The BG guide to… children’s bed linen

Duvet Farg & Form Modern Baby

  Astronaut duvet set, €59.95, Snurk. Last week we covered baby bed linen, this week it’s their older siblings’ turn with our pick of the best children’s duvet sets and quilts. Bright, colourful and fun are our watch words – they don’t have to be gender-stereotyped or covered in Disney characters. Sizes do occasionally vary in some […]

The Kid Who

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I am soooooooo excited about new shop The Kid Who. Not only does it stock some cool brands even I’ve never heard of (I know, can you believe it?), but they’re planning on opening a concept store in Brighton, right on my doorstep – hurrah (and goodbye pennies). The store is family run and products […]

Lu’s fantasy baby shopping list

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I’m on the home stretch (no pun intended) to baby no. 2 now, so thought I’d follow Kat’s lead and compile a wish list of goodies I’m hankering after – friends and family take note… Of course, Kat and I share impeccable taste, so I’ve already followed her lead on a Bednest, Aden & Anais […]

10 Best: Foxy Finds

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Foxes are fast becoming the new owls, loved by parents and little ones alike  (Alfie adores his Tootsa Macginty fox sweater), so I thought I’d round up some the foxiest finds for kids. My love for Maileg toys knows no bounds and this little fella is no exception. In fact, I’ve decided he’s going to […]

BG Christmas Gift Guide 2011: Age 3 – 4

Table Top Puppet Theatre, £40, Millhouse at Home

Welcome to the BG Christmas Gift Guide 2011. Here is our selection of goodies for children aged three to four. Older toddlers still love pretend play, so small world toys and role playing sets are extremely popular, as are simple board games, puzzles and, of course, the ubiquitous mini micro scooter – how else does […]

Hello Bubba!

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Hide my credit card! I’ve happened upon yet another haven of fantabulousness in Hello Bubba. The online boutique was created by Natasha Fellas who previously worked in the fashion industry. It’s all about the brands here and, boy, have they got some good ones.  Donna Wilson, Coq en Pate, Lucky Boy Sunday, Anorak, April Showers, […]

Mes Habits Chéris

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Happy to bring you another shopping opportunity from across the Channel. Mes Habits Chéris is an emporium of delights stocked with familiar French brands Le Toy Van, Lalé and Mimilou, plus BG Euro faves Kidsonroof, Bakker Made with Love, Isak and Sukie. There is a lot of extremely covetable stuff on this site – I’d recommend […]

Hot New Shop: Little Yellow Birds

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The latest online boutique to open its doors is a treat for lovers of children’s interior design. Little Yellow Birds was founded by Jenny and Harriet, two Mamas with a passion for gorgeousness in children’s spaces. When I first browsed through the site it was with a skippy mouse finger eager to see the next […]

10 Best: Ideas for an insect-themed room

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Ooh, my search for insect goodies brought up so much fabulousness it almost warranted two posts. But I’ve been firm with myself to bring you my 10 favourite finds if your little one loves all things creepy and crawly. Let’s start with the walls. This dramatic wallpaper by the wonderful Timorous Beasties is probably a […]

Bo Buro Cardboard Kids Desk & Chairs Set by Kidsonroof

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Cardboard furniture continues to get exciting with this Bo Buro desk and two cube chairs set by eco friendly Dutch design company Kidsonroof who have become big names in creative and imaginative play pieces for children. Made from recycled and biodegradable cardboard, it’s decorated with ink dotted animals including a snail, monkey, squirrel and a […]

VolumeZero Furniture from Kidsonroof

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  We love the innovative designs of Kidsonroof who have given a whole new meaning to playing with a cardboard box. Their chic and cheerful designs have been a favourite in funky boutiques for several years now and many have emulated their designs. VolumeZero is their new furniture range made from soft beech wood. They […]

Today’s Hot Winter Sales Roundup

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Ah, twas only this time last week when we were running around trying to do Christmas shopping and now…the sales on! Woohoo! Here are just a few of my favourite sales so far and I’ll have another roundup tomorrow. yellow terry jumpsuit delight by Danish label Alba Baby Get up to 50% off clothing, furniture, […]

Hot Toy List for Toddlers – Dolls Houses

Hase Weiss Puppenstuben Doll’s House This dolls house is made from birch plywood. Each room is separate and is available in one of four pastel colours. The beauty of this modern modular creation is that it can be rearranged as one house or even a whole street. Measures: 45 x 70 x 24.5 cm depending […]

New Discount Code Added: 10% off at Mash n Gravy

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Natalie writes… New store Mash n Gravy has kindly given BG readers 10% off cool brands like Anne-Claire Petit, Kidsonroof, Mini A Ture, Mini Rodini, Urban Elk, Junk Food and more. Enter the code MASH10 at the checkout when prompted. Valid till 31/12/08. The t-shirt featured is the ‘I Love Papa’ smurfs t-shirt from Junk […]

Kidsonroof cardboard doll house

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Well this gives whole new meaning to eco homes… This fab Kidsonroof cardboard doll house is made from ecological, recyclable cardboard. Aside from the super bright turquoise colour, it’s just like a real house and even has an attic. Being made of cardboard, it’s nice and light which makes it portable. It comes as a […]