The Esplanade is the green heart of Helsinki. Running west from the Market Square and the South Harbour, the Esplanade has attracted some of the best shopping in Helsinki. Here are some of the high-end fashion and design outlets that you can find around the Esplanade. Marimekko (Mikonkatu 1) is a world-class Finnish brand, founded in […]
Getting from Helsinki to Espoo is even easier, now that the new West metro extension has openend. Exploring Helsinki’s neighbouring city makes for a great day out.
The past few years have seen the rise of Finnish illustrators in the world of Finnish design. The hottest names now include Sanna Annukka, whose colourful work uses Finnish folkloristic themes. You may have seen her work in products by Marimekko, Mark&Spencer’s and Vogue. The Amsterdam-based Kustaa Saksi has designed illustrations for Jennifer Lopez’s Justsweet fashion brand and Issey […]