This new Winter 2017 collection is definitely reason for celebration! One of our favourites, Kate & Kate have teamed up with the incredibly talented Sydney interior design house, Arent&Pyke to bring us Carnival which we’re bursting to show you!
After 18 months of development, Kate and Kate with Juliette (Arent) and Sarah-Jane (Pyke) have released a collection which effortlessly combines the Arent&Pyke style with the Kate & Kate aesthetic. A celebration of celebrations, there’s a lot of super fun new pieces and some seriously cute new baby blankets including possibly our favourite wee Benny Alpaca blanket.
As well as gorgeous baby blankets there’s also new linen throws, cushions, tablecloths and napkins. We’ve talked about the linen throws before with the last collection and how versatile they are – blanket, beach throw, wall hanging, table cloth, picnic rug (we love a good multi-purpose item for a busy family)
You can see the full new collection here which is available for pre-order right now (there’s an option to personalise your blanket with an embroidered name making a perfect keepsake or gift!!).
The Indoor / Outdoor Playmats are made from natural tree rubber and are a completely safe and eco-friendly solution for little ones while learning to sit up and play. As opposed to other foam mats on the market, these are non toxic, free from nasty chemicals as well as being 100% biodegradable! Definitely a VERY useful item to use at home or on the go (includes a convenient carry bag for travelling and storage), non-slip, easy clean AND there is three beautiful patterns to choose from.
For a softer touch there’s also the new Reversible Quilted Blankets / Indoor Playmats! Made from organic cotton with four different ultra sweet patterns to choose from these are the perfect wee double purpose play mat and blanket for your own bub or baby shower gift (gender neutral options – hooray!).
Have a look through the designs with us and then check out the Indoor/Outdoor Rubber Playmats here and the Reversible Cotton Quilted Blankets here
It is with great enthusiasm that we introduce you to the MOST beautiful baby blankets we have ever laid our eyes on! Clever Christine from Niche Textile Studio in Wellington is hand weaving a range of sustainably minded blankets from New Zealand wool, the result is incredibly well made and thoughtfully designed pieces which would most certainly be handed down for generations to come.
Naturally coloured wool (meaning no dyes are used and energy and water use in yarn production is reduced) complements the three different motifs available in the range. These motifs have been translated into a textured self-stitched double cloth weave structure with 2 layers of cloth on the loom woven together at little moments of pattern, creating loft and warmth.
Each blanket is available in either Wahakura (moses basket) size (65cm x 80cm) or Cot size (105cm x 120cm). We also spy Niche’s equally beautiful range of hand woven cushions (see here and here) which would be just stunning in a nursery (or anywhere in the house)!! Come and look through the different motifs with us, I’m not sure I can pick a favourite (although the Ocean waves is really speaking to me!)… Let us know your favourite in the comments!
Geotile – celebrates the universal language and elegance of pattern constructed on hidden grids of circles and ruled lines, and mastered by practitioners of Islamic design.
Ocean Waves (Seigaha) – derived from Japanese sashiko stitching, represents power, luck and resilience.
Seven Treasures (Shippo Tsunagi) – derived from the Japanese sashiko stitch tradition and symbolises good fortune.
Just as much as we love great bedding, we LOVE great pyjamas! I guess we just love sleep, and although little ones might not always love going to bed, having a great pair of jammies should certainly help things! So in comes Four in the Bed, an Aussie brand with beautiful jammies for kids (and a couple of womens options too!).
We just love the sweet and classic current summer range from Four in the Bed – let kids be kids we always say! Sizes range from 2 – 16 (with women’s options here!) and all are made from breathable, quality cotton. These are definitely PJs that will last well! We even spy some of the summer range on sale right now, and there’s still just enough time for Aussies and Kiwis to order for Christmas (Mums you could even buy a matchy PJ set for yourself! Cute!).
Imagine a world where kids can make their own beds, and they stay made! Finny & Co have made this a reality with their genius sheet sets AND they have just released some super cute wee pillowcases too!
This one is a real game changer for kids and parents, not only are kids able to make their own beds but once they’re made they stay made! These are really well designed, high quality sheets with a clever wee system using buttons to keep the top and bottom together. Scroll through to the bottom for a 60 second video showing you how they work.
We also have to show you the brand new Pillow Casies friends just released! With three designs to choose from, each pillowcase has it’s own character: Florence the Penguin, Archie the Fox and Rupert the Panda. They have wee arms so they’re like a cross between a soft toy and a pillowcase. Very cute and a PERFECT Christmas pressie / stocking stuffer at just $29 each!
All images courtesy of Finny & C0 Styled Shots by Jane Keam Pillowcase shots by Finny & Co _