Precious Wood Cradle by Pruun

May 2nd, 2016

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More and more, I’m into timeless and simple design and this precious wood cradle by Pruun called Ground made me dream of having another baby to put in it! It’s made of elm wood from The Netherlands and is handmade with craftsmanship in Oss and it’s just the purest of pure forms.

This is the Pruun philosophy and poetry:

A room with just … a table, desk, wall altar.

And a cradle, offering a sheltered place, within
your aura, in which to lay the baby after carrying.
Ground draws attention to the unique needs of a newborn child. The crib symbolises new life. It represents the closeness with the mother – the father. The first few weeks, the first months.

The elm wood is untreated, leaving the original colour visible and the wood surface pure. You can choose to rub the wood with oil, with respect for the transition to the personal environment of your baby.

Prunn also makes wonderfully simple tables and even a hand knit blanket. Take a look at their site right here

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A room with just … a table, desk, wall altar.
And a cradle, offering a sheltered place, within
your aura, in which to lay the baby after carrying.

In this spirit, today I bring you a beautiful, timeless cradle with a minimalistic design. Ground by Pruun draws attention to the unique needs of a newborn child. Calm, serenity and simplicity.This baby cradle is made of elm wood from The Netherlands and is handmade with craftsmanship in Oss. The essence of the elm is movement, a rhythmic and calm movement, suspended as gesture.

Zoobug Adorable Sunglasses For Kids

April 28th, 2016

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Summer is almost here so it’s time to get into the latest Zoobug adorable sunglasses for kids. These are some of the nicest sunglasses for kids on the market. I featured this brand on the girls right here, quite a while ago (wow, the girls were so small then) and this brand just keeps getting cuter and cuter.

This award-winning eyewear has been developed by eye surgeon Dr Julie Diem Le especially for children 0-12 years. Since 2006 they’ve been creating beautiful hand crafted frames and sunglasses made to EU safety standards. In 2012 they were chosen to produce the official London Olympic sunglasses for kids.

The company also works with Orbis to donate sunglasses and glasses to children in Africa, Asia and South America. This season – spring/summer 2016 collection was photographed by one of my fave kids’ fashion photographers: Wanda Kujacz. 

Check out all the lovely new styles right here on the Zoobug site. They also have the most amazing glasses for eyesight. Important that the kids feel their glasses are cool if they are going to be wearing them all the time.

 

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Incredible Easy to Make Rainbow Fudge

April 26th, 2016

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Well, here is something that really caught my eye. This incredible easy to make Rainbow Fudge. We’ve really been wanting to try the Rainbow Bagels at the Bagel Store in Brooklyn, (but the good news is that they deliver!) and then these. Must be a rainbow trend going on.

In any case, these little beauties will be made in our house sometime real soon. They only have three ingredients: white chocolate buds, condensed milk and food coloring. For the ins and outs of exactly how to create these, go to Wine and Glue!

 

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Stella McCartney Kids – Spring/Summer 2016

April 25th, 2016

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Stella McCartney Kids – Spring/Summer 2016 collection is inspired by life under the sea, fun animal characters and crazy zig zags. Framed by sailor stripes, military style jackets reminiscent of past collections and not lacking color in any way, this season is all out fun! T\

here are also photographic animal prints, knits and a large variety of textures and treatments. Stella has gone all out to create something for each kid’s taste.

View the entire Stella McCartney Kids – Spring/Summer 2016 collection here.
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Angle on Artist – Mr Finch, Textile Artist

April 18th, 2016

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Here is my latest visual obsession and our Angle on Artist in our series – Mr. Finch, a completely original textile artist who has imagined a fantastic reality, populated with birds, insects, flora and fauna. There is an inebriating quality to his work that draws you into this eccentricity that reminds me of the world of H.G. Wells.

This what he says of himself:

“My name is Finch – it’s actually my surname… everyone calls me it and I like it.
I’ve called my business Mister Finch so its clear from the start that I’m a man and one that sews.

