Space for creativity – a former hair salon turned into an inspiring studio

A tangle of electrical cables and echoing space gave way to soft tones when interior designer Laura Seppänen converted a former hairdressing salon into a studio and showroom for herself. Read the story

PAN Treetop Cabins, inspired by the Moomins, erected in Finnskogen, Norway

For the PAN Treetop Cabin project, Norwegian architect Espen Surnevik drew inspiration from Tove Jansson's Moomin stories. The treetop rental cabins are located in forest terrain inhabited long ago by Finnish immigrants. Read the story

Palace Restaurant’s Michelin star is shining once again

The legendary, new and improved Palace Restaurant in Helsinki has reclaimed its place among the Michelin-awarded restaurants in Finland. When Palace was in touch with Swedish Note Design Studio, their intent was not to go for trendy interiors – quite the opposite, in fact. They wanted to create a timeless atmosphere that would honour the unique history of the location. Read the story

Bob the Robot moved into an old bread factory

Studio Joanna Laajisto designed a new home for the advertising agency, Bob the Robot, in the former Elanto bread factory in Sörnäinen, Helsinki. The result, House of Bobs, is not a conventional office space. Read the story

Amos Rex is a new landmark in Helsinki

The new art museum Amos Rex opens its doors in downtown Helsinki after the construction work, which took two and a half years to complete. The museum partially located underground was designed by JKMM Architects. Read the story

A chapel on the island of Kemiö: “Here we have everything that we have always dreamed about”

Heikki and Kaija Siren’s sea chapel inspired a place for quiet that has everything a person needs. Read the story

The modern over-the-counter store in Helsinki

Alko, the Finnish retail seller of alcoholic beverages, had its Töölöntori store in Helsinki renovated in 1930s style as part of the company’s 85th anniversary celebrations. The unique nostalgia store was designed by design agency Kuudes. Read the story

Alvar Aalto and the colors of the Paimio Sanatorium

The Paimio Sanatorium is considered to be one of Alvar Aalto’s most important works. The functionalist building was built as a tuberculosis sanatorium. It is situated in the middle of a beautiful pine forest and is an impressive site up to this day. Read the story

The enchanting Casa Vicens

The Casa Vicens in Barcelona, designed by Antoni Gaudí, dazzles with its spectrum of colors and detail. After being a private residence for more than 130 years, the UNESCO World Heritage Site has, after an extensive restoration, been opened to the public. Read the story

The most beautiful house on the island

The modern summer villa in the Stockholm archipelago has been designed with nature in mind. Read the story