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Mini McKean Studio LOVE

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I am in love with these mini model sets by Australian husband and wife team McKean Studio.  All the products are about travel and cities, aswell as these mini handmade, hand painted sets, they produce bangles, scarves, prints and domino sets.

I’m totally after a Palm Springs set (and the dominoes) especially as we were there last month.  A good excuse for some memorabilia I think.

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get some order with Uten.Silo

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Screen Shot 2014-01-23 at 21.11.23Love this Uten.Silo.  The stylish organizer comes in white, red or black and in a choice of two sizes.  Designed by Dorothee Becker in 1969, it’s a classic, well-designed  practical piece.

Have a good weekend, we’re off to Playtime in Paris to look at collections for AW14 x

image. Vitra

mini road trip to Asheville

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When we were away, we had our first child free 48hours in 2years.  We took a mini road trip to Asheville, North Carolina and loved it.  We would both definitely go back, and next time go on to Nashville, which was our original plan, but didn’t have enough time.


There are many independent stores, great places to eat with amazing food, micro-breweries, art spaces, and places to just sit and people watch.  We had brunch in the French Broad Chocolate Lounge, which as the name suggests, it is a chocoholic’s heaven.  Lots of hot and cold chocolate drinks to choose from, cakes and truffles to try.  Some other places we ate were Curate, Lab, and Limones.  Other good places to visit for food, that we didn’t have time for are, The Admiral, Table, and Tupelo Honey Cafe, to name just a few.

Garage 34 was full of local independent prints and clothes, The Mast General Store full of touristy gifts, wooden toys and sweets, great thrift stores down Lexington St and a really cool menswear store we spent quite a while in called Old North Clothing.


We had to visit the SkyBar at the top of the Flat Iron Building, to see the mountains and try a cocktail.


A memorable and relaxing 48hours.

we’re off on holiday

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We’re taking a little break to visit family in the U.S.  There will still be a few posts and the shop will remain open.  There will be lots of great stock added after our return on the 28th…not to be missed!

* rubber ring available from ebay

Wish we were heading here this weekend

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3years ago we went on our honeymoon – a California road trip. We spent some time in Joshua Tree and stayed at the Joshua Tree Inn. It is an amazing place, and it was the same time as Coachella was going on nearby. I would love to go back one day, stay at the Inn and go to Coachella…dreams come true right?

Happy weekend x

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Noli Noli

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Noli Noli is a small family run business, by a husband and wife team, with product testing by their young son Kiichi.  The wooden toys are made in the U.S using sustainable, regional or up-cycled wood.  The products are inspired by a trip to Noli, a resort fishing village in Italy.  These are lovely wooden toys, that will stay in the family for years and years.  ‘O’ would like the whale pen holder.

image. Noli Noli Handmade

this month we are looking forward to….

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At the end of this month we will be going to Bubble London and Playtime Paris.  We have been to Bubble before but it will be our first visit to Playtime Paris, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for Autumn/Winter 2013.  Exciting (and a lot of hard working) times for lil’ beans, so please stay with us!

image. Bubble London, Playtime Paris

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