A photo from... Helsinki's Design District

In the Design District of Helsinki - so-called and encouraged thanks to the city being named World Design Capital in 2012 - there are minimalist independent art studios and galleries, furniture designers, antique stores, shops selling vintage clothes and vinyl and many other outlets for celebrating good design.

And then there is also Sabrina, a shop where ladies of a certain age can buy their undergarments of a certain size.
The typography, the colours, the design; this was my highlight of Helsinki's Design District.

Frances M. Thompson

Londoner turned wanderer, Frankie is an author, freelance writer and blogger. Currently based in Amsterdam, Frankie was nomadic for two years before putting down some roots with her Australian partner and having a baby boy in July 2015. In 2017, she launched WriteNOW Cards, affirmation cards for writers that help build a productive and positive writing practice. When not writing contemporary fiction, Frankie shops for vintage clothes, dances to 70s disco music and chases her son around Amsterdam.
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