Modern baby gear: The mozzee nest highchair
June 17, 2008, 7:05 pm
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Next in line is the Mozzee Nest, a great piece of contemporary interior design that has started the trend of modern high chairs. It was designed by Australian Sally Dominguez, who was in search of baby furniture that would blend in seemlessly with her modern style home.

But the Mozzee Nest is more than just a beautiful accessory. Of course it meets the safety requirement, and has some nice additional features. Such as converting the seat into the Nester lounge chair suitable for children up to 6 years of age. Moreover, the chair is made of durable quality materials, such as powder coated steel and UV stabilised polyethylene. The minimalist design is not just beautiful, but harmonizes well with the removable tray and holds the child firmly in place. Of course the chair can also easily be wiped clean. All combined, the Mozzee Nest is a beautiful piece of design, which excells in form as well as function. No wonder it was awarded the prestigious Australian Design Mark for safe and innovative design!

Available either via the MozzeeDesign website for AU$464.00, or check their stockists information to find a retailer near you. MiniJake e.g. sells them for US$575.00.

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Owls from down under: Cocoon Couture’s enchanted forest

Cocoon Couture is another company I really love, and their enchanted forest wooden tree is just perfect for today’s owl theme.  And not having visited their website since january or February, I was pleasantly surprised they have enlarged their product range, so now I will not only show you photos of their wooden range, but also of their new sleepy owl bean bags.  Also I was happy to notice that they have gained a bit of publicity by being featured in a couple of blogs and magazines, as they state.  So hopefully, this should improve their retailer situation, because unfortunately, for people living outside kangaroo country, this information is still sparse.  But perhaps contacting them for retailer information helps.  After all, their products are so beautiful, I think it will only be a matter of time until they are widely available internationally.  Ok, enough talk, here are some pictures:

The tree (100cmx110cm), made of plywood and non-toxic varnish, would convert any room into an enchanted forest, especially if combined with the Cocoon Couture accessories (shelf stands, bookends, bean bags, hight charts & bags).  And I can already see the little ones having a picknick with the dolls or playing Robin Hood in their “forest”.

The big enchanted forest tree is sold for AUS$490.00, small shelf stand tree for AUS$89.00, bean bags for AUS$129.95.  By the way, it is customary in Australia to buy the beans separately, so you will only get the bean bag cover.  This is nice for shipping, as you don’t have to pay for a bulky parcel, but you do need to figure out where to buy some replacement beans to fill up the bag.  

The entire Cocoon Couture collection can be bought at US online storeCute-Ture, too. They also sell bean bag fillers for $30.00. Prices are pretty much the same as the ones above, just in US$: bean bags $130.00, shelf stand tree and book ends $89.00, big enchanted tree $490.00, bag packs $59.00.



Retro baby shoes from Australia: Cheeky Little Soles
June 5, 2008, 1:45 pm
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Now that I am already in the apparel section, I cannot hold back from presenting you these super-retro baby shoes from Australia’s Cheeky Little Soles.  They have some really great designs that blend in just perfectly with today’s theme, especially this one pair:

I can’t speak for your childhood, but for my brother and me, Herbie was just the greatest, and boy was he disappointed when he watched Knightrider for the same time, because it was just this super-computer and totally lacked Herbie’s charm.  But these shoe’s bring it all back!

They have the common features of quality, leather baby shoes: soft, non-slippery sole, washable, safe for ‘toe suckers’, easy slip-on-stay-on design.

Cheeky Little Soles also have some other great styles, here are some examples:

Check them out in their online shop, AUS$31.95 (that is approximately US$30.63).