RICE melamine tableware Happy Camper

Spring is everywhere and so it is at the RICE DK headquarter. Our danish friends and their design team were probably inspired by the beautiful weather and the desire for a hot, happy summer outdoors and now they are delighting us with a new spring collection of children’s melamine tableware. We actually can’t wait any longer to introduce this new colorful selection to you.

The collection bears the beautiful name “Happy Camper” and the name definitely says it all because this cheerful children’s tableware brings happy times with it. In terms of color the “Happy Camper” collection is based on the currently very fashionable pastel colors. Delicate shades such as rose, blue and beige are mixed with lots of cheerful dots. A really nice combination! But as usual, it’s the designs and the images that turn this spring collection by RICE DK again into a real highlight. According to the motto “Happy Camper” you’ll find images of the cutest animals experiencing a great time at a camping place. You’ll meet a fox who’s playing a fisher’s boy fishing in full gear. That looks like a lot of fun. Another image of an outdoor activity that looks like fun and at the same time looks very tasty, is the marshmallow roasting at the campfire. The sweet raccoon who is preparing a snack by the fire definitely knows what’s good for him and what tastes delicious. Yummm, one really gets in the mood for a campfire and snacks, too.

RICE Melamine Happy Camper Boy

Besides these two you’ll find countless other motley images, such as a kitten munching on cotton candy, a cool dog who is enjoying sunbathing, a sweet bear holding ice cream in his hand and a smart bear watching the stars at night. No matter what activity they are involved in, the cute animals on the beautiful melamine tableware all look very happy and one can probably for sure call each and everyone of them a “Happy Camper” since they are enjoying a great time out in the nature. All colorful melamine dishes with all the great images can be found in our online storeSelect from menu dishes, children’s plates, bowls, mugs, cups and lunchboxes, as well as nice children’s flatware.

RICE Melamine Happy Camper Girl

The wonderful dishes and great designs of the RICE tableware are lots of fun and they make you feel like you need to get out on a camping spree right away. Camping sounds great, right? Imagine how nice that would be, you could for example do all the things you’ve already seen on the „Happy Camper“ melamine tableware. Melamine tableware is incidentally also perfect to use as camping tableware because it is quite robust and almost unbreakable. It is also very light and therefore easy to transport. This should turn everybody into a happy Camper. Whether you’re in a tent or a caravan or even at home, the beautiful melamine tableware by RICE DK is super convenient and really cheerful. TakaTomo.de and RICE DK say: have fun on your camping vacation and have a nice summer with lots of sunshine!

New cool Blafre bags

Just a short while ago, our kids were crazy about the wonderful Blafre backpacks in beautiful pastel shades and there they are again with another great new product: This time it’s the incredibly cool duffle bags. The design of the duffle bag is inspired by the hip retro look of the backpacks, so we’re talking about nice bags in the most delicate colors such as yellow, green, gray, blue and light pink with handles and details made of white leather. The Blafre duffle bag has a zipper, so all of your valuables can be put away safely. In addition to two shorter handles, the cylindrical duffle bag also comes with a separate and adjustable shoulder strap, which can be attached and also removed really easily. The sportive Blafre bags are definitely very trendy and a real eye catcher. In addition, they are also really convenient, because with its 11l holding capacity and the dimensions of 35x20x7cm, the water-repellent polyester bags offer plenty of space for all of your important personal things. The beautiful duffle bags by Blafre are pretty cool and also multifuntional. On the one hand they can be used as a gym bag at school, because they offer enough space for sports gear, a bottle of water and a banana or an apple. The bags are also perfect to be worn as a hip handbag, that offers lots of space for your personal belongings. Keys, wallet, phone, tissues, chewing gum, a bottle of water and everything else you need on the go will find its place in the awesome duffle bag.

As you can see, the duffle bags by the Norwegian brand Blafre are just ideal for children as well as for adults. Enjoy all the cool bags in vernal colors that match with our present, warm season. Besides the beautiful bags and the matching backpacks you can also find many other great products by Blafre. Lunchboxes, drinking bottles and thermos jugs in a fantastic vintage look are just a few examples of the great Blafre assortment at TakaTomo.de. We hope you’ll enjoy discovering all the great products.

Cute Sebra stroller chains

People just love to get outside in the spring time. Everyone enjoys the warm sun and the fresh air. Children also love to be outdoors. Especially the little ones benefit from the fresh air and therefore in the springtime you can usually find many new mums and dads pushing the stroller and taking a walk in the park. Long walks are not only healthy, but they’re also a lot of fun since there is a lot to experience and to discover. But eventually, whe the baby has already seen all the trees and bushes, a long walk like that can actually get a little boring. In this case, it is always very helpful, to have something nice with you to keep your child occupied. Besides cuddly toys and rattles, colorful stroller chains are an particularly great way to keep your child in a good mood while taking a walk or running errands. Wonderful new stroller chains by the brand Sebra can now be ordered at TakaTomo.de. The cute chains made of crocheted balls and wooden beads, each with two sweet crocheted elements such as tractors or butterflies can be easily attached to the stroller with two plastic hooks. The stroller chains are just adorable. And not only the new items. Of course, the old collection of Sebra stroller chains is also a real eye-catcher. Sweet elephants and cool owls will definitely put a smile on your kid’s face. Stroller chains not only are very sweet and a great way to keep the little ones entertained for a while, they will also have a positive effect on your child’s development. By looking at the elements and reaching for the colorful characters both, the perception as well as the tactile sense of the children is trained and also the hand-eye coordination will improve. All in all the motor skills are trained in a fun and playful way. Thus stroller chains are just an optimal way to entertain your kid on the road and to support their development at the same time. In addition, the stroller chains are just really lovely to look at. Whether you prefer items of the new or or the old collection, stroller chains by Sebra are definitely a must-have in any stroller. Besides the Sebra stroller chains there are also lots of other cheerful stroller chains available in our online store.Visit our site and explore the cutest colorful stroller chains by brands like Sindibaba and Done By DeerWe are sure you will find a great stroller chain your baby will absolutely love and enjoy. Stroller chains and other accessories for strollers, such as stroller bags, stroller shopping nets, pacifier chains, burp cloths and many more also make a really nice gift for the birth or the baptism. You will find all the accessories for stroller in our shop.

Wonderful lunch boxes and drinking bottles by Rex International

Right in the morning it’s time to go to kindergarden or pre-school for our youngest and to work for the adults. And it’s probably not the best idea to do that on an empty stomach. A nutritious breakfast is very important, especially for children because it gets them prepared for the day, they can focus better and are ready to learn new things. If the kids don’t have enough time to have breakfast at home, or they just don’t prefer to eat early in the morning, they should take a couple of nutritious snacks with them, to give themselves a boost for the rest of the day. The same is true for a sufficient amount of liquids. Only when the body is hydrated, it can function properly. To avoid drops in performance, you should pack your kid a couple of healthy and tasty snacks and drinks to take with him or her. The amount should of course be adapted according to your kid’s timetable. Prepare your child a really nice lunch bag, consisting of a delicious sandwich, fresh fruit and veggies. A little treat such as a hand full of trail mix or a piece of chocolate should also be added from time to time.

The snacks and drinks should always be stored really well so that they remain fresh and do not spill into your kid’s school bag. After all nobody needs wet books or grease stains on important notes. To be able to store all snacks perfectly, we’d love to present the brand new products by Rex International to you today, such as the super convenient bento boxes and snack boxes as well as the colorful plastic drinking bottles. The cool bento boxes are ideal for a proper small meal. They have two compartments that each includes a lid, a fork and a spoon and a rubber band, with which one can hold the bento box together in one piece. The snack boxes by Rex International are also very convenient for school, kindergarden and the office.They are available as one large lunchbox as well as as a practical 3-piece snack box set in different sizes. That way you can also store foods that rather should not be packed in one box, for example a lunch meat sandwich and a piece of cake. When not in use the snack boxes can easily be stacked inside each other and put in a kitchen cabinet.

Lunchboxes and drinking bottles

Choose from different designs, such as the fun “colorful creatures” or the cute Little Red Riding Hood print. Of course, a nice drink should be packed, too. Whether it’s water or unsweetened tea, a healthy thirst quencher tastes delicious and is good for your body and soul. To also transport the drinks safely, Rex International offers the cool transparent water bottles. Here you can choose from several colorful designs, such as a bright summer meadow, vintage apples or cheerful blue tits. With the great water bottles and lunch boxes your child can easily store and transport his and her snacks and drinks for lunch break. Besides the beautiful products by Rex International, come visit the TakaTomo online store for a large variety of other lunch boxes and bottles of different brands. Go and find the lunchbox and drinking bottle that you and your child like best. Instanly fall in love with all the different colors, shapes and cute designs. You’ll finde lunch boxes and drinking bottles by the brands RICE, Sebra, Skip Hop, 3 Sprouts and many more. In addition, you will also find great thermos jugs by Blafre and Krasilnikoff in our assortment to warm yourself from the inside on a cold day.

Krima & Isa Schultüten

In the summer many impatient kindergarden kids will finally attend school for the first time in their lifes. This exciting new stage in life is more than exciting and should of course be celebrated properly. In addition to a nice party with beloved family members and good friends celebrating properly also means to get a great „Schultüte“, which is filled with lots of goodies and the most amazing little surprises. The translation of „Schultüte“, oder a „Zuckertüte“ is something like „school cornet“, oder „sugar cornet“. „Schultüten“ are a very old ritual that is known only in Germany and other German-speaking countries. They are usually not known outside of these. The first evidence of enrollment in which there were „school cornets“ goes back to the 19th century. It’s crazy for how long a tradition like this can keep up. Well, but maybe that is because it is such a nice ritual. Anyhow the first graders are delighted by the loaded „Schultüten“, they carry them around proudly all day long and they cannot wait to finally see what’s inside, when they’re done with their first day of school. Usually the cornets are filled with useful little utensils for school, such as crayons, erasers, or a ruler and of course with delicious sweets and pastries, which are supposed to keep the kids energized during their first day of school. That’s probably where the regional term „Zuckertüte“, „sugar cornet“ comes from. In addition to a great ‘filling’ each first grader should of course get a „Schultüte“ he or she likes and one, that suits her, or him best.

You can find a nice selection of „Schultüten“ by the brand Krima & Isa at TakaTomo.de. We offer enchanting „Schultüten“ in various sizes and designs.

the colors used on the cornets are mainly red, blue, light pink and white and you’ll find different patterns such as checks, fun dots, or stripes.

The black cornets with white skulls on them are really cool and real pirate-students will absolutely adore them. Whatever design you’ll choose, you will definitely find the right „Schultüte“. The „Schultüten“ are a real eye catcher and they will lighten up your kids’ faces. The cornets are certainly one of the highlights of the first school day of each first grader. Nevertheless, they are not the most important item for a good start into school life. Other accessories such as school bags, sports bags, pencil cases, pens, notebooks, binders, lunch boxes, water bottles and so on are definitely paramount and essential for school. All of these things can also be found in our online store. They will ensure that your child is well prepared for a successful start at school. Just check out TakaTomo.de we’re looking forward to see you there and wish your children a wonderful first day at school.

Beautiful heart print RICE melamine tableware for Mother’s Day

Everyone who has a great and loving mother is really lucky. She is always there for you, protects you, comforts you when you are sad, she always gives great advice, she laughs with you, she cries with you and she just loves you a lot. And we love our mommy’s right back. Therefore you should show your mother once in a while how much you love her and the easiest way to do that is of course on Mother’s Day. Mother’s day is on May 8th this year (at least in Germany) and so we still have a little time to think about a nice surprise for our lovely mommy. Sure there are classic gifts like flowers or a box of delicious chocolates, but how about something special on this special day? How about a yummy breakfast with homemade foods or a delicious homemade cake? Both ideas show that you put some thoughts and effort in it and they are especially so nice because you can all spend some quality time with each other. To set up the breakfast table, or the coffee table really nicely, TakaTomo.de offers the brand new heart print melamine tableware by RICE DK. The beautiful melamine tableware is printed with lots and lots of delicate flowers and a bright heart, that is supposed to represent, how much you love your mother. Choose from pretty cups, bowls, dessert plates and serving dishes and if you’re planning on baking a delicious cake, then also decide on a cute heart-shaped spatula.

RICE heart melamine tableware

The nice dishes offer lots of space to put in goodies and all the yummy foods you made and you can easily turn the whole kitchen table into a really sweet eye-catcher. And mommy will definitely be very happy and enjoy “her” day.

But the wonderful heart print tableware made of melamine not only looks great and makes mom’s heart beat a little faster, it is also really convenient and it can be also used en route. Melamine is very light, robust and almost unbreakable, thus it’s also possible to wrap everything up and plan a nice Mother’s Day picnic in the park or at the lake.

