What makes a Sauna?

You’ve either heard it or said it yourself dozens of times in your life: “It feels like a sauna in here”. A valid feeling, since it’s true – many situations may feel very much like that, like stepping into a car on a hot summer day. But are there conditions for what makes a REAL Finnish sauna?



A most unusual journey is a good way to describe the ride which led me from art and writing, to work in the design, music, film & game industries, and eventually, back to doing what I love. It’s a long story, most of it better left for another time. But here’s a brief summary of what I’m about:


Is Sisu Real?

Sisu. It might just be the most overused word in the Finnish language. But it’s difficult to deny, when looking back at our history. I examine various aspects of so-called Sisu to see if we can determine once and for all: Is it real, & could there be a scientific basis we can explain right now?