Friday, July 29, 2011

Dreaming of Spring

We have had a lovely day full of sunshine and sand Down Under. Loving that first warm sun after a cold winter and the dream of Spring comes sneaking in. Have a nice weekend everybody..

Things I loved this week

  1. Moustache key hooks from Zoe
  2. Geometric Mountains, backpack tote by depeapa
  3. Character print from minifanfan (who has an amazing amount of cool stuff so so make sure to check out the Etsy page.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Coq en Pâte

French brand Coq en Pâte, is every illustrators dream... a children's accessories and fashion publishing company, which places ethics in the heart of all creative processes. School bags, pencil cases, suitcases, pouches, t shirts, scarves, pareos, tissues, market bags are all products that can be both pretty and responsible today. That is why they only use 100% organic cotton, and can pride themselves with having both GOTS, Imprim'Vert and PEFC stamps on their products. Check them out!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bobo Choses Collections

Have to show you the new collections by Bobo Choses. They have just released their AW 11/12 collection, Chelsea, NY and lots of opinions are being made on it. There are certainly a few nice pieces that I really love in this collection. Their colour choices are blue, orange, turquoise, pink and gold. My favorites are, the blue terry sweatshirt, the knitted bird sweater in brown, the green windbreaker jacket, knitted pompom beanie, the suede bag.. the list goes on.

For those of you that live where next seasons collection will be SS12 you can have a sneak peek here. Packed with sunshine & summer! Enjoy!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Down To The Woods

Melbourne shop Down To The Woods is a real treasure trove of goodies. If you haven't been down there yet, then you should. They also have a nice online shop to browse if you don't live in the neighborhood.




Norway

So much sadness in Norway, hard not to think about it and wonder how somebody can be so cruel?

These images of architectural elements were created in Norway to enhance the tourist routes and experiences. I love how they use wood and glass to integrate with the stunning views of Norwegian nature. See more at the National Tourist Routes in Norway website.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tiny Mammoth

One of the very first children's brands that I loved when I moved Down Under was Baby PT. We bought a yellow long sleeve with mushrooms on it and I quickly searched and found out the name of the brand. The creator was of course Beci Orpin who at that time was also making a clothing line for adults called Princess Tina. Since then she has started a new brand called Tiny Mammoth. Her inspiration for the line comes from her own son Tyke's dreams. I love the style, prints and quirky characters so much. Check out these pics from the latest collection..hopefully we will see a new summer range coming soon!



American Outfitters

Loving the brand American Outfitters, nothing to do with America though, as most gorgeous children's brands it hails from Belgium... check it out!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

First Descent

Caught a very addictive documentary called First Descent (2005) on One channel the other night. The film follows five of the world's best snowboarders as they are taken to some of Alaskas biggest mountains, for some amazing freeriding experiences. My whole body was aching for some fresh powder snow after that view... through the documentary you also get to see some rather amazing footage of the history of snowboarding and how it all started through the eyes of some of the most amazing boarders out there... Definitely worth watching if you get your hands on it!

Lille Figaro

I have long admired the danish online shop Lille Figaro. All the brands have been hand picked with special care, and you can tell the owner Rikke has chosen with her heart and only sells things she herself would like to buy. This is one of the first online shops I have come across that has a huge amount of soul and where it feels like you actually get to experiences a lot more than just good service. The handpicked interior accessories and the organic skincare is just one of the many perks you discover while you browse the gorgeous selection of children's clothes. Right now Lille Figaro is having a sale! Below is some of my favorite picks for a boy. There were so much to choose between that I had to stick to a few brands to fit it all in. This time around it is bobo choses, Popupshop, Soft Gallery and Gray Label. The girls selection is amazing so I will have to do a girls pick very soon! Head on over for a good bargain, and pssst, don't forget to check out the Goodies for Mom section while you are at it!

Oii Oii Oii!!

