Wednesday, 28 December 2011
I´ve had a wonderful christmastime, spent time with my loved ones and my dear dear friends. Lots of food and conversation and I even did a little project I had been planning for a while, just never had the time to complete it until now;)
I wallpapered the wall behind my bed with the pages of an antique german flora from year 1903. It was in very poor condition with plenty of pages missing by the time I found it at a fleamarket. So I gave it new life as wallpaper. And I feel as if the flora really came alive. As you can see in the picture above.
I hope you´ve all had a splendid christmas!
Saturday, 24 December 2011
Friday, 23 December 2011
Christmas is just around the corner. I´m soooooo looking forward to the holidays this year. Tomorrow I´m preparing dishes for christmas eve. I´m spending the evening at my friends house, we have decided to make wonderful vegan foods, some of it I´m preparing tomorrow.
I have done the finishing touches to my christmas gifts and listening to music, I got a real kick out of Eliza Doolittles Pack up -song. We really shouldn´t care about what other people might think, just follow your heart and enjoy whatever you do!
And above is someone pictured who really does enjoy whatever she does. My darling inside a paperbag;)
Monday, 19 December 2011
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
I saw this image in a magazine and remembered that I have the exact same lantern...but where oh where did I put it when I moved...believe me there are sooooo many things still missing...but I decided I was going to hunt it down and hooooray, I finally found it!
I have fallen in loooooove with this flute music. Turn the lights down, lit a candle, or many, make yourself a cup of tea, put your feet up and enjoy!
Saturday, 10 December 2011
...the days will become longer. Only a few more weeks. So until then we better do with plenty of candlelight. I bought extra long candles!
Tomorrow I´m meetinga friend for brunch, then we shall attend a christmas fair, dance argentinian tango in the afternoon and go for drinks after. That should be a saturday to remember!
And I´m sorry to inform you that all the brooches have been sold. More to come. I´ll let you know by e-mail, once a new bunch is ready.
Have a happy weekend!
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Sunday, 4 December 2011
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Saturday, 26 November 2011
PLAY; Kenneth Kvarnström choreography for the Helsinki Dance Company. I loved it! Whilst in the audience I found myself thinking, imagine that I get to experience something like this. Yesterday I attended a salsa-class in the morning before going into work - the day proceeded with great flow and ended with a massage in the evening. When I got home I stumbled into bed and fell asleep almost emmediately. Today I attended an argentinian tango workshop. I had a fantastic pair and felt, I can't find words to describe it, maybe it was happiness, as we found a connection almost emmediately. Seriously, I could have carried on and on. And I'm in desperate need of new danceshoes. And here is a classic argentinian tango, Carlos Gardel! So, whatever you do, get up and dance people!
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Monday, 21 November 2011
Sunday, 20 November 2011
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Koop Island Blues, featuring Ane Brun.
Monday, 14 November 2011
Thursday, 10 November 2011
this already. Aren't they charming? I adore the empty cottage cheese containers... Above is a candleholder purchaised from Butik Sophie. So winter has suddenly arrived. We had frost this morning! Oh yes, this means it´s time to start wearing those über-sexy long-johns when cykling into work;) Stay warm dear friends!
Monday, 7 November 2011
Rachael Yamagata and enjoy a slow start to the week. Flowers given by the most lovely person. It is lovely and wonderful to have something tangible of a dear person, when I look at the flowers I think of my lovely person and that feels so very good. So if you want someone special to think of you - give them flowers! Have a good start to the week!
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Monday, 31 October 2011
this all day. Oh my! Happy monday my lovely!
Sunday, 30 October 2011
Friday, 28 October 2011
THIS has made me smile. Oh look what classy souldancing, and what style! Tonight I´m changing music styles, going to see Gimme another country. A country musical! And after the performance I´m going to have a few drinks with my colleagues. The annual Helsinki book fair is on and I´m going to pay a visit tomorrow. My absolute favorite cartoon-artist Nina Hemmingsson will be a guest, one of her albums has finally been translated to finnish. So I hope to catch her. I have her albums in swedish as it´s my mothertongue, but always happy when good stuff gets wider publicity. And on saturday evening I have been invited to a huuuuge housewarmingparty, a collective in the citycentre. Should be good. Lots of friends attending. Above is a old chandelier from a piano. I placed it in front of a mirror, it reflects a very warm light. Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm!
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Saturday, 22 October 2011
Stroke of the brush challenged us in drawing bottles. On her blog you will find all the other participants. I really enjoyed the bottles by Ariane. I personally interpreted the challenge literary: "draw a bottle". As can be seen above. Thank you Renilde, it was fun to participate!
Friday, 21 October 2011
A Kiss from the Past. Kiitos!!!!! Tonight I´m going to see the last Helsinki performance of YOUMAKEME by K. Kvarnström & Co./ Helsinki Dance Company. I have been looking forward to this for a long time. Tomorrow morning my friend A is arriving to Helsinki for the weekend, we shall start of by brunch and I have tickets for a consert in the evening. Suvi Isotalo and Sansa at Korjaamo. Should be a great night! In fact, I believe this weekend will be great! I wish you all a great weekend!
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Monday, 17 October 2011
Hang with me. Get up and dance friends!
Friday, 14 October 2011
Envoi. Enjoy! Above is a certain someone caught admiring herself in the mirror. In this pic she just acts cool, as there was no mirror at all. I'm glad she likes herself, it's healthy! Have a wonderful weekend dears!
