• Detox Days

      Sitting at my cottage just north of Helsinki, it’s really quiet. Even though Helsinki isn’t a large city, there is still a certain level of constant noise which dissipates pretty quickly as you move away from town. I enjoy this quiet time especially after the holiday craziness. I take these quiet moments to think …

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  • Son of a Nutcracker!

    I can not believe we are again at the holidays! This year has really flown by and I’m a little wondering when I’ll have time for all the proper holiday decorating, baking, trimming and what not…I’m actually looking forward to see Bad Mom 2- I think that will put me in a better mood! 😉 …

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  • The Adornment I Love!

    The word “demimonde,” French for “half-world”, refers to the space between the day and the night…dusk. Day is just about done but though night has really yet to get started. It can be what you want, though you must choose one; the dark or the light, or remain in the half world….These are the thoughts …

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  • Quietly Moving to Fall

    It’s one year we’ve been at this! Happy Anniversary to us! Love the cafe, happy about the shop! Kiss kiss to all those who walk into the shop and say “Amazing!”, “So cool!”…love it! It keeps me going… My quote choice this volume is connected to my strong feelings towards creating spaces for yourself and …

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  • My Love for Block Printing

    We’ve just gotten in our latest block print caftans and kimonos and I couldn’t be more pleased! (and they seem to be flying off the shelves!) This was a really fun creative process, picking out the blocks to use, combining the colors and watching the fabric come to life as it was being made by …

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  • News This Month

    Post by Ria- Monista onnea – kaunis lahja itselle ja jollekin toiselle! Dohara tarkoittaa tuplausta, niin myös rajoitetun ajan myynnissä oleva mallisto kaikkea kaunista. Kun ostat nepalilaisten naisten käsissä syntyneen tuotteen, saat niitä kaksi – vaikka itselle ja ystävällesi. Malliston tuotto lahjoitetaan Naisten Pankille ja sen välityksellä kehitysmaiden naisyrittäjille. Tuotteita on myynnissä Albertinkadulla sekä Nest …

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  • The Colors of Summer

     

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  • LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

    There is a certain level of comfort that comes with a fresh towel. — Me Read More Spring is definitely in the air!  The Helsinki shop is buzzing with activity...it seems people are in the mood to move into brighter colors and lighter textures as the warmer season starts to come to life (though we [...] More  →
  • My love for Vietnamese food

    My last location on a recent Asian tour was to Southern Vietnam. First stop Ho Chi Mien City! Wow what a place- where as Thailand is like an adult playground, this place is still a little rough on the edges. It’s growing like mad and I think has aspiration to become a tourist favorite, especially …

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  • “These women may not know how to read, but they know how to use the calculator.”

    “These women may not know how to read, but they know how to use the calculator.” This quote is from a Nepalese non profit organization worker. The quote speaks of empowerment: with just a small micro loan a woman´s world can change which then radiates to the people around her. Poverty is replaced with dignity …

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