Finnish nest dolls and a bit of Moomin news

Remember I went to Helsinki back in April and reported as though I was a spiritual culture vulture above consuming anything? Well I’m over all that now and ready to share with you What I Bought…


…a peculiar Russian / Matryoshka doll style acorn ornament. I found it in Lokal Helsinki, but in fact there’s a whole shop outside the train station in Helsinki dedicated to strange things based on the same concept. The shop, a tiny shop that was very crammed, is called Salakauppa (Secret Shop) and it comes from Aamu Song & Johan Olin’s design practice COMPANY.

Salakauppa_09_2016 My favourite thing in it was the brilliant but brilliantly expensive fruit.



Here’s also, a bud blossoming into roses.

Million_Roses Some less conventional dolls.

mari_matryoshka Head_of_Thoughts

Onions, animals…. onion_matryoshka Bears_matryoshka

Couverture has just started selling them if you’re interested.

In other Finnish-related news, have you downloaded the Moomin emoji’s ap?*



*Credit to John Booth.

2 Responses to “Finnish nest dolls and a bit of Moomin news”

  1. Fiona Duke
    October 27, 2016 at 8:53 am #

    I bloody love those Russian style accessories – the doll ones are fab

  2. Fiona Duke
    October 27, 2016 at 8:55 am #

    Just been on their website and have to say the ‘adult’ pingu outfits are slightly bizarre no……?

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