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 www.leoandbella.com.au.

Nov 172014
 

Target

I know some people say Christmas decorations shouldn’t go up before the first of December (or if you are Dutch like me you have to wait until after Sinterklaas) but that doesn’t mean you can’t start your shopping yet. Most of the items on my December gift list are already ticked off and last week I dropped by Target and purchased some lovely pieces for our Christmas lunch:

Celebrate Christmas Table

White and sparkly, purple and glittery, pink and shiny, there are plenty of modern Christmas colour schemes to choose from but personally I like the traditional colours. I love a beautifully made up table and as a family of six I have plenty of big family gatherings ahead of me, it’s so much fun setting the Christmas table for a lovely group of special people.

Celebrate Share Plate

Especially for the December celebrations Target has released a festive range of tableware in a classic red and white colour scheme, just how I like it! The exclusive Celebrate collection captures the essence of Christmas (or any other special occasion) with words like joy, share, friends, celebrate, family and enjoy printed on beautiful and practical tableware. From porcelain plates and serving platters to glass tumblers and champagne flutes and from cake stands and butter bowls to table cloths, placemats and much more, they’ve got your next party covered.

Celebrate Butter Bowl

With 4 young children and a bunch of cousins and little friends I am afraid lengthy, fancy meals are out of the question so we’re keeping it simple this year with lots of yummy ‘easy’ dishes that can be enjoyed in between games, play and stories. Homemade herb butter in this sweet Celebrate Bowl with Spreader ($10) with freshly baked baguette served on the Celebrate Sandwich Platter ($15), a refreshing fruit salad, quiche, vegies and dips, Dutch cheese and plenty of other tasty treats to fill hungry tummies of all sizes, it may not be your traditional Christmas lunch but I have no doubt my kids will give the menu the thumbs up.

Celebrate Serving Platter

Of course you all know I like to shop smart so I made sure to combine some of the special Christmas pieces with a few ‘plain’ items for everyday use. The red table runner ($5) and large Canteen Plates ($7) can be purchased all year around and with their bright red outside these simple yet elegant plates are the perfect match for the smaller Celebrate Plates ($15 per 3-pack), they look just beautiful together. Next to the plates I will pop a Celebrate Christmas Cracker ($7 per 6-pack), I know the jokes are usually not the best but my kids love them anyway and the little hats make for the cutest photos.

Celebrate Enjoy Plate

Now that the twins have learnt to write they are very keen to give each of their school buddies a Christmas card on the last day of term so on my way out I quickly grabbed a few packs of these Handmade Christmas Cards ($4 per 10-pack), they are very strategically placed next to the checkouts so you can’t miss them. The cards feature the same beautiful words as the rest of the Celebrate range and they’re very well priced, bonus!

Celebrate Christmas Cards

To find out more about Target, to browse the range and to locate a Target store near you go to www.target.com.au.

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Recycled and Reused: Re-Play

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Apr 242012
 

If the words ‘recycling’ and ‘reusing’ make you think of stuffy op-shops today’s find is for you. These days more and more people realise that recycling is not just about saving money or being too stingy too buy something new, there is much more to it. It is about looking after the environment thoughtfully and finding creative ways to reuse products or materials to create something new so you are not adding to landfill when there is no need to. The clever people at Dandelion have to totally mastered the skill of recycling with their new Re-Play range which is now available at Sustainababy.

The bright and colourful Re-Play products are made is the USA from recycled milk containers (USA FDA-approved recycled plastic), what a fantastic way to re-use something very ordinary that people would normally throw in the bin without thinking twice about it. The recycled plastic material is free from BPA, phthalates and PVC so it is a completely safe choice, because your child’s health is so important and nothing to gamble with.

The Re-Play range consists of utensils, bowls, divider plates and spill proof cups and come in beautiful vibrant colours suitable for boys and girls. An 8-pack of utensils costs $7.95 and a set of 3 bowls costs just $10.95, these very pleasant price tags mean that everyone can afford the safe and eco-friendly Re-Play tableware. Good to know: all products are dishwasher safe so they will fit in just fine with all your other kitchenware.

To find out more about Sustainababy, to browse the Re-Play range and to order online visit www.sustainababy.com.au.