Sunday 28 October 2012
Sometimes a shop can look so beautiful you wish it were in your town. Unfortunately this one isn't. You have to go all the way to Osborne street, Glasgow for this. All that is Solid is a recently opened multi-purpose space: a cafe, shop and a meeting space. And it does look lovely!
Via Blank Inside
Photos by Gordon Burniston
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Paimio Sanatorium is a former tuberculosis hospital in Paimio and designed by Alvar Aalto. I had a chance to visit the place recently and it sure was an intriguing visit. The white hospital building was completed in 1932 and it is now known as one of Aalto's main works. His starting point for the design was to make the building itself a contributor to the healing process. I couldn't agree more: The building is surrounded by peaceful pine forests and inside the bright colours, big windows and well planned details make it a much nicer hospital.
At the moment it is uncertain what will happen to Paimio Sanatorium in the future but let's hope it will keep releasing it's healing powers for next generations too. And if you are ever in the neighborhood, take a tour to hear all stories behind the architecture!
Friday 19 October 2012
Saturday 13 October 2012
Tuesday 9 October 2012
Monday 8 October 2012
One of my all time favourite painters, Osmo Rauhala, has an exhibition in Kiasma.
Book of life in Kiasma 28.9.2012-13.1.2013, Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki. Open everyday except Mondays.
Kids at Design Forum Shop 6.10-10.11.2012, Erottajankatu 7, Helsinki, Open Mon-Fri 10-19, Sat 10-18.