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Great animal heads for the wall, made from old materials.  These are all about upcycling/recycling. All handmade, which makes them all the more special as a gift to you or someone.

The designer of Fabels /out of vintage\ is Lauri Tjallinks. Lauri graduated 4 years ago from the Willem de Kooning Academie (artschool) in the Netherlands, majoring in Lifestyle and Design.

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Beau LOves Sneak Peak

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So SS16 collection launches will be happening in the next couple of months and here is a sneak peak of one of the leading British Kidswear independents, Beau LOves.

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Launch date is 8th February, make a note!

images. Beau LOves

The Animal Observatory

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Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 18.37.38New brand The Animal Observatory launched today, and it’s a breath of fresh air.  Laia Aguilar and Jan Andreu are the names behind the brand, Laia Aguilar was a creative director for Bobo Choses and illustrated the book Bonjour Camille if the illustrations seem a bit familiar.

Here are some of our favourites of SS16 collection.

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Images. The Animal Observatory

Christmas Gifts

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I hope your Christmas shopping  is going well or if you’re organised and finished, well done you!

Here are some of the things in our Christmas section that are still available, many are the last ones.

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Lil’ Beans at Fount London E8 this week!

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We’re excited to have opened the doors to our week’s pop up at Fount London.  It’s an exciting new spot in Hackney, opposite Netil Market and a few minutes from the very busy and popular Broadway Market.  The weather is due to be dry and bright, so hoping to see lots of new visitors and regulars.

We are offering an exclusive 20% off clothing for those that come and see us there, and have two great workshops on Friday and Saturday.

On Friday we have a workshop with Tomato Tutors at 2pm, donation of £5 which they will give to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

Creative Connection
by Present Parenting for Tomato Tutors

Beautiful creative play hour to encourage bonding, relaxation and simple connection between parent and child. This short and sweet Autumnal nature paint & play hour. All you need to bring are leaves you have gathered from nature.

On Saturday we have a Halloween Craft morning and afternoon workshop with Infant Art Club as well as face painting and some treats.

We also have the Tiba + Marl new kids backpacks in store for you to pre-order exclusively too, which are amazing!

Please come and say Hi, your support is massively appreciated x

Gro Company

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Danish brand Gro Company are one of our new additions this season and you’ll be able to see why.  Very wearable designs, made from great quality fabrics.  This season we love the quilted sporty sweat and pants.  They are super soft and look so cosy and snug.  The girls dresses are a hit and as for the pink Santa Christmas dress….speechless ♥

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Cult Of Youth Part II

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Screen Shot 2015-08-16 at 19.23.11If you’re a regular Lil’ Beans blog reader you’ll have read about Cult of Youth a couple of months ago.  Kelly is a silversmith and if you missed the previous post have a quick look because you’ll want to add one of these necklaces to your WANT list.  Kelly is now the proud MAMA to little Elvis ♡

Below is a lil’ Q&A with Kelly, a few from before Elvis arrived and a couple we’ve added to celebrate the little man’s arrival x

Where do you live?
I currently live in Essex, not too far from where I grew up. I’ve spent most of my adult life living in London after moving there 10 years ago but decided being close to my mum was really important when it came to laying down roots when I found out I was pregnant. I can’t say I won’t move back in the distant future but for now i’m happy living a little further out and making the trek a couple of times a week. Although I do miss my pals. And Richmond/Victoria Park.

You’re about to have a new addition in your life, have you enjoyed your pregnancy and body change? 
My pregnancy played out a little differently to how I thought it would. I hadn’t expected quite how stressfull and sometimes lonely in can be at times. I think what your mind goes through as a pregnant woman feels more dramatic that the physical changes, they seem to happen gradually, more softer. However it felt like my identity had changed overnight and I wasn’t sure who I was to become. I think I started to really enjoy the last couple of months. I have changed but (i think) for the better. I am more decisive and stronger in my convictions than before. I have less time for bullshit and endless time for positivity, creativity and love…. Maybe I have turned into the hippy barefoot and pregnant mama i always thought i’d be after all!!

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Your Mother necklaces have been a hit before their release, especially on Instagram. What/who inspires you in your work?
Every piece of jewellery i design usually stems from me having an idea of something i’d like to wear and then making it. I hardly made anything in the first few months of pregnancy as I felt so ill and unispired. Then one day I was thinking about how strong the word MOTHER was and       i made the first chain with the rose gold letters and silver chain and posted it on instagram with the caption something like “growing a baby makes me feel like i’ve got superpowers”. The response was great and i’ve since been working on launchinga fuller collection (whiched actually launched on Monday). It’s been going great. I think i was inspired by my baby firstly, wanting to wear his initials with mine. I also had to work on the designs to ensure i could make them efficiently and with ease as i still wanted to keep everthing done by hand but time frames were going to be dirrent post baby! Through mothers meetings I have met some incredible, awe inducing inspiring women that juggle motherhood and their passions through new businesses, their jobs or  hobbies. I have found these women some of the most inspirational people i’ve ever met and every order for the mama/ mother chains i get a rush of pride. There’s an incredible movement in the way mamas that want to be viewed differently. If you’re down you’re in. And it’s the coolest fucking gang out there!

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When did you finally have Elvis?  I don’t think you can ever really imagine what your first birth will be like, but did you keep it together?
I finally had Elvis 10 days late on the 1st of July. I was lucky enough to have a very straight forward pregnancy, a healthy baby and steady recovery but the birth itself was crazy. I was hoping for a calm, serene pool birth but ended up with blues and twos! I felt like I kept it together but I don’t know what I would’ve done without my mama, she was amazing and her and Elvis now have an incredible bond. When I think about the day itself it makes me cry….I hope I get to do it again. My advice to expectant mamas is to not have too much of a plan in mind, fingers crossed it works out the way you’d like but if things start to change it’s easier if you can roll with the punches. Also  check out Hollie and Susie from The Calm Birth School. I had a 10lb4 baby with very little pain relief, I’m a hypnobirthing convert!

Looking back on your beautiful and blurry first month, how has it been and are you getting in to the swing of your new days as a team?
The last six weeks have gone so quickly! The best advice I was given was to pull up the drawbridge and hole ourselves away for a bit while we get to know eachother. I love these days, all fuzzy in pjs drinking tea and watching old films. It’s not easy but it’s way more fun than I ever imagined. I love this little gang we have.

Follow Cult of Youth on instagram here x

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