feather the nest: a blog

Hurry 20% off designer blankets April 14 2018, 0 Comments

The weather is getting chilly and it's a good time to pop a extra layer on baby to keep them snug and warm overnight. For beautiful designer blankets, ethically made from organic cotton or Australian merino look no further than our Uimi and Blanki range. Designed in Melbourne, the blankets are a beautiful quality statement item for nursery.

 

We have an extensive range of blankets available in bassinet and cot sizes. Whether you use it for the cot, pram or as a play mat you will be the envy of all your friends with the Uimi and Blanki brands.

These blankets would make the most gorgeous gift for a baby shower or the arrival a grandchild. We have an amazing sale on blankets with 20% off ending on the 18th of April 2018. Make the most of this great discount and use code Hello Autumn at checkout.

 


Wilson & Frency has arrived!! June 03 2016, 0 Comments

bassinet sheets and cot sheets soft cottonBeautifully soft cotton wraps, bassinet sheets and cot sheets, designed by Wilson & Frenchy, combining a crafty vibe with a smattering of nature. Produced in fair trade compliant factories. 

 


Summer 2016 Collection is on the way! September 09 2015, 0 Comments

We're very excited to have the gorgeous Summer 2016 Uimi collection winging its way to us.  Watch this space....


Things we love: Pop Factory's new winter 2015 collection March 17 2015, 0 Comments

One of the many things that we love about New Zealand is the number of clever creative cookies out there, particularly those who are creating and making things for kids.        
We've just returned from a few days in Australia and upon coming home I was very excited to read about the new Pop Factory Shop winter 2015 collection.  This collection draws inspiration from 'The Wharf' and features a gorgeous new sailor character which you'll find throughout the collection.  Here are a few of our favourites pieces.  I have a feeling that the Pops Knit Crew will be making it's way into someone's wardrobe very soon....  Click on images for links xx
  
 
 
See more of the collection here - www.popfactoryshop.com/collections/newarrivals
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Media: KiaOra - Air New Zealand's inflight magazine May 06 2014, 1 Comment

Wow - feather the nest has had a huge amount of media support these past few weeks!  We were very excited to discover our Mint Indiana blanket in the latest issue of KiaOra, Air New Zealand's inflight magazine.  Thanks so much Karen! xx

 


Inspiration board: Accents of orange April 01 2014, 0 Comments

Whilst we love lots of white and neutrals here at feather the nest, there is something refreshing about accents of colour peppered in with those neutrals, particularly in kids' bedrooms.  Lately we're loving the hints of orange that are coming through.  Here are a few of our favourites (all links are in images) x
   
We LOVE this rug...
   
  
   
And this teepee... who wouldn't want to crawl right in there?
   
  
   
We love this mural too...
   
 
     
 These cushions add just the right amount of colour to this older kid's bedroom... 
    
 
   
And how can you go past a bright orange Eero Aarnio puppy?  
   

Photo: Oh Deer cot sheet set March 30 2014, 0 Comments

We love this photo of our Goo Collection Oh Deer! organic cot sheet range in Millie's room.  The soft hues are beautiful without being overly girly.  We love x

More stock: Gelati knit blankets from Goo March 22 2014, 0 Comments

We're pretty excited about the arrival of the new gelati knit blankets from Goo Collection this morning.  Made from 100% certified organic cotton, they are perfect for snuggling as the weather begins to get a bit colder.  Available in both pink and blue.


Media: The Baby View February 18 2014, 0 Comments

We were very excited to see our beautiful organic Dotty blanket in Sapphire feature in a 'We are dotty about spots' post on The Baby View this morning.  Thanks Louise!  xx

Inspiration: A beautiful nursery for a new arrival... February 13 2014, 0 Comments

One of the best things about social media is it's ability to introduce you to new products, people and blogs.  We came across this gorgeous nursery this morning and thought that you'd all agree that it was one of the most beautiful spaces we've seen in a long time.  Emma, at Beau Monde Mama, is based in New Zealand and has kindly provided notes on where she sourced all of the items she's used.  We love the peachy tones and we're pretty impressed with the news that Emma created the feature wall in this room herself!

 

See Emma's blog for more photos and more lifestyle, fashion and beauty, DIY and baby inspiration!  
Thanks for sharing your little girl's new room Emma - we think you've done an incredible job.
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More stock: Some of our favourite Uimi products are back in stock... February 12 2014, 0 Comments

We've got good news for your Wednesday - some of our favourite Uimi products from the Indiana range are back in stock.  These beautiful cushions and blankets are clearly your favourites too as we keep selling out!  We've had several people ask if we can order different sizes and colourways and the answer is yes.  So if there's an Uimi product that you're after that we don't currently have instore, drop us a note and we'll see what we can do.

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News: Why organic cotton? February 08 2014, 0 Comments

We often get asked why we prefer to stock products that are made from 100% certified organic cotton and the answer is easy. Organic cotton is grown without the use of pesticides, insecticides and synthetic fertilizers and we feel that this means that it's the best type of cotton for babies and children's bedding, sheets and blankets.

Growing children spend so much time in their beds that we believe that it's important for their linen is as free from nasty chemicals as possible. Organic cotton is also generally softer and more gentle on skin.

Being free from nasty chemicals means that organic cotton is also better for the farmer, the environment and for the people who work with it during the manufacturing process.

Just our opinion, but several of you have asked, so we thought that we'd include it here.

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News: New products in store! January 31 2014, 0 Comments

We are very excited to announce that feather the nest are the exclusive NZ stockist of the beautiful new 'Oh Deer!' and 'A Whale of a Time' 100% certified organic cotton linen ranges from Goo Collection in Australia.  The ranges include fitted and flat cot sheets, duvet sets, quilt covers and cushions.
Made from 100% certified organic cotton, we think that the 'Oh Deer' and 'A Whale of a Time' ranges will make the perfect addition to any child's bedroom.  
Both ranges are available to order instore now.
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More stock: Turkish baby towels December 12 2013, 0 Comments

These baby Turkish towels have been very popular as gifts for Christmas.  So much so that we've ordered some more!  Order these before Friday 20 December and we'll deliver in time for Christmas.

 

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