RICE heart tableware

Plan a great day for your mother, yourself and all the other family members and enjoy the enchanting melamine tableware by RICE Denmark. You can find the heart print collection and many other RICE DK products in our online store. TakaTomo.de and our longtime friends of RICE DK are wishing all mothers a wonderful Mother’s Day!

New SUPERSOSO melamine tableware

Hooray, the new collection Supersoso by Épiceries of bidules is here! The name of the brand means something like “the whatchamacallit-hodgepodge store” which definitely stands for one thing: motley and crazy products.

Supersoso

And this is especially great for us at TakaTomo.de because after all ‘motley’ is also our own motto. Motley colors, crazy designs and that certain something, that rarely can be found in our standardized world – you can find that in the cool products by Supersoso. And therefore we are very happy to present you today the super cool new melamine kids’ tableware Supersoso. You can find colorful childrens’ mugs, bowls and cute tableware sets consisting of menu dishes, a bowl, a two-handled cup and flatware in our assortment.

The colors of the Supersoso products are almost like a wonderful experience, because you will find strong shades of purple and turquoise mixed with blue and yellow creating a cheerful combination of colors. The cool designs and the great motifs as well as the rather „different“ style will make the Supersoso products even cooler. Whether you choose for rabbits, flamingos, or crocodiles, the characters Alice, Binocle, the fun Maharaja girl, crazy cat and many more, mixed with cute dots, flowers and stars or a plaid pattern, all Supersoso products are just one heck of an eye-catcher and they will bring a lot of joy on your kitchen table. We speak from experience when saying that children will absolutely love the fun and colorful tableware because there’s always something new to discover on the plate or on the cup and the fun tableware will make food, even yucky greens, a lot more delicious. Another advantage of the colorful Supersoso tableware of course is that it is made of melamine.

Supersoso melamine tableware

Melamine is robust and light weight, making it suitable for small and a little clumsy childrens’ fingers. Moreover, the melamine tableware is dishwasher safe and will keep its nice and motley colors even after many washes. The only thing you should avoid, is putting melamine tableware into the microwave, but that’s not very healthy anyway and so it shouldn’t be that hard.

You can just search about a bit in our online store at Takatomo.de and convince yourself of the positive effect of the colorful Supersoso childrens’ tableware. By the way, the tableware sets are shipped in a nice gift box which makes them a great gift to first birthdays for example. The tableware is a great help for the little ones to effortlessly learn how to eat independently and without any assistance. Melamine is very convenient for small hands and fingers because it is light and handy and it can be carried around from one place to another quite easily. And since melamine is rather break-proof, it’s not a big deal if a mug or a bowl is accidentally dropped on the ground once in a while. All the other Supersoso and L’epicerie of bidules products in our online store make also a great gift, you can for example use the cups as little presents or make the kid’s eyes lighten up with colorful and cute bibs. And one thing is for sure, you will definitely bring a little more fun onto the kitchen table by using the bright colors and the cool patterns mixes of the Supersoso products.

New cute Smallstuff baby-mobiles

Babies discover the world with all their senses, in the beginning especially with their eyes. They love to let their eyes wander around the room, to discover new things and to gain new insights of the world they are now living in. The kids’ curiosity is unruly and they enjoy almost everything that appears in their field of vision. For great visual stimuli at the changing table or in the baby’s bed, we highly recommend fun baby-mobiles. Mobiles not only attract the attention of the little ones and keep them occupied, they also have a great effect on the childrens’ development.

Mobiles are perfect at the changing table because the children are occupied while the diapers are changed. Since the kids will probably prefer to look at the cute, dancing figures above their head instead of constantly wriggling around or turning on their belly, mom and dad will be able to change the diapers with no problems and the whole changing process will be significantly simplified.

Mobiles are also very useful in the baby’s crib because during the stage of falling-asleep, the baby might be restless and may not feel comfortable. A mobile can calm the baby down and make falling asleep a lot easier and nicer.

While the babies watch the sweet figures dance around, they can start to relax and fall asleep more easily.

Of course, the pretty mobiles can also be used as a sweet decoration in the kid’s room with no further intention. Once a small draft of air moves across the room, the cute figures start to dance and lighten up everyone’s face.

By watching the figures dance around, the ability to see three-dimensionally is stimulated. In addition, a mobile may also have a positive effect on the hand-eye coordination, because our little darlings tend to reach for the merry prancing figures. Plus, the colors of the mobile will make the children happy and they will learn how to focus on one certain thing, such as the figures of the mobile.

In addition to all the motley mobiles in our online store, we are happy to present you today the wonderful new mobiles by Smallstuff.

We offer the super cute mobiles in five different designs you can choose from. The nice crocheted figures such as tractors, cars, cute butterflies, elephants, or ladybugs have a soft synthetic padding and hang from a ring made of a 100% soft cotton (about 23cm diameter). They swirl around the air and put smiles on everyone’s face. The delicate colors and the playful designs are typical for Smallstuff and the mobiles also match many of the other Smallstuff products that can of course all be found in our online shop.

Mobiles are beautiful and very useful and they are also a great birth gift or baptism gift. Whether you’ll choose our brand new mobiles by Smallstuff, or all the colorful mobiles by other brands like Sebra, Djeco, Jabadabado or Done by Deer, the great mobiles and cute figures will bring a lot of joy into your life.

New baby toys by Le Toy Van

Our little ones are just so precious. Every day they are learning something new and they love to discover the world with all their senses.

They love to observe and to touch everything and to discover what the world is all about.

To support your child’s senses right from the start, TakaTomo.de would like to offer you the brand new wooden baby toys by Le Toy Van that are suitable for toddlers age 12 months and older.

In our online store, you can find a selection of wooden Le Toy Van toys, which were tailored for the special needs of our youngest and that will definitely have a positive effect on their development. One example would be the beautiful 3-piece Baby Puzzles: Bear, Owl and Bird. Like all other Le Toy Van toys the smooth baby puzzles are made of high quality wood and are painted with water-based colors. Besides, all of the toys are also ICTI approved. All three pieces of the puzzles fit into each other perfectly, they can be grasped really well with small hands, can be taken apart and put together again. The cute animal motifs are a real eye-catcher and they make the puzzle even more fun. Another pretty wooden Le Toy Van toy, is the cool Tree Top Stacker. The seperate segments can be pulled off the tree trunk and can be stacked back on according to size. The tree is topped off with a cute little bird sitting in a nest. Great fun for our little rascals.

The third brand new toy in our assortment is also a lot of fun and that is the Little Leaf Blocks featuring uniquely designed illustrations.

The four chunky wooden blocks are very handy and it’s fun to align them next to each other, or to stack them into a little tower.

The great thing about the blocks is the cool woodland picture that comes up, when the right four sides of the blocks are aligned in a square. That can be a little additional incentive to our little puzzle lovers.

But of course fun should be the most important aspect here, so it’s also fine to just stack the blocks, or place them next to each other in any way.

A little more challenging would be the fourth wooden toy in our league, namely the Woodland Puzzle Blocks consisting of 16 pieces and a wooden base board tray, that all blocks can be placed on in the correct arrangement.

Your child can build, construct and create and then sort the pieces back into the wooden frame.

Just select the wooden toy by Le Toy Van at TakaTomo that you like best.

All mentioned toys are not only very entertaining, they will also have a positive effect on the development of your child.

The wooden toys improve concentration and the retentiveness of children.

Furthermore through grasping and touching the motor skills and the dexterity will improve. In addition, the toys encourage the hand-eye coordination and thus have a positive effect on the senses such as vision and the sense of touch. Also, your child will learn how to play on its own, how to practise itself in patience and how to keep trying, when a piece doesn’t fit into place right away. Playing per se also has a positive effect on your child because it’s just a lot of fun to play and the kid can also enjoy the beautiful figures and designs.

The beautiful wooden toys by Le Toy Van are suitable for toddlers age 12 months and they also make a great gift for a first birthday.

Djeco Eduludo drawing learning set

Children love to be with their friends, to play with other children and to be wild and silly. Of course, the other kids can’t be around 24/7, so it’s important to find an activity that can be played alone and which is also a lot of fun, even without a playing partner. Drawing and sketching sure are popular activities to perform on your own. Most children love drawing, they enjoy trying out different pens and art supplies and let their imagination run wild. The craziest works of art can arise from that. But sometimes children don’t just want to doodle around aimlessly, but would rather like to draw correct figures, as realistically as possible. Unfortunately, it is not that easy to draw close to reality and with all the little details. Even adults have trouble drawing precize figures. If one doesn’t come along with a good amount of talent, one won’t get too far. Well, until now, because now we have the great Edulodo drawing learning sets Arthur, Josephine and Tiere & Co by Djeco, that will make learning to draw and to sketch really easy.

The super cool 27-piece drawing learning sets consist of 24 charts (each has four steps), a large wipeable board, a pen and a wipe.

Your child can now learn step by step how to draw a variety of different characters in a simple way. The process of drawing the each step should be pretty fun and relaxed because whenever something doesn’t seem right, your kid can simply wipe it off off the board and try again.

The different boxes have the size 21x21x4cm and each box includes sheets with different pictures of a specific topic.

In the Eduludo box Arthur you’ll find pictures like cars, airplanes, motorcycles, but also cowboys and robots. The drawing-learning set Josephine consists of templates to learn how to draw a princess, a castle, a carriage and so on. The third box in our assortment, Tiere & Co, for example offers cute drawing sheets of animals like a snail, a lion, a parrot and a whale.

You see, with the great drawing learning sets Eduludo by Djeco your child can choose from a huge variety of pictures and step by step learn how to bring all characters on paper in the most realistic way possible.

The drawing learning sets are not only lots of fun, they also have a positive effect on the development of your children. Drawing and sketching trains their power of concentration and their retentiveness and it strengthens their visual abilities and power of observation. In addition to that, the fine motor skills will improve by drawing small and delicate pictures.

With the Eduludo drawing-learning sets by Djeco your children will be able to keep themselves occupied alone and the drawing itself will bring a little peace and quiet in the usually loud and restless childrens’ everyday life. Drawing can have a calming and meditative effect in this case.

Our colorful Eduludo sets by Djeco are suitable for children between 3-6 years, but not suitable for children under 3 because of small parts that could be inhaled, or swallowed. Please keep this in mind!

We wish all older kids a lot of fun and we’re sure, you’ll find a nice alternative for the little ones at our TakaTomo online store.

Schoolbags by Lässig and Smallstuff

All kids in kindergarten are wriggleing about on their chairs with excitement, because soon it’s time. School’s on! Most children can’t wait to finally start school and they have been waiting for this day for ever.

Starting school of course doesn’t only mean anticipation, it’s also about new challenges, new impressions, new friends and overall about a completely new, exciting stage of life, that will be very important for the child’s development.

A special event like the first day of school, should of course be prepared early enough and well. Lots of utensils, which will be important for the student’s daily work, need to be bought

Besides folders, notebooks, pencils, pencil cases, lunch boxes, drinking bottles, sportsbags and other necessary items that can all be found in our online store, one thing can’t be missed by no means and this is a proper school bag!

It should definitely be a spacious school bag, which provides plenty of room for all notebooks and books, and it shoud have several separate pockets to have the option of storing other important things as well, such as a pencil case, a lunchbox, water bottle, wallet, enz.

We would love to present you three different types of school bags that you can find in our online store, such as the great satchels and school bags by Lässig, as well as the incredibly cool school backpacks by Smallstuff.

The satchels by Lässig are stylish, robust and resistant. They look like a regular backpack, but they have a padded back and stable shoulder straps. Even heavy books can be transported without hurting your kids’ backs. The satchels also have an additional waist-belt that provides even more stability.

A large main compartment, another front compartment and a hidden side pocket, which includes a rain cover, that can be put over the bag when needed, offer plenty of space for the entire school equipment of our little abecedarians.

The school bags also have reflectors on them and a shiny surface that will help make the way to school a lot safer, especially in the dark.

The satchel by Lässig is available in the colors magenta and in a special set in the color olive-blue. The set includes a sports bag, a pencil case with pens, another pencil case and a neck pouch. The bags have a beautiful star-design.

In addition to its satchel, Lässig also offers beautiful and nostalgic school- and leisure bags in the same star-print.

The bags come with a spacious main compartment and two front pockets. They also have a detachable backpack function, which means that the shoulder strap can be easily detached and transformed into a shoulder strap. This transforms the school bag into a nice leisure bag instantly.

Another school bag you will find in our online store, is the great school backpack by Smallstuff.

The backpacks are available in the colors of purple, black and navy and they all have a cool leather star application on the front pocket.

They are made of durable, water resistant cotton and are very stable.

Besides a large main compartment, they have a front zipper pocket, with an isolated lining, a round pocket on one side and another zipper compartment in the backpack flap. All Smallstuff backpacks are delivered with a separate sports bag, so the exercise clothes don’t have to be stuffed inside the main compartment together with books and papers.

