Thursday, 30 August 2012

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Fine tuning

Our new home is starting look like a home. Last weekend we did some fine tuning to our preschooler's room. Noticeboard and pencil jar got a new look with some masking tape and the beautiful fox mask from Paloni found a place on the wall.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Concrete dining table

Here is a table I could definitely see in my house. I just need to win the lottery first... It's a nice combination of concrete and wood made by Swedish company Forsberg Form in co-operation with Kvarnen Studio.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Party Saturday

The best way to throw a party is to decide in the morning to do so. No time to stress and just fun. That's what we did today.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Beauty of wood

Beautiful wooden sculptures in the middle of urban Helsinki.

Sunday, 19 August 2012


Here is another small treasure : A lovely shop called Pompoti in Riihimäki. It's located near the railway station in an old, red house and if you're ever in the neighbourhood, pay a visit. The shop is full of wonderful decorative items, furniture and especially toys and there's also a cafe. And if Riihimäki isn't in your itinerary,  Pompoti has a web shop as well.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Small treasures

I did a small shopping trip to Tiger and found a white cardboard suitcase, house shaped drawing paper, black and white case for my sunglasses and a super cute sandwich puzzle... and all for a great price! 

Thursday, 9 August 2012

City of staples

Bored at work? Here's something you could try. Ephemicropolis is an art piece by artist Peter Root and it's made of 100 000 staples. Impressive!

Found via Pinterest.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Pressu chair

I need a new kitchen table but all I keep finding is more chairs. I'm currently very fond of this Avarte's Pressu-chair by Yrjö Kukkapuro. I like the simplicity and lightness of it. The frame is made of tubular steel and upholstery of stretched canvas. It was designed 1972 but is still in production. Unfortunately I've spent my budget, so it will have to wait...

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Porcelain enamel by Riess

There's something about old fashioned porcelain enamel cookware that I like. Maybe it brings back the memories of summer cottage or grandmother's kitchen. These nice enamel jars and pot are made by Austrian company Riess who has a long tradition in making them. Enamel porcelain is great for healthier cooking since it does not emit any harmful substances even at high temperatures. I sure would like that white pot in my kitchen! They are sold here.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Marimekko autumn by Kaapo Kamu

There is still a lot of summer left but I'm also a big fan of early fall when nights get darker and the air cooler. That's maybe why I'm so taken with Kaapo Kamu's photos of Marimekko's Autumn 2012.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Helsinki in August

It seems there are always so many exhibitions and things happening in Helsinki, that it becomes hard to remember everything. I decided to start a monthly calendar of design events for me and you to remember. Here is what's going on in August:

Tomás Saraceno will come to town and create his famous web of 23 000 knots in Helsinki. It will be a 'must-see'.
Tomás Saraceno 18.8-3.10 in Kunsthalle Helsinki, Open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11-18, Wednesday 11-20, Saturday-Sunday 11-17, Nervanderinkatu 3, Helsinki.

Yrjö Kukkapuro, known for his furniture design, will open his unique studio and home to the public for the first time. What a great opportunity to see a unique home and his fabulous work! Home is located just a short train ride away in Kauniainen.
Ateljee Kukkapuro1.8.–30.9. Open Wednesday to Friday 11–17, Saturday-Sunday 11–15,
Alppitie 23, Kauniainen

Young Blood Collective opens a Pop-up showroom and cafe today in Katajanokka. It gives an opportunity to get to know the works of Jaakko Nikkola, Thomas Welander, Robin Falck and Vertti Sarimaa, all design graduates from Aalto University. Funky Ujo-bar chair is one of their works.
Design Pop-up 1.-15.8. Open daily 10-18, Satamakatu 5, Helsinki.

Tools in Highlight Gallery exhibits lighting designs inspired by tools. All the lights are designed and created by Lahti-based Muoto 2 design studio. 
Tools 3.8.-9.9. Open Saturdays and Sundays 12-16, Mannerheimintie 37, Helsinki.

Flow Festival will ones again transform Suvilahti area into one big party zone and present the latest on electronic music. One of Flow's highlights is Björk who brings her show to the main stage on Sunday. 
Flow Festival 8.-12.8, Suvilahti, Helsinki.

Helsinki FWRD Fashion Village is a showcase of Finnish fashion in the heart of the city. You can shop for brands such as Lumi, Aiku Design, Costo, Ivana Helsinki and Katri/n to name a few and take part in different events. 4.8-18.8 Senate Square, Helsinki