Have you been thinking about adding some magnetic tiles to your playroom, early learning centre or classroom but you're still not exactly sure if they're right for your children?

As a parent, you may have likely come across articles on the importance of open ended play. Open ended play is about allowing your children endless possibilities when they are playing. They learn to make their own decisions, lead the way and develop their creativity. This is in stark contrast to close ended play. Close ended play has instructions, clear directions, and goals. Board games and jigsaw puzzles are some examples of close ended play.

Creating opportunities for open ended play is important for encouraging children to use their imagination, be creative, solve problem and think out of the box.


Magnetic tiles like Connetix and Magblox allow children to construct 2D and 3D shapes, using their imagination and creativity to play and build. Children can play independently or with friends and family, supporting important social skills such as teamwork, cooperation, perseverance and resilience. Create big castles and towers, build new homes for favourite toys or explore 3D shapes and patterns, all while having fun.


Young children are natural scientists and engineers, they are explorative and creative – developing their understanding of their body, sense of self and the world around them. Open-ended play offers a meaningful and learning-rich alternative that not only suits both childcare centres and home-learning environments, but also supports the innate way children learn and develop. 


The concept of open-ended play and open-ended resources like Connetix and Magblox can be somewhat daunting at first, particularly when children are used to tightly structured schedules. Many parents believe they need to manage playtime in order to make sure that it is beneficial for their children. However, once children are supported through the early stages, children will likely take the lead in their play and explorations. Which is what open-ended play is all about!

Connetix and Magblox can be used in limitless ways and adapt to a wide range of abilities and interests – offering children a range of opportunities to be creative, inspire imaginations and explore their interests/ curiosities, engage in STEAM disciplines and skills, as well as navigate problem solving (e.g. overcoming their creations not turning out as expected), develop emotional resilience (e.g. rebuilding when their tower crashes), encourage fine and gross motor skills (manipulating the tiles, reaching as they build higher and higher), plus so much more. Magnetic tiles are a resource that will grow with a child – ensuring they will see years of love as children continue to engage in more complex ways as their skills develop.

Designed with a value for encouraging learning through play, and understanding how children develop, Connetix and Magblox are a quality product that meet safety standards in all countries they are available. Made from non-toxic ABS plastic and riveted for extra safety, they are built to last. They have been proven to support a child’s cognitive, physical and emotional development.

Explore the possibilities of magnetic tiles here.

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Furniture - Wobbel Board FAQ

Wobbel Board FAQ

The frequently asked questions and answers about the Wobbel.

1. What can you do with it? 

The funny thing is that only adults ask hat question. 
Children instinctively know what the intention is and continue to see more and more opportunities and keep discover discovering. 
The Wobbel is what you imagine it is; a balance board, a swing, a bridge, a shop, a cabin, a stepping stone, a racetrack, a lounge chair, fitness equipment, a puppet, a small football goal, or at the back of an elephant? 

Promotes balance, balance and creativity 
Challenges to move and play at home 
For young and old 
Play along with your child and get fit.

2. Only for children? For adults? 
The Wobbel can very well be used by adults. To get fit, stretch your back, (as a seat aid) in yoga exercises, to train balance and just because it's fun. It's possible to do a wide range of exercises on the Wobbel, from relatively light to extremely heavy. 
The Wobbel is CE approved up to 200 kilos. The Wobbel Original is about 90 centimeters long and 30 centimeters wide. So plenty of room for big feet and long legs. 

3. Why does a Wobbel cost what it costs? 
We have not compromised on quality and only use the best materials. Therefore it is such a beautiful product, it's very durable and can be passed on to other kids or sold sold second hand. It is not a unilateral toy and children (and adults) do not get bored, because they constantly see new opportunities. The Wobbel grows with the family. 
Producing a Wobbel is a complex process that we sourced from the best wood bending factory in Europe. The Wobbel is made of pressed sustainable European beech wood, treated with waterbased paints and varnishes. The EKO wool felt and sustainable cork are natural products. 

