Sunday, February 28, 2010

No energy to write an entry on this lazy Sunday





Paging through



I am a sucker for stationary. Different kinds of papers, pens, folders, cards and pads, I just love them. But my biggest love still are notebooks. I have plenty of them in different sizes, shapes and colors. Whenever I start a new notebook it feels like starting a new life. Like being a better, more organized person. Someone who knows how to write her thoughts down, someone who knows how to produce text and file her memories.

For years I bought notebooks but never used them. Cause I've never been a real journal writer, I'm just not logical and coherent enough to write a daily diary. But when I realized I don't have to write when I don't feel like it, using notebooks came easier. I don't fill the pages in order. I don't write whole stories. I can have one word on the first page and a whole entry on the second one. I have notes of homework, shopping lists, plans and individual memories. I have timetables, tickets and clippings attached to the pages with glue or paper clips. I have plenty of photographs between the pages.

I carry it with me where ever I go, cause you never know when you need to write something down. And when the book is used from cover to cover, I move to the next one. There's a long row of used ones in my bookcase. And time to time I get back to them to flip through the old pages full of memories, ideas and words. Like yesterday, I had the funniest of mornings when reading notebooks from my high school times. Even though it made me a bit sad too - all those past feelings, stories and relationships - having an archive like this is so important I don't have enough words to explain it.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Have a Nice Caturday!



Something old, something new



Ladies and gentlemen, please let me introduce you my new camera. Authentic and original Agfa Isola from 1958. I'm not totally used to taking pics with it yet (they still appear unfocused and look weird cause I'm not quite sure how to use the camera), but I sure love it.

I love the fact it's old (2 years younger than my parents), but still works perfectly. I love how it looks like and how it feels in my hands. I love that it's a film camera, and, even better, uses 120 film. I love those 6x6 square photographs, and I love black and white. I've missed shooting film, and especially black and white.

I just wish it were cheaper to develop the pictures. What do you think, would there be space for a darkroom in the corner of our bathroom? I'm afraid that could make daily life too hard. Would be awesome though.

Nutcase





On Wednesday I spent a while (quite a long while actually) cracking nuts.
It was my first time, as pathetic as it may sound.
But I'm allergic to nuts, so why to crack them if you can't eat them?
Ha, that's how I used to think, before I found out how fun it is.
So I just caused a huge pile of nuts my boyfriend had to eat so it wouldn't be a total waste.
"Damn you, you allergic squirrel", he said while chewing on them.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Dreams and history

I had a dream where I went to the shower, and suddenly all the pink was washed away from my hair. When I looked at the mirror I was the same old me with my natural brown hair. I was shocked, but kinda relieved at the same time, cause now I wouldn't have to dye my hair to get rid of the pink. But in that dream I was so used to the thought of bright red hair (something I would like to try next in this real life) so I dyed it anyway. My hairdresser thought I was crazy.

Well, needless to say, I'm still pink-haired. But this morning I found an old photo booth pic of me in Spring 2006. Although my style makes it look more like 1976 or something.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hurrah, Hurray




My laptop works again, with the brand new charger.
So finally, here you go, three pics from last two days.
Those were full of cats, colors, food and important people.
They aren't my blood relatives, but we certainly relate.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday's Wish



I wish it was my birthday
(and my panda cake) today.

Just another list

Things that make me incredibly (laughing-out-loud -kind of) happy:

- soap bubbles
- dunes
- sparklers
- fireworks
- merry-go-rounds
- rollercoasters
- moustaches drawn on the side of the index finger
- old b/w photographs of my grandparents I've never met

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Love is...

...someone who makes you feel
more complete.

by Carolyn Sewell

Monday, February 22, 2010

Today

I left the house first time since Friday,
and felt a bit better already.
I wore a dress I hadn't used since I turned 17
and took second roll of pictures with a camera
which is new to me but ancient to the world around us.
I also spent 50€ to buy a new charger to my laptop,
but it didn't help and that made me snappy and catty and frustrated.
The best part of the day was when
I took a nap. I wish I can do that every day
until the holiday week is over.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


This pic made me laugh. It also reminded me of one crispy October day I used stalking squirrels in Hyde Park. I miss London squirrels. Although they had a nasty habit of throwing acorns on me when I walked under the tree they were hanging out. No, it was no accident, it happened more than once.



Things that inspire me

- Bright colors
- Plastic animals
- Beautiful teacups
- Old cameras
- Quirky details
- Typography and slogans
- Well-made graffitis
- Fashion Magazines
- Textures and textiles
- Clouds
- Books with beautiful covers

What I use this inspiration for is an another story then.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

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I cannot explain it. I have no reason or even an excuse. I just have a feeling. You could almost call it a need. A need to get something shiny and glamorous to my little life. Sequins, beads, glitter...whatever, as long as it shines. Something to brighten me up. Not that I feel blue or anything, but some shine could always help, right?

