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Food for thought V.7

1. Did you watch love the Pixar movie Soul? I absolutely enjoyed it, from the beautiful animation to Jon Batiste’s piano playing but afterwards I saw several people on social media point out something I hadn’t payed attention to. That for the majority of the movie, the black main character is not in his own […]

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The summer hat

I think this is maybe the first hat I’ve ever owned (at least as an adult)! I got tired of looking for summer hats online and finally crocheted one myself. I sort of followed this pattern using this paper yarn.I’m really glad to finally have a summer hat that fits and stays put. I was […]

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June Flower Power

As it has become my ritual every summer, I recently visited the Rhododendron Park (Alppiruusupuisto/Alprosparken) in Haaga. The past few weeks have been really intense for me so it was really relaxing to walk around in this explosion of colour. I hope I never get tired of this place!

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It’s another beanie

It might already be spring and sandal weather might be just around the corner but I’ve been knitting a beanie. Even though I’ve knitted on semi industrial knitting machines, I somehow thought that knitting in the round by hand was something that was going to require a lot of practice on my part. However, it […]

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Food for thought V.6

1. This article by Susie Lau about the many form of discrimination and racism people from the ESEA (East and Southeast Asian) and AAPI (Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders) communities face in the fashion industry. 2. This article by Elie Gordon about social media’s role in white washing veganism and why the movement has to be […]

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The loveliest batik shirt

Sometimes I make such great finds when second hand shopping that can’t believe my own luck. That’s exactly what happened when I found this wonderful shirt. I was in the men’s section hoping to find a hoodie when I decided to look at men’s shirts, something I rarely do. The minute I saw the print […]

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Food for thought V.5

1. Read Amanda Gorman’s powerful and inspiring poem that she read at Joe Biden’s inauguration. 2. Read this article by Jaughna Nielsen-Bobbit about “hygge racism” in Denmark 3. If you speak Swedish I would highly recommend the Raseriet podcast. 4. Watch this heart warming, Oscar winning short film 5. Diversify you insta feed. Here are […]

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Celestial Champions

“Celestial Champions – An experimental exploration of hemp through monomateriality”, that is the lengthy title of my masters thesis from Aalto University. I handed it in almost two months ago but it’s like my brain hasn’t fully understood that it’s done and I can now relax. To shortly describe the project, it is a hands […]

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Curse of the golden flower

I have been really bad at watching new movies lately. It’s partly because most movie theatres are closed right now but also the many binge worthy tv shows being released. Bridgerton anyone? The few movies I have been watching are ones I’ve usually seen before and they usually pop in my head at the most […]

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The widest purple pants

I’m gonna call these my MC hammer pants even though the shape is different from his iconic garment. I will say I’m tempted to do the dance every time I put these on. I got these pants the same day as that purple skirt, the day when I was apparently into purple drapey garments. This […]

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