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Habitare fair this year wasn't as congested as I would have expected. I saw interesting things here and there, but... I ended up being more intrigued by the pieces at the antique corner.


Johanna's new logo

Johanna Karttunen is a gifted photographer, currtently based here in Helsinki. She is a wizard on picturing space with details, and she's also one of the owners at Olo-huone vintage store. She is available for interior photoshoots - and she's very passionate about that, too. :) Here is the logo that I designed for Johanna.


color on skin

A good friend of mine has a few multicolored tattoos. Some days ago she told me about the kind of tattoos that look like they are painted with aquarelles. I felt very fascinated about that! So I searched through Pinterest and made a small collage of those watercolor tattoos that I found beautiful.

Not planning to have one, though.


love for Olo-huone second hand & lifestyle

Olo-huone second hand & lifestyle is a new vintage shop + café, located at Fleminginkatu 7, Kallio district. I love the concept - it's the coziest living room I know, and there's also a kitchen (= café) and a bedroom too. With reasonable prices you can have something to take home, whether it be a teapot, vintage chair, AND Sälekori, YCM feather earrings or a bag of freshly ground coffee.

This week we celebrated the opening with smiles and a good, warm atmosphere. And this is how lovely the place is:

Photography by Sami Tirkkonen.

Definitely worth visiting!


Helsinki Design Week

About a week ago one of our teachers sent me an e-mail. It was about the raincoat prints we made in the end of last semester. A selection of three printed raincoats was made and it will appear at the HDW Above Exhibition - and two of the selected ones happened to be my designs! I'm really excited about that.

Once I visit the exhibition I will take pictures of my works. The truth is, I really haven't even seen the final prototypes, since they were completed during the summer. At the exhibition, at Old Customs Warehouse, there will be a section for New Arrivals, so more of Metropolia University's young talents' works can be seen there as well.

Go there! It's free!

I got an invite to the opening party - I feel very good about that too. :)