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TOYS & GAMES
Wakka by Kukkia -- The kind of screen that works for us : )
The lovely Kaz, toy designer and creative force behind Japanese toy brand Kukkia, came over all the way from Japan to join us at our latest ShopUp event in East London. She's such an amazing woman -- a beautiful ball of positive energy, really! She is so fun and expressive, you just have to love ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Brio labyrinth game, suitable for 6-99 years!
This labyrinth game by Brio was one of the presents we gave Pim for Christmas and it was such an immediate success. During the courses at our Christmas dinner that evening, the kids were literally fighting over it, together with their grandfather (see photo!). So the fact that Brio markets this toy as suitable 'for 6 to ...
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TOYS & GAMES
House-shaped wooden block set
My sister bought this 'Tsumiki' building block set for Ivy for Christmas and it has been completely commandeered by Marlow!! She loves taking off the magnetic top, picking out the little blocks one by one, and making little stacks and towers. She's completely obsessed with it (if she wasn't so cute, I would be so ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Chalkboard Nesting Dolls from The Kid Who
Since she was a baby, Ava has had a little obsession with Matryoshka dolls or, as we say, Babushkas. She plays with them for hours! So I couldn't resist these fun Chalkboard Nesting Dolls I spotted over at cool lifestyle shop The Kid Who, and we're having such fun with them. I also really like them as ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Zolo-a-go-go
I've written before about the Bonz toys when we featured our Favourite Toys theme a couple years ago... and I believe the Zolo range is part of that same toy family, or at least both toys function in the same way. It is essentially a set of 48 funky, colourful pieces and kids get to ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Dinette by Natalie Lété
In our little household, we have actually gone through more tea sets than an elephant in a china shop. These tea sets have been made out of plastic, china, paper...most of them have been truely hideous, especially as they have been coloured on with markers and otherwise defaced. A tea set is the ultimate toy ...
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BABY
House of Balls
Ava has a new favourite toy: the 'House of Balls' from stylish French toy company Vilac. The concept is simple: four coloured balls (perfectly sized for a toddler's hand) and a house-shaped track with a little bell on the end. It's amazingly addictive for babies and toddlers! They love to see the ball roll down the ...
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TOYS & GAMES
I-Wood toy computer
I'm not sure if your kids are the same as mine, but my girls are obsessed with my computer. They make their own computers out of cardboard and it seems to be an essential component when playing the Mummy and Papa game. A sign of the times, I guess... How cool is this toy computer ...
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BABY
Doudou Veilleuse -- a Glow-in-the-dark bunny
Alessia from the newly launched eco shop, e-side, recently sent me this Doudou Veilleuse -- a cute little rabbit, made from fairtrade and organic cotton, that glows in the dark! I'll admit I was skeptical, but sure enough it works really well -- looks like a normal little 'doudou' until the lights go out and ...
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GIVEAWAYS
Theme Week: Win a Billy Rocker!
When it comes to simple ideas, these cool Billy Rockers take the cake.  They're not just fun ride-along toys, but also a craft project/design challenge. With a little paint, crayons, stickers, etc. you can customize the rockers into anything you wish: a rocking horse, dragon, dolphin, unicorn, etc. The Billy Rocker is made from recycled ...
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UNCATEGORIZED
aMAISing!
Yes...that's right this toy is pretty amasing! Happy Mais is made from natural GM-free corn starch material that is totally biodegradable, compostable and coloured with non-toxic food colouring. These little pieces (which remind me of cheese puffs) are really versatile. One can build flowers, animals, trains... just about anything. All you have to do is ...
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MILAN
Elephant-astic!
The other night we were at a friend's place and my son discovered a new toy. Elefun, a game from Hasbro, is a motorised plastic elephant that has a fan in its body to blow fabric butterflies out of its 1 meter high trunk and into the air. Each player, equipped with his or her ...
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BABY
More beanbags!
Well, this proves that there is a lot to write about beanbags. (The third post already)! Though these ones aren't for sitting on... I bought these 12 tiny beanbags in NY about two years ago and they are a favourite in my family. The baby loves the different colors, texture and feel of them (they are filled ...
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It’s the season for blackberries! And what is better than Blackberry Cream Cheese Puffed Pastry? Seven ingredients and the very best breakfast. Link in bio. @laraoflondon
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Autumn is around the corner. Have you ever made a collection of acorn friends? We love this simple idea, link in bio.
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This weekend for some craft inspiration, we adore @sundayboheme!
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Have a little tea party this weekend to celebrate the week of school! ️ Victoria Sponge Cupcakes, oh yes. Link in bio @laraoflondon.
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How to Encourage Teens to do Household Chores is Courtney’s new post today. Want tips, link in bio. Have tips, tell us in comments! @intheloop.teens @courtneyadamo
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Love this retro style back to school @hedgehogshop! How is back to school going in your house?
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Here’s a video of our latest ShopUp in East London (shot and edited by our lovely and talented friend Nadine Brandt). It encapsulates the ShopUp atmosphere really, really well, and it makes us so excited for the next one!
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Our beautiful new book, '9 months: A month by month guide to pregnancy' for the family to share, is AVAILABLE NOW! You can order it here: UK: http://amzn.to/2n6eCT7 / US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo / AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
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Check out the cool vibes of our Shop Up event in London in December!
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Our 2nd live shopping event in Brooklyn was amazing! Great shopping, delicious treats, tons of kids activities and a super cool family photo booth!
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Esther shows us her recipe for delicious mint syrup.
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Our live shopping event in London at Chelsea Old Town Hall in 2015 was a big success and so much fun.
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Here we show you how to harvest rhubarb from the garden, and make it into a delicious compote. If you make oatmeal at the same time, you have made a delicious and nutritious breakfast that your family will love! (Ours do!)
5 years ago
This gym bag is such a fun and easy project, also for beginners this is a nice sewing project. Esther, Emilie and the kids had so much fun going to the market choosing all the supplies. The fabrics from Little Cube are the cutest!
5 years ago
Our first live shopping event in Brooklyn was a great success. We loved seeing the best boutiques under one roof, combined with great food and fun activities...and some dancing! Hope to see everyone this year again on September 18th & 19th at 501 Union, 501 Union Street in Brooklyn.
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