Today’s super shop is one I wouldn’t have known about if it wasn’t for my interview with the lovely Lucy last week (if you missed that, btw, check it out here). Something I have noticed since I’ve been researching children’s interiors is that the Australians have so many more original and quirky products for kids on offer than we do here – I think it’s something that’s interestingly a bit lacking in UK designers. So if there are any out there reading this, I reckon there’s a real niche to be filled!
Antipodream, as the name might suggest, specialises in products from Australian and New Zealand. And their collection is full of quirky, colourful designs that are a world away from the Scandi minimalism we see more often.
In their own words: ‘The Antipodream collection focuses on bright colours, bold designs and print layering. Every item has been carefully selected with an eye for quality, durability and sustainability – allowing you to create colourful, relaxed spaces for your children that suit their tastes as much as yours.’
Sounds good to me. Let’s take a look at some of their star products…
First up is the amazing collection by Electric Confetti. Neon signs have been a ‘thing’ in mainstream interiors for over a year now, but there’s no sign of the trend waning. And these kid-friendly versions are absolutely amazing – I love them and want them all. I think they work just as well in teenager’s rooms as they do in little kids’ rooms too. Or a playroom. If you’re lucky enough to have a playroom in your house, they’re just perfect.
There are eight different designs to choose from, but my favourite is the lollipop above – I love the colours and the ombre effect. Although the unicorn is pretty nifty too.
On to even more kitsch delights – this rainbow mirror is made from shatterproof plexi glass and has more than a nod to the 70s and 80s.
Next up in my top picks is this unusual wall shelf – I love the vibrant colour and the perforated metal – it’s magnetised too, so you can stick things to it easily.
There’s also a range of limited edition prints on offer, and I’m rather taken with this bird by Pete Cromer, and his lovely feathered headdress.
Last but not least, this is my fave from their fab pillowcase range. Dinosaurs in every colour. Love it.
Phew! I think this might be my most colourful blog post to date. Hope you love these picks as much as I do – let me know what you think by leaving a comment below, or chatting to me on Facebook or Instagram!