All school bags in our assortment are extremely spacious and offer plenty of space for school supplies, as well as for other important things that are needed on a school day, such as lunch boxes and drinking bottles. The backpack by Smallstuff for example is so convenient it can also easily be used as a hiking backpack for smaller trips and excursions. Whatever you’ll be using them for, have fun with them and TakaTomo wishes everybody a great time at school!

Krasilnikoff Mug To-Go

The birds are chirping, spring is coming and it’s sure time for a beautiful spring walk outside in the warm sun. A nice walk outside and a breath of fresh air are a good thing, especially for babies and kids and it’s definitely nice to discover the world while mom, or dad is pushing the stroller. But hey, it’s also nice for them, they can meet up with other young parents, can chat about life and enjoy a nice day in the sunshine. But beware, even if it is getting warmer, it can often still be pretty chilly out, so therefore it is necessary to get your kids and yourself in the right clothes. And if that’s not enough you can still warm yourself from the inside with a warm cup of tea or coffee or another hot drink. Unfortunately there’s no coffee place anywhere around when you’re in the middle of the park, so what to do? How about taking a warm drink with you in our beautiful to go cups by Krasilnikoff?

Krasilnikoff To Go Mugs

The practical travel mugs are made of robust, double-walled porcelain which is both, dishwasher and microwave safe. The cool to-go cups are also equipped with a practical lid made of food safe silicone, that won’t leak and will keep the hot beverages warm longer.

The height of the cup is about 15cm (including lid) and it has a capacity of 250ml. That’s enough for a good cup of tea, coffee or another delicious hot drink. The travel mugs by Krasilnikoff come in beautiful designs. Select of mugs with a stars or diamonds print or choose one of our brand new mugs with a beautiful floral design. You will find all kinds of colors, such as the neutral color taupe, but also bright colors like red. Matching Krasilnikoff’s other products, you can also choose from cups with nice statements on them such as “be happy“, “keep smiling” and “happy day“. We are pretty sure a walk in the sun and a warm drink out of a cute travel mug will definitely make it a happy day! Whether you take the travel mugs with you on a walk or to work, whether you use them to actually travel or just use them at home without the lid, the fun mugs by Krasilnikoff are a real eye-catcher and you will absolutely love them.

All to-go cups are handmade and therefore slight variations in material and color are quite normal. These little quirks make the cups stand out even more. So, enjoy your drink, have a happy day and keep smiling!

Beginning of the gardening season 2016

Finally the sun is coming back, making us happy with its warm rays. Hibernation seems to be over and everybody is stepping outside to catch a breath of fresh air. That’s just lovely. A little bit of sun, a gentle breeze and lots of new energy. When it’s so nice out, it’s sure about time for the garden season to begin, right? Right!

Finally you can devote yourself to your garden, you can weed, dig the beds and plant vegetables and other plants while having lots of fun in the great outdoors.

Summer is already in the starting blocks, so you should definitely go and jazz up your garden a little, so you will be able to spend endless summer evenings in your beautiful yard. And to do so, we’ve got a few little helpers, that will be of great help at your gardening sessions.

How about, for example, the convenient gardening gloves by Spiegelburg? The comfortable gardening gloves come in an adorable floral design, or are covered with fun dots.The gloves have a non-slip area inside the palm and an extra long shaft, which can be turned inside out when necessary and can be fixed with a velcro. The gardening gloves are perfect for grabbing onto strong weeds and your hands are well protected from dirt, thorns and scratchy branches while gardening.

While standing in the middle of your yard, it is also very important to have all necessary work utensils within reach and there sure are a couple of different ones. Whether it’s a rake or a spade, you will eventually need all of them. And to make sure you won’t have to look for the needed tools for ever, our team at TakaTomo recommends the super cool and practical gardening belt by Spiegelburg. The stylish belt is really pretty, it comes in a floral design, it is adjustable in length and has different sized pockets that provide ample space for all your garden helpers and tools, seeds and other necessary utensils.

Spiegelburg Endlich Gartenzeit

With the awesome gardening belt you are definitely all set for a successful time in your beds. So once you’re done digging, weeding and putting seeds in the ground, of course you will have to water the newly planted plants sufficiently. Choose for our beautiful and nostalgic metal watering cans of the collection „Endlich Gartenzeit“ by Spiegelburg. The pretty watering cans are printed with sweet pictures of fruit, vegetables and flowers, they have a beautiful shape, a pivoting handle and they have a liquid capacity of two liters.

Gardening is really fun and not only for adults. Kids also enjoy being outside and helping the big ones with all the work in the garden.

Being out in the garden is a great way in include the little rascals in gardening, to introduce them to nature in general and to being active outside.

The little ones will of course also need the proper tools to being able to help in the yard. A rake, a shovel and a spade, all these tools will eventually be needed. All of them are available in the cool gardening kit bag by Small Foot Design, which was designed especially for kids. While mum and dad are slogging away, the little rascals can happily dig and rake around in the ground, or water the already sown plants. All important tools for that are stored in the practical gardening bag.

Spiegelburg also offers another great gardening-set, consisting of a shovel and a rake in fun white polka dots on a red background. Those tools can be used by kids as well as grown ups and they will make gardening a lot more fun. You don’t own a garden? No problem, all garden tools can of course be used when repotting plants on the balcony, or even as a toy at the playground.

And if you wish to show your kids how to plant seeds in the ground, and how to take care of them so a little plant grows, even without a yard, we recommend the fantastic little herb garden in a cheerful polka-dotted metal pan for the balcony. Plant tasty herbs, such as basil, chives and parsley together with your children and show them how much work it is to grow food and how long it takes until it finally ends up on the plate. This will teach them to respect plants and food. Helping out in the garden will also show the little ones what teamwork means and how much fun it can be to create something together with others. And of course they will have lots of fun in general. Happy gardening everybody!

Djeco dollhouse and accessories

A Djeco dollhouse in a childrens’ room is always an eye-catcher and a real child magnet. Playing with dolls and a dollhouse has been a great experience for children since time immemorial. And not just for girls. Lots of boys enjoy the little dolls and love imitating real life situations in RPG’s.

Playing with dolls, dollhouses and all the colorful accessories is so popular because the way to play is incredibly varied. The children can let their imagination run wild and try out their creative ideas. The role playing games that are played in the dollhouse, can be of a different nature. Children can either make up situations, or reenact familiar situations of their everyday life. Even incidents which maybe weren’t so pleasant in real life can be reenacted in a RPG, making them easier to handle and to understand. This has a positive effect on the feelings and emotional experiences of children.

In a dollhouse anything is possible, the role-playing situations can for example change very quickly by changing a room and suddenly being in a totally different environment. The kids can also stay in one room for a long time and for example switch roles and get to know different perspectives of all the different characters in the role playing game. The sky is the limit here. To make sure your kids can develop their creative potential properly, a nice and realistic dollhouse is definitely an essential. Therefore we would like to present to you our two stylish dollhouses „Colour House“ with a roof, and the „Cubic House“, without a roof, by Djeco.

The two high-quality wooden houses are very modern in their design and very spacious, which makes them so inviting to start playing right away.

You can take a look inside each room of both houses from all sides and so you’re always in the midst of events.

As the houses are sold empty with neither furniture nor accessories, the children can decide on their own how they want the inside of the dollhouse to be. On the one hand this fact stimulates their imagination and creativity, on the other hand, it trains their general senses and especially their spatial sense. The children need to consider each room, they have to decide on a floor plan and need to talk about which furniture they would like to use and how to arrange it. Djeco offers a large selection of adorable accessories and detailed home accessories that look so authentical and real, making the playing experience even better.

Select a set of furniture, such as a bedroom set, a bathroom set, a kitchen set, a living room set, a nursery set, a TV room set, a dining room set and even a terrace set. Your kids will love the little accessories, they are just stunning. Whether it’s tiny magazines, a vase of flowers, a bath mat, or a candlestick, even the most unimportant appearing pieces of furniture and accessories are available to make the role playing games as realistic as possible.

What about the residents then? Well, after the new home is set up, they can finally move in. Djeco offers a wide range of different dolls. You can choose from whole doll families and extra family members, such as a grandma doll and a grandpa doll, a little baby doll and others. Once the dollhouse and its residents are ready, the colorful playing time can begin. Have fun!

WARNING: due to many small parts that can be inhaled or swallowed, the dollhouse as well as the dollhouse accessories are not suitable for children under the age of four. The little ones should wait a couple more years until they are ready to play with the dollhouse. We are pretty sure, you will find a nice alternative in our online store, so the little tots are not too sad and can still have a lot of fun playing.

3 Sprouts storage bins and boxes

Our kids’ room is its kingdom, but who is ruling this kingdom? Right, it’s chaos.

There’s blocks lying around in one corner, pieces of puzzles in another corner and there’s toys and stuffed animals everywhere.

Children usually can’t decide what they want to play with first, and so they have got to have everything all at once right by their side.

That can be really nerve-wracking, especially for mom and dad, when they try to enter the kids’ room, because they can barely put one foot in front of the other, let alone see one bit of the floor. And once it’s time to clean up, it can get really uncomfortable because cleaning up is usually not one of the kids’ favorite activity.

Well until now because there are some really cool toy bins and baskets by 3 Sprouts at our TakaTomo.de online store. Those storage containers will definitely make cleaning up really fun. The three founders of 3 Sprouts have been combining their love for children and for unique, modern products since the year of 2007.

The designers from Canada have been in the design business for a long time and they love transforming their creative ideas into beautiful products that appeal not only to the little rascals, but also to their style-conscious parents.

Creativity, style and functionality are of great importance to all items by 3 Sprouts, because especially with little children, design only is mostly not enough anymore. Young parents need convenient solutions for the challenges a life with small children involves. And if those solutions come around in form of adorable products, then everyone can lean back and smile. And a customer’s smile is something we all enjoy a lot, the 3 Sprouts team as well as our team at TakaTomo.de. The adorable storage boxes, -bins, -bags and baskets will be a great help to make you smile, promise. The storage boxes are very useful and provide lots of storage space for toys and all of your kids’ stuff. Just throw it in there. Done!

The cheerful polyester containers come in different shapes, you can choose from a rectangular chest with a lid, a square box that fits perfectly into any standard shelf, from round baskets and basket-like bags that are great for storing toys, but are also suitable as knitting storage box, or magazine basket.

All storage bins are decorated with incredibly cute animal applications made of polyester felt. Choose from countless different animals and opt for the sweet hippo or the cheeky monkey, for the cool elephant, cute beavers, raccoons, crocodiles, whales and many more. All of the animal friends are very sweet and highly decorative. Children love the cheerful animals and the little friends make cleaning up really fun!

In addition to the toy boxes and storage containers you can also find more stylish 3 Sprouts products in our online shop, including wall organizers, lunch bags, hooded towels, stroller organizers and laundry hampers.

All products have the awesome 3 Sprouts design in common and they are all embellished with cute animal applications. 3 Sprouts items are definitely a real eye catcher in every househould. Visit our online store and see for yourself. You will immediately fall in love with 3 Sprouts.

RICE ceramic tableware from Tuscany and Portugal

Hello wanderlust, my old friend. There you are again. Well, no surprise. The gray and rainy weather is upsetting, it’s been a while since you’ve come back from your last vacation and you could really use a change from your stressful everyday life. Wouldn’t that be great, a couple of days away from home in the sunny south of Europe, with the whole family or good friends, with plenty of sunshine and delicious Mediterranean food?! Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. The kids have to go to school, you work long hours and your home is just a messy desaster. Well, it is probably about time to bring a little holiday feeling into your home, right? How about, for instance, inviting some good friends over and have a colorful, Mediterranean evening? With the right food, good wine and beautiful tableware from Tuscany by our popular brand RICE DK it will be an easy one to conjure the particular Italian lifestyle onto your table in just a second. The high-quality ceramic products from Italy and Portugal are handmade and all glazed by hand, which makes them so unique! Due to the manufacturing by hand, slight variations and sprinkles in the clay material are pretty common, but they turn the table ware from Tuscany and Portugal into unique eye-catchers on your kitchen table. Mediterranean feeling is guaranteed here! In addition the crockery items by RICE DK are also super convenient. All pieces are heat resistant and oven safe up to 240°C. You can put them into the refrigerator and the dishwasher without any problem. Please do not keep the tableware in a hot water bath for more than 20 minutes though and don’t stick them in the refrigerator right after taking them out of the oven. The material could easily break under those circumstances and it would be a pitty if you couldn’t use the pretty crockery anymore. RICE DK attach a great importance to food safety and therefore all products are being tested according to EU standards. We really like that.

Now it’s your turn to choose your favorite dishes. Choose from our huge range of decorative plates, cups, bowls, dishes, casseroles, jugs and other containers which will add a little bit of La Dolce Vita to each and every meal. Whether you choose for a single-colored series, or you combine different colors together, just arrange your beautiful tableware from Tuscany an Portugal the way you like it. Colors make you happy and colorful moments will definitely make life more beautiful. TakaTomo.de has been an avid fan of the colorful Tuscan dishes and dishes made in Portugal for years and it would be delightful if we could bring a slight Mediterranean feeling to your home, too.

