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







Are those the cutest kids room lamps ever?

luna lana kids room lamps
Before I start today’s post I want to apologise. Because I promised you another Genuine Friday story and I failed. I was sitting behind my desk yesterday trying to write something but I just could not find the words. The irony is that I wanted to write about ‘working from home’. And clearly there is much to write about because as much as it fits with our big family life perfectly it can be really hard too. And days like yesterday just happen. I get distracted all the time, cannot really motivate myself and everything but my writing looks at me…

So, there you go. And instead of reading about the good and bad of working from home, I am showing you the cutest kids room lamps ever. I hope they make up for it a little bit…

Because seriously – how adorable are these handcrafted pendant lights?


luna lana kids room lamps
Luna Lana is based in the colourful and vibrant city of Melbourne, Australia and the brainchild of Stephanie Ng. And every lamp is handcrafted and made with 100% natural Merino Wool.  A sustainable design concept that is such a sweet addition to any room.

The kids room lamp collection is called fairy tales. But fear not, there are some really cool designs for the grown up rooms your house as well. we set out to create for this product. How about the winter collection to help the atmosphere once the cold season starts?


luna lana kids room lamps
I think that these kids room lamps make perfect gifts¬† – for small and big – and definitely put a smile on everyone’s face.

L o v e!

More children’s room accessories? How about these beautifully embroidered hoops or these colourful bedding sets?

Have a lovely Friday everyone!

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Heart to Wear

Heart Wear

One of the things that I keep remembering from my trade show visits this summer is listening to a shop owner saying: ‘I will get heart prints in the shop, because all we need is love at the moment’.

Her shop is based in the US and she was mostly referring to the political situation.
Well, here in the UK we can report the same political mess right now and when we look around. Things are not that easy when it comes to the economy, environment, and, yes, politics.

Wearing hearts may not resolve much (but please do keep on with the little things we can all do to help!) but they surely lift our mood. And they show love.

So, love it is, lots of love:


1. Walking on love should be a good way to start your first steps…

2. A heart here, and a heart there. Or just all of them on one wall. Your decision with these cute wall decals*.

3. Adorable linen dress* with a heart shaped back.

4. Quilted heart pillow and blanket. Love the simplicity.

5. That is a lot of love on one jumper.

6. One you grew out of your baby moccs, you can exchange them for these cool sneakers*.

7. An icon for a t-shirt. Minimalist share of love with the play shirt*. (various colours available)

8. For mums – this handy and cute pochette.

9. Happy hearts grey sweater*.

10. Forever love in your countertop with this tray*. A classic.

11. Perfect pair of pyjamas*. Dream in love…

12. Absolute darling mobile.

13. Loving hearts brooch* to jazz up any outfit.

14. Building set of ten heart shaped blocks.

15. Beautiful t-shirt* with a heart going around.


Heart to wear!

Happy weekend…. and take a look at our rainbow round up before you leave!

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Children’s furniture with a taste of nostalgia

Children's furniture
Etablissements Minus is a beautiful French brand, which designs children’s furniture, in its workshop in Bayonne. Furniture with a nostalgic touch to be precise.

Every piece feels a little bit like it was in the family for a very long time. Well, it probably is the beginning and one day, somebody can say that it has been.

The brand is inspired by nostalgia, a love of vintage objects and passion for craftsmanship. Therefore, the furniture is made of solid oak and raw steel, giving character to each creation.

It has been a while that I shared a great furniture brand, but this one really made me stop whilst browsing for a good moment. There is so much charme and love involved:

Children's furniture

Children's furniture

Children's furniture

Children's furniture

Children's furniture

Children's furniture


Children's furniture

The wood is so beautiful!

And the good thing is, this is furniture that will follow your children for many years. It is timeless and can easily be moved around the house. A great table, storage bench or coat rack is useful for many years. And later, it will find a new life with the children of your children…

To perfect the kids room, I have a beautiful accessory brand that will go so nicely with these pieces – have a look!

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21 fun things for your September!

21 fun things for your September

Yes, August is nearly over. The days are getting shorter, the kids are back to school and the routine is back in our lifes.

We had an interesting summer, the first one as a family in London. Enjoying everything the city has to offer, ticking a few boxes from our bucket list, finding hidden spots and the best gelato.

The annual trip to France included some lovely catch ups with the extended family and many hours at the beach. Building castles, mini pools, and shell mandalas.

And to make the transition into September a little easier, here are my 21 favourite things, articles, and finds right now. Oh, and one amazing wooden toy shop:

wooden toy shop
Cute toy shop* with lots of accessories.

How parents don’t stop handling things for their children when they become adults.


baby leather shoes
Handmade baby leather shoes.

I would not mind to sleep in this muslin bedding set*.


japanese tableware
Sweden meets Japan! A beautiful porcelain series.

Was just talking about gorgeous knits for little ones this week, and for grown ups – I am obsessed with this London based brand.


kids room
A really great London family home with some great ideas to take away! By the way, this place in Bath is pretty special too.

The future of print.


linen pinafore
Adorable linen pinafores, leaf playmats and accessories. All handmade by Hellen*.

tantrums & meltdowns


pinafore dress

mustard baby shoes leather
How about some delightful dresses and even more divine baby shoes? Loving this Etsy shop*.

The world’s best playgrounds.


chloe leather bag brown
So smitten with this bag*. Perfect for Autumn and it looks amazing when folded down and so practical overall.

Fashionable 50. From the sports world. The good thing – not only women but a mix!


hello simone kids clothing
Elegant, colourful and French Chic! Great new collection*.

Teen founders!


Discovered this fantastic illustrator during our time in Nantes (where he resides) – Antoine Corbineau.

Sustainable, re-usable and luxe packaging ideas.


Cucumber Mint Gin Coolers
I do like a g&t sometimes. But next time, I really want to try this cucumber, mint & gin cooler!

Do you love Friends (the TV series) as much as I do? Lego will launch a Central perk set. Need!


Angel costume* – just magical!


Wishing you a blissful weekend and see you back here next week… xoxo


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How to add a special touch to your nursery!

.beautiful nursery bedding.
Walk into your own bedroom, your child’s room or the newly prepared nursery for that bundle of joy you are expecting. The bed or crib is the most prominent piece in each.

Luckily it is easy to choose a safe as well as stylish kids bed or baby crib these days and you can place a lovely piece of furniture in those rooms. However, there is one detail that will make everything even more lovely – nursery bedding!

The right set of sheets can really be the special detail. The item to put the room into the light you want it to be. I am sure you noticed this before. Remember the last time your favourite sheets were on your bed and you walked into your bedroom? I am pretty sure the whole room had a different atmosphere.

And that is why I am so excited to share today’s find with you. Because Meredith makes some adorable nursery bedding. In her shop* she has a fantastic selection of crib sheets, moses basket and changing pad covers as well as child bedding.

And everything comes in some adorable prints and colours, made from organic cotton:


beautiful nursery bedding.

beautiful nursery bedding.

Personally I find it very hard to select a favourite but the rainbow prints* are definitely gorgeous and such a delight to sleep on. And it is especially lovely that they come in blue tones* and green tones* too.


beautiful nursery bedding.

beautiful nursery bedding.
And one thing that really stands out and gets some extra points – the moses basket/ bassinet sheets*. Because it is really not that easy to find some cute ones in those sizes!


beautiful nursery bedding.
Above are a few more patterns and prints that are available.

Just adorable…


More bedding inspiration? How about these acessories for a natural nursery or bedding from Littleheart?


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