Mini labo: adorable soft toys, decals and more
June 25, 2008, 10:31 pm
Filed under: Accessories, Stationery, Toys and games | Tags: , , , , , ,

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)
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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.

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Sweet vintage: Zoé de las Cases let’s you travel back in time

The essence of a beautiful childhood and past, happy memories are bottled up in French designer Zoé de las Cases‘ beautiful products. This French brand combines vintage photos with colorful drawing and children’s handwriting, and the result is extremely adorable and extremely French! Check out these cardboard gift boxes, postcards, paper dolls, adhesive cardboard characters and magnets:


Available at Mes habits chéris. Magnets €25.00, cardboard characters €10.00, paper dolls €13.00, cardboard boxes €8.75.



More of Playsam’s modern classics: from rocking toys to jetliners

It’s been a while now since I’ve introduced Playsam’s Streamliner and Xtreamliner cars on SunnyKidstyle, so now it’s definitely time to come back to this fabulous Swedish company and tell you, which other great products they have in store, because all of them share a magnificent, modern and simple design.

Just take a look at their Airliner and Jetliner series, just as beautifully designed as the Streamliner, only that this time, the outcome is not a little toy car, but an airplane. For those kids who like it even faster, they have a Formula 1 and an oldtimer racer in their collection, while budding little sailors will surely enjoy the beautiful sailboats.


And the good news don’t finish there quite yet, because Playsam has just the perfectly designed item for each family member: Your littlest ones will surely enjoy the Swedes’ interesting twist to rocking toys with this rocking rabbit, or this beautiful Saab ride-on, while teenagers or adults might be more tempted by these gorgeous JoJos,pens and key chains.


Design buffs on the other hand will surely fall for their incredible Playtown and Saab 001 concept car: Not that all of Playsam’s items aren’t masterpieces of design already, but especially these last two products are modern art in perfection and would make the perfect sculpture to display in your living room! The polished wooden pieces of the Playtown represent the four most characteristic sights of Sweden’s capital Copenhagen, i.e. The City Hall, Kaknaes Tower, The Globe and The Royal Castle. The superb quality of this set shows in the details: The City Hall’s crown is made of silver and palted with 23 carat gold! On the other hand the Saab 001 model is inspired by Sixten Saxon’s prototype of the Saab Concept Car 92001, which did not look like a normal car, but was futuristic and aerodynamic design in perfection. The modern design of this wooden toy, or rather piece of art, brings the charm of the origninal Saab home with its wonderful sophisticated design. Check them out yourself:

While researching Playsam’s products, I found even more interesting things: In 2006 Fitzsu Society, a Los Angeles based store for modern design home accessories, had gathered a group of designers from around the world to create their own interpretation of Playsam’s cars. While the most beautiful products are of course sold by now, I could still find a few beautiful ones available:

Among others, the whole collection of Playsam products can be bought at US shop UnicaHome except for for the playtown, or at UK shop Juuka . The Fitzsu designer GP cars can be bought at Fitzsu .



Animal Alphabet Poster by Decoylab
June 21, 2008, 9:57 pm
Filed under: Decor, Stationery, tableware | Tags: , , , , ,

The next alphabet print by Decoylab is a sleek and modern version for the nursery and available in two different color combinations, a soft pastel pink and blue illustration on the one hand and more spicy orange and green one on the other. Both are equally beautiful though, and with the two different shades, you can find just the perfect color to match your nursery decor. 3 color silkscreen print, 18×24”.

Decoylab also has many other beautiful posters, notecards and also plates, check out these for example:


Both alphabet posters can be bought at Decoylab for $40.00.



Cavallini vintage stationery and office supplies
June 11, 2008, 12:29 pm
Filed under: Stationery | Tags: , , , , ,

Since today’s vintage theme refers to a time, when people still used ink and paper to write letters (remember that part from You’ve Got Mail, when Tom Hanks is told by his grandfather how keeping in touch worked in the old days?) it is only right to include a post on vintage stationery and office supplies.

And I found just the perfect company with San Francisco based Cavallini & Co.  Their vintage inspired products depict animal and travel themes, such as drawings of butterflies and famous sights in Paris, and they are oh so beautiful and charming!  Cavallini’s products range from stationery to stickers, magnets, rubber stamps and much more.  All of it has this really nice vintage vibe to it, which gives you the feeling of entering a bygone world.  They make such pretty accessories for a girly girls room, by giving the room some class instead of kitsch – and are equally suitable for mom as well!  I can perfectly see little children going crazy if the postman brings them their own vintage mail!  With the Cavallini stamp kit, they can send grandma or their favorite doll a wonderful self-made letter, and learning their ABCs has never been more beautiful, than with their gorgeous alphabet cards!  So much beauty, I bet mom can’t take her eyes of these wonderful designs either, so you better get a calendar or some fridge magnets for yourself as well!

Available at Kate’s Paperie, e.g. stamps $30.00, small notebook $12.00