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Mo turtle playhouse by Hulki

Here’s something I’ve learnt over the last few months: almost as popular as plywood in the kids’ furniture department is, believe it or not, heavy-duty cardboard. It makes sense, if you think about it – it’s eco-friendly, fully recyclable, sturdy and little ones can have free rein to draw all over it without fear of reprisals.

My friend and all round super-stylist-mum Poppy Norton sent me the details for Hulki’s amazing animal-themed playhouses, made from this wonder material, and I just had to feature them. On that note, I am loving all the bits and bobs I am being sent since launching this blog – please keep them coming people!

Suitable for kids aged from 3 to 7, the Hulki playhouses cross the border into toys-ville, but I’ve decided I don’t care anymore. There are too many amazing toys out there not to share them from time to time on the blog too (on that note, I’ve got the most beautiful play kitchen coming up – stay tuned!).

But back to the Hulki playhouses. My favourite is definitely this cool turtle with its cute cut-out windows – the geometric design of the cardboard inside is actually something rather beautiful.

There’s also a whale design (named Anton, because, of course a whale would be called Anton). Made in the Netherlands, and both available from Toyella. A fab alternative to a wendy house or teepee.

Accessories GTYR Loves

Sleepy Monsters bedlinen

Another week, more bedlinen! But this time for slightly bigger kids. Big thanks to my friend and fellow interiors journo Kate from Mad About The House for telling me about Sleepy Monsters – a new, super playful range of…

Decor Interview

Q&A with Little Knights Paint

The natural inclination when you’re expecting a baby is to grab the paintbrushes (or get your other half to) and decorate the nursery, but have you ever thought about the paint you’re using to do so? It’s widely accepted that…

Furniture GTYR Loves

Cambridge Table and Bench by Steuart Padwick

Fun and functional – the two adjectives I think pretty much every piece designed for children should deserve. And this new table and bench range by British designer Steuart Padwick certainly earns them both. They have an intriguing background…

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Animal-print cot bedlinen

I’m kind of annoyed with whoever invented baby/toddler sleeping bags. Because let’s face it, they are such a brilliant solution to a massive problem, and Daphne’s been using a sleeping bag ever since she gave up being swaddled (read:…

Go To This Shop Interview

Scandibørn

So excited to share this post with you – the first go to your room interview! One of the main reasons for setting up this blog was to highlight interiors brands run by parents. It seems obvious to me that no…

Accessories GTYR Loves

Tableware from Ana-moly

We’ve got a bit of an obsession with ceramics in our house. I think Oli started it – when I met him he brought along with him boxes full of Denby, vintage Liberty and ridiculously heavy Richard Thomas bowls…

Furniture GTYR Loves

New Children’s Range at sofa.com

What is it about small versions of big things being so much more pleasing? I don’t know, but when this new children’s sofa, armchair and footstool collection from sofa.com arrived in my Inbox I was in love. It’s adorable.…

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Novelty Beds

I’m going to be honest here, before I had a child I was not a fan of anything themed. I was also one of those naive mothers who swore I’d never fill my house with plastic toys either. I thought…

Furniture GTYR Loves

Co-ko Rocking Chair from Olli Ella

Never mind cots, I’m fairly sure the most important piece of furniture in a nursery is a decent; comfortable chair. And by that, I mean a chair for the grown ups, not for the baby. Because inevitably in the first…