helsinki design district

May 14, 2008

Despite being the home of Marimekko, Iittala, Artek and more, Helsinki seemed to have a sizeable population wearing white socks and sandals, quite often in combination. Luckily, the Design District and its black-clad inhabitants came to the rescue.

Consisting of a grid of about 20 streets, the district is filled with little shops selling clothes, home items and art with fun, interesting and original designs. My loot? Porcelain spoons to match a pair of espresso cups we have, a happy find as I had not previously known they existed… and a roll of black toilet paper. It just won’t do to have your outfit and your loo roll clash, you know.

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