It happens every year doesn't it? It turns November and you think, I'm fine, there's still plenty of time before Christmas. And you're right, there is. But suddenly my inbox is full of new products, new collections, new collaborations, new card designs... and I'm already starting to feel the build up to Christmas on the internets.
It's an exciting time, the run up to Christmas and the prospect of a new year. It can also be stressful; I for one hate shopping for hours looking for the right gift, and as time goes by, I'm much happier looking online and choosing in the comfort of my own home.
I like to simplify as I get older, I just don't have the time to do otherwise. Give me a one-stop online shop like Bodie & Fou and I'm a happy lady. Even the name's stylish, right?
Bodie & Fou have worked hard to establish themselves as one of the leading concept stores on the web (and one of the top interior design blogs according to the Telegraph!). I've been following these two French sisters for years and am delighted to share the news about their new 32-page Winter catalogue, full of gift ideas and inspiration for your home.
I know for a fact that this new catalogue was made with love, and it shows. There's something for all ages, for budgets big and small, and it's full of little styling tips and addresses that make you want to rearrange every room!
I was talking to my friend Hazel Terry the other day about how my blog had changed over the past two years. If you go right back to June 2009 and read a few of my first posts you will obviously recognise my style but also find a lot more 'arty' stuff. I never intended for Kickcan & Conkers to be solely a 'Kids' Design' blog (and I'm not entirely sure that it is...) but somewhere along the line it became one. I'm not complaining, I can still share my other art-design-vintage finds on pinterest, twitter and tumblr (when I find time!) and hopefully you will follow me on those networks too. However, when I come across an "arty' kids' fashion brand (0-6 years) like the fledgling Swedish company Modéerska Huset I have to say that I am one happy lady!
Jenny Modéer, the founder of Modéerska Huset, has just launched her first Autumn/ Winter collection and boy is it colourful and fun (look at the babies' leggings). If I tell you that the hand drawn / hand printed patterns in her new collection are called Starry Sky, Acorn, Fly Balloon and Carnèvale, and that all of the materials used are eco-friendly - bamboo, organic cotton, recycled fibers - then you'll understand why I'm delighted to present this collection.
Now all you need to do is go and have a look for yourself... Bet you fall in love with that scarf!