This weekend I came across the cutest baby brand called Donsje (Dutch for fluffy). This Amsterdam-based label produces a wide range of adorable booties for babies and toddlers, from new born to two years old, as well as super sweet and stylish accessories for older children. On-trend and with a nostalgic twist, each product has the cute factor and comes beautifully packaged in a bag dangling a tiny bell, making Donsje the perfect gift.
Donsje was founded by Floor van Oosten Slingeland in 2013. When she couldn’t find the perfect shoe for her baby daughter, Floor decided to make her own. Two boys later, she designs irresistible booties and sandals for both girls and boys and has recently added accessories, including hats and bags, to the Donsje range. Donsje’s signature style reflects Floor’s love of vintage shoes, subtle powder shades and high quality natural leathers and craftsmanship. She is inspired by the beautiful illustrations in the books she reads to her children and by the flowers they pick, the crafts they make and the toys they love. It’s a truly family affair. Little daughter Vosse had the final say on which animals made the cut for Donsje’s bestselling Kapi animal booties and bags. Floor’s sons have also been put to work road testing the durability of Donsje shoes and ensuring they are toddler-proof!
Their adorable items are available from their site. In the US Donsje is available from Barneys.
The beautiful furniture pieces seen here in this home in The Netherlands are hand made by the owners. Good news for all of those that are not that handy, these furniture pieces are also sold through their website Huis & Grietje. Large items can not be shipped though and are pick up only (in Sliedrecht, The Netherlands). This house was featured in VT Wonen (styling & photography by Jeltje Fotografie), you can read more here.
On Etsy you can find the most beautiful and unique handmade kids toys and accessories. Good to know with the holiday season approaching fast. Here are some of my favorite finds. Above: kitten mobile.
knitted lambswool bear | knitted lambswool giraffe | Bea the Bunny | Bob the Bear
wooden rocket ship night light
This lovely kids room is decorated in beautiful soft colors. The bed is designed by Rafa kids and comes in 4 finishes : wood, whitewash (featured in this post), white and dark chocolate. the subtle lines of this bed make it a beautiful element of any space. The bed is lifted just enough from the ground to provide the best comfort when lying, sitting or chilling out on, during the day. It is a very slim bed design with a great material efficiency. The best of both worlds: very sustainable in production and beautifully minimal in design. The table is a new additional to the Rafa kids family. This versatile piece of furniture can be use a (side) table or as a bench.
Until 15th October French luxury department store Le Bon Marché is celebrating the city of Paris with exclusive collaborations. Big names in fashion have specially designed limited collection for Le Bon Marché. I love the collaboration with Bobo Choses: the baquette, a typical French icon, has been used as print for a sweater and gorgeous tote bag. You can see all collaborations here. Thank you Urbanmoms for letting me use these beautiful images.
This beautiful designed card from Origamizoo is the perfect card to congratulate someone with a newborn baby. It’s not only a card but also a present for the new baby boy or girl! The receiver can cut, fold and craft it into a cheerful nursery mobile. The card contains a clear instruction. You can also find the tutorial here on the Origamizoo blog. You can order the card here but also through Origamizoo’s Etsy shop.
Aren’t these stuffed animals the cutest?! In Etsy shop Lesne you will find magical woodland creatures which are born in a magic village called Radzewice. This place’s got a big river running through it and it is surrounded by old trees, lots of bouncing deers, happy singing birds and of course the enchanted red fox. All animals are hand-made, production time is 2-3 weeks. I will be ordering Robin the Fox (top image) for my son!