I spent the whole last week at Messukeskus the ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) Congress. A very interesting week including many interesting discussions, predicting the future of mobility, testing Google Glasses (I want a pair of those!) and my own speach at one of the sessions. But after being part of all this digitalization, connectivity and robotization it’s very relaxing to spend Midsummer at a small cabin by the sea without electricity!
Sometimes it is inspiring to change the environment and work at a cafe. My favorite cafe is La Torrefazione at Aleksanterinkatu. But for how long am I allowed to sit there if I only buy one Caffe Latte for 4 euros? This made wonder how it would be like to be an entrepreneur and work mainly at cafes. Some people do it, right? Do you buy one coffee and sit there for 8 hours? Or do you move from cafe to cafe? Or have brunch – coffee – lunch – coffe at the same place?
It’s amazing how easy it is to make drawings with modern computer tools. I made this one today with SketchUp, and it only takes about 15 minutes to make simple drawings like this. I should use SketchUp more often for my presentations and reports. Please let me know if you know some other useful tools for creating nice images.
Those who know me know that I hate packing. (Which doesn’t really go hand in hand with my passion for traveling or my otherwise organized habits.) This morning I missed two busses to work because I didn’t know how to fill up my suitcase. And still, there are things I always forget. Pyjamas and hairbrush! I mean, how difficult can it be?
The blog event yesterday took place at TIKAU&friends, a design shop at Korkeavuorenkatu. The founder Taina told us about the TIKAU products and how each product is handmade by families in the most remote parts of India. Taina has selected and educated each family herself.
TIKAU’s partners also told us about the origin of their products and Karin Lindroos had a speach about slow fashion and suistainable shopping.
Very interesting information and made me think that small things really matter. Thank you everyone for participating! Hope to see you again!
Nora and I decided to arrange a small get together for Swedish speaking bloggers. At the moments the final arrangements are ongoing while we’re waiting for 15-20 bloggers to arrive.
Thank you Nora for taking care of most of the arrangements and thanks to TIKAU shop and HyväTeko for hosting the event!
Summer is finally here! And I’m slowly starting to enjoy jogging. The best part is that I’ve already discovered new nice (green) parts of Helsinki during my runs.
The picture is from the restaurant day yesterday.
Would you believe me if I’d say my iPad has been looking like this for 1,5 years now? It got the first big crack after a minor accident and the rest broke during a flight. (Apparently it couldn’t stand the pressure.) My insurance will cover 100 % of the costs for a new iPad, but I just haven’t managed to get it fixed. Am I lazy? Maybe to some extent, but the biggest reason has been the workload it requires to transfer all the content from an iPad to a PC. Today I finally took the time to do it and it really required hours of work. Huh! And also, somehow I’ve managed to focus on the content and ignore the broken surface.
I have always loved doing sports but at the same time I have always disliked running. Or running without a purpose, so to speak. Orienteering is one of my favorite sports because you don’t focus on the running itself but rather on finding your way in the forest. Back when I lived in Hamburg I considered running as a nice way to explore the city, but now running several times around the Töölö Bay sounds way too boring.
But since it feels that everyone is talking about their morning runs and they even seem to like it I figured it can’t be that bad, right? Besides, it would be a time and money saving way to exercise. That’s why I invested in a running outfit (still having my old shoes though) and decided to give this sport a try. Wish me luck! :)
My brother designed and made a hanger for my scarves. Very practical!