Archive for October, 2012

Photo of the Day: The Curvy Clock
By October 29, 2012
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A clock waiting impatiently for the time to pass in Helsinki, Finland. Photo by Tyson Wintibaugh.
Photo of the Day: The Lonely Sitar Player
By October 26, 2012
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A sitar player performs outside of the Kamppi Chapel of Silence in Helsinki, Finland. Photo by Tyson Wintibaugh.
Helsinki City Guide: Design Capital of the World
By October 22, 2012
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Helsinki is filled with cutting-edge modern art. Relaxed tree-lined streets. Hip bars and cafés. Colorful Finnish fabrics. Decorative buildings. Design hotels galore. Heck, even the trees are pretty in Helsinki.

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Voted the design capital of the world for 2012, this city is a world-class buffet of design. Here’s a sampling of not to be missed art and design sights in Helsinki:

Helsinki, Finland: A Design Paradise
By October 15, 2012
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Helsinki central train station.

Helsinki is one good looking city. Relaxed, clean, and hip, you’ll discover wide tree-lined boulevards filled with decorative buildings and countless stylish shops brimming with well-designed treasures. Voted the design capital of the world for 2012, this city is a design paradise, a visual art symphony.

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Helsinki waterfront.

Photo of the Day: Design Tree
By October 10, 2012
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Even the trees are fashionable in Helsinki. Photo by Tyson Wintibaugh.
Klaus K: Helsinki’s Epic Design Hotel
By October 8, 2012
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Lobby and lounge area.

Klaus K is a design hotel inspired by the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, and “inspired” is definitely an apt description of the thoughtful aesthetic of this incredible hotel. Design details abound — in the lobby and the rooms, but also in unexpected places like the elevators, wallpaper, and carpet. Owners Mia and Marc Skvorc have incorporated literal and symbolic references to the Kalevala in almost every aspect of the hotel’s design, but for those unfamiliar with the epic Finnish poem, the masterful blend of textures and colors gives you plenty to look at while the soft lighting and modern elegance create a sense of richness throughout the establishment.

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Hello Helsinki!
By October 4, 2012
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Finnish art in Helsinki. Photo by Tyson Wintibaugh.
Say “Yes” to Neh: Tallinn’s Premiere Destination for Modern Estonian Food
By October 1, 2012
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In the old Muhu dialect of Estonian, “neh” roughly translates to a combination of “yes,” “naturally,” and “of course.” After being treated to a generous multi-course meal at this entrepreneurial spinoff of Pädaste Manor’s Alexander Restaurant on Muhu Island (Estonia’s third largest island), the idea of simply saying “yes” to Neh makes perfect sense. Why wouldn’t I say yes to fresh ingredients, creative recipes and a welcoming staff?

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Meadowsweet Bellini.

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