Design Letters

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Sep 172016

Design Letters

Remember that awesome black and white playrug we discovered recently? It’s no secret Scandinavia is full of amazing creative talent so let us introduce you to another stylish Danish monochrome treasure you are sure to adore:

Design Letters range

Created by Mette Thomsen and inspired by Arne Jacobsen’s famous typography hand the trendy Design Letters collection brings bold and beautiful to the family table.

Design Letters CutleryThe eye-catching dinnerware range consists of everything you need to make mealtime modern and marvellous and totally impress your dinner guests. From plates and bowls to cups and funky cutlery and much more, Design Letters has got all courses covered. Australian online store Leo & Bella sells all the pieces individually, allowing you to build your unique Alphabet collection one product at a time.

Alphabet CupEven the youngest family members can enjoy a designer sip and serve: Simply transform your child’s favourite melamine Alphabet Cup (RRP $20) into a trainer sippy cup by popping on the sweet pastel coloured sippy drink lid (pink or mint, sold separately). For extra peace of mind the lids are free from nasty BPA and they are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. Alphabet Cups are available in all the letters of the alphabet and would make a gorgeous baby shower or baptism gift for a special little one…

To find out more about Leo & Bella, to browse the Design Letters range and to order online visit

Adventure ah-OYOY

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Sep 082016


When people think of kids bedrooms or playrooms they often think bold, bright colours (and lots of them) are a must, however the truth is that a big colour-overload can be rather overwhelming and even a bit unsettling for little munchkins. Luckily more and more parents are starting to see the charm in soft pastels, neutral tones or black/white monochrome which can be fun, fashionable and relaxing all at once. Check out this gorgeous play rug from Mimimacko:

OYOY rug

Designed in Denmark by talented artist Lotte Fynboe the OYOY range is all about ‘less is more’, celebrating simplicity, function, colour and quality in true Scandinavian style.

Adventure RugThe brand new and very beautiful OYOY Adventure Rug (RRP $98, 180 x 70cm) is a fantastic example of this perfect balance. The minimalistic black and off white design is classy and totally on trend, fitting in with a modern children’s bedroom, playroom or even the casual corner of a living room.

At the same time the rug doubles up as a fun play mat thanks to the handprinted road map. Get out the cars and trucks, toy animals and miniature houses and watch the kids use their imagination to come up with the most amazing adventures. You have got to love this multi-functional decor piece!

Made from 100% woven cotton this OYOY creation is soft to play on and high in quality, spot clean only is recommended

Hip Tip: Make sure you sign up for the free Minimacko newsletter to be instantly awarded with a 10% discount on your first order. Bonus!

To find out more about Minimacko, to browse the OYOY range and to order online visit

Hip Homes by Bloomingville

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Jan 172015


Scraps of paper, clothing tags, receipts, ribbons, rocks, beads, leaves, flowers… our 6-year old daughter is a real collector and her collection of small ‘treasures’ is growing every day. At the moment she keeps all those little nic-nacs in a big box but it would be much nicer if she has a special home to show off her precious goods. I have been hunting for a display unit for some time and recently stumbled on these amazing pieces by Bloomingville:

Bloomingville House Display Boxes

Danish designer label Bloomingville has created a range of eye catching storage solutions that will keep your home looking tidy and stylish at the same time.

Bloomingville HouseYou can find these beautiful Bloomingville House Shelf Display Boxes (RRP $69-$79) at Australian web store Leo & Bella, aren’t they just divine? They are available in a range of colours and sizes and would make the perfect home (no pun intended) for all kinds of small items. You can secure these pretty houses to the wall (hooks included) so you or your child can add, remove, change the display as often as you like.

To find out more Leo & Bella, to browse the Bloomingville range and to order online visit

Dec 082014


Christmas Countdown – Day 8

Is your child’s Santa Sack filled with noisy, plastic, battery operated toys that are lucky to survive until the end of the holidays? Make sure to also include some classic, high quality presents that will pass the test of time and will become a keepsake for the future like these gorgeous gifts from The Little Haven:

Moover Toys

The beautiful wooden delights by Danish designer label Moover Toys are a very welcome change from what you see in most toy catalogues. Made from strong, high quality timber and plywood they are built to last and played with for years to come.

Moover Mini Dolls PramHow gorgeous is this Moover Mini Dolls Pram (RRP $69.95, available in red or neutral)? It’s the perfect size for little dolls and teddies and compact enough to take with you on holidays and visits to grandma. I just love the soft, rounded shapes making it safe to use for young doll mothers and teddy bear babysitters. Don’t worry, the solid timber wheels with rubber tyres are gentle (and quiet) on your floors.

Moover PuzzleIf you are looking for a lovely developmental toy that is fun, sturdy and full of old-school charm you will no doubt love the Moover Puzzles ($29.95). Available in a boys (with truck) or girls (with rocking horse) design these sweet puzzles will help small hands practise their fine motor skills as they find the right spot for each puzzle piece. With just 8 pieces they are a great first puzzle for a special little person.

To find out more about The Little Haven, to browse the range and to order online visit

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Apr 292013


With four young children in our house we have a big supply of toys. We have the smaller, cheaper kind of toys that they play with for a while until they break and end up in the bin or they go to op-shop. We also have a few beautiful, bigger toys that are a bit of investment but are made to last and hopefully will be enjoyed for a long time, like the wooden play kitchen and the teepee. If you are looking for a toy to fit that last category and want something truly original I have found the most stunning addition for your child’s nursery or playroom:


maileg-lionDanish designer brand Maileg creates divine toys for tiny people (a bit for big people too), I have been dreaming of the My Little Circus collection ever since I first saw it. The attention to detail is just amazing and little eyes and hands will love exploring the gorgeous mix of colours, fabrics and textures. Lions and elephants, clowns and acrobats, all your favourite circus artists are ready to perform in the gorgeous striped circus tent.

maileg-circus-tentYou can find the My Little Circus collection in store at Tiny People and all the different components are sold separately so you can build your circus as your child grows. To give you a better idea: the Maileg Circus Tent measures a generous 47cm high, so it is a decent size. I know my kids (and I) would love to use this for story telling/pretend play and I can see how it would make a very unique keepsake for later too. I think I better start saving!

To find out more about Tiny People, to take a closer look at the Maileg My Little Circus collection and to order online visit