Need a Christmas idea for your little one? Zoo Modern Animal Friends!

 
ZOO MODERN KIDS TOYS

With Christmas just around the corner and many gifts to buy – I had to share these absolutely gorgeous children’s toys with you... and can we talk about how cute my niece Fern is being a baby model for me?!

Lars Owl, Abe Fox, Evan Rabbit & Leo Bear are the furry friends created by ZooModern. Theses ‘animal friends’ are handcrafted in New York, made from sustainable timber that is soft to the touch, painted with child-safe paint from Germany and super soft all natural wool from Ireland.

ZOO MODERN KIDS TOYS
Zoo Modern Toys

The ZooModern collection has a bespoken quality about it which encourages children to build their own ‘animal friend’ using the interchangeable capes. Their products combine age old craftsmanship with contemporary style, modern design and a sense of humour. ZooModern believe in appreciating the beauty in wood, the principle of simplicity in design and the act of fun in life!

ZOO MODERN KIDS TOYS
ZOO MODERN KIDS TOYS

The creator of ZooModern is Glen Hay who grew up in Ohio and attended the Kubert School of Cartooning and then worked for the Jim Henderson Design Company. He then moved forward to work with the Sesame Street crew handling their overseas cast of characters and learning the culture of the European markets. For the last 12 years he has worked in the toy industry creating classic toys mainly made from wood.

And now he has created his own line of toys ZooModern, founded as an umbrella for his diverse interests, ranging from puppetry to sculpting to illustration and contemporary toy culture.

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NUBO - The play centre to exercise your imagination

 

Nubo is an innovative new educational play space that connects families through purposeful design and quality learning experiences. A place to exercise your imagination, and the first of it's kind in Australia. 

Nubo, meaning cloud, is a highly designed play centre space that helps children and families play, explore, connect, grow and learn together. Celebrating the innocence of childhood, Nubo brings play back to its essence, combining beautiful, uncomplicated spaces and bespoke educative playing tools – a place to exercise imagination and experience pure play.

And what caught our eye initially about this amazing concept was it's thoughtfully designed interior. Every colour, material and design element was considered and the overall feel of Nubo is soft, gentle and inviting. 

Find out more about Nubo here.

 

Bella Buttercup...

 

Baby and Children's brand Belle Buttercup is a gorgeous curation of Scandinavian inspired Playbars, dollhouses, accessories, decor and blankets for your little one. Bella Buttercup are passionate about creating modern and creative spaces where your littlie's can grow and play - amongst a stunning colour palette of soft greys, pale pinks and baby blues... perfect for us interiors junkies!

The collection is fresh and contemporary and helps modernise your nursery all while complimenting and seamlessly integrating with your home decor. Bella Buttercup has a suite of treasures for all your decoration and gifting needs.

It is a business born from an appreciation of colour, craftsmanship, form and above all functionality. So add some Scandinavian style to your sweetie’s space... scroll down for more information on their range and links to shop below. 

The veritable haven for Scandinavian cool, Bella Buttercup’s Little Place is a minimalist wooden dolls house (RRP $150) for your darlings to play with their toys and teddy bears. Made from New Zealand pine wood, it features a no-fuss design with a sculptural quality and artistic elegance that brilliantly blurs the boundaries between art and design. ‘We’ve created a contemporary interpretation of the traditional doll house that can be left as is, or personalised with paint or decoration,’ says founder Chloe.

Its raw-finish and sturdy silhouette provides a signature statement to an otherwise bland room, and, at the same time has a strong decadence and futuristic appeal where you can add individual sparkle to the fame and help create your own little piece of fairy-tale magic. Bella Buttercup’s Little Place is suitable for totts - 24 months and older.

Bella Buttercup’s Change Pad Cover (RRP $49) features a relaxed and approachable everlasting quilt-design that captures the principles of Nordic minimalism and, the same time, delightfully radiates warmth and modern-day charm. The cover is available in two gender neutral (and natural) colours (Dusk and Sky), and is made from a water-resistant lining that acts as a barrier for damp surfaces. Perfect for play-time or picnics, the Change Pad Cover is Ideal for newborns and for those who are on the go!. Similarly, Little Space is available in an assortment of lolly colours (Dusky Skies, Milky Way, Peachy Keen, Powder Blue and Star Dust), and the perfect travel companion for everyday use.   

