Swoop: Guimo Height Charts

Guimo Modern height Charts

We have spotted some beautifully illustrated height charts from Valencia-based duo Guimo.  They’re digitally printed on cotton canvas and come ready to hang, measuring in at 95x20cm. Along with the fabulous Cactus, there’s also Neighbours and Shapes. They look fab and they cost just £21 each, including UK shipping. Click click.

Cool Corby Tindersticks Height Charts

Corby Tindersticks Height Charts

We do love Corby Tindersticks and our regular readers will know we’re also pretty fond of a good looking height chart, put the two together and you’re sure to see our credit cards twitching! And that’s exactly what they’re doing thanks to the latest additions to Corby Tindersticks’ range. These lovely looking coated paper height […]

Hot buy of the day: Magic Wood height chart

Wooden Metric Height Poster

Are they tall as the rabbit, hedgehog or owl? A metric poster measuring from 70 to 160cm to mark the growth of your child. Good design too with a pencil holder!. I do love a height ruler and this one is particularly nice and at £7.91 from Fabriano Boutique a great buy.  

Kids Rule height chart


I’m a sucker for a height chart, but all too often they’re cutesy, gender-stereotyped or just plain ugly. You certainly can’t accuse Lovestruck Interiors’ Kids Rule of any of those things. It’s essentially a massive wooden ruler with metric or imperial measurements and is available in Aged Oak, Mid Oak and Washed White finishes. It’ll […]

10 Best: ideas for a Paris-themed room

Paris Taylors Type print

  We’ve been to London and New York, so it seems only fitting that we should pay a visit to that chicest of fashion capitals across the Channel. A Paris-themed room could be great for boys (Eiffel Tower, gargoyles) or girls (Eiffel Tower, poodles). I tried really hard to find Pompidou Center goodies, but they’re […]

10 Best: Ideas for a New York-themed room


After researching goodies based on London’s iconography, I got to thinking about New York as a possible theme for a children’s room. Then a prompt from a BG reader for ideas propelled me into action. Firstly, the walls. There is so much Manhattan art around, but I really like the educational slant (and blue and […]

Made to Measure Kids Growstick


This super cool yard stick height chart was found via hot tipster Meetali in Norway. It is a colourful solution to the age old dilemma of where to record your children’s growth – on the door frame or not? If we record their height on the door frame it is part of the fabric of […]



Rob Ryan has to be one of the coolest folks on the block. He is one of the most talented papercut artist around and my gosh does he produce some amazing work. You can find his commissions gracing the covers of Vogue and Elle or on greetings cards and even clothing. It is fair to […]

Photo Growth Chart


If you’d like to record your child’s growth in pictures, this simple photo height chart made from plastic holds 7 photos which let you display pics that show them from birth to 116 cm. Another way of showing off photos (there are only so many surfaces for frames), they’re a handy little gift too for […]

Baby Measuring Sheets by Clare Chen


I haven’t had baby Nia’s ‘height’ checked at the walk-in clinic for ages but, who needs them or fannying around with a height chart where they’ll no doubt make it a nightmare to get their length, when you can have one of these fitted baby measuring sheets by Taiwanese designer Clare Chen. Bonkersly clever, this […]

Super-Hot Preview: Kideko at Little Baby Company


Swoon, swoon, swoon! I used to bemoan the lack of cool, contemporary bedding for kids that was devoid of TV characters, but thankfully, the bedding Gods have heard our pleas and there is more and more choice. Cue, Australian designers Kideko, whose collection of modern bedding and accessories in vibrant prints and colours, is inducing […]

KidsLAB Animal Tower Sticker


With an animal-themed nursery in progress, I’m always on the lookout for cute, colourful fauna. Cool ‘lifestyle’ brand KidsLAB is sold through Belgian web boutique The Little Zebra and it was here that I first discovered the Animal Tower sticker, a collection of vibrant decals featuring creatures from crab to camel, dog to dinosaur, all […]

Wall Stickers at Spin Collective


   I tell you, it’s never been so good for children’s room as more and more company’s are coming to the fore and providing great contemporary buys to individualise your living spaces. Relatively new online retailer Spin Collective have some very cool buys including the simple, yet clever Giraffe Height Chart which you can also […]

Ten Hot Height Charts


Long gone are the days of recording your child’s height with a pencil on the wall – for one thing, it just wouldn’t work with the fab ISAK Penguin wallpaper – as our parents did. Now, a height chart can be a stylish addition to the nursery. We recently featured Snow Home’s quirky ‘I’m as […]