YES banner by Secret Holiday Co

Yes Banner by Secret Holiday at Shak Shuka

One of my favourite things is this YES banner by Secret Holiday which I was gifted with last Christmas by my pal Jos at Shak-Shuka. Right up my street with my penchant for affirmations, it’s made from unbleached cotton floursack with wool felt lettering and each time I look at it, I smile and am […]

Make Your Own: Lego figure display

Framed Lego figure display

Here are a couple of cool ways to display what may be a burgeoning collection of Lego figures that’s set to expand after Father Christmas’s visit. The framed Lego figure display is by MissIrisCreations on Etsy. If you’d like to have a go at making one, you basically need a frame with the glass removed, […]

Swoon: Embroidered cushions at Plumo

LOVE cushion at Plumo

I’m weak for a delightful cushion and have fallen for this ‘LOVE’ cushion at Plumo. Featuring embroidered and sequinned letters against a striped background on navy with striped piping, it’s really striking. Fairtrade, it’s £35 and includes a feather filler. There’s also an embroidered cat on geometric print cushion and it’s divine. £35 as well. […]

Backpacks with popping prints by Mi Pac

Liberty Mi Pac

  After being a dedicated fan of Swedish brand Fjällräven’s colour rucksacks for a few years, I’ve recently become a fan of Mi Pac, a bag brand by the peeps behind Penfield who are known for their super-warm winter jackets which we featured the children’s range of a couple of months back. With Mi Pac, […]

Festive 10 Best: Advent Calendar Fillers

Vintage Lego Fabuland figures

If you’ve bought or made a fillable advent calendar, you’re going to need something to put in it. You can, of course, put chocolates in, but it’s a great opportunity to build a playset. Here’s some inspiration for you. Vintage Lego Fabuland figures Last year, after spotting Fabuland figures on boutique Cissy Wears’ Instagram, I snapped […]

Mini Moderns ‘Feathers’ wallpaper

Mini Moderns Feathers wallpaper

Ooh, hello! MiniModerns are reminding us why they’re one of the best ports of call for divine wallpaper. The latest from their Hinterland collection is a collaboration with artist and illustrator Matt Sewell (I own one of his beautiful wooden owls) and is based on his watercolours with the individual feathers based on the birds featured in his book Our […]

Penfield Kids

Penfield Kids collection

I’ve always liked Penfield, the American outerwear brand known for its distinctive New England aesthetic. They’re particularly known for their parka jackets (I love parkas and it pays to find a really good quality one that will last you for years) and now I’m eyeing their new kids collection. Unsurprisingly, I’m super keen on the […]

Isossy Children’s Ola Dress

Isossy Children OLA dress

It’s been a while since we featured Isossy Children, a London-based brand mixing African, Asian and Western influences for a contemporary aesthetic. Nigerian designer Amanda understands the challenge when trying to source African print garments for kids as the traditional styles, while lovely, often turn your child into a mini adult. Isossy has a staple of firm […]

Wolf & Rita

Wolf and Rita - boy in short and jeans plus reverse of jeans with black faux leather stars

I’ve got my eye on a few pieces by Portuguese brand, Wolf & Rita. There are divine denims, including a lovely harem-style trouser with faux leather black stars which both girls and boys will look great in, plus dipped denim, as well as oversized collars, bold and pretty prints, checks and tartan, and some tulle […]

Engel teepee- and elephant-print backpacks

Engel apple and teepee backpacks/rucksacks at Life's A Party

We’ve already done our back to school guide, but that won’t stop us from featuring more backpacks! I spotted Dutch brand Engel’s cute oilcloth backpacks in one of my favourite stores &K in Amsterdam. As well as their popular apple-print design which you may be more familiar with from their bunting, they have an elephant and […]