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Doll and Toy Museum in Porvoo/Porvoon nukke- ja lelumuseo

I don't remember when I visited a local pearl, Doll and toy museum of Porvoo, first time. But I still remember Evi Söderlund, museum's founder, behind the cashier's desk. It's a place, that you can visit dozens of times and still you find something new every time. It's a place that I always show to... Continue Reading →

Joanna Ebenstein (ed.): Frederik Ruysch and his Thesaurus Anatomicus. A Morbid Guide. (The MIT Press, 2022)

The newest book by Joanna Ebenstein was released on 20 September 2022. I attended a Zoom symposium earlier on that month to celebrate this new book. During those four hours I made some quick notes and on the top of the A4 paper I had written “Science meet art”.  This book happened when Ebenstein met... Continue Reading →

Revisiting Pink Spider ~ Spider on a Cloud

Exactly 25 years ago – on 13 May 1998 – the single by ℎ𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑆𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑑 𝐵𝑒𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑟 called 'Pink Spider' (usually written in katakana as ピンク スパイダー) was released. It was ℎ𝑖𝑑𝑒's ninth single during his solo career and the second one under the name ℎ𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑆𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑑 𝐵𝑒𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑟. ℎ𝑖𝑑𝑒 himself was not anymore among... Continue Reading →

Cars, Cars, Cars

One sign of the forthcoming summer is that special summer cars, usually old classics, are appearing on the roads, cars that have spent the winter in the garages under the care of their devoted owners. All these photos are taken on 1 May 2023. Helsingin Seudun Automobiiliklubi HAK ry (the site is in Finnish) is... Continue Reading →

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