Wednesday 28 November 2012

Let's wrap!

All these beauties are wrapping papers. You can buy them from Wrap which is also a super good looking magazine introducing the very best in illustration and design. Every issue also includes sheets of wrapping paper from most talented illustrators at the moment. The latest issue is inspired by the Nordic countries and  many Finnish illustrators such as Janine Rewell and Klaus Haapaniemi are well represented in the magazine.

Tuesday 27 November 2012


I keep introducing more Advent calendars since it's the hot topic this time of year. If you don't know the site called Mr. Printables yet, now it's time to take a look. They have a great printable calendar and many other DIY-paper projects -and it's all free!

Monday 26 November 2012

Herschel bags

This is one of those 'dear Santa, please bring me...'-things. The classic rucksack by Herschel is on the list!

Sunday 25 November 2012

Soon we start counting !

Today I fixed our other Christmas calendar ready for December. I found this cardboard house from Dutch by design last year and it happens to have just perfectly 24 boxes. Originally, it came without numbers but today I made small numbers to each box with rubber stamps. Boxes will contain candies, stickers and other small surprises.

Friday 23 November 2012

Fingerprints by Anu Tuominen

Anu Tuominen is one of my favourite Finnish artists. She collects everyday objects such as knitted socks, wooden utensils, school crafts and potholders, traditionally thought as women's crafts. In her work, she re-organizes her findings and makes interesting installations combining used and new and powerful colours. Ordinary and familiar turn into something new.

Anu Tuominen: Fingerprints, The Craft Museum of Finland in Jyväskylä, 31.5.-2.12.2012

Thursday 22 November 2012

Sunday 18 November 2012

24 days

This no news anymore, since this room shaped Christmas calendar was published last year. However I never did get one, so I was pleased when I saw it in the bookstore again this year. Now I have a Christmas room of my own and it sure is pretty!

Friday 16 November 2012

Made by Muku

Nice clothes in great earthy tones for both mothers and children made by Lithuanian design duo Muku.

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Wishing for wood

If I would be Santa shopping for me, I would do all the Christmas shopping at I found several nice things there like Hanno the gorilla (1), Bruno task lamp (2), shuffle calendar (3) and Ben holiday house (4). And good news is that Cb2 now ships to Finland too (unfortunately the shipping is still quite expensive, so might be better if Santa gets all in one package....)

Sunday 11 November 2012

Keep me warm

It's getting cold and I'm dreaming of this Tammela-winter jacket by Globe Hope. It's made of old army sleeping bags so it must be warm...

Tuesday 6 November 2012

Raw beauty

November is usually ruthless with endless rain and cold winds. It is also my month. I was born in November and I have always loved the beauty of nature before it surrenders to winter. Shades of brown and grey can be so pretty and so calming.