Monday, 17 February 2014 by Irene Hoofs
The common denominator for all these pieces within the Altelier San Souci 2014 collection is it's focus on children and the interaction with them. Handmade by carpenters and cabinetmakers, these 3 beautiful wooden furniture go by the names, ’Ofelia’’, ‘’Lola’’ and ‘’Mr Pea’’.
Both "Ofelia" and "Lola" are dollhouses, "Lola" a smaller version for children. Both dollhouses, with it's space within, allows for our imaginations to take over!
While ‘’Mr. Pea’’, with its layers of mattresses remind us of the Princess and the Pea. What a dream it would be to have that piece as a child.
This collection is almost as if pieces of furniture were plucked out of the fantasies of children stories and made in real life. Literally making children's dreams a reality.
Monday, 3 February 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Authentic Argentine-made children's clothing and accessories brand, HBB Industria Argentina, produces the most luxurious products from exotic natural wools, mostly from Argentina and South America. With designs inspired by the traditional Argentine culture, their designs still have a modern twist on them which makes them the best combination of old meets new.
Fully hand-made, the Buenos Aires Collection features some products that have been collaborated on by independent Argentinian designers. Targeted at children from ages 2 to 7, the products in this collection are made with soft wools such as that of the baby alpaca, merino or 100% wool!
.. HBB Industria Argentina
.. The Buenos Aires Collection
Monday, 27 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Something different from the usual shops we talk about on the blog, today we focus your attention on Dutch manufacturing company Coming Kids. Designing and manufacturing kids furniture, Coming Kids designs and manufactures anything you think you might need for your child's room.
They have many beautiful designs, but the tjilp collection stood out the most to us with its bright colors. The bird motifs and the cheery hues all beckon spring. Plus their fun accessories can help brighten up a child's room!
.. Coming Kids
.. Tjilp Collection
Monday, 20 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
We are starting the week with shoes ... perhaps the cutest we have seen this year :)!
Three moms from Australia, Katie, Rosie and Jo decided the world needs cute shoes like these, and they were right. We really do need them! Especially since they are handmade from leather.
Discovered them via my instagram. Instagram is really a great place to find out about new designers and companies you did not know about before. Then when you find a company you like, following their feed allows you to stay up to date and sometimes even find out about offers they might be having (everyone loves a sale!).
Favorite little fact we found out from their site is that the 3 founding ladies have 8 kids between them and all their products are tested for durability. Isn't that cute! Imagine 8 little ones all running around in these adorable shoes.
.. Hubble + Duke
Monday, 13 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
As usual, one fine day while browsing through the wonders of pinterest, I came across the most adorable shot of this little girl with a headband made out of candy and color me intrigued (kinda have a huge sweet tooth, and can't pass up edible accessories). I quickly googled Caffe D'Orzo and the all-knowing search engine led me to the label's facebook.
Love the tropical and bohemian influences in their Spring line. Plus the styling with the oversized floral crowns and tassles is just the cherry on top of this tropical goodness!
.. Caffe D'Orzo Spring 2014
Monday, 16 December 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Looking at pictures of the Adventur Junior bed, I'm trying to think back and remember the bed I had as a child. It definitely was not as cool as this one is. I think i would remember having a great bed...
Click through for more shots of this amazing bed...
Inspired by classic woodcut beds, I really enjoy the "flatness" of the bed (all the different parts aren't too completed just flat pieces of wood) which also makes for easy assembly. Great for parents who don't have all the time in the world to fuss over which part goes where.
Also, it comes in 3 different colors, green, pink and natural. Natural being the best choice for hand-me-down-ability. Whether you have a boy or a girl, you will always have this awesome bed. (Is it obvious yet how much I wish I had this bed for myself?)
... Adventur Junior Bed