Design Crush: Gunila Axen

While playing in baby design land I discovered Swedish textile designer, Gunila Axén.

If you’re in any way looking at baby design / products online you’ve likely caught her cloud design series.

I love when someone creates products that are fun for kids & big kids, their parents.

Cue the crush.

(careful, it’s catchy!)

Well, I’m smitten too. Now also by her icebergs.

Gunila Axen iceberg

PS Yes yes, her bedding is wishlisted. Feel free to send them my way ;)


real spaces ;)

new luckyboysunday collection 

oooh i just LOVE this kids room!

via the animal print shop

full product list:

Crib: Ouef
Baby Elephant Art: Right here at The Animal Print Shop! 
Tassel Garland: The Minimalist
Blanket: The Minimalist 
Circle Pillow: The Minimalist
Rocking Chair: OneFortyThree
Mobile: OneFortyThree
Brass Swing Arm Lamp: OneFortyThree
Whale Pillow: Ferm Living
Sheets: Little Auggie
Book Ledge: Ikea 
Floating Storage unit: See Morgans’s DIY here (we used 24″ depth)
Curtains: Ikea 
Yellow Hang-It-All: Beat up old hang-it-all brought back to life with yellow spray paint
Leather Cabinet Pulls: CAMP

oooh cute new elephant from the animal print shop!

and click for more of this gorgeous kids room!

DIY tent anyone?

via – full instructions here on mycakies

Loving this alphabet bird print made with wooden letterpress blocks, found in the new shop on the block studiohuntingbears.  Artist is Stephen Caton.  Go check it out for more cool alphabet print ideas as well as some other lovely pieces!

When browsing for washi tape gift wrap ideas I came across this.  Love it!  A simple easy Christmas gift for the wee man in your life – just add cars!  To adapt for little princesses you could make it more like a 2D dollshouse with rooms and furniture plus a dolly or two.

*Update in response to “Girls like cars too!” – well yes, of course they can (I used to as a child) but in my years working at a creche & observing my own kids, there is a natural gender divide which appears quite early on in life (around age 1)… generally speaking, boys like crashing trains & cars & girls like “caring” for things be it dolls, stuffed toys etc. My son likes playing with dolls with his big sis but generally cars will win out! :-)

More from Weekday Carnival…while I don’t love having things under the bed, there are situations where toy storage needs to happen & these under bed drawers serve that purpose while also looking great!