As with any great book, it all starts with the creator – and this is no exception! The creator of The Moomins, Tove Jansson – a swedish artist, illustrator, a comic geek started something amazing in 1945 – which to this day is still very much in our hearts! Nowadays, Tove Jansson is the most translated Finnish author of all time; her works can be read in over 30 languages. As well as Moomins, she wrote about other subjects, too, concentrating more and more on adult books in her later years.
Over the 50(ish) years of Moomin-ness – it has definitely earned its place in the golden library, that’s for sure! 9 books were released…picture books, comic strips and TV adaptations….impressive huh? Oh, they also have their very own theme park, but they don’t like to brag! Moomin World sounds like the kinda place miserable people go to become happy. The park’s aim is to implement Moomin philosophy: family unity, non-violence, friendliness, environmental awareness, safety and adventure, as well as values promoting parenting. We recently discovered Moomin World, and can definitely say – if we ever joined a cult…then it would be one full of awesome Moomins.
Whilst dreaming of a land far, far away (Finland) we can only imagine such awesomeness under one ‘roof’, however – we like to think TruffleTowers has a lot to offer too. From Moomins t-shirts, to Moomin gifts, we really do have something for everyone.
If you’re looking for something for your home to wear, then check out the new additions to our retro homeware section. As well as Moomin tea towelswe even have awesome little postcards meaning you can share the love while on the move!
If you have any amazing Moomin related facts you wanna share, then we would LOVE to hear them. Tweet us your random facts, or leave us a comment, we’d love you forever! @truffleshuffle_
Ok, so we know we are not exactly enjoying much of a “Summer” at the moment however we have been brightening up our daily attire with some fabulous new TruffleShuffle tees which help to lift the gloom of all this rain! We thought we would give you a little insight into the summer colours we are loving right now so you too can forget about the dreary weather and brighten up your outfits! 😉
Ladies First – we are old “fashion”ed like that! Whether you look Pretty In Pink, fancy yourself as a bit of a Baywatch babe, Big Bang Theory nerd or just love a bit of Disney and My Little Pony we have the tee for you, which will you choose?
If super bright isn’t quite your style you could always opt for a slightly less “in your face” pastel colour which is very much on trend at the moment, see our selection of perfect pastels featuring everything from Button Moon, Raggy Dolls, Moomins, Guess Who, Cluedo and Jem And The Holograms!
If none of these are your cup of “tee” you can check out the full range of Ladies T-shirts on the site to find your perfect summer treat!
Now for the men, whatever your style we have the summer colour to suit. Whether you’re more Sesame Street or Simpsons, Superheros or Sports we have it covered with these bright colours featuring Harry Potter, Coca Cola and music tees!
Whoever said pastels were just for the girls obviously hadn’t seen our huge collection of very manly designs on some great masculine colours! See for yourselves! Starting with Mr Men‘s Mr Grumpy or the original Play-Doh logo. For any of you guys wanting so show off those muscles this summer we have a selection of vests which are just the ticket and just added to the site is the fabulously retro Heat Sensitive colour changing t-shirts, just a fascinating as they were the first time round! Not forgetting the Labyrinth collection and the brand new Danger Mouse t-shirts and of course ultra masculine Ford designs!
To see the full men’s range click here and find your brilliant bright or perfect pastel design to see you through the summer (should it ever happen!)
I hope this has helped to inspire your summer wardrobe, here’s hoping for some sunshine soon so we can show off our new purchases and get working on those t-shirt tans! 🙂