New to the range is Bella Buttercup’s Nappy Clutch (from RRP $39) which is made from 100% water-resistant quilted jersey. Its compact enough to store in the nappy bag but big enough to keep all the essentials for nappy changing. Decorate with a mini-wood attachment or tassel that will help entertain and distract baby so they don’t roll whilst get changed. 

Play Bar by Bella Buttercup is a Scandinavian-inspired play gym, suitable for newborns through to 12 months. It helps baby comfortably explore milestones such as: tummy time, rolling over for the first time, learning to touch or feel and strengthen their legs before take-off! Available in Star Dust (pink and grey), Milky Way (blue and grey) and Dusky Skies (dove blue and natural)- the design has a structural elegance that adds design integrity to your home. For those who want a little more colour-love, get lacquered with Bella Buttercup’s Dipped Playbar, featuring grey or white paint on the legs.     

Little Space's big sister, Play Space is a larger portable space for your baby or toddler. Its clean design and soft cushioned surface makes it perfect for babies or toddlers. Suitable to use inside and out of the home and available in two colour combinations, there is a Play Space perfect for every home interior. We have designed the Play Space to fold up so you can take it anywhere and is easy to keep clean.

It’s time to play! Bella Buttercup’s playful accessories focus on textural elements: sound, touch and sight. Either select from the boy’s collection (powder blue, white, soft grey and metallic silver/grey); girl’s toy accessories (powder pink, white, soft grey and metallic silver/grey), or gender neutral (soft grey, white, aqua and metallic silver/grey). Each of these delights are designed to tie to the cotton straps, and available in either Silicone (which double up and help baby during teething) or natural unfinished wood. It’s time to play! 

Bella Buttercup here - Instagram here - Facebook here - Pinterest here

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May Gibbs x Kip & Co Collaboration...

 

One of our favourite Australian bedding brands Kip & Co have just released what we think could be our most beloved collaboration yet, a range adorned with the stunning illustrations of May Gibbs – yes you are correct, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, The Gumnut Babies!

This month marks Snugglepot and Cuddle Pie’s 100 year anniversary – the iconic Australian children’s story by May Gibbs that went on to produce 13 very loved children’s books.

Kip & Co who are not only known for their eye catching colourful bed linen collections but also for their always on point collaborations had the incredible opportunity of licensing some of May Gibbs illustrations to turn into a capsule collection for Kip & Co Kids and Kip Tiny. The range includes blankets, swaddles, cushions, playmats, sleepwear and santa sacks, eeeek is it that time of the year already?!!

Kip & Co x The May Gibbs collection can be pre-ordered online now – click here.

Kip & Co here - Facebook here - Instagram here - Pinterest here

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Luggy Baskets by Olli Ella...

 

The Luggy Basket from Olli Ella is the latest toddler must-have. Perfect for your little one to take around town, to the market, the playground or to use in the backyard and isn't it just the cutest thing you have ever seen? Functional, practical and just so adorable, the Luggy will accompany your tot everywhere.

Fairtrade and handmade with love these wheeled baskets are perfect for storing and toting your little one’s most prized possessions.A tiny wheeled basket for your toddler, perfect for storing and toting their most prized possessions. Available in bright Yellow and Blue, or a softer natural or white - sizing is 25cm x 26cm x 58cm tall with a RRP of $75.00 - shop here!

Olli Ella here - Instagram here - Facebook  - Pinterest here

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Young Folk Store...

A store just for the young folk.. From fun cushions to artwork, prints, lighting, rugs and decorative pieces, Young Folk’s unique product range is specifically chosen to inspire parents to easily achieve the ‘designed look’. 

Young Folk, an online store dedicated to children’s interior styling and décor has opened its virtual doors giving Australian parents a reason to proudly show off their child’s bedroom. 

Designed to be a one stop shop, Young Folk Store provides a great range of children’s décor products along with an interior styling service and baby shower and nursery design registry. 

Check out more of The Young Folk here or head to our Kids Page.

Website here - Services here - Shop here - Instagram here - Facebook here

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Feeling Fruity… Top tips from Children's Interior Designer Christie Blizzard

It's time to get fresh and fruity as we come into summer... and what a better way to get inspired to decorate your kid's room than with the best in the biz... Christie Blizzard - Children's Celebrity Interior Designer. 

Here are some budget busting finds and some decedent delights to help you update your little one’s space and make it picture perfect for the silly season...

