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Paul & Paula loves long lasting high quality toys.

Toys that the whole family plays with and after years and years are still in use. We share our favourites as well as new finds from the toys world.

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19.03.19

The best dollhouses!

The best dollhouses!

Hej! No Interior Tuesday today but an update of an old article that you love and click very often. Dollhouses!

Such a staple in every kids room and for the parents who do not have access to their old dollhouse, do not be sad, there are so many good ones out there.

As mentioned, this article was published some years ago but I thought an update would be very useful because some links did not work anymore, new designs and brands entered the market since then and so on…

But the basics have not changed and a good dollhouse is still a really great gift that encourages imaginative play and something that can be passed on. And it is not just the acting out scenes that delight children; it is also rearranging the dollhouse furniture in such a way that it pleases their personal tastes and allows them to create the scenarios they want.

So, here is my new list of the best dollhouses:

big wooden dollhouse best dollhouses
Big Wooden dollhouse* that is covered with a fabric case which makes it very light and easy to move around. It comes with a standard furniture set. I like the simple shape and cute accessories.

 

djeco colour house playset best dollhouses
Djeco’s Colour House* is an architect-inspired, contemporary take on a dollhouse with a bright, colourful interior. When creating this house, Djeco took inspiration from signature works by the greatest modern architects.
 

cubic-house-dolls-djeco best dollhouses
Also from Djeco is this Cubic House* with a transparent roof, double-height living room with bookshelves printed on the wall and an outdoor garden space.
 

cherry tree hall le toy van dolls house best dollhouses
A grand 92 cm high! This 4 floor dolls house* is a real dream house. It features numerous window styles including functioning shutters and back windows to allow light shine through. I love the tasteful colour scheme and can see how it becomes a family heirloom.
 

ferm living dolls house best dollhouses
Made of natural plywood for playing for children and/ or as decoration in the children’s room. The Funkis House* is a modern twist on the traditional dollhouse and doubles up as the perfect design piece for any contemporary nursery. Very stylish and also available in a bigger version*.
 

plan-toys_dollhouse-best dollhouses
This dollhouse from Plantoys* comes in three sections which can be configured in lots of different ways to create your dream Scandi House! You can simply slide each section together into one portable unit which your child can then pick up and carry around. And it comes with 17 pieces of chic furniture including a chandelier!
 

montessori dollhouse wood
This two-story heirloom-quality classic Wooden dollhouse* is so enchanting and 100% handmade. And it has light (AA batteries).
 

maileg doll house
Exclusive Maileg wooden dollhouse. Perfect for mice, bunnies and all your Maileg friends. Expected arrival of August 2019 and avialble for pre order at various shops. (thinking about Christmas way too early but….) You can personalise it with the adorable Maileg furniture and give all your mice and bunnies a home.

Tip: When you buy a dollhouse, especially online, always check what is included. You will usually find pictures with lots of furniture and dolls but those are often extra purchases.

Over time I featured a couple of doll houses, how about this wooden houses from encore! or Boomini and their modern take on the classic?

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22.10.18

The Sausage Dog Edit

 
Paul & Paula: The Sausage Dog Edit

Good Morning! A crazy week is upon us here… today is the last day in our apartment because tomorrow the moving company will ring the bell very early and start packing our belongings. After 5 years you just make a lot of memories…

And the Sausage Dog idea actually came, because Romy always tells me about dogs and she knows all the different types, races and breeds. And she loves Sausage Dogs…

So, one day I found this cool bedding and the throw and went looking for more, because surely there are more Sausage Dog enthusiasts?!

Enjoy the edit:

 

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1. Very cool print. So simple!

2. Sparkling hair clips. Perfect as a stocking filler for a dog lover.

3. Bedding set from Donna Wilson. Not only for kids…

4. Cushion from oy oy. Woof!

5. Pull-Along Dog with mathematic operations. In blue or pink.

6. Large wooden pull-along dog. Love the ears…

7. Cats and dogs organic romper.

8. Cats and Dogs organic sweater.

9. Sausage dog throw. Again, not only for kids and probably a great gift for a person who loves dogs or has a sausage dog.

10. Skateboard hot dog. Love it, so funny!

11. Crochet sausage dog in various colours!

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24.08.18

A world of rainbows for the little ones

 

A world of rainbows for the little ones

Before I will continue start re-start to work on some more personal articles I will share some rainbows for kids with you today! I am not so sure what triggered this selection, or I just cannot remember, but rainbows are always a good idea! Don’t you agree?
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1. A natural true colors rainbow! (see more from this gender neutral brand with sweet messages right in my post from Wednesday!)

2. Wooden rainbow yoyo.

3. Rainbow baby shorts, organic watercolour print! So cute…

4. For the little things – Rainbow Purse.

5. Gluckskafer Rainbow Building Tower. Beautiful tower of wooden rainbow slats for endless play…

6. Handcrafted rainbow wings for little adventurers that love to soar into the land of wild imaginations, where creativity and learning have no bounds.

7. Adorable accessory for any nursery or kids room: The rainbow wall rug.

8. Back to school essential: Rainbow Satchel

9. Rainbow Hearts! Sequined Sweatshirt.

10. Pure new wool Lap Blanket in rainbow design from Tweedmill.

11. Pastel Rainbow Mobile from Fiona Walker.

12. Rainbow T-shirt.

13. Grimm’s Pastel Rainbow. Must have!

14. Rainbow T-shirt without a rainbow. L O V E!

Happy week end friends!

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25.07.18

Whales!

Whales!

Whales! I am back on watching documentaries on Netflix. I love a good docu but I am not always in the mood for them and it is more phases… movie phases, re-watching FRIENDS phases, crime series phases and documentaries…

And then I am mostly going for food and health stuff. And of course it includes the consequences to our environment. Including our oceans.

Ok, that is a long intro for todays post, but what I wanted to say is that one evening whilst watching a docu I was thinking about whales and that I saw quite a few in various shops. A little gathering would be nice to bring them all together…

1. Kid O Floating whale

2. This fun three-section blue whale plate is made with durable and safe melamine.

3. Petit Bateau Whales baby t-shirt in Azure blue

4. Whale pendant from Titlee

5. Macon & Lesquoy hand embroidered Whale Brooch

6. Sweat shirt with Whale Tail!

7. Wooden whale figurine

8. Eef Lillemor whale backpack

9. Bigstuffed Grandma Giant Whale

10. Whale swim trunks

11. Bigstuffed Giant Whale in white

12. Whale socks

13. Summer holiday Art Print

14. To match with your brother – the Whale printed swimsuit

 

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04.05.18

Studio Mutant

Studio Mutant
It has been quite a while that I did not share anything here from Sweden. Let’s change that quickly and present you Studio Mutant.

MUTANT’s products are a mixture between toys and furnishings. The perfect fit for homes where adults and children share time and space. All products are toys and design objects at the same time. Appealing to the little ones with precious details and shapes and the parents for the choice of material, function and expression.

Everything is produced in Sweden from natural materials!
 
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Studio Mutant

Studio Mutant

Studio Mutant

Studio Mutant

Studio Mutant
The frog, for example, is soft and cozy to play with. You can hug it or throw it around. And it has a weight in the back which makes it balance well on the bed frame or on the shelf.

The swan is super versatile as well. You can sit on it. Or put it on your head.  And when the children are done with playing it is a beautiful accessory in the living room.

I really like the idea of intersecting toys with design objects. Without loosing the ‘play’ factor…

 
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