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Seriously cool gifts for kids…

We had so many orders and press coverage for our decorative animal heads that I totally forgot to post about them here. So here they are!For those, who have read me for a while, you will know that I’m not a huge fan of licensing toys like Barbie, Bob The Builder, etc… I think our children, our homes deserve better and I see so many talented designers out there that I make it my mission to show you things that are beautiful, creative and unusual to create inspiring, happy family homes.When I put the BODIE and FOU Kids collection, I searched for things that would be beautiful to decorate a child’s bedroom but also out of the ordinary – We don’t like boring rooms, do we?I love these animal heads because they change the look of a  child’s bedroom in a positive way and break a plain wall. In Mila’s bedroom, I painted one of her walls in Down Pipe by Farrow & Ball and the other 3 in bright white and you can see from the photos below that these lovely …

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Mila’s little bedroom revamp…

A few weeks, Mila asked for more pink in her bedroom so I decided to add soft touches to her room by painting her old white desk and chair.

Handmade Pigmée doll & garland from BODIE and FOU | Life with Mila (funny words from kids) www.karinecandicekong.com

{Life with Mila} We broke up…

A week ago weekend, Mila (6 years old) announced us she was in love with Gabriel. Last night, she showed us a nice drawing of a boy and a girl holding hands… Me: “Is this you and Gabriel?” Mila: “No we broke up” Me: “What?! You broke up?! But you told us you were in love with him over the weekend” Mila: “Yeah but I prefer Christian, he is funnier and he is in the girls’ team“ Gentlemen…if you want to hold onto a girl more than 3 days, be funny! Handmade garland | Handmade Pigmée doll | Bed from Ikea

Pigmée – handmade & loved ♥ ♥ ♥

It took me longer than usual to write the copy about the Pigmée collection because I really wanted you to get a feel of what I had seen in this wonderful, handmade collection for children. So I tried to remember how I felt the first time I came across Pigmée in Paris (besides butterflies, which is usually a sign for me that I need to follow my guts feelings and go for it)….“The first time I saw Pigmée, I knew I was in front of something very special. There it was… standing in front me, beautifully made in textured cotton. With no back or front, with nothing imposed on him, in all its simplicity, it laid down its soul and its story to tell and I knew it was the kind of thing we all want for our children. Something very special to let them be children…just a little bit longer while they can.”Handmade in a beautiful textured cotton, Pigmée is a desire to rediscover the authentic pleasure of simplicity and beauty found in handmade …

Chez Nous: Mila’s bedroom – UPDATE

I have to admit that the photoshoot with Paumes last Saturday gave me the ultimate boost needed to finish Mila’s bedroom… After spending several weekends painting her walls and floorboards, my motivation to do more DIY was running low but hey….no matter how talented Hisashi Tokuyoshi is in seeing beauty in the most mundane things, I thought my masking tape around the ceiling wouldn’t quite cut it! So in an ultimate effort, I took the masking tape off, hang a couple of beautiful art prints et voila…! I LOVE how the prints Mila and I choose together, look in her bedroom…The Friends of Violet poster by Studio Violet is my latest love. I have always been a fan of Camilla Engman and Elisabeth Dunker‘s work so I’m super happy to have this beautiful poster they designed together now on B&F (and now, we also have the Friends of Violet wallpaper!). Elisabeth and Camilla have also designed some gorgeous postcards here that would look very nice framed individually and hang in a row. My other ‘coup …