Food for thought V.4

Read this powerful essay written by the late congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis shortly before his death. Read this amazing book by Emma Dabiri. This book was such an eye opener and touched me on deep level. I’m in my thirties and I’m still learning how to take care of my hair. I […]

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Vibrant Blossom

I always get a bit nostalgic during fall and find myself looking at pictures of the past summer’s highlights. It’s usually when Helsinki is becoming increasingly grey and it’s still a while until Christmas. This summer I was really glad to be able to visit the Rhododendron Park and take in all the colours. I […]

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Food for thought V.3

1. The blog post that later resulted into the book “Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race” by Reni Eddo Lodge. I haven’t read the book yet but it’s at the top of my reading list. 2. This conversation between Felice León and Kimberlé Crenshaw about how Black women are left out […]

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Daughters of the dust

Daughters of the dust first got on my radar after Lemonade was released, when I was reading different reviews and analyses of Queen Bey’s masterpiece. I added the movie to my watch list but then kinda forgot about it. That is until last week when I found myself in one of my intense googling sessions, […]

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In a field of rhododendrons

Visiting the Rhododendron Park (Alppiruusupuisto/Alprosparken) in Haaga in early June has become a bit of summer ritual for me. It’s become a sign saying summer is really here. I always take my camera with me so it has turned into a a bit of a photo challenge as well. I never get tired of taking […]

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Aeon Flux

I was listening to an episode of Still Processing a while back (the best podcast out there if you ask me) and Jenna mentioned the movie Aeon Flux and it kind of lingered in my thoughts so I wrote “rewatch Aeon Flux” on a post-it note.A day later I watched the trailer trying to remember […]

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Food for thought V.2

Systemic racism isn’t only an American problem The origins of the therm Intersectionality This documentary is a must watch for everyone! It explains the history of the racist American justice system and how it basically hasn’t changed much since slavery but also the role of capitalism in all of it. I think it’s great that […]

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Neon Candy

These colours bring back fond memories of hot summer days walking around Harajuku and being amazed by everything I saw. Tokyo is such a fascinating city and I dream of returning one day. Right now I’m looking for neon cotton yarns for a scarf project. Any tips?

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Food for thought V.1

I’m starting a new segment here on the blog where I share books, articles, documentaries and other forms of media discussing issues around racism and decolonisation. I’m no expert in these matters but I wanna do my part in raising awareness and amplifying the voices of activists and people who work with these issues. I […]

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In the mood for love

In the mood for love is one of those movies that has popped up on so many top 10 lists over beautiful movies that I thought it was time to watch it. You know me, at some point I get curious what all the fuss is about. Visually this movie is really beautiful. The sets, […]

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Cherry Blossom

There’s just something special about cherry blossoms. A longstanding dream of mine is to one day travel to Japan during sakura season. It’s gonna take while before that trip happens, with global pandemic going on and my current lack of funds. Until then I’ll enjoy and appreciate the few cherry but lovely cherry blossoms we […]

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YouTube faves part 5

Fantastic MusicThe idea of background music might provoke some people but this channel has been so useful to me the past few months when my usual chill spotify playlists haven’t chilled me out. There are so many times one can listen to Enya and the Pride & Prejudice soundtrack in a row. Rowena TsaiThere’s a […]

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Berlin Spring

I haven’t done colour palettes for a while and I’ve really missed it. In these really difficult times I’m finding it therapeutic to work with colours. I’m now testing a more commonly used format so that the colours take up more space of the layout. I’m really curious what you think of this palette and […]

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Mahogany

I came across an image of Diana Ross wearing this gorgeous purple ensemble that turned out to be from a movie she did in 1975. I haven’t watched many movies from the 70’s but as usual my curiosity got the best of me. Now, this movie was made 45 years ago so there’s a lot […]

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YouTube faves right now – Part 4

Kirsten DirksenThis is great channel that covers compact living spaces and alternative living in general. I really like that you get to see clever solutions from all over the world and spaces that people actually live in. For HarrietDiscussing race and feminism on huge platform like youtube can be really tricky but I think Kim […]

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Loppis hopping in Jacob City

Ok, so the name of the place is actually Pietarsaari or Jakobstad but I’m hoping that Jacob City will catch on soon. For non swedish speakers loppis means flea market. I visited this lovely town during some really hot days this past summer. It’s a town that has an unusual amount of second hand, vintage […]

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The Fall

Ever since I watched Mirror Mirror, I’ve had Eiko Ishioka’s body of work on my watch list. The costumes in that movie are just amazing! So when I had a calm sunday a few weeks ago, I sat down and watched The Fall. I’m not gonna try to explain the plot of this Tarsem Singh […]

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