I was in NYC for part of the Christmas holiday where I spent time with my sister, brother-in-law and my two nephews. When my nephews were sleeping, guess who played with their toys? Yup – my brother-in-law. He created this entertaining composition:
snake on a plane, by Jeff
p.s. My nephews (about 2.5 years and 1.5 years old) both love these two toys. The snake is rubbery and stretchy which is fun. The boys love playing with the plane but some of the parts (e.g., wheels) kept falling off so my brother-in-law ended up gluing them into place.
Photos by Jordana.
I love the simplicity of these little toy boats.
Bote by Big Game
They’re white, streamlined and – perhaps best of all – Swiss made!
Thanks to Cathy for sending this my way.
I’m having so much fun looking for gifts for children this year (probably because so many friends and family members have had babies in 2010). Here are some cute options for the little ones in your life.
Armstrong the Spaceman, 14 GBP, The White Company
My Little Rocking Horse, 65 GBP, The White Company
White football team, 7.95 GBP, Muji
White leather bootees, 62 Euro, Smallable
Anne-Claire petit rattle, $19, Smallable
Playsam white streamliner car, $52, Smallable
Kidsonroof rocket small house, $57, Smallable
Images via Muji (football team), Smallable, The White Company (Spaceman), The White Company (Horse).
Many thanks to Michelle for introducing me to The White Company. I need to plan a trip to London!
Ovale: Boulevard Saint Germain, Paris
Ovale, theÂ brain child of designers Gilles Neveu and Vladimir Flabert,Â houses some of the most cuddliest toys, softest clothes, simplest jewelry, and prettiestÂ silverÂ giftsÂ for babies and children. This unique, minimalistÂ brand carries manyÂ itemsÂ which make gift-giving memorable and unique.
Clothes neatly hung in a row at Ovale, Paris
Browse Ovale’s current collection by clicking here.
Images by Jordana.
On my most recent trip to Ottawa, I was so happy to have stumbled upon Nest, the sweetest children’s toy store locatedÂ on the ever-evolving (and increasingly popular) Dalhousie Street. I was quickly attracted to the brightness of the space and the colourful (yes, I said colourful) wooden objects. The blocks, mobiles, and soft woollen toys reminded me of my travels in Switzerland and I knew I just had to have a peek inside. Let me tell you, Nest is a delight!
Sweet faces, Papoum Papoum
Lisa, the friendly owner, took me on a tour and spoke of her fondness for beautiful, organic, and eco-friendly toys and textiles.Â Although most of Nest’s inventory is full of colour, I was so happy to see such a lovely selection of white toys and clothes. I’m thrilled to feature some of her products here but I urge you to have a wander down to Dalhousie if you’re in Ottawa or have a look on Nest’s website for more European and locally-made goodies for the kids in your life!
Dolls, Papoum Papoum
Dolls, Papoum Papoum
Whale, Papoum Papoum
Baby clothes made from natural cotton, Color Grown Clothing Company
Lisa & the down-filled Bisous Baby Sleepsack
Â Many thanks to Lisa for taking the time out of her busy day for showing me around Nest.
Some of the featured products are from: Bisous Baby, Colorgrown Clothing Company & Papoum Papoum.
All photos by me.