Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Morning Coffee

Morning Coffee, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

With summer holiday around the corner it felt OK to take it easy this nice morning before hopping on the train to work.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Midsummer, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fjord Summer Party

Fjord Summer Party, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Last night, in the Helsinki office. Thank's again for good food, wine and company!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Urban Forest

Urban Forest, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Local beer brand tuning a prominent tram stop downtown.

Symbol From the Past

Symbol From the Past, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Top row, second from right, the save-symbol. Represented by a format that's been deader than dead for a while now; the floppy disc. When will there be a new standard, instantly recognizable symbol? Or will there ever? Maybe the floppy disc could live on in symbol form representing something people do, rather than the tools and devices they use for it.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Artificial Reality

Artificial Reality, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Movie set down in the harbour tonight. It may look pretty rough on the outside, but you can make pretty nice lighting effects on the inside with this kind of setup. Here's an example of a production I was involved in as set designer back in 2004. The light coming in through the windows was created with a pretty similar setup as this, extending the time to shoot into the night, and giving creative freedom.


Jaguar, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ardbeg Family Portrait

Ardbeg Family Portrait, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Not the whole range, of course, but still managed to display a nice variety.

Ardbeg Tasting @Punavuoren Ahven

Rumors held true, and Ardbeg tasting was conducted. From left to right: Blasda, 10 yo, Supernova SN2010, Uigeadail and Single Cask n:o 1378 1975/2006.

The Single Cask was in a league of it's own, at least feeling-wise. Ardbeg has only a few casks left from the 70's before the distillery was closed for a long period, so there will be a long gap before whisky this old can be bottled again. The guess was that a bottle of this particular liquid gold would go for around 650-700€, if you could even find one. Luckily the local importer was present and wanted to give us something really good.

On a mere mortal scale, I'd pick the Uigeadail though. Surprising depth and character when you consider that the components of this particular bottling (2009) are at most 12 years old. Might have to get me a bottle, if I happen to come across one.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Croquet Ball Guts

Croquet Ball Guts, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

The season opening game got a morbid twist after a particularly good swing. Pretty low grade plastic there, so no wonder really, though usually it's the clubs that suffer.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Vandal Proofing

Vandal Proofing, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.


Spirit, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Fallen Angel of Detroit, perhaps?

White and Chrome

White and Chrome, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

You'd need a tweed suit and leather driving gloves for this one.

Cruising Night

Cruising Night, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Heard it long before we saw it. Not that I'm much into old US cars myself, but I can appreciate the dedication some people show their rides.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Young Design of the Year

Young Design of the Year, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Most of the Young Designer of the Year award winners were still older than me. Am I still young, or does it tell us something about the state of Finnish design? Or about design institutions handing out these awards?

The winners? Aivan! and Imu Design. Congrats and big respect. Both groups do good work, that's for sure! Just wondering who's young and who's not?