Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Åland Islands - The Closest Thing to Shangri-La

Åland is the sunniest spot in northern Europe. Scenic cycling routes and beautiful nature attract crowds of holidaymakers during summer. The Åland islands also offer activities from adventurous island-hopping to boating, fishing and golfing.

The Åland archipelago consists of around 6 500 islands located between Finland and Sweden, but only more than 60 islands are inhabited. Although the people of Åland speak Swedish, this autonomous territory is part of Finland. Åland has its own taxation system, its own postage stamps, and its own blue-yellow flag. 







Saturday, September 17, 2016

Barcelona Pavilion by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona Pavilion is known for its simple form and its spectacular use of extravagant materials, such as marble, red onyx and travertine.



Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Habitare 2016 - sisustamisen trendit ja klassikot

Habitare 2016 houkutteli Helsingin Messukeskukseen syyskuussa lähes 52 000 vierailijaa tutustumaan sisustamisen, muotoilun ja huonekalujen uusimpiin trendeihin ja klassikoihin sekä seuraamaan mielenkiintoisia puheenvuoroja ja paneelikeskusteluita. 



Habitaren ensimmäinen Kansainvälinen Ystävä, The International New York Timesin designkriitikko Alice Rawsthorn nosti messutarjonnasta esiin mieleenpainuvia osastoja, tuotteita ja ilmiöitä.


Marimekko, messuosasto








Plootu, huonekalujen takaisinostopalvelu

















Carl Gustav Hiort af Ornäsin suunnittelema Siesta-tuolikonsepti




Fitrocks, Gymstick International



YHES eatery (Asun, Nikari, Lokal) 


Habitare on Suomen suurin huonekalu-, sisustus- ja muotoilutapahtuma, joka järjestettiin nyt 27. kerran. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Classical Trancelations (Live at Helsinki Festival)

Classical Trancelations: Lowland, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra & Klaus Mäkelä; 26.8.2016 Helsinki Music Centre. The concert with premieres of versions of Sandstorm by Darude, Insomnia by Faithless and Opus by Eric Prydz.


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sun, Sea & Split = Croatia

"Croatia, Full of Life" is the brand new slogan of Croatia. It does a great job of presenting the highlights of the country: fascinating nature, destinations of cultural and historical importance and gastronomical delights.

Split


The Riva, Split's seafront promenade, runs the length of the old town and is one of Europe's finest.



The Roman Emperor Diocletian chose this spot to build his lavish retirement palace in AD295. 

Today, despite centuries of additions, the palace remains the heartbeat of Split's old town; a unique mix of architecture in a maze of narrow streets.

The palace was built from lustrous white stone from the island of Brač, and construction lasted 10 years.


Peristyle was formerly the palace's central courtyard. All the main sights of the Split old town are a short walk from this beautiful square.

Diocletian spared no expense, importing marble from Italy and Greece, and columns and sphinxes from Egypt.

Krka National Park

The Krka park admission includes a boat ride from a pretty little riverside town of Skradin through the canyon to Skradinski Buk. 


Skradinski Buk's 800 meter long cascade descends by almost 46 meters before crashing into the lower lake, which is a popular swimming spot. 

Krka National Park is one of the most beautiful nature spots in Croatia.



Kastela



Exceptional climate conditions in Dalmatian coast are very generous towards wine grapes that are exposed  to sun almost 280 days a year.


Dalmatian wines are, in general, stronger than wines in Croatian continental areas. They have specific taste that can not be compared with any other wine sorts.



Trogir


 The stunning Unesco-listed city of Trogir can be reached by ferry from Split.

The ancient town of Tragurion (island of goats) was founded as a trading settlement by Greek colonists from the island of Vis in the 3rd century BC.
Since 1997, the historic centre of Trogir has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.



Fortress Kamerlengo was built by Venetians in Xlll - XV century as a naval base for their navy forces in this part of Adriatic.

Nowadays, fortress is multimedia center with open air cinema and stage for various cultural events. 




Aperol Spritz: 3 parts prosecco, 2 parts Aperol and a splash of club soda.


Split - Mestrovic Gallery



The Ivan Mestrovic Palace was built in Split between 1931 and 1939.

Mestrovic himself made the original plans based on his own design and the architects Harold Bilinic and Lavoslav Horvat developed them.


Today the Mestrovic gallery holdings contain 192 sculptures. 





Thursday, July 30, 2015