Monday, 12 December 2011


Welcome to the magical and strangely wonderful world of Wu & Wu. Inspired by Asia the illustrator Fiona Hewitt designs accessories and toys which vibrate from colour and which are nostalgic, fabulous and at the same time a little bit bizarr. Kitsch on demand, I love it ! This Alphabet stamp set is so fun. It contains 26 stamps, one for each corresponding letter of the alphabet, par with a 4-colour stamp pads, stored conveniently in a lovely vintage-inspired case. A perfect gift for your little crafty kids! Available on their website.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011


The second print edition of papier mache children’s fashion magazine is out now, and available in our shop! If you are looking for inspiration, beautiful children’s clothing or wonderful photography, this magazine is for you. In amongst the beautiful photography and new clothing collections of this edition, there are some lovely interview/articles. – Many of these articles are set out in quick question and answer style format and give a fascinating insight into the work and background of fashion designers, illustrators and more… The papier mache magazine was only started in 2009 but is quickly getting a lot of recognition around the world! They also have a website.

Monday, 5 December 2011


Hoot! Hoot! Calling all owl lovers! Shivani over at My Owl Barn, has once again collaborated with 45 artists this time, to bring you a customizable 2012 calendar that you can download for free. Click here to read more about this wonderful owl-themed project, and instructions to download the free calendar.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011


Ooh la, la… this shop, LES PETITS BOHEMES, is French and fabulous! Filled with gorgeous vintage finds but also some very carefully chosen new things to compliment the vintage feel of the store. I love the way the offerings are presented and photographed and I love the offerings themselves. I am an absolute fan! Please have a look

Friday, 18 November 2011


We proudly announce that Gray Label is now for sale at Sukha Amsterdam.   Sukha is a cool version of a warehouse. Everything they sell is fair trade, made with love and appreciation of detail: clothing, furniture, jewelry, books, etc. The concept of the store was envisioned to be a place where people are easily drawn in by the warm atmosphere. Gray Label has therefore found a home for her collection. The store is located on the Haarlemmerstraat 110 and is open Monday from 12-6pm, Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-6.30pm and Sunday from 12-5pm.

Thursday, 10 November 2011


My cousin Charlotte, who works for Linda Magazine, tipped me about this coat... What can I say... It's just so adorable! Little Goodall was started by Molly Goodall, who’s story many of us can relate to. These designs are all custom made with wool blend ECO felt and cotton linings made from 100% post consumer plastic bottles. Other styles are also available like the fox, bear or dinosaur. More than just a jacket, they are like little works of art that are meant to be handed down from generation to generation. But to be honest, this is one I wouldn’t give up!

Monday, 7 November 2011


A few days ago my aunt and uncle visited me and brought these lovely bunny's by Maileg. One for my son, Beer and one for my daughter, Filippa, aren't they cute?! My son never even looked at stuffed animals but he's smitten with this one and keeps (un)dressing it... They also look terrific in any children's bedroom on the commode.  They can be purchased at or

Wednesday, 2 November 2011


The classical rocking horse now gives way to the mythical rocking sheep, from Danish Crafts. Carved in wood by hand, and in genuine lambswool, the rocking sheep is a concentrate of love, gentleness and authenticity. I love this beautiful sheep, super soft, that you want to adopt immediately. There is no more "huuu dada", from now on long live the "bééehhh"! It is certain, you will love it... Little piece of information: Each sheep is a unique piece. Therefore the length of the wool may vary from one model to another. Available at (BTW also great webshop)

Monday, 31 October 2011


Have you already seen these amazing soft sculptures? I only recently discovered School Supplies, a collection of fabric stationery artwork by Los Angeles based artist Megan Whitmarsh. The adorable collection includes Sharpie colored pens, erasers, pencils, ruled paper, 4-color pen, all with authentic colors and hand-embroidered details. They certainly take me back to my childhood school days, and I’m smitten by the pink magic eraser. View (or purchase) the entire collection at Grey Area.

Monday, 24 October 2011


Stumbled upon these fun masks created by Rachel Domm for JCrew blog, and had to share. All you need to do is download the pdf template, add your own color touches, glued it on a cardboard, punch some holes, and you have a pretty cool mask for Halloween, or any parties! Oh yes, and don’t forget the ribbon. I really like how it adds color, texture and personality to the mask. For all kids and even adults (as long as the mask fits you )… Download the template here.

Monday, 17 October 2011


New York designer, Tamar Mogendorff, creates unique and poetic designs. In her Brooklyn workshop, she mixes Liberty, linen, mohair, tweeds but also vintage fabrics to design birdnests and birdcages, aquariums and refined little animals ? A real splash of color and poetry for childrens' bedrooms !

