About Pekka
Pekka Kuivamäki is a ceramist and designer who is currently finishing his MA degree in Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS in short) in Helsinki. He is inspired by functionalist architecture and design and artists such as Kazimir Malevich and Donald Judd. Lately he has been working with subjects such as playfulness and multifunctionality and how they can together create meaningful design.
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Current city: Helsinki
Pekka Kuivamäki is a ceramist and designer who is currently finishing his MA degree in Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS in short) in Helsinki. He is inspired by functionalist architecture and design and artists such as Kazimir Malevich and Donald Judd. Lately he has been working with subjects such as playfulness and multifunctionality and how they can together create meaningful design.
 
The Art department of Akateeminen kirjakauppa (Academic Bookshop) is an infinite source of inspiration. Since the store is located right in the centre of Helsinki it is easy to just drop in. The Store is designed by famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto so even if you’re not into books it’s worth visiting.
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Orion is one of the nicest cinemas in Helsinki. It is run by National Audiovisual Archive so they are showing a great variety of films from art house to modern classics and everything in between. Last time I went to see Hitchcock’s Vertigo.
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Kipsari is a vegetarian restaurant/bar in the premises of Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. I enjoy its cozy atmosphere, the beat-up sofas and dim lights. There’s also a small gallery for the students. Kipsari is run by ARTS student association TOKYO ry.
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Despite their name visiting Stupido Shop is one of the smartest moves any music lover can make in Helsinki. Their record selection includes the hottest new LPs but there’s room for appreciation for the old classics too. These guys know their business.
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Tramline 3B will take you almost anywhere in downtown Helsinki. If you want to get an overall picture of the city centre and its surroundings taking a tour on this tramline is a good way to do so. 3B is the only tramline that operates late at night so if you’re visiting Helsinki there’s a great chance that you’ll end up using it.
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