Marimekko napkins @ Sokos

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Marimekko napkins @ Sokos

It was my last day in Finland and I still hadn’t found the Marimekko napkins I wanted to bring home. I was looking for the Unikko pattern in green, yellow and black.

I didn’t find the yellow, nor did I find the older black pattern, but did find the newest pattern which has black & a sage green color.

I also loved this new leaf pattern on the left pictured here so I grabbed one of those. Has my fave color – green! Name of the pattern is Kaakaopuu. Hmmm… doesn’t sound that great in English. LOL!


Some stuff from PHILIPS


I recently got a FedEx package from PR company working for PHILIPS with some computer gadgets by PHILIPS. They wrote in cover letter that they noticed my blogging activities, and that I writing about gadgets, so they decided to send me these items. They stated that I am under no obligation to write about the products if I feel that they are not relevant, but if I will drop a line or two they will appreciate it. A clerk is wrote also, that I need to mention that received the gift from Philips, so everything will be transparent, etc.

I receive sometimes various devices from companies in tasting purposes, as a luxury phone from NOKIA at the last spring for some period of time (although I was so busy and had no time to write a review) but all other companies wanted their things back, and it was not so sweet as this time, when I got it in my own use.

So, when we opened a box (there were a lot of fun with bubble wraps) we got:

* A pair of cushions for laptops, one with a speaker connected with USB and a second one, with a heat-neutralizing system is more suitable for smaller laptops.
* A [bluetooth enabled mouse]( with some several interesting functionality.
* A speaker system for laptop attaching to the top of the lid.

I and my family tested all items during two weeks, and we found some of gadgets very useful and nice. I liked a mouse, because it has a functionality for use without a surface thorough some kind of optical trackball on the top of it, and especially, because of its wireless nature. This gadget helped me to cheat my littlest daughter (she hates when I am using laptop when I am holding her – she is a newborn) so I was able to operate laptop from the far via the mouse in the pocket of my jeans. I loved a [Notebook CushionSpeaker](, since it really protect laps from the heat of my MacBookPro, but this cushion has very slippery surface, but special rubber stoppers fortunately were included in the box as well. Regarding to the speaker – my daughters loved to use them during the gaming and watching movies.

I heard that PHILIPS has acquired AVENT – maybe the next time I will receive some nice things for my little baby? I promise to write about it! 🙂


New identity for Aalto University

Aalto University is a newly created university resulting from the merger of three Finnish universities the Helsinki School of Economics, the University of Art and Design and the Helsinki University of Technology – all leading and renowned institutions in their respective fields and in their own right. Aalto University will begin operating in January 2010, and open up a new world of possibilities for multidisciplinary education and research.

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Recently Aalto University got its identity, selected after competition, and winning bid triggered a [fierce discussion]( among members of, a local forum of graphic designers. Unfortunately this site is in Finnish, so maybe []( will do a trick.

[Here the link]( to the original identity file.