After living in Finland for so long, I am a big fan of MARIMEKKO fabrics and designs.

One of the things that I like the most is their pride for their Finnish roots. This is transferred into beautiful patterns or illustrations that reminds to the Finnish weather or landscape, or the use of natural materials for their accessories, like beautiful birch.

Marimekko Raitti toys, farm

Marimekko RAitti toys, animals jigsaw

These MARIMEKKO RAITTI toys designed by Aino-Maija Metsola are a favorite in our home. They remind us to the big wooden farms in rural Finland, the summer colors and all the greenery that comes after the long winter.

I love when play and art come together.

Marimekko Raitti toys, wooden stacking blocks

More wooden toys here and here.