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.



Funky, modern seating: the LoJo Ball

As today’s topic is modern design, the LoJo Ball fits right in, with its funky appearance.  This variable seating has a sphere shape, held together by a surrounding zipper.  If zipped, the LoJo can function as a stool, a foot rest, or simply a room decoration.  If unzipped, it turns into a low lounge chair.  It is a variation of a standard beanbag, since it is also filled with the same beans, but still its design is very distinct from that of a bean bag.  Though this product was actually designed for adults in mind, rather than children, I think it really shine’s in a modern kid’s or teenager’s room.

And let’s face it, kids love to sit low on the ground, the lounge chair function would be great for them, plus, even the smallest ones can already sit on the unzipped LoJo, but we adults mostly prefer more elevated seating positions, and the LoJo’s design is simply too cool, to be left zipped up all the time.  Hence, the perfect stylish children’s seating for play, reading and relaxing, without the common cutesy.  And who would have thought, they even have a mod themed one that matches really well with the Herbie-style baby shoes I reviewed just yesterday!

The LoJo can be ordered on their website for £99.00.