10 Stylish Nordic-Inspired Pieces For A Kid’s Room
And They’re All Under £20!
How do you get the Scandinavian monochrome look without spending mega-bucks? Avoid the trek to Ikea by taking a look at Swedish bargain stores, Clas Ohlson and Tiger Sweden, and newcomer Hema.
Move aside fox: this fall’s plush du jour is of the Bao Bao variety. Giants and red pandas are taking over the internet – and not just for cute Youtube videos. From fashion to interior, we’re especially fawning over this stark, panda-themed Scandinavian bedroom by Finnish blogger, Kideblogit. Yes please.
With its toy-laden shelves, full-size crib and row upon row of color coordinated books, it’s hard to believe that baby Holly’s room was once part of a hallway. This clever reworking of a tight space came about because Holly’s parents, Craig, an art director and his wife Lisa, a marketing executive, couldn’t afford the cost of up-sizing to a two-bed in their Brooklyn neighborhood – where apartments that size average almost $4000 a month.
So we are having a fixation with these spiky-topped fruits – I mean just look how awesome they are! Plus nothing says summer like dash of pineapple motif or, what the hell, a head-to-toe pineapple outfit (we do draw the line at this however). Kid’s label’s big and small are getting in on the game for 2014. Here are the 10 bits n’ bobs we are most coveting.
The riverside neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Greenpoint have fast become known as New York’s hipster haven but ask any local parent and they’ll tell you the area is packed with family friendly things to do.
Taking your kids for a hair cut (normally a total chore) just got way more fun with the opening of marine-themed, Edamama Cute Cuts & More on Williamsburg’s Union Ave.
When Sydneysider and science teacher Flora Pringle relocated to New York last year, she hit a career fork in the road. With a 7-month-old boy to look after, working full-time wasn’t an option and part-time jobs in her profession were pretty limited. So when she had her entrepreneurial light bulb moment: to make sugar-free candy that was good for your teeth. She didn’t stop to second guess herself.
Kickstarter is turning five this week and to celebrate, they’re hosting a block party at their swanky new Greenpoint digs at 58 Kent Street. The popular crowdfunding platform is planning a slew of live music, demos, an art gallery and yummy eats, plus it’s totally kid-friendly. They’ve also cherry picked some of their best success stories to come hang-out and inspire budding Kickstarter novices. These are the ones we can’t wait to meet.
We didn’t have to look far to find a standout gift for Mother’s Day, because inspiration came from one of our neighbors, The SketchBook Project; their Brooklyn, bricks n’ mortar home is just short stroll from our home in Williamsburg. And for just $25 your mom can join the ranks of pro and amateur artists whose work is exhibited there.
Hurrah! Spring cleaning just got a hell of a lot easier: Manhattan-born Little Swappies have finally held their first of many Brooklyn swaps. Now in their second year, the pop-up switches are the brainchild of Chelsea local, Lauren Patterson.
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