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IN PICTURES: Weekend wrap

Lotta Nieminen has been crowned as the Graphic Designer of the Year at the Helsinki Design Week, taking place this week in Helsinki.Luca Venter

Sustainability comes in all sizes and forms this week as Finnish design, food tech and fashion make a bid to save the planet. Discover the past seven days in lifestyle and entertainment from a Finnish perspective.

Sofia Pusa’s illustrations toy with the collision of man-made spaces and nature. (Photo: Sofia Pusa) Read Design Boom’s article

The most important thing in life is gardening, and food tech company Plantui just made it a bit easier. (Photo: Bugbear Entertainment) Read Korea Herald’s

Finnish grocery shop S-market goes happy hour to minimise food waste, and the regulars are coming back for more. (Photo: Lari Lappalainen) Read New York Times’ article

Heureka and Fantasia Works are shipping science exhibitions globally. (Photo: Heureka) Read Blooloop’s article

The always glam-rocking Michael Monroe has just released a new music video for his new single, Last Train to Tokyo. (Photo: Michael Monroe) Read Blabbermouth’s article

Marimekko will test its street cred with a new streetwear collection called Kioski. (Photo: Marimekko) Read Finder’s article

Rens’ shoes are made for ecological sneakerheads. (Photo: Facebook/Rens) Read our feature

What is design anyway? Helsinki Design Week takes a fresh and green look at the concept. (Photo: Jukka Jokinen) Read ArchiPanic’s article

Finnish music exports continue on the up and up. (Photo: Annikki Valomieli/Flow Festival) Read our story

Solar Foods has taken home the The Index Award, or the Nobel Prize for Design, for its sustainable protein. (Photo: Solar Foods) Read our Daily Brief

Soprano Hannakaisa Nyrönen (right) took home the 25-grand Elizabeth Connell Prize. (Photo: Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation) Read Limelight’s article

Island-hopping in the Turku Archipelago and a night out in the hipster capital of Finland might just be what you’re looking for. (Photo: Seilo Ristimäki) Read The National Geographic’s article

By: Samuli Ojala