Broomstick Adventure

Danger roams the halls and playroom, beware! We love these Little Roar Heads from Flatout Frankie, so much so, we wish they were a genuine mode of transport for adults and kids alike...

Fold together the head, decorate it then pop it on top of a broomstick and your brave little adventurer will be roaming through the swamps and jungles of yesteryear in no time. Grab your own here.

15 Sep 2014
toys
dinosaurs

Timbersaurus

Have you ever wondered what baby dinosaurs played with in the land before time? Why, a set of handsomely crafted wooden dinosaur figurines of course! Just like these lil’ beauties from modern Australian design company, Go Home.

Tony T-Rex and his friends Terry and Daisy are all members of the Woodies collection of friendly and flexible wooden objects. Made with sustainable beech wood, each dino buddy is designed to keep your children and their children company for generations to come.

08 Sep 2014
toys
dinosaurs

The Dear Ones

A bundle of cuteness in your pocket. The Dear Ones from Oh Albatross are soft and cuddly animal toys made for little hands and big hearts...

Handmade from vintage fabrics and wool stuffing, this cute little crew comes from their darling workshop. Our favourite has to be the adorable bear – a calm, patient secret keeper and he always knows where to find the stickiest and sweetest honey.

The entire Oh Albatross store is a delight for the eyes. Filled with little vintage histories and Regina’s full line of handmade animals. Stop by and choose a pint size pal of your own.

13 Aug 2014
toys
snow

Trunk Roller

There is no junk in the trunk of this beautifully handcrafted ride-on car from Riva 1920. Made from a gorgeous lump of nature’s finest cedar, this children’s car has an unforgettable silhouette and scent. Your little one will love the smooth ride and have their little legs revving as fast as Fred Flinestone’s as soon as they saddle up...

Each car comes with a bottle of oil, a dust cloth, steel wool and gloves to removes stains and scratches…meaning this special piece will last a lifetime. Available for purchase here.

31 Jul 2014
trees
toys
ride on

A Mansion on the Moon

If we were to live on the moon, we can think of no better abode than this humble little home from Boomini. Spacious, light and airy and finished with exquisite Scandinavian furnishings and fittings, we are ready to sign the lease and move in right now...

Seemingly backless and seemingly frontless, this gorgeous playhouse has modular and transparent design making it ideal for several children to play with at once…an important consideration for a world where countless pool parties, love stories and wardrobe fiascos can unfold at once.

The house, and much of the furniture inside, is made from certified plywood and painted with delightful pastel watercolours, while the upholstered items are made with divine woollen felt.

Beautiful and aesthetic, a Boomini house is the only home for a modern doll.

02 Jul 2014
toys
dolls houses
moon

Stacking Stones

These rustic and playful blocks are the work of WDYGT. And WDYGT or Wheredoyougoto is the work of the very talented Julie O’Rourke and Anthony Esteves...

Each set of Maine Gems comes with three stacking blocks in a hand printed, cotton drawstring bag. As the name suggests, they are all handmade in Maine.

With their obscure gemstone edges and bright colours we think they offer hours of fun for little hand and big hands alike.

Maine Gems are available to purchase here from the WDYGT website.

27 May 2014
crystals
toys
blocks

Wooden it be Nice

These petite wooden treasures from Pol-eno offer a refreshing take on the typical animal figurine. Striking, streamlined and natural, we think the whole tribe is completely adorable and we plan to adopt an entire clan for our own home...

Each cute Czech critter is made with natural wood and textiles, a lovely combination for soft and inquisitive little hands.

Every piece is unique and you can even commission your own design, picking your own wood and fabrics to make your animal your own.

So head on over to Pol-eno and find the perfect herd of your own.

08 May 2014
wild things
toys

Little Big House

This doll’s house featured on Abacus Kids looks cooler than your typical inner city terrace in down town London, Sydney, New York or Paris. It's safe to say we are ready to sign a lease and move on in...

The interior design was inspired by the inside of the creator Chloe Thurston's own home, which you can see actually features many of Little Gatherer’s favourite brands. In the top nursery room alone we can spy some gorgeous 'Half Moon' wallpaper from Ferm Living, a 'Mr Agent' poster from Miniwilla and a cloud blanket from Farg & Form to name a few. It’s like a mini display home that is completely shoppable!

The full doll house tour is available on Abacus Kids and reveals all the wonderful furnishings that have been featured.

30 Apr 2014
dolls houses
toys
lines & stripes

Scandi Pop

Bold, simple and happy design - that pretty much sums up the delightful handmade toys from British designer Jane Foster...

Foxes, bunnies, pandas and people…we adore them all with their humble colours and striking patterns. Long lines and bold stripes on white linen create an understated style that both children and adults alike can appreciate.

Jane has been screen printing for many years and is renowned for her Scandinavian styles. “I’m definitely influenced by the 70s and recall my home being full of colour and children dressed in Clothkits clothing!

My mum always liked modern, Scandinavian design and primary colours so I’m sure this has rubbed off on me” explains Jane.

Jane’s designs are also available as printed cushions, cards and framed artwork. But our favourites are definitely these little plush toys. Who could resist a cuddle from one of these characters?

Each piece is hand made by Jane and her team of helpers in her Devon home. You can browse the full range from this very clever lass over on her website.

23 Apr 2014
lines & stripes
toys

The Naked Lunge

Naked Lunge is way more than a memorable name. It's an awesome range of kid's plush toys that we are rather smitten with...

Every piece in this marvellous collection is hand-painted and hand-sewn, making each little character completely individual and unique. But amazingly, they all still feel part of the same family. This is thanks to the consistent monochromatic colours, linen-based materials and the overall eye-catching look of design. Very clever indeed.

Roxanna Webster is the designer and maker of Naked Lunge. She studied Fine Arts and Textiles and is currently based in Manchenster where she runs this small business, working with independent artists and makers.

If you live in London and like the look of these little fellows, you can join Roxanna for a workshop on how to make your very own plush doll using a range of beautiful Liberty fabrics and a SMUG inspired paint palette. What a fun afternoon that would make!

Check out the Naked Lunge website for more information.

21 Apr 2014
lines & stripes
toys

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