Tuesday, 29 July 2014

LAMB CAKE

Need an idea for your lit­tle one’s next birth­day party? Make a sweet, fluffy lamb cake with this sim­ple cake dec­o­rat­ing tutorial at DIY blog Handmade Charlotte. Visit the full post for the full tutorial. We love it!










Monday, 21 July 2014

BAILEY'S PLEASE


They were chosen as the 'best homewares retailer' in the Telegraph Magazine 2012. 
Well we reckon! 
Sally and Mark Bailey share their love for beautiful, useful and simple things and sell them in a store, set in a series of farm buildings in the Herefordshire countryside UK, but also online.  

Just wow. 
They have items for kids, eco-friendly house holds, recycled stuff, office materials, etc. Here 's a selection:
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Monday, 30 June 2014

STATIONARYHOLIC


If you are a real stationeryholic, you NEED to visit Present & Correct. A UK based on -and offline shop full of boxes, calendars, clips, drawers, shelf replenishments and other little things like post-its to get excited about. They sell their own designs and those from all over the world, both new and vintage. Also their Facebook page is full of inspiring ideas, jokes and announcements. 




Polyhedra Rubber Stamps
Print polyhedra until you can print no more with these wooden handled rubber stamps. 




 Letter Wall Cards
Hang your initial on the wall with one of these old classroom cards.



New Postal Style
New Postal Style is a book full of ideas. Envelope ideas. Many different experiments into what an envelope is, with pictures, diagrams and measures for making each design. 

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

WHAT ABOUT?

Once in a while we have a little chat with someone with a special job, an inspiring life, a remarkable character or an out of the box vision. 

This time we spoke with Madelon, mother of Sylvester 4 and Reva 1, wearing Gray Label.

So what about her?

Name: Madelon
Age: 37
Kids: 2
What she does: Being a mother and blogger/instagrammer, as known as:


What’s made you (almost) crazy? 
There is not much that makes me crazy. Maybe waking up and finding out there was no coffee.


What / who brings the fun? 
My family, my friends.


What’s the story your baby should not hear when he/she is a teenager? 
The stories about me as a teenager....


What advice do you wish you had ignored? 
I have no regrets.


What advice do you wish to pass on? 
Treat people like you want to be treated.


What motivates you to go on when your dreams scare you? 
Life in general. You only live once, make sure you make the best of it!









Monday, 23 June 2014

CORKERS



Tag a gift bottle of wine with these playful pieces that transform corks into a menagerie of animal corkers. Designed by Monkey Business and Reddish Studio each kit includes legs, eyes, ears or snouts, that pint into all kinds of corks. 








Wednesday, 18 June 2014

About minimalism: ACNE Junior



We never knew that the famous founder of minimalism, Acne Studios, was in children toys as well!

So, here is Acne JR, a Swedish toy company based in Stockholm. 
Their ambition is to make traditional, iconic, toys in a modern way. 

Acne JR is part of the Acne Family company group, founded in 1996.

More info at acnejr.com and acnestudios.com




Big soft toy apple with detachable worm with eco-friendly rayon filling.


Pine wooden skull with secret compartment. For keeping memories. 



Londen taxi, designed by Floris Hovers


Tow truck, designed by Floris Hovers





The Swedish teddy bear Chester. Genuine organic leather, exclusive, numbered, limited edition. Only 30 pieces made. 



Friday, 13 June 2014

APRIL AND MAY



By AprilandMay is a collaboration between two stylists, Jantine Vaartjes and Vivian Hoebe. 
April and May is a studio focusing on interior design, styling and concepts and is the author of the April and May blogThey also work on styling concepts and photography by the name Birdsintrees.

The webshop is related to all the activities of April and May and fits the April and May feeling. You only find unique and vintage products carefully selected, for kids and parents. So yes, we definitely agree when they say the following about By AprilandMay:

"... a beautiful love affair for things that are out there..."


Glass Vase



Hand knitted sheep


Egg cups

Bird Wallsticker


Wicker


Spool




Greeting card owl