Kaisa Kartela

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Freelance graphic designer 🎨 kaisakartela.com Blogger at nohomewithoutyou.com
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I'm so excited! My illustration for @keittiomaailma saw a day light today. βœοΈπŸ‹β˜• We searched for a fresh new angle and are very happy with the end result. I also had a presentation of the cooperation in the morning, you can see more of that in my today's stories. Swipe right to see the whole tea towel and the original drawing. I'm very curious to see all the different usage for the illustration. The very first items were tea towels and dishcloths.
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#mywork #illustration #keittiΓΆmaailma #kaisakartela #graphic #teatowel
Slow morning! πŸ’› Waiting for a dear friend @laurarumbin to come over and wondering and waiting if all the snow will melt because it is finally raining water. All preparations for tomorrow's birthday party are ready and  work materials delivered to customer. All good and peaceful. How's your Friday?
My working space went through a massive makeover. πŸ‘Š Now we are just wondering why we didn't do this little earlier! There's such a perfect feng shui now.
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#bedroom #makeover
Light grey, white, greige, black and raw wood together. I could choose the same materials all over again after 6 years.
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#bathroom #sauna #scandinavianhome
Good bye Easter 2018, the snow storm was overwhelming. Now it is time for a little birthday planning. πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰ My first baby turns 3 on Saturday. Remember the ice cream bar I once created? She chose that before 4 different cakes she ordered first (dog, cat, bunny and rainbow themed). I have a customized ice cream bar sign and some toy cash in process already. 😁
There used to be some posters on that wall but now it is all paper white again (might be the best shade of white of all time from Tikkurila). A little Easter renovation going on. πŸ‘Š
When I look back to my latest 6 logo designs I can so very clearly remember the 6 different inspirations and feelings I had when I tried to catch the right vibes to each of these. .

For example, this one is a logo based on a handwriting of Rilla from @pienimustamokki and it got a little addition of a tree that she can spot from her cottage window. Nature and peace are a big part of her work and soul. .

It was a courageous decision from all of them to give me basically free hands to the implementation. I can tell nothing is more rewarding in a logo design process than a trust like this. Except the exitement of hearing the first reactions of a logo proposal. And the continuum when someone starts to use the new logo with joy. .

Can you spot the different vibes of these logos? You may figure out some key points of the owners just looking at them. Thank you for the collaboration @pienimustamokki @lviverkkokauppa.fi @maruhautala  @endorfiininmetsastaja @tarusalokangas and @reettabrows πŸ™πŸ’“
It was a 3 month experience with the red velvet sofa. πŸ™ˆ Say hello to our new sand beige cover. 🀚 Which you like more? Swipe to see both! 
There's a full story on my blog about what happened, some of you perhaps noticed the reasons in my stories. 😬 The velvet cover is now safe, waiting our kids to grow a bit. 
And thank you @hakolafi for making these sofa covers washable and even replaceable. πŸ™
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#sofa #comparison #makeover #sandbeige #redvelvet #hakola #lazy #livingwithkids #livingroom
The light is just flooding in from the windows. Finally! πŸ’› And our sofa got a new sand beige cover! Red velvet was perfect but with our artful girl duet it was a little too sensitive. Now let's hope we have a better luck with this one. 😁 I will post a pic of the transformation here soon. I'm totally in love with the new color!
I wonder how we survive without laundry room in future. 😬 Somebody have a washer-dryer? Is it worth thinking?
I got a confirmation of the schedule from our apartment broker: the sales takes place next month. Also stylist + photographer has been booked to prepare the sales pics. πŸ™Œ If you like to see a sneak peek of our kitchen + living room combination before that just visit my blog to see the latest pics from today's shoot! Link you know where.
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#scandinavianhome #livingroom #kitchen #fireplace #myhome #myscandinavianhome #home4you
Now it is official: our home will be on sale next month. 😬😭 Already missing these corners. πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒNot sure if I've ever published pics from our bathroom before but now there's a small tour in my blog. Our sauna is perhaps my favorite spot in our house. Small but cozy. .
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#sauna #scandinaviandesign #myhome #onsale #bathroom #babychangingstation #linkinbio