No matter what, a beautifully set up table and a delicious meal definitely go together and with our precious crockery by RICE DK you can also dream yourself away to the coast of Portugal, or to a pretty little village in Tuscany.

And if it’s still a while until your next vacation, you can definitely take a little comfort from the adorable tableware.

Visit our online shop and discover the colorful variety of Tuscany– and Portugal ceramic items by RICE DK. Also, the current RICE catalog including the complete Tuscany collection can be found here. You can order all items at www.TakaTomo.de

Smallstuff doll bed & bed linen

Practise makes perfect! Everybody who wants to become a great real mom, or a real dad in the future needs to know that, well, and needs to practise of course. The best way to do that is definitely by playing lots of RPG’s, but particularly playing family of course. The family game allows children to completely put themselves in the position of a mom or a dad. The children can take care of their baby doll in the game, can feed it, change its diapers, play with it and do everything real parents are responsible for. Such a family game is not only a lot of fun, it also stimulates the children’s imagination, it helps on their creativity and especially trains their social skills.

Children can learn how to take responsibility hands-on, how to respond to the needs of others and how to be empathetic.

In the family game kids can re-enact both, real life situations, as well as imaginary situations. The children can exchange and share ideas and translate them into the game. Therefore RPG’s are perfectly suitable for strengthening the kids’ sense of community and developing their team spirit.

In the family game, children can experiment by playing different roles and learning about different perspectives of different characters. This can be very useful in the everyday life of children because they learn to gradually understand that it’s not just them in the world, but that they are rather a part of the whole, next to their family members and other human beings.

To make a role playing game as the family game as true-to-life as possible, appropriate accessories shouldn’t be missing. This of course includes toys like baby dolls, doll clothes, doll beds and so on. One of the best situations for a role playing game is definitely the going-to-bed situation. Taking a baby doll to bed consists of several steps that have to be fulfilled.

The child doll should be bathed, clothes and diapers need to be changed and then finally the dolly actually needs to be put into its doll bed and sung into sleep with a nice little lullaby. A beautiful and realistic looking doll bed is definitely a must have here. A really cute piece, we would like to show you today, is the awesome doll bed by Smallstuff. This beautiful toy bed is made of solid wood, is assembled and painted by hand and its retro look * is just breathtaking. The stable doll bed has the size 53x29x35cm and it comes with a soft mattress. Thanks to the wide range of colors and soft tones like white, pink, purple, plum, lavender and many others, absolutely everyone will find a doll bed, he likes best. You will also find matching doll bed linens for the bed in our online store. The bedding is super cute and cuddly and fits perfectly into the Smallstuff doll beds. Once your kids have a comfy doll bed and soft bed linens, they can put their baby doll to bed. The dolls will definitely have a good night sleep and will wake up well-rested and ready for a new and great day of fun. Good night, dear doll-child, sleep well!
* The manufacturing by hand can occasionally lead to irregularities in the material. These do not justify a return, nor replacement! They are rather a sign of how unique each doll bed by Smallstuff really is.

News from Krasilnikoff

We’re really excited at TakaTomo because we can present new, very pretty products by Krasilnikoff. Krasilnikoff means Danish design, as we know it and love it. Clear lines, discreet colors, subtle designs, elegant lettering. In short: Awesome! Krasilnikoff have been pleasing their customers with stylish home accessories that make them happy and grade any living space up significantly, since 2002. Our TakaTomo team members have also been big fans of all of the fashionable home accessories from Denmark for a long time.

Among the new Krasilnikoff products in our online store you’ll find cool pillowcases, tasteful dish towels and pot holders, as well as countless beautiful tin cans to store food or other small items.

The cool pillowcases are a great accessory on every couch. You’ll find them in our online shop in various subtle combinations of colors and patterns. Choose either a large star print, many small stars or the beautiful harlequin diamonds. All cushion covers have similar colors and match very well, so you can combine them the way you want. The decorative pillowcases are the size 50x50cm, they have a zipper and they are made of 100% cotton. They are nice and comfortable and a real eye-catcher, no matter whether you put them on the sofa in the living room, in your kids’ room, in the bedroom, or on your kitchen-bench. A very special feast for the eyes are the stylish pillowcases with writings on them. Anyone who wants to make a real statement, is on the right path with our great pillowcases. Choose from cool statements such as “Home Sweet Home”, “Relax”, “Happy” and many more. These pillow cases are a 100% cotton and come in many beautiful colors. They are the size 40x60cm.

No matter what kind, what pattern, whether with or without a statement, the noble pillowcases by Krasilnikoff are beautiful and look great in any room of your house. The fancy Krasilnikoff pillow cases are also a very nice gift for good friends. A comfy pillow doesn’t hurt anybody, right?

What about the kitchen? Here, the enchanting little kitchen helpers by Krasilnikoff shouldn’t be missed. The new collection offers lots of ravishing dishtowels and pot holders. Here Krasilnikoff also stick to their principles of straightforward design. You can choose from kitchen towels with lots of large and small stars printed on them, those with cute little apples and also with cheerful statements such as „Keep Smiling“ or „Live, Love, Laugh“. Annoying housework can even be fun with all these nice accessoires. The pot holders have a similar design and are also very convenient, when cooking or baking. Besides the great assortment of pot holders of the old collection, you can now also choose from our brand new pot holders with the cutest floral prints on them.

These sweet pot holders will definitely spice up your kitchen and you won’t burn your fingers anymore. Doesn’t that sound great? Oh by the way, since we’re already in the kitchen, who isn’t annoyed by all the open food packages, bags and boxes standing around the kitchen and in the cabinets, making the kitchen look all messy and unorganized!? Well, we are, but this is going to be over soon because Krasilnikoff are offering their new collection of fancy tin cans in various color combinations, three different shapes and sizes, with cool statements on them such as “Delicious”, “Good Stuff” and many more. The tin cans are perfect for all kinds of food supplies in the kitchen, for delicious cookies, flavorful tea, candy, but also for other goods such as rice, cereal, sugar and so on. Of course, any other small items and odds and ends will also find a new home in the cool storage containers. The tin cans are also really nice to use as gift packaging for small gifts. The design matches perfectly with the other Krasilnikoff products’ design and therefore the tin cans can be easily combined with other items of the brand such as cups, bowls, mugs and other utensils. Make your home a little happier with wonderful accessories by Krasilnikoff.

RICE kids tableware circus

Come on in, welcome … when a circus is in town, not only the kids’ faces start to lighten up. The colorful world of circus seems to have had a magical effect on the youth and the older people for ages. Perhaps it’s because one just leaves the real world behind when visiting the circus, immersing oneself in a world that is completely new, a world that is surprising and astonishing. At the circus you experience incredible things: Stunning feats of graceful acrobats, unique show performances with wild animals and funny jokes by clumsy clowns, all of this including many colorful lights, motley costumes and lots of glitter and glamour. A thunderous applause at the end of the performances is guaranteed!

Visits at the circus are always kept a great memory, especially by the little ones and kids usually cannot wait until they finally get another chance to dive back into the fantastic world of circus. To bridge the time until the next visit at the circus we’ve got something special for you.

Let’s draw the curtains back and clear the stage for the cheerful and colorful circus kids’ tableware by RICE DK!

Your little circus fans will be impressed by all the beautiful designs they remember from the colorful circus tent.

It’s show time for the stunning magician who pulls a rabbit from a hat, for a dangerous tiger jumping through a hoop, for the strongest man in the world who can lift really heavy weights, for a trained sea lion that poises a colorful ball on his nose, for a merry circus pony with a funny hat on and for many other colorful friends from the circus. Your children will be able to discover all the adorable circus animals and artists while eating. We offer the cute circus kids’ tableware by RICE DK in our online store in the two pretty colors of pink and yellow. The circus tableware consists of plates, cups, mugs, bowls, compartment plates and flatware. All items are made extra for children and all dishes are made from high quality melamine.

Kids’ tableware made of melamine is perfectly suitable for kids’ small heavy-handed fingers, since it is very robust and so to speak unbreakable. It is also very light and low-noise. Melamine is also dishwasher safe and you will be able to enjoy its long service life. This also applies to the bright colors of the tableware. Whether you choose for cheerful circus tableware or the other designs by RICE DK, melamine tableware is always very popular and a real hit at TakaTomo. So even if you’re not a big circus fan, you will probably still find melamine tableware you like in our big assortment. We’re pretty sure about that one. Turn every meal into a colorful circus and make you’re little gourmets saturated and happy. Enjoy!

Djeco children DIY jewelry kits and jewelry cases

Your little daughter wants to spend a nice afternoon with her best friends and do something extraordinary? We might have something for you. How about a handicraft afternoon of a special kind? Most girls love jewelry and sparkling accessories and they always feel great when being able to show off their motley necklaces and bracelets. Wouldn’t it therefore be a great idea for them, to actually make cool jewelry by themselves? Well guess what, it’s possible and a lot of fun, using the magical children jewelry kits by Djeco. Each creative jewelery kit consists of various small plastic beads, straps, lockets, and charms. Depending on the kit you’ll find lots of different ribbons, flowers, birds, fruits, or stars in it. Then you can take all those cute small items, combine them and tinker with them to your heart’s content. There’s also easy to unterstand, illustrated instructions included in each set to make crafting even easier.

One very special highlight is definitely the Djeco jewelry kit „Magic plastic“ the fawn and the bird. Here you have to cut out the items, paint them and place them in the oven. After a few minutes they shrink down to 1/7 their size. It’s like magic! Afterwards you can create the coolest necklaces with hanging charms.

Making jewelry with the cool jewelry kits by Djeco is a lot of fun and really easy. It’s a great feeling to be able to create jewelry all by yourself. At the same time the childrens’ imagination and creativity is stimulated and they can train their ability to focus on one thing. In addition to that, working with such small particles is a great exercise to improve fine motor skills. But of course, having fun and spending time with friends should be definitely the most important aspect. Creating jewelry together strengthens the corporate feeling between the kids and it encourages them to work together, exchange ideas, develop new ideas and so on. It doesn’t matter if it’s for an afternoon of girlfriends or a mother-and-daughter-day, jewelry kits by Djeco are just a great idea. And of course daddy and the little brother can also prove their sense of creativity if they want to. WARNING! Nevertheless the Djeco jewelry kits are fantastic, they are unfortunately not suitable for children under 36 months of age, due to all the small parts that can be swallowed, or inhaled.

Children between 8-12 years, however, will have the biggest fun with the versatile jewelry kits.

When you’re done creating and crafting your jewelry, you will of course need a nice place to store the pieces of jewelry, so they don’t break and don’t get lost.

How about the awesome jewelry boxes that are especially made for necklaces, bracelets and other trinkets!? Best suitable for real jewelry lovers, are the playful jewelry boxes by Wendekreis. The lockable jewel case and the three-piece jewelry box are really cute, decorated with beautiful embroided designs, such as florets and birdies. They are just gorgeous and offer lots of space for different jewelry with all their small compartments.

The cool Ascoli boxes by Handed By on the other hand are a little more discreet. The robust plastic woven baskets have a cute lid and they are available in many different colors. The boxes are ideal for all kinds of jewelry and other knick-knacks. Another particularly decorative eyecatcher for every room is definitely the cute jewelry tree by Sindibaba which has branches that provide plenty of space to hang up all your jewelry and accessories. Whether in your kid’s room, or on mommy’s dresser, the jewelery tree is very convenient and looks great. The jewelry tree helps to keep your stuff safe and organized.

New Done by Deer bed linens

Here’s great news for all our sleepyheads. Wake up! We offer new bed linens by our friends of Done by Deer! A restful good night sleep is very important, especially for our little ones. The body takes time to regenerate at night and gathers strength for the next day. Good sleep definitely has an positive impact on your child’s development.

A well-rested child has a better ability to memorize things and can focus a lot better, it is both, mentally and physically fitter, is usually in a better mood than tired kids and usually has way more energy in everyday life to discover new things, to learn and to play.

The right sleeping environment is definitely very important for good and restful sleep, and a comfortable bed alone is simply not enough. There are lots of important aspects, such as the right room temperature, which shouldn’t be too high, nor too low, the lighting conditions, which means, the room should be dark enough, so the kid isn’t bothered by any light beams that might wake it up and so on.

Some children experience times where they feel uncomfortable at night and are afraid to sleep alone in the dark. In that case, it makes sense to set up a night lamp next to the bed, so that the child can fall asleep feeling safe and protected. A soft stuffed animal should be in bed with your kid, too, because for one the little companion can look after your child at night and can also offer a little cuddle time right before falling asleep.

Apart from all mentioned aspects that create a perfect environment in the bedroom, the right bedding is definitely also one of them.

