Monday, 5 October 2015


A Sunday walk around the bay,
across a railway bridge,
sounds of the howling sea wind
& screeching train wheels
mingling in my ears.
Suddenly whisked into moist, tropical heat,
my woollen scarf quickly disappearing into my bag,
camera lens shrouded under a veil of vapour. 
Rainforest room,
palm house, 
island room,
Mediterranean room,
waterlily room...
The glasshouses have stood tall
since the late 1800s,
yet it took me this long
to find myself inside
entranced by their wonder. 

Sunnuntaina kävely halki Linnunlaulun,
korvissa vihmova merituuli & junajarrujen kirskunta.
Sisälle trooppisen kosteaan lämpöön,
jossa villahuivi katosi nopeasti laukkuun
ja kameran linssi peittyi höyryverhon alle.
Kasvihuoneet ovat seisoneet ylväästi paikallaan 
1800-luvun lopusta lähtien
ja minä päädyin niiden syövereihin
vasta nyt. 

Wednesday, 30 September 2015


Apparently the Cabbages & Roses autumn campaign
was inspired by the Bloomsbury Group's
effortless take on fashion.
It is totally ravishing.
You can find it here

Monday, 28 September 2015


I could burst into song in honour of
September in its gentleness,
golden light,
Damien Rice's music,
long walks, 
In no particular order. 

Tekee mieli laulaa 
syyskuun lempeydelle, 
kultaiselle valolle,
Damien Ricen musiikille,
pitkille kävelylenkeille,
Satunnaisessa järjestyksessä. 

Saturday, 26 September 2015


A Stockholm apartment 
with a touch of 
creative ambience

Saturday, 19 September 2015


loving the thought of an orangerie in the middle  of town,
as is the case for Stockholm-based designer Daniel Östman

Images via Residence Magazine

Friday, 18 September 2015


An ashen-hued Friday
interrupted by a strike of lightning,
then the fleeting glimmer of the sun,
before hushing down to a feathery grey again.

Body & mind slowed right down
with a little autumn flu. 
Weeks of busyness
came to an end,
now time to land in between. 

Despite its unfinished state,
our home is warm,
its walls dripping with dreams. 

Tuhkanharmaa perjantai,
jonka hetkeksi keskeytti salamointi,
sitten kultainen valo,
joka katosi yhtä nopeasti kuin ilmestyi,
taittui takaisin untuvan pehmeään harmauteen. 
Mieli & ruumis sykkivät
harmittoman syysflunssan otteessa hitaalla.
Kiireviikot takana,
aikaa laskeutua hengähtämään. 
Koti kaikessa keskeneräisyydessään
on lämmin,
sen seinät tihkuvat unelmia. 

Monday, 14 September 2015


We were on our way to my brother's wedding
on a field in the North of England
& staying en-route,
when we had a morning to spare
only to realise we were staying 
right close to the Wedgwood factory. 

In addition to the Wedgwood Museum,
we had a little factory tour thrown in.

Best of all,
we jumped at the chance
of our kids having a go on the pottery wheel
at the factory's Master Craft Studio,
under guidance by
master potters themselves.

These older masters with their assuring, strong arms
led the way 
until the kids were able to fly free,
adding their own finishing touches 
with fingers crossed in the shape of a butterfly. 
Watching it all brought a lump to my throat.

And then, a couple of weeks ago,
the kids were in for a nice surprise,
when their finished and dried creations
arrived in the post. 


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