FINE LITTLE DAY!
MY NAME IS ELISABETH
SHARING VISUAL TREASURES
*LITTLE PAPER PLANES
*LOST FOUND ART
*MADE BY JOEL
*MALIN G NORDIN
*OLA & OLEK
*THE SMALL OBJECT
*BIG KIDS MAGAZINE
*A MODERN FABLE
*A DRAWING DIARY
*ATELIER POUR ENFANTS
*AT SWIM TWO BIRDS
*BEVEL AND BOSS
*BIRD & BANNER
*EMMAS DESIGN BLOG
*FINE FINE BOOKS
*I LOVE GREY SKIES
*KICKAN & CONKERS
*KINDRA IS HERE
*LE TRAIN FANTÔME
*SPECKS & KEEPINGS
*STORK BITES MAN
*THE IMPOSSIBLE COOL
*THE LOOK SEE
*THIS IS NOT PORN
*VINTAGE FOR KIDS
*WOOD & WOOL STOOL
TAKE A LOOK AT:
*WHAT THE FONT
*OLD PHOTO GENERATOR
“The vintage wardrobe is no longer a wardrobe. It’s a time-machine. We open its doors and begin a journey back to those hot summers, bringing old sunny holidays souveniers with our friends around the swiming-pool. A reunion of all we were, believed in and loved through our favourite garments.”
Patrícia married Andre and they got a son, Manuel. And that pretty much sums up how things started. In the beginning of motherhood Patrícia found it difficult to find comfortable and at the same time cool looking clothes for her baby. Since she has always loved African patterns, Patrícia was happy when Andre began traveling to Mozambique and bringing some of these fantastic fabrics back home. Patrícia started by making clothes for her self, and then to Manuel. After a while other people and friends started to ask her to make clothes for their children – and Cappies and Lanas was born.
“I love to see kids wearing some unusual colors and garments and that was kind of what first motivated me.”
About the word “Capulana”
Capulana is a sarong worn in areas of south-eastern Africa but primarily in Mozambique. Women cover their body, head and even carry their babies in it. The garment is usually rich patterned in bright colors.
Nuun Kids Design is an innovative, young Spanish design company based in Girona. I love the idea of a good looking multi-functionality furniture that grows with the child. Nuun Kids Design have several great birch wood variations at their site. Take a look at their Youtube videos for even more ideas.
I love the new is a new children’s knitwear collection by London based designer Lu Flux ‘A Mouthful of Milk Teeth’. Each piece of the collection is made-to-order and hand knitted by a group of local knitters. The complete collection has everything to keep a toddler warm ranging from mitts, scarves and hats to trousers, jumpers, skirts and a blanket. Available for ages 2 to 6 years. See full collection here.
When we bought our country house a couple of years ago, we inherited a bunch of nice things from the former owner. This beutiful, old Emmaljunga pram for example. Actually we inherited two of them but since one is good enough (not even having any small children anymore) the other one was sent to recycling. The one we kept is old and rather dirty but still rocks nice when it rolls. Anyway I wanted to stage our new GRAN blanket together with the pram so I brushed it off and rolled it out in the autumn meadow.
I wanted to capture a “romantic” feeling there in the afternoon. The brown blanket fit nicely into the soft, and and still quite lush garden and the old beauty. Then I showed the photos to my husband who pointed out the “horror movie” pontesial in the photos. Well he liked them he said, but in his eyes they were kind of scary. Not exactly the tone I had planned.
Well, hope you can look at them with the romantic glasses on, and hope you like the new brown.
Another new blanket color, Lily Black.
More nice, old Emmaljunga pram models here.
Ok then. The name on our new blanket/pattern is changed!
I admit that “Prick” was not the ultimate name to choose. E v e n if it means Dot in Swedish. Thank you Instagram people and you who emailed and pointed this out. Actually we did discuss the name (belive it or not) back and forth when we realized the established meaning in English. But then we thought about our pillow cases Gran and Barr which has Swedish names, and was hoping for a “forgiving” way of reading the word. Ha ha.
Funny food names (tack Pelle).
Lilly Wood and the Prick. Good music, thanks Claire.
Lily is her name. And then there is Prick. I belive they live in the same forest, although their houses are quite far apart. Lily, something of a dreamer and Prick the more rational. Sometimes they visit each other.
Might be the beginning of the book? Lily and Prick are two new patterns of ours. Baby blankets in turquoise, red and yellow. Like a summer day, but would also warm a little one on a more chilly autumn day. Take a look at the yellow versions as well here.
There is also a book. Could be something to go with a blanket, or on its own. It’s a book with an open story, where the directions is up to you. The thought is that you make your own story with help of the pictures, conversation, imagination and questions, together.
Preview it over at Blurb.
Hope you like what you see. And don’t forget to enter our pillowcase giveaway before Wednesday 22 May. Wish you all a great coming week.
UPDATE “Prick” should we change it?? Prick means dot in Swedish but yes we realized what it can mean in English. Since we have the Swedish words GRAN and BARR in our earlier products we kind of wanted to have the same line. It keep coming reactions about the name though, ha