Sunday, 29 April 2012


Sandworm is an organic art piece and space on the dunes of the Wenduine coastline in Belgium. It is created by Finnish environmental artist and architect Marco Casagrande and build together with young architects and local experts. The 45 meters long and 10 meters wide installation is constructed entirely out of willow.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Agent Pekka minimart

Agent Pekka is one of the leading illustrator agents in Finland. They represent over 20 talented artists but did you know they also have a minimart where you can shop for art prints?! So don't get just any poster on your walls, get a good one!

Posters from the top by  Santtu Mustonen, Janine Rewell, Santtu Mustonen and Jamie Cullen.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Beril Cicek

Beril Cicek is a young Turkish designer behind this super-cute idea. Ull is her collection of mobile cabinets that can work as luggage or storage. 

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Flea market finds

This is my latest catch from the flea market: Cute ceramic wall decorations by Danish artist Björn Wiinblad. They belong to a series of twelve different ones, all named after months. The masquerade is February and apple tree October. I have no idea where they will end up in the house but I just couldn't resist them.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Helsinki 2020

I took part in a panel discussion the other day. The topic was how do we live in Helsinki 2020. It was a very interesting talk and I'm happy that Helsinki is actively looking for different housing possibilities. The discussion was part of the exhibition currently on display at Laituri. It shows eight already realized urban housing cases from cities across world and scale models of dream homes that are based on the interviews with Helsinki citizens. Who knows, maybe we also have a chance to live in urban townhouses or floating homes in the near future!

From the top: Fahle house in Tallinn, Susd Highwood court townhouses in London, Floating houses in Amsterdam and loft in Seattle. The last photo is a scale model of future apartment by Tuomas Toivonen and  Nene Tsuboi.

Stadin asuntomessut 2020, Laituri, Narinkka 2, Helsinki, 27.3-28.4.2012.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012


Workroom is an art exhibition of my talented brother. It is not the usual kind of exhibition where paintings hang on the walls but more like a visit to many houses. There are small houses on the walls and a playhouse-size house standing on the gallery floor. The technique Jussi uses is woodcut printing. The surfaces of smaller houses are covered with carefully chosen, beautiful details and inside the big house you may see where it all originated from - the carved, wooden plates. I am a proud sister!

Työhuone by Jussi Juurinen, Galleria Joella, Läntinen Rantakatu 21, Turku

Monday, 16 April 2012

Small bits of black and white

Today small black and white objects in our home caught my eye.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Kormákur & Skjöldur

Here is another cool Icelandic fashion brand called Kormákur & Skjöldur. It was established in the fall of 2010. What a stunning take on classic menswear!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Light sweets

Design duo Elina and Klaus Aalto have united forces with young ceramic designer Tero Kuitunen and designed together beautiful new lamps that have been inspired by old tassel lamps. Their Light sweets exhibition is currently on display at Highlight Gallery.

Hattara -Light sweets at Highlight gallery, Mannerheimintie 37, Helsinki

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Kron by KronKron

I want to introduce some cool things I found in Iceland. Kron By KronKron is an Icelandic fashion brand founded by a designer couple Hugrun Arnadottir and Magni Porsteinsson. They are know for gorgeous shoes and clothes. You can take a look at the latest collection on the website (and shop online too!). These beautiful photos are from past seasons and taken by Icelandic photographer Saga Sig.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

New faces in town

I'm a fan of  Miller & Goodman's work. Their new super cute FaceMaker blocks are in stores now and at least Ombrellino here in Helsinki sells them. The new blocks can also be combined with earlier ShapeMaker blocks for even more possibilities!

Monday, 9 April 2012

Rie Elise Larsen

What a relaxing Easter I had, lot's of sleep and no hurry! I don't normally decorate for Easter at all because to me it makes no sense to decorate only for few days. All I made this past weekend was two paper garlands from Danish Rie Elise Larsen's colorful papers and they can be used all year round. By the way, the homepage of Rie Elise is filled with wonderful things and images. Check it out!

Last three photos by Rie Elise Larsen.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Colours of Reykjavik

I visited Iceland for the first time in my life a week ago and instantly fell in love with the country. The nature is incredible and unique, Reykjavik is small and cosy and people easy-going and friendly. Reykjavik also has a unique, colourful range of houses and I must have taken several hundred photos of the different buildings and walls. Here are some pics of the colourful city!