Archive for February, 2012

‘Ere be Dragons

I have a major urge to redecorate. I am utterly, bewilderingly and unashamedly in love with these Paperboy wallpapers. I can’t claim to have seen them in any more depth than these 2D images, but I figure sometimes the internet dating philosophy works for shopping too. They are adorable for toddlers and retro for teens. […]

Wooden Train

Eichhorn are a German toy maker, established in the 1800’s and they make the loveliest wooden toys. For some reason they seem to be something of a rarity outside the mainland, but they are of superb quality and always painted in bright glossy colours. We were given one of these little trains when our eldest […]

This Is London

I love this! This children’s book was first published in 1959 but it sits so comfortably in the noughties with its real-retro style. Miroslav Sasek was a Czech illustrator and author who wrote the ‘This is…’ series over a period of fifteen years and had a canny eye for the details that define a place […]

Wood & Rope

A rope swing must surely be one of the simplest and most fun pieces of outdoor kit ever dreamed up by prehistoric child, and yet I can’t remember the last time I saw one in a garden. I found Sky Saddle Swings during an Etsy rummage last night and these lovingly carved seats instantly transported […]

When We Were Very Young

This is a book so close to my heart I can recall a tear just looking at it! The stories of A. A. Milne were a part of my childhood forever tied with the memory of my grandmother. She was as entranced as we were by Christopher Robin and his friends, and legend has it […]

Tin Toys

What young boy doesn’t crave a London bus in his car box? This iconic pair have been well loved over a decade or two, and would add a Best of British feel to any bedroom. A taster of the vintage tin toys we love so much, just out there for the hunting. Bohemia, Spitalfields Market […]

Severina Kids

I am no science fiction fanatic but how is it possible to not go a little bit gooey over this cuddly alien? I think it’s the mouth… These otherworldly buddies are part of a gorgeously eclectic collection by Buenos Aires based Severina Kids. They individually hand make all their products using quality recycled and reclaimed […]

Details from Willow

Claire made this little discovery at New Designers earlier this year. We appreciate that delicate chinaware isn’t the first thing that springs to mind for a little monkey, however we think these stunning cups and saucers would make the perfect christening gift or keepsake. Graduate Richard Brendon takes his inspiration from traditional porcelainware and gives […]