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Weekend Wrap

Musical leadership, tales from the dark and witty design

The in-creeping winter spreads joy in the far north.

Stepan Sarpaneva

Nordic noir pushes through in literature and film as the Moomins find a timely companion. Take a look at recent creativity from a Finnish perspective. (click for slideshow)

Netflix makes Fisher King an accessory in a Bordertown spinoff film. (Photo: Fisher King Production) Read Variety’s story

Conductivity is a rare glimpse into the life of young conductors. (Photo: Tuffi Films)

Bestseller feels comfortable with Spinnova. (Photo: Spinnova) Read Fibre2Fashion’s story

A unique music and ceramics studio by ORTRAUM architects is hidden in East Helsinki. (Photo: Marc Goodwin/ORTRAUM architects) Read Dezeen’s story

Finnish music education is on beat. (Photo: Inka Porttila) Read FMQ’s special feature

Berry Creative’s stamps carry an urgent message. (Photo: Berry Creative) Read Dezeen’s story

The artificial and natural blend into one in Tuomas A. Laitinen’s work. (Photo: Ilkka Saastamoinen) Read The Finnish Institute’s interview

Moomins make Stepan Sarpaneva tick. (Photo: Moomin Characters) Read Quill & Pad’s story

Promo shoots can inform and inspire, as was the case with Auri. (Photo: Facebook/Auri) Read Louder’s story

Max Seeck began writing in his thirties and is now read in over thirty countries. (Photo: Facebook/Max Seeck) Listen to Monocles interview

By: Samuli Ojala