When I lived in Bondi Beach (Sydney Australia), back in 2001,
two years before my motherhood…, I already noticed the smart way
the Ozzies took care of their kids at the beach.
Using sunscreen the whole day was a fulltime job #hahaha,
so they were smarter. The kids were wearing at least mostly
a long sleeved rashee above their boardshorts.
Nowadays we see more of these versions,
I assume as a light version of the (surf) wetsuits.
But we have to say, these are really the coolest!
Mini Rodini nailed it again. First to choose for this form,
second of all the choice of print, which they are famous for and third…
Made in recycled polyamide with stretch. Designed with a high neck, long sleeves
and long legs for full sun protection and a zipper in the front for easy dressing.
This fabric creates a physical barrier against the sun’s UV rays
with the highest ultraviolet protection factor, UPF 50+.
Go get them! Starting for babies size 56 up to size 122.
Price €96 euro’s, but we know for sure you can sell them easily.
Sharing = caring for our planet!
So, many kids can enjoy fun days in the sun,
at the beach, at the boat or in the water for many years,
without to worry about the UV. Just play all day! Looking sharp!
All images: Mini Rodini
This image made me take in a little longer, than your average image…
Is it ART? It looks like it to me.
Beautiful colours with graphic lines in unrecognizable forms.
Love it when images make me stop and take time.
Knowing that something must be very interesting about it.
I was scrolling through the IG of The Milk Minimalist,
a lovely online kids-store from the Netherlands.
Not a regular kind, but very well curated.
Especially in colour-tones. And then I found this image.
What do you think it is?
Happily surprised I found out it is food wrapping.
Made of beeswax cotton wraps. Re-usable.
A natural alternative to tin foil, cling film, and sandwich paper.
It’s from HAPS Nordic. And they happen to have more products
for a sustainable kitchen. WHOOHOO!
It worried me lately, using those foils and tins
and not even to be able finding paper to pack sandwiches.
I really had to look for it, as I was assuming
it would be the new normal instead.
Happy we found you!
Thank you for the inspiration
First of all, our sunny friend will show up,
as promised by the weather-boys-and-girls…
And even though there won’t be some sparkling sunlight,
there for sure will be a
FREE ENTRANCE COOL EVENT!
On Sunday, April 2nd, Let it Grow‘s
GREENHOUSE FESTIVAL! will take place
in our city Amsterdam! Experience firsthand how plants, flowers and green technologies
are being used to shape happier and healthier cities.
You will find the gathering of many talented innovators,
architects, artists, chefs and tech entrepreneurs.
Specialized in urban green.
Using plants and flowers to improve our lives.
and ‘moodboards-on-pinterest’ can come to life…
Inspiring to the max! Out of your comfort zone!
For free people! Bring friends & family!
For sure you’ll come back feeling enriched,
inspired and very eager to get your hands dirty!
p.s. More boys-and-green-inspiration at our green in da house!
THE SUN IS SHINING…
Agatha Cub… from NYC!
COOL TO THE MAX!
Creative director, lovely Bianca Reis,
is the creator behind this beautiful refined cool brand.
Launched in 2013 already!
With two cool dudes [ her nephews ]
as her inspiration and her background in fashion
she has created a gorgeous, very contemporary and fashionable style.
With a very ‘own identity’.
High quality, sustainable and ethically made.
We can blabla about all the details,
but we think with just taking a closer look,
it says more then words does.
It’s so beautifully well-made!
Inside and outside have different prints.
Today, their Spring Summer 16 collection
‘BOTANICALS’ is launching as you’ve just found out ; )
Taking a look at the stunning shots.
Beautiful, VERY COOL & a big wanna have…
Every item is strong and unique, because of,
for sure, the amazing prints and strong forms.
So if you wear just a piece of AC with a basic,
the boys will still shine big time!
Button down’s, sweaters, comfy pants and shorts.
The longer tees with different prints are already a favourite.
But actually we can’t choose…
From the ‘bunny black’ we want it all!
Dream with us about SPRING & SUMMER,
go and check the whole collection.
Sold out in a bit, is our prediction ; )
HAVE A WONDERFUL SUNNY DAY!
All images are from Agatha Cub’s lookbook.
p.s. We always try to show you just the dudes-stuff,
but how can we not show you the girls in their coolest outfits?
So just a glimpse, because we can’t resist!
P.S. BIANCA, YOU’RE A ROCKSTAR!
The upcoming October-Issue from SURFER mag(azine)
has one of ‘the-coolest-dudes-covers everrrr!!!!
An ‘awesome in every detail’, beautiful black & white photograph,
with 6 cool little dudes from a tiny isolated village in Indonesia.
Where they surf, unaware of the modern surf culture.
All you need is
some kind of board,
and all will be awesome!
I really need this on picture on my wall,
to get a smile on my face every day.
And make me stay aware of the fact that
happiness and joy is in small, little things…
cool little fellas and
black & white photography
Have yourself a wonderful day!
and at least enjoy the little things in life,
like they do!
Photography: Jason Childs
Source: SURFER magazine
This is our favourite corner in our home right now.
The Cole & Son‘s Palmleaves wallpaper, we have for years…
brightens up our life, haha…
The golden pineapple from our all-time favourite
neighbourhood want-to-have-it-all-store Pol’s Potten
is a real eye-catcher
and Mr. ‘HANDSOME’ Leopard, the coolest!
…are shining together
in that particular part of our livingroom.
We know this season it’s all about pineapple’s,
(palm)leaves and tropical styles,
so we could easily be bored here,
but we feel like it’s about the way you use and dress it…
For sure, handsome ‘Leo’ will make it different and cool.
A brand for cool, stylish interior & wannahaves for kids.
All ecological or very carefully selected materials.
