Eeva-Riitta Eerola: Turning Point

“I meet with Eeva-Riitta Eerola at the Artek flagship store in Helsinki where her new series of work, called ‘Turning Point’, is being exhibited amongst furniture classics from Alvar Aalto and Ilmari Tapiovaara”. (Continues…)

Endless Summer

Last rays of warm sunlight. Upload your energies with brights. Editorial by Sanna Lehto and Noora Makkonen (Continues…)

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…)

The bodies shimmer in various colors. Sliding against each other covered in algae. Creating a rock land. Symbolism. She says she wants to hide behind it. And then she notes “Today the square means this. Tomorrow it means something else.”
Sofia Järnefelt interviewed visual artist Linda Linko on her current exhibition ‘Drunk From Love’ at Garden Room.

Country living, vintage looks and hand-made effects dominate spring fashion. Editorial by photographer Otto Virtanen and stylist Noora Makkonen. (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.

The Nordic expansive forests, extreme winter climate and afternoon skies are the backdrop for our Color of the Month in November 2019.