28 March 2011

letter from mayken.

Mayken is an artist from belgium that I have been always admiring - she and I have been in contact through the web for a few years.
today I got an unexpected letter from her filled with beautiful things.

postcards - artworks © Mayken.

feather pins and flower © Mayken.

♥ thank you very much!

her website, blog and flickr.

27 March 2011

emi visits helsinki.

my sister has come to Helsinki for the first time! she and Michael flew here last wednesday and have spent the sweetest of days with us. we went around town to see some sights despite the cold spring wind and took some photographs of course.

✻ at the Kasvitieteellinen Puutarha Emi gifted me with preciuos things.

✻ the sweetest twin-sister polaroid.

✻ on saturday we visited Valtteri fleamarket and the Designmuseo.

✻ in Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo we took a group portrait since Jacopo took the mamiya along.

✻ we took a city tour by tram 3T/3B.
I really miss my sister - these days with her were a true blessing.
I hope she will be back really soon!

21 March 2011

old finnish books.

I have been collecting a lot of old books from secondhand book shops in Helsinki - plus I have also been gifted with many by Jacopo and his finnish family.
I think it's a good time to share here some of the most beautiful pages I have chosen to scan from the bookshelf.
♡ ♡ ♡

✻ my first finnish book about birds.

✻ my finnish Muumi book from Jacopo.

✻ a guide about birds from Jacopo.

✻ an illustrated book about domestic animals from Kyllikki and Matti.

✻ an useful pocket guide about finnish natural environment.

✻ a peculiar book of words.
not only these old books have beautiful pictures but they are also a good way for me to learn finnish concerning my favourite topics.
P.S. I am looking for a special book called "Kani Andersson matkustaa" by finnish author Uma Aaltonen - do you know where to find a copy?

17 March 2011

polaroid type 100 triple dip expired #2.

sepia peel-apart polaroids
the chocolate pack was over and it was time to try out the sepia one. 1500 iso worked perfectly in a room slightly illuminated by the sun.
P.S.the last chocolate polaroid left:

our first Fazer Mignon's.