My journey of designing a felt lunch bag project is finally close to its goal. I made up my mind to use laminated or oil canvas that is available from the market to make a removable, machine-washable,..
Designing a felt lunch bag is in progress… in spite of having such a long break :). The last time, I was searching for the best way to make the bag waterproof, testing 3 kinds of coating materials: wa..
Hello friends! It's been ages since the last update, haha. How are you? I have been busy for fulfilling orders of my custom-made storage basket since its launch in the last autumn. This new design ..
Last weekend, we went hiking in the Arctic Circle Hiking Area. There are longer and more interesting hiking courses that we would like to go, but this shortest course is our regular path these years t..
First time when I met a Japanese journalist, Ms. Hiroko Wakai, was in 2010 at a big design exhibition called HIRAMEKI DESIGN x FINLAND in Tokyo. She asked interviewing me who was exhibiting among ..
Hi there! Now it is the middle of August and in the Arctic city of Rovaniemi there is already a sign of the end of summer in the air. Sunshine is softer and wind is cooler, and dark nights have been b..
Hello there! I hope you're enjoying a beautiful month of August wherever you are in the world. Today I’m sharing a report on my lunch bag design made of wool felt still in progress. Last time, I la..
Yesterday we drove to the north, Kittilä in Finnish Lapland to visit Kalervo Palsa Museum. Kalervo Palsa (1947 –1987) was a Finnish artist in a style that has been described as fantastic realism. And ..
Hello friends! Finnish interior designer, Ilona Koponen / Tila Ilona has designed houses in Asunto Messu (Housing Fair) in Jyväskylä, Finland and products of Aika Felt Works are displayed in her space..
Finnish sky in the summer changes dramatically and there is heavy local shower called “sadekuuro” quite often. The sky over the Arctic Circle also changed a lot during the stay in our family cottag..
We’ve just come back from our 2nd short holiday staying 4 nights in our family’s summer cottage. Summer has come and colorful wild flowers blossom. Let’s look closer, because we can find different kin..
Hi there! The last week we had a short summer holiday travelling the south Finland. Because we decided to travel by our car totally 2000km (1240miles) driving with our 3-year-old boy, we enjoyed trav..
Designing a felt lunch bag is in progress. And today, I will show you the 4th prototype without a laminated bag-in-bag. Instead laminating is processed directly on FELT so that the bag-in-bag is not n..
I’m designing a lunch bag. But why? You may wonder if you are from other countries than Japan. In Japanese cuisine, we have a style of food called bento which is a single-portion takeout or home-packe..
June is the blooming season of wild flowers around the Arctic Circle in Finland. Here in the North Finland, summer appears and disappears, I mean, that sometimes it’s very cold like around 6 degrees c..
Designing a lunch bag is in progress. This time, I made a laminated bag-in-bag of the lunch bag which will prevent a stain from going through the felt because felt is not machine washable. In the prev..
Today I want to share the photos from my friend and customer in Japan. Felt coasters are styled with Japanese traditional table wares and especially, with soba noodle made from buckwhe..
Aika Felt Works Webshop is featured on the June issue of Finnish interior magazine, deko.! And I'm now offering 2 discounts: 15% OFF for the Cottage bag 10% OFF for the Unisex Slippers (S,M,L) un..
Last Thursday, we were in our family cottage in Koivu, 46km southwest from Rovaniemi, It was windy but very sunny day, that all the things looked shining. I love this season the most, feeling of start..