My country obsession of the moment is Argentina. I’ve wanted to visit for as long as I can remember and I’m finally going to Buenos Aires in January (yaay!). To say I’m excited would be a huge understatement. Of course I’m madly researching places to see, things to do and most importantly where to shop and eat. It’s through this research I’ve discovered that not only does the food promise to be an absolute treat but the shopping too sounds amazing as there is some fabulous design coming out of Argentina for both big and little people. One of my favourite Argentinian discoveries for kids has been these adorable crochet toys. But now I’ve got another favourite… the wonderful Fanny & Alexander.
Fanny & Alexander is born out of the notion of good old fashioned play. They believe that today there are too many battery operated toys, video games and other toys that don’t encourage the child to think for themselves. So Fanny & Alexander wanted to go back to basics, to toys that encourage a child to be creative, to imagine, to make things up. And that’s exactly what they’ve done by creating beautiful wooden toys, cute art and stationery, knitted clothes and leather shoes. Their design is simple, minimal even but with plenty of warmth and lots of beauty. They’ve chosen a very simple colour palette of natural wood, rusts and greys which just adds to the aesthetic appeal and the warmth. Just look at those leather ballet shoes… how gorgeous are they?! And those Llama’s eating their pyjamas… wonderful! Luckily, they ship internationally so you don’t have to go to Argentina to get these goodies but since I am going, I will definitely be knocking on Fanny & Alexander‘s door.
*Via Petit Poulouballet shoes, kids stationery, knitted clothes, knitwear, leather shoes, nursery wall art, wooden toys