An alternative parent/kid website and zine for the generation who have grown older but not up. The kind who are more likely to be found down the skate park with their kids than teaching them table manners. For the parents who thought they’d never be parents and the kids who think mum and dad are cool (well, kind of).
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Anorak Sports Issue

Anorak Sports Issue

The new issue of one of our favourite mags, Anorak ‘The happy mag for kids’, has just been released and this issue is dedicated to sports. Grab a copy here and get inspired to try new sports and join their band of merry friends in their Happy Sports Village for much fun and some colouring...
Hit The Deck

Hit The Deck

21st June is Go Skateboarding Day, the ‘official’ holiday of skateboarding when skateboarders around the world are encouraged to drop everything (including school and work) and go, yes you guessed it, skateboarding. It falls on a Thursday this year, which definitely means bunking off school. The website is a tad outdated and US-centric, but check...
Little Dudes

Little Dudes

African fabrics are making their way into childrens’ clothing and hurrah to that! The most stylish and interesting (girls’) clothing we’ve seen lately is made from colourful, fantastically patterned African fabric. If you like that style then check out Isossy Children who use African and Asian textiles, with many of the pieces in limited edition...
Treasure Chests

Treasure Chests

When it comes to storing toys, it’s worth thinking outside the (plastic Ikea) box and investing in a chest you’ll want on display, like this Jubilee Trunk from Deluna Kids. It’s a quality old school trunk, papered by hand with a Union Jack, and sturdy enough for shipping as well as storage. Available from the Deluna...
Party Ideas #3: Backyard Olympics

Party Ideas #3: Backyard Olympics

In the spirit of 2012, hold a mini Olympics birthday party in your back garden and let the competitive kids knock themselves out. Invite: Forget about the horrid 2012 logo and go for traditional Olympic rings, or the art deco/nouveau style of early last century. Look to Olympic posters from bygone days for inspiration. Invite...
Worn Again

Worn Again

In today’s throw-away world where space is at a premium, few childrens’ things are worth keeping in your loft for 30 years to pass down to the next generation. The only things I’ll be keeping are the beautiful clothes and toys my partner’s mother has knitted, crocheted and sewn for our son. 30 years ago...
James Brown Prints

James Brown Prints

James Brown is an illustrator and printmaker. His work can be found on the cover of the Guardian Guide, in the V&A shop and at Liberty, to name but a few. We recently checked out his current exhibition of prints at Stour Space (on until 4th June) and came across his wonderful animal alphabet screen...
Thirsty Frog

Thirsty Frog

A travel essential for summer holidays, the Vaude Fancy Frog towel absorbs six times its weight in water and dries six times faster than cotton. The hood keeps your kids warm while the Swiss fabric softly envelops them and absorbs moisture, and the towel packs away neatly into the hood. It also carries Vaude’s Green...
howies Launch Kids Jeans

howies Launch Kids Jeans

Those good folk at howies, who’s ethics, quality and design we greatly admire, are now doing jeans for kids in “100% organic cotton with no added silly stuff”. The five-pocket jeans have an adjustable elastic waistband and are triple needle stitched on the inside leg for toughness. We are in possession of a pair and...
Blankets Of Style

Blankets Of Style

Yes! It looks like picnic weather is finally upon us! A tad extravagant for laying on the grass perhaps, but these Pendleton rugs will double up as warmth-givers when the sun goes down, and a throw to disguise a tired sofa or jazz up a bedroom. Pendleton Woolen Mills in Oregon have been weaving blankets...
6 of the best...Sweaters

6 of the best…Sweaters

Dress it up, dress it down, spend a little, spend a lot. A sweater is a versatile friend. Here are six of the best.   Tootsa MacGinty ‘Peace Sweatshirt’ £25   Indikidual ‘Mr Moo’ £22   Mini Rodini ‘Crocodile Sweater’ €47.90   Wildfox ‘Heartland Baggy Beach Jumper’ £74   Simple Kids ‘Weasel Boy Sweatshirt’ £49...
Beautiful Buggy Walks

Beautiful Buggy Walks

Beautiful Buggy Walks: England is a new book from Punk Publishing (the company behind the Cool Camping and Wild Swimming titles), which promises to inspire new parents to get out into the great outdoors with their new offspring in tow. We have an exclusive extract from the book plus the chance to win a copy!...