Bikini revolution – Monokini 2.0 needs your support

Yesterday was a great day. I got to meet the fantastic Monokini 2.0 team with some of my Huuma colleagues. We were so impressed with the work of Nutty Tarts and the rest of the people involved in the Monokini 2.0 project that we wanted to see if there was any room for cooperation. There is!…

Habits, revolutions and crochet

I spent the entire day yesterday finishing my most recent crochet project, the striped summer top. It’s almost done! I’ll do a separate blog post about it later, but here you can see the pattern I’ve been following. It’s a combination of single, double and triple crochet. Lately, the weather in Finland has been rather…

Climate change is real and you too can change

Here I am, with my white tulips and my next read, The Power of Habit. I want to find out if I can change some things in my life, and I want to understand why it seems so difficult to accomplish changes, even though I know they are good for me in the long run. While…

Huuma magazine launched

Huuma magazine is out. We had the launching seminar on Friday 10 January at the elegant Savoy Theatre in Helsinki, partied till late in the night, and went to sleep with the magazine on our night stands. I’ve been involved in many printing processes before, but never quite felt this way about the final product. The…

How did we manage to crowdfund Huuma?

In my previous post I listed the basics about our fantastic Huuma project: the new magazine that aims to inspire, excite, empower, encourage and bring joy to its readers. In this post I will tell you how we totally nailed it. Not only did we reach our financial goals on Mesenaatti.me, the Finnish crowdfunding platform,…

All about Huuma magazine

Those of you who follow me in Twitter, have noticed that I’ve tweeted a lot in Finnish lately. Those who follow me here, have noticed that I haven’t been blogging very actively in the past couple of weeks. There’s an explanation, and this is it. I’m working with a bunch of excellent, skilled, inspired, energetic…

Lessons in life: avoid Finland in November

November in Finland is murder. It’s just as beautiful as a summer’s day in Mordor, or a day spent in a windowless house without any lights.  You wake up, it’s dark. You come home from work, it’s dark. It’s not the nice and soft kind of darkness. It’s wet and rainy and awful. Pitch black. Some…

When your political moves look like a bad case of Harlem shake

Finland is a great country in many ways. But every now and then this nation offers such epic levels of political drama that it’s hard to remember it’s all happening for real. The past week has been a roller coaster ride of political drama, or entertainment, depending on the viewpoint. If you look at the…

The season is changing

You remember how I notice the changing season twice a year? Once in the autumn and once in the spring, according to the decreasing or increasing amount of daylight in Finland? The past few days it has been so dark and gloomy in the mornings that the change is near. Winter is coming, as they…