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Paul & Paula finds the best new products, design classics as well as true must-haves for every day family living.

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18.04.19

15 fun things for your Easter weekend

Paul and Paula blog

Hello there! How are you? Are you away for the Easter weekend? We will enjoy it here in London with friends. And sun. Because the forecast says – temperatures of 20 plus, lots of sun and BBQ. I am so excited.

Because what better than hosting friends, opening BBQ season, a real Easter Egg Hunt outside and doing a bit of sightseeing and sitting outside for coffee and toilet stops?

But before, I have compelled a sweet list for you:

Ira-Loves-Mae
Ira Loves Mae is founded upon the idea that less is always more. And their clothing inspires families to live more intentionally in the moments that matter most.

Special Day – lovely journals* to keep memories from baby’s first year. (great gift idea)

 

emily ward home giovanni ribisi
Emily Ward designed a family home for herself and actor Giovanni Ribisi. So cool!

Lush quit Social Media!

 

black linen jumpsuit mini me
After the mini me round up. I need to add this cool look. Jumpsuits* made in a soft, medium weight, washed linen and a relaxed and comfortable fit.

So cute and perfect for your breakfast table – toast plate*.

 

kids room pink canopy
One blog to follow – Emma’s Vintage! Cool house, fun interiors and lots of passion in her work.

The Legend of Keanu Reeves!

 

magazine wall display
Cool idea! (via unsplash)

What Do 90-Somethings Regret Most?

 

house of hackney founders home
Do you know House of Hackney? This is how the founders live. So fun!

How about our crazy life as a family of 6?

 

doodly kids clothing
All Doodly items* are ‘approved by children’: they are suitable for active play and fun and contain unique elements that amuse little dreamers so much.

I have decided that I will follow the same approach to my Insta as I do here now – less is more. And instead of sharing photos just for the sake of sharing I will share the ones I truly love or when I feel I need to talk…

oak and the little ones
Oak and the little Folk* have the cutest leather shoes, pinafores and baby rompers!

Happy Easter and lots of sun for you too!

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15.04.19

Spring accessories for the children’s room

baskets kids room

Good Morning and hello new week. A short week which makes it an even better Monday.

Plus on Wednesday we will pick up some friends from the airport who come to visit us here. Everyone is very excited and planning fun things. More good news… the weather forecast says sun, warm (around the 20C marks!!!) and happy. So our Easter egg hunt plans will be fine and the Vitamin D will put everyone in a good mood.

And for today I am sharing the new collection from Cyrillus because there are lots of lovely things and they all have an affordable price tag. And Spring is such a good season to re-fresh the home a little bit.

All it takes is a new cute basket, a fun poster or new bed linen in a great colour or with a sweet print.

childrens-basket-with-wheels cushions kids room futon-mattress rattan bed children

What do you think? Lots fresh accessories, fruit prints and cute cushions and baskets.

I am keeping it short for today and wishing you all a great, short, week!

 

 

 

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29.03.19

19 jolly things for your April!

jolly things for your April
Should I? Should I mention that we are heading into April like a spaceship? I mean… whaaaaat?

But… the good thing is… we are heading into Spring as well. The days are longer, the birds are chirping (in front of my bedroom every morning) and we can go to the park after school or just have fika (yes we keep that Swedish thing for afternoon snacks going) in our garden. Love it!

And I love all these sweet things I gathered over the last weeks. For mums, for the home, little gifts, great articles and and and…

Enjoy:

simple kids
The cutest baby rompers, the best t shirts for boys and just stunning season after season – Simple Kids*.

My article about the best dollhouses is doing so well, just in case you missed it.

 

loomshakalaka
The name – loomshakalaka – is all you need to know. F U N!

OMG. So cute! A deer headband*

 

twirl dress
Your girl loves to twirl? Let her twirl!

That article resonated with me on so many levels. Loosing your mum is the toughest thing

 

the hey gang
The Hey Gang!

What do your kids have in their pockets? I love this photo series.

 

corner toy shop wood
The coolest toy shop ever!

You want to improve your photography skills? Here are 3 projects that will help you!

 

french country house shabby chic
Z E N! This looks like the perfect spot to relax and recharge…

Check the lovely shop called Matilda and Grace*, because you can never have too many pretty hair bows. (the make great little gifts too)

 

done by deer
Done by Deer* was inspired by the jungle for their latest collection.

