Kissing animals from Anorak

I have romantic notions about travel in the olden days – trunks, carpet bags and hat boxes all sound glamorous. In actual fact, I’m sure they were highly impractical compared to the modern feather-light suitcase on wheels! It doesn’t stop you acquiring these items and leaving them at home, though.

Anorak, a British store that is home to all sorts of desirables for the home and outdoor living, has released a collection of boxes and trunks that could be put to perfect use in the nursery.

The ‘kissing animals’ designs (bunnies, deer, horses and birds) are available on everything from placemats and nappy bags to garden aprons and blankets but it’s the steamer trunk and tuck boxes that have won me. The sweet prints combined with traditional details (black trim and brass fittings) are terrific for storing blankets, clothing, toys and more.

Tuck Boxes are £125 and the Steamer Trunk is £200. Anorak will ship internationally by arrangement.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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