Iconic Eero Aarnio design -Legendaarista Eero Aarnio designia

I am proud to be a Finn for many reasons but one of them is definitely the amazing design that is born in this country. I love Eero Aarnio’s iconic design, it is 60s modern, funky and somehow it has lots of imagination in it.
One of my all time favourites is this ”ball chair” and I wish I own it one day. It would be a perfect reading corner! Also if I was ever to start my own business the office will have these in it to lounge and work!


Another thing that is on my shopping list soon is this ”Sandman” light (see below). It is on special in one store in Finland at the moment and I think I need to get it! The profile of this lamp is like a ”Sandman” character from my childhood’s TV show. It has that gentle fairytale image captured in it in a facinating way! So this week I probably will run to the store to get this lamp. No idea how I bring it to England.. in my suitcase..maybe in my carry on luggage..customs have always fun when scanning my bags ;)!


The last Aarnio thing is something for my daughter’s bedroom. I got the idea at Helsinki-Vantaa airport where the kids’ room had these funny dogs in it. I would love to buy the white one.

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I also love Aarnio’s classic ”double bubble” lights but somehow they just do not really fit well together with my other interior pieces. They are gorgeus though!

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Anyway, just thought I’d share my latest favourites with you! Now I need to run to the store. My auntie and grandpa are coming for a visit and I want to go and get some groceries to prepare a lovely lunch for them! My own recipes: grape chevre sandwiches and parsnip salad are on the menu!

Have a lovely day!





More Finnish Design – Lisää Suomi-designia

I love Nordic design and particularly Finnish design. I have mentioned that hundereds of times in my blog. I pretty much decorate my house with Nordic pieces as it gives me the feeling of being at home plus it makes it a bit unusual too. I love of course Marimekko and Vallila that are  distributed to elsewhere in Europe. Another favourite of mine is Pentik. They produce classic a bit country style interior design pieces with modern Nordic twist. Their glassware is particularly lovely. Soft colours and round shapes.

I have Pentik Saaga set for dining and coffee. This time I bought couple of more pieces for that collection.

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I bought serviets too to go with my Saaga set.


I also bought a woolen throw. I have struggled to find a soft woolen throw in Enland. The kind of that would be soft not itchy and also good quality. The challenge with woolen throws is that you want to have 100% wool, but the wool fibre needs to be soft not coarse. In addition to this challenge in many countries they tend to mix wool with acrylic or polyester, this has been the case with most of the lovely woolen throws I have found in London. I have dreamed of this grey and white one since I saw it online so I headed to the Pentik store yesterday and bought one for our master bedroom. It is so beautiful. The birds on the throw give that kind of rural but soft vibe. The grey and white will go nicely with my grey, white and black Marimekko ”Satula” curtains.


I am still dreaming of their Saga throw too…

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