Anticipating the birth of our first child in August, my husband Chris and I have to decided to be surprised by the gender. This is fun because it opens up flexibility for decorating a nursery and we will wait before we gather too many adorable baby clothes. I Golfini Della Nonna stuffed animals, however, are a wonderful addition to the excitement build-up!! I found a complete menagerie at my friend John’s store, John Derian Company. I especially love the Panda although the entire menagerie is adorable and unique!
John told me that he loves the brand because the company is run by two Italian women, Francesca & Mariapia Basilico, living in California and some of the designs are taken from their kid’s drawings, which gives them all a more naive look. Then they are handmade and knitted in Bolivia at a women’s collective.
Text and Illustration by Kate Schelter