19.11.18

Distinctive children’s clothing from Seattle

beet world

During our very long trip down the West Coast we spent a week in Seattle. And until today I remember the very special atmosphere of this part of the world.

It really was one of my favourite spots during the trip (but then those 9 weeks were the most epic weeks spent ever and pretty much every city and stop was amazing!). There is this arty vibe, lots of music and somehow very relaxed. The nature is crazy beautiful and we were so lucky with the weather (the downside of Seattle is a lot of rain!) and could enjoy the surroundings too.

So when this young Seattle-based kids clothing brand called Beet World reached out, I was curious right away. Ashima, the founder, delivers ethically and sustainably made, 100% cotton pieces for girls ages 2-12.

Very comfortable, beautiful, vibrant and natural clothes that are soft on the skin and that look gorgeous. Passionately made for little adventures, special occasions and childhood memories.

 

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beet world

beet world

beet world

beet world

beet world

“Beet World brings together beautiful design, natural looks, great styling and gorgeous fabrics for children’s clothing. Our styles are distinctive, beautiful and elegant and just as much fun for twirling, skipping, dancing and unstoppable giggling.”

Definitely chic enough for fancy occasions, and so perfect for every day wear. Timeless, comfortable, practical and great for mixing and matching with anything already in the wardrobe.

And I like that it is not too romantic. Especially when you pair one of the tunics with some denims you get a cute and effortless weekend look. There are a few ruffles, some flowers and soft colours, but overall very easy, stylish and classic. Just what we like here…

Beet World is also focusing on ethical and sustainable production practices. All garments are proudly sourced from a single, family-owned factory in India that has been manufacturing and exporting cotton garments for over 40 years. And a portion of the proceeds from the Beet World Back-to-School collection are donated to organizations dedicated to promoting education and literacy to children around the world. We love!

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13.11.18

Cool Brooklyn loft turned fun family home

Paul & Paula: Brooklyn family loft

We are back with Interior Tuesday and I have this super awesome family loft situated in Brooklyn to share with you.

Owners Dylan Dodd and Elisa Restrepo’s and their two children are living here. And the apartment really grew with the family. What started with a kitchen renovation was turned into fitting in space for their first child. A couple of years later, another space had to be found for arrival number two.

The apartment is an airy 2,000 square feet and occupies the second floor of a converted 1800s schoolhouse in South Williamsburg. And you can find the ‘traditional’ whitewashed brick and some very cool statement lighting. Adding an eclectic blend of textures, materials, and artwork, voila, the perfect family loft that combines modern design and parenthood.
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Paul & Paula: Brooklyn family loft

Paul & Paula: Brooklyn family loft

The beautiful high ceilings give the home a very sophisticated look. And , to get the children’s rooms a cosy and charming feel, the couple added some soft textiles, low furnishings, and cheerful wallpapers.

Personally I love the little buntings (of course!) and kids drawings to decorate the walls.

 

Paul & Paula: Brooklyn family loft

Paul & Paula: Brooklyn family loft

I love the whole house but my favourite room is the kitchen. I love kitchens and I love them cosy and inviting with space for the whole family to hang out. The island in this loft is really cool and one can literally picture the family gathering around it…

 

 

Via: AD
Photos: Nicole Franzen

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12.11.18

Chanklas – Atelier Ancestro

Chanklas - Atelier Ancestro

Sandals in November? Well… yes! Ha….

Because, apparently launching resort collections and swimwear at this time of the year is the new thing (in kids wear) and working really well. So when I found this draft that I wanted to publish for ages… I thought… well, all these lucky people looking for swim suits in November may need some cute sandals too.

So, these gorgeous soles are from Chanklas – husband & wife, Kenny & Karen’s mutual passion for history, wandering & design led them to their own story.

Originally from Mexico, Karen grew up with a deep appreciation for tradition and was heavily influenced by her European ties as well. And as fate would have it, her great-grandfather, was a shoe maker.

‘Two generations later, we honor the art of our ancestors with a collection that tells its story through fine leathers, centuries old techniques & steps taken.’
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Chanklas - Atelier Ancestro

Chanklas - Atelier Ancestro

Chanklas - Atelier Ancestro

Chanklas - Atelier Ancestro

Chanklas tells the story of two colliding worlds. Inspired by techniques used for centuries in Mexico and influenced by Europe. It is where tradition & avante-garde meet, where past & present beautifully collide.

