29 June 2008

Stylish Kids: Wild Things Of Noosa


Another great market find - the beautiful children's accessories and toys of Wild Things Of Noosa. Selina creates hip, modern things for little ones. We stocked up on presents for our nieces in the US and got a little pressie for Sophie too.

You can find Wild Things Of Noosa in the online store and sells them on Etsy, Made It and La Toriana. You can read more about Selina's new products and crafts on her blog at Wild Things Of Noosa. And check out Wild Things Of Noosa at the upcoming Mathilda's Markets in Brisbane on 19th July, 2009.

Image: Wild Things Of Noosa

26 June 2008

Welcome Online My Messy Room

Drool-worthy children's store My Messy Room (based in Summer Hill, NSW near my old 'hood), has just opened their online store. I have been eagerly awaiting this moment since we moved from Sydney, as this store manages to stock the coolest, quirkiest products and gorgeous brands you've never heard of (as well as some favourites that you have). Those gorgeous Japanese duds from Wasabi Kids? You can find them at My Messy Room. There's also a new blog that I'm sure will be compulsory reading for anyone who loves cool baby products. Welcome My Messy Room!

Bholu Sale Not To Be Missed

Amazing textiles brand Bholu (who I wrote about recently here) is having a massive Winter sale on Friday 4th July, 2008. Samples and discontinued lines will be heavily discounted. Cushions from $25 (RRP $130), bed sets from $25 (RRP $179), toys from $15 (RRP $69) and kids wraps $15 (RRP $65) and more bargains! Details:

BHOLU HEADQUARTERS
Suite 110, Level 1
59 Marlborough Street
Surry Hills, 2010, NSW
(02) 9698 0153

FRIDAY 4th July 2008
10.30 am - 5.30 pm

24 June 2008

French Design for Aussies

I was thrilled to discover today (via a link on Ohdeedoh.com) an online store based in Victoria selling fabulous French design ware. French Bazaar specialises in home decor, games and gadgets, cooking and eating products, things for your pet, environmental products and chalkboard stickers. I just love the Buddy throw for your couch and the Buddy beach towel (the "anti-loneliness" beach towel! pictured).

Image: www.frenchbazaar.com

22 June 2008

Decor8 Amy Butler Print Contest

One of my favourite Bloggers Holly Becker at Decor8 is running a fun contest using the new range of Amy Butler Design fabrics (with a fab Amy Butler Design pack as prize). Entrants have created mood boards for a room using material swatches from the new fabric range Midwest Modern. You can find my little entry here. Some of the graphic designer and interior designer mood boards are incredible and worth checking out here.

20 June 2008

Great Packaging: Mozi Organic Tea

Gorgeous homewares brand Mozi has just launched their own range of organic tea, packaged in the gorgeous designs that Mozi is so loved for. So far there are three flavours - Chamomile and Cinnamon, Moroccan Mint and English Breakfast. Each box brews 100 cups of tea. I think these would make excellent gifts, especially at the $16.95 price point. You can buy them from the Mozi website and I assume they will be making their way into gift stores soon.

Image: Mozi

12 June 2008

Marisa Haedike Children's Book

After developing a devoted following for her beautiful child-like paintings, fabulous artist Marisa Haedike has expanded into writing and has just self-published her first children's book - Who Are You Going To Be Today Olive? I'm dying to get hold of one. The first run is a 26 page full color hard cover book including 22 illustrations. The RRP is $44.95 and can be purchased from Marisa's site Creative Thursday.

11 June 2008

Cool Websites: Baby Shopping Guide - Australia

I come across so many things that I love online and there was no way that my bookmark folder could hold any more baby products, so I started using Kaboodle (an online shopping scrapbook thingy) to keep track of all the things I like. And so became my Baby Shopping Guides. I have 2 at the moment (one for Australia, and one for the US), and have expanded into a wishlist for our pad, and a present ideas list, among others. If you'd like to become my "friend" on kaboodle, drop me a note and let me know that you found me through this post.

6 June 2008

Baby Shower Gifts: Amber Teething Necklace

Baby shower gifts can sometimes be challenging to choose, especially if the child's gender is not known. A unique gift for an open-minded Mum To Be is a baltic amber teething necklace - a natural remedy for teething that is great for both baby boys and baby girls.

My girlfriend in London has two delightful baby boys and she swears by the amber teething necklaces that they both wear to relieve their teething symptoms. As amber is a resin, not a stone, it is purported to have healing properties, especially when in contact with the warmth of baby's skin. The string is weak enough to break if caught on something, but each bead should be strung individually so that only one should fall off if broken.

Meredith Marshall of Amber Bebe provides a detailed overview of the benefits of amber teething necklaces on Mumzone. I think they're worth a go - especially if they provide teething relief - and they look pretty cool too.

Shop online for kids products from great stores in the Australian Online Kids and Baby Store Directory.

Image from Nature's Child.

4 June 2008

Bholu Children's Range

I adore Bholu. A truly fair-trade company with gorgeous design and quality materials. You see their signature swirl cushions in every interiors magazine, and they have recently launched stunning rugs. But did you know that they also have a very cool children's range? So simple, clean and quirky. The Bholu Bubalah range is designed from drawings by children aged 3-7 years who come from underpriviledged slum communities. The range includes bedding, swaddling blankets and fun quirky stuffed toys. I love the whole range.

Image: Bholu

1 June 2008

Stylish Kids: Tree Huggin' Bubs

Another great Aussie baby clothes designer that I discovered at the Bangalow Market is Tree Huggin' Bubs. The designers use only 100% organic cotton jersey for their designs which are handmade on the NSW North Coast. All products are in natural shades of cream, brown and green and many feature delicate lace detail. Beautiful products. You can order a range of clothes and accessories on their website.

Image: Tree Huggin' Bubs
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