Categories / Toys and Games

Crochet Moomin

Moomins have been found adorning many products in recent years, so it seems only right that those cute Finnish characters should be recreated as toys too.

Crochet Moomins are available in a variety of different characters from the 1950s book including Moominpappa, Moominmamma and Moomin snorkmaiden. You might you are too old for a soft toy, but if you consider it more as a classic piece of Finnish design, then there is nothing to stop you being this.

They cost £14.99 from Cloth Ears.

Categories / eBay watch

eBay watch: Finnmirror 1970s mirror


Not the most eye-catching item we've ever featured, but this Finnmirror mirror has some style and a very low price tag.

It's a Scandinavian design, produced by Finnmirror in Finland around 1970 and sold in Habitat stores 'back in the day'. It's very much of that era – a rounded, plastic frame in a pale grey.

There is some slight damage to the rear – check the description for that – but nothing too alarming by the sound of it. If you want to go for it, the mirror is just 99p right now.

Find out more at the eBay website

Categories / Cars and Bikes

1960s Jopo bicycle returns with new colour range


Not the first time we've featured this (indeed, we've mentioned it twice if you include the mini kids version), but we want to flag up the new colour options of a 60s cult classic – the Helkama Jopo family bicycle.

First produced in 1965, this timeless design is the bike that grows with you – adjusting the seat and the handlebars (which is easily done) means you can ride the same version version as a child and adult. It also offers an upright riding position, gear-free riding (and easy pedalling), a kickstand, steady luggage carrier and an integrated lock. Well, you wouldn't want something nabbing it, would you?

Especially when you see the price. 379 Euros secures you one online, with orange, green and yellow being those new colours.

Find out more at the Finnish Design Shop website