I have often been told I look Finnish (and sometimes even Eskimo). Which I've always been very pleased about. Because in my mind, Finland is this fantasy land of magical woods, icy lakes, fabulous folklore, ethereal music and a wealth of creative talent. We're having a serious Moomins moment round my place right now (I didn't really get it as a child, but loving it as an adult).
Then just the other day I came across a designer whose work I've now got such a crush on. In fact, I think it might be love.... Sanna Annukka is a Brighton based designer and illustrator who has recently worked for Marimekko on a range of cups, plates and tea-towels. Oddly enough, I've had one of her cards on my noticeboard for about 5 years that a friend sent to me, which I've become so accustomed to seeing that it hadn't really occurred to me to look and see who it was by.
When I saw an article on her in Coast magazine this month, I went to have a nosy at her website and was surprised to see the card there!
Here's a few more juicy bits of her stuff....