceeds the EU recommendations in Western Finland. The fish and mushrooms tested in the southwestern town of Vammala still exhibit elevated levels of the radioactivve isotope caesium-137 and mercury, even 20 years after the Chernobyl nuclear accident. In the view of the Finnish Food and Safety Authority (Evira), the Vammala results reflect the situation across the southern and western regions of Finland. Read more: [Helsingin Sanomat in English](http://www.hs.fi/english/article/EVIRA+Evidence+of+Chernobyl+nuclear+accident+still+in+Finnish+fish+and+mushrooms/1135229857221)

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Urban collective: a theme of this month

Many of you probably already know [Urban Collective](http://www.urbancollective.com/) online art magazine, their theme issues based on submissions made by contributing designers and it is a good showcase for new talents. This month’s theme is TRANSPARENCY: Transparency Trans·par·en·cy – a picture, design, or the like on glass or some translucent substance, made visible by light shining through from behind. Seeing beyond what is in front of you, through layers upon layers a visual is created, and what that visual is only you can tell us. Deadline:…

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Radio by Ihreborn

.flickr-photo { } .flickr-frame { float: left; text-align: center; margin-right: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } dots, originally uploaded by studio5. Swedish company [Ihreborn](http://www.ihreborn.se/) is well known in Scandinavia as producer of stylish sofas and chairs. Company’s leading designer, Jonas Ihreborn is famous in Sweden for his sense of quality and creativity.

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Tervetuloa!

.flickr-photo { } .flickr-frame { float: left; text-align: center; margin-right: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Tervetuloa!, originally uploaded by januari.elva. Ebisu,Tokyo,08/2007. The Finnish Tourist Board in Japan released New Magazine,’TORi’ Vol,5. www.moimoifinland.com Uploaded by januari.elva on 21 Aug 07, 6.52PM EEST.

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Harald Hynell: Tree Hanger

We love designs of Swedish designer [Harald Hynell](http://www.hynell.com), his Lap Tray is my personal favorite. This time he introduces his latest creation, Tree hanger. It’s look and functionality are brilliant as his other works are. Harald says in his own blog: *A hanger that looks like a branch is not a new idea but I’v always been intrigued by the tree. The organic shape is fascinating. The trees I scribbled in my school books during the years are countless.* Link: [www.hynell.com](http://www.hynell.com)

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The Hotsnow Design Studio site and other stuff

After number of months of eventual work during night hours I finally launched site of my own design studio: [Hotsnow.fi](http://hotsnow.fi). You welcome to visit, browse gallery of works and share your comments on [Hotsnow blog](http://blog.hotsnow.fi). Regarding the life here, in Helsinki, there are some activities after some quet summer weeks, one of them is The [Helsinki Festival](http://www.helsinginjuhlaviikot.fi/index.php?&lang=en_GB), that promise many events that will sure entertain you and give some enthousiastic mood for upcoming fall. I’d like to note personally the concert of PMMP, that will…

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