Hungry little minds

Contains 36 European beech wooden building blocks and 26 whimsically illustrated ABC flash cards. The combination introduces curious and creative children to the fundamentals of architecture and design, with each letter referencing a particular concept or idea; A is for Arch, D is for Dome, M is for Material, W is for Wallpaper.

The flash cards are large and sturdy while the building blocks are
crafted from high-quality sustainable hardwood. Packaged in a
handy box, designed to go anywhere.

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book review :: creative family home


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Home is way the heart is…. True saying!  Don’t you think?

We love all thing creative and the home should be the first place to build on that creativity. Getting ideas from other families is always great. Creative Family Home is a great book to add to any growing book shelf. This book starts with Creative Family Style, focusing on the varying demands of family living. There are ideas for using your space imaginatively, practical storage solutions, and using colour and pattern. There are also suggestions for hardworking homework and displaying collections and other special treasures.

Creative Family Home celebrates the modern family, where children, from babies to teenagers, are given the freedom to express themselves and to develop their individuality within the context of an imaginative and creative family home.  There is a selection of  real-life homes in London, Holland, Germany and Spain that are notable for their fresh, irreverent take on day-to-day family living, and draws inspiration from their different approaches to family life.


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Images by beeniebuds&co© – all rights reserved


Images by beeniebuds&co© – all rights reserved

About the Author

Ashlyn Gibson is a designer, stylist and writer as well as the founder of the award winning family lifestyle store Olive Loves Alfie. Having studied at the prestigious Cordwainers College in London, Ashlyn became Head of Creative for Red or Dead footwear before founding Olive Loves Alfie. She is now a proud shop owner as well as a sought-after stylist. Her recent collaborations include a range of ecofriendly paint, a children’s footwear collection, children’s illustrations and the creation of the Olive Loves Alfie clothing label. Ashlyn lives and works in East London with her theatre director partner, her daughter Olive and their cat Tigwani.

Creative Family Home by Ashlyn Gibson is published by Ryland Peters & Small

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