Nature continues to influence both the interiors and fashion markets. From plant life to the colour green, bringing the outside in is a consistent message. Find inspiration in Pantone’s 18-6026 Abundant Green. (Continues…)
In 2018 Milla Vaahtera showed her sculptures at Helsinki’s Design Museum’s Open Call. Since then she’s had 12 exhibitions in seven countries. ”And I made a baby,” she laughs and continues, ”I was supposed to be on maternity leave. My phone started ringing, and agents started dropping by my home to buy my works. I’m still quite confused about it. What’s happening?”
Counteract the doom and gloom of the world’s current global-political agenda with an uplifting yellow. We have chosen Pantone’s 12-0642 Aurora as our Color of the Month. Welcome to a positive new decade! (Continues…)
A reassuring presence instilling calm, confidence and connection. Today Pantone revealed the Color of the Year 2020: Classic Blue 19-4052. We have also chosen this for our color of the month here on Around. As technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all, it is easy to understand why we gravitate to colors that are honest and offer the promise of protection.
The Golden Age of Finnish art is seen through a fashion designer’s eye in Carolina Forss’s MA thesis for Aalto University. Forss will present her collection, inspired by especially Helene Schjerfbeck, in the main stairwell of the Ateneum Art Museum’s building on Finland’s Independence Day, 6th of December. Around Journal had the chance to interview Forss before the event.
Today there is the spacious gallery around us and the completed works are up on the walls. He talks about empathy. How it’s about giving space. That when listening to a friend one doesn’t have to solve the problem. But answer emotions. “Have I mansplaned? Yes. Am I the kind of man I’d ideally would want to be? Not in every way,”Erno says and ponders how important it is to be heard. How it is important to be touched. And then clarifies, ”This is not about sexuality, but about friendship.”
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