Hvid - Soft, Pure and Kind
Belgium based Hvid, founded by Caroline Camerlynck, make exquisitely crafted knitted goods for babies and young children. From blankets and booties to cold weather accessories, cocoons and comforters. These are heirloom pieces to treasure, perfect in every way.
When the Danish speak of ‘hvid', they speak of the purest colour of all: white - a colour that is as fresh as snow and soft as milk. Interestingly, every Hvid design is first made in pure white, to create the finest subtleties in the pattern and find the perfect weight. There is a genuine commitment to producing the very finest, luxury, soft knitted goods possible that is reflected in the beauty of every piece produced.
Misha and Puff
We love it when there is buzz around a brand or a collection and Misha & Puff has brought it in bucketloads these last couple of weeks! We had so many messages from customers dying to find out what we are stocking this season and the enthusiasm has been infectious, we were so excited to make the collection live yesterday at 3pm (or so, after a hugely stressful technical glitch!) and we couldn't be more grateful for your response, thank you for each and every one of your glorious orders which we are pleased to say will be winging their way to you early next week.
For anyone not familiar with Misha & Puff, the brand was founded by stylist Anna Wallack in 2011. From the humble beginnings of the very first season when handmade samples were personally carried shop-to-shop to generate interest, Misha & Puff has grown into the business we know and love today. Crucially there is one thing that hasn't changed in all that time and that is the ethos that is central the brand, to make things the best way possible, in the nicest way possible.
Each Misha & Puff piece is thoughtfully designed before being lovingly handcrafted in Peru by a team of dedicated and talented knitters, all of whom are very much part of the Misha & Puff family and many of which have been a part of the team since the very beginning. The knitters take great pride in their creations (rightfully so because they are things of beauty!) and on the hang tag of each garment you will find the name of the person responsible for creating that individual item.
Working with premium natural fibres, the merino in Misha and Puff designs is incredibly soft, hard-wearing and itch-free whilst the hand-dying process creates a truly unique and rich depth of colour. SS20 also features luxurious pima cotton yarn and the new collection is perfect for those sunny days ahead.
The ever-popular popcorn sweaters and cardigans return in the prettiest colour palate - vanilla, caramel, coral, dusty blue, sunflower and faded space dye. It's so hard to choose a favourite but I think it's the dusty blue that has my heart this season, available from 12 months all the way up to 8 years.
The must have item of the season has to be the skating pond skirt which completely sold out in all seven colour-ways in just a couple of hours! We can't wait for your images to start filtering though on instagram (please do tag us) as it was one of our personal favourites this season too. Pleated, and complete with attached bloomers this piece encapsulates Misha & Puff's signature style, combining beauty with practicality.
If knitwear isn't your thing there are some lovely pieces in organic pima cotton carrying the beautiful orchard design. We have the balloon romper, collar tee, cycling shorts and the scout dress (pictured) available in both mint and sunflower. The dress is just so easy to style with a built-in kerchief together with a ruffle hem. Just beautiful.
There are some beautiful t-strap shoes and sandals too, which are so versatile and would look fab with just about everything.
Misha and Puff clothes are built to last, and meant to be passed down. Shop the full collection online here and prepare to be wowed!
New Collection: Bobo Choses Growing Young - A Dance Romance
Hands up who has impeccably dressed kids but often neglects to buy anything new for themselves? I know I'm not alone! With the latest Bobo Choses Growing Young collection we are all out of excuses. Featuring prints and shapes from the kids collection, Bobo have given some very best pieces a little twist and come up with the most amazing capsule collection for growing-young adults who appreciate creativity and love to have fun!
For those not already familiar with their SS20 collection, A Dance Romance, it is (as the name suggests!) inspired by the joyful world of dance. With this collection, young-at-heart dancers are encouraged to let themselves go, feel the rhythm, dance and feel happy and if you've seen any of their brilliantly bonkers promo videos you'll have seen what they mean!
There are too many womenswear pieces on our must-have list to feature here. There are some stand-out t-shirts and sweatshirts, some lovely knits (we adore the oranges knitted short sleeve jumper) but also some beautiful printed shirts and midi skirts.
This is our second season carrying Growing Young and our first to feature menswear, we have chosen a few keys pieces that we think will appeal, taking twinning possibilities to tripletting possibilities if you are that way inclined!
Accessories include beautiful silky scarfs in either a leopard, chachacha kiss and all over pineapple print and some very cute short socks available in lips and leopard!
