Owlicious tableware from Sweden: More of Scandinavia

New week, new topic: owls.  There is such a nice variety of children’s design depicting owls.  I really don’t know why there is this focus, and why we don’t see more children’s items with, flamingos or lynxes, they are pretty, too.  But in any case, there is some really adorable owl design available.  And moving back to Scandinavia, in fact to be more specific, to a company named More of Scandinavia (now that’s telling isn’t it?), I want to present you some great looking tableware and anything else, a toddler needs to learn how to feed himself.  As usual, the Swede’s got it right again, creating a design that is childfriendly, but not cheesy, and still classy and timeless.

Also, More of Scandinavia has a nice collection in general, not just for kids.  So if you are looking to spice up the dining room with a bit of new crockery, check out their entire collection of modern flatware.

Available at Scandinavian Design Center, if you can only find the mug, select the other items out of the drop-down “choose between” menu.  Mug and plate available in black, bib and place mat in each red and green.

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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.