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…

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…

How did we manage to crowdfund Huuma?

In my previous post I listed the basics about our fantastic Huuma project: the new magazine that aims to inspire, excite, empower, encourage and bring joy to its readers. In this post I will tell you how we totally nailed it. Not only did we reach our financial goals on Mesenaatti.me, the Finnish crowdfunding platform,…

Concentrated awesomeness

Awesomeness might not even be a word. But who cares? This week has brought so many cool things my way that it’s time to make a good old list of all things good. You know, like this. I found my first ever black chanterelles from the forest near our summer house. Plenty of them. Made a…

Entering the world of Qello

Oh my,  I just updated my Apple TV and look what I found. Qello! Amazing. Someone, somewhere has thought of setting up a streaming service for concert films and music documentaries. Thank you! I’ve never heard of Qello before. Today was a very happy day for me, and my free 7day trial is already running. With…

Traveling wisdom

I recently returned from one of those travels where your mind and body are equally nourished. It doesn’t always come to that, but sometimes you’re lucky. This time for me, it was a road trip in Portugal, with plenty of good food, friends, beautiful sceneries, sunsets, smells, feelings and ideas. I chose to start traveling on…

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…

A weekend of digging gold with Quality Hunters

I’m painfully aware that I very often start my blog posts with Pheew  or What a weekend, but really, last weekend deserves ALL of these expressions compressed into one. Good times @qualityhunters @petchmo @nikidding @9vska @travelmazed @cdceniza @niinahautala @jens_sorensen @wojciechl @kathereal @milnerguide — Inka Leisma (@yalotar) May 26, 2013 So what happened? To my surprise some two…

Recycling factory in Helsinki

The 6th Recycling Factory took over Helsinki last weekend. Organised again at the old Cable Factory, this year the event brought together more than 10 000 recycling enthusiasts, which is pretty impressive on Finnish scale. Workshops, free services, ecological products, programme for kids, and of course, a chance to bring stuff for recycling. A great…