A comfortable pillow, which is not too soft and not too stiff, supporting both, your child’s head and neck, and a matching blanket that’s nice and soft, not too warm and not too cold. Those two are definitely essential. What’s also essential is the right, child-friendly bed linen, just like the new, super cute bedclothes by Done by Deer. The fluffy bed linens are brand new and a real eye-catcher in any children’s bedroom. We offer bed linens with cute savannah animals imprint, as in the bedding Contour and Zoopreme, bed linens in the nicest pastel tones and cool cotton candy look, and also bed linens with the adorable elephant „Elphee“ printed on it, mixed with cute polka-dots on the backside. All the beddings by Done by Deer are beautiful and very comfortable; the smooth bed-textiles are available in two sizes, they are all made of 100% cotton, they are washable at 60°C (don’t tumble dry!) and of course oeko-tex certified. Kid’s skin is very sensitive and therefore it is important that the bedding is free of contaminants and harmful substances. You can find all Done by Deer beddings at our online store at TakaTomo.de.

Proper bedding is the best choice for good and restful sleep.The more comfortable the bedding is, the more comfortable and more secure the child feels in its bed and it will definitely fall asleep faster and sleep better. And better sleep equals more rest and more energy to start the new day in a good mood. TakaTomo wishes you a good night and sweet dreams!

Pippi Longstocking Party

Oh Pippi Longstocking, is there anyone who doesn’t know that cheeky, but oh so lovable little girl with her red piggytails, her freckles and big shoes? Pippi is fun, brave and strong and she lives her life the way she wants.

Children from all over the world have been enjoying the exciting stories of Pippi Longstocking for ever and lots of little rascals would love to have a friend like Pippi, whom they can experience the most incredible advantures with. Well, actually meeting Pippi Longstocking in person is probably not possible, but everyone can bring a little Villa Villekulla feeling to his home.

How about, let’s say, a motley Pippi Longstocking theme party for your little ones? Turn a birthday party into a cool Pippi Longstocking party or throw one just for the fun of it, it doesn’t matter, every child will love a colorful party like that. That’s guaranteed. But how to arrange a cheerful Pippi Longstocking Party for cheecky kids who love a motley world? It’s quite simple, just take all of our colorful Pippi Longstocking decoration, motley Pippi party accessories, many great games and other party ideas by TakaTomo.de! Our beautiful party accessories will help you to throw an unforgettable party, which will remain in the small Pippi fans’ memory for a long time.

First, you and your kid should decide which friends to invite and according to that send invitation cards. Keeping the motto in mind, the only suitable invitation cards would be our pretty Pippi Longstocking invitation cards. The witty invites are really cool and they definitely increase the anticipation.

The invitation cards should include all important information such as the starting time, the date of the party and of course the address of the host. After all all the guests need to know where the Villa Villekulla is located, right?

Speaking of Villa Villekulla, a great Pippi Longstocking Party of course needs a well decorated colorful house.

That will be an easy one with our great Pippi Party accessories and you will turn your house into a real Villa Villekulla in a minute. Use our paper plates and paper cups, colorful place cards to write the names of all of the invited guests down, the pretty napkins, balloons, garlands, witty window pictures and whatnot. All the accessories come in Pippi Longstocking design. So awesome! All of your young guests will be crazy about the Pippi decoration.

Alright, all guests are invited, the house is decorated, everything’s ready to get the party started. Well almost, you still have to think about the right entertainment to match Pippi Longstocking’s adventurous way of life. And entertainment is just another word for: Playing, roming around, laughing and having the best fun ever! But to be able to do this, you’ll need to put together some fun game ideas to put a smile on the little Pippi fans’ faces. Be sure to find tons of great indoor game ideas for your Pippi Longstocking party in our online store, such as memory games, quartet, confetti pencils, marbles, cards, dominoes and many more. Of course we also offer cool stuff for outside, such as sidewalk chalk, jump ropes and chinese jump ropes. With this selection of game ideas, your Pippi Longstocking party is guaranteed to be a blast. But since Pippi Longstocking was always known for her creative ideas and her sense of adventure, you could of course also come up with some original games, too. How about a fun gummy rope-, or marshmallow eating contest (hands cannot be used in this one!), or an exciting scavenger hunt in the park? If you live near the waters, the children could also write secret letters to unknown addressees and send a message in a bottle, or maybe they could tie their messages to a balloon and let it go!? These are all adventures that Pippi Longstocking would love as well! You can see for yourself while watching all the Pippi Longstocking movies with the kids, while singing her song, or reading from Astrid Lindgren books.

Whatever you do, one thing is pretty sure: playing and running around makes all kids hungry and thirsty. And what kind of party would it be, if there weren’t lots of delicious goodies you can fill your belly with? Pippi Longstocking always loved good food and so will all of your young guests. Well and what food comes right into your mind, when thinking of Pippi? Right, spaghettis! Why? Spaghettis remind us of the story, when Pippi was cutting the spaghettis with scissors because they were too long to put them in her mouth all at once. Haha, crazy little Pippi. You can prepare the spaghettis with yummy tomato sauce, or small meatballs, it’s easy to cook and kids love it. Besides spaghettis there are also lots of other delicious dishes that are fun and great for a party like the Pippi Longstocking party. Maybe you could even cook together with the children. Make fluffy pancakes with chocolate sauce, or bake a delicious pizza!

There are also some ideas for little snacks you can offer the little guests in between, like delicious mini-muffins, cinnamon rolls, candy floss or jello. That’s how you make the little rascals smile!

Don’t forget to have enough beverages there, too, because romping around makes really thirsty.

In addition to water and fruit juice, there’s one drink that shouldn’t be left out at a real Pippi Longstocking Party: lemonade off of the lemonade tree! Do you remember the cool lemonade tree in Pippi’s front yard? You can easily prepare a lemonade tree at home. Just buy lots of small lemonade bottles at the grocery score and decorate them with colorful paper and glitter. Then, hide them in various plants in the house. Your little guest will then be able to just „pick“ a soda from the tree any time. Great fun!

Eventually even the best Pippi Longstocking party will be over and all the guests will have to leave to go home. To have lots of great memories, you shouldn’t forget to take lots and lots of cool pictures during the party! Afterwards you can glue the pics in our cool Pippi Longstocking friends book which offers plenty of room for kind words and thoughts of all of your party guests. As a nice memory for the guests themselves, we recommend the fun Pippi Longstocking gift bags that can be filled with nice little things, like an awesome Pippi Longstocking Jojo, colorful Pippi balloons, an exciting Pippi – mini puzzle and maybe a couple of yummy treats. That way, every guest should be leaving the party as a huge Pippi Longstocking fan. TakaTomo wishes you a lot of fun partying!

Sebra carpets

Let’s keep our feet on the ground now, will we? And our eyes, too. Carpets are probably the most important accessories in a house and yet those who are most often quite underestimated. They are lying around on the floor, nobody ever seems to really notice them and they don’t seem to perform any greater task. But that’s so not true. In addition to being very decorative and a nice accessoire, they also provide warmth and extra padding. They dampen noise and stomping and make the room appear a lot cozier. Nobody enjoys running around barefoot on cold tiles or wooden floor. A nice little carpet provides warmth and makes your room a lot more comfortable. Especially when you’re arranging your kid’s room, you should make sure to put in a nice, soft carpet. There are lots of advantages especially for little kids. The little ones can happily crawl around the floor and you don’t have to worry about their well-being because the carpet will make the floor warm and soft. The small knees will be protected and your child will definitely not be cold on the floor. And when your kid is taking his first steps, a carpet is also convenient because it’s soft and a great cushion if your little one does fall. Learning how to walk will be a lot more fun and a whole lot safer. Older kids will also enjoy a beautiful carpet in their room. They can just spread all their toys on the carpet and play all day, without getting cold or being uncomfortable on the stiff floor. The carpet can also be involved into the kids games, it could become a castle that needs to be defended, it could be a life raft in the middle of the ocean, or some kind of alien planet in a foreign galaxy. Whatever it is, carpets can definitely stimulate your kids imagination and it’s so fun to integrate them into different role playings. In addition carpets are just very decorative. So are the brand-new, beautiful carpets by Sebra. The round rugs have a diameter of 120cm, are crocheted and really soft. You’ll find the carpets in our online store in discreet colors such as black and white, pink and turquoise with color gradient, but also in pink-gray and blue-gray. These simple, yet expressive color combinations harmonize with almost any style and look just adorable. Your children will love the cool Sebra rugs! In addition to the adorable Sebra carpets, you will also find lots of other rugs in different colors and shapes in our online store. No matter what your preference is, we are sure, you will find the right rug for yourself. Grade your floor up a bit and also take advantage of more warmth, noise damping and a cozy environment.

New bibs by Done by Deer and Sebra

Time flies and before you even know it, you are not breastfeeding your baby anymore and it’s slowly starting to use a spoon and a fork all by himself. And even if it’s beautiful to watch our little darlings getting more and more independent and trying to eat all by themself, this can also be quite a stressful time because especially in the beginning half of the food doesn’t end up in your kid’s mouth, but on their clothes. Oh dear! Are the carrot stains gonna stay on the new pair of jeans now and is that spinach stain stuck on the favorite shirt for ever? And isn’t there enough laundry to do anyway? Do I really need more stains on my kids’ clothes? Don’t panic, we’ve got something for you. All you actually need is just the right bibs for your child.

If the child is equipped with a suitable bib, then the clothes are well protected and the child can do whatever he wants. He or she can try out how to hold the fork and the spoon in his hand and it is not a big deal if he spills something now and then. Plus the kid doesn’t have to feel under pressure to keep his clothes clean and can focus on learning how to eat and drink independently.

Therefore the right bib and especially the right fit of the bib is very important.

The bib should definitely be easy and safe to close, using either velcro, or long ribbons, or comfortable snaps, still leaving enough room for the little neck to move, without slipping off. It’s also very useful when the bib is extra long because this way the biggest part of your kid’s clothes will be protected. Other advantages are, when a bib is wipeable, or is completely waterproof, so liquids and wet foods don’t get through.

All these important criteria are met by our wonderful new bibs by Done by Deer and Sebra. The super stylish polka-dotted Done by Deer bibs with an Elphee the elephant imprint are extra long and completely waterproof.

The polyurethane- and cotton fabric is light and soft, can be easily wiped and is washable at 30 °C. You can easily tie the colorful bib around your kid’s neck by using the two long ribbons. These Done by Deer bibs are really convenient and so adorable. Sebra is another brand in our online store that offers extra-long bibs. Check out their „Forest“ product line it’s just the cutest. The bibs are made of organic cotton and they have a convenient velcro on the side, so they can be closed very easily and adjusted pretty quickly. The backside of the bib is made of soft and comfortable terry, and they can be washed up to 40 °C. With these bibs, it’s really not a big deal if food is spilled.

A special highlight, also made by Sebra, are the cool 2 piece bib sets of the FarmGirl / Boy and Girl Village / Boy series. Not only are there different snaps that let you adjust the bib at your kid’s neck, there’s also a collecting tray in the lower part of the bib, that can be folded up and fixed with snaps really quickly. No food will end up on the floor anymore and you will not have to wipe the whole kitchen floor after each and every meal. Those bibs by Sebra are also waterproof and washable. We guarantee you, all of our adorable bibs will turn every meal into a fun event. Come visit our online store and get to know are huge assortment of bibs by different brands. Have fun and enjoy your meal!

Sindibaba shelving sets

While it is still cold and uncomfortable outside, it is still noticeable that the days are getting longer and spring is just around the corner. Maybe we should slowly start thinking about spring-cleaning? Wouldn’t it be nice to sort out all the old stuff you no longer need, to clean the house properly and to get everything organized? Tidiness sounds great, doesn’t it? But usually all we have is a big old chaos in the house. There’s stuff lying around everywhere, something here, something there and somehow nobody ever puts it away. There’s chaos in the living room, chaos in the bedroom, let alone the kid’s room. Every parent knows the fear of having to pass through a kid’s playing room, not being able to put one foot in front of the other. Well, there could be an end to this pretty soon, because the new shelving sets (sets of 4) by Sindibaba are here. The super stylish shelves are made of MDF and they not only look great, but are also very convenient. The shelving sets are multi-purpose and they look great in any room of your house. You can either stack the shelves, hang them, or place them side by side as a sideboard, which makes the way of using them really versatile.

Stack the shelves in your kids’ rooms and instantly create lots of space for toys, stuffed animals and children’s books. Hang the shelves on your kitchen wall and use them to store spices and dishes. Your living room will be a great place to use the shelves as a sideboard, being placed side by side. The sideboard will be perfect für books and lots of different, pretty home accessories. You can even put the Sindibaba shelves into your bedroom and turn them into a cool nightstand, or place them in the corridor to deposit keys and your wallet. As you can see, the shelves are really multi-purpose and very decorative. You can find the 4 piece shelving sets by Sindibaba in our online store, they come in various colors and shapes. Pick the shelves you like best and make your home a little more organized in a very tasteful way.

