Northern Oddities Vol. 2


Ivana Helsinki presents: 

Northern Oddities – Finnish design collective consisting of Six emerging design brands.


This December we will be featuring six of Finland’s newest and progressive design and fashion brands in a month long pop-up shop experience in our Concept Store in Nolita. We have curated and carefully selected a group of creatives that reflects our sense of style and whom share our ethos and passion for quality. There will be clothing, accessories as well as home decor on display and available for purchase at Northern Oddities vol 2.

Opening event is on Friday December 7th from 7pm to 10pm. Join us for drinks, live music and christmas spirit!



Linda Sipilä’s clean-lined, timeless SIPILÄ collection is designed for the modern, style-conscious woman. Her work is characterized by exceptional design, high-quality materials, and superb finishing. She is also the winner of Finnish verson of Project Runway.

titiMadam believes that design should not be taken too seriously.  Their  playful jewellery and funky home collection has been made with love. Not forgetting that humor should always be part of our lives. Already successful in Europe they want to take over US!

Polkka Jam is an illustration and design studio with 10 years of experience in producing unique prints and patterns. While creating visual joy for everyday life, they aim to keep production as local and ecological as possible. All our products are manufactured in Finland. Welcome to see their illustrated world!

SUPERYELLOW is an energetic and fresh accessories and clothing brand which creates unique products with contemporary design. Their designs combine prints and patterns in original ways. Quality of products and ethical views play an important role in the company’s values and all products are Designed and made in Finland.

Also featured in our store:

&Bros is a design studio from Helsinki  that designs and produces high class ceramic objects and textiles with an interesting twist to cheer up your home! Products are designed, handprinted and made in Finland.


Graphic t-shirts and other design projects from outerwear attire to accessories and beyond.

Ivana Helsinki Concept Store
Ivana Helsinki NYC Shop
251 Elizabeth Street
10012 New York
Tel: +1 646 360 3802



Northern Oddities - Design Collection from Finland was a joyful manifesto for Finnish eccentric lifestyle and its pure form of design. It was a story of eight curious Finnish design brands on their crusade to New York City.

The exhibition and the events in NYC are over now. We hope we were able to offer some comprehensively memorable pitstops to you. Thank you New York, we will be back! Maybe sooner than you might even think of...

Northern Oddities kiittää. Sydän lämpöä täys.



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Northern design is known of its pure and simple shapes, colours, profiles and functionality - less is more, as we tend to say.

It was time for silhouette artist Andrea Peitsch to find the essential beauty of one's profile. Andrea is a second generation silhouette artist and raises dairy goats and chickens on a micro farm in a coastal Rhode Island.

The process...

... and the result.



Odd Fest

Thank you all for coming!

Special thanks to 
Burning Hearts for great live music!
Nutty Tarts for the performance - North is odd, but Nutty Tarts are even odder!
DJ's for excellent dancing music!
Fazer and Linkosuo for the snacks and sweets!

We had a great time and we hope you did too!