HEL YES!

A bit of Helsinki, World Design Capital 2012, and its vibrant design scene is coming to Stockholm. Finnish experimental social gathering HEL YES! will perform in Eric Ericsonhallen February 7-11.  This culinary, design, fashion, music, cultural experiment that popped up during London Design Festival  and Helsinki last year, presents gastronomy, design and dance, side by side, by some of Helsinkis many creative citizens.  Guest choreographer in Stockholm will be Kenneth Kvarnström and Helsinki Dance Company and artist Maria Duncker will bring her Bone Orchestra. The creative minds behind the happening is restaurateur Antto Melasniemi, artist Klaus Haapaniemi and designer Mia Wallenius. The menu for the evening has its roots in Karelian tradition.  During the pop up in London Antto Melasniemi’s dishes included a Karelian pot (pork, beef and lamb stew), Archipelago bread, cinnamon buns with whipped raspberry pudding andliquorice crème brulee. Left to see what delicacies she will create for Stockholm.