Monday, 10 October 2011
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Monday, 3 October 2011
Friday, 30 September 2011
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
A kiss from the past, a humble thank you for the generous gesture. With the roses arrived a little request to have me reveal five things about myself. Here it goes. I think I may by mistake have been born in the wrong century, especially when it comes to visual preferance, I seem to always want to choose about 100yrs old rather than todays preferences. I have a tiny spider living in my chandelier. I have not yet seen it, but I have seen the web it is making, fabulous piece of craftmanship. I know it is by no means ready yet! It doesn´t bother me and I also do not feel I ought to get rid of my spider lodger...well, if it turns out to be a very hairy and large tarantella type of spider, then I´ll even get help to have it evicted. But a small hairy one, I don´t mind, there ought to be room for us all;) I flirt. I seriosly think am a cat-whisperer. I have taught my cat a few tricks. And she has only been living with me for soon 4 months. For ex. when I am about to hoover, I knock on a wooden box under my bed and say that now I will hoover and belive it or not, my cat climbs into this box and I can hoover without first freaking her out (she is oh so terribly scared of the hoover). And I find this amazing. And I also think I ought to write a bestseller book on the topic and it will most probably end up a hollywood movie. I think Robert Redford could play me in the movie. I could not live without music. There´s always a tune in me. That vibrates in me and that I secretly hum, and sometimes not so secretly... I share the roses with all of you dear readers. I could not pick one, nor pick five.
Sunday, 25 September 2011
Five from the ground. They also have a shop and an online shop. In Japan. What I love about the blog is the art of composition in the images. It is such a visual pleasure to visit. I have ordered a wireflower by Masao Seki from their online shop some years ago, and you might remember it beeing featured before on my blog. Above is my wireflower that I have placed inside my huuuuuuge glass dome. And have a look at this image from Five from the ground. What a coincidence;) I bought a pair of red tights on friday. Oh what joy! Especially combined with red nailpolish and red flower in my hair. Happy sunday dear friends!
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
The 24th Helsinki International Film Festival Rakkautta & Anarkiaa is on right now. Unfortunately I didn't have all that much time to see many films, but today I saw The Future by Miranda July. I've seen her previous film, Me and you and everyone we know and have her two books. I became a fan now I saw this film. She really has a wierd way of looking at the world, but very humane and it is fascinating yet sad to see her characters act so irrational. But that is what makes us human, we do at times act irrational. I'm in love with Miranda July <3 Above is Paw Paw.
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
this and this. And this. I´m sooooo sorry for beeing this silly! But I have waited for sooooo long for this certain someone and now when he was due to arrive, it got postponed and I feel so dissapointed (which is silly really!). But next week he will be here. Happy midweek to you all. Above is an old tin from my childhood home.
Monday, 12 September 2011
Straight Story. A lovely film by David Lynch.) I simply love this music. I love to play it in the evening, light plenty of candles and just breathe in and enjoy. So please, if you´ve had a hard day, dim the lights, lit a few candles, pour yourself a glass of wine or a nice cup of tea, find a good position and listen to this, this is Rose's theme. And if you haven't seen the film yet, I do recommend it.
Saturday, 10 September 2011
Another year by Mike Leigh. It left a very sad feeling on my skin. I had to drown my nose in a furry ball (my cat!) and sniff and remind myself that things are really fine, they really are. And to tell myself it was only a film. I liked all the characters. I loved the music. Oh we must make sure we do not end up alone. I´m not saying we must all find partners and get married and all that, and even if we have partners or are married we can still end up alone. What I mean is that we must try to be present in our lives. And to have people in our lives. Friends and lovers and relatives and husbands, girlfriends, neighbours, colleagues. And do things. I know at times it's easier said than done, but it was so sad how lonely some of the characters in the film were. There was happiness too. But it was surrounded by sadness. Today I met a client. She came to my house. I do not suggest meeting at my home, but she suggested she could collect her piece from my home today. I invited her in and she emmediately spotted my cat and they got on very well. She ended staying for quite a while. She now wants me to help her decorate a room in her home. We already started planning what changes she wants to have made and I look forward to proceeding. She adored my home. She asked so many times for permission to photograph corners and nooks...of course it is flattering to have someone drool over your home. I like it. No in fact I love my home. So does my cat by the sound of it! She is purring away next to me. Sweet little furry thing. Above is my pink line that has had a little scented addition since last. The pink soap. It's a chinese soap. You can buy them in asian stores for 20p. I think they are so sweet, wrapped in silkpaper, and the pretty labels and the scent. I usally have a bunch of these soaps stached in my drawers, they are really handy when you quickly need to have something or anyhting to give. I also have a box of wonderful postcards to write your greeting.
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Ihana kahvila, my favorite café that opened this summer at Kalasatama ex-harbour area. It will resume next summer, but it is farewell for this season. Once again, a beautiful warm autumn night, spectacular view of my city, a great dj, dear friends and we danced for hours under a velvet sky. I simply love dancing! Cykled home with a smile on my face (again!), thinking, this was the summer when there was the Ihana kahvila and how nice it was to cykle out there, to meet up with dear friends. It was always such a pleasure to introduce the café to friends who had never been there or heard of it before. An oasis in my city. Tonight my dear dear friend and father of my godson, P, turns 40. And there is a party. I have been asked to sing, so I shall soon meet up with my friend M to rehears, she will accompany me on piano. There will be so many lovely people, so many dear friends. I have been looking forward to this party for a long time. I predict there will be many glasses raised, smiles, laughter, kisses and hugs, perhaps even a few tears. Happy tears. Have a wonderful sunday dear friends. Above is Jesus that I found at a fleamarket in Lovisa last weekend.