Last week I traveled to Helsinki, Finland for the first time, on a blogger press trip hosted by Visit Finland and World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, where I represented Design Milk, and took plenty of photos for StyleCarrot readers too. We rode bikes through the city, which is undergoing major urban renewal, foraged for edible herbs in the park, visited the future food market, and viewed an exhibition of student artwork from Aalto University in an otherwise mostly empty waterfront warehouse. We also went behind-the-scenes at the Marimekko corporate offices, where the fabrics are printed. And of course, shopped the outlet store. We had lunch on one of the days at a charming home decor shop called Moko, which has a cafe and coffee bar. It reminded me a bit of ABC Carpet & Home, on a much more modest and smaller scale, but cute.