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Ars Natura: Lea Turto

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Finnish artist's felted trees unlock the mystical past of her homeland.

The Finns are a thoroughly modern people. They are world-famous for their uber-modern design aesthetic and are wont to include any historical references of any sort in their architecture or design. And while the country revels in its modern history, it is next to impossible to find any information on the ancient roots of the Finnish people. In contrast to Norway and Sweden, Finland is not......read more

Magenta Skycode, "Kipling"

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Beauty new vid for Finnish indie act by Flatlight Films

"Kipling," a rhythmic pop number by Finland's Magenta Skycode, takes its title from the early 30th century poet Rudyard Kipling (duh). For the video, compatriot director Miikka Niemi of Flatlight Films interprets a famous Kipling line -- "Of all the liars in the world sometimes the worst are your own fears" -- with a portrayal of a white wolfdog chasing a dude through the northern woods of......read more

Villa Krona: Clifftop Cabin on the Baltic Sea

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Finnish retreat designed with nature in mind

Designed by Helsinki-based firm Helin & Co Architects, Villa Krona is a waterfront clifftop getaway situated on a remote island in Finland's Gullkrona Archipelago, The segmented dwelling is fully integrated into the environment, with a vegetated roof that transforms from spring green to a rustic brown in colder months. For inhabitants, the home is designed to maximize......read more

Regina, "Unessa"

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Cinematic clip for lush indie pop track

Regina is an endearing trio from Finland with a knack for crafting exuberant pop that takes us back to simpler days. In the suitably cinematic video for "Unessa" (Finnish for "asleep"), the band spend a lazy grey afternoon in the outdoors, having a picnic, eating wildberries, tossing rocks, and generally looking cute. It's a nice simple clip for a a catchy, guitar-driven tune, which you can......read more

A Nordic Vacation with Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek

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Austrian photographer takes us on a summer excursion to a Finnish lake

Is there anyone else out there who can't wait to leave work behind and spend some lazy summer days by a body of water? If so, these pics from Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek aren't going to make you feel any more patient. Last summer, the Vienna-based photographer traveled with his girlfriend and dog to the Finnish forests of Harjumaa, where they settled into a tiny cabin on a lake. The photos......read more

Cityboy Picnic Grill

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Finnish designer Klaus Aalto's portable BBQ has your on-the-go grilling needs covered $229.00

It's official: Summer is right around the corner, which means it's time to get grilling. For those of you that are lucky enough to have a backyard, BBQing is easy -- walk out the back door, light up the grill, and and go to town. But for the rest of us plebs, we have to head to parks and other public spaces for covert picnics. And that requires a portable grill. With the Cityboy Picnic Grill,......read more

Finland Says, 'Screw Coal'

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Nordic country aims to phase out coal use in energy production by 2025

If all goes according to plan, Finland will become the first European country to stop using coal, with a goal to phase out the energy source by 2025. Currently, Finland imports all of its coal from nearby countries such as Russia and Poland. Annual import volumes range from less than 3 million to 9 million tons, depending on the rainy or dry climate, according to the Finnish......read more

Joni Niemela: Misty & Atmospheric

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Dreamy images of Finnish landscapes

When Finland's Joni Niemela goes to work, he heads directly the Great Outdoors, where he gets down to the business of capturing the natural world on camera. For Joni, nature is both subject and muse, whether he's shooting sweeping natural landscapes or hyper-detailed, macro images of flora and fauna. The title of one of his recent series, Misty and Atmospheric,......read more

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