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…

Diamonds are not forever

This is my second and final blog post for the World Environment Day blog contest. I’m competing against nine other great bloggers, and I need your votes and support. If you like this post, please vote for me here. Voting is easy and requires no registration. If you want to check out all the top10 blog…

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…

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.…

How to pin about social justice?

Making plans for anything visual is nowadays quite easy. One just has to flick through the largest FREE online magazine, Pinterest. You can choose categories as you go along, and the service covers pretty much anything and everything (visual). I’m wondering if their concept can really hold. It’s about sharing photos: immaterial rights, copyrights, there…

Finding the eco-balance in Oslo

When visiting Oslo, the city was kind enough to show us beautiful weather and the best parts of winter, sunshine and proper snow. Not all the time, but most of the time. Despite having been to Oslo several times before, I’ve never visited the Vigelandsparken before, seen the fancy, Western side of town, spent time in…

Keep your eyes on the prize

As I’ve been slowly going through the wonderful book by Dorian Lynskey, 33 revolutions per minute, I’ve realized that the stories I’ve pondered over most are about the American civil rights movement. First it was the story of Strange Fruit. Now it’s the story of We Shall Overcome. I’ve sung the song all through my…