Leopold is printed climate-neutrally with organic ink
on 170g/m2 paper „Mundoplus Recycling Offset“.
The designs are:
All colorful yet not too bright.
(Personally very fond of colors with a bit of greytones).
All not taken too seriously… in style…
With the cherry on the cake:
the coolest package design!
So, if you feel it…, just check the whole collection:
JALL & TOFTA.
Last monday I’ve just paid a very quick visit
to the Dutch Kidsfair Kleine Fabriek.
Very glad I did! ; )
So with very little time,
I immediately “ran” to ‘the center-court’.
The HTNK-area, where you’re sure
you can meet all the cool
small independent brands.
“The inspiring-area” ; )
Well, besides lovely other brands,
which I will write about asap,
we found out about Swearhouse.
The brand of a lovely,
Rotterdam based, designers-couple
with beautiful (eco) baby-gear.
Very graphic, but in a sophisticated way.
Very contemporary cool. Lovely colors!
Beautiful (eco) fabrics.
And we immediately fell in love with
THE COOLEST BABY-GIFT EVERRRRRR…
called “krabwantjes” (so funny in Dutch).
Translated in English to “scratch mitts”,
which basically says what it is.
But if you speak Dutch, you know it’s pretty brilliant!
Next month we will sell this great design too,
in our own shop!
And if you’re in a big hurry,
you can go and visit the designer’s shop…,
to get you a pair.
And make sure you get the coolest gift
for friends and family with a newborn
LION OF LEISURE…,
the cool kidsbrand from Antwerp,
asked us again to do their photoshoot…
This time for the BABY-collection.
We loooooooooveddddddddd it!
You have to know, we’re always in the middle of
3 and 11 year old dudes.
And to be honest,
with cute little babies
we always become incredibly soft.
Yelling…. “ssssssooooo cuteeeeeee”…
“too adorable”… and
(I couldn’t found a similar translation for
our Dutch sentence:) “om op te eten”.
These adorable little tiny mini’s were shining
in front of my camera, doing a wonderful job.
They are only 8, 15 and 18 months old.
Can you believe it? Little heroes!
This collection is considered non-seasonal. Which we love!
A few times a year Lion of Leisure comes up
with a new print and an additional humorous text.
Every tee is handprinted carefully and lovingly.
At the shoot we saw a few
new very cool illustrations already.
We assume they will present that
at Playtime Paris at the end of this month.
Their baby collection is in soft grey,
soft blue, beautiful red and off-white.
Always with the cool , already well-known,
detailed, whimsical illustrations of animals.
With funny graphics like: “wait for me” (elephant),
“today could be a bit wobbly” (giraffe),
“show me the milk” (lamb),
“I can fly” (pinguin), “crack!” (Chimp).
The combination of image and text makes it hilarious.
In 3 sizes from 6-18 months.
Lion of Leisure is always delivering these
cool tees in the re-usable 100% pure cotton bag.
A lovely gift from the designers.
We think this is one of the must-haves-gifts
for birth or B-days ,
which will always
put a smile on someone’s face.
Check it out here,
But we will keep you posted anyway!
A cool, Rotterdam based, brand for every happy stylish person.
Grown ups (well…? haha!) and kids!
We’ve met the ‘very cool’ owner and designer Mietze
in 2013 at the Dutch kidsfair Kleine Fabriek.
At the best spot of this fair, the HTKN-one day shop.
We love her collections.
The shape of the clothes are archetypisch…
something we feel very connected with.
Sweaters, tees, cool pants…
Every season the prints and colors and print techniques do change.
The forms will stay.
While designing, she did a lot of print technique research
and ‘the big search’ to the best printable sweater everrrrr…
She didn’t found it yet,
…so she decided to design and produce ‘that one single great sweater’ herself.
Mausbird’s own sustainable contemporary sweater,
One you can wash a hundred times and it still will be a beauty.
One you can wear every day.
One who’s really nice for our world,
produced in a humane environment
and no child labour!
THE ULTIMATE MAUSBIRD SWEATER FOR EVERYONE.
One we would love to wear every day!
We know for sure!
All she needs is a bit of support to start with.
Only 150 sweaters need to be sold in advance,
to make it possible to start…
And the real cool thing is that when they can finally start,
you will get a handprinted amazing sweater by choice of their range.
A MAUSBIRD is for everyone, always and forever!
Thanks big time!
OUR EYES ARE SPARKLING…
… BOOM……the AW14 collection of Portugese Wolf & Rita…
… it’s a contemporary boys fairytale.
“KIDS GOT THE BLUES”
Inspired by fast vintage cars, music from the 50’s and the early blues.
An amazingly cool happy surprise
after the crisp clean looks of this summer (which we adore)…
The way it should be… looking forward to a newer collection…
What did they come up with now… like we can unpack our X-mas-gifts as a kid
and it will always be a pleasant surprise.
A year ago we fell secretly in love with this brand.
The fabrics, the prints, the shapes…
Last month we had a première-experience…
touching their fabrics, take a closer look at the shapes,
while meeting WOLF & RITA at Playtime Paris.
It’s all about the details.
Their sense for great style.
Minimalistic forms becoming great
with their choice of fabrics.
It’s sophisticated with a classical twist
and yet very contemporary in style.
The finest fabrics are always locally outsourced.
So the tag 100% made in Portugal is their proof of quality
and their support to the local community. Beautiful.
And for parents to choose an adequate shirt for their boys,
like one we would choose ourselves,
in cotton, the softest portuguese flannel,
special washed denim, shiny lurex
and even synthetic leather details…
very well made manufactured,
and with a ‘green’ heart…
That looks like a fairytale.
Think WOLF AND RITA
and you’re there!
nós o amamos!!!
p.s. and a big compliment to the photographer!
Photography: Wolf & Rita