The magical fairy tales of world-renowned Danish author Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)
have been translated into more than 125 languages –
but not this one that we are about to present to you.
The story of the little fir tree so anxious to grow up
that he cannot appreciate living in the moment
may not be the most popular of the authors’ celebrated tales,
but it is indeed an insightful one.
This somehow tragic tale about naive dissatisfaction with life
and illusory expectations is so much up-to date.
To grow quick and get bigger
is not always a good goal to have
(as it turned out to be for the little fir tree).
This story is retold through the beautiful and intricate illustrations
of Finnish illustrator Sanna Annukka.
Cloth-bound in rich forest green,
with gold foil embellishments, the new book The Fir Tree
is a unique work of art.
In a same way our Fairytale forest blankets
is also a unique artwork
of the two talented Danish designers, Kristine Meyer and Sabine Lavigne
who have painstakingly cut out the pattern by hand
in much the same way
as legendary children’s storyteller Hans Christian Anderson
fashioned his illustrations using just paper and scissors.
The cute yet intrinsically detailed patterns
have proved captivating to a global customer base
and reflect the universal love for classic storytelling and themes.
Sanna Annukka has revitalized The Fir Tree story
for a modern design-conscious audience
through her colorful and captivating illustrations.
And our Fairytale Forest blankets
with rather nostalgic pattern get their modern look
through the captivating colors too.
Inspired by enchanted fairytale forests,
our luxuriously soft blankets are a beautiful gift to give and receive.
Getting cozy under FabGoose blanket
and reading a story is one of the ways to be in a moment.
Where to buy the book: http://www.randomhouse.co.uk/editions/the-fir-tree/9780091944339