World Environment Day blogging competition, part II

Pheew! The past two days have been intense with the online voting starting for the World Environment Day blogging competition by UNEP & Treehugger. In case you missed my last post, here’s a link to my final blog text Diamonds are not forever, the one that’s actually being voted on. In case you want to…

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.…

Old sheets into crochet doily rugs, part II

Some days ago I started working on a new crocheted doily rug. The work started with cutting an old duvet cover into yarn, then crocheting a bit, then cutting some more yarn. Crocheting is easy and fast, it’s the other stuff that’s taking a lot of time. Or maybe my scissors are just too small.…

Slaughtering fast fashion

I’ve been thinking about the concept of slow fashion lately. Slow food is cooked without haste, enjoying the effort, preferably shared with friends and loved ones. It seems quite straightforward. Sadly I often don’t have the chance to do this, dinner needs to be ready as family is hungry! Slow living, yeah, I can understand…

Providing options for naughty fashion

I bumped into an interesting new online shop, Fashioning Change. Worth checking out, even though it’s yet on beta stage AND requires registering. Yeah, I know, I’m not a large fan of more passwords either, but this one is worth it. If you’re unsure, check the video on YouTube first. This is how they describe…

Out with the old, in with the new

What happens when two opposing opinions meet cozily on the sofa in the morning tv-show, with the journo sitting in the middle? The show is called The Pillow Fight. Now that’s funny to start with. But at least once I know the programme has been hilarious because of the content of the discussion. The particular discussion…

Night of Hunters

Listening to a new album by one of your favourite artists is always a thrill. What are the melodies like this time? How about lyrics? Will there be a song or two that stand out immediately or will the album become one of those you end up listening again and again without ever learning the…