This is so weird cause I have never really been a glitter girl before. I have actually had problems with things too shiny. I never use gemstones, diamonds or sequins. I have always seriously disliked glitter. I do not know why, but it somehow changed when I dyed my hair. Cause a part of my look is so over the top at the moment, I have curiosity and braveness to try some other new things as well. It is like a license to be as silly as possible at once. I am curious too see whether or not there will be changes to this when I redye my hair again. And to be honest, it might happen soon. I love pink, but am a bit tired of changing everything around me pink too.

Sick and tired

I have been busy today, mostly with being bad-tempered and having a Project Runway-marathon on the kitchen couch. I have got a nasty cold, it is freezing outside, and the charger of my laptop finally broke today. It has been crappy for a while now, but today it just stopped working at all. So I have a working laptop I cannot use, cause I cannot recharge the battery. And there is plenty of cables in this house, but none of thme match with my laptop. Yeah, this does not help my moodiness. So does not writing with a mini laptop with a crappy keyboard. Some letters do not work at all, so I have to improvize with my words. And the ones that work need a lot of banging before anything happens. I think getting back to Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn may be best for all of us. Otherwise my moodiness might take hold of you as well.

Have a nice weekend though! At least better than mine so far.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Disconnected



Thursday, February 18, 2010

I have the sniffles, so...

This hand-painted card by Anna Fraser
(found via Design is mine: isn't it lovely?)
sealed my decision of not to stress
about my duties today.

If you need me,
you know where to find me.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Day of Lovely Finds

Six things
that made me say
"ohhh" or "awww"
today.

Circus Tent Ring by Old Gold Boutique
via Eat Drink Chic


How to organize cats-tutorial
via I have seen the whole of the Internet


Rainbow pancakes
via You are my Fave


The wonderful tattoo of Amanda Johnson
via Here's looking at me kid


La Pluie- tights
via Les Queues De Sardines



A Valentine's Day-card I can easily identify myself with
via pen.ny

Wednesday's Wish

I wish you shared
your feelings with me.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I like Penguin(s)






My favourite thing today is Postcards from Penguin-box I bought from Amazon. A book look-a-like box includes 100 postcards, each featuring a different and iconic Penguin book cover. Now I only need someone I could send all these to...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sometimes I have days like this

Not enough words to explain my feelings, at least not in English. I'm not sad, I think, just a bit melancholic. Mostly things I miss in my thoughts, have been longing a lot today.
For example...
Girls who were my best friends back in secondary school
Being young and naive and unlimited
Summers of my childhood and playing with my cousins
B/W photographing and having a proper film camera
Helsinki, especially the parks in autumn
Watching ferries from the kitchenette window
and those times that may have been hard, but so worth it
cause there always was something to live and something to die for
Times when things were more black and white and less grey all the time.

Moustache-Monday

A lion with moustache
spotted on Drottningsgatan, Stockholm
7.2.2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Great Day for Dinosaurs




Today I had great time with my friends, wore my Tatty Devine-necklace for the first time and got a lovely pair of earrings in the cutest little box. Thank you!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Dear Reader


I've now been keeping this blog for almost 200 posts. In time that's not that long, as I started in November and now we are in mid-February. But this has became an important part of my daily routines and my free time activities. A thing I enjoy doing, my own place to fill with stuff. And now, when I'm quite satisfied myself, I'd like to know what you readers think. So please tell me:

What do you like and dislike? What do you enjoy reading, and what you consider as unnecessary crap? Is there enough text, or too much? And what about the pics? Is there something you'd like to read about, that I haven't wrote yet? Any ideas or other feedback?

This time I won't be publishing the comments, so feel free to say what you have to say. If you rather want to email me, go ahead. And I am especially interested of those readers who I can't see, but who I know are out there. So if you aren't a follower or a close friend, but you are still reading this, please share your thoughts. Please remember the easiest way to give feedback is to click the boxes after every post. So if you could do that more often, while reading my blog, you would make me very happy.

I'd like to know all this so I could develop my blog a bit. And of course, cause I'm curious. Most of all I would like to know, who I'm writing to. So if you could tell me something about yourself and why you are reading this, it would be superb. But please, don't expect anything special to happen in here after your feedback. I'll still keep myself the right to choose what I'll blog, and the most important person to please will still be myself. But there's always a change to learn, and I'd like you to help me to do it this time.