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book I want to have!!

Berlin: Stadtentwicklung durch Zwischennutzung Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung Skate parks in abandoned industrial zones, ponies grazing alongside the former Berlin Wall, flea markets in empty warehouses, music and fashion shows in hard-to-rent retail locations and climbing walls in development niches–scarcely a city in Europe has made such radically widespread use of “temporary use” projects as has […]

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new secrets of Finnish language

Forms of verbs and nouns… just playing around with different sentence types I learned till now. So everything is made by just: You – Work (as verb or noun)… that’s it basically! just some additions! Sinulla on työtä. – You have work.Sinulla on työpaikka. – You have a job (literally: workplace)Sinä olen työssä. – You […]

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finnish tongue twisters

shit… Jaakko started teaching me Finnish tongue twisters today (the real ones, not the ones all the non-finnish speaking humans would think about… most of that words are even used in everyday life ;-) ) And Heli sent me a link with 77 Finnish tongue twisters! http://www.uebersetzung.at/twister/fi.htm#O101035 my favourites for the moment: Yksikseskös itkeskelet, itsekseskös […]

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lerning a secret crazy language: Finnish

who still wants to tell me that Finnish language is not crazy (=who really understands the different between the following examples??):Luen kirjaa. – I read a book (at the moment or only part of it)Luen kirjan. – I read a book. (the whole book… or the plan to read the whole book)Luen kirjat. – I […]

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my field trip with history of finnish architecture class

it was a fun day and a fun trip.We saw a lot, nevertheless it felt a bit like being a japanese tourist: hop off the bus, take a picture, visit buildings for several minutes, hopp back on the bus – where do we go next?I was especially impressed by Viikki church. You really can’t explain […]

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back from field trip, todays sightseeing points

Wooden Käpylä(1920-25),  Olympic Village (1939-40),  Vallila library an kindergarten (1991),  Arabianranta,  Vanhakaupunki,  Info centre Viikki (1999),  Wooden apartment blocks Viikki (1997),  Viikki church (2005),  Malmi airport (1938), Myyrmäki Church (1984), Tapiola:  Ketju housing (1954),  Sufika and Mantyviita (1954),  Tapiola church (1965),  Urn Cemetery (2004),  Tapiola swimming hall (1965),  Espoo Cultural centre (1989),  WG building (1964-74);  […]

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my first little game

awful graphics but it works… maybe I am gonna make birds or butterflys out of the circles? who knows….

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jessica helfand’s SIX (+2) ESSAYS ON DESIGN AND NEW MEDIA

what I read during the weekend: quotes from Jessica Helfands SIX (+2) ESSAYS ON DESIGN AND NEW MEDIA published in NY 1997 p8/9 Image programmes, like Adobe Photoshop, offer a plenthora of choices – brushes and filters, pens and pencils, masks and erasers – look at all those tools, all those are toys! Think about […]

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