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There was a cat

Children Decor Literary

There was a cat

Long ago there was a cat Who swallowed a ball of yarn And when the cat had kittens They all had sweaters on

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Magic is a most exact science

Children Curiosities

Magic is a most exact science

When we are asked to customise magical pieces for little hearts, we must be at our best. We seek inspiration from the archives and set about to furnish dreams. Whether it is an Indian palace, a French Château or an Italian villa, we orchestrate every detail to academic accuracy.   When we are asked to customise magical pieces for little hearts, we must be at our best. We seek inspiration from the archives and set about to furnish dreams. Whether it is an Indian palace, a French Chateau or an Italian villa, we orchestrate every detail to academic accuracy.   Of course, these pieces are not just for...

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The Big World of Small Things

Children Curiosities Furniture

The Big World of Small Things

Art is exploration, and the heart always seeks what is next. There comes a time in an artist's quest for the ideal where they must invent the meaning of their next step themselves. For us, this often means pushing the skill of our artisans beyond comprehension. And when we tried to think big, we ended up thinking of miniatures.  It is funny to think that the earliest 16th century Dutch Dockenhauses were carefully protected from children. A Dutch cabinet house was no child's play;  they would cost as much as an actual townhouse on the canal in Amsterdam. They are better described as cabinets with the features of a...

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Meet Sayuri

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Meet Sayuri

  9 year old Sayuri is one of our very first clients. At the time, she could barely say Parrot and Lily. Now, she won't stop saying it.  Sayuri loves to read, and when we were asked by our friends to share book recommendations for children, we were left scratching our head. Thankfully, Sayuri stepped in to remind us that as a child, she is far more qualified to recommend books to her peers than we are. We can't argue with that. We invite all the absolute hearts to enjoy Sayuri's recommendations and leave their own recommendations in the comments. Here is what we...

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A stage to welcome- The Nursery

Children Decor The House

A stage to welcome- The Nursery

  After all what is a nursery if not a stage to welcome the little one, a sanctum of warm moments and comfort for the baby and the mother and definitively a template for the first memories.  Psychologists believe that the most essential memories, disposition and outlook are catalysed in the nursery years. After all, who doesn’t have memories of their mother picking them, caressing and laughing. Or their fathers making silly faces.  The nursery is a warm place and a start not just for the baby but also the parents. The Nursery you give your child is the life you’re inviting...

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