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Music: Helsinki is in the Haitian House


PaulaBWAugust 2013

Finland and Haiti don’t come together often. However this Thursday, resident Finnish singer/musician Paula Jaakkola and producer/musician Ape Anttila direct from Finland make music at the Haitian restaurant La Caye in Brooklyn. Jaakkola, who usually preforms at La Caye with Haitian musician Monvelyno, has been instructed to bring her own Finnish thing for this performance.

Thursday, August 22ndAccra3
7-10pm (2 sets)

La Caye
35 Lafayette Ave, between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street, Brooklyn
Across the street from BAM

There is no cover but hopefully you’ll  try some of the tasty pork chops, accra, fried plantains, creole wings, macaroni au gratin, or sangria.


Read: Calling All Saarinen Fanatics!


SaarinenSMIf the term “Womb chair” makes you feel like you are comfy cozy in one, you’ll be delighted to know a beautiful new book featuring the furniture designs  of Finnish American architect Eero Saarinen has been published. Saarinen is primarily remembered for his buildings, such as the iconic TWA Terminal at JKF Airport and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, however if you crack open this mammoth coffee table book, you’ll discover Saarinen also designed furniture–chalk it up to sisu.

Author Brian Lutz weaves together an interesting story of Saarinen’s evolution as an architect and designer, augmented by historic photographs that include Saarinen’s “frienemy” Charles Eames and childhood friend Florence Knoll; not the mention his father, Eliel. The forward is written by the industrial designer Niels Diffrient.

Order a copy through Pointed Leaf Press or Amazon.