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Sustainable skis, mythical comics and world’s first colour palette for a country

Helsinki Airport is celebrating the opening of its terminal extension by letting visitors temporarily name the airport after themselves.


Helsinki Airport names itself after its visitors, Kide Science improves early years’ science teaching, and a new sustainable fibre makes its way into alpine skis. Click on any photo and take a look at recent creativity from Finland.

ARS is back. The reopening of Kiasma, Helsinki’s museum of contemporary art, in April 2022 will be celebrated with a new exhibition: ARS22 – Living Encounters. The exhibition showcases international contemporary art every four to five years. The upcoming one will feature a wide range of works from artists representing different generations and mediums, and include landmark works from previous decades. Check out e-flux for more on the exhibition. (Photo: Maris Hutchinson/ EPW Studio)

The “disappearing” cabin with a view. A new cabin designed by architecture office Pirinen & Salo blends into the surrounding landscape so seamlessly it almost disappears. Built from mirror-like glass cladding with a steel structure, the tiny cabin serves as a showpiece for glass construction company Savon Lasituote. Designboom writes about the cabin’s innovative design. (Photo: Marc Goodwin/ Archmospheres)

Education technology startup Kide Science has created a research-backed and play-based science program for three-to-eight-year-olds. EdTEchX Stories chatted with co-founder Sari Hurme-Mehtälä about her dislike of science at school, her drive to create a company with a meaningful impact and what it means to be an entrepreneur today. (Photo: Kide Science)

Which colours best describe a country? Finland now has an answer for itself. In a world first, Pantone Colour Institute has created a 10-colour palette to capture the country’s beauty, character and spirit. The colours were picked from over 4 000 images Finnish citizens shared of their everyday life. (Photo: OnePlus) Read more in Adweek’s article.

Not for the faint-hearted. Mari Ahokoivu’s new comic book Oksi explores the relationship between mothers and daughters through Finnish mythology. The ComicsBeat praises it as “a fairytale nightmare of the highest quality, a heartfelt history lesson written in flames, a poem”. (Photo: Ville Ranta)

Always wanted to have an airport named after you? Now is your chance. The newly renovated Helsinki Airport is giving anyone the chance to (temporarily) rename the airport. All a visitor needs to do is fill in a form and get their camera ready for when their name rotates to the official sign on the airport’s facade. (Photo: Finavia) Drift Travel has the story.

Finland’s eco-skis. Finnish ski manufacturer Pusu is replacing the carbon and glass fibres in its skis with groundbreaking wood and waste-based alternatives developed by fellow Finnish company Spinnova. The environmentally friendly skis will glide onto the market in early 2022. Read more in Spinnova’s press release. (Photo: Anton Sucksdorf)

A new winter tale for festive families. BookRiot lists Finnish children’s book Olwen Finds her Wings among its best winter books for children. Written and illustrated by mother-daughter duo Nora Surojegin and Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin, the book tells the story of a baby owl who isn’t happy being small. (Photo: Nora Surojegin)

Collaboration across borders. Finnish-Icelandic gaming studio Mainframe Industries has raised a whopping 22.9 million US dollars to develop its cloud-native multiplayer online game. Cloud gaming allows a game to be played from any device, whether mobile, PC or console. Mainframe has a team of over 50 working in Helsinki, Paris and Reykjavik. GamesBeat gives details on the financing round. (Photo: Mainframe)

It’s not a Weekend Wrap without heavy metal news. Fuzz rock band Craneium, known for its doom metal sound and spiritual themes, is back with a third album called Uknown Heights. Coming out in early 2022, the album comprises only six songs. Mxdwn describes it as the band’s best work to date. (Photo: Facebook / Craneium)

By: Eeva Haaramo