Saturday, December 29, 2007

See You Next Year...

I hope I'm not ruining the holiday spirit that someone might still have by telling that today I'm going to take down all my christmas decorations. Well, there really isn't much to do because this year the decorating has been very minimal. Less is more I think... So, all my beautiful baubles and other ornaments, I'll see you again next year!

For all my christmas decorations it would be nice to have one big storage box with ornament trays. Something similar to the ones that The Container Store sells.

Holiday Storage Box with Ornament Tray from The Container Store.

Archival Ornament Storage Box from The Container Store.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Coming Up!

New Year is just around the corner so it's time for a little sneak peek at Marimekko's Spring 2008. It seems that there's a lot of green colors coming out...

From left: Metsänhenki bedlinen, Metsänväki tray, Metsänväki teatowels.

Fabrics from left: Kaakaopuu, Korsi, Kevätjuhla, Pientareella.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas Greetings!

Only one night left before Santa comes so it`s time to turn the holiday mood on... There´s no snow on the ground so I hope Santa has wheels in his sleigh so that everyone can get their presents. I`ll be back in a few days, but before I go, I want to wish all of you a very merry Christmas!


Saturday, December 22, 2007

Drink With Style...

Some of you probably already know these fun looking ceramics by Sami Rinne Design. Sami Rinne is a finnish designer designing individual utility and interior ceramics. There is mugs for every drink so pick your favorite one from bunny, bat, birch, angel, reindeer or fish and drink those coffees and teas with style.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...

For all those modernists, minimalists and non-traditionalists. Here is something cool for your livingroom. Relish Six Point Aluminum Tree needs no watering and lasts longer than Christmas. The tree is flat sheet of aluminum, spiral-cut to expand into a tree shape when hung. Size 4-4,5 ft (122-137 cm) as hung.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Slide Show

It must be more than few years now, when I first came across this Slide Light by SUCK UK 2000. Now I found it again and this time from the SUCK UK´s own website. I have to admit that I had forgotten it already, but nevertheless I think it is still kinda cool way to display those artistic snaps of your family, friends, holidays etc.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Bright Light!

Have you seen the new bright light designed by Eero Aarnio?! Innosol Origo is a beautiful design bright light that can be used as a cosy interior lamp outside the bright light therapy season, thanks to its dimmer. The entire lamp shade is of flexible and durable plastic (of course) giving an effective, globally dispersed light.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Dreaming Of A White Christmas

Dear Santa,
All I want is white Christmas...

Apple MacBook.

Samsung R86 LCD-TV.

Swedese Tree 194, floor standing or wall mounted coat stand.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Snow Globes

Miniaturized scene with miniaturized people inside the glass globe... There is something magical in the Snow Globes by Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz. A bizarre fairytales trapped in snow globes. Incredible art pieces I would say...

Monday, December 10, 2007

Where To Go, What To Do...

Are you planning a trip to Helsinki? Have you already made up your mind what to do and where to go? Or maybe you live in Helsinki and have a couple of hours to kill. Helsinki Design District is the right place to get some information where to go when you are in Helsinki.

Design District Helsinki is an area full of design and antique shops, fashion stores, museums, art galleries, restaurants and showrooms. It is a 25 streets and 170 spots on a map from shops to galleries and from design studios to design hotels.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Memory Lane...

I´m an 80`s kid. I spent my time watching My Little Pony, Care Bears, Dr. Snuggles and all those cool cartoons from TV. Now I can make a trip down memory lane just by ordering this book from Urban Outfitters...

Just Can´t Get Enough from Urban Outfitters.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Up We Go!

Can`t reach those upper shelves at your home? Climb high with style with these fun looking Cima Ladders.

Cima Ladders are thin and light, weight is only 1 kg. The material used is a carbon fibre composite and the ladders are produced in a single piece making them more stable. No need to hide these ladders in the closet when not in use...

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Hot, Hot, Hotter...

I don`t understand... It seems to be mission impossible to find a decent looking electric water kettle. I`m not a coffee drinker but I like tee. Because I haven`t found the water kettle that I like so every morning I boil some water for my tee in an old kettle. Aargh... is there something wrong with me...

Well, I did find a beautiful looking water kettle but unfortunately it`s not electric...

Suomi Steel Water Kettle by Timo Sarpaneva, from OPA. Size 1,7 L. Stainless Steel. Available at Finnish Design Shop.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Right Mood

Create a Christmas mood with this Grinda Christmas light. A modern but still classic light from Swedish LampGustaf, designed by Jennifer Åhman.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

If I Had...

If I had my own office or at least my own study room, these three things would probably be hanging on the walls.

Stendig Wall Calendar by Massimo Vignelli.

Karlsson Mini Flip Clock, white.

Vitra Uten.Silo II by Dorothee Becker.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Mix It Up!

I have a new mixer in my kitchen. I´ve obviously been a good girl this year because a week ago I received this new Kenwood Hand Mixer from the new kMix range. Thank you for the lovely present!

I tested the mixer a week ago when my friends came over to celebrate the coming christmas. Yep, we were early this year! Last night I decided to test the mixer again and baked a chocolate cake to my mom to thank her for loaning me her cake pan (I know it sounds stupid but I don`t have my own cake pan). So, this time, instead of an empty cake pan I`m going to give her this delicious chocolate cake. Thanks for the cake pan loan, Mom!

P.S. The new Hand Mixer from Kenwood is Superb!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Lights Up!

Well, that was quick! My new living room spotlights have already arrived. It took only four days! I bought two of them.

Decora spotlight from Massive.

KULLA floor lamp from Ikea has been the only light source in my living room for two months now and I still love it.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

World On The Wall

How cool are these Wall Stickers from Ferm LIVING. World Map is one of my favorites.

Ferm LIVING is a Danish company designing Wallpapers and Wall Stickers. Stickers are simple to apply and are easily removable.

For more information visit Ferm LIVING and Ferm LIVING US

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Spice Up Your Life

No, I`m not talking about Spice Girls song. I`m talking about spices. Have a look at these beauties.

Hackman`s new spice mills are too good to leave sitting in the kitchen counter. Display the stylish mills of glass and steel on the dinner table. There are four different mixtures that Santa Maria produces for Hackman`s mills. Touch of Sea brings a salty tang to the table, Touch of Pasta perfects your Italian dishes, Touch of Meat brings out the best in your meat and Touch of Herbs transports the herb garden to your kitchen.

The Hackman Touch spice mills are designed by the Finnish company, Pentagon Design.


Monday, November 19, 2007

Greetings from Finland

We are living the darkest time of the year here in Finland but there is no need to get depressed. This being my first post I want to present you a beautiful lamp called TRE, by Finnish designer Elina Järvinen.

TRE by Elina Järvinen, photo Kristiina Kurronen

TRE is a lamp with two qualities that every lamp should have. It gives light without dazzling and it is visually pleasing with or without light. TRE lamps are made in Finland.

Elina Järvinen is the Designer of the Month in Design Forum Finland.