'Coreano' series by Tapio Wirkkala for Venini, 1966

From Start to Finnish: Architonic surveys Scandinavian design hero Tapio Wirkkala's remarkable..

design-is-fine: “Tapio Wirkkala, Coreano’ series, For Venini, © Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation.

Ultima Thule by Iittala, Finland.

Ultima Thule by Iittala, Finland- classic Finnish glassware. My souvenir from Finland I think!

iittala (イッタラ) / Birds by Oiva Toikka (バード バイ オイバ・トイッカ) Mirella (Annual Bird & Egg 2012)

iittala brand ->> Birds by Oiva Toikka Mirella (Annual Bird & Egg

foodwanderings: Finnish Pulla

foodwanderings: Finnish Pulla ( & some interesting history about Cardamom)

Mattopyykillä! Helsinki  (Mökillä)

Mökillä - Finnish carpets - traditionally woven from scraps of left-over material called 'trasmattor'. My grandmother and some of her Finnish neighbors had a loom in a garage and they used to make rugs like these.

This 3" bird is made of brilliant crimson glass which glows with ambient light.

iittala Toikka Little Red Tern - Oiva Toikka Glass Birds

SISU - my new tattoo

SISU > from the Finnish -- "ultimate determination, fortitude, and persistence, carried to an unfathomable level.

Truly timeless design. Named Kastehelmi (dewdrop) after the bubble glass detailing, this collection was originally produced from 1964-1988 and brought back to celebrate Oiva Toika's 50 year mark as a designer. iittala Kastehelmi Dewdrop Lemon Footed Bowl - $65

iittala Kastehelmi Lemon Footed Bowl

iittala Kastehelmi Lemon Footed Bowl A fine example of truly timeless design, the iittala Kastehelmi Dewdrop Lemon Footed Bowl needs to be seen and felt in person to really be appreciated. Named Kastehelmi (dewdrop) after the bubbled deta.