i'm the first one to admit that more often than not, i'd like to be somewhere else than where i actually am. i want to travel but stay at home, go to amazing parties with the hip and the cool as long as it doesn't take any effort, stay in but feel like i'm outdoors. i'm always sure that somewhere else is better, your food is more tasty than mine AND i constantly feel homesick to places i've never visited. you get to picture by now?
BUT as it happens, world design capital helsinki 2012 open doors weekend got me thinking about all the amazing parties i've been to, evenings when i laughed until my stomach hurt, all the beautiful places that i visit aqnd/or see on my route to work every-single-day, all the happening, events, parks, restaurants, concerts, collectives, openings, galleries, friends and endless cups of coffee i've enjoyed only this year. woppaa!
apparently nothing is better than here and now and nothing beats the everyday.
or how would you have it after flickering through the open doors weekend programme?
to prove my point, i've made some picks of my own for the upcoming weekend.
champagne-shaman dinner by tiia vanhatapio & veuve clicquot ponsardin on fri evening at restaurant ilmatar.
www.ravintolailmatar.fi / www.vanhatapio.fi
annantalo art lab for the whole family, going through all weekend
disco dislocated by alas
underground club going around helsinki city centre on a tram. the consept is designed and put together by design office TWO & basso media
muotoilijat '12 finnish designer awards exhibition @ galleria virka, sofiankatu 1
laboratory - art space for now.
sneek preview before the actual opening
sushi workshop @ sushibar on sunday
how to build an iglo workshop (this MUST BE the hottest ticket in town) @ highlight valaistus galleria
the butcher's food & culture sauna on fri
they feed you and bathe you, all you have to do is show up and bring your own towel.
open doors at the arabia museum and artist work spaces
they feature one of my absolute favorite artists at the moment, kim simonsson so i'd go just for that
fri 12-18 sat/sun 10-16
hämeentie 135 a
and last but not least, design dog park
lots of dogs, lots of snow and warm drinks.
i reckon that's city life for you at it's best.