Side Step Festival 2020

Side Step Festival 2020, one of Finland’s main contemporary dance festivals, takes place on January 31 – February 8. The annual festival is organised by the Helsinki based Zodiac – Centre for New Dance. The festival is being held at the Cable Factory in Ruoholahti and also at Culture Centre Stoa in Itäkeskus. Side Step […]

Fasetti Vintage & Design

Fasetti Vintage & Design shop is an interior design shop which specialises in the work of Finnish designer, Carl Gustaf Hiort af Ornäs (1911 – 1996). Ornäs’ uncompromising approach to high quality design made an impact on Finnish design during his lifetime. Over time, his work faded from popular knowledge, until brothers Janne and Samuli […]

12 Vintage & Secondhand Shops in Helsinki

Here are 12 vintage and secondhand shops that you can visit during the winter, when the popular summertime outdoor flea markets are closed in Helsinki. FASAANI ANTIK  Fasaani Antik is an antique and vintage buying and selling shop in Ullanlinna in Helsinki’s famed Design District. The nearly 1000 square meter cellar shop sells furniture and […]

Lux Helsinki 2020

Lux Helsinki 2020, Helsinki’s very popular annual light-art festival, opens tomorrow (January 4, 2020) along a brand new route in central Helsinki. Lux Helsinki 2020 – Official Route Installations along this year’s route will be open to the public daily from 5 pm to 10 pm. The five-day festival features nine installations along the official […]

Christmas at the Sinebrychoff House Museum

The Sinebrychoff Museum is hosting a special Christmas exhibition at the House Museum. The exhibition features the original tableware that was used by the Sinebrychoff family in the late 19th century. In addition to the replicating the original table settings, there will be an assortment of Christmas fare, along with beautiful flower arrangements. The House […]

Independence Day

Happy Independence Day Finland!  December 6th marks Finland’s anniversary of independence and the day is celebrated across the country with both joy and solemnity. Independence Day Traditions The occasion is typically marked by church services and tributes at war memorials. In continuation of a wartime tradition, candles are lit in the windows at 6 pm. […]

Kippis International Craft Beer Festival

The Kippis International Craft Beer Festival opens today at the Cable Factory (Kaapelitehdas) in Helsinki. The festival will feature craft beers and ciders from over 50 different breweries representing 18 countries across Europe, the UK and North America. For a full list of participating breweries, you can visit their Facebook event page here. When & […]

Xmas Design Market 2019

The hugely popular Xmas Design Market opens at the WeeGee Exhibition Centre this Saturday. Xmas Design Market Around 50 companies and designers will participate in the market, which has been planned together with the Helsinki Design Market. You will find a wide range of unique craft and design items – perfect if you’re getting started […]

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