Our little corner of exclusiveness - items that make the soul sing (and the credit card wince!)
Some things all mums need to buy. Nappies, for example. Other things mums convince themselves they need to buy. A limited edition Louis Vuitton handbag, for example. Our Brag section is very much for the latter - if it's exclusive, limited edition, achingly cool, or seen on celebrity mums, it'll be here.
The Scandinavians sure know how to make stylish furniture and the so-ro cradles are no exception (so-ro means “be calm” in Norwegian). These gorgeous-looking cradles are designed with forward rocking motion – as opposed to side-to-side – so the same movement when you rock the bub in your arms which ‘according to research of the brain’s interpretation of sensory input, forward rocking motion is the most comfortable and soothing motion for the baby”. Another fab feature of the so-ro cradle is that it has three grades of elevation at the head, which aids healthy breathing, and is especially helpful for infants with colds or stuffy noses.
The core of the super stylish so-ro cradle is made of beautifully curved plywood Baltic birch with American walnut or laminated white. And there’s a double version for twinnies that has a removable dividing wall!!!
Unfortunately it costs an eye-watering $800 (or a *gulp* $1200 for the twin version). But don’t let the price tag deter you, after all, if Jennifer Garner and Torri Spelling can buy one for their newborns, why can’t we?! (don’t answer that).
Let’s face it, there are only so many mini masterpieces you can keep. The first ever drawing, the first ever hand print painting and the one with glitter that’s unintentionally stuck to the top of the fridge made the cut…..the rest are filed under ‘B’ for ‘BIN’.
That’s why interior designer Jan Eleni has hit on a winner with her collage prints. You send in junior’s ‘artwork’. She sends back a print of mini versions of your child’s handiwork. In short, kids art turned into actual art. Continue reading…