4. For what ages is it appropriate? 
The Wobbel is a toy that grows with the child and is also very suitable for adults. 
Toddlers play it differently than young teenagers and adults. 
Adults can do some very good exercises to do to help improve balance, strengthen the core and to remain flexible.

The standard Wobbel and felt finished version are designed and CE certified for children of 0 months and older, but is also suitable for older children and adults up to 200 kilograms. The Wobbel with the cork finish is CE certified for children of 3 years and older. The Wobbel is a balance board to be used standing on it. Other uses have not been tested and certified, so Wobbel B.V. cannot guarantee it's safe usage when used in other ways. Never let them stand or sit on the sides.

5. I have a certain floor in the house. What is best? 
For hard floors like laminate, wood, stone, tile, linoleum and marmoleum we definitely advice felt or cork. 
This will protect the Wobbel, the floor and reduces noise. With sensitive or scratch sensitive flooring it is advisable to use a rug or mat anyway, irrespective of whether felt or cork is unerneath the Wobbel. Unprotected parts can cause damage to the floor or the Wobbel. 
We have no experience with vinyl flooring, but to be safe choose felt or cork. 
If you have carpet or a large rug in the house, you can choose a bare Wobbel.

The Wobbel may be damaged by the use on hard and / or irregular surfaces. In particular, inter alia, floor tiles.  If there is no felt or cork is at the bottom, we recommend using a rug or mat to protect the Wobbel, the floor and your ears. With the convex side up (ᴖ) the felt or cork provides no protection and it is advisable to use a rug or mat under the Wobbel. By shifting the Wobbel with the convex side up (ᴖ) on such floors can cause damage to the sides of the Wobbel.

6. What material is the Wobbel made of? Is the Wobbel sustainable? 
The Wobbel is made of pressed sustainable sourced European beech wood, treated with waterbased paints and varnishes. The EKO wool felt and sustainable cork are natural products. 

The FSC wood for the Wobbel is sustainably harvested within a radius of 300 km around the factory. 

In addition, the plant is very efficient, where raw materials and waste are reduced to a minimum. For excample, there is no gas usage. The residue timber is used for heating of the premises and the press dies.

7. Cleaning and maintenance, how do I do that? 
Cleaning is best done by wiping with a damp cloth, possibly with a mild detergent. It is important to rub with a dry cloth. We have good experiences with vacuuming to clean the cork and felt and possibly with mild ox-gall soap. Don't do this too wet, otherwise the adhesive layers and the cork could be damaged. 
The Wobbel does not require any special maintenance.

The Wobbel is a natural product and therefore ages pretty. Scratches and dents will definitely occur, but the Wobbel doesn't mind so much. It will keep wobbling. 

8. Isn't it dangerous for fingers and toes? And other security related questions. 
Always let children play under adult supervision and let them get used to the Wobbel. Help them when needed and make clear make clear what can and can't be done with it. Beware of fingers and toes at the edges. Teach your child from the first time to never hold the edges. Provide at least two meters of free space (also to other children) around the Wobbel and place it on a flat, horizontal surface. 
Make sure they don't wear socks or smooth shoes, otherwise they might slip and they could fall. 
Barefoot or non-slip shoes prevent slipping.

Cork and felt are natural materials and are subject to wear. Make sure your children don't put these materials into their mouths. 

9. Can the Wobbel be used outside? 
The Wobbel is designed for indoor use. Outdoor play is possible, but because of that it will wear out sooner. Don't let is sit outside, because water and moisture will eventually effect paint, wood and the cork and felt. On sunny days the Wobbel can be used outside on a mat or rug.

A Wobbel without bottom protection will wear out very quickly on stones and tiles, but can be, for example, be used well in the grass. Make sure to keep it dry.

Generally; A Wobbel that is used outside will wear and tear much faster.
It is advisable to lay a carpet, foam floor tiles (puzzle pieces) or for example a piece of artificial grass under the Wobbel if you want to use it outside. 


10. Is the Wobbel tested? 

The Wobbel is made from sustainably harvested European beech wood (FSC) which is pressed and finished with water based lacquers and stains. Both felt and cork are natural products as well.

The Wobbel is CE certified according DIRECTIVE 2009/48/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 18 June 2009 on the safety of toys. CE certification is done by: Certification Company.

