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This is one exciting new kiwi brand to introduce to you!
Based in Wellington, FohFum brings us a collection of modern, pared back nursery furniture designed and made in New Zealand.
Everything used in the manufacture of their cots is baby safe, from non-toxic paint finishes, to the natural materials used in their mattresses. The unique mesh sides eliminate the gaps and rigid bar sides of other cots on the market, while maintaining good airflow for a healthy sleep.
Take some time to get to know this great innovative brand!
Photography by Anna Munro
Styling by Angela Vink and Angeline Harrington
Australian brand Laikonik have produced this beautiful “Once-A-Year” Book for years now. Their latest edition features gorgeous, letter pressed illustrations by Laura Blythman and is set up to chronicle your childs life from birth to adulthood.
Each year, from age 0 through to 18, affix one photo on the front and document milestones from that year on the back. Simply trim a standard 6×4 inch photo on any side to create a square OR print square-form photos straight from your phone or Instagram !
Using a clever concertina design the book is designed to stand and display or fold and store in the included wooden keepsake box. Plus, create a journal of the things kids say in the companion Chatter Book.
A great one for years to come!Imagery courtesy of Laikonik
We’ve been really enjoying browsing the beautiful handmade mobiles of Melbourne based; Jolie Petite Chose (Pretty Little Thing). Mobiles might be their specialty but they are also growing their offering of limited run, quality nursery products too.
A pretty divine little brand!!
Photography and styling by Concrete and Honey ……
Fresh out of Wellington, NZ these little lycra caps are adding some zap back into your children’s pool time. Their debut design ( soon to be followed by silicon AND caps for grown ups!) features cool continuous designs that will excite all water babies!
We are feeling pretty enthusiastic about this new brand and are happy to celebrate their launch with a little giveaway!
Browse the Poolbeanies collection here and scroll to the bottom of the post for comp details.
WIN A POOLBEANIE FOR YOUR WATER BABY!
And our lucky winner is
– In the comments below tell us which Poolbeanie you would love to win (you can make your choice here)!
– Open to all readers
– Drawn at random on Thursday
We haven’t shared a great local book with you in ages – so its with great pleasure that we introduce Georgina and her Dad, the dragon!
Australian based author; Katrien Pickles got thinking of how few books showed Fathers or male carers as the rough and tumble main characters and she decided to set about changing that. Joining forces with illustrator Lauren Merrick, she has created “Georgina and Dad the Dragon”.
“Georgina had fought many great battles as the greatest knight in all the land. But her most dangerous battle of all was against Dad the Dragon. Will Georgina be able to stop Dad the Dragon from gobbling up chickens and burping fireballs on her village?”
We think its a beautiful addition to any bookshelf and are happy to say that we have 3 to giveaway !
All details below and in the mean time the book can be purchased directly here.
WIN ONE OF 3 COPIES OF GEORGINA AND DAD THE DRAGON!
Competition now closed.
Our 3 lucky winners drawn at random are:
– in the comments below simply tell us who illustrated the book by Katrien Pickles?
Open to NZ and Australian residents
Winners will be drawn at random on Thursday 9th of July
Kip + Co. have JUST released their first Art Series Bean Bag collaboration and it is great!
After sifting through thousands of entries they have been left with four winners and their distinctly different, bold and graphic designs!
All have been listed online and they are limited edition so don’t miss out!
Meet Sonata – the new vintage inspired single bed by Mocka. They have just dropped into both the NZ and Australian online stores with no shortage of colourways available!
Punchy bright or classic white, the powdercoated steel frames with timber slats have been constructed to meet the stringent safety standards applied to baby’s cots.
Styling by Louise Roche
Bedding by Little Yawn
Jarmies are IMPORTANT! They get worn for many hours of the day when you are a small person so comfort is top of the list….but style is super nice too!
Introducing Thread – a collection of kids sleepwear inspired by fashion and pop culture combining a mix of kid themes, adult styling, durability and comfort. Goodnight Moon is their first range of 100% cotton sleepwear for kids between the ages of 2 -11 years old. It’s a mix and match concept and sold as separate pieces so depending on the weather and personal preference you can put together any combination of pieces and still have your little guys all matchy-matchy and looking the goods!
Designed in Australia and featuring original prints by Brisbane artist and mum, Heather Hawkins, Thread is sleepwear for cool kids who dream big!
They have just launched TODAY so explore here.Imagery courtesy of Thread
Photography by Hayley Sparks
Hair and Make up by Michelle Dube
Models from Starfish Kids and friends
This is an awesome homegrown brand present to you at the end of the week!
Undercover has launched their debut collection of sleep bags for the small people in your life. Unlike their chunky, boring and more technical cousins sold in outdoor stores, the Undercover bags are great to arm your little ones with for sleepovers at friends or snuggling on the sofa at the end of the day and not completely destroying the vibe of your living room!
Simple and convenient,the bags come in a range of patterns, have a compartment for a pillow or cushion, and are machine washable, making them ideal for daycare or any time when a little snooze is needed.
Take some time to explore online here AND follow creator Kate on instagram for a glimpse of family life in Marlborough, NZ!
Images courtesy of Undercover
Photography by Jim Tannock
Styling by Alex Fulton