New Overbeck & Friends melamine tableware

The new melamine tableware by Overbeck & Friends is here and we are delighted because according to our own motto, the tableware is oh so colorful! The new melamine collection Amy & Jamie brings a little color into our everyday lives. Just the right thing for uncomfortable, rainy weather that we have to put up with rather often. And while looking at the happy, colorful melamine tableware, only one thing comes into our mind: the winter was definitely long enough. Where the heck are you spring, sun and blue sky? Well, until the spring is finally here, the colorful melamine tableware should be a great comfort, that’s for sure, and it’s also a real classic at our TakaTomo online store. The new Amy & Jamie collection bristles with bright colors. Shades of pink, turquoise and green, as well as imaginative wild patterns, cute flamingos and countless different graphic flowers. It’s lovely how the melamine tableware is reminiscent of fragrant flower meadows in the summer.

You can find the complete new melamine tableware series by Overbeck & Friends in our online store and you can combine all dishes at your whim.

The pretty dishes all have a similar design and colors that match perfectly in any combination. Choose from gorgeous blossom-shaped plates in two sizes, colorful bowls with or without lids, multicolored drinking cups of numerous big and small spoons. The fun and motley melamine tableware series will bring joy to your kitchen table right away.

Even during the worst winter Overbeck & Friends will bring a little bit of sunshine into your life. Nevertheless, we are all looking forward to real sunshine and we can’t wait for the long summer nights to come to have great Parties outside in the garden, or to have a nice picnic in the countryside. Here the melamine tableware will come in very handy, too, since it is not only a real eye catcher, but also super convenient. Melamine is very lightweight, yet incredibly robust and unbreakable. That’s great news for your kids’ hands that can still be a little clumsy at times. Another advantage of melamine dishes is, you can put them in the dishwasher and they will retain their bright colors. No more annoying doing the dishes, just the plain joy of wonderful tableware.

Visit us at http://www.takatomo.de/de/marken/overbeck-friends and discover awesome tableware, plus all kinds of different Overbeck & Friends items, such as baskets, household and kitchen gadgets, pottery ware and many more.

The Hickups sock monkeys are on the loose!

Wooh-wooh-oooh-aaaah-aaah-aaaah is monkey language and means: Yay, the monkeys are on the loose! Well, more specifically: the sock monkeys by Hickups! We’ve been enjoying these motley sock monkeys and all of their friends for quite some time and we would love it if the little creatures soon found a nice little home in your house as well.

Children love the merry sock monkeys, not only because they are colorful and full of lovely details, but also because they are so nice and soft.

Stuffed Animals are usually a very important companion in a child’s life.

Especially the youngest see in stuffed animals a true friend. They are always there for the children and support them in every situation. So if kids feel uncomfortable or scared, they need a faithful companion by their side. A stuffed animal can take this part because it symbolizes safety an it feels a little bit like home. Thus colorful sock monkeys by Hickups are perfect for the job of a dear friend! They are very affectionate and have a trustworthy look in their eyes. Their long arms and legs are perfect to grab and to hold on to. The sock monkeys by Hickups come in different sizes and designs and they are all available in our online store TakaTomo.de. Enjoy the craziest patterns and styles that will put a smile on your face. Each sock monkey is a true piece of art, cheerful, colorful, with lots of nice details.

Sock monkeys also make the perfect gift! Not only for your own little ones, but also for the kids of your relatives and friends. Children love the cool sock monkeys by Hickups. See by yourself while the kids are unwrapping their gift. They will have the biggest smile on their faces.

However sock monkey are just a small part of the big Hickups family.

Visit our online shop and get to know all jolly Hickups family members, including the colorful sock elephants, piglets, dragons, but also the fun knitted animals cute knitted doll and numerous other cuddly friends.

Our large selection will certainly help you to find a suitable mate for your kids. The first real friend in life is always a good memory and the colorful stuffed animals by Hickups are friends you can count on 100%. The motely little animals are all hand made by a family business that has been existing for over 50 years and that is manufacturing under fair working conditions. Whether made of (new) socks, sewn from colorful cotton fabrics, knitted, any Hickups cuddle toy is a true masterpiece and soon will be your kid’s best friend.

The new Done by Deer collection has arrived

We are very excited that the new Done by Deer collection is finally here! The motto is “Happy Home” and therefore Helene Hjorth and her design team present some new stunning designs and products that actually do create a very happy home. This year’s collection focuses on delicate pastel colors and shades of gray, combining them with cool black dots. Their well-known clear graphical style, as well as the cute savannah animals, that have already made us smile in the last collection, remain the same. Speaking of the cute little animals, we would like to introduce to you Elphee, the cheerful elephant, Raffi the lovable giraffe and all of the other animal friends. The savannah animals are an important element of many Done by Deer products and kids enjoy them because they are so precious and sweet.

Infants will appreciate the elephant, the hippo and the rhino as cozy security blankets. The security blankets are super soft and have a pacifier clip, as well as different tags for the tiny fingers to explore. The tactile sense will be trained by that and your kid’s motor skills will improve.

Who is just in for some cuddle time, will definitely enjoy the cuddle friends Elphee the elephant and Raffi the giraffe. The stuffed animals are made of super soft polyester and will definitely become your child’s favorite cuddle friend pretty soon.

Next to all the different great items that would be great in your kid’s rooms, like the cool pull along giraffe, cute Elphee as a musical toy, and the useful pixi shelves that will provide enough space for small book or knick knacks, Done by Deer have also thought of other everyday situations while designing their new collection. Beautiful „Happy Dots“ tableware especially for kids made from 100% melamine and the cutest extra long bibs will make your kids’ dinner a lot more fun!

Another place, the fantastic products by Done by Deer shouldn’t be missed is definitely your children’s bedroom. The super sweet anti-slip changing pads with animal prints are convenient, safe and look really classy on every changing table.

The cozy nests, the soft bed linen and the sweetest mobiles, will turn every sleeping place into a paradise of dreams.

Come visit us at http://www.takatomo.de/de/marken/done-by-deer and discover the cheerful world of Done by Deer. We are sure, you will find a product that will turn your home in a happy home, too!

Sebra nursing pillow

Dear expectant mothers, listen up, we’ve got some great news for you.

The wonderful nursing pillows by Sebra are new in our product range and TakaTomo.de is thrilled to present the new arrivals to you. So you are pregnant and expecting a child anytime soon? Well congratulations, we are so happy for you, but we also do know, that there’s a very exciting time coming up for you.

Besides the huge anticipation, there will be a lot to organize and to get done before the Baby is born. That also includes initial baby equipment! The baby’s bedroom needs to be arranged, a diaper changing table and a baby crib have to be bought, you will definitely need a high quality stroller, some baby clothes, toys and so on. There’s lots and lots of new things lying ahead of expectant parents and especially the mothers-to-be will have to start dealing with the subject of nursing. Lactation is a very intimate time in which it is not just about the mere ingestion of the child, but also about being in touch with your baby, to convey closeness and security and to build a bond between mother and child.

According to that, the nursing time should preferably always take place in a cozy and relaxed environment in which the mother can turn to her child and the infant can focus on food intake. Especially during the first attempts of nursing it often seems to be quite complicated to find a comfortable position for the infant and the mother and it can also become quite uncomfortable and difficult to keep the child in an appropriate position the whole time. Therefore it’s recommended to purchase a nursing pillow in advance. Those large banana-shaped pillows are super convenient and will help you to find a stable, yet comfortable nursing position. You will be able to support your back by using the nursing pillow and the infant can find a really comfortable spot between you and the pillow. Since the breastfeeding process usually requires some practice, a nursing pillow is definitely the perfect choice, because it compensates for poor posture and can create a type of safe place for the child. Plus it will help you position your child appropriately at your breast.

Since there’s skin contact during nursing, a soft cover of the pillow ist very important. Our nursing pillows by Sebra are made of 100% organic cotton, guaranteeing the ecological cultivation of cotton, which often is a very important aspect for young parents when buying a breastfeeding pillow. Of course, the nursing pillow should be beautiful, too. Luckily we have the nicest nursing pillows by Sebra with the cutest designs in stock. You’ll find the sweetest forest animals, or beautiful farm or city motifs printed on the nursing pillows in the nicest colors. Sebra nursing pillows are definitely a feast for the eyes, all you have to do, is choose the design you like best. The nursing pillow’s measurements are 88x52x20cm and the filling is a soft kind of polyester. Whatever nursing pillow you’ll decide on, it will be a great support while breastfeeding your child.

By the way, nursing pillows can already be of great use during your pregnancy. When the belly is growing bigger, it might get pretty tough to find the right sleeping position, a nursing pillow can be really helpful here by supporting your belly, your back and your legs, giving you the opportunity of a good night’s sleep.

And since a pregnancy can be quite exhausting at times, a restful sleep is very important for mothers-to-be. Another advantage of using a nursing pillow during the pregnancy, is that the pillow will absorb the mother’s body odor, which can have a positive impact on your child during breastfeeding later on.

The parents’ natural body odor is extremely important for the newborn child, it conveys warmth, safety and closeness.

Nursing Pillows, especially our beautiful pillow by Sebra, should definitely be a part of any household expecting a baby. In addition to the wonderful nursing pillows, you can also find lots of other Sebra products in the TakaTomo online store. We’ve been distributing countless cool items of the Danish company for a while now and we’ve never been disappointed. Every time there is a new Sebra collection, we can’t wait to see the new products. All products are suitable for kids and yet very stylish. We just love Sebra and especially the the Sebra product lines “Farm Girl / Boy”, “Village Girl / Boy” and “Forest Girl / Boy”. We’d like to invite you to come see our online store and find out everything about the cutest Sebra products including our beautiful nursing pillows.

Handed By bamboo baskets Bamboolastic

Hooray, there are news from our precious colleagues of Handed By! We are delighted to present you the new collection of bamboo baskets, the product line named “Bamboolastic”. Each set of round bamboo baskets includes 4 baskets, they are all super classy and you can choose from different popular colors such as stone blue, light gray, gray-green and antique pink.

Handed By is a Dutch manufacturer, who is known to design everyday objects, which are environmentally friendly and high quality, and which are produced under ethical and fair circumstances. Handmade items are an very important issue at Handed By. Therefore all baskets of the product line Bamboolastic are hand made from bamboo and decorated with colored plastic strips. Thus, the pretty baskets are a real eyecatcher in each and every living room.

In the Far East bamboo has been used for ages, but in recent years has also become a very popular resource here. Since bamboo grows back rather quickly, it’s environmentally sustainable and it can also be used in many different ways. The lumber is light and flexible, yet very robust and resistant. In other words, bamboo is just perfect to make beautiful bamboo baskets out of it. The fancy baskets are multi-purpose and can be used as fruit basket, knitting basket or to store magazines and newspapers and of course for all sorts of odds and ends. Bamboo baskets are not only very useful, their delicate design also makes them very decorative. The baskets are really nice to look at, that’s for sure.

Handed By aim to make their customers happy with their products and to work on a better world. TakaTomo supports this aim and therefore we offer innumerable other baskets by Handed By next to their fantastic Bamboolastic product line. Our customers appreciate all those great and environmentally friendly products and the brand’s 20th anniversary this year really speaks for itself and for Handed By’s excellent products.

RICE citrus juicer *New*

Oh my, this weather is just icky, isn’t it? Whenever you take a look outside the window, it’s constantly gray and rainy. The weather is so bad, all you want to do is stay in bed, or sit on the couch cuddled up in a warm blanket, drinking a hot cup of tea. You know what, that’s a great idea, we are definitely in on this. But the same kind of tea over and over again might be a little bit boring in the long run. Isn’t there another hot drink that warms us from the inside and tastes delicious? Well yes, there is! The yummy drink we have in mind is very easy to prepare and it tastes sooo good. But in order to prepare this yummy drink, we will need the support of a fine little kitchen helper. We’re talking about our joyful citrus juicer by the brand RICE DK, which is available in three beautiful colors such as aqua, orange, or pink. The size of the cool citrus juicer is 23x12x7 cm and it can be used for all different types of citrus fruit like oranges, lemons, or grapefruit. No matter which citrus fruit you’ll choose, the citrus juicer will help you squeeze out all the juice up to the last drop. And that’s fantastic because we will need plenty of sour juice, since sour juice will provide you with a lot of vitamins that will keep you in a good mood during this long episode of gloomy and rainy weather.

Now what do we need for our delicious, hot “feel-good drink“?

ingredients:

1) freshly squeezed lemon juice out of our awesome citrus juicer

2) a piece of fresh ginger

3) fresh mint (of course you can also use two bags of plain mint tea)

4) honey

The preparation is very simple. Squeeze the lemon by using the citrus juicer by RICE DK and pour the lemon juice in a heat-resistant tea pot. Use a strainer, when pouring the juice into the tea pot, so the lemon seeds don’t fall in there. Then, take the piece of fresh ginger, peel it and cut it into fine slices or into small cubes and place them along with a whole lot of peppermint leaves (or two bags of mint tea) in the jug. When you’re done, pour hot water on top until all ingredients are covered and let the drink steep for a while. Finally, add a little honey to taste. You decide how sweet the drink should be. That’s it, you’re done. Yummm, that tastes delicious and warms really great from the inside.