Five independent businesses share their ‘rip off’ stories. Shop small and shop from the original.

 

Rafa-kids-dresser

Rafa-kids-wardrobe-for-children
Rafa Kids was busy and launched two new products recently. A wardrobe and a dresser. I like!

Vegan: I made this delicious Vegan Chocolate Pie.

 

jungle wallpaper kids room
Talking about jungle, how fantastic is this wallpaper*?

Female creativity vs. motherhood.

 

vanessa bruno raffa bag silk drss
My first Vanessa Bruno bag, I bought it approx. 20 years ago. The one with the sequins. You probably know (latest when you visited Paris where every women has at least one). The smallest version, in black so it worked with everything. Since then my collection grew step by step. And I still think it is one of the best bags around. The raphia version is super nice too. Summer, chic, seqins… Y E S! Together with that gorgeous silk dress or with your favourite pair of jeans… it works with everything. On the picture you can see it with khaki sequins (but there is gold and white two). In either Large* or Medium*.

 

Enjoy your weekend and see you back on Monday!

jolly things for your April

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28.03.19

World maps for the kids room

World maps for the kids room

After that lovely kids room in Gothenburg I shared on Tuesday, I had to dig up this article from 2015. A selection of some lovely world maps for the kids room.

As an international family and the kids growing up with multiple languages, lots of traveling and also moving around we often have a look at the world map and check where we are, the rest of our family is and also where we have been to already…

The world with all its different cultures is just fascinating and with these fun maps you can bring it a little closer.

But lots has happened since then, so a little ‘face lift’ can’t hurt. Updating the sources, links and also adding two or three new favourites…

Find a mix of posters, prints, wall stickers or old school charts. Something for every taste and every room:

 

world maps for the kids room

1. Fun reusable Vintage that also exist in a HUGE size.

2. Wall panel that looks like vintage wallpapers have been used. Very pretty and also available with a white background.

3. Large wall sticker in bright, vibrant colours. Includes 101 separate magnets which you can stick onto the world mural again and again.

4. Big removable & reusable world map in muted colours.
world maps for the kids room

 

1. Beautiful “Himaco” poster by Julie Mercier.

2. For the purist a black/white option.

3. Himaco*. Notable animals and landmarks are represented on each of the continents.

4. Vintage school world map.

5. Big and very beautiful Himaco.

 

New additions and more world maps for kids rooms:

world-animals-map-wall-stickers
Wall sticker from Mimi Lou* with animals for each continent.
english-world-map
Cotton world map from Rose and April*.

 

world map nursery print
Divine nursery print*.

 

Now, never forget: The world is your oyster!

Updated article. Latest: March 2019.
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Top image: Himaco
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25.03.19

Charming and timeless nursery homeware and children’s clothing

Bonne Mere - timeless nursery homeware and clothing
Good Morning and hello new week. We are starting with sunshine and a birthday and I hope your Monday means a good beginning too…

And for some extra sunshine I am taking you to Australia today. Discovering the poetic universe of Bonne Mere (French for ‘Good Mother’).

Nicole Mair, based in Sydney, made the very first scalloped playmat when her daughter Chloe was born in 2009. 5 years later it became the signature quilt design for her bedding collection. Because in 2014 she decided to do something for herself and to be able to spend more time with her daughter. Her passion about beautiful nursery homewares and dresses made her launch Bonne Mère.

A charming, little brand that offers timeless handcrafted heirloom nursery homewares, bed linen as well as adorable clothes for babies and children.
 
Bonne Mere - timeless nursery homeware and clothing

Bonne Mere - timeless nursery homeware and clothing

Bonne Mere - timeless nursery homeware and clothing
Bonne Mere - timeless nursery homeware and clothing

Today you can find the quilts in various sizes (from baby to king!) and a brand that embraces fun, love, beauty and grace in all their products.

Personally I am very fond of details (as you know) and I love to see the little glamour, sparkle and romance in Nicole’s designs. A little magic that goes a long way! Look at those lovely buntings for example, adorned with some glitter and stars. What is not to love?
 

Bonne Mere - timeless nursery homeware and clothing

Bonne Mere - timeless nursery homeware and clothing

babymat-bonne-mere

And the little clothes are no less whimsical. The most romantic night gowns, accessories and pretty dresses. Sequins, stardust, eyelet embroidery or lace. For sweet dreams!

Have a lovely week everyone and here is some more heirloom romance from Australia.

 

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