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ICEHOTEL 2013 Designs Gets Cooler

I can’t believe more than a year has gone by since my trip to the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. It was definitely a trip I will never forget. This year I followed-up with Ms Sofi Ruotsalainen, a member of the elite ICEHOTEL Art & Design Group, who designs and builds the hotel each year, to…

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Marimekko for Finnair to Launch Spring 2013

Marimekko and Finnair announced a three-year design collaboration to introduce Marimekko designs into the Finnair flying experience. Beginning Spring 2013, all Finnair aircraft will feature a “Marimekko for Finnair” collection of textiles and tableware, featuring Marimekko’s classic patterns. The Marimekko for Finnair collection is specially designed to add a light and fresh visual and tactile…

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Tumi Introduces Dror for Tumi Collection

As a Tumi customer myself, I’ve always regarded the company as a premium maker of quality travel products. I own the Alpha International Carry-on which I take wherever I go. I also know I would never have to worry about my bag if it gets damaged, because Tumi’s customer service will be right there to…

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Inside the ICEHOTEL: Part 2, Q&A with Sofi Ruotsalainen

Here is some additional Q&A with Sofi on the ICEHOTEL, as well as the well-known ICEBAR! Tell me about the ICEHOTEL and art? The ICEHOTEL has always been about art. We select and invite designers each year to complete everything that is around you. (Note the ice that is used in the ICEHOTEL is taken…

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Inside the ICEHOTEL: Part 1, The Art Behind the Ice

I think at one point we’ve all heard about the hotel that is built with ice that is probably a world away. But it’s actually closer than you think. The world’s original ICEHOTEL in the town of Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, located in the Arctic Circle, is one of those places that is worth a visit –…

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Treehotel, Sweden

Every so often we all want to escape the craziness of the real world in search of a little peace and tranquility – and nature is one of the places where we can find it. Combine that with contemporary green architecture and you have the Treehotel. Located in the town of Harads in Swedish Lapland,…

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Lapin Kulta Solar Kitchen Restaurant Opens in Helsinki

During the Salone del Mobile in April, I had the great opportunity to dine at the Lapin Kulta Solar Kitchen Restaurant at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan (see previous post). The pop-up restaurant was presented as a preview to the Helsinki opening, which happened earlier this month. The concept of the restaurant was a…