I'm at the Stockholm Furniture Fair representing Thinglink for the first time. I'm impressed by the international atmosphere and I've talked to people at publishing houses and brands that I didn't even know we're here. Hoping for some parties tonight though I'm truly beat. I've added some photos and Thinglinks from the fair: https://www.thinglink.com/jse/embed.js#http://www.thinglinkblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/IMG_1036.jpg;0 https://www.thinglink.com/jse/embed.js#http://www.thinglinkblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/IMG_1034.jpg;0 … Continue reading The Stockholm Furniture Fair
The bare essentials – on living small
Me and my wife live on about 43 sqm or 460 sqf so we have to make the most of it. When we moved to Helsinki in the autumn last year we knew we'd have only half of our original living space and so we could only bring less than half of our stuff. The … Continue reading The bare essentials – on living small
So what’s the next Big Thing?
I have been a scavenger all of my life, finding joy in picking up stuff from the street, dumpsters and flea markets. I started out as an all-eater but have since refined my taste to a bare minimum. Even though I can afford it, I have never had an urge to populate my home with … Continue reading So what’s the next Big Thing?
What are the objects of your life?
If you were to select five objects that have affected you in some way during your lifetime, what would they be? It could be a toy, car, household item, love letter or any object that has left a dent in your existence. 1. For me it would be my action figures acquired at age 8-12 … Continue reading What are the objects of your life?
The DIY Bertoia side chair renovation
"If you look at these chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture. Space passes right through them." - Harry Bertoia About two years ago I bought eight Harry Bertoia side chairs on a wim in Helsinki. They were in a state of disintegration but I saw the potential in renovating them. Originally they … Continue reading The DIY Bertoia side chair renovation
Tag along and get creative
I'm coming up with different uses for the versatile Thinglink tagging tool. Here are some from the top of my head. Street photography Great for quickly catching the outfit of the day and the people in the image. http://www.thinglink.com/jse/embed.js#https://jef180.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/a353a-biking.jpg;49150080334168795 Product manual Mark the steps you need to go through to make it work. Great for … Continue reading Tag along and get creative
Making your images interactive
I'm testing the new Thinglink image live tagging function after a hectic summer month of marrying, investing, planning, vacationing and sailing. If you haven't gotten around to trying it out I would recommend you do so now. So what is it you say? The Thinglink tagging function allows you to tag your own images and … Continue reading Making your images interactive
The importance of sharing
This is not a piece on the architect Viljo Revell, although I urge you to look up his works in Helsinki. I'll come back to this. No, this is a piece on the importance of sharing, whether it be ideas, care or in this case media. One of the first things we are taught as toddlers is … Continue reading The importance of sharing
The ones that got away
Every month a large amount of Finnish design and art objects leave Finland and end up in the hands of foreign buyers. It is a business that has been going on for a number of years but one that has intensified with the pace of the ever growing global society. One man who has ventured … Continue reading The ones that got away
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