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EDITIOn

 
 

Sweater (worn as a turban), HAAL.
Black dress, Kenzo. 

 
 

There’s no point to any of this. It’s all just a... a random lottery of meaningless tragedy and a series of near escapes. So we take pleasure in the details. You know…* Coffee and sandwiches, building a duvet fort, tenderly crafted hair and feather patterns, rocky shores embroidered by lichen, a flame in the darkness and pizza, those are good.

Out of Office – FUN edition 1.0
VISUAL SPACE

*Reality Bites, 1994

 
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ensæmble

 
 

We’ve been asking people to do things in front of the camera for us for four years now. We set up a framework based on location, garments, objects or a theme of sorts. And we watch things unfold within that, surrender to the course of events and gestures. We use a multitude of cameras and films. It’s an organic entwining of documentation and performance where the result is never planned up front. Actually the very idea of the whole method is that it always exceeds any expectation and simultaneously provides material that somehow feels true and relatable.

 

This photo series is from our ongoing project Relætion Studies, which addresses questions of how we attempt to share existence, how we are connected and what those connections are like. We search for ways to materialise that, make the relations and shared spaces observable.

 

On a Sunday in May we invited friends to a fortress island a boat ride away from the centre of Helsinki. We had two Ikea bags filled with stuff and coffee and sandwiches for everyone. Not everyone knew each other, but somehow the binding materials, which very physically connected the participants to each other, also seemed to incite conversation and joint decision-making. There’s a danger that it would all feel really forced and pretentious, but it actually very rarely does. People enjoy doing things together, oftentimes we forget that.

–ensæmble

 
 
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ensæmble studies the relations of clothing within the concurrent familiarity and absurdity of life. ensæmble was established in 2011 in Helsinki, Finland.

Shivan Dragn makes a  (s)hit whenever he wants. He remixed  Pokémon GO's  (in)famous walking song for us.

 
 

Mood by Nicole Maria Winkler

Nicole has an eye for cars — you know those motor vehicles that once symbolized freedom.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Featured artists Clement Valla, Dirk Skreber, Doug Rickard, Ed Ruscha, Erwin Wurm, Jon Rafman & Sylvie Fleury.

 

London-based photographer Nicole Maria Winkler doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up. But who does?

 
 
 

SEASOnS

 
 
 

Susanne wearing suit looks and hair from Men’s Spring/Summer 2017. Shoes models own. 

 
 
 

Fashion designer Heikki Salonen’s leisure-time is filled with doodling, dogs, long-distance hiking and music, elements of which often creep into his projects and to his eponymous brand in some shape or form.

 
 
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Puffer coat, BACK by Ann-Sofie Back.

 
 
 

Don’t mind if I have to borrow / Long as I come away / Something you’ll dig tomorrow / It’s all I could think of / If you won’t take my hand / Keep the glove

– Dinosaur Jr, Keep the Glove

Photography Johanna Laitanen
Styling Anna Pesonen

 

Patent leather gloves worn throughout, The Black Rose Camden.

 

Top, body and skirt by Morwenna Darwell.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Highneck top, Anni Raasmaja. 
Vintage boilersuit from Rokit. 
Rubber boots, Hunter. 

 
 
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Knickers, Meadham Kirchhoff.
Garter, Agent Provocateur.
Jumper, Christopher Kane.

 
 
 
 

Dress, Meadham Kirchhoff.  
Hat, Hunter.

Make-up Joanna Banach
Hair Maarit Niemelä, Bryant Artists
Model Athena Wilson, Premier

 
 
 

QUOTE 2 QUOTE

 

“Forever young,
I want to be forever young.”

ALPHAVILLE

 

“It takes a long time to become young.”

PABLO PICASSO

 
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FOOD 2.0

Sounds by Hisser

 
 
 
 

“FOOD IS EMBARRASSInG. IF OnLY WE COULD DEAL WITH EATING FOOD LIKE WE DEAL WITH FUELInG A CAR. WE nEED TO GET OVER TASTE, SCENT AnD TEXTURE. THEY ARE nOTHInG BUT nUTRITIOnAL PRIVILEGES.”

–M. Koivisto, Hisser

 
 
 
 

Hisser is a Tekno band from Helsinki. They got food inspired with Tim Kalenuik’s International Family Favorites (Magnanimity House Publishers, 1997). Slurps!

 
 
 

5 FACTS

… are we having fun yet?

 

1. FUn MEAnS SOMETHING THAT PROVIDES MIRTH OR AMUSEMEnT, EnJOYMEnT OR PLAYFULnESS.

2. FUn THEORY IS THE FIELD OF KNOWLEDGE THAT DEALS WITH QUESTIOnS SUCH AS “HOW MUCH FUN IS THERE IN THE UNIVERSE?”, “WILL WE EVER RUN OUT OF FUN?”, “ARE WE HAVING FUn YET?” AnD “COULD WE BE HAVInG MORE FUn?” FUn THEORISTS ARE ALSO TRYInG TO COME UP WITH GUIDELInES FOR AUTHORS On HOW TO IMAGInE A FICTIOnAL UTOPISTIC WORLDS THAT PEOPLE MIGHT ACTUALLY WAnT TO LIVE In. THIS IS TRICKY AS THEY ARE TYPICALLY BORInG.

3. BE MInDFUL OF YOUR FUn. MARXIST SOCIOLOGISTS THInKS MASS-MAnUFACTURED FUn IS TOO CALCULATED AnD EMPTY TO BE FULLY SATISFYInG.