Wobbel B.V. is not liable for material or immaterial damages caused by the use of the Wobbel balance board. Use active toys always with caution and under the supervision of an adult. In the case of a medical condition or restriction use it under the supervision of an attending physician or therapist. 
The Wobbel brand, Wobbel products and the Wobbel logo and icon are protected  by law throughout the EU. Wobbel B.V. has all the rights and will also maintain these.

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MINIWARE: Eco-friendly Bamboo Dishware for Your Mini Me

MINIWARE: Eco-friendly Bamboo Dishware for Your Mini Me

MINIWARE: Eco-friendly Bamboo Dishware for Your Mini Me

If plate-banging, bowl-flinging and food on the floor is a common occurrence at your home, take a step closer. If you shudder at the thought of baby bowls collecting dust after a few months of use, then come huddle. We've got just the right thing for you.

MINIWARE, a range of modern and eco-friendly bamboo dishware that is designed for babies, big kids and beyond. All Miniware products come with a removable suction foot. So when your wee one outgrows the need for suctioned dishware, simply detach it and you may continue to use Miniware for years and years!

Bowl - MINIWARE: Eco-friendly Bamboo Dishware for Your Mini Me

Miniware Set of 5

Most value-priced set. A plate, a snack bowl, a cereal bowl, and 2 suction feet. All your little one needs for a good mealtime.

We are so proud to be the first and exclusive retailer of Miniware in Singapore. If you'd like to find out more about Miniware, we've got all the info right here.

What is Miniware made of?

Miniware is made of all-natural products and all materials come from Nantou County which is home to one of the largest bamboo forests in Taiwan! Minware bamboo fibre comes from recycled bamboo furniture and kitchenware (things like chopsticks!) so there is nearly zero waste. Using bamboo reduces the strain on natural resources as its the fastest growing plant on Earth.

Is Miniware naturally colored?

Miniware Natural Bamboo color is undyed. All other color options (Cherry Blossom, Nordic Lake, Sandy Stone) are made from specially selected natural pigments.


Miniware Plate Smart Divider

Miniware Plate with Divider

When you prefer different dishes separated. Remove the divider and you'll have a full dinner plate.

Is it normal that Miniware has a grainy or rough texture in some places?

Yes, totally normal! Some grains within the material extrude slightly from the surface and can feel rough because there is no additional chemicals and bamboo has natural variations in its grain size.

Bamboo fibre is a natural material. Does this mean that Miniware will be stained when used with strongly-colored foods?

Miniware is composed of natural bamboo fibre so if used frequently with strongly-colored food staining could occur. However, in our tests when used with curry or sauce the products didn’t show significant color changes so don’t worry!


Miniware Cereal Bowl

Miniware Cereal Bowl

Perfectly-sized for early baby food, cereal breakfast, hearty soup, or dessert. No worry of flipping or spillage with the suction foot attached. Simply remove the suction foot when your baby outgrows the need.

Is it normal that the glossy surface becomes less shiny over time? Usually how long will it take to notice a change?  

Yes, it is perfectly normal. There is no added materials to make the surface shiny; It naturally becomes that way from heating at high pressure, and is part of the material and not a coating. So. regular use may over time wear down the shiny surface. 

The area affected and time it takes to become noticeable depends on how the Miniware is being cleaned. We recommend washing Miniware with a regular soft sponge or in the dishwasher using a neutral detergent. The glossy surface should maintain around 4-6 months before it begins to slowly become less shiny.

Sometimes Miniware’s color is uneven, why does this happen?

Bamboo grown in summer and winter are different in color and can result in different color shading on the final product. As a natural consequence, colors vary slightly from batch to batch as Miniware is produced in small batches.


Miniware Teething Spoon

Miniware Teething Spoon

Made of soft silicone perfect for teething babies so they can bite and chew as they learn to feed themselves.

Why is Miniware slightly heavier than plastic or some other material bowls?

Miniware products have the optimal thickness for maximum durability. The product weight improves feeding for little ones. With or without the suction foot the heavier weight reduces the chance of knocking bowls over and spilling food. 

