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31.8.16

Let 'em Cherry Blossom Bells Ring

Kyoto, Japan, April 2015
Sometimes observing strangers' photo shoots can be the best thing ever. The process, the details. Oh and cherry trees in full bloom always help... and tradition that might be present for that one day only. I kinda still think those kids run around in ripped jeans and hoodies on all other days.

Kyoto, Japan, April 2015
Also, totally have got Rhianna's voice stuck in my head... Umbrella-ella-ella.  (:

Kyoto, Japan, April 2015


28.8.16

Time Out Sunday

Tokyo, Japan, April 2015
That kid resembles the ultimate approach to a sunny weekend. The coolest fashion (those furry shorts would be so handy in this Nordic summer!) and some kick-ass chocolate-candy-stuff that clearly is being enjoyed. That's the vibe all weekends (ah sod it, all days all year round!) should have!

If you have no laundry room then every room can quickly acquire a touch of laundry room-y-ness!
If only laundry days were as sunny! (literally) However, this weekend laundry got done to a übercool beat. I'm not gonna even hide it - Beck is the one! The one! The one for an ultimate good time.



26.8.16

In With Inspiration


Clap you hands say yeah! Last week Lisa Congdon wrote this awesome piece on traveling alone and once again I am like yeah, go Lisa! She's such an inspiration and of course traveling is especially close to my heart. Here are a few shots of awesome quotation books hand-lettered and illustrated by Lisa. Yes, my blue dinosaur loves 'em, too. We're a wild bunch round here. Happy weekend y'all!




23.8.16

Counting Sheep


County Donegal, Ireland, May 2016
How exactly is counting sheep ought to put you asleep? I would say it's adventurous and thrilling and sort of fairy tale like... or maybe it's just me.

Sheep - here we come! County Donegal, Ireland, May 2016

Beltany Stone Circle, County Donegal, Ireland, May 2016

Beltany Stone Circle, County Donegal, Ireland, May 2016

County Donegal, Ireland, May 2016

21.8.16

Time Out Sunday


I once read somewhere that once you hit your 30s (age according to passport, not some kind of personal fashion phase inspired by the 1930s) you should give up on posters and such on walls and invest into some "real" art. Oh, I don't know about it - if we turn our homes into art galleries then what are we gonna do at real art galleries and museums?! (sour grapes much?!)




Posters, postcards, "random" pieces of cardboard and craft paper - so my home is more like a museum shop than a museum and I'm loving it. (Disclaimer: If I had unlimited funds and a mansion then I'd go for all this "real" art thing, totally!) Some of my favourite souvenirs are cool looking business cards from different cafes/coffee stands I have visited. Instant trip down (coffee filled) memory line at almost no cost. And some pancakes to go with it on a weekend morning.



Other than that there's some massive disco vibe in da house. Foremost thanks to this amazing piece of greatness/madness:


The whole movie is also available on Youtube and yes, yes you should! I mean at your own risk, of course.



18.8.16

In With Inspiration


There's something about Bridget Jones I can't seem to shake off. I remember reading the first book when I was 14 and loving it. No-one round here knew anything about Bridget then. The book was hilarious and relatable in a totally non-relatable way (I know, right!) and I also loved the movies. I just love all about it. Possibly Mr Darcy most of all. ;)


Not long ago I saw the third book at my friend's bookshelf and with some serious doubts decided to borrow it (and possessively photograph it later on as you can see) and while I object (in the most Hollywood laweyer-ish way!) the major plot twist (the reason I had postponed reading it) and think it's pretty inhuman then well... Yes, I still totally loved having Bridget back in da house (more like on the train and on a ferry with me). And there's a new movie coming! I mean, bring it on!


I don't think there are many things I love in my 30s (OMG) that I also loved in my teens (I am so sorry Mr DiCaprio!), so for whatever's left is inspirational in its own special subconscious way. Blur, The Beatles, Bridget and socks in sandals 4ever!


Ps. I would say this post is a good example how people are not trying to pretend to be someone else online. I mean otherwise this would be an update on how I read Ulysses at the age of five in a foreign language and it altered my whole life course (sorry not sorry Mr Joyce).
16.8.16

Sox Rox


Nara, Japan, April 2015
There is this thing about traveling they say - that it broadens your horizons and makes you see things from a different angle. Cliché much. But so it is. One of my favourite things to observe is fashion; suddenly anything's possible. You can wear less or you can wear more or you can totally rock socks in sandals! Yes, yes you read correct - socks in sandals! I mean how cool is the girl on the photo above! Or then this kid on the photos below.

Nara, Japan, April 2015
Nara, Japan, April 2015
I used to have sandals like that back in the original 90s! Ah! Oh and those pom-pom socks! So while for years I have been (and still am) a bit of anti-socks-in-sandals kinda person then let's be honest... I totally love socks in sandals now and then and I just choose to call it being so Japanese (read: foreign and exotic, so clearly acceptable). Okay and I might be slightly biased with my love for Happy Socks (so I take any reason to show off my socks alright). 

While at it - there seemed to be several photo shoots happening when I was in Nara for a day. Maybe they're all like  really famous people or shooting for fashion magazines (socks!). (: I kinda really love observing others' photoshoots. What, why and how. 

Nara, Japan, April 2015
So while at times broadening my horizons means seeking shelter at a Starbucks (gasp!) then I would also like to believe that maybe a little bit of local fashion and different ideas rub off too and stretch my mind and leave me with some new perspectives (that at times contradict everything I used to know). Because in the end it's all about keeping your cool and wearing a sun hat. 

Nara, Japan, April 2015


14.8.16

Time Out Sunday


Well hello there blog-o-sphere! Missed me? Never mind, in any case I've missed you! Now that summer is over* I am ready to dive in head first into blogging again. Since I have been away from home quite a bit lately then I thought it's about time to put into practice the age-old photography advice: you don't need to travel to exotic places, shoot what's at hand. So, more photos from my home; and those little mundane moments that will look like stardust and art once "recorded on film". (Now trying to imagine glamorous dust bunnies while sipping strawberry morning tea...)

Welcome to mi casa! Here's me showing off being this awesome DIY gal who custom altered a drift store find (read: got off my lazy ass and made a skirt shorter, finally).





Ps. This track goes so well with rainy (almost autumn) Sunday vibe:


* Temperature dropped under +10C this week! I mean even for Nordic summer - shouldn't we have like let's say +15C outside?! And maybe, just maybe some sunshine. Just sayin' (with no intention to start a weather debate).