Ralf Forsström, a Finnish set and costume designer,
turned seventy a couple of days ago.
Forsström has residencies in Loviisa, Finland and Bali, Indonesia, and this one
in Sotkamo Finland (Sotkamo is in Northern Finland, next to Kuhmo, where we
attended the memorable Kuhmo International Chamber Music Festival in 2010 -
see my posts of it here). This house has no running water or electricity,
and he's built it himself. For furnishing he's often turned to his old theatre props.
We need more of these crazy people.
(Photos by Niclas Warius, published in Helsingin Sanomat newspaper.)