What is the purpose of the white ring in the suction foot?

The white ring prevents the suction foot from being released when kids push or pull on the product from side to side. Even without the ring, Miniware suction foot forms a tight seal but using the ring ensures a strong hold. The white polypropylene ring and silicone suction foot are both food grade level and safe even if accidentally ingested.

Miniware Snack Bowl

Miniware Snack Bowl

Slightly wider than the Cereal Bowl, making it easier for little hands to grab and is the perfect size for your favorite fruit, pasta, popcorn, and more.

Is there an expiration date for bamboo fiber-based tableware?

There is no expiration date for bamboo fiber-based products. Their lifetime differs according to the user’s habits or usage, just like other tableware. Miniware designer's baby has been using samples for the last two years and the products quality has been proven by time and  personal experience. 

What surfaces can Miniware be used on?

Miniware can be used on any sufficiently smooth surface such as wood, glass, marble etc. When leaving the factory, the suction foot has been lightly covered with lime powder which prevents the silicone material from adhering. For the best results rinse the suction foot before first use.

Miniware Sandwich Plate

Miniware Sandwich Plate

Great for kids who already goes for more solid foods. The vertical wall prevents food from falling off the plate easily and provides support for toddlers to scoop up their meal easier than traditionally shaped plates.

How should Miniware be cleaned?

Miniware is dishwasher safe. If washing by hand, a regular soft sponge is best as the product surface can become scratched with a rough scrub sponge. Steel wool is not recommended.

Is Miniware microwave-safe?

Yes, Miniware is suitable in temperatures from -4°F to 284°F. Please do not microwave more than 1 min in an 800W Microwave. We recommend microwaving food in another container before using Miniware to feed young children which ensures food is cooled and avoids burning a child’s mouth.

Can Miniware be sterilized using hot water?

All materials made of natural products experience softening when exposed to extended

heating and can reduce the product lifetime. We suggest a maximum of 30 seconds of heat exposure when sterilizing Miniware.

Miniware Cutlery Set

 The rounded handles are perfectly shaped for little hands to easily grasp. This volume also gives an ideal weight for little ones to learn balance and control while guiding delicious bites to their mouths. Comes with a pouch for on-the-go.

How should Miniware be stored?

We recommend wiping after washing and then drying in open air. Avoid storing in damp locations. As Miniware is made from natural materials please avoid prolonged sun exposure.

How durable is Miniware?

Miniware is sturdy but not break-proof. If dropped from a sufficient height Miniware may be damaged, cracking rather than shattering into sharp pieces. Please use with care and avoid heavy pressure or sudden impacts. Please do not continue to use a broken product.

Miniware Bring Me Bag

Miniware Bring Me Bag

Perfect for organising feeding and nursery gears. Large enough to fit a plate, a bowl, suction feet, and utensils.

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Tub - Baby Bedtime Routine

Baby Bedtime Routine

We never knew that sleeping more than a 3-hour stretch can be a luxury until there is a newborn in the house. But don’t you worry, mamas! With a bit of discipline and a lot of patience, we assure you that there is a light at the end of this sleepless tunnel! Start with a routine.

Such a great big world we are living in. All the colors and sounds, the smell and touch, and all the things we can do! There is so much to take in for a wee little baby. It can be a wonderful experience, but also bewildering. Babies and children crave some structure that allows them to anticipate what is going to happen next. Establish a bedtime routine for your baby to let him know that it is time to stop playing, wind down and prepare to rest.

It may take a while to figure out what kind of routine works well with your child. Observe him and tweak your schedule when necessary but once you find your rhythm, stick with it. Soon enough, there will be less struggle and more shut-eye. Here’s a simple routine that works for most families.


Get ready to wind down with a dip in the bath tub. Make sure the change of clothes, diaper, towel, and lotion are ready before bath time starts so you don’t need to rummage through while your little one wails feeling cold after his bath. Also, don’t forget to always check the temperature of the water. Babies skin is much more sensitive than ours!

