Safety vests, round II

I’ve had some difficulties with the style of safety vests. I ranted about them last year. They are very, very ugly, and very, very practical. And now look what I’ve done to my German Shepherd. It’s not a vest, as I simply could not get one. It would have been too much. But the tiny…

Yarn bomb in yellow

Now this is in tune with the beautiful spring day in Helsinki. Yellow crochet, yellow bag, yellow flowers! ♥ In the meantime: How good is it to take a few days off work and just relax? Very good. Do it if you only can. ♥ Song of the day: Charlotte Martin, I am stretched out on your…

The Good Friday list of all things good

Oh, the month of April, you are so welcome. But tell me, why is it still snowing in Helsinki? As I’m not religious, so my interpretation of Good Friday is something like Friday with good thoughts, good sunshine and good everything. Many good things are indeed around today, but it’s still snowing and raining. I’ve said it before,…

Branding by presence

I’ve only really started using Twitter this year (why did I not do it earlier?) and I feel it is just the right tool for me, in addition to blogging of course. It’s fast, there’s a stream(s) to follow, you meet random people and get involved in random discussions, it’s continuously on the move and…

Childhood traumas out in the open

Childhood traumas are peculiar. You could easily forget them, never tell anyone and pretend to be oblivious when life throws them in your way later in life. However, I’m choosing to share mine, as life has recently thrown rather clear hints my way. You may remember my eagerness to read Wolf Hall. You may also…

I gotta feeling

Today I was reading about branding and marketing, and happened to come across some interesting videos. I saw this. Man, that’s one hell of a flash mob. Makes me want to go crazy and dance, too. How in the name of everything did they pull it off? And then I saw this one. I was…

Wake up and smell the coffee

Sometimes an idiom fits your situation – literally. If you look at the listing here you’ll see what I mean. There’s one idiom I particularly like, and was reminded of it again this morning when cycling to work. In Helsinki, the saying Wake up and smell the coffee comes true – literally – almost every morning.…

Eating animals

Haven’t had a chance to go to work by bike the last two days. Really looking forward to cycling tomorrow. I promised to start blogging for cycleinhel too. I’m thinking of starting to write & photograph for them along the lines of sprayed messages and lonely items found from my cycling routes. Perhaps some ecofashion,…