Finnish summer at its best

I could say it’s been mostly rainy and rather cold lately, but instead I’ll share two pics which capture some of the best moments of the past weekend. Last week we had one, beautiful, sunny day. One! We went to Iso Vasikkasaari in Espoo, Southern Finland, to enjoy the sea, sail boats, outside crochet and some…

Hometown traveling

Have you ever seen Helsinki from the sea? It never seizes to amaze me how different everything looks like. It’s so easy to forget the beauty of your everyday surroundings. We took a boat ride to Harmaja light house, stopped briefly in Vasikkasaari to admire the old, rusty water tower, and finally parked the boat near Tervasaari to…

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!…

The Happiness project, part II

Time seems to fly, when there’s daylight. I can’t believe it’s been almost one month since my previous post. Spring equinox is tomorrow. Already? I’ve stopped using my Wake-up light in the mornings only this week, as the day starts to dawn around 6 a.m. and I don’t need to wake up to pitch black darkness…

The happiness project

Ten good things from today. The good news from Ukraine, where violence has ceased and people are slowly returning to normal life. I’ve heard so many inspirational radio interviews on people who may have suffered significant losses, and yet, they speak with such poetic beauty about their country, their fellow citizens, democracy, truth, human rights…

Promises, projects and great thoughts

When there are tulips, the promise of spring has been given. Finland seems to be experiencing a very peculiar winter this season: first a never-ending November from October to the beginning of January, then proper winter with snow and cold weather for one month, and now right back to November, except that the daylight is…

About time!

You know how lists are the greatest way to actually avoid writing coherent sentences? My plan today is to share a few lists with you. Why? Well, the countdown is over, we have reached the magical minimum dosage of daylight again, and I’m on fire. Thank you daylight! If you’ve never experienced the darkness, it might…

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…