Aarrekid owl softies

Aarrekid Owls softies from the kid who

Finnish brand Aarrekid have created an owl softie that complements their clothing and textile range beautifully. Available in two sizes, in cool colours and with a beautiful hand-drawn illustration, they’re great to cuddle and look fabulous. 100% organic cotton and only £30 from The Kid Who.

Original Metal Box Company owl nightlight

Owl nightlight

I’ve been missing owls in my life lately (although Kitty did get the rather fab Hedwig owl cushion for her birthday), so here’s one to make up for the deficit. I’m a huge fan of artist Clifford Richards’ work, and the powder-coated steel owl nightlight he designed for The Original Metal Box Company, £34, is […]

Smug toys

Smug sari

Quirky lifestyle boutique Smug is one of my favourite shopping destinations and their selection of soft toys is particularly fabulous. You’ll find an assortment of animals, including turtles, geese and polar bears, made from vintage jumpers, £35 each; sari elephants, rabbits and bears, £22 each, a crochet menagerie including super-cute Lucas the fox, £32 each, […]

Creme Anglaise cushions

Creme Anglaise

These animal and star design round cushions from Creme Anglaise are delightfully whimsical. They’re hand made by Emilie Perez in the south of France. The animal cushions measure 35cm x 10cm (€51) and the stars are slightly larger at 42cm x 20cm (€69). Beautiful and timeless. Also check out the moon crib, which we featured at the end of […]

10 Best: stylish Halloween costumes

Halloween Lindex Skeleton

The spookiest night of the year is fast creeping up on us, so I thought I’d put together a few alternatives to cheap tulle and razor-sharp thin plastic dressing up ideas that you might get more than just one wear out of (most of last year’s selection is still available too, if you want even […]

Carrie May cards at Lagom Design

Carrie May

There seems to be a child’s birthday every other day at the moment, so I’m constantly looking out for original cards. Lagom Design is one of my go-to destinations for offbeat (and inexpensive) designs and I’m loving the new arrivals from London-based illustrator Carrie May. My favourites are (surprise, surprise) Owl & Bird, above, and […]

Tessyla Modern Nursery Prints

Modern Prints

If you’re a lover of print and want popping colours, then check out Tessyla on Etsy. They have some fabulous modern nursery prints, which features BG favourites like owls and elephants and you’ll also find stags, giraffes, song lyrics, abcs and 123s on polka dots and chevrons. Each piece is freshly printed on heavyweight paper using Epson […]

Zeena cushions


Loving Zeena Shah‘s designs, particularly the bird, owl and fox cushions, from £20, which would be fantastic in a child’s room. Yes, that’s right, another owl cushion and no, I’m not apologising for it. There are also amazing printed sticky tapes and wrapping papers, ideal for Christmas. FYI, the fox is called Owen, the big […]

Hot on the high street: Zara owl cushion

Zara owl cushion

Happy Monday, everyone! What better way to kick off the week than with a friendly owl? I can’t think of one, so here is a friendly little fellow from Zara Home Kids. Love his homespun feel, his orange button eyes and his tweedy tummy. Take them all home for £29.99.

Udder bandit soft toys

Udder Penguin

I came across cool Aussie label Udder through Claire at Cloud Cuckoo Designs on Pinterest. We’re big fans of Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox in this house, so bandit hats and masks are extremely welcome in any form. I can’t imagine any child not loving these gorgeous winged friends in disguise made from hand-printed and […]

Inaluxe prints

Inaluxe Owl

My love of owls is such that I sometimes find myself just typing ‘owls’ into the search bar of Etsy or Pinterest of an evening. One such occasion revealed the divine Hootenanny Owl (above), a print from Inaluxe, aka Australia-based design duo Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd. This little giclee beauty is apparently getting ready […]

Pink Cheeks Studios

Pink Cheek Studios

  If you’re looking for something a little different, head over to Pink Cheeks Studios and check out the divine range of mobiles and prints. The prints are made from fabrics which have been cut out and scanned, which results in images which have beautiful depth of texture. My favourite has to be A Bear Boy and […]

MyMimi Cushions

MyMimi Cushions

Love,, love loving the range of cushions available from MyMimi (whose magnets Lucy featured some time ago).  There are owls, retro cameras, sunshine and loads more delights. Prices range from just under £12 to £25. Definitely worth a browse.