Foundry 12: Shoes to carry you around the world

When you travel, you want to pack smart. If you travel for longer periods of time, and over a variety of terrains, in different climates and even seasons, you need to pack even smarter. One of the hardest part of packing for longer trips, in this case, for an imaginary trip around the world, is selecting […]

The Foundry 12: four perspectives to quality in men’s watches

We are introducing a new type of product review : The Foundry 12.  We’ll be posting TOP 12 lists of different product categories. There is a slight twist to it, though. Instead of just making a common TOP 12 list, we decided to always curate four separate TOP 3 lists from four category-related professionals, enthusiasts […]

How to make perfect bread at home?

One of the ideas behind Foundry Club Events has been the sharing of knowledge, getting to tryout new things and to learn new skills. In June we had an evening dedicated to making perfect artisan bread. Mastering the trade of baking turned out to be much easier than we thought. Here is great step-by-step introduction […]

Foundry visits gTIE, and test the fabrics we wear

In late April we got a privilege to have our club evening in the one of the coolest retails spaces in town. The 7th Foundry club event was hosted by gTIE in their concept store slash showroom at Torikorttelit. The designer and entrepreneur behind gTIE brand, Jenni Ahtiainen, became an accessory designer almost by accident. […]

Bespoke shoes and acoustic guitars – evening with Saint Vacant

In the early spring Foundry had a club event hosted by Saint Vacant. The raising Finnish shoe and accessories brand is a child of designer Janne Lax who hails from the background of bespoke shoemaking. With Saint Vacant Janne’s vision has been to combine some of the best features of bespoke shoes into his factory […]

Denim, craft beer and quality cobbling – Foundry Club visit to Pinkomo

In the middle of winter our Curators’ Club visited Pinkomo, our local cobbler and Helsinki’s top shop for revival clothing and some great hand-picked accessories.We had an intense but very relaxing evening in the small store full of club members, first-timers, fresh artisan craft beer, indigo and deep discussions. Mikko Sorvali from Pinkomo was sharing […]

Classic Bike – and how to run a value based business

We are ourselves still surprised how many hidden gems Helsinki has when it comes to stores with entrepreneurs who want to change the city and offer us customers something different and meaningful. The first Foundry Curators’ Club Event of year 2014 took us for a visit to one of these stores, Classic Bike, which sells […]

Get your tickets for February and March Club Events

Just a reminder that our next Club Events are not too far away. Mark your calendars and get your tickets before they ran out. 27.2. Foundry event #5 @ Pinkomo Get your tickets Shoe repair ABC Anatomy of denim and how to buy great jeans by  our special guest Indigofera Fat Lizzard beer tasting 13.3. Foundry event […]

From boardroom to bike, to boardroom

As a warm up to our next weeks urban biking themed event at Classic Bike, we decided to ask around for some suitable shoes to accompany our urban riders from the trails to the office. Though these are not the most suitable footwear for wintertime, at least in Helsinki, the definitely are a nice take […]

Kasperi Shoulder Bag

KASPERI is a Finnish brand originally aimed for cyclists. All the products have been designed with the cyclist in mind with emphasis and special attention paid to materials, details and functionality. KASPERI bags are hand made from high-grade leathers and materials available and all the products have been tested in Finnish weather. The Shoulder Bag has four large outer pockets, three […]

The Loggers of Helsinki

Kämmen, the glove makers from Helsinki, opened last fall with their stylish Driver glove aimed for gentlemen with decent wheel or set of bars to grab. We featured the makers and the glove in one of our events, and wrote a little piece on them, readable here. Now they have followed their passion to create […]

The Mini(er) Cooper

The Cooper Reims is inspired by the classic lightweight steel racing bikes of the Sixties, and combines timeless styling with the latest materials and technology. Simple. Elegant. Beautiful. The Cooper Reims will be at home on the mountains of the Alps or the flat of the city centre in Paris, or in the streets of […]