Idyllic summer cabin in the Houtskär archipelago

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Style for your home, naturally – presenting 8 products inspired by nature

They say that nature is the best designer. The dazzling colors, fascinating patterns and ingenious forms found in nature have also inspired designers and artists throughout the centuries. We picked eight products from Finnish Design Shop's selection where you can see Mother Nature’s handiwork. Read the story

Creating tranquility in a summer idyll

“When heading off to the summer cabin, pack summer delicacies, swimwear and games to play outdoors – and not even a single old computer,” writes Design Stories columnist Hanna-Katariina Mononen. Read the story

Get inspired by colors and give your home a vibrant new look

Red, yellow, blue, and green – bright colors are making a comeback in our homes. If you feel a bit color-shy, start off by adding in accent colors with smaller details and accessories. Forget the strict interior rules and play freely with bold tones! Read the story

TOP5 in July: The most inspiring new products

In July, Finnish Design Shop’s selection expanded with Yrjö Kukkapuro's iconic Remmi chair, several beautiful lighting designs, and many products suitable for the home office – despite the summer sun, heat, and holiday season. Check out our favorites among the latest arrivals! Read the story

Minna Kemell-Kutvonen’s idyllic summer cabin in the Houtskär archipelago

The windows of the sheltered cabin give a magnificent view of the landscape in Houtskär, an island group in the Finnish Archipelago. Large ships pass by every now and then, their sound giving a rhythm to the flow of the day. The Kemell-Kutvonen family lives a tranquil life on the island during the summer, enjoying relaxed activities and the simplicity of the surroundings. Read the story

Wood is the new trend in decor – explore the finest wooden furniture

Although wood has always been part of Scandinavian interior design, it is now more visible in homes than ever before. Wood wins people over in all colors and shapes, and different types of wood can be boldly combined. Is your favorite expressive walnut, alluring ash or eternally classic oak? Read the story

9 portable table lamps – bring light wherever you go

Light without limits! The cordless lighting gives you the freedom to create a cozy atmosphere in whatever spot you choose and is perfect for a cottage, garden, terrace, or any place without electricity. We picked 9 lighting ideas that will add a magical ambiance to the summer and autumn evenings. Read the story

Mac Collins’ 009 pinewood bowls are a combination of stocky and sculptural

Mac Collins is one of the designers who contributed to Finnish brand Vaarnii’s debut collection. Collins’ wooden bowls perfectly capture the brand’s unique aesthetics, where brutalism meets sophistication. Read the story

Nikari’s July stool was inspired by nature

Designed by Nao Tamura, the July stool brings together timeless design and Nikari’s signature craftsmanship and respect for the environment. The beautiful wooden stool, which is well suited for use as a seat or side table, is unique and versatile. Read the story

Finnish Design Shop becomes carbon-neutral by protecting forest biodiversity

Starting from 2021, Finnish Design Shop will be offsetting its carbon dioxide emissions by protecting Finnish forests. According to CEO Teemu Kiiski, forest conservation is an effective way of both compensating for emissions and helping biodiversity to thrive. Read the story

8 aesthetic mirrors to elevate your home

Whether you need to check your hair or make the room seem bigger and brighter, a beautiful mirror often gives a space that perfect finishing touch. Design Stories rounded up 8 mirrors that are sure to make any design lover’s heart flutter! Read the story

Rand electric boats: a new generation of boating emerges from Denmark

As battery technology continues to evolve, zero-emission and silent electric speedboats are on their way to becoming mainstream. One of the pioneers in the field is the Danish company Rand, whose boats merge modern technology with timeless Scandinavian elegance. Read the story

Top 6 picks by Danish photographer and interior stylist Mia Mortensen

Being drawn to sculptural yet functional shapes, Mia Mortensen chose her favorite items from Finnish Design Shop’s selection. Her choices include playful shapes, organic materials and pieces that create emotion. Read the story

Herman Studio: “We aim to balance the contrast between the elegant and the powerful”

Helle Herman Mortensen and Jonas Herman Pedersen work closely together with both their design agency Herman Studio and the Form & Refine brand. In an interview with Design Stories, the designer couple sheds light on their creative process and what makes their collaboration work so well. Read the story

Loft living in an old fire station

Julia and Riku’s loft is a bright apartment with black accents, located in a former fire station in Lahti. With the help of thorough planning and good design, the couple were able to tailor the one-bedroom apartment for the needs of their family of four. Read the story

The best summer house kitchen is inviting yet practical

The cottage or cabin kitchen is a place for laughter and endless conversations and preparing the most delicious seasonal dishes. However, its feel is often more unique, playful, and rustic than an everyday kitchen. Take a peek at these functional interior details that will delight you in your cottage, summer house, or home kitchen! Read the story

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