Monday 31 October 2011

Give Me Three #72


I do like colourful little houses

Bonne nuit !

Bodie & Fou

It happens every year doesn't it? It turns November and you think, I'm fine, there's still plenty of time before Christmas. And you're right, there is. But suddenly my inbox is full of new products, new collections, new collaborations, new card designs... and I'm already starting to feel the build up to Christmas on the internets.

It's an exciting time, the run up to Christmas and the prospect of a new year. It can also be stressful; I for one hate shopping for hours looking for the right gift, and as time goes by, I'm much happier looking online and choosing in the comfort of my own home.

I like to simplify as I get older, I just don't have the time to do otherwise. Give me a one-stop online shop like Bodie & Fou and I'm a happy lady. Even the name's stylish, right?

Bodie & Fou have worked hard to establish themselves as one of the leading concept stores on the web (and one of the top interior design blogs according to the Telegraph!). I've been following these two French sisters for years and am delighted to share the news about their new 32-page Winter catalogue, full of gift ideas and inspiration for your home.

I know for a fact that this new catalogue was made with love, and it shows. There's something for all ages, for budgets big and small, and it's full of little styling tips and addresses that make you want to rearrange every room!

UK readers can order Bodie & Fou's brand new mail order catalogue free of charge here and international customers are invited to peruse the digital catalogue online.

 "Do more of what makes you happy" - Yes, Karine and Elodie, I think I will, merci!

Happy Halloween

My Image of The Day

By the lovely Kelsey Garrity-Riley

Inspiration: Spots

Spots make the world a better place, don't you think?

Cardboard cylinders - Play & Grow
 Rond Tenugui - Upon a Fold
Rug, Hat, Shorts - Teeny Tini 
Apple Child's T-shirt - Atelier Beau Travail
Cardboard Children's Poufs - Red Dot Design



Good Morning.
Happy Colour My Monday &
Happy Halloween!

Sunday 30 October 2011

Give Me Three #71

 No, Give Me Four, for once

 I'm totally smitten with these A3 paper cutout sets by

For little and big kids, me thinks, and her Christmas cards are wonderful too.

Novembre ?

OK, the garden's a mess (en travaux)
But did someone say November?
Breakfast on the balcony
Flowers a-bloomin,
A very Happy Sun-day

Just Because...

It's the little touches that make a home.

P for Perfect
P for Prefered

One of my favourite online shops.

Saturday 29 October 2011

Fun With Fables #9

AK Traditions (some beautiful dolls here)

Give Me Three #70

 James Brown has just added a nice collection of three-colour lino cuts to his online shop and I think this red-blue trio would look great in a modern kid's room. I also love his limited-edition A-Z poster designed exclusively for Pedlars*, but that carries a different price tag. Inspiring all the same.

A-Z via: Bambino Goodies

I Found Love

What do you do when you can't sleep?
Why, pin on pinterest, of course!

I've been up for most of the night but I've found some beautiful things to share.
Let's start with this short animation: I Found Love by Yo Gabba Gabba - watch it, 
it'll put you in a good mood, I'm sure.
And it's perfect for a cold and wet Autumn day. 

Friday 28 October 2011

Modéerska Huset AW2011

I was talking to my friend Hazel Terry the other day about how my blog had changed over the past two years. If you go right back to June 2009 and read a few of my first posts you will obviously recognise my style but also find a lot more 'arty' stuff. I never intended for Kickcan & Conkers to be solely a 'Kids' Design' blog  (and I'm not entirely sure that it is...) but somewhere along the line it became one. I'm not complaining, I can still share my other art-design-vintage finds on pinterest, twitter and tumblr (when I find time!) and hopefully you will follow me on those networks too. However, when I come across an "arty' kids' fashion brand (0-6 years)  like the fledgling Swedish company Modéerska Huset I have to say that I am one happy lady!

Jenny Modéer, the founder of Modéerska Huset, has just launched her first Autumn/ Winter collection and boy is it colourful and fun (look at the babies' leggings). If I tell you that the hand drawn / hand printed patterns in her new collection are called Starry Sky, Acorn, Fly Balloon and Carnèvale, and that all of the materials used are eco-friendly - bamboo, organic cotton, recycled fibers - then you'll understand why I'm delighted to present this collection.

Now all you need to do is go and have a look for yourself... Bet you fall in love with that scarf!

Just Because

The clocks go back this weekend and I love Ekaterina Trukhan's work.


Let's celebrate
The smaller moments in life
The memories that last a lifetime.

Let's celebrate
Big time
With parties, Christmas gifts, and beautiful stories and illustrations.

The new issue of Tiny&Little will be out on Tuesday November the Ist.
The theme of the issue is Celebrate - I can't wait to share my contribution.

Fun With Fables #8

How cool is that?

Mr Fox in Dandy Green Suit - The Linen Cat

I love doing these!