One for the parents or parents to be out there… height charts!
Height charts are such a cool way to document changes in your child’s life, kids get so excited to see how much they have grown over time and by buying height charts, such as these below, you have a wonderful keepsake to pass on to your child later in life. They also make a brilliant baby gift!
There are a trillion different incarnations on the market, something to suit every budget with the cheapest paper or wall decal examples starting at a mere $10.00 upwards. My pick of the market though are these two fun ruler designs, the Measure Me Stick by Studio 1am and the Wally Ruler by Leonie Evans. I think these two designs will really grow with your little ones in the style department, complementing the various changes in bedroom decor throughout the years.
Measure Me Stick by Studio 1am
Wally Ruler by Leonie Evans
Crosley radios are simply THE coolest!
Crosley has actually been around since the 1920′s, god knows how I have only just discovered them now?? Steeped in history, their designs appeal to anyone in love with retro styling without sacrificing all the latest mod cons. These radios have a vintage style facade that disguises Bluetooth and MP3 capabilities and iPod docks. The sound has been honed from years of experience and is apparently crystal clear and crisp, but they really had me with the styling… I’m just a complete sucker for anything as gorgeously retro at these!
Prices range from $49.95 to$249.95 for the radios, but they also have an equally awesome range of telephones, jukeboxes, headphones, turntables and other accessories. Definitely worth a peak, check it out here!
One of my fave online shops is Caravan Shoppe! They stock THE coolest range of illustrated goods which you purchase as a digital file and then print yourself. Full to the brim of bargain goodies you just have to take a peek.
Especially loving this new Ride Along 2014 Calendar which is illustrated by Mike Loveland for a teeny cost of $5!
Psst Caravan Shoppe also currently have free downloadable gift tags for Christmas which are super cute! Get them here…
How is there not an Australian stockist for Lenneke Wispelwey? A travesty I tell you!
Netherlands designer Lenneke creates the most divine geometric porcelain pieces in pretty pastel hues. They are a nod to retro pieces from an era past, but at the same time are beautifully modern and fresh. There is something so very romantic about the dusky colours she works in, it gives each piece a timeless quality and makes them feel more like an heirloom than a new purchase.
Times like these make me wish I had a shop of my own, because Lenneke’s work is definitely something I would stock…
Images by Masha Bakker Photography
The Ace Hotels are a chain of boutique hotels in Portland, Seattle, New York, Palm Springs, London and one opening this year in Los Angeles. The rooms in these hotels vary in style, but all ooze the same relaxed, casual coolness with a little vintage edge.
Most rooms feature beds covered in gloriously cosy blankets created exclusively for Ace Hotels by Pendleton. They have become a bit of a trademark of the chain, and the plaid or moose designs add a preppy, masculine feel to the decor. The New York hotel also features walls adorned with the works of local and international artists resulting in each room evolving a unique personality.
The only ACE hotel which has a dramatically different vibe is Palm Springs. It features equally amazing bedding designed by Nina Garduno at Freecity in LA, plus some beautifully boho rugs and floor cushions. The rooms also come with record players and old vinyl records for you to relax, how cool is that! The vinyl is available to purchase so you can return home with a soundtrack as a permanent reminder of your escape if you wish.
The bedding and many other items are available to purchase online from the Ace Hotel store, just in case you decide you cannot return to your normal life without these new luxuries! Add in the vintage leather lounges and the fact that most of the chain are pet friendly, and I just cannot decide what I love most about this series of hotels!
The Hermitage – Ace Hotels