This is where we'll hang our hat for the next few days until we return home.
Lingering moments in Helsinki's Cafe Engel.
Contrasts of natural and unnatural colours in Tallinn, Estonia.
Scribble Product Design, a Calgary-based collective (featuring the works of Carey Jones and Anna Mandelkau) and Veer (Anna Coe) have joined forces to produce a stylish new product maximizing laptop computing comfort. An eco-friendly design made from recycled industrial wool felt, the tray features lovely typographic lasercuts of P22 Kilkenny and Cavetto.
For more product details, check in with our friends at Veer.
We took a hydrofoil from Helsinki to Tallinn, Estonia this past Sunday. Tallinn's old town was beautiful and well worth a visit. We have also encountered nothing but beautiful weather on this trip! Sorry about the snow, Calgary... it better be spring when I get back home!
I know it is still technically Monday, but it is 11pm Monday night here in Helsinki, so I might as well post this now! Here is a selection of the letters and numbers found in the city over the past couple days.
We enjoyed the views from the Copenhagen canal tour with sights both colourful and modern.
An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's beloved children's story, 'Where The Wild Things Are' is coming to the silver screen next fall.
Directed by Spike Jonze, written by Jonze and Dave Eggers, starring Catherine Keener and Mark Ruffalo, and with Arcade Fire fueling the soundtrack and a musical score by composer Carter Berwell and Karen O (Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs), it has the markings of one very fine family-friendly film.
Click here to watch the theatrical trailer.
The Calgary Cinematheque is hosting a screening of Francois Truffaut's 'The Wild Child' (1970) tonight at the Plaza Theatre, 7pm. French New Waver Truffaut both directs and acts in the film, playing the part of an 18th century French country scientist who endeavors to civilize a feral young boy found in a forrest.
The Cinematheque group feature excellent introductions and q & a sessions contextualizing screenings, and this time out they have scored a newly restored 35 mm print of the film so it promises to be a rare moviegoing event.
To watch a trailer for the film, click here.
I love the grainy look of the film poster featured below. Sadly, my hair is looking a lot like the wild child's. Image found here.
Taking the Fjordline ferry from Bergen to Hirtshalls, Denmark.
The city and weather were gorgeous!
A magical tour of the fjords near Bergen and Flam, Noway.
We arrived in Bergen in the very early morning. After finding a hotel, we went on a ferry tour of the coast. (Following a night on the train and then some choppy water, I had a small bit of seasickness; for the rest of the day, it felt like the earth was rolling.)
Bergen is absolutely beautiful and we're glad that we had two nights here.
We had a sleeper car for the overnight journey through the winding fjords from Oslo to Bergen.