Ashlyn Gibson is not afraid of prints, colours or clashing various of styles together. And she’s certainly not afraid of children visibly living in the family home. With her new book Creative Family Home she’s guiding us through various of inspirational ideas on where to start and how to achieve a living space and a home that’s well suited especially for the modern family.
Category Archives: Children’s design, toys & furniture
Ingela P Arrhenius is a Swedish based illustrator, with a naive style inspired by the design of the 50′s and 60′s. She has in the past collaborated with several Scandinavian design companies and this time around, for ferm LIVING, she’s been illustrating some whimsical animal print cushions and blankets, cloud and kite wallpaper and even the cutest kite hanging mobile.
Imagine receiving the loveliest products, you didn’t even know existed, beautifully wrapped and presented in a gift box? Sent to your door, every month, through the pregnancy and your babies very first year. Almondella has taken the task to source the best products for that special time in your life, thoughtful products with excellent and functional design, especially for you.
We have a strong believe in multifunctional design, products that can change according to needs. Danish design brand Fabelab is one to watch with their play-fold-bird, a sheer genius baby and toddler product; Unfolded it’s a beautiful baby blanket. But when folded it becomes a comfortable sleeping bag for babies or a cuddly origami bird to play with.
Organic, retro, simple, beautiful kids bedding -the choice is yours! In the light of yesterdays post, about getting into good everyday routines, good sleep is one vital part of it. So we thought we’d make it simple for you and share the Top 5 Best Children’s Bedding; Beautiful, contemporary, eco-friendly and affordable children’s bed linen, designed in Scandinavia.
Kay Bojesen’s Bear is a classic wooden toy. The world famous Bojesen Bear was designed in 1952, a year after the also well known Monkey, by Danish designer Kay Bojesen.
When picking little A up from a friends house yesterday afternoon, I was told they had done some “bear surgery”. The patient was a wooden toy, apparently from my friends childhood back in the 60′s. I asked to have a look, and sure enough! Mr Bear had the Bojesen stamp on his foot. And what a little charmer! There were obvious signs from tear and wear but still in fairly good condition.
Today Kay Bojesen’s Bear, still hand made in Denmark from oak, retails at leading design stores for around £115. Original Bojesen Bears from the 50s and 60s are highly collectable and in good condition would be worth considerable more.
This wonderful wooden bear is not only a piece of modern Danish design history, but with his moveable limbs and good natured expression becomes a true companion. Just the perfect first gift to any new born baby. And don’t leave it on display -he was created to be played with. Some wear and tear just ads to his charm!