Category Archives: Inspiration

Silence.

Silence – precisely what is coming first to the mind when do you spend here some period, and what’s associating with Finland as long as you’re abroad. Silence and tranquility, sometimes it’s so deep that you could even hear the noise of dropping snowflakes. This feeling of calmness and Peace spreads on every part of live here except the evenings from the pubs and Ice hockey matches. You see the idea all over the place: from the general public transport, from the residential blocks and…

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Why the World Loves all things Scandinavian

With Swedish food sales to the UK increasing by approaching a third over the last five years, and Norway and Denmark also reporting an increase in exports intended for Britain, not to mention the unstoppable rise of Scandinavian detective fiction, in TV, film and book form, from Wallander to The Killing, it’s starting to feel the world has an unquenchable thirst for all things Nordic. IKEA expansion But it’s furniture and furniture design that remain Scandinavia’s best-loved exports across the world. Swedish firm IKEA, for example, is on the search for…

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Sous les Cerisiers

Sous les Cerisiers Restaurant & atelier 12 rue Stanislas, 75006 Paris France www.souslescerisiers.com The latest restaurant design by Ralston & Bau is an intimate space in Paris that is dedicated to a balanced fusion of Japanese and French gastronomy. “Sous les Cerisiers” (under the cherry trees) is an invitation to taste the delicious cooking of Sakura. Both cultures have influenced the theatrical interior concept. The classic opera and geisha cultures from France and Japan can be seen in the scenographic layers, costumes and shadows cast…

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W* House / Wallpaper

[http://www.wallpaper.com/whouse/](http://www.wallpaper.com/whouse/) “About The W* House We thought it only fair to throw open the doors to The W* House and share with you our wealth of experience in the design world. From cutlery to cupboards, pots to plumbing, The W* House features our favourite pieces of design from around the globe, room by room. We’ll update them every time we find something new we like, building the collection into an archive for as long as the pieces are for sale. Practicality isn’t often a buzzword…

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Transplant

Transplant is a design and business centre which allows you to go from idea to final concept without wasting time. A creative plateform with room for exhibitions, seminars and meetings, a place for small and grand occasions alike. Our tools for design and product development – the material library and the prototype workshop – are unique resources at your disposal. The building, which is designed by architect Attila Eris (known for example for his work with Paul Klee Zentrum, Bern, on appointment by Renzo Piano),…

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Mr Di – Black

Exlusive tablelamp in black glossy lacquer and Black/gold lampshade. Lampfot is made in baroque style, the lamp gives a very worm soft light. Mr Di is the large table lamp, and then you can also buy Mrs Di that is the smaller version. Designer: Markus Hällstrand & Michael Carlsson Brand: Eli Gnosjö Via [Pid.se](http://www.pid.se/en/lighting/table/mr_di_1737.html)

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H&M + Marimekko

Image: [Fabsugar](http://fabsugar.com/gallery/243694?page=0,19,0) H&M decided to dig into the vibrant Marimekko archives and bring back the bold retro prints for their Tribute to Marimekko collection, in stores April 10. Swimsuits, dresses, scarves, tops, and bottoms will all be available in vivid color combos like red and pink, olive and orange, and red and turquoise. Selected parts of the collection will also be sold at 10 Corso Como Milan and 10 Corso Como Seoul, and at Dover Street Market in London. Link: [H&M](http://www.hm.com/) Via [Fabsugar](http://fabsugar.com/1115089)

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Double Exposure

We have wrote about talented photographer Uzi Varon in our blog. His Double Exposure project was shown in Helsinki last January and is booked to Tampere for next fall and then to Helsinki again on March 2007. Thanks to Uzi, he published today the project on his website, and we now able to enjoy it online. The project contain 27 images made from two photographs taken in Israel and Finland. Compared together these pictures giving amazing and sometimes really moving effect. The music by Jason…

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Reykjavik on GOING TO of NYTimes

I noticed one interesting article about Reykjavik in GOING TO section of New York Times: WHY GO NOW In 2006 the United States population will reach 300 million, and Iceland’s will hit 300,000. In national pride, the two countries will remain about equal, which goes a long way toward explaining why Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, refuses to feel like a small town. About two-thirds of Icelanders live in the city and its suburbs, and if the concentration of museums and galleries, bookstores, excellent restaurants and lively…

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