Monday, 27 July 2015

BIG STUFFED FRIENDS FROM THE SEA



Size of friends matter. The bigger the friend, the better the hugging and snuggling. 



Dana Muskat brings handmade characters from the sea, made with natural cotton and wool fabrics, finished with such droopy eyes that you can give them nothing less then a huge amount of TLC.







Dana lives and works in Paris. But requests for her BigStuffed characters come from all over the world. You can order them (the octopus, a sperm whale, a humpback whale, a starfish, a crab, a sting ray, and a sardine (a sardine!) on Etsy. There is even a grandpa whale! 









All images via BigStuffed's Etsy shopInstagram page and Facebook.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

ROCKING ANIMAL FARM

(IMAGES VIA DESIGN-MILK.COM)
Chan Wai Lin from Little Thoughts Group designed these rocking animals for outdoors. 

She grew up on a farm in Singapore playing with farm animals and objects handmade of wood, which inspired her to make something to share a sense of those memories. 
The playful rocking chairs are made for outdoor use. Eco-friendy Heveatech wood is weather  and termite resistant, and extremely durable. So, they last for a long life full of fun!
The simple designs are all characterized with little details. Which animal friends do you recognize?

 Pig

 Kitty

Pup


Wednesday, 24 June 2015

BAMBOO BALANCE BIKE




The GreenChamp bamboo balance bike is the brainchild of Daniel and Sunny. 

Sunny went around the world on a solo expedition that spanned 6,123 km on his first handmade bamboo bicycle. After returning, he met his Dutch Cycling partner, Daniel, who shared the same passion for cycling and bamboo.

Made by talented local artisans (villagers in Guangzhou, China), each GreenChamp bike is a unique and beautiful piece of art. 



It's a balance bike, which helps children to build confidence in their abilities, which helps them to get confidence in other areas of their lives too.

“ Through the GreenChamp Bikes we hope this will encourage parents to educate their young children on the environment and provide children a greener future” Daniel Heerkens, GreenChamp Bikes 




Striking thing to know: A special honey is infused into the bamboo fiber to prevent cracking!

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

NEVER TOO HOT WITH PAPER FANS


Icy arctic animals helping you getting colder!


 It's very easy to make the Polar bear, the arctic Fox and the snowy owl. All you need is some paper, a few wooden dolly pegs and strings.


Mr. Printables offers the templates on his website. You can download them, and follow the assembly instructions. 




And when the temperature drops again, you can use the fans as hand-held masks if you cut holes in the eyes. 










Monday, 8 June 2015

PACKING FOR THE BEACH


Not sure what to bring to the beach this year?
We will help!



4 weeks, 4 posts, 4 summer essentials & 4 holiday must-haves.

From Monday the 8th of June we will start our packing journey, 
which ends on Friday the 3rd of July. 

In the end the suitcase will be filled with 4 Gray Label items and 4 summer must-haves.  
You have the chance to become the winner of this must-have summer wardrobe.

So: jump on board! 

All you have to do: make sure you follow us on Facebook, AND share the weekly image with new summer essential on both Facebook and Instagram, #packingforthebeach #graylabel


Monday, 1 June 2015

CARDBOARD FUN



Set up your eco friendly tennis or football table in a few minutes! These Tennino designs are assembled from pre-folded cardboard parts (no glue or tools needed!), ready for play-offs at home or at your office.




They can be quickly removed for easy storage, and there's place intended for a smartphone with built-in speaker, integrated cup holders, ball and stem wooden games. 

We say: table games 2.0!


For sale at Smallable.com

                                               





Tuesday, 19 May 2015

SITTIN' ON RABBITS AND BEARS








They come in sets of two, these chairs from Oeuf, and we understand. This way it is easy to create little extra friends at the playtable of your little one. 









Monday, 4 May 2015

GOT THE SPRING ITCH? HERE'S OYOY!



Got the spring itch? First cleaning, then re-doing the house? Get inspired by OYOY, the 
Danish Design company. 


They have been around for a while, but since last winter they 
started with a cute collection created for kids and playful souls too. 






Friday, 24 April 2015

SHOP ORGANIC, HELP BUILD A WELL


Noble Carriage, one of our retail partners in the US, launched a GREAT campaign last wednesday the 22nd of April, in honor of Earth Day.



 They sell special "Water gift boxes", and from every gift box sold, Noble Carriages contributes $10 to thousand of households in developing countries.

Gray Label is in the gift boxes, with many other cool brands. We are proud to be part of this fantastic project. 

Let's buy some water!






Thursday, 16 April 2015

MOTHER'S DAY...TIME TO TEAM UP!




Because we received so many requests for adult apparel, we took this under consideration. 
And since it's almost Mothers Day, we thought: time to team up! 

We have created something that fits both.





For little girls, as well as for their mothers, we introduce an exclusive mother-daughter item: 
a comfortable snuggle dress.

 Only available in our shopfrom the 20th of April.




The snuggle dress in the colour Grey Melange is for mommies, in a one size fits all. For the little ones, this dress is available for age 2 to 8 years. 
As a set the price is €129,- 
The items are also available per piece. 
The Mama Dress costs €95,- and the Daughter Dress €49,-.








Thursday, 2 April 2015

TWO BROTHERS ON THE KIDS' FLOOR


Meet Alexandre and Xavier Halpern, two brothers from Paris who gave up their jobs in marketing and finance for a family business called Maralex Kids.



Maralex was founded in 1930, originally as a women’s footwear shop. However following generations developed the concept into a store dedicated to children.

Xavier and Alexandre, the third ‘Maralex generation’, wanted to create a contemporary space that continues the history of the Maralex house.



In 2011 they launched Maralex Kids, which is the largest multi-brand children's store in west Paris today, offering a wide range of footwear (the core product!) as well as clothing and various accessories.





We visited 1 rue de la Pompe and wow, the brothers succeeded. What a beautiful space, it has soul, and very important, very cool and high quality brands such as Finger in the Nose, Bellerose, Mini Rodini, Stella McCartney, Bobo Choses, Hartford, Pyrenex, Canada Goose, Emile & Ida, and now since this year, GRAY LABEL. We are proud!


Also available online of course…