01.05.19

Print or Solid

Print or Solid

Print or Solid? It is a good question, isn’t? Some days we feel more colourful and like to wear a good print or stripes in quirky colourways. And then there are days where we like it subtle and simple.

Ashlyn feels the same and that is why she named her cute children’s wear brand ‘Print or Solid‘. Because she often struggles between using beautiful printed fabrics and simple solid ones. She needs both – prints and solids – and is constantly trying to find the balance.

‘I love creating my own garments that are one of a kind. And I enjoy using natural fibers for my garments, and I like to mix unexpected colours and patterns. I am a sucker for a maxi dress and gingham prints.’

Print or Solid Print or Solid Print or Solid Print or Solid Print or Solid Print or Solid Print or Solid

Aren’t those handmade clothes adorable and special?

They are all designed and sewn by Ashley herself. That rainbow romper* is so cute and I can totally see it as a perfect party outfit that your little one will keep wearing afterwards.
And do not forget, those rompers are easily paired with tights, long sleeves and/ or a cardigan for chilly days.

And that pinafore*? With that banana print and gold corduroy?  Awwww…
There are more corduroy dresses in that gorgeous colour and with cute Peter Pan collars! Just sayin’…

 

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30.04.19

Beautiful Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

Hello, bonjour and welcome into this dreamy family apartment situated in Stockholm. An elegant turn of the century with impressive ceiling heights of over 3 meters.

You will discover stucco, rosettes, door and window mirrors, and beautiful wooden floors. A dream! That is enhanced with the famous Scandinavian light and a current owner who knows how to turn a place into a personal haven. There are two very lovely children’s rooms in here.

And the location is lovely too. Lovely is an understatement really, because the apartment sits right on Kungsholmen. An island in central Stockholm that could not be more cool. A large selection of shops, restaurants and cafés, the subway, Rålambshovsparken and Kronobergsparken for greenery, and since you are on an island, you are never far from the water either.

Let’s go for a tour:

Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

 

Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

Stockholm family apartment with vintage features
Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

Kids room number one.

I love houses with rooms that are separated by windows. It is so charming and brings in a lot of light as well. And those cute nooks in front of a window, if I will ever be in the position to design my own house (one can dream), this will be on the list!

This apartment was completely renovated in 2016 and one bedroom has been divided into two with this mouth blown inner window.Genuis idea!

Multiple colours bunting*

Dotted cat: OyOy

Muslin mattress cover in vintage pink*

Lamp shade: Ikea

 

Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

Cool gallery wall and view into one of the children’s rooms. And that boho couch, so cute. A found a very similar one here*.

And have you already noticed that the walls are not white but painted in a great light grey shade?

Doll pram: Ooh Noo

Cute rabbit mirror*

 

Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

Kids room number two.

This room is so sweet as well. Many details, vintage finds, design classics and fun toys. It really looks like a room that is used by a child, loved and full of dreams.

Bunting in gold*

White canopy*

Bunny: Maileg*

Must-have shelves*

Cool ride-on car*

Via Historiska Hem
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29.04.19

Sunshine clothes for your child’s summer wardrobe from Lulaland

lulaland kids clothing

Lula is a ray of sunshine. Lula is from Buenos Aires, creating and designing in Brooklyn, New York and one of the warmest people I know.

We meet twice a year, during Playtime Paris, and this kind and adorable woman makes me always giggle a lot and my love for small brands and designers grow a little more.
And all that sunshine and passion you can find in her collections. Lulaland was started in 2014 and is full of romantic and folkloric garments made from organic cotton. It is colourful, bold and full of life. Really refreshing, super comfortable and so happy.

Not too serious, mismatch, quirky and full of cool details. Basically everything I love and look for when I want something special for my children. And, especially during summer, a child’s wardrobe should have at least one very cool outfit. The one that makes you happy, that makes you get dressed in the morning and twirl along the sidewalk.

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing

lulaland kids clothing
I normally wanted to shoot this little series outside, but the weather is so unpredictable around here and then we had busy plans for the lovely Easter weekend that I went ahead and did it inside. (but I know that some of you spotted some pieces in my IG stories already)

But either way, I certain that you can feel the dazzling fun these pieces create!

