Helsinki – People Make the city



In 2016 I created a concept for a book titled Helsinki – People Make the City, which I also photographed. The book was first published in 2016 by Cozy Publishing and it is full of stories from the capital’s creative makers and doers – the people who make the city. Written in English, it is a representation of the Nordic way of life intended for those visiting the city or wanting to discover and experience Helsinki on a whole new level. The third – and revised – edition was published in 2017.

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"A MUST FOR THOSE VISITING AND LIVING IN HELSINKI."

DEKO MAGAZINE, 06 2016


Explore the city with local residents who share a perfect day spent in their neighborhood. Discover the Nordic way of life and explore the best of local design, food and art. Then take a piece of the city with you and devour the flavors by trying the secret recipes back home.

Concept and photography: Laura Iisalo
Words: Melanie Dower
Layout: Viola Virtamo

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Featured people and places include

Dorit Salutskij
Niki Thieulon
Kirsikka Simberg
Virpi Mikkonen
Alba Bordes Sola and Thomas Leppä
Kreetta Järvenpää
Katja Hagelstam at LOKAL
Linda Pakalén at Ansa Vintage
Wia and Tara Nyman at Kuuma
Marjut Rahkola at VIMMA
Nina Rantala and Mirka Olin at Nord-T
Kimmo Pohjapelto at Roomage
Kaisa Pohjapelto at Pelago
Karri Niinivaara at B-Smokery
Séamus Holohan at The Helsinki Distilling Company
+ many more

#PEOPLEMAKETHECITY


WHERE TO BUY?


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Papercut


STOCKISTS

Adlibris
Ateneum Art Museum
Akateeminen 
Fleuriste
Helsinki Art Museum
Kiasma
Klaus K
Lapuan Kankurit
Lokal
Moko Market
Nide
Olkkari & Kruunukirppu
Proloque
Scandic Hotels Helsinki
Sokos Helsinki
Suomalainen  
Suomalainen Airport
TRE
Urban A


Do you want to be a distributor?

Are you a keeper? Do you want to sell the book in your store or display it in your coffee shop?
We would love to hear from you.

 
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