I’ve only been launched a week and I’m already breaking all the rules (must only blog about design and interiors, must NOT get distracted by amazing toys/clothes/other stuff). But I had to make an exception for the wonderful Sarah & Bendrix Kids. Not just because their name comes from one of my favourite books, The End of the Affair by Graham Greene, which has absolutely nothing to do with children, but that’s beside the point. No, because everything this amazing little shop sells is covet-worthy.
(Also, they have a Home Accessories section, so technically they just about fall under my remit.)
I actually found the brand through another amazing website that a friend of mine set up – buymeonce.com – do check them out if you’re interested in sustainable design (as we all should be!). They celebrate and promote products that come with a lifetime guarantee – an incredibly eye-opening mission.
Sarah & Bendrix Kids started out – as so many fantastic companies do – thanks to a new mother’s creativity. Veronika, who founded the brand, handmade gifts for friends and family that proved so popular she was encouraged to start a shop.
Most of the products are made in the Czech Republic, and the brand now stocks pieces from other independent designers as well as their own. If you’ve got a friend who’s expecting a new baby and you want to treat them to something truly original, you will be spoilt for choice here, I promise.
So, onto the good stuff, and my top picks… check out the site now, and let me know yours!
The cutest little deer print!
Believe it or not, this doll’s house is made of card, and comes ready to be assembled, making an amazing little family DIY project (plus you can draw all over it!).
I’m fairly sure these wooden swan toys are made for grown ups not children… too lovely.
Gah. So beautiful! Delicate watercolours of our favourite forest friends.
Last but not least… Daphne’s a huge fan of puzzles, and this simple wooden leaf design is like none I’ve seen before. Perfection.