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RL Picks: Finland-Inspired Must-Haves

Cheery fabrics and vibrant picks for the home


A country with one of the longest winters, Finland gave birth to the cheery fabrics of Marimekko, the sculptural furniture and architecture of Alvar Aalto, and the vibrant, floral prints of Josef Frank—inspired in part by their otherworldly landscape. Infuse your home with the same friendly modernist vibe with these Scandi pieces.

Picks by Dagny Madamba, Paula de Guzman and Tala Singson. Photographed by Vincent Coscolluela.

 Read the original article (“Wish You Were Here") in the October 2012 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.

Training Wheels

Forbedo Bike, price unavailable, The Grey Market

Matryoshka Light

Babushka Polka Dot Candle, P695, Make Room and More


Laptop Table, P1,200, Möbler

Sweet Absorber

Hand Towels, P59.75 each, SM Homeworld

Happy Prints

Printed Frame, P299.75, SM Homeworld

Printed Frame, P299.75, SM Homeworld

Fire Engine Red

Claren Seater Sofa, P15,950, Our Home

Luke Skywalker

Skywalker Side Table, P10,500, Space Encounters

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