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Little Creatures

Little Creatures

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It’s the little things in life that make sure smile, and these little fellas have given us a grin from ear-to-ear. Anita’s Gatos is a little Etsy shop filled with amazing little creatures. From farm animals and sea critters to birds of the feather and insect fellows, her shop is filled with varieties and virtues.

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Creator and founder Anita hails from Mexico and makes everything 100% from hand in her home studio on Staten Island. Just a little polymer clay, acrylic paint and imagination is all it takes: “I find it amazing that each of my figures started as a little ball of clay and end up making me feel like they have come to life, that is why I give each of them special characteristics and different personalities!” says Anita.

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There is no doubting that these little pieces of art are made with lots of love. You can pick out a ready-made one from her store, or if you have something special in mind you can even request a custom order.

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Balloon Bench

Balloon Bench

Balloon Bench

We’d love Float away with this magical Balloon Bench + Seat from Japanese studio h220430.  Visually influenced by the 1953 French movie ‘Le Ballon Rouge’, this cute little chesterfield chair is carefully suspended from the ceiling by four anchors hidden behind the inflated balloons. Very clever indeed.

Balloon Bench

When relaxing on this very special chair, your world is as big as your imagination. First up we’d drift away over the Alps, the Grand Canyon, the Fairy Glen, Patagonia and then onto Narnia for tea with a friendly fox. And that would just be our first adventure.  Where would you like to drift away to?

Balloon Bench

Blocks of Colour

Blocks of Colour

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Houses, trains, bunnies and spaceships…there is no limit to what you can create with these Wooden Wonderland blocks from Hay Shop. Endless shapes and oh so many sizes to play with, the only concern is that you run out of blocks to keep up with your little one’s vivid imagination.

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Designed by Lee Storm, each set comes with 16 building blocks made from Anise wood. There are two colour ways available – Green and Rose – and we kinda in love with them both.

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Bringing Walls to Life

Bringing Walls to Life

Prints by Going Danish

These beautiful prints from Mariann Doherty will bring a room to life. Living and working as a freelance illustrator in Denmark, Mariann creates under the name ‘going Danish’, designing and selling prints that are simply perfect for filling your walls.

Prints by Going Danish

Creating a world that is naive yet quirky, Mariann’s humorous illustrations are printed on fine art paper allowing the brilliant colours to shine at their best. From lemons and cats, to dancing men, there is a little paper magic for everyone.

Prints by Going Danish

To see more of Mariann Doherty’s lovely work head over to her website.

ABC – Atelier Book Chair

ABC – Atelier Book Chair

ABC Atelier Book Chair

The Atelier Book Chair by Japanese designer Kana Nakanishi is a portable drawing set and stool in one. Light enough for a child to carry, the ‘ABC’ can be taken anywhere and will instantly turn into their own atelier.

ABC Atelier Book Chair

It contains a sketchbook in one side and pouches for drawing and painting equipment in the other. You can then slot a trapezium-shaped piece of wood onto pegs in the open case to form a seat.

ABC Atelier Book Chair

Made from Hinoki (Japanese Cypress) from Nishiawakura village Okayama prefecture, the ABC began as a project to address the issue of how to use thinned wood from forests, a big issue in the Japanese forest industry.

ABC Atelier Book Chair

They are then brought to life by Masakyuki Oshima, a skilled craftsman residing in Nishiawakura. Photographs are by Asaco Suzuki.