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!…

My Italian lover

I haven’t been feeling super energetic in the past two days or so. However, there’s one thing that has boosted my energy levels through the roof: my new Italian lover, the Bialetti moka express. I’ve yearned for an espresso pan for a while now, but never got around to getting one. My courtship with the Italian…

Personal infographics, baby!

I’ve recently upgraded my LinkedIn profile just to see and understand first hand how the upgraded versions work. I’ve been wanting to do it for quite some time already, but just never got around to upgrading. To my surprise, with an upgrade you can e.g. add files, links etc. to your profile as if to…

Experience the five seasons in Haltia, part II

I got a wonderful opportunity to visit Haltia, the new Finnish Nature Centre, a few days before the grand opening. They are planning to open the place on Friday 31 May, and invited a few bloggers for a visit last Tuesday. I wrote one blog post already, presenting what Haltia has to offer in terms of…

Even better Nudge in Helsinki

I was happy to visit Nudge (link in FIN) yesterday for an opening event in the early afternoon. Nudge is a cooperative of five entrepreneurs, all of whom have their own approach to sustainable living. Nudge opened originally in 2010, and re-opened now in 2012 with a polished concept and a renovated store. The shop covers…

Origami headband from recycled leather

I saw a beautiful headband the other day, with a large origami fabric flower. The design is simple and elegant, by Tyra Therman. I decided to try it myself, as I’ve had an old leather skirt in the closet for a while, just waiting for a DIY-project. Here’s the final product. It looks maybe a bit…

Go to Florence, become entrepreneur in Finnish design

How does one end up an entrepreneur? The owner of lifestyle store Televisio Marjaana Lehtonen has a great story to tell. Working in digital marketing, she always dreamt of a company of her own. One day, she simply quit her job and left to Florence for three months thinking this is it: a decision must be made.…