Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Day trip to Loviisa

Last weekend we did a small day trip to beautiful town of Loviisa. It's a perfect summer vacation spot: Charming old houses, sea, flea markets and a superb cafe called Tuhannen tuskan kahvila (Cafe of thousand sufferings -don't ask me where the name comes from!). It's in an old, nicely renovated house and it offers the best doughnuts and blueberry pies ever!

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Cardboard castle

This diy cardboard castle was originally built for a work project. It is made from old cardboard packages of different shapes and sizes and then covered with white tissue paper. Now I brought it home for kids to play with - and to test for durability. And maybe we will paint it if we get bored with white.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Secrets of Russia

This you must see if you haven't already! Aamu Song and Johan Olin have been travelling in Russia and  collaborated with six traditional Russian manufacturers in order to create a series of new products. The products are displayed as part of their installation in Camouflage exhibition in Kiasma. The result is brilliant, playful take on traditional craftsmanship! The wonderful products can be bought from Johan's and Aamu's Salakauppa later on the fall. I know I will be first in line!

Camouflage in Kiasma 15.6-7.10.2012

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Mänttä Art Festival

I did a small summer trip to visit Mänttä Art Festival and I can sincerely recommend it. Pekilo, an old industrial building where the art festival is held is a great looking place and a perfect set for installations and large size art pieces. There are many interesting works, but here are some of the most fascinating ones.

Artists (from the top):
Emma Helle, Mimosa Pale
Jenni Rope
Heli Vehkaperä
Jussi Juurinen
Tatu Tuominen

Mänttä Art Festival 10.6-31.8.2012

Monday, 16 July 2012

A different kind of holiday

Sorry for the long silence here. We have moved and most of my summer holiday has looked like this: Endless renovation. It has been an exhausting holiday but finally we are starting to have a functioning home and are able to unpack and settle down. Yippee!

Monday, 2 July 2012

For modern day nomads

Here is a great shopping tip for those who like a bit of nomad spirit in their home. I like it here Boutique is an online store selling carefully selected collection of high-end design home wares, gifts and accessories from different corners of the world. I could offer a home for that Afghan rug.

Photos by Henna Aaltonen