Denmark is not only known for leading fashion brands, but also in terms of furniture design and specific designs for children. The label ‘Roommate’ is a good example. The design team Christine Schwarzer and Anne Birgitte Balle design new and innovative products to stimulate a good environment for kids to play in their world of fantasy. The versatile and attractive designs fit in with the rest of the interior, since children don’t exclusively play in their room. They have designed small backpacks Zoobags, comical beanbags HappyCat, owl clothing hooks UhhUhh. Besides all this, they offer a colorful collection of textiles, dolls and wall lamps. For once a non-standard room with pink accessories, but for all the boys-mothers (I am one as well) accessories in shades of brown, yellow and turquoise!
Recently I received this press release: It is better for toddlers under the age of two, to not watch TV. (Source: Gazet van Antwerpen) On request of the Belgium minister of health and wellbeing, scientists and experts concluded this from a study. Of course we already knew, but now it is scientifically funded. The tips are supplied to caretakers, schools and families, but also to the international news. Fathers and mothers do good by keeping their kids and toddlers away from the TV, iPad or computer and to let them play, jump and experience adventures, preferably in fresh air! This is not a problem in summer, but this brings a lot of mud and grumpiness during the rainy seasons, let alone all the dirty clothes that need to be washed. The new sand suit of Hopsan is a revelation (I received this by chance on the same day). It is made of 100% strong cotton, it breathes, is moisture repellent as well as moisturizing, and offers protection against sand, wind and rain. A nice detail: there are useful loops attached to the suit where you can attach your scoop and rake on. Once at home with your little sandman or woman: strip the suit, bump out and hang it out till the next time!