Bath toys

1. Animal Bath Sponge // 2. Color Me: Who’s in The Pond? Bath Book // 3. Origami Boat

Some babies are stimulated and become fully-energized by bath time. If this is the case for your baby, you may consider doing bath time in the morning and a quick wipe with wash cloth in the evening.


Play a quiet game that’s not too stimulating or read a book or two. As your child gets older, he might request for more and more stories. Do oblige as much as you can – after all, stories and reading together is good for your child’s development and for bonding – but a limit also needs to be set. Otherwise, bedtime will drag on for too long and your child will not get the sleep he requires.

Story books

1. Mix&Match Animal Homes Board Book // 2. Pippin the Penguin Book // 3. Goodnight Cloth Book


Most young babies sleep better at night when they are swaddled. It gives them comfort and keeps them from being startled awake by their own ‘Moro’ reflex. Swaddle them for as long as possible, most babies outgrow swaddling at 4-6 months.


More swaddle designs here


Drink your milk and it is time to say good night! A dark room is best to prepare your baby to sleep as it encourages the production of melatonin, the hormone that regulates our sleep cycle. However, if you or your child prefers a little bit of light, you could opt for a small night light.

Night light

1. White Mini Popsicle Light // 2. Rabbit Night Light // 3.Toadstool Night Light

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Christmas Gift Picks by Justina of @justtey

Have you met our friend Justina? Over at her Instagram @justtey, she shares lovely snippets of her life as a homeschooling mom of four children. Yes, you heard it right. Homeschooling mom of four kids [insert jaw-dropped, hands-in-the-air, kowtow emojis here].
We recently asked her about her picks for this festive season gifts and she gave us her list! You know it's going to be good!
Dinosaur Snap Game
For the boys in the family! Because they all love dinosaurs. The snap game would be great for bonding, & the reverse side of the cards can be pieced together to form various puzzles, which is such an innovative idea! 
Bloomingville Early Learning Pull Along toy
I've seen variants which are made of plastic, but never one that is made from wood, and incorporated into a pull-along toy. Love that it can be a toy for learning math, as well as a pull-along, and the colours are lovely. This would be great for the kids starting to learn their sums!
Building Blocks set of 50
You can never go wrong with wooden toys, or building blocks. Love the vintage details that go along with these, from the brick walls to the people!
string shopping bag
These are incredibly versatile: They can be used for grocery shopping, for sand toys, for storing toys or blocks, or even as a mini laundry bag in a small bathroom! They'll make useful gifts for both the adults or kids. 
Feelings and emotions flashcards
These would be so good for the toddlers and threenagers who need to put a name to their big big feelings! 
cotton muslin swaddle
These swaddles are gorgeous and perfect as a gift for mamas who have babies or toddlers. They can double up as a pram cover or blanket, and I love the gorgeous prints!
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New Meri Meri Holiday 2017 Collection

If there is a party ware brand that makes our hearts skip a beat upon seeing their new collection, it sure is Meri Meri. This time round, we are bringing you their Christmas range that will sure get you and your family in full swing festive mood!

Drawing - New Meri Meri Holiday 2017 Collection

Person - New Meri Meri Holiday 2017 Collection

Person - New Meri Meri Holiday 2017 Collection

Birthday Cake - New Meri Meri Holiday 2017 Collection

From Advent Calendar, cake topper, to party hats, we've got you covered for this jolly season. Shop the full range of Meri Meri Christmas Collection here.


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Meet Oh Happy Fry Brand Reps: Yasmin of @im_nettyy

You might have seen snaps of Yasmin’s home published in a couple of Singapore home and decor publications. So when it comes to home styling, this mom clearly knows what she is doing. Follow us along and learn her tips and tricks on making her home always awe-inspiring.

Hey, Yasmin! Could you tell us more about yourself?

Hi, I am Yasmin Yap. I am an educator, financial advisor, a florist, a cook, a cleaner, a discipline mistress, an all-rounder. OK, to put it simply, I am a Stay at Home Mom ✌ I have 4 boys at home - 2 wonderful and energetic twins boys, a cat son named Shiro and an adult boy, Mr. Husband. I used to be in the working world as an Ops Manager for 6 years before I decided to switch to a more challenging role, a stay at home mom.

