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Marimekko┬ácelebrated the beginning of the summer season with the annual fashion show in Helsinki’s Esplanade Park on Friday 17th May.

They got a gorgeous sunny day for the event. Their bright, colourful, easy to wear clothes are perfect for summer.

Thank you Jodie for taking the photos to share with us.

 

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Costo was founded by 3 Finnish designers with a desire for sustainability.

Costo

Costo

The fabric for their wool Kombai hats, which have detachable and interchangeable bobbles, has been carefully selected from small leftover quantities of design fabrics and leather previously destined for the trash.

Costo

Costo

Costo

Costo

The shop also retails Pure Waste tricot wear for men and women created by re-fibre methods and spinning fabrics into new yarn.

We all need to think more about where our clothing comes from.

Costo is at Yrjonkatu 34.

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Christmas has arrived at Stockmann

Stockmann Christmas

The Christmas windows are stunning.

Stockmann Christmas

Stockmann Christmas

Stockmann Christmas

Stockmann Christmas

Stockmann Christmas

In the next window is Lego Helsinki.

Stockmann Christmas

Stockmann Christmas

The decorations certainly brighten a dull, wet day.

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New Arabia shop

Beautiful Arabia ceramics have been around since 1873 when the brand new factory was built near Helsinki. Within a couple of years the output from the factory accounted for half of the total annual ceramics production in the whole country.

Arabia ceramics are known the world over for their beautiful design and practicality.

A brand new shop has opened at 23 Pohjoisesplanadi.

Arabia Esplanadi

It is full of gorgeous things.

Arabia Esplanadi

Arabia Esplanadi

Drop in and be delighted.

 

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Market Square is a fun place to be in summer. There are colourful stalls selling fresh produce and hand made items.

The wonderful open air pool is waiting nearby…what a fun thing to do in the city.

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The iconic Finnish glassware, iittala, is 100 years old. They have turned blue to celebrate.

The window in Esplanadi looked amazing when I wandered past.

iittala

iittala

iittala

iittala

iittala

Here’s to the next 100 years.

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