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  • The Giant Lipstick: using art for change

    By Staff | News

    "Did you know that lipstick tubes are not recycled? That’s why I have transformed these tubes into a piece of art containing 5000 lipsticks." - Agne Kisonaite Four tubes of lipstick are sold every second in the world. And they are not recyclable....


  • Finding peace at Lake Saimaa - Finland

    By Staff | Travel

    Just three hours north of Helsinki, the Lake Saimaa region is centred on the small towns of Mikkeli and Savonlinna with plenty of forested countryside in between. At approximately 4,400 square kilometres, Saimaa is the largest lake in Finland and the...


  • Focus Finland: Paloni, up-and-coming Finnish designers

    By Kate | Events

    "The name Paloni means "my fire" or "my passion" in Finnish. I don't believe our designers do what they do for money or fame, but because it's the exact thing they need to do and want to do." - Minna Särelä We end our Focus Finland with the ins...


  • Focus Finland: Nurmi, timeless, minimal, nordic

    By Melissa | Men

    “The Nurmi designs are distinguishably Scandinavian: this is not a conscious decision but definitely the surroundings have had an influence in this. Finland is full of contrasts. Freezing cold, snowy winter and hot summer days. Dark winter and ni...


  • Focus Finland: Minna Hepburn, vintage inspired, bohemian flair

    By Kate | Women

    Finnish-born Minna Hepburn has been making beautiful dresses and garments from sustainable, recycled and UK textiles since 2008. Under her eponymous label, Minna, the London-based designer has added a new, ethically produced, affordable bridal line t...


  • Focus Finland: spending the day with Paola Suhonen of Ivana Helsinki

    By Kate | Women

    The day is never boring with Ivana Helsinki designer Paola Suhonen... it starts with black coffee, stops at her boutique, art gallery talks, film promotion, factory visit, music video editing, snowboarding, and ends in sauna...  (as told to Kate Bla...


  • Lindsay Lohan gets 'ethical' on Letterman

    By Staff | News

    Lindsay Lohan made a rare appearance on talk show television last night on the David Letterman Show. Without a doubt a PR move by her team, the rare interview showed her vulnerability and her ethical fashion fondness. The Floral Print Stretch Silk Dr...


  • Focus Finland: Ivana Helsinki, poetic visuality

    By Melissa | Women

    “The Finnish identity includes a beautiful melancholy undercurrent. Its elements are a close connection with nature and the contrasts of the changing seasons,”   Paola Suhonen Ivana Helsinki is all about telling a story. It is the story th...


  • Focus Finland: FINSK, crafting the ideal footprint

    By Melissa | Women

    “I regard sustainable design as something that lasts much longer than a season, both visually and quality wise. Natural materials can add to this, for example the wood and leather that I use in my work have characteristics that improve even more...


  • Focus Finland: Poola Kataryna, where odd means beauty

    By Melissa | Women

    Not one for trends or high fashion, Helsinki based designer Paula Kasurinen sees clothing more for personal style and as a way of expressing one's self. In her closet you will find a combination of fleamarket finds and her own Poola Kataryna items,...