Month: August 2010

Vigo, Casco Vello

Posted by – August 31, 2010

The Old Town of Vigo, Galicia, Spain.

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In Helsinki

Posted by – August 31, 2010

Helsinki, Finland
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This last weekend was “The Design Market” in Helsinki, that is one of the most popular events of Helsinki Design Week. Some of the top names of design and fashion sold there:

Clothing:

CostoKirsi Nisonen, Lustwear, Asuna, You Complete Me, VitidesignSelki Fabrik, Surrur Sopiva Shop, Hankala, Arelalizza, Ovelia / Onnela DesignMinna Hepburn, Makia, Lax Creation / St. Vacant Footwear, Kipikude, Lumi Accessories, My O My, CTRL, SUPERYELLOW, Sanna Rinne, Globe HopeGoodis, Camilla Mikama Design, Kakara, KAKSITVÅ, Punainen Norsu, (trad.), Liike, Tiia Vanhatapio

Jewellery, Accessories etc.

Liina Lommi Felt Design, Onneli, Mondaine, Omstart, Noon Knit, EBBA, Pulu DesignNikolai Babitzin, Inni Pärnänen ja Galleria Koru, Terraviiva Moi Design, , Muovo, Nonodd, Pioni Design & Dunder Design,Kookygems,

Furniture, Textiles, Decor etc.

Zarro, Kola Design, Aero, Kauniste Finland, Skanno, Klo Design, Noon KnitEveryday Design, Sysimetsä Design, Verso Design, Kokko sekä Poni Design, Bruun Design, Tonfisk Design, Fokus FabrikLumi Design, Koolmat, ViveroSecto Design, Forme, Tunto Design, Showroom Finland, Vallila, Avarte, Kotonadesign, , KUI Design

Red Summer Strawberries

Posted by – August 30, 2010

Finnish strawberries

The best ones… the wild ones, those from the forest.

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Retro-cooking

Posted by – August 27, 2010

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Have a nice weekend!

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Helsinki Design Week 2010

Posted by – August 26, 2010


Helsinki, Finlandia
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From 26 Augh to 5 Sept 2010 it takes place in Helsinki  ( that will the World Designt Capital 2012 ) the “”Helsinki Desgin Week“” offering  visitors exhibitions, seminars, workshops, fashion shows and shopping experiences, as well as open days in private homes, public buildings and design studios.

Some of the studios that will be open to the visitors some days are:
Jenni Rope Illustrations, paints, books, drawings….I would really like to visit her studio…
Muovo, Dressing up accessories, useful products for every home, products for pets…
Pentagondesign Designs for everyday needs.
Selkifabrik Hats and scarves designed an d produced  by combining traditional techniques with modern shapes and colors. (They can also design a unique pattern just for you!!).
Secto Design Wooden lamps designed by interior architect Seppo Koho. They are amazing!

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Colors

Posted by – August 25, 2010

Felt crafts Pyhtää market, Finlandia.
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After visiting the market at Pyhtää I visited a totally different place with a completely different atmosphere, the Bonga Castle in Loviisa, where the owners  Riita Nelimarkka y Jaakko Seeck, both artists, organized a beautiful party.

The  Bonga castle is  just a magic place. Most of the surface of the building is an art gallery full of  the light and vibrant colors Riita Nelimarkka uses in her wonderful works: textil art, pictures, drawings  …

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Rowing Competition, Pyhtää

Posted by – August 24, 2010

Last Saturday I visited the Summer festival of Pyhtää. For the special occasion: a big market offering crafts, traditional Finnish food and local products and…. a peculiar rowing competition as you can see above..

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Cake with Raspberries

Posted by – August 23, 2010

The blue mug belongs to he collection of Iittala  “Taika” designed by Klaus Haapaniemi (pattern) and Heikki Orvola (form)

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Patchwork, at the Beach

Posted by – August 23, 2010

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Still Summer, at Flakanäs

Posted by – August 23, 2010

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Flakanäs, Puhtää, Finland
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Coffee, Under the Sun

Posted by – August 23, 2010

Coffee and salted pastries in the garden.

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Ice Cream Break

Posted by – August 22, 2010

In Porto, Portugal

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Vila Nova de Gaia

Posted by – August 22, 2010

Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Where the Porto wine cellars are

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Porto, By the River

Posted by – August 22, 2010

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Loviisan Wanhat Talot

Posted by – August 20, 2010

Loviisa, Finland

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Next weekend 28-29/08/2010 Loviisa celebrates the event “Loviisan Wanhat Talot”. For the event the doors of old wooden houses, over 100 years old, are open to visitors to see and enjoy the traditional Finnish architecture and interior decoration.. ( some of the houses have been featured in national decoration magazines)

And, for those who love t he Nordic interior decoration, some links: Finnish magazine Avotakka. Norwegian stylists Kråkvik & D’Orazio, Danish stylist Gitte Kkjaer, Norwegian photographer  Elisabeth Aarhus Hudson, Finnish stylist  Susanna Vento….

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