Let’s make big waves that don’t carry any plastic

When I was doing my grocery shopping last week I observed a lady in front of me who used 26 plastic bags to pack her groceries. I could not help myself but to count them. I almost offered her some of my reusable bags. Why did I want to do this? I am totally freaked…

Marimekko goes rogue & other Nordic good news

Unikko & Uniglo When I was a teenager we all had classic striped Marimekko T-shirts. It was like an uniform and it lasted forever. Still going strong (est. 1951), the Finnish Marimekko fashion label is reaching new heights. This iconic brand has formed bold and innovative collaborations with some big brands such as Clinique and UNIGLO….

There is a lot of good news from Finland

It is very refreshing in today’s world to find a news site that has only good news! Clever Finns have done it again.  Finpro, a government-funded organisation bringing growth to Finland is producing a “Good News from Finland”  service that covers positive and globally interesting news topics related to Finnish companies, businesses and innovations. Themes include: Technology, Industry, Investments, Entertainment, Design,…

What would you do with $500/extra per month?

Earlier this year I was talking with a friend who was at a cross roads with her career like myself.  She asked me the question “what would you do with extra $500/month?” That made me curious of course. She then introduced me to Rodan+Fields anti-aging skincare product that took US and Canada by storm and…

Finns Defrost Themselves in Time for Midsummer Madness

As a young country girl in Finland I believed in Midsummer Magic. I used to collect seven flowers from the fields and place them under my pillow on Midsummer Night. This popular tradition was supposed to be a way to find out if my future fiancée would show up in my dreams. This was a…