For the home we love these bamboo plates and cups - available separately as sets of four with the plates priced at just £26 and cups at £17.
"When dancing, there isn’t a right way and a wrong way, there’s just your own way. Dancing gives us a feeling of happiness; makes ourselves feel confident and becomes a way to express what we cannot put into words."
Available online now in women's sizes XS-L and Mens S-L.
The Animals Are Here!
We are beyond excited to welcome The Animals Observatory into the Junior Edition fold for the first time and what a collection to start with!
The lovechild of Jan Andreu and former creative director for Bobo Choses, Laia Aguilar, The Animals Observatory is a timeless brand. Both children and adults are drawn to its sense of playfulness, comfort and aesthetic, all of which based on the philosophy of an old motto that Laia often repeats to her children: ‘Be a good animal, true to your instincts’.
With lots of adorable pieces for your smallest smalls, the baby-suits are some of the cutest one-pieces we have seen in a long time. There are lots of beautiful patterns but our favourites here are the hot pink Halley's Comet and more muted but equally gorgeous busts in beige.
For those super sunny days there are some lovely playsuits and dresses for older girls. We adore the apple patterned terry towelling playsuit and the gingham sleeveless dress with peach placement print is so elegant, if only they did grown up sizes!
As well as all of the beautifully light and summer bits there are some lovely pieces that are perfectly suited to the not so sunny days that make up much of the great British summer! These trouser and jacket combos are the perfect marriage of style and comfort.
The Animals Observatory has 10 Manifestos but out of all of them it's number 5 that resonates the most with us: "Love Above All, Equality Above All, Kindness Above All" - available across a range of styles and colours.
Indulge yourself further with a look at our complete collection here or come visit our store in the heart of Brighton's North Laine area and see this beautiful new collection in all its animal glory!
Bobo's Never-ending Summer
As a child, Jane Goodall was given a cuddly chimpanzee toy named Jubilee and her passion and love for animals was ignited.
In later life Jane's adventure led her to the Gombe Stream National Park in Africa where she spent her life watching and learning about chimpanzees, she is now credited with being one of world's foremost experts on the species.
Never-ending Summer, the SS18 collection from Bobo Choses tells the story of young Jane, focussing on the questions she sought answers to as a child, curious about the world around her.
To pick our favourites from this sublime range has been an almost impossible task, quite frankly we are as in love with this exciting new collection as we are in awe of Jane's inspiring work.
The baby range boasts some brilliant brights as well as more muted khakis and greens and the most beautiful range of knitted culottes which look fabulous at any age.
For the older girls there are some simply stunning sundresses and skirts which we loved teamed here with the Novesta Forest sneaker.
There are some really fun shorts and tee combos for the boys and lots and lots of unisex pieces, we love the jumpsuits that look just as fab on boys as girls.
Never-ending Summer is our biggest collection yet with some 150 pieces in the range and we've also extended our range up to 9 years! From wardrobe essentials and swimwear to hats and bags, we've got it covered!
Indulge yourself further with a look at our complete collection here or come visit our store in the heart of Brighton's North Laine area and see this beautiful new collection in all its glory!
New Year - New Baby
A slightly belated, but hopefully not dreadfully late, Happy New Year!
There's something so exciting about new beginnings, a chance to wipe the slate clean and embrace something fresh. In our case this meant hot-footing it to the gym on January 2nd where we signed up for a WHOLE YEAR and embracing dry January for the first time ever!
The most special of all new beginnings of course though is the birth of a baby. As they enter the world for the first time, that wide-eyed innocence and promise of great things is intoxicating (especially helpful during dry January!).
We've introduced several new brands recently, both of which have some simply beautiful baby accessories.
Liewood are Copenhagen based and their collection is deeply rooted in the Nordic design tradition. They have an uncompromising and ethical approach to manufacturing and create conceptually strong products in irresistible designs for the modern family.
Their series of animal themed musical mobiles are exceptionally cute and play the classic tune 'Brahms Lullaby'.
We are huge fans of their lovely bamboo tableware sets, available in a range of animal designs and hugely popular with the little ones at mealtimes. We also have bibs in beautifully soft organic terry to catch the inevitable spills.
The animal theme continues across the most adorable face clothes, hooded towels, bathrobes, socks, tights and hats as well as muslins and swaddles which also come in a more traditional dot print coloured mustard, white, rose, dark and dumbo grey.
