24 oktober 2018

Dutch Design Week 2018

Ieder jaar is het weer mooier, weer grootser en weer beter georganiseerd. Met als achtergrond de verlaten productie fabrieken van onder andere Philips en Campina presenteert Eindhoven ieder jaar in oktober de Dutch Design Week. Door de combinatie van grotere namen, aanstormend talent en designs die vragen bij je oproepen is het voor mij hét inspiratie event van het jaar. Als je gaat probeer het dan over minstens twee dagen te verdelen. Anders kan het wat overweldigend zijn. Ik heb geluk met familie die in de buurt woont waar ik kan logeren. Je kunt om van lokatie naar lokatie te komen fietsen reserveren en ook gebruik maken van de 'free ride' auto's waar ze mee rond rijden.

15 oktober 2018

#SEASONGIFTGUIDES No3: are your kids the kind that like to build things?

Check out these toys!! Are your kids the kind that love to build things? Mine are. Thank goodness because I also love that type of play. For this post I've done quite a search to get a fun combination of age, skill and price range. The toys are unique and fun and will keep your kids away from the screens.

Not kidding! Can't wait for the cold winter days that you go out for a walk or some sledding, come home and get all cosy with one of these toys. These will for sure go on our family wish list!

#seasongiftguides are an addition to my Favourite Friday and Kids Tuesday posts in the months approaching the holiday season. My attempt to introduce you to some toys and gifts you may not have seen before. All items worth the shipping costs of online shopping I promise. We kick off once a week and towards mid November/December I will add some extra gift guides. ENJOY!

Bakoba megabox (red dot award winner!) | Cubetto: a wooden toy robot teaching the basics of programming) | Apollo, construction game by Londji | Makedo Toolkit (your kids will never let you throw out a cardboard box as they will use it to build) | Poppik sticker poster (like pixel art on the iPad but than on paper, or a modern version of colour by number).

8 oktober 2018

#SEASONGIFTGUIDES No2: Galaxy never gets boring

Finding fun and unique things to gift your children this holiday season doesn't have to be difficult. Just keep an eye out for our #seasongiftguides. At LilleLykke we source the internet for the most cute, fun, must have items. Sometimes in a theme like here, sometimes just by colour or play theme. 

Galaxy will never bore your kids. It is something mesmerising and even will intrigue us grown ups. As endless as the galaxy is the options for gifts are equally endless. Last year I made a great boys gift guide. This one tends to lean towards the girls. The scratch cards by Djeco are a real treat. Will keep your kids happily busy during the vacation days. And what little one doesn't love a pretty music box to keep your favourite little items. 

What are your favourite SPACE & GALAXY items? 

Space Rangers book (make your own paper rockets) | Fabric vintage watch | Star fall moon Pink print |

Djeco music box Superman mister moon | Brooches space | Velvet star pillows (available in any colour imaginable) | Djeco scratch cards Cosmic Mission

2 oktober 2018

KIDS TUESDAY - for doll loving ground playing girly girls

As you may know by now I am a boys mama. Could that be why I enjoy creating these girly rooms collages so much? The start for this collage was this amazing doll bed by Crate and Barrel. I know most mommies are in love with the Sebra one but this is a good contestant as well if you ask me. It's a mini version of a Jenny Lind bed. Combined with the magical stars in the canopy and the lush little flowers on the ByAlex Playmat you have a winner. 

Why the crate... I'm not sure. It is becoming quite a hype on Instagram. It must be the cute colours plus all parents are keen on storage for the toys. But I never thought a plastic crate like this could get all of us running to the shops. Don't have one (yet) but am starting to see the benefit. 

Sources for the products:
Playmat with flowers | Carboard pendant light | little stars canopy | rabbit soft toy with oversized sweater (she had me with the sweater I must admit) | plastic storage crate (available in many trendy colours) | Jenny Lind doll bed 

1 oktober 2018


It is too early to start making suggestions for Sinterklaas and Christmas shopping? No! Ok that came out a bit harsh.

Before you know it favourites will have sold out. You get so flustered with everything that needs to be organised you forget where you have spotted something. Or the worst... you leave it to the last minute meaning there is not enough time for online (original) shopping so you are doomed to buy Lego or Playmobil. Don't get me wrong, great toys, we have them at home in an overload. But they don't give a parent the same kind of fulfilment as the carefully selected items in my #seasongiftguides will do.

Put them on your wishlist or drop them in a shopping basket today. What works for you, works for me. Enjoy this years gift guides. There will be plenty more coming.

Sources for the items selected: Candy bracelets | Wall decoration lion | Poster 'together' | knitted doll Lauvely Friend | lunchbox | Patterned legging