Yasmin Yap - Izra & Mika Bistro 

Design Letters Cooking Class Kids Kitchen Playset available here.

We love every corner of your home! How would you describe your interior style in 3 words?

I love chic, natural living, and versatile spaces.

Basically, my style is just a compilation of things that I like. I like to rearrange stuff around the house every now and then just to make it a more conducive environment, esp for my boys as they are growing up and everyday learning. 

Yasmin Yap - Izra & Mika

Linen harem pants available here.

Where do you find inspiration for your home styling? Any blogs/websites/Pinterest/Instagram accounts that we should know about?

Instagram is my main source of inspiration. I love clean spaces with slow living feel. You should check out @playfulmodernkids, @lepetitfika, and @roseyroselan accounts. I adore them.

Yasmin @im_netty home

'Love' Neon Lights available here.

Flamingo Watering Can available here.

Growing a family often means toys and trinkets can take over our homes. Do you have any tips on keeping the house still looking stylish?

I have to admit that sometimes the house does get messy. But my main trick is having stylish storage options. I have different storage baskets to store various types of toys. It makes it easier for the boys to clean up after their ‘projects’ at the end of the day. These baskets can really hide the mess while adding style notes to the room too 🤗

Person - Meet Oh Happy Fry Brand Reps: Yasmin of @im_nettyy

Lastly, we also adore your gorgeous breakfast bowls very much. How do you manage to make picture-perfect breakfast in the hectic mornings? And would you mind sharing one of your favourite recipes?

My daily life is pretty much a routine. I would get the boys ready for school first thing in the morning. Once the boys are in school, that is when I will make myself breakfast smoothie - my ME time to perk up my day.

Here’s a recipe for my favourite Blackberry Banana Smoothie:

To get nice creamy texture, we will need 2 frozen banana, about 6-8 frozen blackberries, 1/4 cup of milk and a tablespoon of agave syrup. Blend everything together and top it with your favourite fruits!

Plant - Meet Oh Happy Fry Brand Reps: Yasmin of @im_nettyy Food - Meet Oh Happy Fry Brand Reps: Yasmin of @im_nettyy

Gold Measuring Spoon Set available here.

Design Letters Melamine Plate available here.

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Clothing - Meet Oh Happy Fry Brand Reps: Wendy of @wendology

Meet Oh Happy Fry Brand Reps: Wendy of @wendology

If you love kids’ fashion, then you should definitely check out Wendy’s Instagram account where her two little darlings, Hayley and Finley, pose up a storm in the latest threads. We chatted with Wendy and asked her about her passion for kids fashion and tips on taking fabulous OOTD shots of the little ones. 

Hi Wendy! Could you tell us more about yourself? What do you do and how did you come to posting daily pictures of your kids' outfits?

I'm a full time working mom, a teacher to be exact. I have been teaching for 17 years! I got married late and had kids late, so life only began in my thirties hahaha! 

I became active on Instagram when I wanted to document my daughter's milestones. Because I am also into fashion, I transferred this interest to my children since I gained so much weight after having kids that I couldn't be fashionable anymore (laugh). I also started to pursue my passion for photography. One thing led to another and now I am able to marry both my interest in fashion and passion for photography, using Instagram as an outlet. 

Wendology, Hayley and Finely

On Hayley, Crazy Garden Oversized Dress available here.

We love how stylish Hayley and Finley are! Where do you hunt for their trendy outfits?

While browsing Instagram, I found that there were shops selling kids clothes on the Instagram platform. 90% of my kids' outfits are from shops that can be found there, and mostly from the US and Australia.

Do you style all their outfits? Or do they get to choose what they want to wear? 

Yes, all styling is done by me. From hair bows, hats, bags, to shoes and even choice of socks. Hayley gets to choose what she wants to wear sometimes, with quality control by me. Finley is too young to choose haha! I'm lucky they are not picky about the clothes they wear!  

Wendology, Hayley, Bobo ChosesWendology, Hayley, Bobo Choses

Bobo Choses Striped Top Terry Slide available here.

