Tag: fashion

Illustration for “Menudamoda”

Posted by – April 11, 2011

I have made the graphic illustration below for the facebook of the popular  blog “menuda moda” all  about kids and youth fashion. Pay a visit if you haven´t done it yet!!

©Ruth Landesa. Illustration for the facebook of menudamoda

In Helsinki, Textile Craft & Design by Johanna Gullichsen

Posted by – November 24, 2010

Johannna Gullichsen Textil Craft & Design shop, Helsinki,I took the pic in summer…

Take a look at her textile designs and works here, they are just great!



Helsinki, Happy Designs Shop

Posted by – October 20, 2010

Shop window, Helsinki, Finland

In Helsinki

Posted by – August 31, 2010

Helsinki, Finland

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:


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

Blue spring flowers

Posted by – May 20, 2010

Today a post a photo of one work of mine.

More in my web, little bit changed, and in my shop, updated too…  here and here.

Small wooden pendant handpainted.


Contemporary style for urban kids

Posted by – April 15, 2010

It is sun-shining!!! and ,although the temperature outside is now  -1°C,  I’ m sure  we are going to reach  today, at least , 15°C!!!  Spring is here!!!! Today the photos I post are from Monamici , a company established in 2005 by the Stockholm based sisters Helene Edsta and Karolin af Jochnick that creates kids apparel inspired by a contemporary urban look .

Photos from Monamici’s press material

Finnish jewellery designer Inni Pärnänen

Posted by – April 10, 2010

Today I  post a  photo of a silver necklace by  Inni Pänänen jewellery designer who’s web is worth to visit. You will find at her  gallery interesting and beautiful  unique pieces or jewellery  made in small editions  in materials as silver, cows horn, parchment,  copper…. and she has taken almost all the photos.. that are also fantastic!!!!

Photo of a silver necklace  by Inni  Pänänen from the Muodon viemää press .

Fiskars, Finland. Residence of artisans, designers and artists

Posted by – April 6, 2010

Today a post some pics of  the  beautiful Fiskars village Finland, well known because of the Fiskars factory , producing  scissors, knives and tools  (which are very popular in the country) and because of its peculiar population making the village one of the  most important centers of handicraft, art and design in Finland. And so it is that more than 100 creative professionals are permanent residents of the village that counts with an active   Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars , Onoma, offering high-quality exhibitions in the village, presenting crafts, design and art all through the year. And there I was in Easter holiday, enjoying the place and the unique atmosphere.

Before you continue  reading, and not to forget it later, I absolutely recommend you to click here to get a little of the creative and beautiful atmosphere of the place.

© Ruth Landesa. Fiskars April 2010


© Ruth Landesa. Fiskars April 2010

My plan was perfect: Nice lunch at  restaurant Kuparipaja placed  in an old copper smithy,  visit in the same building to the wonderful exhibition “Finnish and Swedish Design and Art” and to the Kopper design shop full of finish and Fiskars designs : among others  from  Artek and  Fatboy

Then I visited Onoma Shop, placed at the beautiful  Clock Tower Building offering a good selection of the products manufactured by the members of the Cooperative: glass  Camilla Moberg, wood  Kari Virtanen, Markku Kosonen, Tuulia Penttilä, ceramic Karin Widnas, Nanna Bayer, clothing Sakata Rutsuko,  among others.

Clock Tower Building. Photo property Fiskars Corporation. Fotographer Kaius Hedenström

My next stop was at the  ” Workers’ tenements”  where I visited  jeweleries  Jalo, of  designer/maker Timo Mustajärvi , and  Sassi Design, from Sassi family.

and to finish my day, a coffee at Petris Chocolate Room!!!



“Juju” by Mari Savio and Kati Rapia

Posted by – March 17, 2010

I post today some wonderful photos from my friends Mari Savio and Kati Rapia’s Juju book…. Juju’s clothes adventure in a greenhouse and a secret garden…The book is full of inspiration and holds instructions for making unique children clothes from new or recycled fabrics and accessories.

Designs are by Mari, designer, and pictures (made with collage technique) by Kati, photographer, illustrator and writer.

Pictures from “Juju” book , courtesy Kati and Mari.

Finnish Designer Awards 2010

Posted by – February 19, 2010

Here I go with the awarded Finnish designers this year!

The Association of professional graphic designers, Grafia, and Finnish Association of Designers, Ornamo, award six distinguished designers annually.This year the selected designers are:

-Industrial Designer of the Year 2010: Arni Aromaa & Sauli Suomela, both founders of the company Pentagog Design that operates within the fields of product design, strategic design and concept design.


,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Jug by Pentagon Design. Photo from Pendagon Design.

-Ceramic Artist of the Year 2010:Kirsi Kivivirta She has participated in numerous exhibitions and workshops in Finland and abroad. Kivivirta also makes unique ceramic decorative tiles and seats on commission. Her prominent brick wall mural ‘Walls Talking Walls’ is constructed to a block of flats in Arabianranta, Helsinki.

-Fashion Designer of the Year 2010: Kia Koski specialised in sports and leisure wear she design clothes for the Scandinavian climate. She has worked in the Finnish Fashion Industry since the early 1980’s.

-Graphic Designer of the Year 2010 :Sami Kortemäki, founder together with Akiem Helmling and Bas Jacobs one of the world’s most famous independent
font design companies: Underware.

-Textile Artist of the Year 2010: Aino Kajaniemi His tapestries have been exhibited in numerous Finnish and international exhibitions. They have been bought for private and public spaces as for example church textiles. The motifs closely reflect the moods, feelings and situations linked to people’s lives.

-Furniture Designer of the Year 2010 Timo Ripatti. Interior Architect that also got the 2009 Furniture Award for the design of ELLIPSI chair awarded by the Association of Interior Architects SIO.
Elippsi chair, by Timo Rippati, Foto from Ornamo.

The  Finnish Designer Awards Event also includes an annual publication and an international touring exhibition.
From the 15th of January  2010 to the 21st of February 2010  the Finnish Designer Awards 2010 at Design Forum Finland in Helsinki.


Happy New Year!

Posted by – January 1, 2010

-15ºC  y and lots of snow to finish and start year

the last shipping of 2009: a couple of short necklaces , destination Spain.

©Ruth Landesa. Small wooden pendant hand painted..
©Ruth Landesa. Small wooden pendant hand painted..

Wrapped with some recycle materials.

©Ruth Landesa.

Onnellista Uutta Vuotta!


A surprising day

Posted by – December 12, 2009

Today was a good day:

-Not too cold , little bit snow. Just perfect to enjoy and breath fresh!

-I have finished what I think is the last piece this year.

It will be soon updated in my shop.

Handpainted wooden pendant.

-Some packing done,

© Ruth Landesa.

-Mirja and I have our “little Christmas decorations made from recycled materials ready for tomorrow.. An important day at Loviisa!,


© Ruth Landesa. ” Recycled” by Mirja Backmansson.

-I had a great surprise (thanks Sonia!!!). Decopeques has blogged about me. Thanks Patricia!!,

- and my pizza……….. well, it was a little bit overcooked


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