The Signature exhibition at the interior design fair Habitare brings together design and contemporary art and discovers what happens when well-known designers and architects pick their favorite works from the world of contemporary art. Signature is curated for Habitare by Katja Räisänen and Mia Dillemuth.

In this collaboration, Around Journal launches the concept of a dialogue between creators by inviting them to interview each other and talk about creativity. The interviews published online take the visitor more deeply into these creators’ minds. (Continues..)

The Signature exhibition at the interior design fair Habitare brings together design and contemporary art and discovers what happens when well-known designers and architects pick their favorite works from the world of contemporary art. Signature is curated for Habitare by Katja Räisänen and Mia Dillemuth. (Continues…)

This season is about contrast. Take a moment to dwell on the details of photographer Eeva Suutari’s beautiful black and white images, in an editorial framing the lines of contemporary style.

What is invariable in fashion is to always look forward, to search for the unseen.
But what we sometimes forget is to focus on the now. (Continues…)

Often nuanced, sometimes perplexing and in wonderful ways beautifully textured, Hans Rosenström’s work is about the dimensions of being present in relation to different aspects of space and time. Examining complex issues such as the human need to control nature, the materialism of sound and the nature of our relationships with each other, the probing and self-challenging artist takes the viewer to the centre of questions such as our own role in shaping the world around us. (Continues…)

In her current exhibition, titled Delfu, artist Man Yau has experimented with materials and tools that are new to her. The result is a collection of art work where the human touch is no longer visible. “Learning the nature of the new material seemed liberating. As I worked in an isolated environment and without a clear plan, it gave me the opportunity to focus entirely on the creating and constructing in its entirety, but also forced me to deal with the relationship with my own artistic identity. Sculpting became a method to produce something which I can hardly describe in words.” (Continues…)

“Morning stretches half-dressed is one of my favorite things about summer.” (Continues…)

”The idea behind the collection was clothing that the wearer becomes aware of and to play with proportions by scaling patterns up and down on already existing garments.” One of fashion designer Ella Boucht’s BA collection’s standout pieces is a huge, peach-coloured, marshmallowey jacket, which claims space for itself with its big, puffy silhouette. The jacket seen on pop-singer Rihanna was a much talked about topic at last autumn’s Paris Fashion Week. Around Journal went to Stockholm to meet the designer behind the candylike look. (Continues…)

A fashion story embracing the most sensual season of the year. Pictures by Kaapo Kamu and style by Noora Makkonen. (Continues…)

Mystery is fictious character with a Nordic heritage who mixes historical fashion pieces into new looks. Around Journal interviewed the creative duo behind the book project. Fashion illustrator Minna Ainoa and fashion editor Milla Muurimäki were both intrigued by the possibility to show fashion history in a new way which could interest even those who are not into fashion. (Continues…)

The Venice Biennale is the grandest art exhibition in the world, and even though it has had its ups and downs, its importance hasn’t been shaken. In the era of post-globalization, the role of the art is again highlighted. The Finnish pavilion and others raise important and serious questions about the challenges of modern times – and uses humor to address them. (Continues…)