Thursday, 30 October 2014

My new found love - Mark Eden Schooley's Koushi lamp

This week my husband and boys are away at Grandma's in France and I have a little bit extra time for things I normally just dream of... So I took on a DIY project to create a version of a lamp I have found that I really love! The original lamp is the KOUSHI and is designed by the American Photographer, Mark Eden Schooley who works in Paris. To be honest I don't know so much more than that about him. But on his homepage I have found some lovely photograph some of which you can see below.

Lots of loveliness. And the mentioned lamp...

And here below a few images of the lamp I made. After it was finished I of course found loads of information on internet how to create your own 'Koushi'. Apparently I was not the first to have the idea. So next time I will do it slightly different. But it still looks kind of nice... :) The tricky bit will be to transport it back to the town I live. Schlepping it on the train doesn't feel like a good idea... Might have to sell it to my mum. :)

Images below are taken in my favorite Interior shop 'Artilleriet' in Gothenburg, Sweden where they sell the real Koushi lamps among many other fabulous things. 
They also have a webshop here.

Sunday, 26 October 2014


Today is the last day of our MIDSEASON SALE ! You can get 20% off the prices in the entire shop with the code: MIDSEASON20 Just apply it to your basket.

Have a great Sunday all! Beatrix & Christina

Thursday, 16 October 2014

We love Berlin

There are so many things to get inspiration from. Our absolute favourite this week was 'The festival of lights' in Berlin, a projection show on many of Berlin's famous buildings. Have you ever seen the Brandenburger Tor, Berliner Dom or Hotel Adlon illuminated like this? We love it.



All pictures taken by Matthias Schulz

Monday, 13 October 2014

Jacket week - 20% off all styles

It's certainly getting chillier out there and we start zipping up and longing to something warm and cosy to wrap up in. If you need jackets for your little ones, this is a great opportunity as we offer 20% on all our styles of coats and jackets and some thicker cardigans.
No code needed. Prices are reduced directly in the shop. Valid until 19 October. 
Have a great week all! Beatrix & Christina

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Nadadelazos - NOW IN

This fabulous Spanish collection has really got us all talking here at I Dream Elephants. You cannot help but be charmed by this fun and funky range that first appeared in 2010 and has been enthusing parents and thrilling kids ever since. If you are trying to wrap your tongue around the name then try "Nada de Lazos" which means no laces or no ties and that is exactly what makes Nazadelazos so wonderful.

There are no laces or ties on the garments and there are no bows, no frills and no trims. This collection is about getting kids getting dressed quickly before they enjoy running about and having fun wherever they may be. Nazadelazos is for real kids who are being kids and offers comfortable and roomy styles for the maximum freedom of movement.

Bold, themed prints are the order of the day with no ruffles in sight. This is a collection for 0 to 10 year olds who want to have fun and is fashioned from 100% high quality cotton and boasts long-lasting pigments that will survive wash after wash and stay bright as a button.

We are sure that Nazadelazos will really catch your eye and that your youngsters will simply adore each and every piece. With striking designs, quality fabrics, ethical production and a fabulous spirit what's not to like?

Shop the collection HERE

Monday, 6 October 2014

Nununu is here

NUNUNU celebrates it’s 5th birthday with a brand new autumn/winter collection with lots of surprises for both their younger and older family members!
This season the brand brings a new edge to their perception of children’s fashion, broadening the sizes from new born to 14 years as well as adding new materials like leather, cotton drill and metallic fabrics for a “bling like” effect (we love the metallic sweater).
The all time favorite prints like Big Skull, “NO!” and Stars are still around and going stronger with new additions like a new geometric all-over print, big square patches and the Mini Skull print. 

We do now ship nununu's autumn/winter collection. Shop it here

Friday, 3 October 2014

3 October discount

As many of you know, I'm German, and for us 3 October is a very special day - it's 'Reunification Day', commemorating the end of German separation 24 years ago. There is a big celebration every year on this day, and this year it falls on a Friday - so the celebration is even bigger!

If you want to share in the joy and festive spirit, we'll offer you a special discount on our entire collection. Enter promotional code MYCELEBRATION at checkout to get 18% off everything, vald until Sunday night.

Please feel free to share this code with all your friends, but don't tell anything to my partner Christina, she's Swedish and has no idea about this  ;-)

Happy weekend

And this is how Brandenburger Tor looks a normal day for your info.... :)