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Finlayson’s return to fashion, comedy gold and floating construction

Finlayson’s new fashion line focuses on everyday clothes that look great and are practical to wear.


Musical inspiration from The Snowman soundtrack, Finnish gin sailing Down Under and a new goal-scoring record. Click on any photo and take a look at recent creativity from Finland.

Durable, timeless and comfortable. Finnish textile house Finlayson has published its first clothing collection since the 1970s. The designs are a nod to the company’s roots – and even include a kilt. (Photo: Finlayson) Read more on Finlayson’s blog (in Finnish).

Built on water. Helsinki’s floating marine spa, Allas Sea Pool, showcases how the Finnish company Bluet wants to enable new and innovative waterfront development. (Photo: Allas Sea Pool) Gulf News interviewed the company.

Inspired by mysterious Finnish lakes. Progressive rock trio Pennies By The Pound have published a video for their song The Waters. The eye-catching video follows the release of the band’s debut full-length album. (Photo: Facebook/ Pennies By The Pound) Read more, and watch the video, on the Prog.

Food to the doorstep. Wolt has launched its food delivery service in Jerusalem, Israel, and now serves hungry customers in 23 countries and over 180 cities. (Photo: Wolt) Jerusalem Post writes about the launch.

Teemu Pukki made football history. The Norwich City striker scored two goals in Finland’s latest World Cup qualifying game to break the country’s all-time goal-scoring record. (Photo: Facebook/ Huuhkajat) Read more on Norwich City’s website.

Alan Wake is back. One of the best-known Finnish video games titles returns in Alan Wake Remastered. The game received a warm welcome from VGC and was featured in an in-depth interview from The Verge. (Photo: Facebook/ Alan Wake)

From Pantera to The Snowman soundtrack. Tuomas Holopainen, the founder of the symphonic metal band Nightwish, shares with Metal Hammer the 10 albums that have shaped his musical taste. (Photo: Facebook/ Nightwish)

Arctic gin travels Down Under. Finnish beverage company Arctic Blue Beverages has signed a major distribution deal in Australia. It will see the company’s Arctic Blue Gin marketed to over 7 000 local stockists throughout the country. The first gin container is already on its way. (Photo: Arctic Blue Beverages) Checkout Arctic Blue’s press release for more on the deal.

Mister8 gets the last laugh in Cannes. The Finnish comedy series snatched the top prize at this year’s CanneSeries TV festival. (Photo: Elisa Viihde) Hollywood Reporter writes about the winners.

Angry Birds spotted in Canada. Game developer Rovio is opening a new mobile games studio in Toronto with a focus on free-to-play casual games. (Photo: Facebook/ Rovio) PocketGamer has the story.

By: Eeva Haaramo