Mini labo: adorable soft toys, decals and more
June 25, 2008, 10:31 pm
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Bonjour tout le monde 🙂 I decided that I will be dedicating today’s posts to beautiful French products and will kick right of with Mini Labo‘s fabulous items. They produce beautifully printed pillows, cuddly soft toys (or doudous, as the French call them), screenprinted posters, wall decals and even bags, badges and notebooks! The wonderful Mini Labo style includes ornate flower and bird prints with a vintage feel, but they also have signature fawn and dog designs among others.

Take a look at their notebooks and bags, so many beautiful designs to choose from.

Aren’t Mini Labo’s soft toys just beautiful? So colorful and cute, they include a whole range, whose creation was partly inspired by Alice in Wonderland (from top left to bottom right): le lapin d’Avril (the April rabbit), le chat sourit (the smiling cat), love cat, Simon and le nouveau lapin d’Avril (the new April rabbit)

But Mini Labo also has beautiful pillows, the ‘il y a un arbre’ (there’s a tree) cushion is my favorite:

And last but not least, Mini Labo’s beautiful wall stickers,wouldn’t they look great in combination with the Roost birdcage lamp I blogged about earlier?

The whole collection is available at Mes habits chéris, one of the few French onlineshops with an English website. All of the doudous, except for the Simon the bear, can also be bought at Ahbookids.

Town design playroom decor by Mini Moderns
June 16, 2008, 5:26 pm
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Today’s last architecture and city inspired picks are Mini Moderns blueprint designs Town Square and Do You Live In A Town.  Several items are available to decorate the room of your budding architect, from wallpaper to pillows or tableware.  I like the neutral design that can grow along with the child and is not too much limited to one age group or gender.  Moreover, it will match well with other decorations, as it is not too bold or flashy.  The quality is also exceptionally nice to note, as the wallpaper can be wiped clean and the bone china tableware and money boxes are even produced and hand decorated in the UK!

Apart from the two town prints, they have many more beautiful designs available, so whether you are searching for boy or girl, funky or more simplistic, you will surely find something great. I think their Moo and Battery Square designs are truly beautiful, and the Tick Tock wallpaper is even designed to be colored by your kids. Though perhaps some parents have issues with their kids starting to paint on walls, and in that case it looks just as beautiful in plain black and white. But I have to admit, the photos of the colored-in Tick Tock paper do look pretty, as do all other products!  

Some price indications: floor cushion £40, including pad £50, wallpaper £38 per 52cmx10m roll, money box £18.00.  Check their website for ordering and retailer information.

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.

Enchanted forest felt design by Mijnes

Is there any other word for these bags than beauuutiful?? Wow, these handmade bags with felt decoration by Dutch brand Mijnes are simply gorgeous! And not only are there styles for boys and girls, but for moms as well. I suppose there will be a wide competition on who gets what, as they have a big collection ranging from diaper bags to pillows and crib bags (and many more), all equally unique.

Unfortunately though, I need to slow your enthusiam, because all their amazing and detailed designs make the production of these items quite labor intensive, which shows in the price tag. But if you don’t mind shelling out 99€ for a crib bag, or 225€ for a diaper bag e.g., then they’re yours!

Available at the Mijnes website.