Monday, 30 April 2012

Orange and Gold

Another Queen's Day has come and gone. I think this was the best ever. Mr E and I were up early, and with my little granny wheely cart set off for the big treasure hunt! We are experienced flea-marketers, and my eagle eyes soon spied some bargains. We dropped off our cargo twice! Our loot for the days contained a lot of records, comics, picture frames, 50's bunting flags of the North Pole 1958 (amazing) and another place I can't remember now, kids puzzles, vintage kids dress (for the attic), a metal fuss-ball man, a painting of a nude, a small 50's shelf, some fabric, another trolley (oh yes, needed to carry the frames!), lovely 60s hat box for my jewels, ...and what else? Hmmm, that might be it. Good treasure. Tummies were also satisfied with Burger Bar burgers, beer, ice cream, and copious amounts of poffetje's. Delicious. Also saw this incredible Dodge, below. I still can't believe the Dutch weather decided to give us a day of glorious sun sandwiched in between all this crappy wind, rain, and thunder. Thank you, weather gods. Just magic, walking baout the city I love with the love of my life on one arm, treasure in the other, sun beaming down on us. All in all, best Queen's Day ever.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Mini & Maximus

 Kidswear label Mini & Maximus, or MiMa, offer a nice alternative for dressing your offspring.
Great clothes, with illustrations from both illustrators and kids themselves, like this flying cat drawing below. Quite awesome.
I quite loved this bat tee. And it was on sale. And it's now making it's way to me to tuck away in the attic. Shhh. Don't tell Mr E. But, come on, it's pretty darn rad, right?!
I really love the photography for the lookbook also. Real, raw, just beautiful.
Here is my bat tee again.
An awesome skeleton tee, and below, some more great photographs.

Fabric Family

Today I have a nice little Etsy find. This great extended family by Timo would be great for any kid. I'm sure the Dutch would go for the orange family! Especially with Queen's Day just around the corner. The family set goes for USD $280.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Coral & Tusk

I first discovered Coral & Tusk at the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn a couple of years ago.
They seem to be going from strength to strength which is great to see. Above, a simple yet elegant feather mobile. Approx 13" square top. Each feather is approx 1.5" x 3.5". Feathers hang at varying lengths between 12" - 18", USD $136.Love the High Five Onesie, Panda and tiger high five! 100% organic super soft cotton. Lap T for easy slip on/off. 3 snaps at bottom. Comes in sizes 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months. Machine wash warm, tumble dry. USD $46.They have things for big kids too! Like these stunning gift cards of which lucky duck me (!!!) was the receiver of for my birthday in March. How spoiled am I?! Just delightful.
Lastly, some very nice pillows. Five Arrows pillow: Inspired by beautiful and colorful handmade vintage arrows. Pillow has a 95% small feather, 5% down insert. Embroidered cover on 100% linen fabric. Back fabric is 100% linen. Measures 12" × 16". Cover is removable for cleaning. Machine wash cold (turn inside out) and tumble dry low. USD $84.
Arrows pillow. Cross your arrows, learn to fly. Inspired by home made arrows with found feathers and yarn bound ends. Pillow has a 95% small feather, 5% down insert. Embroidered cover on 100% linen fabric. Back fabric is 100% linen. Measures 12" × 16". Cover is removable for cleaning. Machine wash cold (turn inside out) and tumble dry low. USD $84.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Colour Me

I love collecting. And I love seeing other people's collections. Sharing now a lovely set of vintage colouring books. You can see the full set here on Flickr, I just grabbed a few of my favourites.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Soy Crayons

Loved crayons as a kids, but these are next level! Not only do Earth Grown Crayons come in great themes like Farmer's Market, Earth Day, Endangered Animals, but they're eco-friendly as well.
Earth Grown Crayons are "handmade from soy wax. Biodegradable and eco-friendly these crayons are paraffin-free and all natural, no commercially manufactured crayons are used. And they're tinted only with nontoxic mineral pigments, making them safe for young artists. Each set is shaped in a design that celebrates one of earth’s treasures." They range from USD $7 - $10. Awesome value.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Hop Skip Jump

The other say I was surfing the web and somehow landed on this lovely blog by fellow Aussie lass, Fiona, of Adelaide.
Fiona makes lovely soft toys, and you can either buy her book or just download the patterns you want. Neat! Check it out!
I really want to make a bunny. Super cute!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Mathias Sterner

These rich yet subtle photographs by Swedish photographer Mathias Sterner are just incredible. Shot for new clothing label Nor Autonom, I love the depth and contrast between very dark imagery and the fine wire work adornment.