Experience the five seasons in Haltia, part II

I got a wonderful opportunity to visit Haltia, the new Finnish Nature Centre, a few days before the grand opening. They are planning to open the place on Friday 31 May, and invited a few bloggers for a visit last Tuesday. I wrote one blog post already, presenting what Haltia has to offer in terms of…

Recycling factory in Helsinki

The 6th Recycling Factory took over Helsinki last weekend. Organised again at the old Cable Factory, this year the event brought together more than 10 000 recycling enthusiasts, which is pretty impressive on Finnish scale. Workshops, free services, ecological products, programme for kids, and of course, a chance to bring stuff for recycling. A great…

Leftover love

Look at these delicious dishes: tasty vegetables, cooked with fresh herbs and probably some very rich olive oil, seasoned with sustainability and inspiration. The dishes were served at a gourmet brunch in Helsinki earlier this year. What made the event special is that all food was destined to the bin. All ingredients were past their sell-by date,…

Go to Florence, become entrepreneur in Finnish design

How does one end up an entrepreneur? The owner of lifestyle store Televisio Marjaana Lehtonen has a great story to tell. Working in digital marketing, she always dreamt of a company of her own. One day, she simply quit her job and left to Florence for three months thinking this is it: a decision must be made.…

Recycling Factory rules in Helsinki

This weekend was the fifth time we get to enjoy the Recycling Factory here in Helsinki. It’s an event organized at the old Cable Factory, a great environment for events with a meaning. Cable Factory is the largest cultural centre in Finland, housing e.g. several museums and galleries, providing a space for a variety of…