We are a bit thin on the ground but we are out there!

I live in Leeds in Yorkshire not too far from the beautiful Yorkshire Dales in the UK.
I have no formal training in anything to do with textiles or sewing and apart from a short art course I did many years ago I’ve learnt all I know myself.
When I’m not making things which isn’t that often I love to read and watch old movies.

Flowers, insects and birds really fascinate me with their amazing life cycles and extraordinary nests and behaviour.
British folklore is also so beautifully rich in fabulous stories and warnings and never ceases to be at the heart of what I make.
Shape shifting witches, moon gazing hares and a smartly dressed devil ready to invite you to stray from the path.
Humanizing animals with shoes and clothes is something I’ve always done and I imagine them to come alive at night. Getting dressed and helping an elderly shoemaker or the tired housewife.

Making things has always been incredibly important to me and is often an amazing release to get it out of my system.
It’s a joy to hunt for things for my work…the lost, found and forgotten all have places in what I make.
Most of my pieces use recycled materials, not only as an ethical statement, but I believe they add more authenticity and charm.
A story sewn in, woven in.
Velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress and a vintage apron become birds and beasts, looking for new owners and adventures to have.
Storytelling creatures for people who are also a little lost, found and forgotten…”

His website is a joy. And he only sells things when he wants and make what he wants. Love it.

 

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Embroidery Icing Cookies by Mezesmanna

April 14th, 2016

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Hungarian chef Judit Czinkne Poor, also known as ‘Mezesmanna’, creates cookies with elaborate floral and lace patterns in icing and they are incredible.

Despite the tiny canvases, she manages to illustrate teeny tiny flowers and other delights. She then finishes her baked goods by framing them with frilly laces. The result is a treat that’s would hard to eat as you would be destroying a masterpiece.

You can see more of Mezesmanna’s cookie art over on Instagram.

And if you look on her Facebook page, you will see a wonderful video where she decorates the cookies right in front of you!

 

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Amiki Luxury Nightwear

April 11th, 2016

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AMIKI luxury nightwear for kids is only its third year and they have a gorgeous collection for Spring 2016. I am always on the lookout for lovely nightwear as it seems there are very few brands who get it right and well, Amiki is one of those brands.

AMIKI was created by mother of two, Katja Annus who was a lawyer in her former life , but also graduated from the Academy of Arts, specializing in Fashion Design.

Inspired by her two little girls, Katya saw a need in the nightwear market for skin-friendly, comfortable nightwear that is romantic and something that little children would love to dream in.  Made of high quality fabrics, the ranges are for boys and girls.

AMIKI pyjamas and nightdresses are produced in Estonia with love and attention to detail.

Now available from retailers in over 18 different countries and also on their site! Here is their Spring/Summer Collection for 2016.

 

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Donna Wilson Wooden Dolls

April 7th, 2016

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Not enough can be said of the incredible Donna Wilson and I was so enamored of her wooden dolls. She is super famous for her knitted creations but of course, now has an enormous and varied range of gorgeous products.

This family of hand-painted wooden dolls was inspired by Donna’s travels to Japan and Scandinavia – all these dolls each have a name and embody various people Donna has met and known in her life.
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Boomini Dollhouses

April 5th, 2016

boomini_dollhouses I just found these incredible Boomini dollhouses. Dollhouses are the staple toy for girls as far as I’m concerned and I’m always struck when I come across magnificent ones like these.

The Boomini company is Polish and they have done a beautiful job crafting these out of natural plywood. I’m completely smitten, especially by the Scandic-Style contemporary furniture for all the different rooms in the house! The attention detail is painstaking. The mini furniture is made from plywood and wood then painted with certified child-safe water paints, while cushions are filled with anti-allergy inserts. The filling of the mattresses have been fashioned from professional upholstery foam and natural fabrics such as wool felt and 100% cotton have been used for the upholstery too. And believe it or not, they are made from all renewable raw materials which make them suitable for recycling.
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