Monday, 6 February 2012

My window

Do you even feel like opening your television, after the view from your window is this beautiful?

Arabia and WDC

Arabia has launched a cup collection for Helsinki Design Capital 2012. The mug is designed by Kaj Frack in 1952, and the print is designed by Miira Zukale, especially for this happening.

I got one cup from organizers of WDC as we had their happening at my work. Straight away I fell in love with the prints and as I love Arabia, I become so happy that I could sleep this mug next to me every night from now on.

If you are coming to Finland, get your own cup! I think these are going to be very valuable after something like 20 years. Rarity.

Don't these mugs make you happy or what? A very nice souvenir too!

(PS. this post is old and these mugs are pretty much not available anymore in shops. You can get them still from Rakuten Global Market)

Finland has new President!

So it was end of Tarja Halonen's (Social Democrats) journey as Finland's President. Sauli Niinistö (the National Coalition Party)won the elections and was chosen as Finland's 12th President. Congratulations Niinistö (I call him Nipsu).

To be honest, the National Coalition Party is not my party at all. I don't go along with their ideology, but that's basically because I was grown up as in very Left winded family. Actually my parent's didn't ever go to vote, because they were against the whole system (or I think this is the reason).

Nipsu had to battle against Pekka Haavisto (The Green Party) during the second round. Mr. Haavisto ws my favorite, not from the beginning but during his campagn I understood how good dude he was. He wanted Finland to be one, as now there are too strong differences between people.

Well, Finland wasn't ready for his yet, but I believe that after 6 years Pekka is going to win the battle. Anyway, Haavisto got over one million votes, as Nipsu got 1800 votes. So the difference wasn't *that* huge...

And I can proudly say that in Helsinki 49.8 percent of the voters voted for Pekka Haavisto! And I can be very proud of people living in Kallio, as here most pf the people voted for Haavisto!

Thank you Pekka Haavisto for bringing people together and keep it going! You have a very good heart. You have become an icon.

Also during these elections Nipsu got super religious people behind him, as Pekka Haavisto is gay. Viva la narrowmindness!

Today I heard something...

After a few minutes it all confirmed.....

I'm on the cover of Lufthansa's inflight magazine! The photo was taken by Valtteri Hirvonen, a friend of mine. The place can be found in the central of Helsinki, it's a movie theatre called Bio Rex.

So, if you are flying with Lufthansa, I'll be traveling with you... But honestly I'm very honoured to be on the cover and especially because it's about Helsinki Design Capital!

HFUT is rising again!