Kallio block party 2015

Kallio block party is a free street festival in the area of Kallio (my hoods yo!) in Helsinki. Stages and a bunch of people take over the streets for a day. I love events like this and of course had to go with a friend, a camera and a bottle of wine.



Many food trucks and stands with lots of delicious food to choose from.


Local artists performing, DJs playing and people dancing on the streets.


People sitting on the streets. People jumping robe. People everywhere.

 I live in the building with the photo of a donut shaped bread on the side.


Me posing in clothes made by myself. White is my new favorite color.


Gothenburg photo diary

A few weeks ago I traveled to Gothenburg in Sweden to visit a friend for a few days. I travelled light and I only stayed two days. Two days is not a lot of time to do stuff but we did walk around the town and take a boat to an island. We sat by the sea and he took a nap while I collected seashells and put flowers in my hair. You know... good times.



Memories on polaroid

Photos are so much better on paper. My friend Natalia took these photos with her new polaroid camera last weekend. And about 30 seconds later I took a photo of them with my phone. OF COURSE. 

We looked through some really old photos on my friend´s laptop and I realized that I´ve completely stopped blogging. I used to carry a big camera everywhere I went and we took dozens of photos of each other (and coffee) whenever we did anything. Now it´s just a few photos here and there with the phone. I blame instagram. It´s so fast and easy to put photos there that I´ve forgotten why I used to blog. From now on I´ll try to make it 1-2 times a week.

Only two more things:
1. I want a polaroid camera.
2. Summer nights are probably the best thing in life.


First summer dress of summer 2015

 I think it was either February or March when I made this summer dress. Since then I´ve been waiting for the weathers that allow wearing it. Last saturday I got to wear it for the first time even though I´m telling you... It looks much warmer than it was! I was on this island (Suomenlinna) in front of Helsinki with my friend and her dog. The sun was hot but the wind was cold. I love this place and I can´t wait for the heat wave so that we can go there and swim too.

But I absolutely love this dress! It´s so simple and easy. It´s lightweight viscose with black and white print. It makes me feel like I´m a movie star in the riviera.



This is just a short, simple post of me and my friend´s lunch at this restaurant called rafla (Uudenmaankatu, Helsinki). I was supposed to post this about a month ago but then life got in the way. I got really sick. I was in a hospital for almost a week and I had stomach surgery. Now after a month I´m not sure what I was supposed to write. I don´t quite remember what I had either. Fish, potatoes and green things and then banana pancakes for dessert with some kind of caramel I think. Oh and wine! It´s totally okay to have wine with your first meal for the day, right? Anyway... I like this restaurant for lunch. Simple and good food. And I really like potatoes in my food. I rarely order fish in a restaurant because it´s often served with some kind of prepared vegetables (often the type that I don´t really care for). Why don´t restaurants use potatoes more?


Taiteiden yƶ / Night of arts 2014


Just a quick photo post from tonight´s "night of arts". I worked late tonight, so, I missed a lot of events but had time to visit a few.

1. - 5. #muotiratikka. I´m still kind of not sure exactly what this was about because this show was called "fashiontram" and we were actually looking for a real tram but never found it. They had closed the street for a fashion show and there was a DJ playing. Still don´t know who designed the clothes in the show or what brands were involved but fashion show in the middle of the street is a cool idea.

6. Construction area, please enter! Here they were building Guggenheim-museum, childrens´ hospital and the city library of cardboard boxes and tape.

7. People getting ready to lift the building. That´s how these were build layer by layer and anyone could help. I helped! We went inside to lift it so they could put the last boxes underneath.

8. - 9. People watching the installations being build and destroyed on the church steps.

10. Finished buildings just moments before they went down.

11. And down goes Guggenheim.

12. Just a random tram we walked by full of old people drinking sparkling and singing.

13. Yea, me, okay awkward... Bye!