Covetable: Anna Swing Boat by Arthur and Friends

Anna Swing Boat by Arthur and Friends

The Anna Swing Boat by Belgian designer Arthur and Friends is a multifunctional piece of play furniture that goes from pirate ship (or sailboat) to shop to play kitchen (turn it on its side) to stage (place it upside down) to sitting area or, as my two suggested, a troll bridge. Hand made from birch plywood, this […]

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 […]