Good to know: With a design studio in Brooklyn, lulaland work with people around the world and have a base in India, aiming to create a global village. Using hand picked and hand dyed fabrics and a selection of original prints, every collection is unique, and every season an evolution.

My children wear:

Antoine: Gingham culotte & striped shirt

Leonor: Maxi Dress (in the softest and lightest maxi swiss dot cotton in a fresh shade of pink and white) and Flamingo print skirt & woven top

Josephine: Amapola dress (I adore that print!)

 

For Europe, your best shopping destination is Smallable*.

 

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All images: Paul & Paula
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25.04.19

Natural home decor and accessories for children

Natural home decor and accessories for children

Every season, the Scandinavian brand Bloomingville Mini delivers an ultra cute collection for decorating children’s rooms. Funnily shaped storage baskets, big cushions and graphic shelves. And the new collection is no exception.

This year the organic materials like wood and bamboo for toys and furniture pieces are the big winners. They create style, natural charm, and are mostly gender neutral. Win Win!

Bloomingville Mini is a Danish brand that designs and produces home decor and accessories for children. Created in 2000, the collections are inspired by Scandinavian minimalism. You can find beautiful, creative and high-quality wooden toys, furniture as well as tableware for your little ones.

Let’s have a look at the new collection:

Natural home decor and accessories for children

Natural home decor and accessories for children

Natural home decor and accessories for children

Natural home decor and accessories for children

Natural home decor and accessories for children
Soft and dreamy textiles adorned with adorable animal motifs for the ultimate cosiness. Great storage baskets, adorable plates and cups (Easter is over but that bunny plate* would always find a spot at my table!)

For tableware and accessories from Bloomingville Mini you can check here*.

And that lovely cloud shelf…

 

Natural home decor and accessories for children

Natural home decor and accessories for children

Natural home decor and accessories for children

Natural home decor and accessories for children

You can easily transform your child’s room into his own personal jungle, with the new bamboo bookcase and bench for example. And the best part about Bloomingville, the price tags are usually very reasonable!

Can you resist that penguin basket?

 

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18.04.19

15 fun things for your Easter weekend

Paul and Paula blog

Hello there! How are you? Are you away for the Easter weekend? We will enjoy it here in London with friends. And sun. Because the forecast says – temperatures of 20 plus, lots of sun and BBQ. I am so excited.

Because what better than hosting friends, opening BBQ season, a real Easter Egg Hunt outside and doing a bit of sightseeing and sitting outside for coffee and toilet stops?

But before, I have compelled a sweet list for you:

Ira-Loves-Mae
Ira Loves Mae is founded upon the idea that less is always more. And their clothing inspires families to live more intentionally in the moments that matter most.

Special Day – lovely journals* to keep memories from baby’s first year. (great gift idea)

 

emily ward home giovanni ribisi
Emily Ward designed a family home for herself and actor Giovanni Ribisi. So cool!

Lush quit Social Media!

 

black linen jumpsuit mini me
After the mini me round up. I need to add this cool look. Jumpsuits* made in a soft, medium weight, washed linen and a relaxed and comfortable fit.

So cute and perfect for your breakfast table – toast plate*.

 

kids room pink canopy
One blog to follow – Emma’s Vintage! Cool house, fun interiors and lots of passion in her work.

The Legend of Keanu Reeves!

 

magazine wall display
Cool idea! (via unsplash)

What Do 90-Somethings Regret Most?

 

house of hackney founders home
Do you know House of Hackney? This is how the founders live. So fun!

How about our crazy life as a family of 6?

 

doodly kids clothing
All Doodly items* are ‘approved by children’: they are suitable for active play and fun and contain unique elements that amuse little dreamers so much.

I have decided that I will follow the same approach to my Insta as I do here now – less is more. And instead of sharing photos just for the sake of sharing I will share the ones I truly love or when I feel I need to talk…

oak and the little ones
Oak and the little Folk* have the cutest leather shoes, pinafores and baby rompers!

Happy Easter and lots of sun for you too!

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