Thursday, September 22, 2011

Kilchoman Family

Kilchoman Family by Rollofunk
Kilchoman Family, a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

On the left the future Kilchoman bottle design, in use for the Inaugural 100% Islay Release, next the Spring 2011, Spring 2010, Inaugural and New Spirit, which is only available in tiny 5cl bottles.

Kilchoman Tasting @Punavuoren Ahven

Just back home form spending a nice evening with a new single malt acquaintance: Kilchoman. Being the newest distillery on Islay, only opened in 2005, they have been making quite an impression on people who know about these things, and based on tonight and a few times before I think I see what it's about.

We had Inaugural and Inaugural 100% Islay, Spring releases 2010 and 2011, and to top it of a taste of New Spirit. The last one is technically not a whisky, just a distilled product, but surprisingly tasty already, and a great privilege to be able to taste the origin of Kilchoman whisky. That's something impossible for pretty much any other distillery in Scotland, it seems. The others showed great potential for such young bottlings, the Inaugural Release suiting my taste the best, and it will be interesting to follow this whisky well into the future, now that we know where it's beginning is.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

To A or to B? Habitare 2011

To A or to B? Habitare 2011 by Rollofunk
To A or to B? Habitare 2011, a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

The big interior design fair has turned into an annual event, apparently. Still having a bit of an identity crisis between displaying and selling, like so many other public fairs here (cough, SkiExpo, cough). Still, the thing that feels most left out in my perspective are the actual designed spaces. Sure, each manufacturer makes a good effort of showing off their products in a nice setting, but interior design is combining various elements, and that is still sadly left for the viewers imagination in Habitare.

Pictured: One bathroom fitting manufacturer that shan't be named thought apparently it would be a good idea to let the public play design manager. If it only were that easy.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Rabbit Carpet

Rabbit Carpet by Rollofunk
Rabbit Carpet, a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

Actually it's called Silence, and designed by Studio Permafrost in Norway. Spotted at the To Declare design exhibition last night, along with some other refreshing stuff.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dirty Design Work

Dirty Design Work by Rollofunk
Dirty Design Work, a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

Footwear spotted after user interview day at the LINK office.

Toshiba Mini NB550D

Toshiba Mini NB550D by Rollofunk
Toshiba Mini NB550D, a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

And that's the business side of it. Liking the keyboard knock-and-feel, and internals are upgradeable as need arises.

Green Machine

Green Machine by Rollofunk
Green Machine, a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

The bronze version would have been slightly more stylish, but not 30€ more stylish, so green it is.

Toshiba Mini NB550D Unboxing

After seeing a few Apple products unboxed, the experience here is decidedly more rough, but so what. It's what's inside that counts.

Inside is the reason of a little gap in the blogging. Got myself a highly untrendy netbook for freelance work and blogging. Handles web, photos and writing more efficiently than a tablet. That's basically my excuse.

Timed Drying

Timed Drying by Rollofunk
Timed Drying, a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

The little extra of the humble hand dryer: Timer on the left, showing progress.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Big Heart

Big Heart by Rollofunk
Big Heart, a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

Some buildings have soul, this one's got a heart!

Inside there seemed to be some designer party going on, which makes sense as the annual Helsinki Design Week is about to begin again.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Power Tool

Power Tool by Rollofunk
Power Tool, a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

Because sometimes big IS better.

Spent this afternoon at the fascinating Maxpo work machine trade fair in Hyvinkää. Beats the office any day!

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Midnight Runners

Midnight Runners by Rollofunk
Midnight Runners, a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

The Midnight Run is a good spectator sport! Awards for best dress brought out the creativity in many, and for 10km you can still suffer in something a bit uncomfortable, it seems.

Helsinki Midnight Run

Helsinki Midnight Run by Rollofunk
Helsinki Midnight Run, a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

Last night I finally had to admit that the limits of the GF1's otherwise great performance were reached. Catching runners in only sparse streetlight and candlelight wasn't just happening. Luckily some other people had pretty big flashes around, which I managed to catch a free ride on for a few frames.