4. FUn REQUIRES A LEVEL OF CHALLEnGE. IT HAS BEEn SUGGESTED THAT GAMES, TOYS, AnD ACTIVITIES PERCEIVED AS FUn ARE OFTEn CHALLEnGInG In SOME WAY. WHEn A PERSOn HAS TO THInK, OVERCOME CHALLEnGE AnD LEARn SOMETHInG nEW, THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO VIEW IT AS FUn. GAME DESIGnERS USE THIS IDEA TO MAKE GAMES THAT MARXIST SOCIOLOGISTS PROBABLY DOn’T APPROVE.

5. THInGS THAT ARE COnSIDERED FUn TO DO: PLAY THE SEnTEnCE GAME. TAKE TURnS TO WRITE A SEnTEnCE On A PIECE OF PAPER. FOLD THE PAPER OVER AFTER YOU’VE FInISHED, AnD THEn SUPPLY OnE WORD On THE nEXT LInE FOR THE FOLLOWInG PERSOn. BUILD A DUVET FORT. BUILD SOME PAPER AIRPLAnES. THEn HAVE A COMPETITIOn In THE BACK YARD TO SEE WHICH OnE FLIES THE BEST.

Text  Ninni Lehtniemi

Ninni Lehtniemi is a journalist . She's also a semi-pro rowing athlete.

 
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FACES

Photography Diana Luganski
Make-up Jenny Jansson

 
 

 
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When you’re stuck like glue
When you need some goo
When you’re stuck like glue,
Vaseline
When you’re black and blue,
Vaseline
La la la la la la la la la la


–Elastica, Vaseline

Models Ines@insklll, Fanni@eriikkafanni and Satu@totaleclipsegirl90

 

PIZZA

 
 

 Jack Daniel’s is a whiskey, but meets the regulatory criteria for classification as a straight bourbon. 
Illustration Sami Havia.

 

 

BOURBOn FLAMBÉED MUSHROOM PIZZA

Recipe Kristian Tapaninaho

 

In five steps:
1. Gently fry your wild mushrooms on skilled
2. Flambé them by pouring about 2 cl of good bourbon to them (Be careful and do not do this inside especially not under a cooker hood. Practise with a smaller amount of bourbon)🔥
3. Leave the mushrooms and stretch out dough into a pizza
4. Top the pizza with a drizzle of olive oil, mild cheddar and mozzarella cheese, the mushrooms and a couple of thyme sprigs
5. Bake the pizza in 90 second using a wood-fired oven or some 7-8 minutes in an electric oven

 

 

Kristian Tapaninaho is an inventor of a portable pizza oven Uuni

 

FLIES

Out of Office’s selection of fly patterns by Freeman.

Photography Timo Anttonen  

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Designer Tomi Freeman practices the glorious art of fly fishing. He’s one of the founding members of skateboarding label CTRL Clothing, est. 1995.

 

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This summer, nature’s small moments put a smile on my face more often than any comedy series or film. I was amused by...

 
 

… the white fluff discarded by the poplars at the end of June, carpeting the ground in thick cotton candy that sticks to each blade of grass, turning them into swaying miniature Santas who’ve had one too many.

… peacock butterfly caterpillars with their black, spiked skin that gives them the appearance of mohawked heavy metal fans; when they gather in dramatic clusters on the leaves of the plants it looks as though they’re at a heavy metal concert for insects.

 
 
 
 

… a woodpecker pecking away at a trunk in the woods – have you seen one? Chips fly as the tiny skull attacks the wood beak-first, over and over. All that pecking would give a human being a concussion, but the woodpecker has a flexible skull, so I’m told. Perhaps it’s filled with tiny airbags, or the skull absorbs the stem of the beak like a bouncy castle, I imagine. When I later return, there is a black, gaping hole in the trunk.

… lizards soaking up the sun on a rock, one brown and one nearly black; two armored creatures that look like long-tailed Jurassic giants next to the ants busying themselves around them. The lizards take turns climbing on top of each other, smashing their mate’s head with their flat feet, and suddenly it’s a round of professional wrestling.

… rocky shores embroidered by lichen; if you were to detach the pattern and take it to an abstract art class, the teacher would be in awe at this artistic skill: “Superb work! We have a genius in the class!” he would acclaim.

 
 

By Anna-Kaari Hakkarainen
Translated to English by Katja Kukkasjärvi. 

Anna-Kaari’s new book ‘Kristallipalatsi’ is out via Tammi.

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Zippo 28887 - Neon Yellow
“A true classic needs upkeep from time to time.”

 

Co-founder of Out of Office (aka Graveyard for Ideas), Anssi Nordberg, opens his pockets for you.


Photography Timo Anttonen

 
 

BIC Classic Mini
“This low-maintenance lighter has unbelievably long age.”

 

Zippo Slim 20493 – Spectrum
“Elegant, slim and a little bit dangerous.”

 

Cricket Original from Essentials 2016 Collection
“Another low-maintenance lighter that has perfect fit for opening bottles.”

 

iPhone 5C
“This gadget does the same thing as a lighter at a stadium show.”

 

Timo Anttonen and Anssi Nordberg produced most of the pictures on this wall by the power of good coffee. 

 
 
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by Hennamari Asunta

 

Photography Timo Anttonen

 
 

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