Tuesday 24 July 2012


Jaakko Pallasvuo is an internationally recognized Finnish modern artist who held an exhibition at Titanik Gallery Turku last weekend. I missed the opening party on Friday, but still got to see the super works on Saturday. Mr Pallasvuo is also probably the first Finn to be featured on the endless source of inspiration for the digital generation - DIS Magazine.

The opening party (that I missed..) also featured a live from CUP - a very interesting conceptual music project from the people behind Shine2009.

Thursday 19 July 2012

Grand Prix F1 de Monaco Rallye Monte Carlo Jyväskylän Suurajot Helsinki Thunder

When staying in Nice, the legendary city of Monaco is not far away. Actually it's 40 minutes and 1€ by bus 100 / 100X from station next to Placa Massena. All photos from last Saturday.

Grand Casino Helsinki
KÄMP Galleria
Töölön Uimastadion
Tourist(s) at Kauppatori
Haapaniemenkatu, Hakaniemi


While in being in Finland I don't have much time to physically go shopping. I'll that maybe once or twice a year, first during summer sales and then before christmas. Above is some stuff I found on one evening last week and the things below are bought online / from Nice / from Berlin.

Photos of different things you buy or food you eat are rarely the most interesting thing at least for me so I don't expect anyone reading this to be too interested either. What's more interesting is the stories behind the products and dining experiences and that's what I'll be mainly focusing on also in the future.

Oh and those worried about all the negative effects of consumption, don't worry. I sold over twice this much old stuff one Sunday at the flea market. ;-)

Click here to see some of this stuff in action at JASON.FI facebook page.

Saturday 14 July 2012


Nice Weekend to all my readers & Greetings from Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Taking it easy here for a few days - first 100% holiday & then work+holiday. Bring the #heat!

Didn't wear much today: Comme des Garcons SHIRT, Comme des Garcons x Speedo shorts, Nike Free Run +2, Brownbreath PATHS backpack from Seoul, Korea.

Listening to:
This brilliant MVGMVmix & much more was already featured HERE. 

Wednesday 11 July 2012


American backpack specialist Jansport chose 21 skateboarding/streetwear retailers from around the world to design their version of a classic backpack. Interesting campaign and Beamhill from Finland is also participating. You can see all the designs at Jansport website and also check out Beamhill facebook page for a chance to win tickets to a Jansport x Beamhill party.

Monday 9 July 2012


Today I was getting rid of some of my old gear at the flea market and from there I also found this vintage éS camp cap. Seeing the logo reminded me of the good times I had skateboarding in the late 90s and early 00s and also inspired to look back at the history of one of the most legendary brands in skateboarding. Which eventually inspired me to also go skateboarding today.

In production 1995-2011 - éS Accel is most likely the longest lasting footwear model in the history of skateboarding shoes. It was also my preferred choice of footwear for many pairs.

éS Menikmati by Fred Mortagne is a skateboarding video I can remember clearly. It is still one of the most nicely branded skateboarding videos of all time, especially the packaging was brilliant.

I'll remember éS as a straightforward brand that let it's skateboarders do the talking instead of too many graphic gimmicks. Even though the brand commercially is long gone that still echoes today and I actually might order a pair of éS Square One's (Accel with thinner sole) before they run out from eBay.

Earlier this year I also really randomly ended up drinking a few beers the guy who was starting the brand and it's legendary team already in 1995. Cool dude and apparently now doing even bigger things in the industry with sole tech.

More about éS Footwear (and also the evolution of skateboarding footwear in general) can be found at skateboardingstartswith.es - especially year 2000 is worth a look.

Thursday 5 July 2012

andel's Lodz

I've been to quite a few hotels around the world this year. However andel's Hotel Lodz really stood out from the rest. Built in a completely renovated old fabric mill the hotel is a really cool combination of old and new that has also won many architecture & design awards. And there's also a nice rooftop gym & pool. Highly recommended choice of hotel for anyone visiting Lodz.