Cool illustrations by Hedof

Wendy Denissen Reader Find

By Wendy Denissen in New Illustration on Tuesday 3 September 2013

Illustrative designer Hedof joined The Jaunt project, in which artists are sent to locations all over the world to get inspired. His destination was Helsinki, a beautiful city surrounded by rough nature.

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Hiding music all around the world

Contributions Reader Find

By Owen Duff in New Music on Tuesday 6 December 2011

Bored of the too-easy point/click way we find new music, I decided to make my own songs harder and more interesting to get hold of. I spent a year hiding CDs with my music on in cities around the world (with a little help from friends). I filmed the whole thing, including the responses I […]

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Hel-Looks: edgy fashion from the streets of Helsinki

Roxana Parje Reader Find

By Roxana Parje in Cool Websites on Thursday 11 August 2011

I stumbled upon this cool street style blog that shows original and edgy people on the streets of Helsinki. Punk, Goth, Harajuku, Pin-up or retro, the people featured here have a unique sense of style. Many of the clothes are modified or created by the owners to fit their personalities and each photo has its […]

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Villa Mecklin

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in Architecture on Wednesday 21 July 2010

Helsinki-based Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects built the beautifully simple Villa Mecklin on the archipelago of their home country. Nestled into small depression in the rocks along the shore, the little retreat is made from untreated wood that will grey naturally and blend in with the environment. It also features a sauna and a stove-heated cabin. No bells […]

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Jesse Auersalo

Deanne Cheuk Reader Find

By Deanne Cheuk in New Illustration on Tuesday 23 February 2010

Illustrator Jesse Auersalo divides his time between Brooklyn and Helsinki. His distinctive, character-driven work is marked by an aesthetic he describes as ‘polished and clean, as well as sticky and dirty.’ In his first-ever New York presentation, at Bumble and bumble on March 3, Auersalo will discuss his design background, its relationship to his personal […]

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Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Eco on Wednesday 17 February 2010

Helsinki-based company Character cleans and refurbishes discarded letters and logos to make them into LED-lit, weather-proof, individual design objects that can be mounted/displayed indoors or outdoors.

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Vladislav Delay’s Secret Playlist

Casper Johansson Reader Find

By Casper Johansson in Cool Websites on Thursday 18 June 2009

Helsinki electronic producer Vladislav Delay has recorded for three of Europe’s most challenging labels: Chain Reaction, Mille Plateaux, and Max.Ernst. He grew up trained in jazz and still counts Philly Joe Jones — the drummer for the first Miles Davis Quintet — as one of his prime influences. His album Tummaa is out on The […]

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Andy Reader Find

By Andy in Cool Travel on Saturday 28 July 2007

Installed in downtown Helsinki, CityWall is a multi-touch display featuring digital media arranged into themes and events.

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