A creative Helsinki home with a cheerful & relaxed vibe
As you know (I think I've been harping on about it ever since - sorry !), I finally got to visit Helsinki for the first time last summer. A...
Saddington Baynes - Photo Post Production & Cgi / 3d Spotlight Nov 2011 magazine
Saddington Baynes - Photo Post Production & Cgi / 3d Spotlight Nov 2011 magazine - Production Paradise.
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A blog that celebrates the world of pattern design. Covering greetings cards, gift wrap, fabrics, kids design, wallpaper, stationery and more.
Iittala 3-Quart Stock Pot
A forever find. Made of cast iron with an enameled interior, the Iittala 3-Quart Stock Pot's classic shape is modeled after a famous Finnish design from 1960. Durable and resistant to high temperatures, it's ideal for frying and simmering foods, or for whipping up casseroles.
Studio Aalto: Alvar Aalto’s Design Office
Name: Alvar Aalto Location: Helsinki, Finland After Alvar Aalto’s firm had outgrown the small studio space in his family’s home the Atelier was built in 1955 in a residential neighborhood just a short walk away from Riihitie 20, west of the Helsinki city center. Like his home, the Atelier facade is nearly windowless and quite plain. The majority of windows are on the rear and sides of the building where they can take full advantage of the limited (in winter) Finnish sunlight.
Kaamos is Finnish for polar night, when a night lasts for more than 24 hours. It's the exact opposite of "midnight sun." When it happens, the world turns red and blue and purple, as the sky reflects off the snow-covered earth.
Shaman´s drum symbols in Scandinavia
Sarakka, Juksakka, and Uksakka. Sami goddesses. Akka-goddesses. In Sámi mythology, the first akka was Maderakka and her daughters were Sarakka, Uksakka and Juksakka. Some Sámi thought they lived under their kota tents. Sarakka helped during the pregnancy. Juksakka had a bow and she guided boys.