Author: Susanna Björklund

More light anyone? Little cup lights by Studio Potomak are pretty pretty. I saw them at the Maison & Objet. Näistä kupeista paistaa valo. Studio Potomakin herkät kuppivalaisimet tuovat valoa syksyyn. Tulivat vastaan Maison & Objet -messuilla. ...

I like contrast and attitude. I really like these oil paintings partly because of that. A guy painting something as romantic as bunches of flowers is one thing, but these are something different. Although aesthetic, they have some extra magic in them. Finnish artist Heikki...

Marimekko Spring 2012 fashion show was held this week. I was impressed by the catwalk itself. At first the floor looked like a shining black surface, not a  very Marimekkoish choice, maybe. Only when the models started to walk barefooted, you realized it was actually...

I am not a fan of throw away products like paper plates. Not a very ecological concept, not very nice design. Usually. But these Japanese plates by Wasara are an exception. They are made from bamboo, reed and sugarcane waste. And they look great. Pino...

What a week, loads of work, lots of happenings. Renewed Kluuvi shopping centre opened after major renevation. For once a mall without the same chain stores as everywhere else. It is a total facelift, difficult to even recognize the space. 2or+byYAT opened a new shop...

The fashion weeks have been running again in New York, London, Milan and Paris. Great to see new collections from the favourite designers. Inspiring colours, shapes and styles. A lot of talent, huge amount of working hours behind the collections and it will be history...

My precious friend Ritva Niemeläinen does beautiful ceramics. She knows how to turn something so hard and edgy into something soft and sensitive like these tiles made with Raku-technique. Kallis ystäväni Ritva Niemeläinen tekee upeaa keramiikkaa. Nämä raku-tekniikalla tehdyt laatat ovat kovia ja kulmikkaita mutta myös...

Faster! More efficiently! Better! Doing things slow and without rush is an important and underestimated part of feeling good. MIND Research group of Aalto University has an experiment at the Citymarket of Iso Omena mall. Hidaskassa - Slow cashier idea was originally created to help...

There was a Trash design -exhibition at Habitare. Finnish and Swedish design students had made objects from all kinds of junk. Interesting. Suomalaiset ja ruotsalaiset muotoilun opiskelijat olivat suunnitelleet romusta aarteita Habitaren Trash Design -näyttelyyn. Kiinnostavaa. ...

Japanese architecture student Yoshimasa Yamada won the Habitare Design Competition in Helsinki with his Katosiko Oksasi -outhouse. He used spruce, not widely appreciated as a building material because of so many branch holes. He turned the holes into little, round windows. As a result the...