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…

The list of all things good

As you may remember, I’m very fond of lists. Lists are wonderful, they simplify life, they create order into what’s ambiguous and they provide an endless source of happiness to a person who prefers things easy. My lists this week include the so-called general list, including everything that needs to be remembered. I also need…

Swingin’ it

As I’ve been walking my dog in the evenings, I’ve come across something quite interesting. I’ve seen a young guy in a nearby kids playground. As such, there’s nothing unusual. He could be passing by, waiting for someone or playing. The playground is in a park, and many people pass by or stop in the…

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…

Interview with Yalo, part I

Ah, finally I managed to edit the interview I made with Minna Aalto from the wonderful Yalo. Here’s the first part, more to follow later. Enjoy! You have a fabulous webstore with great brands. Congrats! How do you choose the brands you sell? Yalo: Thanks, so happy to hear you like Yalo and our selection. Well,…

Cheap coffee, cheap cotton

You probably have read that the price of cotton is on the rise, has been for a while. Wool is facing the same fate. Higher prices have been explained by natural disasters, e.g. floods. Towards the end of year 2010, the global market prices of cotton were at the highest level since 1996. I don’t think…

Summer nights vol. II

The weekend in Eastern Finland, in South Karelia, was a great success. Lots of sun and fun. Maybe now I can explain the magical nights of June that I was talking about earlier. Both photos have been taken in the middle of the night, maybe around 1am, and the sky is still bright. It’s all quiet.…

Meeting the world in a village

Helsinki turns into a genuinely multicultural and cosmopolitan town once a year, for one weekend only. This weekend is the weekend. It’s World Village time. A festival organised in the middle of Helsinki, by the Service Center for Development Cooperation – Kepa. It’s a big event, gathering a crowd of tens of thousands of people.…