Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summer 14 by Scotch Shrunk

There is always something exciting with a new Scotch Shrunk collection and this summer's outfits are so nice for the boys. Here are a few of my favourites from the new collection which have just landed here in Australia at Buckets & Spades.

1. Blue Like Me Tee / 2. Mercer shorts colour camo / 3. Maui Tee / 4. Mercer shorts, wave roller / 5. Rocker tee w camo / 6. 5 Pocket Shorts / 7. Tee with suspenders / 8. Brewer denims / 9. Classic hat / 10. Swim shorts / 11. Specialsurfy Tee / 12. Shrunk Crewneck Sweat.

to see the full collection please visit Buckets & Spades. They are also currently having a great sale on the previous season of Scotch Shrunk, so don't miss out!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Moments | Winter Blues

D wears: Hoodie by Mini & Maximus / Vest by Zara Kids / Pants by Mini & Maximus / Shoes by Converse.

We've got the winter blues, but not of the sad kind. More of the cold kind. I know the chill here is nowhere near the Northern European one, but it has been colder than normal this past week and some suburbs have even has a bit of snow! During the break we also did a quick trip to Canberra and guess if I was surprised when I looked down from the plane and saw snow covered mountains, not exactly what you expect in Australia. There is plenty of snow here that is for sure.

But for now we are find with some thick jackets or vests on our daily scooter trips. And let me tell you, there have been lots of those lately with D getting a new birthday scooter. I thought it would take a few weeks for him to adjust to a two wheel scooter from having a three wheel one, but as usual he surprises me and gets the swing of it really quickly.

Here are a few photos from a quick trip to a warm cafe and the chance to warm up before picking up big sister at school. Hope you are all managing to stay warm out there, (or cool if you are in Europe ;)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Moments | Let's Draw!

M wears: Jacket by molo / Hoodie by Bobo Choses / Tee by Mini & Maximus / Skirt by molo / Leggings by Seed / Sandals by Vivo Barefoot. D wears: Parka by The Brand / Shirt by Mini & Maximus / Dehli denims by I Dig Denim / Shoes by Vans.

We had a few rainy days during the school holidays and on one particular one we decided to head for the city and explore the NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) and their kids program Pastello - Draw Act. As part of the NGV commitment to design and children’s programming, Italian design duo Erika Zorzi and Matteo Sangalli of Mathery Studio have designed a new immersive kids space that broadens our appreciation of the simple act of drawing.

Pastello – Draw Act re-imagines traditional drawing tools and processes. Children are invited to use their bodies to draw with their heads, feet and of course hands using crayon spheres and other unusual tools. We love taking the kids to the art gallery and a few friends of ours had already visited the kids space and recommended a visit. It was fun seeing the kids exploring new ways of drawing, and unconventional ways of doing so as well. D was puzzled to say the least when he put on a crayon helmet and started drawing with his head. There were also crayon foot wear that you could put on your shoes and draw on the wall.

Best was all the massive crayons in all different shapes and sizes that all were easy to explore and draw with. It was easy to feel like a big kid yourself and go wild with the paper and crayon.

After a few hours of drawing and exploring the gallery everybody was exhausted from the input and after a lunch in the city we finally headed towards the train station and back home, tired but full of new impressions and experiences.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Art | Munsterkids Collab

If there is a brand that some how personifies the little urban legends out there then it has to be Australian Munsterkids. When we moved Down Under it was one of the brands that quickly caught my attention and I loved their graphic styles, and more importantly so did the boys. Since then munsterkids have added both missie (the girl line) and mini & lilmissie (for the little ones). We have numerous of munster threads in both my boys and my girls wardrobe and when I got a chance to illustrate for the label last year it was a bit of a dream come true. Fast forward a few months and the result is almost out in stores. Here are a few of the illustrations that will soon be available at several retailers and in munsterkids own webshop. Needless to say it was a pure joy to be apart of their cool collection, and gladly something I would do again.

munsterkids SS14 + FW14 'Backyard Warriors' will be out in August. Check out some of the behind the scenes shots I took while visiting the shoot, back in February on their facebook page, or visit www.munsterkids.com for all info on retailers and about the label. Keep your eyes open for a bigger preview on their latest collection here soon.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Moments | Happiness

D wears: No Way José top by Paul & Paula / Dehli denims by I Dig Denim / Shoes by Osh Kosh.

Happiness is apparently a neon green trick scooter with two wheels when you turn 5. It was the one thing my boy kept on mentioning and lucky for us we found one, just in time for his birthday. He of course had to take it for a spin, even if it has just been raining. It was a happy day indeed.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Brand Watch | I Dig Denim AW14 ' The Denim Ocean'

Our favourite Scandinavian denim brand I Dig Denim is back with another season of denim treasures!

I Dig Denim's Autumn/Winter collection 2014/2015 is a tribute to the cool factor of denim. Inspiration is drawn from the fabric itself, and how it can be mixed and matched to create contemporary yet timeless looks. In this collection they have opted for a downright relaxed look, pairing denim with sweaters, jackets and beanies. They have kept their popular jeans fits from previous collections, but this season they come in a wider range of colours, as well as tops without prints and knits.

It is no secret that we love this brand and have featured it a lot. It is hands down my kids favourite denim and with their soft take on denim it is not hard to see why.

'The Denim Ocean' will be available very soon at retailers and in their own webshop. For more info, please visit:


Monday, July 14, 2014

Moments | Chasing the Sun

M wears: Sweatshirt by molo / Skirt by Mango Kids / Wild horses leggings by molo / Softshell jacket by molo / Shoes by molo / Beanie by Sportsgirl. D wears: Fleece jacket by molo / Wild cat tee by molo / Black track pants by molo / Shoes by Converse / Beanie by Neff.

Another school holiday done and dusted. I can't believe how hard it always seem to be to get into routines again. Kids seem to have a harder time getting up and so does the parents. We have not missed making school lunches in the morning that is for sure. Here are some moments from one of our last days. The day before my boy turned 5. We were chasing the sun and finally found it on the sand dunes and got to enjoy it before it disappeared it again. It has been a fairly cold holiday but when the sun comes out its has been magical to be outside.

One of our favorite Scandinavian labels are Danish molo. They have been in our wardrobes for a long time and the colourful designs are always a hit with the kids. We got to try out some outfits from their latest AW14 collection, from Australian retailer Small Folk and the wild cats tee were a perfect match up with their black track pants. My girl Mika picked the fitting M sweat and she couldn't find a better pair of leggings than the Wild Horses leggings! Small Folk have free shipping in Australia and they also ship worldwide. 

We hope all of you who have had a school holiday have had a good one!