Located in the hustle and bustle of the central pedestrian street Iso Roobertinkatu, there’s a small design shop run by eleven local, young designers who form Ovvn Independent Design Collective. The shop first started out years ago as Hundpark located a few blocks from its current location near a popular dog park (in Swedish hundpark). [...]
The temple of coffee Cafetoria offers Finnish coffee roasting factory services with a Latin heart at the root of the “Rock Church”
At the roots of Temppeliaukio Church (also known as the Rock Church), which belongs to the top 5 sights in Helsinki, lies the interesting and exciting café and showroom called Cafetoria. A coffee roasting factory bearing the same name is behind this café and showroom. The idea that got started during a holiday in Latin-America [...]
A healthy dose of ideas, instructions and tips is once again on offer for anyone thinking about fixing up their home, summer cottage or garden. In addition to an abundant selection of products, the price of admission to the Spring Fair offers access to a host of open seminars and training events at the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre on 11–14 April.
What would make you happy in a restaurant? What kind of experiences are you looking for right now? Answer three short questions and find your favorite place in Helsinki this spring. Follow our tips and you can eat out in restaurants you have never heard of. Helsinki offers a lot during spring! Take a test [...]
ART DECO and the Arts – France-Finlande 1905-1935 exhibition at the Amos Anderson Art Museum uncovers influences of the style in Finland
An exhibition showcasing a unique selection of masterpieces of French and Finnish art and design opened at the Amos Anderson Art Museum in the beginning of March. Occupying four floors of the museum, the exhibition presents the less known side of the cultural heritage of Finnish visual arts by placing the Finnish works next to their French paragon. Exhibition [...]
Set in a marine surrounding just next to some of the main sights in town, the Uspenski Cathedral and the Bridge of Love, as well as high-class restaurants like Sipuli and Nokka, you’ll find roasting factory and tea merchant Johan&Nyström. Johan&Nyström is a Swedish small roasting factory that has two cafés and concept stores: one in [...]
Do you think you know your sense of taste inside out? Are you looking for a new food experience? Are you ready to challenge yourself? If you answered yes to any of these three questions, Cantina West’s and Activity Gifts’ new Dinner in the Dark food concept is just the thing for you! The internationally [...]
With plenty of snow and sunshine, it’s not too late to enjoy the cross-country skiing trails of Helsinki.
Due to heavy snowfall, cross country skiers in Helsinki have had great possibilities for skiing in the last few winters. The shady spruce woods, bright rocky forests, fields, rivers and rapids offer great opportunities for enjoying the peaceful sounds of nature. Skiing is known as the national sport of Finland and it’s one of the [...]
Legendary Helsinki City Winter Garden is getting ready for easter. Orchids, tulips and daffodilsare all in bloom and bring joy to visitors. Easter decorations in the Winter Garden can be admired starting from Saturday, March 23. Children will love the carps swimming in the fountains and the carnivorous plants under glass-roofs. Bring your own picnic [...]
This year’s first Late Night Shopping event organized by Design District Helsinki takes place on Thursday March 21st! The extended shopping hour evenings within the Design District were first introduced last year, providing all design enthusiasts a wonderful opportunity to find great design bargains and take part in special events during the evenings. The participating small [...]