BuoKids is a personal project of Roberto Celada and Raquel Esteve, members of “rqrstudio”, and children Angela, Carlos and Daniel who are their inspiration and who give the nod to their products.
Their selection of stylish and customizable paper lamps work for any gender, any age and with any type of decor. Each style is available in your choice of six colors and prices begin at $24.
Custom name lamps in several colors are also available:
BuoKids wants to contribute to a world based on values such as respect, cooperation, sustainability and imagination with their work. For this reason all of their products are designed with respect for the environment.
Dimensions: 32 cm (12,6 inch) diameter and 19 cm(4,78 inch) high. Maximum height of 91 cm (35,83 inch).
It comes with the electrical system, so you just have to hang it and put in a bulb (not included). Using energy-saving bulbs or LED bulbs is recommended.
The contemporary so-ro cradle (the name so-ro comes from Norwegian lullabies) was designed by occupational therapist Ane Lillian Tveit and features a forward rocking motion, unlike most of today’s side-to-side rocking cradles.
According to research into the brain’s perception of sensory input, forward movement is the most comfortable and soothing type of motion for a baby. Think of rocking on a swing. The brain perceives this rhythmic forward swinging as a linear, soothing motion.
This multiple-awarded winning cradle has even garnered a celebrity following from famous parents like Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman and NASCAR driver Burney Lamar.
The so-ro cradle is available as a single cradle or a twin cradle with a core of the made of plywood Baltic birch with American walnut or laminated white. The value of the so-ro is increased by virtue of it being easy to assemble, disassemble and store.
The So-Ro Cradle in Walnut or White Laminate: •Made of American walnut real wood veneer on plywood Baltic birch •43 ” long and 25 ” tall and weights 40 lbs •The included mattress is 17 ” wide x 31 ” long and 1 ” thick •Included mattress cover is made of 100% cotton •Shipping and handling included in price ($800 USD)
The So-Ro Twin Cradle in Walnut or White Laminate:
With dividing wall: Without dividing wall: In white laminate:
•Made with American walnut real wood veneer on plywood Baltic birch •The so-ro cradle is 43 ” long and 25 ” tall and weights 40 lbs •The two included mattresses are 15,5 ” wide x 31 ” long and 1 ” thick •Included mattress cover are made of 100% cotton •There is a dividing wall to separate the children when needed •Shipping and handling included in price ($1200 USD)
music in the above video is the traditional Norwegian folktune named “so-ro,” hence the name of the company. The pianist is Bugge Wesseltoft.
Importance of oxygen With three grades of elevation at the head, the so-ro crib helps to maintain a clear, unobstructed environment around the infant’s head. This promotes healthy breathing, and is especially helpful for infants with colds or stuffy noses.
The so-ro crib’s mattress is 1 inch (2.5 cm), the American ASTM standard for infant mattress sizes. This eliminates the indentation on the mattress usually caused by the weight of the infant’s head. It is recommended that the infant sleeps without a pillow.
Safety The so-ro cradle’s design makes it suitable for the bedroom at night and for the living room during the day. As for all cradles, it is suitable for use from birth until the infant is crawling (usually from 0 to 6 months).
The so-ro cradle rocks in a gentle and stable manner, with very little effort. The cradle can be turned over only when one end is lifted up. An adult can stand in the cradle without tipping the cradle over.
The minjjoo children’s door is an interior door with an integrated small door. All three parts of the door – door leaf with built-in small door, doorframe and handle set (one for the small, one for the big door) – are available separately.
The minjjoo children’s door makes the little ones feel big. Via the small door children have access to their own room and their personal world…
This door can even be be painted upon. They have a waterproof white chalkboard-coating that can be drawn on or written on with chalks or water soluble markers which can easily be wiped off again with a wet cloth.
Suited for kids older than one and a half years, it’s available in two sizes, each in versions opening either to the right or to the left.
You can order either only the door leaf or the leaf including frame and handles.
The door can simply be attached to an existing doorframe. You can also order a corresponding doorframe along with the door.
For installation of the door frame additional materials are required, which they do not provide. If in doubt, you should enquire with a professional.
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