Topic: Misc.

Tove 100 – an homage to Moomin’s author

This year is the 100 anniversary of the birth of one of the most popular and celebrated Finnish authors: Tove Jansson, creator of those white hippo-like creatures, the Moomins (in Finnish language: muumi). This year, therefore, there are plenty of events to remember Tove Jansson and to pay an homage to her and her contribution to Finnish literature, design and illustration. One of her creations…



Fun maps of Finland and Europe, by Europeans

Some time ago we spoke about Finnish physical stereotypes and those of other European countries through maps. If the idea you had of Finns is that of naturally blonde people with blue eyes, you were right. Therefore, when I saw the following maps, I just had to go back to the post on stereotypes. This time, and on these maps, Europeans were asked about what…



Sex in the sauna: 3 experiences

The thing goes like this: Whenever I am talking to someone about Finland or the Finnish sauna for the first time, it is almost guaranteed that they will ask me, in confidence, if the sex in the sauna thing is actually real. There are questions about if it is a good place to do it, if it is sexy, if everyone does it… And at…



12 ideas for Finnish Christmas presents

Presents, presents. If you haven’t sent your letter to Santa Claus, and if you like Finland as much as we do, these 12 ideas for typically Finnish Christmas presents can be a good starting point. All-Typical Finnish Christmas presents 1.- Fiskars orange Scissors The Fiskars scissors are a Finnish icon of design, and something that pretty much every Finn has at home. They are so…



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