All things Danish: Cool Viking shirts from Danefae
June 12, 2008, 2:53 pm
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Denmark is not only a country, it’s also the theme for today’s posts, well not so much the country, rather Danish children’s design, and there are quit a few nice companies!  I start the day with the really cool and also slightly retro clothes manufacturer Danefae.  And yes, again retro, but all Skandinavian children’s apparel has a nice dose of retro blended in.

They have some awesome designs and are especially known for their Viking themed prints, which is also their logo.  But they do have some other great designs, such as an apple tree and a mermaid, though my absolute favorite is their Viking head.  Plus, they don’t only have cool Viking shirts, and not only for kids, they have everything, the whole range, and for everyone.  So from onesies to coats, from baby to adult, everything is available in their webshop (yes, they even have a webshop, with international delivery, too)!  So go and rock some Viking fashion!


Check out their webshop, e.g. long sleeve shirt for kids or onesie €30.75 each.



Cuteness packed into crochet and polka dots: Franck & Fischer

We continue our Danish tour by moving further along to Franck & Fischer‘s adorable creations.  The company was founded in 2004 by fashion designer Annemarie Franck and businesswoman Charlotte Fischer.  Due to their wonderful child-friendly designs, inspired by vintage images and childhood-memories, in addition to the fair-trade production Franck and Fischer uses, the company has been able to estalish a wide reputation in such a short period of time.  Among others, the product range includes soft toys, bags and pillows.

And now, before I rattle on even further, just take a look, because you really have to see these charming faces.  They do create vintage and child-hood souvenir items to perfection, don’t they?  Just so precious and absolutely adorable, each and every one of them!

Available at Scandezign, e.g. crochet rattle$23.00.



Sleeping like a Dane, in a Leander crib or bed

After so much beautiful Danish design, the last pick for today is just as wonderful.  I am introducing you to the Leander crib and the Leander bed by Danish company Leanderform.  The design is very simple, but oh so classy looking!  So yes, their products perfectly excel at representing the company’s  motto of creating furniture that combines beauty, functionality and esthetics.

The hanging cradle has an amazingly calming effect on babies, because baby can set in motion by himself, and thus mimick the movement in the uterus that it is already used to.  This means more sleep for parents and infants, as you probably won’t be woken up in the middle of the night by a crying baby that wants to be rocked and held all night long.  Now that is beauty and functionality in perfection!

Unfortunately though, these beautiful products do not seem to have reached the US yet, at least there is no retailer information on the Leander website and when doing research, I could not find any, either.  But UK seller Big Imagination has the whole product range, from cribs to bedding.  Though I could not find any information whether international delivery is available. In any case, EU-wide delivery is possible for sure. Leander cradle complete set with wooden stand £248.99, Leander crib £498.00.



A gorgeous vintage bed from Denmark: Sebra’s kili crib
June 4, 2008, 6:11 pm
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Ok, I have decided on a topic for today, this time it’s all about vintage inspired design.  I found the decision a bit difficult, because I just love this bed, I think the design of this crib is absolutely amazing.  But then, it is difficult to actually purchase it, as I could only find Danish, Dutch and Norwegion online shops, who sell it.  Anyway, here are some pictures.

Arent the smooth, rounded lines just wonderful? This bed will certainly stand out from the crowd of standard cots.  Now to the specifics:  It is available in white and a few pastel colors (green, blue, yellow and pink) and converts from baby to toddler bed (sizes 70x110cm and 70x150cm), so it can be used for kids up to approximately 6 years.  The Kili bed is made of birchwood and colored with non-toxid paint.

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Available at phistermarie.dk including baby- and juniorbed mattress and washable covers for 5.700DKK (Danish Crowns), which equals to 753.97€, as is said on their page.  The link I included is an English translation of the Danish text via Google, so don’t wonder why it reads a bit weird.

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Maileg’s baby rattles: Vintage toys from Denmark
June 4, 2008, 3:51 pm
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I am sticking with Denmark for inspiration for a second post.  What could be more fitting with a pretty vintage inspired crib than vintage soft toys?  Luckily, Maileg has just the perfect design!  Soft cotton, sturdy made and well filled, and adorned with embroidery and/or knitting. Here are some of their adorable baby rattles:

and some sweet bunnies from their Brother and Sister product line:

All available at CottontailsBaby for 10 £ (rattles) and 11/21 £ (bunnies)