Just a short walk from our office, Kidsen offers the best children’s products from Northern Europe. Owner and monther-of-two Corina Papadopoulou gives us a private tour and selects some of her favourites available in store and online.
Mary McCartney unisex tees for Mini A Ture to support the Sunway Children’s Home, a small orphanage in India.
Mini Rodini comfortable and stylish collection for children up to 11 years old.
This adorable Swedish National Costume, a one-piece dress coming with collar, ruched sleeves and a sewn on apron.
The Sebra Wicker Dolls pram brings out the little girl in all of us with its traditional and beautiful design.
Lundby Stockholm Doll House.
Fun letters from Danish company AlphaArt.
Rice mini-patchwork pouffes.
Ferm Living’s range of wallpaper, stickers and bedding.
From tomorrow, British children will be breaking up for their summer holidays.
Before jetting off to a sunny destination, don’t forget to pick up the latest Okido Magazine. Issue number 13 is loaded with stories, games and fun activities.
Launched two years ago, Cissy Cook Designs produces unique artworks from meticulously cut images for children and the home. London-based designer Cissy shares with us the secrets behind her successful enterprise.
For 11 years, I was an art director doing set design for television, which involved lots of model making as well as design.
After having children, filming hours no longer suited my lifestyle but I still had a strong urge to create and use my hands for something other than nappy changing!
I started with children’s pieces. People latched onto them as it was hard to find gifts for children that would last into adulthood and weren’t twee or babyish.
I’m inspired by craft in general and the notion that time, energy, thought and skill have gone into a piece. Craft used to just mean macrame owls and corn dolls, but people are out there working with their hands and producing really cutting edge designs.
My favourite design is the Box of Butterflies. I produce them in any colour so as of yet, I haven’t got bored!
My latest design is the Box of Dots. A bit more masculine and modern for those who find the butterflies too girly! However, many men have bought the butterflies and hung them in living rooms and kitchens so there are plenty of them out there in touch with their feminine sides!
I work from my studio in Putney, South West London. Home is just around the corner in Southfields.
It may sound predictable but I love cutting, sticking, painting and gluing with my children. I think it’s very important to experiment with lots of different mediums, there’s no colouring books in our house, just a chest or drawers in the kitchen full of stuff to create with. Although I do get a tiny but stressed when the glitter comes out … but nobody’s perfect!
This weekend, Lollibop, the first kids festival for children aged under 10 and their families will take place in Clissold Park, Stoke Newington. Two fun days of performances, games and workshops, what more could they ask for?
Lollibop Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July
Clissold Park, Stoke Newington, London N16
11am – 7pm
Blabla’s collection of knitted toys and accessories is certain to be a hit with your little ones.
Made from natural fibres of exceptional quality and grown in Peru, the range of blankets, dolls or backpacks is just irresistibly soft and cuddly.
Best-known for its range of organic baby wear and accessories, Aravore Babies’s new collection is embracing the sportswear trend with tennis dresses, cricket vests and polo neck tops.
In other exciting news, the London-based label is joining forces with The Environmental Justice Foundation to raise awareness of their cotton campaign.
More details on this collaboration will be announced shortly!
Thanks to your generous contributions, we raised over £600 for Kids Company at the latest edition of Bubble!
All proceeds will provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children.