Alessi introduces the iconic espresso makers 9090 and La Conica in vivid original versions

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Avotakka’s picks for hygge home decor: “I’m dreaming of a perfectly cozy armchair and footstool”

The dark and cold months of later autumn and winter are bound to make you miss the warmth, light, and colors of summer, but there’s no need to despair. Avotakka Art Director Elina Henttonen put together a to-do list for Design Stories on how to really get the best out of long evenings at home. She also threw in some great gift tips for good measure. Read the story

What’s new: Frama’s Deep Forest scented candle

Frama’s luxurious Deep Forest scented candle pampers the friends of floral, green and woody aromas. The beautifully packaged candle is available in two different sizes. Read the story

Talking with 3 Creators of Nordic Happiness: “The best part? Sharing a passion with others”

Annaleena Leino, Suvi Melender-Lågland and Allan Torp each received honorable mentions for their pioneering and sustained work as design-focused content creators, as part of the first FDS Influencer Awards. Design Stories spoke with the tenacious trio about their early days, memorable encounters with followers, and elements that keep things interesting. Read the story

Beautiful candleholder brings a captivating ambience to your home – we listed 7 bestsellers!

A candleholder is a small yet effective interior detail that creates the setting for an atmospheric light both on festive occasions and cozy everyday evenings. At its best, a holder is a lovely decorative piece even without a candle. Pick your favorite and enjoy the warmth of a flicker! Read the story

Mika and Julie Tolvanen’s work and free time overlap on the island of Lauttasaari in Helsinki

On weekday mornings, Mika and Julie Tolvanen walk through a forest close to the shore of Lauttasaari where they can see the sea glistening behind the trees. The workplace of the couple behind the Pidät brand is only meters, not kilometers, from their home. Read the story

Ilmari Tapiovaara’s Maija lamp (1955)

Ilmari Tapiovaara is best known for his interior and furniture design. Most people are familiar with the Domus chair and Pirkka collection, but did you know that Tapiovaara also designed lamps? One of the most beautiful is Maija, which is currently part of Santa & Cole’s selection. Read the story

3 delicious and comforting vegetable dishes for the fall

Japanese-style Brussels sprouts, noodles and squash in a creamy miso sauce and coconut-flavored panna cotta with persimmon. Step out of your comfort zone and try delicious new flavors with familiar vegetables. Read the story

Alessi introduces the iconic espresso makers 9090 and La conica in vivid original versions

To celebrate its centennial, Alessi treats design lovers to intriguing special editions: Richard Sapper’s espresso coffee maker 9090 and Aldo Rossi’s La Conica are featured in the Alessi 100 Values Collection as previously unpublished original versions. Read the story

In the spotlight: Brabantia’s Bo sorting campaign

With roots in a small Dutch village, Brabantia has transformed household chores across the world. Now is your chance to enjoy 20% off Bo Touch Bins, Pedal Bins and Laundry Bins by the sustainably-minded brand. Join us in discovering Finnish Design Shop’s frequently updated product campaigns, allowing you to save on long-term interior investments. Read the story

Bright green enlivens the space – add the color with these products!

The pop of charming green brightens up the living space and is a top trend of the season. Green spots of color can be easily brought home whether you’re looking for a few accents or a full-on redesign. See the picks and introduce some green into your interior! Read the story

What’s new: HAY’s Arcs shade

HAY’s Arcs shade is part of the eagerly awaited Muller Van Severen for HAY collection. The steel shade plays with curved shapes and creates a gentle soft glow, both on the table or hanging on the ceiling. Read the story

Franckly Visits: The new exciting era of Paimio Sanatorium

Paimio Sanatorium was Alvar Aalto’s international breakthrough and a functionalist “total work of art”. Now the building is on the verge of a new era, under the Paimio Sanatorium Foundation. The Franckly Visits column takes you on a tour to inspiring architecture and design destinations – nice to have you with us! Read the story

TEN: 10 years, 10 stories, 10 products at Artek 2nd Cycle selling exhibition

The Artek 2nd Cycle store in Helsinki is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a selling exhibition consisting of specially selected rarities and beautifully patinated pieces by Finnish designers including Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maija Heikinheimo and Paavo Tynell. Read the story

New York on foot: Fifth Avenue

Already walking the streets of New York is an experience in itself. Mondo picked three streets leading to the best places in Manhattan and Brooklyn, each worth experiencing. First up is Fifth Avenue, which runs along Central Park and is known for its glamor and towering skyscrapers. Read the story

9 tips for creating a functional home office in the middle of the apartment

Even after the pandemic, remote work from home is here to stay. Working from home for seven years already, Kasia Rutkowiak shares her best tips for designing a functional home office in a small space. Read the story

Ask the Customer Service: “How do I buy the right amount of curtain fabric?”

New curtains, cushion covers and other home textiles are a quick way to update your home decor. However, when buying curtain fabric, there are a few important things to keep in mind. Design Stories’ column seeks answers to questions that puzzle design lovers around the world. Read the story

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