Thursday, 13 October 2011


It's white, simple and very cute, especially when you light it up at night. Create a magical world for your little ones with this famous, almost iconic White Rabbit lamp by Egmont. With its friendly face and his sugar pink nose, the Rabbit lamp adds a soft glow at night and creates a lovely, reassuring environment for all the kids to fall asleep....

Sunday, 9 October 2011


Some inspiring ideas about wood crate recycling...... Wood crate on casters makes a nice toy storage, cool for in the kids room....

Monday, 26 September 2011


What a beautiful collection of Coral & Tusk by Stephanie Housley's. Stephanie is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. She lives and works in New York as a textile designer, specializing in woven fabrics. Stephanie spends several months out of the year in India, designing her textile collections. Her experiences with textiles and crafts in her travels have inspired her unique and sensitive handling of color and surfaces. I'm pretty much obsessed with all of her design, the name, and her logo.....

Wednesday, 21 September 2011


Get your little one in the winter spirit with the must have accessory of the season, the SPIRIT HOOD. Spirit Hoods from Los Angeles, first started making spirt hoods for adults. It was such a hit with celebrities they decide they would be the perfect accessory for the little ones and boy they were right. Spirit Hoods connect kids in a unique and creative way to nature and our animal friends. Spirit Hoods are about friendship, family, love, generosity, and bonding with each other. A Spirit Hood is more than just a cool furry animal hat; it inspires children to bond in a completely new way to the world around them. Spirit Hoods was founded and inspired by the relationship that humans have with the animal world. They believe in inspiring positive change and educating people that everyone can help; this is why they created PRO BLUE! When you purchase a SpiritHood with the PRO BLUE logo, they donate 10% of net profits to a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and rehabilitation of that particular Spirit animal. A major goal of theirs is to educate people on the importance of helping these animals and empowering them to make a difference Buy a Spirit Hood, Help an animal.

Monday, 19 September 2011


Totally adorable growth chart! Need to do this for my son Beer, before passing on his baby shoes.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011


The Henley Tee. Team up with the baggy pant or skirt for a relaxed look! The Legging. Great in combination with the skirt or dress! 95% in the softest organic cotton & 5% elastane. Please visit our website for more information. Have a great day! Kind regards, Gray Label

Monday, 5 September 2011


Very cool shop for vintage furniture, toys, unique handmade items and limited series. Have a look, numero74. I just love it!

Wednesday, 31 August 2011


For cookie lovers with a sense of humor. If you’re wondering, ABC stands for “already been chewed”. These slightly imperfect gingerbread cookie cutters will create cookies that make you smile, even before you take the first bite. Comes packaged as a set of three in an acetate box. Pretty cute huh? Imagine your guests’ reactions at half-chewed cookies … Available on

Monday, 29 August 2011


If you love marshmallows, you must check out this recipe! I can’t resist this relatively simple marshmallow recipe by Tina of Sparkling Ink. Not only do I love the fluffy whiteness of this simple candy, I also adore Tina’s lovely pictures. A perfect treat! For the recipe please click here.

Thursday, 18 August 2011


What an original idea... great for summer parties! By Martha Stewart

Tuesday, 16 August 2011


I found an ideal bag for going to the beach with kids or for a weekend away… this limited edition LOVE bag. The unique bag is hand made from recycled sailing cloth (100% cotton). It is made by local fishermen in Kenya who now are able to earn an income to support their families (which they couldn’t with fishing). I just love it!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011


After giving birth, I had enough time to relax and search for new inspiration for my blog. I found some wonderful things, this is one of them; a vintage themed kids’ birthday party that is designed by Vicky Hudgins of The City Cradle. It has to be one of the sweetest celebrations I have come across!

I love everything about it, from the cute vintage photo booth, creative props, to the mouth watering treats at the sorbet stand. Each activity is beautifully thought out, created and decorated, while keeping to a gorgeous peachy pink color palette.

Thursday, 28 July 2011


May I hereby introduce to you; my beautiful daughter Filippa Day...

Friday, 22 July 2011




Great for the summer holidays!
95% in the softest organic cotton and 5% elastane.
Please visit the website for more information.

Have a great summer!

Monday, 18 July 2011


Uncle Goose blocks are a favourite at our house!  Our 2-yr old son loves them (especially arranging them by colours on the embossed sides), and after months of use they still look as good as new! The Uncle Goose ABC Blocks are hand crafted in Grand Rapids from sustainable Michigan basswood and embossed with child safe inks. Each block features a unique animal picture, a number or math symbol, and four letters for a total of four alphabets.
Not only are blocks fun for all, but they’re great for developing fine motor skills.