Thursday, 29 January 2015

In The Mood For Muku



Grey skies, grey days, grey, grey with a hint of blue.

I'm in the mood for big woolly jumpers, baggy trousers and loose linen garments to go for long walks in the French countryside. Then I'll lit a fire and lounge about at home. Yes, that's what I'm going to do this weekend!

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Hey Mickey!

I've gotta admit that I'm not a huge fan of anything related to cartoons.
Sure I watched all the classics and read my comics when I was younger but I doubt I'll ever set foot in Disney Land ... 

That said, I am sure that this adorable Miss Mouse dress and matching shoes will be a big hit with little girls and their mums (those shoes come in adult sizes too!) the world over. Yep, Efvva's done it again!  Check out their brand new Let's Pop collection online, while I go off and dance to this golden oldie...

Model: Paula, photographed by Pink Wings Studio.

High Five #88

Hi there!

It's a while since I've wanted to give a big High Five to someone on Kickcan & Conkers.
Yesterday I stumbled on the work of Czech furniture / toy maker Libor Motycka, and I fell in love with his simple, two-toned wooden vehicles. I can see these appealing to kids and their parents, as they're definitely good-looking enough for play & display.

Nuxo Studio - a name to remember, me thinks...

Monday, 26 January 2015

Toy Crush: Structure

Bonjour !

Less is more,
Yes, I know,
You've heard it all before

Debesy has invented a new soft toy, a minimal design object, inspired by slow life in the Baltics, and I love it!

Structure is deliberately minimal, deliberately simple; it's a building block, an invitation to play, to construct, to make, to dream, to explore, to be anything you wish... of course, the only other thing you need is the magic of a child's imagination.

As you know, I've long been a fan of Debesy's work, and I can't wait for this new toy to appear in her etsy store (2-3 weeks' time, I think).

Photographs: Raimonda Vyšnia

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Inspiration: Following A Pattern

Bonjour !

My eyes have been drawn to  colours, patterns and textures this week.
There are so many beautiful new products and designs about right now.
Forever inspired by nature, by simplicity and minimalism, here are just a few of my favourites:

From top to bottom:

Bon Dimanche !

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Mercredi Moodboard: I'm Waiting

I'm waiting,
waiting patiently 
in the blue zone.
Oh baby, it's cold outside.
When will those clouds disappear?

Bonjour !
Some blue-but-cosy inspiration from my tumblr

Are you following me there yet?
Go on, treat yourself to 5 mins browsing

visual poetry

I hope!

Image sources:
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Monday, 19 January 2015

Home Sweet Home

  Bonjour !

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. We pottered a bit, went to the local market in Sommières and spent the better part of Sunday afternoon at our favourite beach, L'Espiguette. There's nothing like a going for a run on wet sand with the wind blowing in your face and waves crashing in the distance - I do love a bit of dramatic scenery!

Poor Miles has been ill though, so he's snuggled up in blankets on the sofa at home. It's rained all day here and the skies are grey and miserable. Blue Monday indeed! There's no place like home when you're feeling under the weather and need a cuddle from mum!

With this in mind, here's a small selection of tiny houses for tiny folk. Enjoy!

Thanks for the inspiration:
1) - Trigonos Tents and Toys
5) - Bo Bookcase / Dollshouse by Jonas Lyndby Jensen