Also hailing from Danish shores is Konges Slöjd which was founded in 2014 by Emilie Konge Breindal who also designs the entire product range. Their design philosophy is to make tasteful children’s interior design and items that bring the little ones joy and are visually pleasing to the parent. Again ethical and environmentally friendly production is of utmost importance to the brand, as indeed it to us here.
As with Liewood they offer some stunning musical mobiles and we adore their gorgeous range of knitted rattles, especially the hammer!
They have an exceptional range of mobiles for baby's nursery. We have the swan up here in the shop and he looks wonderful in flight! The clouds are also truly beautiful and come in a range of sizes.
With tiny ones who so often have a habit of launching things out of the pram we have always found clip on anythings a real life saver! Konges Slöjd do some beautiful pram toys with a gentle bell in fruit designs and some super useful knitted pacifier clips.
Who ever knew that changing mats could be so stylish?! We have two gorgeous designs for the home as well as this lovely travel version with handy storage pockets.
Indulge yourself further with a look at our complete collection here or come visit our beautiful store in the heart of Brighton's North Laine area.
How cold is it all of a sudden? Down here on the sunny south coast there's a real chill in the air which has seen us reaching for our favourite winter warmers.
The littlest one made their way to school today wrapped up in Mini Rodini's Sausage Dogs, drawing many an admiring glance, because quite frankly, who doesn't love a sausage!
As with all Mini Rodini's superbly engineered winter coats this jacket is highly breathable and water resistant with 5000 mm water columns, made of a functional and heavy-duty shell fabric with taped seams and BIONIC-FINISH® ECO coating. The soft rib cuffs at sleeve endings and inside the collar prevent wind (and snow!) from getting in, and the smartly placed reflective stripes increase visibility when the days get darker.
For us though winter is all about the woolies and we have some absolute gorgeous knits in this season.
Bobo Choses have the most beautiful super soft intarsia knitted jumpers and being seaside bound ourselves we can deny the sea theme doesn't add extra appeal. These are absolutely perfect for our cold yet bright walks along the coast at the weekend.
Even in the coldest weather, sometimes its all about the statement pieces and we have a fair few to choose from!
Mini Rodini has an amazing faux fur jacket available in both brown and light blue made from recycled polyester with an inner lining in organic cotton, the lining is just as beautiful as the outside and features an all-over print of a fox family. Truly the softest thing we have felt in forever!
Bobo Choses meanwhile have produced an incredible straight fitting, collarless, fully-lined faux fur number with concealed pockets and an eyes pattern as part of their Dear World AW17 collection. Head gear optional!
Beau Loves' fur bomber though is absolutely out of this world! With a black base and natural and black striped fur sleeves its a real standout piece.
Indulge yourself further with a look at our complete collection here or come visit our beautiful store in the heart of Brighton's North Laine area.
We wish you a Meri Meri Christmas
We're just a week away from the start of December and the official countdown to Christmas!
Just when we thought we couldn't love Meri Meri's award-winning collection of partyware and gifts any more than we already did, the Christmas delivery arrived and it's love!
Their Winter Woodland Christmas Countdown is a beautiful advent calendar and sets the tone for a really special Christmas, it comes with a set of woodland critters crafted in natural wood and a Christmas tree to create a festive scene. The set also includes a cotton drawstring bag to hold the figures and can be brought out year after year.
Dressing up is so much fun at any time of year but especially at Christmas and we love this luxury head dress in the style of reindeer antlers. The antlers are crafted with wool, embellished with gold stitching and finished with brightly coloured tassels giving any outfit the perfect festive twist.
Their cute range of children's jewellery and hair clips also includes some festive themed pieces, including these embroidered elf and naughty/nice hair pins, the perfect stocking or advent calendar fillers.
Beautifully decorated rooms make for a really magical feel and Meri Meri's pretty garlands brighten any room. From fun festive mini garlands with a Santa scene to more traditional gold stars, we have something to suit every home. Our favourite though has to be this luxury garland with knitted gold triangle flags attached to an ivory coloured yarn with flecks of gold, just stunning!
Christmas isn't Christmas without crackers and Meri Meri's range this year includes snowmen, elves, reindeers and Santa as well as some beautiful woodland and moon/stars designs.
Every set contains a joke and hat with gifts ranging from the traditional toys and tattoos to hanging decorations and bracelets.
The hardest part is choosing one set from this beautiful collection but this year we'll be having these stylish mini crackers crafted with a natural paper and gold star pattern finished with neon string ties and a woodland themed decoration. These crackers contain a joke, paper hat and temporary tattoo.
For more festive themed ideas and to see the rest of Meri Meri's collection click here.