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Delightfully Grimm Games

We’ve been telling creepy fireside stories throughout the ages. Glowing embers might be much harder to find these days, but a luminous screen will do just as well: Here’s a recap of three beautifully designed, morbid games that cater to a our weakness for fairy tales:
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Fur Bom Bom Beanie

Last year, it was the red cap that stood out in Helsinki winter street style. This year a knit beanie, preferably with a fur pom pom on top, has seemed like a popular choice for the ladies:

Six knit beanie hats in monochrome black and white

1.Beechfield Faux Fur Pom Pom Winter Beanie 2. Annabelle Fur Pom Pom Knit Hat via Intermix 3. Tarnish Chunky Knit Beanie 4. Crosshatch Knit Beanie via Moorea Seal 5. Inverni Cashmere and Fox Fur Cap 6. Nike Fur Pom Pom

Arduino The Documentary (2010) English HD by gnd on Vimeo.

A powerful documentary that derives much of its impressiveness from hearing maker culture talk. As Fortune summarizes in a recent article, there are three common elements to this movement: passionate participants, local communities, and global sharing.

Insights on Paying: Designing Banking

In Nov 2011 I was standing in a hotel room in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on the lookout for glimpses of activities in the neighbourhood. Towering behind a block of closely built houses I saw a credit card advertisement promoting the wonders of online shopping. It struck me as mocking, since most of the people in this block were far more likely to conduct their digital transactions using feature phones, as a rapidly growing extension to a cash-only economy.
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Crisp, rich, and colorful

Yesterday was the final day for visiting Galerie Forsblum ehibitions for Jenni Hiltunen‘s ‘Endless nameless’ and Ryan McGinness‘ ‘Women & Mindscapes’.
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Hat Populaire Autumn/Winter 2013/2013

Portrait of Jacques-Yves Cousteau in red parka and signature cap

Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1910 – 1997)

This year’s winter fashion icon is settled: Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1910-1997)
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Designers aiming for social impact in the healthcare sector need not only pay attention to patients, but the needs, capabilities, desires and creativity of professionals trained to provide health care.
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Dramatizing reading

Media cross-over ahead! I’ve found me some book trailers. Now, I’m wondering what kind of amazing potential this must hold for those who do self-publishing. Here are some examples from various categories: advertising, specialty coffee and teens.
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manifesto

rhapsody for my thesis

minimanifesto - why do we desing, why do we research? design is never finished

Aging with Grace

soft-worn cardboard aged beautifully – so wabi-sabi

old round paper needle box and pocket mirror leatherlike cardboard case

Field Work Learnings

Over 80% of my projects in the last two years have contained some form of contextual and participatory research: interviews and observation have been primarily represented but other approaches involved were design probes, design games and other workshop tools, walk-along, focus groups and mystery shopping. What practical lessons have I learned so far?

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joulukotiin.fi

stop-motion animation + logo design for joulukotiin.fi – I had fun drawing!

Logomania

It’s time again for some visual identity makeover comparisons! This time with Microsoft, Kookenkä, Musta Pörssi and Suomalainen Kirjakauppa. Not a particularly even listing, isn’t it?
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Colourscape

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