Our dream is to have a dog : a Weimaraner, a Pointer, a Labrador, a Comodorre…We like them big, which makes it difficult with our rather urban style – the poor creature wouldn’t be very happy in a flat. One day we might do the big jump to the countryside, so in the meantime we have adopted a new friend : a cardboard puppet by Garudio Studiage that we found at Sarah Supermarket in Selfridges. We love our little Pavlov and…no need to take him to the park. Your children keep asking for a little rabbit or a baby lion? No fight, Garudio has that too.
Lovely puzzle – a quick preview on one of the wonderful toys that will be available for Christmas 2011 at Nature&Decouvertes…
via paolo rinaldi‘s carnets
left, acapulco rocking chair by greenpointworks
right, mezzanine, cage à oiseaux et aquarium pour poissons
projet constance guisset
Ceramics by artist Katy Leigh. Spotted at the fun space “Supermarket Sarah” – Selfridges, London (ground level).
Also available here.
“Make a wish list of 5 things found round the net!“. This question was sent to me last week by Santa Bindemane, author of Kids-Gazette. The bi-lingual (Latvian/English), Riga-based blog features all sorts of wonderful things including “non-standard solutions for everyday life”. My selection included a fun green bean bag from Serendipity, yellow salt water sandals from Sweet Williams (my girls favorites since our New York days) and a frog kite from Petit Pan. Click here to see the full selection/article.
Getting the house ready for Jasmine’s 7th birthday. Celebrating all day : fifteen girls, fairy princess and face painter in the morning, five boys for a Star Wars screening and lego in the afternoon. Wish me luck…(and don’t ask about the sexist segmentation; Jamine’s choice!).
A year ago I didn’t know what a fouta was. I just knew that I loved light bathroom towels like the honey comb ones of my Swiss grandmother, or the ones I used in chic hotels and hammam places in Morocco. Today, I have a house full of them, and I use them in every occasion, as home or beach towels, sarong, bed throws, picnic blanket. Foutas are absorbent, lightweight and wash brilliantly. The best provider I’ve found so far is www.febronie.com : excellent quality, great choice of colors, and foutas in children’s sizes. Fouta’s Folie…
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I had a total crush on this white bear, made in Latvia.
Handmade in 100% wool felted, it measures 45 cm (17″) and is the ideal decor companion.
Available on Etsy – Thanks to e-glue for bringing it to my attention!
Raining? Scared that the bored children might give those cute dolls a make over or, even worse, a hair cut? Opt for this fun d-y-i kit by design awarded Donna Wilson – Each pack contains a pre-stitched creature shape, stuffing + felt bits + bobs and step by step instructions. No sewing skills required. All monster kits are unique, the Monster shown is only to give an idea what a monster could look like. Price £15.60. www.donnawilson.com
If you are looking for ideas to create shop windows or party decorations, you might love the paper flowers by Pom-Pom-Factory.
They are available in many colours and sizes, versatile and reasonably priced.
Available at Bobo Kids, 29 Elystan Street, London