Salakauppa is a small design kiosk meant for those who love to refresh their daily lives with some witty details. Authors behind these design ideas are Finnish-Korean tandem named Company or Aamu Song and Johan Olin who met while studying at University of Art and Design in Helsinki.
A small glass cube housing Salakauppa shop at the side of Postikatu Street puts a smile on your face even before you step over its threshold while things on its shelves might resemble solutions that perhaps have crossed your own mind as potentially useful and practical. For example a winter necktie - a comfy cross between a usual tie and a scarf; or special wading boots furnished with a small side pocket for a knife - for those who love to pick mushrooms yet happen to lose their knives in the woods. If you spot a mushroom, a knife is always there within your grasp! Bright accordion boots is another option of stylish Company's footwear, with legs folded in accordion style. Especially cute are so called "dance shoes" - bright red felt slippers that have another pair of tiny small ones placed on their toes. It's not just a design fad as there is a practical reason behind it as well - this way your little ones can join the big ones at a home dance party and a daughter can learn some dance steps, standing on her dad's toes. There is a special gift for ladies who wouldn't lose their dresses, even while doing household chores - a nice home dress adorned with a set of voluminous pockets. These and many other useful and amusing items can be purchased at the Company internet shop, too. Be sure to check out a witty SalaMovie there, starring the entire collection of its designs and every item playing a leading part in it.
Keywords: design, shop, Helsinki