Elina Ruohonen’s current exhibition, Vallanjako, is a vision of a future with renewed power structures on this planet. The human race is no longer in charge; instead the plants and animals rule. Ruohonen’s works are about everything organic. The exhibition is a plea for the living nature – a study of human and plant hybrids. Her focus has been on the versatile shapes of nature, and the possible mutations between different species. (Continues…)

Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen’s current exhibition The House of Play and Rain at Lokal Helsinki is the first in a series of three exhibitions, as part of her doctoral studies at Aalto University. Her subjects are mostly flora or fauna, but the techniques vary. There is a lot of research behind Korolainen’s work. Designing textiles is time consuming. “Sketching is the heart of everything; it is the decisive moment of the process. I try to work as much as possible with my hands, and as little as possible with the computer.” (Continues…)

Designer Laura Väinölä and contemporary artist Karoliina Hellberg opened their first joint exhibition recently at Finlandinstitutet in Stockholm. In their exhibition, titled Tower of Presence, they create a mystical, nostalgic and fascinating story about a fictional person through whom we can identify our own memories and associations. The artists reveal captions of the character’s life in an installation made of flowers, piles of paper, paintings, pottery, carpet, curtains, light and sound. Even the scent of the flowers is part of the ambiance. (Continues…)

The art and photography collective Kosminen, meaning cosmic, consists of four photographer friends Anna Niskanen, Helen Korpak, Liina Aalto-Setälä and Lotta Blomberg. For the most part Kosminen is a workspace for the collective, but three days a week it is also a gallery, bookshop and library. (Continues…)

Jenni Hiltunen’s work has a dynamic, beautiful and arresting allure that demands your attention. You want to know what is behind that piercing gaze and imposing pose of the often androgynous, humane, striking and exquisitely dressed women she portrays. “With my new work I pursued for an authenticity in the expression – in the process of painting itself.” (Continues…)

The importance of craft is key within slow fashion bag brand NO/AN. Founder and designer Anna Lehmusniemi wants to be transparent about her work and bring the customers closer to the manufacturing process. “But it is not the only reason that I wanted the artisans to sign the bags they hand produced. It is also a way for me to show appreciation for the talented people making the bags.” (Continues…)

Juslin Maunula brand is not only wearable products but also a full 3-dimensional experience, that includes the products and the space created around them. “We want our collection, as well as the accessories and installations, to have an element of surprise. Our latest collection started from the idea of bubble wrap. We used it in our installation and in the collection. Our manufacturer weaved us a fabric that looks like bubble wrap.” (Continues…)

Helsinki-based photographer, Leena Aro, is one of the few who has seen through her lens the changing fashion seasons in Milan, Paris, New York and London for decades. (Continues…)

Fashion designer, artist and filmmaker Paola Suhonen made an impressive exhibition, Love on the road, at Kunsthalle Helsinki inspired by her friendship with world-famous pornstar Nina Hartley. This is Paola’s first major exhibition as an artist and also first time Nina Hartley has been presented from artistic point of view. (Continues…)

“It’s actually quite annoying when you want to cut everything you see – but you can’t.” Riikka Fransila is an artist painting with scissors. She is also one of the creatives invited to take part at the current Our Scissors exhibition in Design Museum. (Continues…)