A Special Guest Post today byJoelle Wehkamp from Sjoe Sjoe. Every week Joelle writes a guest post for Bloesem, but this week's post is more appropriate for BKids...Joelle visited the Dutch trade-show De Kleine Fabriek last week and shares with us her finds...
Twice a year the international children's trade fair Kleine Fabriek comes to Amsterdam. A mix of international brands and young designer labels present a high-quality selection. I visited the fair today. Always nice to be on this fair for a while. There are so many nice little brands!
For example Chacha. Chacha offers a range of gifts for children like small toys, stationary and candy. You can find the perfect gift for celebrations and birthdays. They develop ranges of stationary with different contemporary illustrators. All lovely and special… Lily Scratchy, Tinou le Joly Senoville, Audrey Jeanne and Alain Gree.
On Saison you can find all the Chacha brand ‘ products, Alain Gree’ collection, there creators selection and some exclusives…
I discovered a great Danish brand on the fair: Rie Elise Larsen. Her style looks fresh, rustic and refined. If you are interested in gorgeous paper goods – kitchen goods, accessories or home products their site is a must see for you! I really want to buy everything.
And for now, last but not least, the surprising stand of Ijm. Ijm is a creative collective producing magazine stories, books, food, and retail concepts, based in Amsterdam. They create visual stories. Stories that add a specific flavor to the products that a brand or company wants to sell.
Here some examples of different productions. Like their style a lot! Everything they make is special, creative and unique in color-use.
I really can recommend the Kleine Fabriek fair. It is a good mix between little unknown brands and big ones, dutch and abroad. Hip and inspirational!
Via the Brooklyn based online shop, Sweet William, I have discovered some amazing brands that I perhaps have seen before online but never had the chance to really share with you...it's about time you perhaps think :) Gorgeous pillows by Coral and Tusk, the very hungry whale and the owl in the tree.
And these quirky and soft “mushroom people” by h-luv. They are just super and will look nice in every kids room, baby, boy or girl! Please don't think you can only buy pillows and soft dolls at Sweet William, no onthe contrary they also offer great clothes, shoes and furniture, these were just some of my favorites :)
I'm looking forward to a very inspiring new week here on BKids...no more traveling, negative energy like last week, just enjoying my vacation and scrolling through many beautiful Dutch magazines that already have given me a lot of great new finds to share with you, but I'm very happy to start this week with a nice new Mom Story from a very well-known Australian mom blogger... Kellie
from Mini Must Have. Kellie tells us more about her life in Sydney and raising her beautiful daughter and son...enjoy and please come back the whole week for a lot of inspiration!
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