Of course you can play around with the amounts of the ingredients and you can also modify the recipe according to what you and your loved ones like. Your children do not like ginger? No problem, just leave it out and add something else instead, for example freshly squeezed orange juice. Warm juice mixed with tey is also very delicious and tastes fresh and sweet.

You will see, all variations of our “good mood“ drink are really tasty.

What about in the summer? Well, no problem, let the drink chill for a while and add a few ice cubes – ta-dah, there’s your refreshing summer drink.

Our wonderful citrus juicer by RICE DK is clearly a must-have in every house because it is the perfect kitchen helper when freshly squeezed citrus fruit juice is needed. Whether you’ll use it for our delicious “feel-good“ drink, for a little vitamin drink at breakfast time, or for exotic cocktails, the colorful citrus juicer by RICE DK will help you squeeze it in a second. Great stuff. Have lots of fun with it and cheers!

Krima & Isa iron-on patches

Do it yourself is the motto! Homemade stuff is totally in style! Everywhere you see people sewing, knitting, crocheting and tinkering. Nothing seems to be able to stop this trend. We really enjoy this fact, because it’s a great hobby to design and make beautiful things by yourself, plus, the results are just precious and what’s most important, no matter if children or grown ups, everybody seems to love this kind of work.

But what about those of us who were unfortunately born with two left hands and are just not able to handcraft whatsoever? What about those who would probably rather sew their fingers together instead of creating a pretty piece of clothing!? Are those doomed to live a life without nice clothing? No way! TakaTomo has something really great for you, that will enable you to easily add a sparkle to your kids’ clothes in no time and that will make them absolutely unique. Our devoted TakaTomo friends will probably already know what is going on. Yep, we’re talking about the incredibly cute iron-on patches by Krima & Isa. The creative minds behind the brand Krima & Isa aim to create products which “are fun and at the same time embellish everyday life with bright colors, simplicity and playfulness.“ And that’s exactly what all the iron-on transfers are all about. One patch is cuter than the other, and it will be a tough one to decide, which iron-on patch to choose. The good news is, you don’t have to choose just one patch. The images are all so special and unique, just grab a couple and spice up all of your kids’ favorite clothes. There are various categories in Krima & Isa’s product line that you can choose from, such as cute animal images, for example a cheerful butterfly, a pretty goldfish, or a smart owl, such as cool cars like a fire truck, an excavator or a tractor, such as nice writings, for example, Wunschkind (the German word for a beloved planned child), Schulkind (the German word for ‘little student’), Große Schwester and Großer Bruder (the German words for big sister and big brother) and many other wonderful designs, like the cheerful sun, colorful flowers or a soccer ball. It’s a big assortment, so we are pretty sure, everybody will find the right iron-on transfer for him or her. The iron-on’s by Krima & Isa can be ironed onto many different fabrics pretty quickly and they are washable up to 30° Celsius. Whether you iron them onto self-made or purchased garments, on colorful or monochrome clothes, it doesn’t matter, they will turn all of your clothes into real eye-catchers and real favorites immediately. Check out our TakaTomo online store and watch out for Krima & Isa items. They will make you fall in love with their pretty designs and beautiful writings. It has already happened to us, we fell in love with the Krima & Isa products a while ago and we are still huge fans

Skip Hop raincoat monkey and owl

Rain and nothing but rain. The same old rainy weather day after day. The kids are stuck in the house for ever and are bored to death. But would it even be safe to let the kids play outside, when it’s that uncomfortable out? What if they get totally soaked and catch a cold? Well, in our opinion, it’s just a bit of rain and it shouldn’t be the reason to keep your kids inside all day. Do you know the saying: „there’s no such thing as bad weather, there’s just inappropriate clothing“!? We’d like to agree with this and therefore present you two really nice new items in our online store. Say hi to the extremly cute raincoats “monkey” and “owl” by Skip Hop. Both children’s raincoats are the cutest eye-catchers and put you right into the best mood with their lovely design and nice appearance. Whether you choose the witty monkey, or the smart owl, the great raincoats by Skip Hop are not only pretty, but also functional.

The raincoats have a hooded visor and playful 3D ears to keep your little ones’ heads dry and you’ll also find patch pockets, so your kids can store their key and all their little treasures. Further the raincoats have coordinating snaps, suitable for little fingers, allowing your children to get dressed independently.

The sweet raincoats are made of soft, lightweight polyester and are BPA- and phthalate-free, thus no harmful substances can harm your child’s body.

As a special highlight the adjustable sleeves create the perfect fit for multiple seasons. Great stuff! Choose from three different sizes in our Online-Store.

Skip Hop are known for their colorful and cute designs and they have really done a great job on their stylish raincoats “monkey” and “owl”.

Thanks to the colorful raincoats your kids are well prepared for nasty weather and can keep on discovering the world.

Long walks in the rain can be fun. So get your kid dressed in waterproof clothes and go spend a while outside together, for example, in the forest.

Watch as the raindrops drip off the leaves and see how the structure ground changes when it gets soaked with water. Children find things like that quite exciting and appreciate learning new facts about the rain and about nature.

You could also make a real project out of the gloomy weather, you could explain your child, why rain exists, how a thunderstorm works, why plants and nature love rain and why water in general is so essentiall for all beings.

You might even go and look for a couple of earthworms and watch them doing their job!?

All those adventures like listening to interesting information, learning and playing in the rain, are much more fun with the cheerful and waterproof raincoats by Skip Hop. And when once you’re back from your walk, you could make yourself a cup of delicious hot chocolate, grab a couple of cookies and sit at the window tucked into a comfy blanket watching the raindrops continue to dance around.

RICE.dk magnetic note pad

Probably everybody should be familiar with this problem. You just got back from the grocery store and still have forgotten half of the needed items. That’s really annoying, especially if you are pressed for time and actually don’t have time to go back to store. There’s work assignments to finish, the kids have to be picked up from the day care center or from school, dinner must be cooked and the bathroom needs to be cleaned. Whatever needs to be done, another trip to the supermarket definitely doesn’t fit in. You keep promising yourself to finally start writing a shopping list, but as usual, that’s just a thought that flashes up once in a while. But, never say die, we have something for you that’s going to be of big help, promise! Say hi to the brand new and totally cool shopping list note pads by RICE DK. The useful shopping blocks in a kissing lips design or in flamingo print have 60 sheets and come in the size 10x15cm. The magnetic back of the note pad is probably the most convenient part because it lets you stick it on your refrigerator pretty easily. That’s very useful, because you can just write needed groceries down right away. Just check your shelfs and the fridge and write the missing items on the shopping list. Plus you won’t have to turn your house upside down to find a note pad because the great note pad by RICE DK will be right there in front of you sticking to the fridge.

So when you’ve written down all the groceries you need, the grocery shopping can begin. But wait, you’ll also need a fancy shopping basket or a big shopping bag. Check out our online store and you will find a lot of brand new market bags by Overbeck & Friends, and cool shoppers by Handed By. If you like colors, you will love Overbeck & Friends. Their cheerful market bags are made of colorful plastic mesh and they are the ideal companion for every grocery shopping spree. The market bags have two solid handles, they are quite robust and offer plenty of space for food and other items. Thanks to their happy and colorful appearance, they are also a lot cooler than the plain plastic or fabric bags you usually see at supermarkets. Plus they are better for the environment. All of the Overbeck & Friends bags are guaranteed to be a real eye catcher! But if you are not that into colors and prefer muted colors, don’t worry, Handed By offers chic shoppers made of robust plastic mesh in subdued colors including the really hip colors mauve and pale gray. The Shoppers offer lots of space for all of your groceries.

The shopping list is done, the shopping bag is handy, awesome, have fun grocery shopping!

Handed By Shopper Sale

Handed By shopper come in many bright colors and we have them completely in our range. And since we Handed By bags and Handed By baskets in our shop our warehouse must be cleaned up a little bit. Therefore, we have worked on Sunday yesterday and filled our SALE page with older Handed By products. So if your always wanted to have a Handed By Paris shopper then you should shop it quickly because the reduced price is only for a few remaining items. All our Handed By products can be found here.
Handed By Shopper Sale

Children’s clothing for Cologne

loud and proud, Fred’s connection, Sture & Lisa and Toby Tiger are just only some of the lovely brands for baby and children’s clothes that web have in our range. Unfortunately and due to time constraints we still have it not really managed to integrate everything in our webshop. Therefore we only want to give you this short not about our Cologne children’s store where we also have a small but fine department of baby bodysuits, shirts, dresses, socks and hats from our favorite brands in addition to our online product range. What this looks like on our clothes hanger? Please have a look:
loud and proud clothes at takatomo Cologne
And if you want to see everything live and in colour you will find it here.

Sebra 2014

When we saw the new Sebra new catalogue 2014 for the first time we were totally amazed. The new collection of this little company from Denmark comes in trendy pastel colours and the patterns they use remind me on a cover of a photo album from the 60ies that I bought long time ago on a Cologne flea market for little money. A lot of small people and houses were drawn on it in a similar style as those found on the current Sebra melamine tableware. At home we also have a picture book that is also from the 60’s. Miroslav Sasek is the name of the author and I love his drawings. I do not know what you call this style exactly but he fascinates me in any case. If anyone knows the name please give it to me. It looks like this:
Sebra Melamine Tableware
And how this looks in combination with the new Sebra products in our shop you will see here.

“Add more glitter” with RICE

Actually we have the new RICE add more glitter collection completely stock, although I have not managed to put all new products in our online shop just in time. The usual Christmas aftermath. But now all new items are online. You will find them on a special page in our shop. The new RICE catalogue can be found here. If you should see something in the catalog that you can not find in our shop we would appreciate a quick call or an email. Either we have it in our warehouse or in our Cologne store and simply forgotten to put it online or we can order it for you within a few days. Have fun browsing!

Colourful new RICE tableware

Melamine tableware from RICE was the product with which we started our cooperation with this sympathetic brand from Denmark years ago. And as before, it is still one of our bestsellers. Whether multicolour or monochrome. And the new year now starts again with new RICE melamine tableware. First there are the patterned printed cups and bowls RICE introduced approximately three years ago and continues to expand the collection. We like the new vintage floral patterns and patterns with butterflies and birds really much. You will find our secial site for all by clicking here. We are also happy about the new RICE dishes in Japan style. But an absolute place of honor in our stock: the new RICE children tableware with stars, fly agaric and racing cars.
RICE kids tableware
Why? Because with every sale RICE supports a children’s aid project in Vietnam. Motto: “Every child has the right to play.” That goal: a safe childhood in Vietnam. RICE sponsors an educational program to help children learn how to avoid the explosives which unfortunately still slumber since the Vietnam War very numerous in the soil. The project is supervised by the Danish Refugee Aid. No one can help everyone – but everyone can help someone!

RICE Denmark 2014

RICE Denmark 2014! Yes, you read that right. The year 2013 has not yet begun but yesterday RICE presented the new RICE Denmark 2014 collection to us. And as always (or almost always , we do not to exaggerate) we were extremely pleased with the new articles. Whether melamine tableware, home accessories, colorful raffia baskets for children’s rooms and living areas, pillows or ceramics – everything was very colorful and cheerfully designed. The motto of the new collection: “Add some glitter.” And with that RICE actually succeeded. So we are looking forward to all RICE novelties which will probably be send to us from early December. We are allowed to show at this point (unfortunately) nothing else but some colorful pictures from the RICE showroom on our facebook page. RICE Denmark 2014So let yourself be surprised later! And if you want to be the first to be informed you should simply sign up for our newsletter and we give you a mail notification when everything is in stock. Especially many thanks to Bine from RICE who has shown us everything. And our son Emil also had a lot fun and was allowed to paste eyes, mustache and all sorts of sparkling elements to some RICE melamine cups and pates. Finger food, pumpkin soup and tart also have been very tasteful 🙂

Ecological kids clothes Cologne

loud + proud,loud proud , sture lisa, Toby Tiger and green cotton ( fred ‘s world and fred ‘s connection) are all nice new brands in our store in Cologne . The keyword is what unites them all ” ecological children’s clothing .” Why we chose for them? Because every baby body, t-shirt and bodysuit also look really great next to the fine ecological aspect. Our son Emil, product tester and model at the same time wants to keep the things after the photoshooting in Cologne always. So this cute t-shirt with monkey by Toby Tiger:
ecological kids clothes Cologne

Early ecological children’s clothing was more affected by a not so hip aftertaste. This has changed more and more the last few years. Besides, even more emphasis is placed on fair working and production conditions . Sorry, we note nevertheless increasingly often mere lip service that our customers implement it into practice and are willing to pay for it also reasonable prices . Quality, ecology and fairness throughout the production chain have nunmal easily meet your price does not mean that the things are overpriced. One wonders it myself very often as large retailers offer a down jacket for kids for 8,99 € and then also can not be advertised on prime time for huge sums on marketing costs. This is only possible if others pay for it and that with poverty wages and poor working conditions. We think it is worth trying an overpriced latte to drink less and to act for and buy a little fairer. Staff are at : ecological kids clothes Cologne.

