Finnish Nightmares: An Irreverent Guide to Life’s Awkward Moments

Author Karoliina Korhonen's humorous, illustrated depiction of the Nordic nation's residents

A true work of genius can be found when something seemingly specific—say, Finnish introvert stereotypes—appeals to a much broader wedge of humanity. Finnish graphic designer Karoliina Korhonen captures this societal lightning bolt within the pages of her humorous, illustrated guidebook Finnish Nightmares: An Irreverent Guide to Life’s Awkward Moments. Through simple art and sharp writing, Korhonen makes every page a pleasure. An extension of her …

Project Trumpmore Iceberg Sculpture

To draw attention to climate change—and tongue-in-cheek recognition of President Trump’s suggestion that he should be on Mount Rushmore—Finnish activist group Melting Ice is attempting to raise money for a 35 meter-high sculpture of the president on an Arctic glacier. If they achieve the €400,000 goal, several ice carvings by artists like Anssi Kousa will unite to form the project in an as-yet-announced location. The …

Places to Have a Timeout From Helsinki Design Week

Helsinki Design Week is on now, and Dezeen asked local interior designer Joanna Laajisto for her list of favorite spots when a little time out from the event is necessary. Laajisto’s picks are—as expected—beautifully designed and very photogenic. From the Helsinki Design Museum to the restaurant Atelje Finne and sleek Jackie bar, the list is full of local knowhow and impeccable style. “What makes Helsinki …