Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Happy Vappu!

I'm out of office with my balloons and bubbly drinks!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Mommy makeover

This weekend I have mostly been watching hot air balloons passing by, eating candy floss and gardening. I also potted the first balcony plants this year. I was just finishing with Sweet alyssum when the younger cub came to see what I did.
A. Fox: How did you do that?
T. Fox: Do what?
A. Fox: You are the most amazing mother in the world!
T. Fox: Oh?
A. Fox: You can grow flowers in the rock!
T. Fox: Darling, that's plastic.

First balcony plants this year
Originally uploaded by Taiga the Fox.

Plastic reminded me of reading about this:

"My Beautiful Mommy is aimed at kids ages four to seven and features a plastic surgeon named Dr. Michael (a musclebound superhero type) and a girl whose mother gets a tummy tuck, a nose job and breast implants. Before her surgery the mom explains that she is getting a smaller tummy: "You see, as I got older, my body stretched and I couldn't fit into my clothes anymore. Dr. Michael is going to help fix that and make me feel better." Mom comes home looking like a slightly bruised Barbie doll with demure bandages on her nose and around her waist. "

I think I need some chocolate now.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Forget graffiti, here comes public embroidery!

Ulrika Erdes' fabulous cross stiching performed on seats in buses and trains.
Grab your sewing kits and go!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Pond of the Pregnant Oyster

and some other Berlin photos now available here.

Anyway, the city was brilliant. Last time I was in Berlin it was around year 1995 and I remember it was all grey and rainy. The streets were too wide and there was nothing to see, really.
Well, now... it was grey and rainy and the streets were bit too wide and the city was full of huge, shiny and new buildings, but there was definitely much to see. Except that the thing we went to see, the Berlin Biennial, was... erm... empty like Berlin in 1995. I wonder where the art was?
Well, because the Biennial was slightly shitty, we run through around 30 galleries instead, but really can't remember anything anymore, except Chiharu Shiota, whose work we'd love to see in Helsinki soon.

Gallery Dog
Originally uploaded by Taiga the Fox.

I also visited Deutsche Guggenheim, which was erm, bit tiny. Because it was like that I saw the huge Hamburger Bahnhof. To be honest having a golf cart would have been handy there. I also visited the Pregnant Oyster, Martin-Gropius-Bau and Neue Nationalgalerie collections, where I saw some wonderful works of Rebecca Horn of many. We also met lovely Ann-Sofi and visited Jeppe's wonderful studio.

I will always be in shame, because when I was so concentrated on finding the right U-bahn, I forgot to take my camera with me, when I met lovely Bowleserised and darling BiB, who were utterly fabulous and great talking about sauna, vodka and blogging and other essentials of life.

I am in the eye
Originally uploaded by Taiga the Fox.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Shiny happy table

Auf Wiedersehen. My new love and I are going to visit Berlin.
Whilst waiting for new photos to arrive you can look at the four clumsy practice shots.

shiny happy table
Originally uploaded by Taiga the Fox.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

hot potatoes and political garden stuff

Finland's foreign minister was sacked on Tuesday after media published the text messages he had sent to an erotic "Scandinavian Dolls" dancer. Mr Kanerva sent around 200 messages from his office mobile, one of which demanded to know what she was wearing under her tight dress. The rest of them were like this: "Sounds almost like fantasy. Have you taken good care of your garden?"

Some time earlier our Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen, 52, dated too. Her mistress said that they met through an online dating service, and that he dumbed her by a brief text message: "It's over." Mr Vanhanen said that they actually met at IKEA.
Yes, yes. That's more like normal Finnish behaviour. Speak nothing. Dumb by a text. Blame Sweden.

Well, after this she published a kiss-and-tell memoir detailing his romantic emails, text messages
and how he once passionately compared her to an oven-baked potato, his other great love.

Oh, can you guess who he is?

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

It's spring!

It's spring! It's spring! It's spring! It's spring! It's spring! It's spring! It's spring! It's spring! It's spring! It's spring! It's spring! It's spring! It's spring! It's spring! It's spring! It's spring! It's spring!... [bling]
I want these wallstickers! [/bling]... It's spring! It's spring! It's spring! It's spring!