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Sasu Laukkonen

Chef

I’m a chef and restaurant owner from Helsinki. I studied in Finland and started my food career with packing airplane charter meals. After that I worked in Canada and France, as well as in Helsinki’s top restaurants. My cuisine is ambitious, pure in taste, all handmade and original. Come and visit me at the Chef & Sommelier restaurant in Helsinki!

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Janne Lehtinen

Finnish Beer Expert

I have worked with beer for the past two decades, and have spent the last 14 years importing beer specialties into Finland. I now run a business called Brew Seeker, focused on importing and distributing craft beer from all over the world. For this, I also tour around the country, giving occasional lectures on beer as well as tutored tastings. There’s no better job for a beer lover and beer geek like myself!

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Camilla Mikama

Fashion Designer

Camilla Mikama is the young designer’s namesake collection full of modern and versatile pieces that are both edgy and elegant. She likes to combine a simplified silhouette with polymorphic structures and 3-dimensional surfaces on which light and shadows can create ever-altering patterns.

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Kalle Freese

Finnish Barista Champion

I’m a 21-year-old barista, entrepreneur and marketing student based in Helsinki, Finland. I fell in love with the intersection of flavours, design and social aspects cafes provide. For me that’s still the best part of being a barista – being able to brew tasty coffees while chatting with customers. Making somebody’s day a bit better when serving them a great coffee with a smile.

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Delay Trees

Dreamy Pop Music Since 2007

Delay Trees are based in Helsinki and Hämeenlinna, southern Finland. The band consists of Rami Vierula (vocals, guitar), Lauri Järvinen (backing vocals, guitar, synth), Onni Oikari (backing vocals, drums) and Sami Korhonen (bass, synth).

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Pekka Sauri

Deputy Mayor of Helsinki

Pekka Sauri has served as Deputy Mayor of the City of Helsinki since 2003, in charge of Public Works and Environmental Affairs.

He has also worked as an independent researcher, educator, writer, translator and cartoonist. He has published a number of books on psychology, communication and education. He lives in Helsinki with his family.

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Thia and Annika

SOFiNAH founders

SOFiNAH is so much more than a multi brand shop for us owners; childhood friends Thia and Annika. It’s a refreshing lifestyle concept. A philosophy to FEEL FiNE about ourselves and always respect others. The standard of our service is high and we aim to give our customers a shopping experience that is both funky and meaningful. We just love to see our customers get a true connection with our handpicked labels. Slow shopping is what we call it!

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Mikko Ryhanen

Photographer

Mikko Ryhänen is a Helsinki based photographer specializing in lifestyle and fashion imagery. He works with design brands such as Artek, Iittala, Marimekko and also contributes regularly to fashion magazines. His first artist book Prairie was published in 2013 and is sold through Antenne books in Europe and Dashwood books in the U.S.

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Hanna Kress

Gallerist at Galleria Sculptor

Hanna is the gallerist of Gallery Sculptor: an art gallery mainly focused on sculptures. The gallery is owned by the Association of Finnish Sculptors and there are not only changing exhibitions but also a comprehensive sales collection, which gives a good overview of Finnish contemporary sculpture art.

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Pelago Bicycles

Bicycle Company

Pelago is a bicycle company rooted in the Helsinki pavement. We come a long way from digging out parts from junk yards, working at local service shops, fixing up bikes for friends and riding long miles in the city and out around the roads. We grew up from the streets and backcountry to contribute to cycling with products that we wanted to ride and to be proud of — the kind of bicycles we hope you enjoy as much as we do — bicycles that serve the purpose.

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Katja Hagelstam

Photographer and Concept Store Owner

Katja is a photographer and owner of Lokal. Inspired to create a gallery shop for Finnish artists and designers, she opened Lokal in April of 2012. It has been growing and changing ever since, showing a mix of recognized and up-and-coming artists.

The concept store is home to independent Finnish art, design and craft. The coffee, roasted by Helsingin Kahvipaahtimo, is always brewing and the themed exhibitions change every month.

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Tiina Vainio

The inventor of Sauna Yoga

Tiina is the inventor of Sauna Yoga. This is practiced seated on a sauna bench in a temperature of 50°C. A sequence of simple, yoga-based poses and the quietness of the sauna pamper the body and the mind, and make way for a thoroughly relaxing experience. The combination of the mild heat and gentle yoga poses relieve tension in the body and calm the mind.

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Riina Laine

Makeup Artist

Riina is a makeup artist, based in Helsinki. She’s the winner of the Make-up Achievement of the Year 2013 award and is the Vice World Champion 2013 in Body Painting.

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Juha Huttunen

Serial Entrepreneur, Technology Enthusiast & Geek

I’m a serial entrepreneur, technology enthusiast and geek, and I’m currently the CEO of the startup Grafetee. Getting my first computer in the early ’80s changed me for good; my studies, work and much of my free time have been about computers and applying technology to solve practical problems of people and companies.

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Maria Lönnqvist

Raw Dessert Artist and Author

Maria Lönnqvist is a raw dessert artist, laugher, foodie and a book author from Helsinki, Finland. Maria is founder of a raw food cafe Hymy and she hosts unbaking courses and events. She has her own unbakery in Helsinki.

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SF Looks

Street Style Blog

SF Looks / Hel Looks is a street style blog from Helsinki and San Francisco. We document individual, unique looks and styles. The blog was founded in July 2005 and it’s created by Liisa Jokinen and Sampo Karjalainen.

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Kirsikka Simberg

Designer and Stylist

I’m an independent designer and a stylist based in Helsinki, Finland.

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Vasilis Meschinis

A Greek who decided to settle down in Helsinki after spending his student years “researching” the nomihodai venues of Hokkaido.

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Anni Kravi

Foodie and Student

I’m a 21 years old university student and multitasker (I work almost full time too) living in Helsinki, loving wholesome foods, running, yoga & bodycombat. I enjoy early mornings, traveling, coffee, dried figs, graphical stuff and blue colour. Moreover, I’m a passionate cook and a total health nut. My blog BlueberryBoost is my space for sharing inspiration on creative healthy eating, exercising and wellbeing for you to explore.

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