Introducing Corby Tindersticks… a new British brand full of quirkiness. Corby Tindersticks has been on my radar since they launched a few months ago and I’ve been meaning to share ever since. They create hand made soft toys, felt posters with embroidery and some tee’s too. It’s their first collection but it stands out from the crowd with it’s sense of humour and it’s uniqueness. Each character has a story to tell… the tall one with the long dangly legs is called ‘Pick n Mix’ and he’s renowned for his sweet tooth as well as his rather ungainly legs while the chubby one has eaten far too many nuts and ended up with a small head and a big belly. This collection draws on the very British sense of humour but has bags of appeal for anyone with a sense of fun. Corby Tindersticks is quirky, it’s cool and will bring a smile to the faces of kids and adults too.
I was browsing fab.com the other week when something bold and bright caught my eye. I clicked and I was confronted with the most delicious kids posters by Ingela Arrhenuis. How amazingly attractive are these posters? They’re fun, they’re super colourful and they instantly made me smile. Be it a nursery space, a toddler room or even a play space for older kids, these posters will instantly bring the walls to life… just check out the pictures of the rooms above. You could be bold and go for many or stick to one or two for that splash of colour.
Ingela is a Swedish lady who describes her style as naive and one that is influenced by her love of designs from the 50′s and 60′s. There’s a definite vintage-retro vibe to these glorious posters but with a contemporary twist. I am truly in love! You can get a selection of posters from Hus & Hem where they cost £18.95 each. There are also some animal puzzles on offer which are seriously tempting and I don’t mean just for the kids!
When I spotted these nursery wall prints from Down Under I felt crazy giddy with desire. What a feast for my little eyes that very nearly popped out of my little head. The bold colour combo’s, the animals, the shapes all together create art that is so, so pleasing to look at. And these delights aren’t just for nursery walls, they’re spot on for kids of all ages and big kids like us too. I love a find that has no age boundries. The creators of these pieces are a boy-girl duo called Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd. And what a talented duo they are. To get this gorgeousness for your walls head to their shop called Inaluxe. Most of the prints cost AUD 33 and shipping to the UK is at a very fair and flat rate of AUD 9.50. If not for yourself, gift it to an expectant mama and watch your gift stand way-out from the crowd.
I so love finding stuff that transcends age borders, stuff to enjoy whether you’re 4 or 44. And that’s exactly what these delicious posters offer… eye candy for little and large, young and old. Created by Blanca Gomez, a Spanish artist, these vintage inspired prints are so cool. I’m loving the city ones especially the ‘London’ poster but there’s loads of other ones that are equally lust-worthy like the ‘Vespa’ one or even the ‘Typographer’. It’s the characters that Blanca Gomez creates, you can’t help but grin when you see them as there’s something of an underlying humour in each one. Just fantastic. I’m seriously mega tempted especially as ebabee no.1 won’t outgrow them, but how the heck do I choose just one?! If you want some of Blanca Gomez’s magic for your walls, head to her Etsy shop called Blancucha where they cost $30 a print plus $8 for delivery to most of Europe.
P.S. Checkout ebabee, a little auction site with big bargains.
A pear with a personality… quirky, a bit crazy even but so cool, so creative, so wantable. That’s what I love about this poster by the Swedish Fine Little Day. Called Pirum Parum, it has tons of personality, it’s funky, it’s perfect to liven up any kiddy space. You can get your hands on this Pirum Parum poster over at Bodie and Fou where it costs £23 plus £3.50 delivery. While you’re there, check out the Apple Papple poster too… you may just end up getting both.
P.S. If you’re as taken with Pirum Parum as I am, then checkout these Studio Violet prints too. They’re equally quirky, equally unique and super cool too.