Top Tips To get a Fruity Finish:

1) HEALTHY START: Accent your child’s room with fruit, but don’t make your child’s room look like a fruit bowel. The idea is to inject freshness and fun into the room, rather than over doing it. 

2) FRUIT SALAD: Use these elements to match in with your existing pallet. For girls, consider the cherry print or a watermelon rug that works with what you already have. Make the fruit trend work for you.

3) BUY IN PAIRS: To keep things consistent, use two fruit-themed items. Just one will have no purpose / balance in the room so always good to off-set it with another fruity fun piece.

4) DON"T USE REAL FRUIT: As tempting as it is, a bowl of lemons or apples just won’t go the distance. If you would like to consider real fruit as decor, be sure to keep them in a vessel that can be changed from time-to-time and is up high enough so your little one won’t eat the produce. If real fruit is a must, fill a vase with glorious green apples as a “sometimes” decoration, rather than chucking a fruit bowl on the desk.

5) DIY: if you are crafty consider painting your own canvas or framing a fruit-inspired tea towel. If your child is old enough, make a day of it and have them create their own fruit-inspired wall art.

6) KEEP IT FRESH: Don’t like fruit? If fruit just isn’t your thing, use the colours as inspiration and build from there. Reds, greens and yellows are very on-trend and can still give your child’s room a summer flavour but won’t leave a bitter taste in your mouth. 

7) BUDGET CONSCIOUS? Check out etsy.com there are so many gorgeous handmade options from some amazing artisans that will make your fruity palace unique

8) WALL STICKERS: The fruit fad will give your space fabulous pops of colour and make their room alive. However, using fun wall stickers (pineapples from vivid wall decals) means you can make a statement without it being a permanent one. From just $25 you can give yourself a fun feature wall that can be removed when you need a new look.

9) OTTO- MOTTO:  Make your own ottoman. If you are lucky enough to have a great local vintage shop or an ability to track down items online, find an old-fashioned fruit crate and make your own seat cushion using foam and strong, fruity colours which doubles as a storage box.

10) FRUITY TANGO:  This gorgeous trend will inspire some amazing, fun spaces. That is the whole idea. Take risks with colour, be playful and enjoy this limitless fad before it is last season’s flavour.

Product references from above pictures:
1.    Sonny Angel Fruit Series - $9.95 from This Little Love
2.     Country Road Bedding: From $39.95
3.     Oobi fruit stools: $249
4.     Vivid Wall Decals: from $25
5.     Watermelon lamp $199
6.     Watermelon Felt Rug: On sale for $200 from Incy Interiors
7.     (Cherries) Rocket and Floss Artwork: from $20
8.     Fine Little Day Pear Poster – $48 from Skip To My Lou
9.     Talo Interiors Hand Picked Lemon: From $185
10.   Apple wall paper: $148 per roll

Find out more about Christie Blizzard here
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Kip & Co Home Republic for Kids...

Designed exclusively for Adairs Kids, the Kip & Co Bed linen Collection is bright, fun, colourful and playful and even better it is designed with reversible patterns for alternate styling options.. Check out the fab range below!

  Pointed Arrow   -from $99.95 - The kids Pointed Arrows design features a unique print of quirky arrow shapes atop a gorgeous navy base. Created from 250 thread count ultrafine cotton percale this super soft quilt cover set offers a contrasting reverse of scattered matchstick shapes across a sky blue base, a wonderful alternate styling option.

Pointed Arrow  -from $99.95 - The kids Pointed Arrows design features a unique print of quirky arrow shapes atop a gorgeous navy base. Created from 250 thread count ultrafine cotton percale this super soft quilt cover set offers a contrasting reverse of scattered matchstick shapes across a sky blue base, a wonderful alternate styling option.

  Croc   - from $99.95 - The kids Croc design features a visually spectacular display of vivid, colours and shapes that will bring fun and excitement into any bedroom. Created from 250 thread count ultrafine cotton percale this super soft quilt cover set offers a contrasting reverse of scattered polka dots across a cool lilac base.

Croc - from $99.95 - The kids Croc design features a visually spectacular display of vivid, colours and shapes that will bring fun and excitement into any bedroom. Created from 250 thread count ultrafine cotton percale this super soft quilt cover set offers a contrasting reverse of scattered polka dots across a cool lilac base.

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