My mother and I arrived in Helsinki at the end of September – exactly a week after the Design Week that served as the closing event of Helsinki’s status as the World Design Capital 2012. Luckily for us, the city was still buzzing with remnants of the Design Week. Art museums and stores offered the best of Scandinavian design. I created a substantial wish list (which, unfortunately, remains a fantasy, as the items in the stores are really too expensive to purchase).
Here are some of the sights we enjoyed.