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
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
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
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 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
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
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espresso coffee maker 9090 and Aldo Rossi’s La Conica are featured in the Alessi 100 Values Collection as previously unpublished original versions.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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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