This month’s pins come via Little Nest, an Australian company, focusing on “creating stylish, fun and functional furnishings for children”. We don’t usually advocate designer reproductions but I’m giving these a pass…
…mainly ’cause they’re just too cute. These child-sized replicas include instantly recognizable furniture, like the Eames-designed DSR side chair (Tiny Tower) above, and Arne Jacobsen’s Egg chair (Yolk) below…
While they’re not authentic originals, they are the perfect tools to groom Mid-century Modern fans of the future. This mini replica of Harry Bertoia’s side chair (Little Bert) comes as a set of two, in a choice of colors…
Finally, another Eames offering, the iconic LCW molded plywood lounge chair (The Woody) available in ash or walnut. I can’t vouch for the quality of these furniture pieces, but they certainly look the part.
There are other designs too. See the full collection of children’s furniture at Little Nest. And for more O&L pins, check us out on Pinterest, where we pin things that inspire, amaze or amuse us.
Time for some more customer photos. This George-themed nursery was kindly shared by Natalie, who lives in San Diego, with her husband and their seven-month old son, Lucas. Natalie told me all about the room…
“When I found you guys, I found everything I wanted. I was looking for a contemporary pattern and was only finding very childish patterns or very, very expensive ones. With Olli & Lime, I found something fun, modern, affordable, and a pattern I could keep until Lucas was older.”
The walls are ice grey/brownish grey, crib from Overstock, sofa from Walmart, side table, lamp and dresser from IKEA. The Polka dot wall decal is from Amazon, green tree from Home Goods. Natalie’s mom handmade the mobile. “LUCAS” letters came from Babies R Us, with Dollar Store frames covered in fabric from Michaels and our own George design.
“The room is modern, peaceful, contemporary and also has stimulus for Lucas. My favorite item is the name on the wall, I think it combines all decor colors and looks personalized. You guys put such beautiful patterns together; modern, stylish and unique.” Thanks for sharing Natalie!
We just debuted at the Posh Little Urbanites Show (PLUSH), a three-day baby and toddler show, “dedicated to all posh and eco-conscious retailers”. We weren’t at the LA show (unfortunately) but some of our products were…
…including our Forrest and Logan fitted crib sheets (top-right), appearing at the Colgate booth, as part of our recent collaboration. Thanks to Colgate for letting us crash their space, and Dalton Agency, for making it happen.
It’s that time of year again. The Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards are here! We’d love to make the finals for the third straight year, but first we need nominations. That’s where you come in…
…just visit Red Tricycle and nominate us under Most Awesome Baby & Kids Products Essentials. Pick category: Decor > Kids Bedding and fill in our details. Thank you for supporting Olli & Lime.
We’ve partnered Spearmint Baby, to offer one lucky winner a choice of 3-piece crib bedding set or $195 to spend at O&L. Giveaway ends June 10th at midnight…but no point putting it off; scoot on over and enter now.
Oh, in case you’ve been hiding under a rock, Spearmint Baby is a super-cool blog, which founder Shari packs with goodness, including giveaways (clearly), shopping finds, and other great stuff. Go check it out.
If you like giveaways (and who doesn’t?) you’ll love this. We just teamed-up with our friends at Colgate Mattress and FLOR, to offer one lucky winner a Healthy Start Nursery. What’s that? Read on…
Just register here and you could win a George crib sheet and changing pad cover, Colgate mattress and changing pad, and twenty FLOR carpet squares. Winner chosen at random on Monday, June 24th. Good luck.
Time for our Memorial Day weekend sale. Today through Monday, we’re offering 25% off at olliandlime.com. Just pick what you want, then enter “memorial25″ at checkout to apply the discount.
Promotion excludes clearance and already reduced items, Jellycat soft toys and vinyl wall graphics. Cannot be combined with other offers or applied to previous orders, with no exceptions, sorry.
When we founded Olli & Lime, we made a commitment to support local businesses, first in the UK and now in the US. Though we pay much higher manufacturing costs than most of our competitors, we feel good about it.
Labor accounts for roughly 50% of product costs, and UK and US labor rates are among the world’s highest. Manufacturing off-shore is a much cheaper option, so it’s easy to see why so many large retailers take this route.
Bangladesh has the worst-paid workers, and some of the worst conditions, highlighted, in extreme fashion, by a recent garment factory collapse. It makes you think (or should do) about the real cost of cheap products.
The factory that makes O&L products is in rural North Carolina. It’s staffed with local workers, earning a fair wage, in safe, comfortable conditions. We’d pay a tiny fraction of our labor costs off-shore, but we don’t want to.
Materials also cost more domestically. Cotton percale, for our sheets and quilts, is printed and finished in South Carolina. Heavyweight cotton duck and twill, for our crib skirts, is processed, dyed and finished in Missouri.
And we’ll keep it this way. So, if O&L products seem relatively expensive, it’s because they cost us more to make. But we manufacture with a clear conscience, ensuring quality of products, and quality of life for workers.
We’ve paired up with BabyList (more on them in a minute) to offer one lucky winner a $200 Olli & Lime gift card, to spend on anything in our shop. Just head on over to the BabyList blog to enter.
In case you don’t know, BabyList lets you register for the exact products you want, from the retailers of your choice. That includes everyone, from your favorite online store to your local baby boutique.