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Pottery designer Emma Bridgewater produces baby mugs in fourteen different designs plus gifts for boys and girls of all ages. Classic English earthenware in wonderful designs children will love and funky French cutlery sets. Dinosaurs trucks and dancing mice (let loose in the dressing up box) on mugs bowls and plates; polka dot tiny tea set plus melamine with pink hearts and men at work for those you don't trust with the real stuff. Also tin money boxes and lunch boxes in boys' designs. Perfect christening presents and personalising service also available on lots of shapes.
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For an inventive gift for every member of the household and original interior accessories try notonthehighstreet.com. Hundreds of creative small businesses provide thousands of original items in all price ranges which you won't find anywhere else. Wide range of children's furniture including beds chairs desks toy boxes stools storage as well as lighting and all sorts of accessories for studying playing and partying.
Cox & Cox Mailorder Marshall Way, Commerce Park, Frome, Somerset
Cox & Cox was established in 2001 to offer an alternative to standard mail order catalogues. The range is inspired by childhood memories combined with a fresh contemporary look. All their products are both beautiful and practical with wall maps pirate ship shelves multicoloured chandeliers star rugs doll's houses stuffed toys rabbit night lights dinosaur torch and projectors and princess or astronaut duvet sets all included in their Little Kids range.
Julia Boston, 588 King's Road, London, , SW6 2DX
020 7610 6783
Very decorative children's name pictures from original drawings by Julia Boston. A cast of exuberant clowns or mice are added to your child's name, whether it's Annabel or Zachariah. Perfect for a special present that will continue to give pleasure for years to come. Also available are imaginative alphabet pictures with multi-coloured letters or with letters in a colour of your choice. They are bespoke framed and ready to hang on the bedroom wall. And ex libris or book plates and a range of stationery soon to be launched.
2 Phene Street, London, , SW3 5NZ
020 7351 3070
Ideal as gifts or to enhance a room, Prometheus Bound Books hand bind any book obtainable, offering a contemporary and affordable take on a traditional craft. If a title you require is not listed on their website, email a request. Bindings are handmade in England by traditional craftsmen. Most books can be personalised with embossed messages on front and back covers. Prometheus Bound Books has just launched 'Couture Covers' - hand made, bespoke book covers available in a vast range of colours and textures to suit any design scheme. Each spine can be embossed with title, author or any wording by master craftsmen. Fake books can also be individually made in wide range of colours and textures.
Studio 9, Chelsea Gate Studios, 115 Harwood Road, Fulham SW6 4QL
020 8705 0765
Ultimate Library provide bespoke book collections and libraries for hotels, resorts, private residences and retail spaces. A professional curation process takes care of every aspect of book design and books are sold by the metre at a cost below retail. Each book collection is designed to inspire, educate and entertain and is expertly tailored to the property’s location and client’s interests. They believe that books, whether in a library or expertly stacked in a public area, add warmth, texture and soul to any space. An Ultimate Library is a sustainable, durable and intelligent addition to any project as an expert team of curators work to collate your content and refine design within the budget brief to ensure that the library exceeds your expectations.
Mey House, Bridport Road, Poundbury, Dorset DT1 3QY
Cuckooland specialises in furniture and home accessories with lots of imagination. There are items for every room in the home and an exceptional selection of children's and nursery beds, furniture and playhouses. Children's furniture combines sturdiness with ingenious design: bunk beds, trundle beds, cabin beds, teepee beds, treehouse beds, storage beds; plus wardrobes, chests of drawers, tables and chairs, shelving, bookcases, sofas and accessories - from bean bags and rocking horses to wigwams. There is also furniture, accessories and small buildings for the garden, which share the sense of fun and quirky style unique to Cuckooland.