There’s a lesson in that

January 13, 2014 at 7:16 pm 2 comments

Mr A has long since worked out that to get me to have a proper holiday, he needs to remove me from the vicinity of my sewing machine! So for my birthday last year he bought us a long weekend in Melbourne, which we’ve just arrived back from. It was heaps of fun and I’ll tell you about our adventures later in the week, but I want to share my favourite find – this gorgeous retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Fir Tree with lavish illustrations by Brighton-based printmaker and illustrator Sanna Annukka. Even the shape of the book is eye-catching, an extra-long, slim edition.

The Fir Tree book

It’s no surprise from the illustrations inside that Sanna Annukka also designs for Finnish textile brand Marimekko. It was wonderful to read the story again – our weekend away was about enjoying each other’s company and stopping to appreciate all the fantastic things about our lives, so it was a timely and beautiful keepsake which will hopefully act as a lasting reminder.

The Fir Tree book

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Zoë Boccabella  |  January 20, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    What a beautiful book – and a wonderful way to spend a weekend together too.

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    • 2. touchwooddesign  |  January 20, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      Yes, everyone should have a copy!

      Reply

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