An ode to the tradition of an ancient civilization with the introduction of fine supple leathers & sophisticated aesthetics.

By the way, in Mexico, the word ‘chancla’ (pronounced chàn-kla) is slang for sandals – which in turn comes from the nahuatl (the dialect spoken by the native people of central Mexico) word cactli, meaning shoe.

‘These shoes tell their story as they journey with you through your own whimsical wanderings!’

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05.11.18

Our first night in the new house included a surprise

customised tshirts children

This weekend we spent our first night in our new house. And I had a surprise for the children. A package with some very cute customised t-shirts arrived just before we left Sweden and I managed to keep it hidden until yesterday morning.

When the children were in school I took some time and went through their folders where we keep some of their artworks. (with 4 children it is impossible to keep all, so once in while we go through the big pile and keep the ones that we feel most connected with and that involved lots of work and ideas)

I selected one drawing per child and scanned them. Next step, I uploaded the scanned images to make four custom t shirts. One for each with their very own artwork.

The t-shirts arrived quickly and I put them away because I wanted to surprise the kids with them. And I decided that the morning after our first night in the new home would be a good moment.
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customised tshirts children

customised tshirts children

customised tshirts children

customised tshirts children

So, after breakfast, I told them: Please go find some pants, no top and come down.

Obviously, I received some puzzled looks but everyone went up, went through a hill of clothes that needs to be folded and put in the cupboards, and came back with some pants on.

And tada, the bag opened and some fun t-shirts appeared. Quickly some stories about the drawings came up and especially Josephine had a big explanation for hers.

 

customised tshirts children

customised tshirts children

customised tshirts children

I think that the whole ‘make your own shirt‘ process from GoCustomized is so easy and quick that it is a super last minute and personal gift idea. My children definitely loved seeing their drawings on shirts and never thought that that was something you could do.

For me, I was happy that my surprise worked out and that I could put a smile on their face. Those last weeks have not been easy and every little thing that sheers them up is a precious one.

I hope you like this idea too and maybe it is something for under the tree or the stocking?


This is a sponsored article by GoCustomized. All words and photos are my own and I really liked the idea of surprising my children with their own artwork printed on t-shirts.

All images: Paul & Paula

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31.10.18

14 joyful things for your November!

14 joyful things for your November!

Sending you into the new months with some really cool stuff. Reads, finds and interiors. November is (nearly) here and I know… it is not everyone’s favourite month of the year.

So let’s just believe that the golden autumn weather will stay and in case of grey skies and rainy days… you can just enjoy this list.
By the way – are you all set for Halloween today?

I am so curious on what will happen here in London. Because in Sweden Halloween was not (yet) a big deal. Some parties, mostly at school, and maybe a bit of decoration at home. But not much trick or treating…
The kids are super excited, of course!
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wooden-toy-cooker flexa
Beautiful wooden toy kitchen from Flexa.

What does life look like for girls turning 18 in 2018? NY Times.

 

paperless card
We used these pretty e-cards from Paperless to share our new address with friends and family. Everyone loved them and lots followed our invitation to send a little card for our arrival at the new house. The children were so happy to find some snail mail when we arrived.
And the designs are so cute, that we will use them for holiday cards again! You can find designs from Rifle Paper, Marimekko, Kate Spade and many more…

Home inspiration!

 

WeeHeeHee book
Wee Hee Hee! So funny! My kids love it…

Not even two months left until Christmas! Time to check the decoration boxes…

 

scandinavian home amazing inspiring boho
If this house does not inspire you… well, then I do not know!

What do you know about breast health?

 

muima pom pom blanket
Loving the pom pom blankets from Muima.

Boho wall decorations!

 

meme kidswear
Meme – winning the black & white game every season!

Shower mat – the pretty version.

 

romey loves lulu
Hugo loves Tiki got a sister. Romey loves lulu!

As a big Studio Ghibli fan, I am especially excited to see their latest collaboration with Petit Bateau!

 

Enjoy your November!

 

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