We have been wondering what do you do with the outfits that Hayley and Finley have outgrown? Do you keep or sell them? How do we get dibs?

I sell the ones that have high market value. The resell market in the US is extremely popular, unlike that in Singapore. I sell them on BST (Buy Sell Trade) groups on Facebook, or my closet Instagram account. Friends and even strangers usually contact me via Instagram to ask for dibs or to sell them Hayley's clothes. I oblige wherever possible. For clothes that cannot sell well, I usually give them away to friends, or to the Salvation Army, or even to my helper to send back to her home country. 


Wendology, kids ootd, Finley

Milk Tee available here.

Linen Harem Pants available here.

Hayley and Finley always look very comfortable in front of the camera. How do you get them to pose? How long do you take to finally get that one good picture? Any photography tips on getting good OOTD pictures of kids?

I started getting Hayley to pose by standing against a wall, with an iPad playing a video above my head as a distraction. Or I “bribed” her with treats. After getting Hayley used to the wall, I moved on to outdoor shoots. I also instruct and demonstrate to her how she can pose. Now that she is older, she doesn't really need any treats anymore and she automatically poses for me. I use the same method for Finley and it is working so far. 

Getting good pictures can take anywhere from 2 minutes to 20 mins, depending on their mood. I usually use the burst mode function of my camera, hence I usually get 5 good pictures out of the 50 that I take hahaha!  

Wendology, Hayley, Pom Pom hat

Wendology, Hayley, Arch n Ollie

Pastel Bliss Feather Headband available here.

Do your children get recognised in public? How do they react to strangers’ attention? Have you ever felt concerned about their privacy? 

Occasionally they get recognised in public. I don't think we are popular enough to be recognised. When we do, I will get the kids to say hello. If they ask for pictures, I will also oblige, with a request to tag me if they want to post the pic on Instagram.

Yes, privacy is a big issue for me, I screen my followers regularly and block suspicious accounts. I am well aware that having a public Instagram account increases the likelihood of my kids' pictures being stolen and used inappropriately. But because we are now Instagram influencers, it is difficult to privatise our account. When my kids are mature enough to make decisions on their own and wish to stop having their pictures posted on Instagram, I will respect their decision.

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Meet Oh Happy Fry Brand Reps: Gina of @_hello_g_

Hop over to her Instagram page and you will be greeted with pictures of beautifully arranged trinkets, drool-worthy desserts, and the cutest cafes. Follow us as we chat with Gina, one of our Brand Reps, about her daily life, inspirations and flatlay how-to. 

Hi Gina! First thing first, could you tell us more about yourself?

I'm a working mum to two wonderful kids with a passion for coffee, tea & flowers - all which can be seen through my Instagram. 

Letterboard1   Letterboard2

Letter Board available here.

I started Instagram with just photos of my kids. Then I discovered there was more to Instagram than just posting personal photos. I found many inspiring and interesting feeds which motivated me to be creative in my photos. 

I bring sincerity and positivity in my post, with hopes that those who view my feed will feel happy and encouraged too. 

_hello_g_ flatly

Your Instagram feed is filled with pictures of cute hangout spots and pretty desserts! It makes us wonder how does a day in the life of Gina look like?

My weekdays are pretty boring as we have our usual schedule of work and school. Some mornings, if I'm up early, I would shoot a flatlay or two. But it's usually weekends that we have time to explore cute cafes with pretty desserts and when I shoot photos for my feed or collaborations. 

_hello_g_ flatlay 2

We find your pictures and messages inspiring and encouraging. What inspires you the most though?

Thank you! I'm so happy to hear that! That is really how I want for people to feel when looking through my feed. I'm inspired by the beautiful photos on many wonderful feeds about parenting, food, travel, fashion, etc. 

Letter board 3

Mini Star Light available here. Letter board available here.

There are countless gorgeous flatlays on your Instagram feed. What’s your first step in creating a flatlay? Do you think of a certain theme or colours? Could you share with us the steps and secrets in creating the perfect flatlay?

Yes, I think of my colours for the week. It's usually pastels that I tend to favour. 

Gather objects that complement the colours then arrange them as neat or as casual as you like. I love adding flowers to my flatlays as I love flowers. 

