Interview with Jussi Hellsten

Can’t avoid the temptation to post a teaser:) Yesterday #prohelsinki interviewed Jussi Hellsten, a big name in Finnish city photography. Okay, you can’t really see his face but it kind of goes along with the whole concept of teaser.. We had the most lively chat about Jussi’s latest photoproject #helsinki365 that was carried out in…

ProHelsinki: новый проект!

Та-даам! Встречаем интернет-журнал Pro Helsinki и особенно торжественно встречаем его рубрику Про Кухня, которая стартовала сегодня под моим именем. Меня восхищают стартап проекты в СМИ, созданные на энтузиазме, воодушевлении, а в данном конкретном случае, еще и на трогательной влюбленности в Хельсинки. И не просто созданные, а конкурентоспособные! Золотое правило “ боже вас сохрани — не…

Mother of Moomins

Yesterday I finally visited Ateneum’s extensive centenary exhibition, dedicated to the anniversary of Tove Jansson’s birthday. (And, yes, sorry for this “Game of Thrones” allusion in the title, could not resist the temptation). Joking apart – Tove is respected and loved by, literally, the whole Finnish nation. I also used to say that I love…

Pentik Home: home I am in love with

*The full version of this article is published in Stop in Finland magazine on December 24th Last winter, while window shopping in Pentik store, it came to my mind that ironically Finnish homes start «blooming» exactly during this season of minus temperatures: just think of all those linen tablecloths, tealight lanterns, gingerbread houses, red wool…

“Turku effect”

Last weekened I spent in Turku. No major plans, just a chain of lucky coincidence: Suomen itsenäisyyspäivä (Independence Day of Finland), long weekend (alleluia!), pikkujoulu (little Christmas) party with my friends and opening of the Christmas season – all topped with unbearable nostalgia that from time to time makes me take an express bus and…

Made in Finland

Retro, sweet retro. And almost nothing had changed in attitude! With a little exception of Starbucks madness, though… They opened 2 weeks ago on a prime corner site – Pohjoisesplanadi and Keskuskatu, and still (!!!) people are queueing to get their latte. Is it actually the taste, the pop culture reference or the personal touch…