Right now you can get a whopping 50% off Mini Rodini, Acne, Hummel
Geggamoja, Katvig, etc, at Oii barnkläder. So get your shopping groove on,
and make sure you don't miss out on a good deal, oh and remember there is
no shipping cost if you live in Sweden.

New heights

Why not bring those soaring building plans with you this summer?
Tee by Electric Boy size 0-9.

Lego kitchen

It seems that quite a few things will benefit from a Scandinavian touch. Munchausen, a duo formed by Parisian designers Simon Pillard and Philippe Rosetti, took a bold approach with their own kitchen by venturing to IKEA for the basic kitchen island and then spending the next week covering it with more than 20,000 pieces by another Scandinavian brand, Lego
via: cool hunter

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Art for the Public

Some fresh and fun public art from around the globe...


Zeros Fisherman

These Fisherman lamps designed by Mattias Ståhlbom for Zero brings me straight back to the Swedish skärgårds summers... Me like!!
via colourmethree

Sew La Tea Do

Recently got this book, Sew La Tea Do: 25 Favorite Things to Sew by Pip Lincolne. It offers practical and easy projects that you can do, like these animal bags. And don't worry... I can't sew to save my life, and I still managed to get some awesome looking things by just follwing the easy instructions! The animal bags look great hanging on the wall as well...

Sew La Tea Do, A$49.95, readings.com.au

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mini & Maximus SALE

I have to recommend MIMA once again. We just received our tees from them last week and they are so gorgeous!! Their bamboo mix makes their tees sooo soft and the prints are so fun! If you haven't checked out their current sale, head on over there and check out their collections... you won't be sorry! I promise!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Today's

mini style by Mika - Faux fur hat by Billabong + grandpa sweater by Big by Finona Scanlan

Back from Nature

Had a great trip into the wild for 3 days... no computer no has to's, just hanging with loved ones.
from the road: Grampians National Park, Australia

Friday, July 8, 2011

bon week-end

Have a nice weekend everybody... here is a bat my daughter made, his name is "Drew"

More Perry

digging this colour explosion from Mike Perry, sculpture in cedar shingles 48 inch x 52 inch. For an upcoming exhibition in Australia with specs company Colab.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bonds

Comfy, nice priced threads for baby, woman and man... Bonds are by far the brand that most Australians have in their wardrobe. Their latest Sloppy Joey style with nice soft roomies pants, and triblend mixes for extra softness in their tops, makes them a sure winner if your baby wants to live in comfort especially the first few months.

Eames chairs by Mike Perry

I think these Eames chairs done up by artist / designer Mike Perry totally rocks!!

Mike started his professional career in Philadelphia working for Urban Outfitters but ended up chasing a cute girl to New York where his work really took off. He does beautiful prints, band posters, whimsical sculptures, and pretty much anything else that strikes his fancy. He’s done work for Nike, VIPP, De’Longhi, and LOMO, all of it really amazing!

Check out an interview with Mike over on Grain Edit



Munster SS 2011

Quick sneak peek on Aussie brand Munster's next collection. No disappointments there...


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Origami

Felt inspired and made a tee design tonight. Origami just never seize to amaze me. The geometrical angles and shapes and the craft that goes into it... a paper sculpture in all it's lightness.






Soft

Am smitten by Soft Gallery's opening movie on their website. So simple, so beautiful, so Soft!

Cold

It is cold in Australia today, not that Scandinavian coldness that I am used to, no the cold to the bones when I am inside kind of cold. I think we are living in a typical un-insolated house, so the heat goes out just as quick as it is pumped out through the gas heater. Think we have to take out the little heat bags tonight to warm up those beds. I miss the warm summer breeze right now, the warm wind on the skin... ahh! The thought will at least warm up my soul for now.

Tiny Revolutionary

Hailing from the US Tiny Revolutionary is a brand that focuses on being organic and sweatshop free. The tees are all incredible soft, and each tee has a nice little eco message on it. Tiny Revolutionary is available in Australia at BabysGotStyle.









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