June 5th, 2013

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Hey there. What. Up.

Short story? Things got busy and the house and blog suffered some major neglect. Hiatuses happen or whatever. Now slowly I’m reintegrating into interwebbing and thought a nice way to kick off and refresh some of my old time renovation vigor and determination was to show off a smattering of this incredible renovation project & blog happening in Finland.





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I mean.

Quit it now with all your modernist architecture and good things.

Anyways, a few weeks back I received a super sweet and undeservedly flattering email from longtime Brick House reader Pekka Kumpula (Finnish industrial designer/modernism fan/vintage collector) and his partner Minna (plus their adorable dachshund and baby girl) that included a few teaser images of their 1960’s modernist home renovation project and a link to Olive Green Window, their blog that chronicles it all. The blog also has a few great vintage restoration tips and tutorials along with all sorts of modernist furniture eye candy. So obviously go check it out to see more of this sassy home and then quickly mark their blog as one of your new go-to favorite things.

Oh, and all the Cherner. Come to me.

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  1. maja @modchalet on 06/05/2013:

    Their house is to die for!

  2. wendy on 06/05/2013:

    ooh, fun! i haven’t found a new reno blog and read from the beginning since i ran across chezerby a couple years ago. love a good reno!

    and, i also miss your adventures. :-/

  3. Great renovation. Thanks for sharing the blog. I’ll add it to the ever growing list!

  4. WOW what a gorgeous space!

  5. Tiff on 06/05/2013:

    I’ve been in need of some vintage modern inspiration lately and had been growing more and more anxious without any new posts. I’ve been poring over Pinterest and scavenging my local Craiglist trying to fill the void left by your posting absence. Long story short, I now have two more “project” pieces of furniture and no more inspiration than I had a month ago… Then suddenly there you are with your snarky wit delivering mid century fabulousness that I haven’t already seen one hundred times. Now, all is right with the world.

  6. Layer on 06/06/2013:

    want that coffee table

  7. Nat @ Made in Home on 06/07/2013:

    It is amazing! What an awesome project! So much light in the house. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Sim on 06/08/2013:

    Welcome back !!! We are glad now it`s ok.
    This last project it`s very impressive, so much light and so warming.
    Well done!!!

  9. Ann on 06/08/2013:

    Thanks for the link to their blog.

  10. Suzy8track on 06/10/2013:

    Amazing space! Thanks for sharing!

  11. John on 06/11/2013:

    I want to go to there.

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  13. Jay on 06/14/2013:

    Wow, I like the ceilings, it really gives the home a warm feeling. I really adore those open windows as well… ahhhhh… one day. I wish!

  14. ejorpin on 06/15/2013:

    Two of my most favourite things ever (dachshunds + mid-century mod design) in the one place?! Woah!

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  16. Wayne on 07/22/2013:

    The white rug looks great on the hardwood floors and phenomenally fluffy.

  17. instagram online on 06/13/2017:

    It’s so amazing! I love the open space where the sun can light up all the room <3

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