Stockmann Department Store in Helsinki had an exhibition called “Franck & Aalto, Arjen muotoilijat” / “Kaj Franck and Alvar Aalto, Every Day Life’s Designers”. I was happy to find out that one of my art works was included in that exhibition. In 2006, Iittala, in collaboration with Alvar Aalto Foundation, had a Jubilee celebrating the [...]
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Hanna’s latest creations have been featured in the May 2011 issue of Elle. Fashion stylist Suvi Elina Enqvist. Beige leather vest with gold laminate leather pieces, price 499€.
Restaurant Shintori, for Cuisine Japonaise — electronic music, concrete walls, wooden furnitures, perfect lightning, two floors and open kitchen. This was our choice for the perfect dinner: GOLDEN YEAR OF THE TIGER Kaiseki Course Three Delights Arrowhead root & miso flavored yolk Sesame seed flavored spinach milk jelly Vinegar flavored octopus Clear soup Seafood & [...]
Regards from Shanghai, China We were visiting Shanghai area to manufacture our first “Atelier” print items for this spring. About that later. But look at this: the biggest suitcase in world, I think. — Hanna
I visited Vigevano town on shoe business, that is for the making of the men’s leather dress shoes for next summer. I found out that Vigevano, 40 km from Milano, was home to the first ever industrial shoe factory (1866), the first Italian footwear machinery manufacturer (1901), and produced the earliest rubber-soled tennis shoes in [...]
Welcome to our interview session #3. Today I am interviewing Hisashi Tokyuyoshi and Fumie Shimoji behind édition Paumes, Japan. They visit Helsinki to make a book called “Finland Family Style”. And they visit our home too.
The Magnolia wooden shoes, which Carrie Bradshaw, a.k.a. Sara Jessica Parker, wore in a Sex and the City episode, were in our collection in year 2000 through 2003. If you want to learn how to make a pair by yourself, I have documented the whole process from pattern making to ready made shoes. Below, I [...]
White Moment street wear brand asked me to make a signature style design for their new sneaker line launched this summer. I was excited to do this collaboration, primarily because I am a heavy sneaker user myself. Also, it was nice to get back to where I started my career, with cool trendy sneakers. Leather [...]