I’ve been meaning to share this incredible Boomini (http://www.boomini.com) dollhouse that Tallis got for her 2nd birthday for a while. Little T is very much into role-play and make believe, so I knew a dollhouse would be a huge hit with her. This is definitely the one toy that I’ve seen as a bit of an investment piece – something she’s going have in her room and play with until she is much older – so it had to be fun, but still look grown up at the same time. Having kept my eye out for over a year and found nothing that really ticked all the boxes, Boomini’s Mini Wood house struck a chord with me immediately.
Beautifully crafted out of natural plywood, I can’t lie when I say its simple lines and modernist feel – which had me weak at the knees from the get-go – has been a big part of its pull. But more importantly, it’s a sturdy, fully functioning attention-holding toy that Tallis genuinely loves having in her room and playing with every day.
Did I mention it comes with a set of contemporary furniture for all the different rooms in the house? Huge attention to detail has gone into this – furniture is made from plywood and wood then painted with certified child-safe water paints, while cushions are filled with anti-allergy inserts. The filling of the mattresses have been fashioned from professional upholstery foam and natural fabrics such as wool felt and 100% cotton have been used for the upholstery too. Quite wonderfully, all are renewable raw materials that make them suitable for recycling.
Another beauty of this timeless Scandi-style abode is that it is made up of four modular pieces, so there are countless combinations of how you can arrange the house – horizontally, vertically or freestanding for instance. I can’t tell you how useful this is spatial experimentation is for kids, especially those (like mine) with short attention spans!
There’s a level of craftsmanship here that elevates it to collector’s item status, and I’m hoping Tallis will be able to pass it on to her own children when the time comes.
We grabbed some shots of Tallis in her bedroom after she got home from a play date the other afternoon – being a winter’s day it was completely dark outside and so cosy, the perfect time to have fun with her dollhouse!
Mini Wood dollhouse by Boomini (http://www.boomini.com), available at Smallable.com (http://en.smallable.com/maisons-de-poupees/43152-miniwood-dollhouse.html)
Octopus Toy by Big Stuffed (https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BigStuffed)
Black belly basket by Olli Ella (http://www.olliella.com)
Tallis’s outfits, all from Monkey McCoy (http://www.monkeymccoy.co.uk/):
Outfit 1: Motoreta hoodie, Bang Bang Copenhagen skull trousers, NUNUNU fur vest
Outfit 2: NUNUNU tunic top and Little Titans cheeky tights
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