The winning project, "Finnesko 13," was a sloping three-bedroom, one bath home with a strip of windows and an aerodynamic design meant to channel the wind.
But by July, it became clear that Finnesko 13 couldn't be built as designed and still meet the standards of the Living Aleutian competition.
There is a lamp formed from a tin and some wick fashioned from the hair of a finnesko
My attention was also drawn to a pair of finnesko
- circa 1910 - which were the reindeer fur boots that polar explorers once wore as standard gear to march onwards and upward through the frozen wastes.
In his book The Heart of the Antarctic, Sir Ernest Shackleton explains that for his 1907-09 Nimrod expedition he ordered nearly 100 pairs of finnesko
(reindeer-fur boots), into which was stuffed sennegrass, a dried, long-fibre grass with very good absorbent qualities.
Thick Jaeger underclothing Heavy blue pilot cloth trousers Jaeger pajama jacket Burberry blouse and trousers (windproofs) Woollen gloves and fur mitts Woollen muffler Fleecy travelling cap Burberry helmet Heavy woollen socks Finnesko