©Ruth Landesa. Illustration for the facebook of menudamoda .
Take a look at her textile designs and works here, they are just great!
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:
Costo, Kirsi Nisonen, Lustwear, Asuna, You Complete Me, Vitidesign, Selki Fabrik, Surrur Sopiva Shop, Hankala, Arelalizza, Ovelia / Onnela Design, Minna Hepburn, Makia, Lax Creation / St. Vacant Footwear, Kipikude, Lumi Accessories, My O My, CTRL, SUPERYELLOW, Sanna Rinne, Globe Hope, Goodis, 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 Design, Nikolai 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 Knit, Everyday Design, Sysimetsä Design, Verso Design, Kokko sekä Poni Design, Bruun Design, Tonfisk Design, Fokus Fabrik, Lumi Design, Koolmat, Vivero, Secto Design, Forme, Tunto Design, Showroom Finland, Vallila, Avarte, Kotonadesign, , KUI Design
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
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 .
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
and to finish my day, a coffee at Petris Chocolate Room!!!
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. .
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.
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.
-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!
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.
- and my pizza……….. well, it was a little bit overcooked