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Be My Eyes - An app to lend your eyesight and help all

Danish carpenter Han Jorgen Wiberg is a visually-impaired person himself. He invented the iphone app Be My Eyes to help other blind and visually-impaired people to "see" things when they need. What surprised him and his colleagues is that the volunteers are so excited and happy to be able to help.

In this exclusive interview Be My Eyes - an app to lend your eyesight and help all, Hans explains what are the essential ingredients of the invention. 

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Löyly, the essence of Finnish sauna

Löyly is a public sauna along the shore in Helsinki. It was designed by the talented architecture office Avanto. This is the only unisex public sauna in Helsinki, which pushes the Finnish sauna culture further as a social event.

In this short film Löyly, a Social Sauna, the architects Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen tell their ideas behind the design of the building.

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 Photo by Avanto 


Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland is the artistic name of Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen. His gay pornographic art works have had huge impact on gay culture and pop culture since 1960s.

In this short film Tom of Finland, the last lover and life companion of Laaksonen: Durk Dehner talks about the meaning of Tom of Finland to the world and the next generation.  









Photo by YIN Zi


Monokini 2.0 - Who Says You Need Two?

Monokini 2.0 is an art project initiated by two Finnish artists Katriina Haikala and Vilma Metteri. They invited some fashion designers to design unique swimsuits for women who went through mastectomy due to breast cancer. 

In this short film, Monokini 2.0 - Who Says You Need Two?, the two creative artists and two models (survivors) present their ideas and courage to fight against the social norm. 

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(Photo by YIN Zi)


Soupman Marc Aulén

Marc Aulén is famous for his soup lunch restaurant in Helsinki. 


Aulén cooks his soups and manages his restaurant with passion. For him, the customers are happy when he is happy. In this short video Soupman Marc Aulén, he performs how to cook one of his favorite signature soups. 

(photo by YIN Zi)


Eero Aarnio: The father of ball chair

Aarnio's ball chair is one of the most pirated furnitures in the world. 


At the age of 84, he is still inspirational and working hard. In this short video Eero Aarnio: The father of Ball Chair, he tells the story how he started his career. 

(photo by YIN Zi)


Elina Brotherus: Photography is a time machine

Elina Brotherus has been doing self-portraits for over 20 years. She got the questions from people all the time, "Why do you want to show yourself?"


In this short video Elina Brotherus: Photography is a Time Machine, she tells her motif behind the lens. 

(photo: YIN Zi)


Nido cabin by Robin Falck

Robin Falck designed and built a 9 square meters cabin on his family's lot when he was 18. 


In this short video Nido Cabin, he tells the story how he started the whole project. 


(photo by YIN Zi)


Ilkka Suppanen: Design is for human and environment

According to the renowned Finnish designer Ilkka Suppanen, design only makes sense when it's for human or environment. 


In this short video Ilkka Suppanen: Design for Human and Environment, Suppanen explains his thoughts on design and humanity. 

(photo by YIN Zi)


Kamppi chapel, a silent space

Kamppi chapel is a space of silence in the most chaotic and busy spot of Helsinki.


























In this short video A Silent Space, the head architect tells their inspiration.  

(photos by YIN Zi)