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VisitingA space made for sharing

A space made for sharing

Hazy afternoon light filters through the blocks of Helsinki’s city center, finding its way through wide windows and into the home of Roosa and Mici. Their timeless Art Nouveau building holds a hom...

VisitingGetting cozy with Samu-Jussi Koski

Getting cozy with Samu-Jussi Koski

The wind gusts from the gunmetal sea, up a hill, through the streets of the Art Nouveau quarters of Helsinki towards Uspensky Cathedral. Here, at street-level, providing respite from the Katajan...

DesignersUlla Koskinen: “Just right” need not be extraordinary

Ulla Koskinen: “Just right” need not be extraordinary

Textile designer and editor-in-chief of Asun magazine, Ulla Koskinen, designed two new colors for Cover Story’s Basics Collection. The shades transport us to a world of Italian design and histori...

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How toHow to paint a wall

How to paint a wall

Simply changing the color of your walls can give the decor and atmosphere of your home a total reboot. Painting your walls is also a relatively easy and affordable way to freshen up your space. Ev...

How toHow to use masking tape when painting

How to use masking tape when painting

Painter's masking tape is a reliable and multi-purpose tool for home decoration projects. If you want to paint the surfaces of your home to perfection, painter's tape is your best friend. With car...

How toHow to paint a ceiling

How to paint a ceiling

When designing home interiors or choosing new paint colors, ceilings are often overlooked or thought of as being too difficult and messy.  But you might be surprised how much difference a new, ric...