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Some lessons learnt….

9 May

I ran a little competition last month. Luckily three answers arrived, so each contestant will receive a prize. I’ll be in touch with each of you soon. Thank you very much for taking part!

However, I didn’t really think things through properly.
Next time I start a competition I will promote it! Everywhere. Relying on the strength of the words ‘competition’ in these early days obviously is poor planning.
Next time I start a competition I will ask others to help promote it. There is a time when doing EVERYTHING yourself is right and there is time when you should admit that a little help goes a long way 🙂
Next time I start a competition I will promote the prizes as well. I’ve just realised that the prizes were mentioned only once. What’s more there were no pictures of them anywhere.
Next time I start a competition it will NOT coincide with the beginning of the end of the school year and more classes and assignments than the rest of the year put together.
Did I mention that next time I will promote it better?

will be in June. In the meantime, have a look at this picture:

Cultural Sauna / Kulttuurisauna

Cultural Sauna / Kulttuurisauna

It’s the eagerly awaited, recently opened Kulttuurisauna (Cultural Sauna). While it is open, there is a dearth of good information about it (Finnish or English). Sauna Flow had a very nice post last year and World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 also had an interesting piece at the beginning of the project. I can tell you it is open Wednesdays through Sundays, and capacity is 40. I am very much looking forward to visiting and using the sauna for myself.

Caption time!

2 Apr

Caption this photo:

I’m sure you can do better than: Somewhere in Helsinki!

My first competition of the year! Actually my first competition ever 😉

The rules are pretty simple: write a caption for this photo in the comments section below before 30th April 2013. *

Prizes & categories are:
most original: Design napkins & lid-support (Iittala);
most amusing: set of 5 vintage poster style postcards;
most accurate: futuristic Finnair playing cards

Need a hint? Ask me a yes/no question in the comments.

Thinking caps on! Your time starts NOW 🙂

* Fine print: comments received after April 30 2013 will be appreciated, just not in the running for one of the groovy prizes on offer. Judges decision is final. Bribery attempts will be acknowledged, they just won’t accept the final outcome 🙂