09.05.17

Hideaway Chair by think & shift

hideaway chair

First of all – can I please be little again? And live in New Zealand? And go to daycare over there? Design led childcare company New Shoots {seriously check out their website and ‘visit’ the daycare centers, I have no idea about pricing and how difficult it might be to get a spot, but just the knowledge that this kind of daycare exists, is beautiful} tasked think & shift to design a product that helps children to get away from noise and activities.

A little oases for little breaks during the day where little people can hide away for a little while.

Think & Shift created the Hideaway Chair. Designed to be inviting for children but also beautiful for adults.

The chair is safe, comfortable and user friendly for children and carers alike. The Hideaway Chair by think & shift is made to be extremely hard wearing and is produced in New Zealand with natural materials and sustainable manufacturing processes.

The unit can seat one to two young children.

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08.05.17

Poppy Rose S/S 2017

Poppy Rose

This years summer campaign from Poppy Rose is a stunner and I cannot stop looking at these photos. The soft colours and the Liberty {Poppy Rose’s statement fabric} together with the vibrant mustard {I admit, one if my absolute favourite colors} looks S O good. So Happy.

Poppy Rose is all about pretty outfits, high quality fabrics and excellent details.

A Denmark-based brand with an eye for luxury and romantic looks. Adding some bold pops of colours to their new collection and making it a little more modern and fresh I find.
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05.05.17

Vingerhoet

vingerhoet

Kaye started Vingerhoet when her second daughter was born. To make the story short: She was not happy with all the snaps and buttons it needed to dress and undress her kids. It took too much time, especially when the baby was unhappy, and stress.

With a background in art direction & graphic design, Kaye decided to design the ‘perfect’ baby jumpsuit.

A unique design – no snaps or zippers to make things really easy and super cute.

It was mandatory to come up with a fashionable piece that would look like a complete outfit. No more pajama look. I think she did an amazing job…

Nice feature: The leg length can expand so the fabric will not pull up when in a carrier or being held.

All jumpsuits are hand sewn with high-end Japanese French Terry.
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04.05.17

Plus Plus review {with Toyella}

plus plus review

Before I will start with the ‘real stuff’ I want to introduce you to a new thing here on Paul & Paula. I teamed up with Toyella – my favourite online shop for toys – to review some of their cool toys.

Why? I know Toyella {and Carl the head behind it} for a long time now. {they launched in 2010, same year as Paul & Paula} I love their selection and passion for good toys. Finding special things. Many coming to the UK for the first time. And I like their values. Especially the ‘staying true to them’ part which is not easy these days. {but that’s another topic} Toyella focuses on traditional play and interaction, no electronic gadgets are sold.

You know I love small businesses and even more, I love to support them. Toyella is one of them. And for starters, over the next months, I will review one toy a month from their shop. Together with my kids of course! And by review you can be sure that I will write exactly what I and the kids think.

And we are starting with Plus-PlusĀ® from Denmark.

Small plastic double crosses that you can connect. Nothing more than a bag of Plus Plus and a child’s imagination is needed to have hours of fun.

Imagine it like a fun, interactive building system where a child can be creative and strengthen motor skills with shape, colour and form. Simplistic in shape yet endless with possibility!

They come in two sizes – midi and mini. We got a MIDI basic box with 100 pieces for Josephine. And a MINI basic box with 1200 pieces for everyone else. On the pictures you get a good idea on the different sizes.
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03.05.17

Shirley Bredal

Shirley Bredal

This February I finally met Shirley. As a true knit lover and fan of small brands I already adored her brand. And meeting the person behind it is just such a fantastic moment.

And Shirley is, just as you could imagine when looking at her designs, a warm and sincere woman and mother. Trying to juggle motherhood and entrepreneurship. So passionate about her label and developing things that her customers will love.

Shirley Bredal was established in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2006. The collection is developed from Kathmandu, Nepal and Shirley splits life between the two cities.

We incorporate old Danish knitting techniques into our styles, yet all styles can be mixed and matched with skinny jeans and tutu dresses. We love the mix.

The gorgeous items, that will become heirloom pieces for future generations, are made from pure natural materials. Vintage inspired garments in beautiful soft colours. Like this star romper, made from 100%merino wool, it is perfect for Spring. Or the bubble sweater in dusty pink – perfect for cold days or as a ‘jacket’ for summer evenings.
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