kids design

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We love good design. Functional pieces that inspire creativity, look great and live long.

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

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25.05.18

Picnic with an owl, a unicorn and some ducks

affenzahn
We have such amazing weather here the last weeks that we spent most of our free time in the park or at the beach. You really do have to enjoy every minute of this at like 500%. Because nobody knows how long it will last.

That is why we also transferred some of our meal times to the outside as well. Especially lunch. And really – who does not like a fun picnic?

And with their new backpacks, that we received from Affenzahn, Leonor and Josephine were even more keen to get packing and out of the house.

We welcomed a unicorn and an owl to our family and all I can tell you is: The welcome was very warm! These animal backpacks are like good friends that accompany you to any adventure. Moreover they are super cute, fun and also very functional! (may I mention here that Affenzahn is from Germany so the functional part is a given… yes, I need to play my German card from time to time).

Every backpack has a stick-out tongue with a name label (big hit here). And also reflective straps, soft shoulder pads and adjustable chest straps which makes them very comfortable to wear. There are lots of pockets including secret pockets that you will need to discover yourself and they are showerproof and dirt-repellent.
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Equally important: The company uses fabrics that are made of up to 50 % recycled PET bottles. All materials are certified by the bluesign system, which makes sure that harmful chemicals are avoided along the entire production process. Thumbs up!

These cheeky rucksacks come in two formats. The smallest is for one to three year olds (like our owl). And the larger one for three to five year olds (like the unicorn). Again, the design of each bag focuses on maximum attention to ergonomics and they are made with the greatest respect for the environment.

Olivia Owl & Ursula Unicorn

Which one is your favourite?

Oh and about the ducks, they were running around in the park. And wanted a share of the picnic. But Josephine was not too impressed in sharing her food with them…
All images: Paul & Paula

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14.05.18

Everything blue for the little ones

Everything blue for the little ones

Blue Monday? Yes!
Because I love blue. Always and for everyone. Girls, boys, myself and for interiors. From navy to light blue… any shade.

That is why it was time to gather a few blue things for the little ones. And for mums too. Of course. We need a treat from time to time too.

And since blue is the colour of the sky and the sea… we can just never have enough:

 
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1. Soft Gallery Milk Carton T-Shirt in Marled blue

2. Morley Belted Gingham Dress

3. Aymara Pima Cotton Knit Romper Blue

4. Birkenstock New York sandals

5. Beck Sönder Gaard Leaf Scarf in Midnight blue

6. Numero 74 Cotton teepee in Ice Blue

7. Dog Swimming Trunks in Light blue

8. Pacific Rainbow Two-Tone Strap Swimsuit

9. AMOUR Striped Body Blue

10. Muslin Top in Navy blue

11. Babe & Tess Ruffled Stripe Romper

12. Caramel Ruffled Dress Blue

13. Ketiketa Chambray Romper in Denim blue

14. Finger in the nose Denim Dungaree Dress

 

Have a beautiful blue Monday everyone!

 

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19.04.18

Tilly + Cub

Tilly + Cub
Hello expecting mamas, I have something for you. These moses baskets from Tilly + Cub are so beautiful. And they have a matching version for little mini mamas and their dolls too.

The baskets are hand woven in Ghana and are very special because they are much more than beautiful. They are eco friendly, fair trade and sustainable on top. Something your family will treasure into the future.

The baskets are woven using dried Elephant Grass, which is native to West Africa. The grass is hand dyed using plant based & mineral dyes to achieve the bright and distinctive colours. The basket handles are covered by cured leather.
A custom made breathable mattress comes with each moses basket. It has been manufactured in the UK to ensure it meets all safety standards.
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Tilly + Cub

Tilly + Cub

Tilly + Cub

Tilly + Cub

Tilly + Cub

Because they are handmade, each basket is unique, and the level of detail is just so special.

Tilly + Cub are passionate about not just supporting their producers, but their wider community too. Which is why a donation is made to Afrikids from each basket sold. The baskets are crafted by fair trade workers. Meaning each one of them enables the talented Artisan who made. And therefor supporting themselves and their family, and in turn support the community too.

Whilst the moses baskets serve as a bed for newborns only (before they begin rolling, pushing up or crawling) this should not be the end of the baskets story. They make beautiful storage for toys or linen or a lovely snug cubby for toddlers to lounge in.

So in love with the mini version for dolls and especially for big sisters and brothers to be!

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12.04.18

maké maké – furniture for young and older kids

maké maké
maké maké is a new poetical and eco-friendly kids design brand from France.

We offer flat-pack and self assembly furniture, without nails or glue. Our first collection is made of birch plywood. Our playful furniture combines functionality and the fun of a construction set.

Founders Stephanie Gilles and Laurence Hamelin met at the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris. They launched maké maké in April 2017. Utilizing the expertise of many local enterprises they came across in their other work to develop and make this innovative line. The brand is based and produces exclusively in Normandy, France. Everything is made from birch plywood. Which is coming from sustainable managed Finnish forests, and protected with natural oil.
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maké maké’s products lets children’s imagination flow free and stimulates their creativity.
Some of the furniture forms, shapes and lines take inspiration from artists such as Alexander Calder and Joan Miro.

Our playful furniture combines functionality and the fun of a construction set.

I think my favourite is BENKO – a bench but can be used for lots of things really. Especially in a playroom this comes in very handy. Rather small, light and great for role play.
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06.04.18

Things to love in April (Friday list)

Things to love in April (Friday list)

Hi there. How are you? I hope that wherever you are you got the Spring feeling during this week too. Latest. It feels so good and I took the kids to their first official round of ice cream after school. Priorities! Ha.

I gathered quite a few things and finds for you that I am putting together on today’s list. For you to enjoy over the week end.

Tomorrow I am off to Copenhagen. Shooting day with Luna. And then I am in Berlin next week.

But first, it is time for the list. One of a kind.

With beautiful rattan cribs, a giant octopus, new collections and cute decorations:

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The Sebra Bed – Wooden Edition
The Sebra Bed – Wooden Edition for the 75th anniversary of the iconic bed.

Little Urban Apparel

COUNTING CLOUDS
Counting Clouds – new collection.

Have you seen my post on the best rainbow prints?

big stuffed
Still so in love with Big Stuffed.

On Naturino journal.

floral_moon
Romantic floral moon.

Love the atmosphere on this photo.

yarnmade
Yarnmade.

PARK social soccer. For every PARK Soccer Ball purchased, an identical ball is passed on to a child in need.

paulinka
New pieces from Paulinka!

Do you follow The Shopkeepers? It is a bit like getting a peek into people’s homes.

bermbach
Bermbach Handcrafted!

Popsicle cookies.

meri meri doll bed linen
Sweet doll bed linen.

Have a beautiful, relaxed and inspiring week end!

 

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