Fun and Games with Djeco
The Mini Rodini Space Odyssey - An Adventure Through Love, Space And Time
Mini Rodini's latest collection is absolutely out of this world awesome!
As a kid growing up in the 80s I remember being completely mesmerised by ET and all things outer space and those influences are keenly felt with this intergalactic collection. From cats with psychic powers and unidentified flying objects to a man in the moon delivering spiritual advice, this is a space odyssey with the most delicious of twists.
Of course we love it all, we always do but our absolute favourite favourite(s) are the space jackets, for the coolest of cool cats!
We also love, love, LOVE the rainbow hearts, which look especially cute in the dress and shirt but are also available in a skirt, blouse, short sleeve tee and cap.
Here in Brighton we have been enjoying an unusually pleasant run of sunshine which has been perfect for showing off our favourite shorts, tee and cap combination and the hooded dress has been absolutely perfect for bright but blowy blasts along the beach!
Let us not lose sight of the fact that we are of course UK based and it will only be a matter of time before the rain returns.....we couldn't be more ready for it with the gorgeous moon jacket for light summer showers (which packs away into the cutest of bum bags) and the edelweiss mouse mac and trousers for when mother nature unleashes her worst!
We have the full collection in-store now, come and browse these beauties in real life in our beautiful boutique in Brighton's North Lane or browse online here.
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of These
We've been busy hanging mobiles from the shop ceiling this week and they are drawing so many admiring comments! They really are SO mesmerising as they gently twirl in the air, it's easy to see why they have such a calming effect on babies.
Quite coincidentally all of our current mobiles hail from Scandinavia. Produced by three very different but equally stylish brands, we have something for every nursery.
Konges Sløjd have designed these beautiful cloud mobiles with felted clouds and silver or gold coloured droplets, available in 3 subtly different colour-ways and coordinating beautifully with some of the other nursery pieces we stock by the brand.
Konges Sløjd are also responsible for this stunning swan in flight mobile, a truly unique piece that soars gracefully overhead here in our Brighton shop - it makes for a welcome change from those noisy seagulls!
The Loullou-universe is a concept evoked from the imagination of Lærke Rune, a Copenhagen based product and furniture Designer who has created a small line of architectural toys. All of their products are made from sustainable and organic materials, with all wood used FSC-certified. Their mobiles come in two different styles, "Up in the Air' and 'Stardust', simple and stylish. If you haven't seen their gorgeous baby gym and accessories yet, you must take a look but be warned, its an absolute must-have!
We have so many beautiful pieces from the Liewood range, from muslins and swaddles to the most adorable wash mitts and hooded towels but the pom-pom cloud mobiles have been the biggest hit in store, available in multiple colour combinations and sizes, they come packaged in a cute box which makes them the most adorable new baby gift.
Come visit our store in the heart of Brighton's North Laine area or take a look at our full collection here, we have a growing range of inspirational new baby and nursery products.
Ingela's World - Retro Perfection
We are so in love with Sweden-based illustrator Ingela P Arrhenius at the moment. Her beautiful illustrations ooze 50's and 60's retro simplicity and she has a knack for creating the most adorable characters.
The "Where's Mr and Mrs" animal series takes your youngest ones on a colourful hide-and-seek adventure. Whether you choose to journey through a garden with Mrs Ladybird, a forest with Mr Owl, a jungle with Mr Lion or a farmyard with Mrs Hen you will be sure to meet lots of cute characters along your way.
Once little hands are more developed Main Street Magic more than lives up to its name. Visit the bakery, fish market, hair salon, museum, and circus, lifting flaps to make extraordinary discoveries as you wander through this small town. Peer through the die-cut windows of the bakery to admire its mouthwatering croissants, then lift the gatefold to waltz inside where there are additional flaps and wonderful delicacies to discover.
Ingela's collaboration with the French toy makers Vilac is something special and from our range of beautifully designed and crafted wooden toys that include building/stacking toys and skipping ropes, the pull-along toys have to be amongst our favourites. In a hotly contested competition between the hen, the astronaut and the elephant, the musical hen and chick is our in-house winner (we may or may not have been swayed by the fact it plays the can-can!).
There's always room to squeeze one more toy in the stocking and our final addition this year is going to be one of these fun kaleidoscopes though we keep flip-flopping about which one to choose!
Every year we dream of a white Christmas and every year we've been disappointed! Here in the UK Glasgow is currently looking like a snow-lovers best bet with odds as high as 2-1, in Brighton we're taking no chances and if its another wet one we will at least be taking shelter with Vilac's stylish children's umbrellas. The space themed brolly with a gorgeous wooden astronaut handle is our little ones favourite though the cat and bear are equally adorable.
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.