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Aalto Studio

I’ve noticed how easy it is to become blind for the beauty of your home city. Now when living in Paris, I’m constantly finding places I want to visit in Helsinki and Alvar Aalto’s studio and home were the first on my list.

A Helsinki based Japanese designer asked few days back, what is Finnish design to me. It’s very hard to put in to words something that you grew up with, but I found the answer from Aalto’s studio; purpose-driven and unpretentious. Like the Paimio chair above – it was designed for the tuberculosis patients of Paimio sanatorium. The chair made from bended plywood is light to move around, easy to clean and the shape opens respiratory tract and makes breathing easier.

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@therow

I’m currently back in black– phase when it comes to dressing up, which makes sense since my life has been quite hectic lately.  These slip in – shoes from The Row would fit perfectly to my current mindset.

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PARIS TIPS – Where the first Jean Paul Gaultier boutique once located, now holds this gorgeus italian restaurant, Daroco. I have to go back to test their cocktails, but at least food was really good, and the interior is not so bad either! 6 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris.

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PARIS TIPS – Here’s my current favourites Paris spots and must sees. Paris is just overwhelmingly beatiful during the spring bloom.

Balenciaga, l’oeuvre au noir, Musée Bourdelle – One of the best exhibitions I’ve visited for a while. Perfectly curated, Balenciaga archives mixed with the permanent collection of sculptures.

Jardin des Plantes, Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie – Leaves you speachless, how fascinating the nature can be.

Bois de Vincennes – I used to run here all the time so now I’m very lucky to live just 5 minutes away. Piece of nature in Paris and sometimes no people in sight.

Nous et Les Autres, Musée de l’Homme – On my list for this week. Described as an exploration of the origins of prejudice and racism. Sadly, very relevant exhibition.