Thursday, 29 March 2012
I was in Iceland last week and what a great trip it was! I will tell you more about a little later. However, it is truly a land of ice, ocean and volcanoes! These great, eco-friendly puzzles by Imagination Kids are made in the US but they could very well represent Iceland.
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Punctuation mark is a showcase of ceramics and crystal by young, acclaimed designers Mari Isopahkala and Sami Ruotsalainen. The new cups and plates are born from a common idea and have developed side by side. The materials are different and the works are independent yet inter-related. Red and white clay work beautifully with crystal glasses and the whole process is shown in the sketches on the gallery wall.
Punctuation mark 22.3-5.4.2012 at Köln im Studio, Pursimiehenkatu 26 C, Helsinki
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Sunday, 25 March 2012
Friday, 23 March 2012
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Monday, 19 March 2012
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Sunday, 18 March 2012
This book is great! It is published by Tammi both in Finnish and English and it was released for the ongoing design capital year. It's a children's book including a story about a family's summer day out in Helsinki. It is also a book for anyone interested in Finnish design. There is plenty of information about designers, famous Finnish brands and interesting stories behind Helsinki's architecture.
Friday, 16 March 2012
Thursday, 15 March 2012
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
These floors are not wood but tile! Treverk Home by Italian Marazzi is a floor tile that looks like wood but is resistant to frost and moisture. There are four different colours and three different sizes. This could be a great solution for those who dream of having a wooden bathroom floor. I'm not usually a big fan of materials imitating each other but I saw this 'live' today and it does look surprisingly good! And it's available at your local K-Rauta.
Photos by Marazzi
Monday, 12 March 2012
I found a stunning French blog and I want to share it with you. These great photos are from a blog called Griottes which focuses on food and has magical, outstanding photos. I became of a total fan of this Pantone inspired food styling! Wow!
Photos by Griottes.
Friday, 9 March 2012
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
I have to share this most amazing woodwork that I just found. It's by designer and sculptor Ariele Alasko from Brooklyn and it's all made from recycled wood and driftwood. Check out her website. Super nice work!!!
Photos via Brooklyn to west.
Monday, 5 March 2012
I'm inspired by bright neon colours. I made a simple necklace out of neon pink shoelace and wooden beads. I also recently bought this great set of bracelets that looks like straight out of the 80's! The painting on the wall is a gift from talented Suki and headband from H&M.
Sunday, 4 March 2012
This weekend was so beautiful and sunny! Some more sun was added to our days when we went to see the Swedish master Carl Larsson's exhibition in Ateneum. There is a constant summer and happy children playing in almost all of his idyllic, detailed paintings. What a beautiful world he presents!
The exhibition offers lot's of activities for the younger audience from tying ribbons to a rug to coloring of spinning tops. The kids had a lot of fun trying on the period clothing and playing with toys from the Carl Larsson era. Definitely worth the visit!
Carl Larsson in Ateneum 10.02.-29.4.2012