Sunday, 13 July 2014


"These are the days that I've been missing
Give me the taste, give me the joy of summer wine.
These are the days that bring new meaning,
I feel the stillness of the sun and I feel fine."

These are also the days of a window renovation,
the washing machine singing away,
and getting our bits and pieces together
for a little family journey.

And mellow evenings after the kids have climbed to bed,
when the imagination and dreams  begin to fly
(the sky illuminated by a "supermoon"). 

"The dream was always running ahead of me.
To catch up, to live for a moment in unison,
was the miracle."
Anaïs Nin

Sweet Sunday,


Friday, 11 July 2014


If I could I’d press mute to all the noise and disorder,
and throw myself with abandon to the dance
of these balmy days and velvety nights.

I’m drawn to that late-afternoon glow,
when a hazy veil descends before the lens.
And that faded, milky light come evening time,
enveloping the skin like the softest cotton shawl. 

Päivistä haluaisin häivyttää hälyn, epäjärjestyksen,
heittäytyä joka solulla  näihin hellepäiviin
ja iltoihin, jotka ovat linnunmaitoa.

Nautin niin loppuiltapäivän kajosta,
joka laskee linssin eteen pehmeän usvaverhon.
Ja se illan kelmeä, kermainen valo,
jonka pehmeyteen voisi verhoutua.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

... and I'm inspired some more...

Grabbed these from the latest Olsson & Jensen catalogue -

makes me want to decorate, arrange, anything.

All images: Olsson & Jensen

i n s p i r e d ...

by these stunning b&w's by Signe Vilstrup.

And über-chic Citizen's Atelier,

and the nooks of Casa Nicola.

And the dazzling sunlight,

curtains gently swaying in the summer breeze,

time to breathe.


Tuesday, 8 July 2014


"Unexpected intrusions of beauty.

That is what life is."

- Saul Bellow

Summer finally returned!


Bongattu uimapaikkoja,

ajeltu halki maalaismaisemien,

pihakeinussa Tove Janssonin kanssa. 

Kesän ihana paluu. 

Tuesday, 1 July 2014


Finally, London in those elegant monochromes

against grey skies.

The quiet back streets of white and cream buildings

with their black iron railings

that cause a few extra sighs when walking past. 

Thank you for patiently walking the streets with me! 


Sunday, 29 June 2014


London was also pops of yellow here and there,

and the caress of a yellow sun. 

People smiling, taking notice,

saying nice things.

Making one glow from the inside.


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