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Shop Watch: Mamabu

Time for a bit of colour and fun on the Kickcan & Conkers blog! It's been a while since I came across an Eastern European shop as inspiring as Mamabu.Offering a varied selection of kids' fashion, décor, books and toys, all made by...
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Bonnes Nouvelles !

Well, I have three good things to tell you! First of all, if you are following me on instagram or facebook, you'll know what a fabulous time we had on holiday in the Alps. We love going there each year and barring a couple of days the...
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Fresh

Qu'est-ce que ça fait du bien !Every year we escape to the Alps for a complete change of scenery.Far away from the Mediterranean, our beloved garrigue and the incessant song of the cicada.Mmm, fresh, green and ever-so relaxing - We love...
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Triptych Thursday

Two more days until we go on holiday and the skies are grey and cloudy here in the south of France. The weather forecast isn't looking very promising for next week in the Alps so I guess we'll be packing woolly jumpers, warm socks and the...
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Basically

Bonjour! I hope you had a great weekend. I have to admit I spent much of mine watching the Tour de France, wishing I was back home in Yorkshire with my family and friends. Our kids have all broken up for the grandes vacances, and we're...
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Every Picture Tells A Story #12

If you're not following me on pinterest, facebook, tumblr or twitter you may be wondering where an earth I am... Kickcan and Conkers turned five last weekend, five wonderful years of blogging, sharing and hopefully inspiring. I've been at...
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Mercredi Moodboard #7

Yes, I'm in a black mood today! I love black. Encore et toujours ! Just a few of my recent favourite finds. Thanks for the inspiration: Image 1 - Petrified wood table Collage (top left to bottom right)What a bag Tom Ford!Looking forward to...
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Fresh Talent: HisoHiso

After almost five years online I think the thing I still enjoy the most is discovering fresh talent. Weiwei Cao Persson and Ida Elisabt Liffner are the Swedish design duo behind HisoHiso, a brand new creative project focused on making...
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Thinking Inside The Box

Agreste, I've written about this Argentinian collaborative project before. Cecilia Afonso Esteves and Micaela Marinelli have been working on something new for your little ones. Montañas y lagos is a simple but beautiful, limited-edition...
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Mercredi Moodboard #5

Bonjour! The heat is on!Suddenly everyone's sporting healthy tans, walking around in tees, shorts, flip flops, and smiling! I LOVE SUMMER!I'm not going to bore you with our painting and decorating at home, but let's just say, work is...
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Slowly Does It

I used to tell people that I was a city girl. I still am, kind of.We've been living in the country for five years now; away from it all in the south.I feel lucky to live in such a beautiful place, so fortunate to be able to slow down and...
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Shop Watch: Orn Hansen

Maybe I'm wrong, but it feels like I'm the last person on earth to discover Long Beach-based general store Orn Hansen. My apologies if you've read about this inspiring space before! Having said that, you can never have too much of a good...
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Super Finds From SuperJuju

I've just started dipping into my new sponsor's lovely online store, and couldn't resist sharing these wooden postcards. I miss receiving a good old-fashioned letter through the post, don't you? These beautifully illustrated postcards are...
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Inspiration: Patricia Larsen

Bonjour ! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. It was a long bank holiday here in France and I think it's finally Summer. We have been working on our house, trying to make it as welcoming as possible for friends and family who will be...
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I Like It RAW

Depst is one of those faraway shops I'd love to visit sometime.I have lots of similar Eastern European and Baltic addresses on my list. One day maybe...I've written about this Russian online and bricks-and-mortar retail space on several...
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This Little Piggy ...

This little piggy, I keep going back to have a peek.The horse and caterpilla are rather sweet too..I love these simple, wooden toys from Russian design studio iM Ocean. You're never too old for a desk toy, are you?
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High Five #87

"Zoo" is no ordinary kids' rocker.For a start, it's several rockers all in one.Want to ride a goat? Your wish is my command!Fancy playing on a giraffe or an elephant today? I think we can manage that too. Designed by Greek design studio...
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Hideaway

Don't worry, I'm still here! I haven't gone into hiding, yet!I suddenly seem to have so much going on at home, I guess it's just a very busy time of year. I can't wait for the Summer holidays now. We have several special friends coming to...
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Tumblr Thursday: Write On The Sand

Leather, denim, inky black and blue. The weather's been foul here the last couple of days, I guess that explains my new mood. A sudden urge to wrap up, bring out my old, distressed boots and imagine it's Autumn,for one week, at least! I...
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Instagram Inspiration: Irodorco

Snippets, honestly, I don't need anything more.One look at this beautiful instagram feed and I'm inspired.Clean, minimal, pared down - the way I like it. The visual poetry of Irodoco's everyday life.Soothing simplicity, No, I don't need...
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