_hello_g_ flatly 3

Three essential items you would recommend to a flatlay beginner are…

1. Space with natural light. Best time for shooting is in the morning or late afternoon. 

2. Neutral background ideally white, it could be wooden floor, table tops, bed or even a white cardboard. 

3. Choose a theme & colour palate for your flatlay so that everything matches. 

4. [Bonus tip!] Experiment with different layouts, remember to leave space in between the items. 

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Rabbit Night Light available here.

Do you edit your flatlay pictures afterwards? Any app recommendations for editing pictures and make them more Insta-worthy? 

Yes, definitely. Editing is very important to give your photo that extra spark! I like to use Camera 360, VSCO & Snapseed. 

Friska Frederica
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New Meri Meri Giftware and Homeware for 2017!

We are very excited to share Meri Meri's 2017 Everyday release with you.  Meri Meri is entering into a new category – HOMEWARE!  The vibe is very of the moment - laid back, clean lines, lots of white and pastel colours. They are starting off with offering two gorgeous organic cotton bedding sets and room décor collections for children including cushions, garlands, bunting, dream catchers, finger puppets, blankets, baskets.

Home Decor - New Meri Meri Giftware and Homeware for 2017!

Shelf - New Meri Meri Giftware and Homeware for 2017!

Meri Meri is of course also continuing to offer design-led party, gift and stationery products. There are wonderful new designs in all ranges. New themes include a magical Let’s Be Mermaids range and a Let’s Explore range. New Liberty designs abound to create a floral fantasy for parties (wonderful Liberty gift wrap too); and the tropical fruit range has been extended to include fabulous palm leaf plates. A fun cactus range and funky additions to the rose gold and pastels range are further highlights. The mix and match designs have grown enormously so that a truly individual party can always be created.

Shop Meri Meri here

Oh Happy Fry
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This month, we are proud to partner with LANEIGE for our First Anniversary  & Mother's Day celebration.

With every minimum purchase of SGD120, receive a LANEIGE White Plus Renew Trial Kit (worth SGD47). Each kit consists of the following:

  1. White Plus Renew Skin Refiner 14AD 15ML
  2. White Plus Renew Emulsion 14AD 15ML
  3. White Plus Renew Original Essence 10ml
  4. White Plus Renew Original Cream 10ml
  5. White Plus Renew Capsule Sleeping Pack 1pc


Make Your Mother's Special Day even more beautiful with LANEIGE Mother's Day K-Beauty Makeup Set. Includes the award-winning BB Cushion SPF50+ PA+++, Serum Intense Lipstick (available in LR05 Flash Pink or YR24 Twinkle Coral), Lip & Eye Makeup Remover Waterproof 25ml and Multi Cleanser 30ml. 

LANEIGE Mother's Day K-Beauty Set, $75 (U.P. $103)

Available at all LANEIGE counters and boutiques from 1 May 2015. While stocks last. 

Oh Happy Fry
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NUNUNU is here!

For Spring Summer 2015, NUNUNU, the ultra-hip children´s fashion line, continues to reject the norm of pastels, lace and frill.

Known for their baggy pants, distressed tees and boldness, NUNUNU will introduce new aspects to this season´s collection starting with color. Flame red & Olive green will join the white, grey and black aesthetic of the brand. Tees that read Do Not Touch, large skull and Plus sign prints allow mini-hipsters to show off their wilder side.

Building off the sucess of their debut swimwear collection from last spring, NUNUNU will now offer an assortment of resort wear with bathing suits, swim trunks and rash guards. 






Shop NUNUNU Spring Summer 2015 collection here


NUNUNU is a contemporary yet comfortable alternative to typical baby and children’s fashion. If you’re looking for cute teddy bears or magical fairies, you’ve come to the wrong place. BUT! If you appreciate a kick ass cocktail of attitude, style and sense of humor you are without a doubt a member of the NUNUNU family!

NUNUNU integrates high quality fabrics, basic colors and urban design mixed together with a personal touch creating a unique and deconstructed look. It's modern, comfortable and timeless. 


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