And the winner is Maryse, commentator nr 28, drawn by magical Mister Random, she said... so adorable! my favorite is house #7572 with the leaves on the roof. So that concrete box will fly to your ranch house very soon Maryse!
This is what Maryse says about her house: I live in a small ranch house built in 1961 35 miles outside of
boston. it's not a bad house but i miss my 1920's apartment in boston
with the high ceilings and sunset views. The rest of the concrete boxes are going in the shop!
Our house is build in the same period as Maryse's, but it's a four storey house, we rent a flat on the third floor. There are many similar houses in the area (Haaga in Helsinki). We only moved here last Summer, the flat is actually too small for us, but we like how it's situated, close to public transport and schools, but in a quiet area with narrow streets and big maple trees outside our windows. I also appreciated the fact that all walls had fresh white paint and the new laminate floors (I would prefer wood of course, but I'm not picky). We also have a balcony where you can enjoy the evening sun during Summer.
I so much enjoyed reading about where and how everyone lives, it stroke me that what is "just a regular house" for someone, might be very exotic for someone else. And that you all live in unique, special buildings, I think that of 85 people there was only one person that lived in a house that sounded similar to mine! It warms my heart that the "McDonaldization" that makes the main shopping streets in most western cities look the same has not effected the significant architecture in different countries. I wish I could travel around the world to see your places! I know it makes sense, but I still find it funny to imagine that someone sitting in a chopstick house in Japan or in a former home for plantation workers in Hawaii have found their way to my blog and read my words written on a laptop sitting on a worn-out pine table in a small apartment in a 4 story concrete house with red brick details in Helsinki, Finland. I also want to tell you that the sun is shining on the snow covered branches on the big maple outside my window today.
The picture has nothing to do with all this :) It's from a magazine that I just arrived in the mail. It is a Finnish parenting mag called Kaksplus (2+) and that pretty girl is playing with a bunting I've made. If any local folks are reading this, you can buy them at Pulu.
Have a cosy day in your lovely home!
I invite you to my giveaway.Thanks.
mary(vintage girl) |
21 February 2010 at 01:10 AM
How did I miss this fantastic giveaway!!!??? I must have been too busy Olympicing. The concrete houses are so great Kasja! I live in a blue cedar cottage built in 1918 on the side of an urban mountain. There have been several updates, like our 'hotel bathroom' in side our old house (my daughter's description). I love the feeling that you get instantly when you enter an old, wooden house.
18 February 2010 at 07:52 PM
Lots of congratulations to Maryse. :)
It's funny how we all live differently, and I bet that even if some of the houses were alike on the outside, we would all appriciate something totally different in the inside. ;)
It's a fantastic photo of your bunting - it must be lovely to have your work presented in such a fabulous and happy way. It deserves that for sure.
I hope that your little E is feeling much better by now. Have a wonderful Thursday. :))
Ulla V. |
18 February 2010 at 04:49 PM
Happy Thursday from Tokyo, Japan...although not from a chopstick house :) . Our house stands on stabilizers so the house sways when we have earthquake tremors.
18 February 2010 at 01:46 PM
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