Inspired by Murphy

Date : 26/11/2015
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Inspired by Murphy

Christmas is around the corner but I’m already thinking about next year’s Flow festival. How’s that for getting ahead of oneself?! The first world dilemma at hand is whether  to get the early bird ticket or not. I mean no artists have been announced yet, not that it’s stopped me before.
That got me thinking that I never published the images from this year’s festival. I went on holiday soon after and didn’t think about the images I had taken until a month after. But by then I was still going through travel memories from July. Yes, I really need to develop a better work process.
Now, back to the festival. I saw a lot of marvellous performances but only one got me thinking about a possible career direction.

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The minute Róisín Murphy stepped on to the stage in her granny outfit, I knew this was going to be a performance I was not going to forget in long time.

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Murphy switched from one quirky outfit to another while singing effortlessly (her voice sounds even better live)  and showing off some creative dance moves. I’m very curious what those hairy pants are made of!

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As the costumes got wilder I started thinking how fun it would be to design stage costumes for artists. Unlike film and tv costumes that  have to be historically accurate, costumes for artists can be as crazy and random as they like.

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This original lady truly knows what she’s doing. So thank you Róisín for the music and the career inspiration!



The healing colours of summer

I can’t believe it’s already November and Christmas lights are starting to appear. I was just getting used to the warm autumn and the colourful leaves. Now that they’re all gone I don’t want to think about winter quit yet. Instead I’m looking for colour and light wherever I can find it. Today I found it in form of pictures of colourful summer blooms. See it as early anti darkness therapy!

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Rings and Scarecrows

Category : Inspiration, Travel
Date : 04/11/2015
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Rings and Scarecrows

Juthbacka market is one of the biggest flea markets in  Finland, if not the biggest. It’s a two day event that gathers people from all over the country. The first time I attended was probably ten years ago, I remember it raining so much we had difficulty getting the car out of the mud. For a number of reasons I have’t been able to go the past few years which is why I was super excited when I managed to plan my Ostrobothnian tour around the event. I love walking around with friends, drooling over antiques, eating too much candy, observing people and hearing a myriad of Ostrobothnian Swedish dialects.

This is one of many fields that function as parking lots during the event.

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The amount of beautiful things made from glass was almost painful!

If anybody knows where you can buy new bags like this one, let me know.

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How about some owls?

Ceramic derrière anyone?

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The prettiest scale I’ve ever seen!

These posters were definitely tempting.

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The best dressed scarecrow ever?

The event is organised by a vintage car association, so there’s always a section where some are on display.

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This one made me think of James Bond.

I’m not a car person but there’s something cool about vintage ones, especially if they have a matching interior.

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My purchases of the day, three lovely rings. They’ve since been used a lot.

The beautiful houses around the area.

Unlike a lot of other antique markets in the country, Juthbacka offers a bit more of the fun and the bizarre. It’s partly due to the mix of sellers, from actual antique store owners, to local artisans and ordinary people selling stuff from their basements. So you might find one table with Arabia products from the 50s in perfect condition and next to it is a table with rusty car parts. I think that’s what keeps people coming back every year, you never know what you’ll find. Though I saw a lot of beautiful objects, I came home with only three rings, which was just perfect ’cause it  was something I wanted and needed.  I’d like to thank my ladies (you know who you are) for making this  such lovely day, I hope to make this our yearly tradition!


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