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Diy Himmeli | Educational activity for kids. Students learn math, history, geography, culture, world traditions, art & geometry when learning about Himmeli's & creating their own design. Barnesklubb: The Finnish Craft of Himmeli - Eva Varga

Barnesklubb: The Finnish Craft of Himmeli

Diy Himmeli | Educational activity for kids. Students learn math, history, geography, culture, world traditions, art & geometry when learning about Himmeli's & creating their own design. Barnesklubb: The Finnish Craft of Himmeli - Eva Varga

Drink mulled wine in Helsinki and admire illuminations in Paris: these are the   15 most magical Christmas markets Europe has to offer this festive season.

Drink mulled wine in Helsinki and admire illuminations in Paris: these are the 15 most magical Christmas markets Europe has to offer this festive season.

The Design Files Daily Brisbane workspace of Katrina Johnson including handmade Himmeli mobile (traditional Finnish craft of geometric shapes made with wheat straw and string)

The Design Files Daily Brisbane workspace of Katrina Johnson including handmade Himmeli mobile (traditional Finnish craft of geometric shapes made with wheat straw and string)

Valona design Himmeli -Ear rings.  Elina Mäntylä has won a national crafts and design contest 2014 “Folkista Poppia” with these wooden Himmeli -ear rings. The aim was to create new arts and crafts designs by using traditional techniques or shapes. The competition was organized by Taitoliitto. The material is Finnish Birch Plywood. The ear rings are laser cut in Finland. www.valona.fi  MadeBy: Koivuhimmeli -korvakorut, 1 koruosa

Valona design Himmeli -Ear rings. Elina Mäntylä has won a national crafts and design contest 2014 “Folkista Poppia” with these wooden Himmeli -ear rings. The aim was to create new arts and crafts designs by using traditional techniques or shapes. The competition was organized by Taitoliitto. The material is Finnish Birch Plywood. The ear rings are laser cut in Finland. www.valona.fi MadeBy: Koivuhimmeli -korvakorut, 1 koruosa

Lokal: Independent Finnish Art, Design, and Crafts

Lokal: Independent Finnish Art, Design, and Crafts

Today I’m taking you to inspiring place in Helsinki run by photographer Kaja Hagelstam. LOKAL is a concept store fo...

Lokal: Independent Finnish Art, Design, and Crafts

Lokal: Independent Finnish Art, Design, and Crafts

Weathering, a curated exhibition by the Crafts Council of Ireland at Tent London, was one of the highlights of the London Design Festival this year.

Weathering: An Exhibition of Irish Craft and Design

Weathering, a curated exhibition by the Crafts Council of Ireland at Tent London, was one of the highlights of the London Design Festival this year.

The inspiration for the piece actually came from a traditional Finnish craft of making Christmas ornaments but I certainly feel that the geometry, facets and particularly use of the glass lanterns gives a certain Deco-ness to the work even though the intention lay elsewhere. That said; Artek (mentioned below) is a Finnish company and the classic chair uses a traditional bent wood technique  -so there is a connection of sorts!

The inspiration for the piece actually came from a traditional Finnish craft of making Christmas ornaments but I certainly feel that the geometry, facets and particularly use of the glass lanterns gives a certain Deco-ness to the work even though the intention lay elsewhere. That said; Artek (mentioned below) is a Finnish company and the classic chair uses a traditional bent wood technique -so there is a connection of sorts!

Lokal: Independent Finnish Art, Design, and Crafts

Lokal: Independent Finnish Art, Design, and Crafts

Today I’m taking you to inspiring place in Helsinki run by photographer Kaja Hagelstam. LOKAL is a concept store fo...

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