Summertime and the living is...

Helsingissä 19.5.2010

Dear Kirsikka,

Summer has arrived and I am sooooo excited! I've just been biking around the city and you know how great Helsinki is when it's hot. It is amazing!

So of course I had to take Diana along the ride. It had been awhile since the weather was so crappy just weeks before (it was actually snowing again can you believe it..).
Because I was so lazy before you now get a lot of pictures! And they are black and white for a change.

Anne is having lunch at Esplanadi Park. Who wants to eat inside if the sun is shining?

And you can have a beer. (This is actually an afterwork beer but who cares. It was still sunny.)

I have no idea what this is. But the bit that you can see is amazing. I love the cloudy sky.

The girl on the left is Minni Havas. She is an excellent illustrator and a good friend of Anne's.

She is super beautiful I think! And she has an impeccable taste of style. You would love her clothes.

The photo above is taken with the real Diana Splitzer. Quarter frames!

Look at the dogs! This lady had three of them. One is resting in the shadow.

Koffari. After Hietsu fleamarket. The best of the best.

This is Riikka. I used to work with her, now I work for her :) She's a great boss.

I love this one. Anne looks so summery and cute. Los Angeles must be hot. Are you super tanned? I would love to be, haha. Now I'm off again. Have to go outside. I miss you lots and can't wait for you to come to Finland.

With Love, E.


Say it with a pinhole!

Monday May 10th 2010
Los Angeles

I know it is not my turn but look what I found! http://corbis.readymech.com/en We MUST make these! You can download a PDF file from this website to get the instructions and design to make your own pinhole camera from paper. The designs are pretty amazing hey!

I'm planning on making my own design too, but will start by downloading the black and white one. If you have time do the same?

Happy international pinhole camera day!



Los Angeles
Dear Em!

I've had these pictures for awhile, but have been too busy. I still am, I need to write a long report- a long academic report with references and 5000 words.
I have no words. Not that many. About anything.

Hence I only have a few words now to share. These are from Venice beach. I heard that the surfers pee into the wet suit. No one is even trying to deny that. Nor are they at all embarrassed. " Yeah I pee on my self, and its nice and warm".

I always ask people I meet for secrets. The best people actually give you one. Once I met a girl and asked for one. Without thinking about it for a second she announced she pees every time she gets into the shower.

There. I wrote 90 words on pee.

I played basket ball when I was younger. I sucked. My whole team sucked.

In fact we were so bad that after games when I would get picked up, I would lie that I didn't remember the score, because I was embarrassed. (I hate loosing) For years my parents thought I was the least competitive person in the world.

Him and Chad own the Linus bike on Abbot Kinney. I was in a car crash and my bike has been my only transportation. I ride along the beach and I have to say it's pretty amazing. The ocean is.. the best. Out of A LOT of stuff.

You know how people have those swimming mattress things.
My dream is one day to get a bouncy castle and take it to the ocean. Ah.

With Lots of love, and 2000 words left (perhaps as a professional writer you could help me out..)