#communication as a book

#communication, my cross-stitched social media messages from last spring, is now a book. A colleague suggested the medium, and I see why: the posts open up in a new way through print, and by the juxtaposition of messages opposite each other, which were simply determined chronologically: Blurb allows for a preview of the entire book; I hope you enjoy it.Read more

An irregular decade

That’s right, this month marks 10 years of this very irregular blog. It began on the suggestion of my then PhD supervisor, Dr Cameron Tonkinwise. The brilliant man was spot on; it has become one of the best things I did as part of my doctoral project. You see, it was through this blog that I met Holly McQuillan. Here I’ve been able to experiment with ideas about fashion and sustainability, about creativity and originality in fashion, and in recentRead more

Storm King Art Center

Perhaps because I grew up in a small country town in Finland surrounded by forest and farmland, getting out of New York City on a regular basis is a necessity for me, much as I love the city for all it offers. This week I had the opportunity to visit Storm King Art Center, combining my love of the outdoors and art. I first visited the Center in June as part of a work retreat, and I wanted to returnRead more

What is fashion good for?

I’m delighted to be a contributor for a new publication, One Quart Magazine. My first article is now up, part one of my response to the question, what is fashion good for? I hope you check it out, along with all of the excellent articles in the magazine. My thanks to Astrid Swan for the invitation to contribute. Through Monokini 2.0 I’ve got to know Swan’s music well over the past year; she provided much of the soundtrack to writingRead more

False Dichotomy next week!

  New York friends, I hope to see you next week at False Dichotomy, an exhibition curated by Libby Clarke, at Gowanus Studio Space. The opening is on Friday June 24th, 7-9pm, and the artists’ panel on Saturday June 25, 7-9pm. False Dichotomy includes work from Susan Allbert, Noah Breuer, Greg Climer, Jon Irving, Sarah Pike and I. In response to the horrific shooting in Orlando yesterday, I posted day 100 ten days ahead of schedule. Love will conquer hate.Read more