Vintage Children's Book Illustrations

Wow, this incredible collection of vintage children’s book illustrations posted by Tiny Tin aka Christine Copland on flickr is amazing! The bright colors, shapes and textures are an inspiration and joy to behold! The first image is from The Circus by Brian Wildsmith.


Make Your Own Monster Kit

Pre-stitched creature shape, stuffing and felt bits and bobs and step by step instructions to make your very own unique friend.
No sewing skills required. Not for young Children unless accompanied by an adult, if you're an adult that's ok too! If your in need of inspiration, check out the 30 creatures. And for smaller kids: the Big playhouse blanket is perfect for playing housies with.

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FiloSofie Voor Kids

'Filosofie voor kids' is a first introduction to philosophy. For children who have a lot of important questions in their head. About themselves, life and the world. For grownups who 'd like to search, think and discuss with children. In every book you will find 6 big questions.

This series is actually translated from an earlier French series of the same name but then re-illustrated and redesigned with fantastic results!


Krazy Kids Items

A Flickr site dedicated to childrens food packaging!

Anorak Magazine

The happy mag for kids. If that’s the case then I’m a big kid. Featuring the work of some of the best illustrators
(Ian Stevenson pictured), including creative direction and design by Supermundane.
It can be bought in Borders throughout the UK and the Tate, ICA, Analogue in Edinburgh among others as well as online.


Sit Down: Seating for Kids (Exhibition in London)

Although the latest exhibition at London’s V&A Museum of Childhood is undoubtedly designed to playfully educate small children on the wide variety of functions of chairs, it is the wall illustrations by Emma Houlston that will attract “bigger kids.”

The exhibition, entitled Sit Down: Seating for Kids, has taken Goldilocks and the Three Bears as its origins for exploring how seating is incorporated into the everyday lives of children as a part of, among other things, eating, learning and playing. In a rather cute twist, people attending the show are invited to vote for their favourite chair, thereby placing them in the role of fairy tale protagonist. In this section of the exhibition, Houlston’s work is seen on the wood panel wall in the form of graffiti messages such as “Porridge 4 Eva” and “Goldie Locks *hearts* This Chair.”

Sit Down: Seating for Kids is showing at the Museum of Childhood until 5 September 2010.

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Wallpaper, by Jon Burgerman

Jon Burgerman is one of England’s most revered cartoonists. His distinctive style has been seen in pride of place at exhibitions from as far wide as LA, to Shanghai and Melbourne, and he’s designed everything from tees, toys, books, stickers and sneakers to bags, sick bags and video games. Yes, even napkins, cardboards off the street and toilet rolls!

Now both you and your kids can enjoy the art of this wonderfull doodler-artist. As this wallpaper is to be seen as a large colouring picture!

Thick, heavy weight wallpaper - £35.99

Soul Bird, by Sanna Annuka

In Karelia there was an ancient belief in the Sielulintu or Soul bird. The Sielulintu was thought to deliver the soul to newborn babies and also to transport the soul to the afterlife at the moment of death.
It was believed the Sielulintu protected a persons soul at it's most vulnerable; when dreaming, and it was tradition to keep a carved wooden bird by the bedside to keep the soul safe during sleep.

Size 14 x 22.5 cm - Edition of 100 only! - £75.00 & £95.00