RICE melamine X-Mas Edition

RICE plates and cups there are by now in all colors and with different patterns. We started with the solid color melamine tableware which there was in our shop RICE initially in 12 colors. Over time, some colors were added and some were taken back from the range. Two years ago, the colorful melamine tableware was introduced which is growing in popularity. RICE now has a limited edition Christmas colorful crockery published what we are delighted.
RICE plate and cup X-Mas
There are cups , bowls and plates and then a total of three different floral patterns. Very successful as we are , I hope you see it the same way. To instantly make you a picture of it once this way. Otherwise just can remark that the melamine quality as always is outstanding and free from any contaminants ( BPA and phthalates). Hand strength is self So combine and decorate with biscuits or cookies. Oh yes, right -looking Christmas napkins performed also. And I find it still a quality melamine that my wife and I had thought about to let himself be printed or printed melamine tableware. We went to a melamine producers in the Cologne region and had thereby RICE dish as a sample. He was visibly excited and literally said that he has yet to see a better melamine for normal home use. So much for that. And by printing it yourself Let us then come off quickly because the required numbers to make the whole profitable for us as a small family business to Cologne some were too high or the quality in smaller lower-cost numbers would not have been satisfactory to our notions.

Our warehouse is moving

What are the currently exciting times! Now that we have used our camp here in Master Gerhard Street right on Rathenauplaz in Cologne since about 5 years now , we are simply pushed to our limits. Who would have thought when we moved. Up to that move, I ‘ve sent each packet from my private apartment. Beside the bed is a lot of RICE baskets piled in the living room and the whole melamine tableware. My wife and I have met shortly before the move (and the kiosk of my former shipping service :-)) and I remember how she laughed at the first ” romantic ” meeting in my apartment. Luckily she has not directly taken to their heels. The new TakaTomo camp on beautiful Rathenau place in Cologne on the other hand was pure paradise. Course Overview and finally for all the wonderful things children and furnishings. The work packages and unpack again has been fun. Over the last 5 years then we have expanded and added new brands and products in the assortment. Now it’s time to take the next step , with a mighty large warehouse in the south of Cologne. Moving forward : in 2 weeks. A little bit of jitters we have as we remember how hard and costly the online business has become. On the other hand, we believe in our concept and we hope that in the course of 2014 our first employees have. So far, we really do everything myself because of cost reasons is simply not possible to pay someone Third. The new facilities would also finally allow it, yet the room was way too big for that alone. Our dream would be for example the establishment of a regular RICE showroom and warehouse sale in the beautiful south of Cologne. Until then, however, is still a lot of work and especially the Christmas season ahead of us. When the time comes but we will inform you at this point. Keep your fingers crossed that everything works out!

RICE cups: take 6, pay 5

RICE melamine cupUnfortunately we lack but as a small family always the time to write now after a long time again a blog post. And a note on our current RICE cup action “Let us tidy mugs!”. It applies to our Cologne store. If you drop by there once and fancy gaudy colors have then take it easy 6 cups RICE. Namely, you have to pay only 5 of them. Offer applies to this standard RICE cups and only while stocks last. So come and visit us!

A RICE house basket for life

RICE house basketEspecially at Christmas time again we want to briefly touch on one of our classics: the beautiful house shaped RICE toy boxes. When we were invited to the last collection presentation at Hamburg the nice girls from RICE Denmark had decorated an entire wall with it in their showroom. Individually see the baskets already great, but the motley arrangement had something special for yourself. Our son Emil (the little blond man on the left), however, had first to decide arge difficulties with this huge selection on the housing market for the right home for his toys. Ultimately, he chose then the green zoo basket with the brown folding roof, definitely a good choice. And if you are indecisive, we make it with our assortment certainly not easier. But you see yourself on our special page for alle RICE house baskets.

More from J.I.P

jip lunchbox bag travel mugThe first two products from J.I.P that we got in our shop have been a pink and a blue lunchbox with stars. One for the girls and one for the boys. Now we finally have all the lovely and colourful lunchboxes and travel mugs and kindergarten bags from this young brand. Alll items perfectly fit together as you can see on the left picture. Since one year our son Emil takes his blue lunchbox with the white stars with him to his Kindergarten. On christmas he will get the lion bag and the orange and blue travel mug. Hope he will love it! What items do you like? You can see the whole range by clicking here: www.TakaTomo.de/en/marken/jip

RICE Denmark High Winter 2012

RICE Denmark High Winter 2012Each season has it’s charm and it is just a matter of finding it and enjoying it. And for now we are really happy to welcome you into The RICE High Winter world 2012. It is a world that lets you add a splash of color to your daily routines and brightens up those long dark winter nights. And after having added each single item to our RICE Denmark shop we are glad for having booked our next skiing holidays (in Santa Cristina beginning of next year :-)) Yippie! You will find the actual RICE Catalogue also in our shop. Welcome to this lovely Scandinavian High Winter World! And after a visit at RICE in Hamburg last month we look forward with a glance in our eyes for the upcoming 2013 collection. It will be also great! But for now have a look at: www.TakaTomo.de/RICE

RICE tableware from Portugal

RICE tableware from PortugalOur series of uni-coloured and patterned RICE Tuscany tableware is already some years old. It is one of our best selling product line and TakaTomo.de was mentioned already in some German homeware and lifestyle magazines. Now RICE Denmark has also a new series of ceramic tableware within its new autumn/winter collection 2012. This time it is not made in Tuscany but from sunny Portugal. Its characteristics are bright colours and a clean line. Like everything from RICE it is designed with love and also made by hand. You will find all RICE tableware from Portugal by clicking here: www.TakaTomo.de/de/rice-portugal-keramik-geschirr

“Stay playful!” with RICE

The new RICE Denmark autumn / winter 2012 collection is online. So: “Stay playful!” We also have all other products from RICE Denmark in our shop. And that’s what Charlotte, the founder from RICE, told us about the new RICE collection: “As something new we have divided our big Autumn/Winter collection into 2 smaller ones, ensuring you a flow of newness every 2 months. The name of the new Autumn collection is STAY PLAYFUL”. So: Let’s play! As usual you will find all other RICE products in our RICE shop.

More Graziela products

Graziela Preiser is a pattern and textile designer who is well known in Germany for her 1970s designs. Born in Germany she was educated at the Werkkunstschule Hannover, now called Akademie der bildenden Künste. For the majority of her career she worked as a creative director, graphic designer and illustrator. Alongside her work for several lifestyle magazines she is best known for her print and textile designs of the 1970s. She gained an international audience through exposure in the magazine Brigitte. We love to have Graziela products in our shop: TakaTomo.de/Graziela

Baghera pedal cars

From now on we have the complete collection of Baghara pedals cars in our shop we also want to show you these lovely nostalgic looking ride-on toys:
*Video:baghera tretautos
All Baghera racer, speedster and pedal-cars you will find here: TakaTomo.de/Baghera

byGraziela series by Spiegelburg

Since this week we have some lovely new products in our shop. This time we talk about photo albums, puzzles and little baby books from the byGraziela series by Spiegelburg: TakaTomo.de/Neuheiten. The prints have been beautiful in the Seventies and they still are today. And: our son Emil is sleeping (or should I say “should be sleeping” :-)) in original Graziela bedclothes from the  70ies. And he loves it!

PiP Studio: Happy products for happy people

My wife and me first get in contact with PiP Studio while visiting the nice little town Veere in the Netherlands. Now, one year later, we made our first order from PiP. For the beginning you will find beauty cases und shopping bags from the “Birds in Paradise” collection. It will be worthy to have a look at pour webshop the next weeks because we will try to ghet the whole PiP Studio collection: TakaTomo.de/PiP-Studio.

Baroque and colourful chandeliers

Silly Gifts started in 1980 as a wholesale gift company selling items with a smile. The company started growing quickly and soon became one of the most well-known brands in the gift sector. In July 2008 Present Time took over Silly. There it stayed growing as a strong brand with funny gifts, which makes everybody smile.  The Silly collection consists of funny, hilarious and affordable gift items for young and trendy people. In stores Silly gifts are very easy to recognize, because of the pink packaging and the famous Silly logo. We are very happy to get a collection of colourful chandeliers for our shop: TakaTomo.de/Silly-Gifts.

TakaTomo.de now in the real world

TakaTomo.de is now online since almost 10 years. But since today we also have a shop in the real world. We have it from begin of May but the last two months we have been busy  with decorating. Especially my wife Kerstin. Also Bine and Stephi from RICE Denmark have helped us to build a little RICE Shop in one corner. You will see it in the right corner of the image. And now we will be happy if you like to visit us. You will find our nice little shop here: Jülicher Straße 24a in Cologne.

RICE Denmark autumn/winter 2011

“Fun, funky & fabulous” – that’s the name of the new RICE Denmark collection autumn/winter 2011. It’s a lovely patchwork of colourful articles inspired from places and people all over the world. A mix of colourfil baskets, boxes, melamine tableware, paper and other materials. If products could talk the new RICE articles would have a lot to tell. You will find the new collection in our RICE Denmark shop: TakaTomo.de/RICE.

David Fussenegger: Textile confidence for kids

The beautiful baby blankets  by David Fussenegger carry all the seal “Textiles Vertrauen” (textile confidence) according to Ökotex standard 100. This standard guarantees that all blankets are tested for harmful substances and achieve all standards from the EU legislation. But beside this the predominant cause for the popularity of our David Fussenegger baby blankets are the beautiful motives and the good quality. Take a look: www.TakaTomo.de/David-Fussenegger

TakaTomo wishes merry christmas!

After the last hard days before christmas we are a little bit tired from sending out all the packages. Our chief has let us work very hard to get ready in time. And now all packages have been sent out and we look forward too see our families. We hope that you enjoy to make gifts and receive them. The TakaTomo family (Emil, Kerstin und Marcus Blatt) wishes you merry christmas!

Peace, Kiss and Glamourama – RICE Denmark 2011

RICE Denmark has provided me with the new spring/summer collection 2011. “Peace, Kiss and Glamourama!” They bring you their interpretation of the good old peace, love and understanding. This spring collection is just one happy statement from one end to the other- a mix of rainbows, floral peace signs, love birds and a lot of kissing. RICE had a lot of fun making this collection and I hope this transpires to you. The glamourama twist is what really makes it RICE. When they went to India to work on this collection one day driving through one of the more rough parts of Delhi their designers saw this big sign saying ‘Glamourama Salon for Ladies’ and instantly fell in love with that word – Glamourama! We can all use a bit of glamourama in our everyday lives and it really doesn’t take much to glam up your home, your handbag, your kitchen or yourself if you feel like it. Kiss and Glam up: www.TakaTomo.de/RICE

Groucho Marx?

No, the royal looking lady on the picture isn’t Groucho Marx but Charlotte, the chief from RICE Denmark. Some days before the presentation of the new RICE collection 2011 she seems to feel a little bit crazy. If you also sometimes do so you can buy the disguise set at TakaTomo.de.

Sophie the giraffe

On the 25th of May, the day of the holy Sophie, this little giraffe was born in the French Alpes. At this time only classic animals where produced for children to play with. But Monsieur Rampeau from France who was specialised in the production with natural rubber invented Sophie. And now each child loves this toy girafe and also our son Emil takes his Sophie everywhere with him. TakaTomo.de/Sophie-la-Girafe

Kids love personal mail!

Recently, I discovered a very nice present idea for kids to motivate reading and learning. Children letters are exciting and informative letters, written by renowned authors and imaginatively illustrated. They advance the reading ability and enjoyment of children in elementary school. The comprehensive library contains something for every child-to read to the child, to read together or to read themselves. More information and ordering www.kinderbriefe.de. I have given the Pirates letters to my son and he is thrilled. I am sure that also your child will be excited about its own mail.

Emil Leo is born

Directly with the beginning of this new year 2010 our son Emil Leo was born one week ago. This means: “Mr. TakaTomo” is father now. And very happy.  I never thought that it can be so satisfying to watch your baby while it is sleeping. Soon Emil will scuttle around and will test each of my colourful products. So for the future each product will have the “tested by Emil Leo” seal 🙂

Shipping by DHL

DHLDHL is awarded from the German Institut for Service Quality for being the best German parcel service. For this reason all packages from TakaTomo.de will be delivered only by DHL’s yellow cars. In most cases German customers will get their order within the next day. Our worldwide shipping will supply all other customers also very quick.

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