Finlandia House Convention Centre

Aalto was considered a hero in Finland. He was responsible for much planning and construction following the end of the war between Finland and the soviet union in 1944.Read More →

Helsinki Oodi Library

I initially went Helsinki’s Oodi Library on a whim. My friend’s son needed another Harry Potter book. And because I find visiting a location in any city I don’t live in inherently interesting, I tagged along. But walking into the boat-like building, and stepping into the airy ground-floor lobby with its high ceilings, cinema, and cafĆ©, was an exercise in skirting expectations.Read More →

Gunilla Jung glass and lighting

Gunilla Jung was a glass and lighting artist and Silversmith. She designed glassware for Karhula (later Iittala) in the 1930s at the Institute of Applied Arts in Helsinki. Maybe best known for her pioneering lighting projects, such as in Helsinki’s Savoy Theatre.

Taito created her first silver designs and, later in the 1930s, others by Viri and KultaseppƤt. She worked with Frans NykƤnen, who at varying times was a director at both silversmithies.Read More →

http://www.beautifullife.info/urban-design/dubldom-shelter-beneath-the-northern-lights/ DublDom Shelter Beneath The Northern Lights Located in the snowy hills of the MurmanskRead More →