Musical Ukulele Featured in our beloved Babyccino Music Maestro Top 10

ukule

ukule

I’ve recently given birth to a little boy of my own too 🙂 and we have the denim navy blue ukulele playing ‘Hey Jude’ to him and he loves the sound of it! You can see him smiling and kicking around, I guess it’s just one of those lovely tunes that babies naturally enjoy! At just over 3 months, he will turn his head and look for it when it’s playing the tune.  🙂

Normally the range retails at $85.00 but they are currently on special offer at $75.00 until Monday 15th September and the stock is very limited indeed!  They are an ideal gift for newborns or for children who loves music. You can see the range available at ePloof! here

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Musical Ukulele Featured and Loved by ‘Young Families’ Magazine editorial :)

Young Families Mag - musical learning

Young Families Mag – musical learning

How time flies, we are now in April! For me, preparing for motherhood is increasingly on my mind and occupying my time hence the lack of time to give updates and blogs to ePloof!

Many people think we only stocks wooden toys…… but did you know we also stock a number of selected, exclusive soft toys, room décor and prints?

One item we simply love is the musical Ukulele by a French brand, Olivelse. We’re pleased to share that it was also recently selected and featured in the ‘April Learning’ Edition of ‘Young Families’ Magazine in Singapore. The particular print selected is a limited edition of a Map of Berlin by illustrator Marie Jacobi.

Each musical ukulele is made with wonderful textiles by the husband and wife team Else and Olivier and there’s a number of patterns,  tunes to choose from. We stock mainly the Beatles ‘Hey Jude’ melody, the range is retailed at $85.00 – an ideal gift for newborns or for children who loves music. You can see the range available at ePloof! here   What do you think of them? Pssss…… We know of a number of parents who keep them for themselves too 🙂 haha!   As per the motto of Olivelse, each piece is unique and created in small series, we have only a limited number available at ePloof so grab yours soon!!

Ciao for now!

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Spotted, ePloof! at Kizuki Less Is More (Raffles Hotel, 4th flr)

Just a quick note to tell you that we’ve spotted ePloof product on display at ‘Kizuki’s Less is More’ hair salon at Raffles Hotel. It’s our favourite hair salon!  We love chatting to Eng Chong who knows all the happening things in SG and we always .. … of course share foodie tips and favourites.  The person who looks after my hair is Oba-san. He’s the one with the biggest doe eyes you can image. Ever friendly and spot on with what I want. If you are in doubt which hair stylist to go for, I would recommend you try Oba-san.

At the Kizuki salon,  you can see Mastro Geppetto Animal ‘NOE’ set as well as the Uncle Goose Classic Alphabet.

Please feel free to touch and feel with your kid’s too if you are waiting for your turn at the hair dressers 🙂

ePloof! at KIZUKI

ePloof! at KIZUKI
Kizuki Salon Raffles Hotel

Kizuki Salon Raffles Hotel

Drop us a note if you’ve spotted them and tell us what does the letters spell? I wonder where else you can spot our products on display in and around Singapore?…… mmmm…… Watch this space!

Ciao,
ePloofie, Elizabeth

Fridays = Busy Busy Busy

Today’s been a busy day! To kick start the Friday, a good friend helped me pack 200 pieces of wooden products ready for a marketing campaign with a beauty company that will be launching a ‘Mummy Box’ in October J Sorry but we’re not supposed to disclose the name of the company until AFTER the event… so… for now, I must keep ‘mum’.

What’s a ‘Mummy Box’ you must be wondering….No… it’s nothing to do with Egyptians… so fear not. It’s about offering a number of different skincare and beauty products that would fit the profile of a young mother. So in this box, we decided to also add a little something different – by adding our best sellers as a treat for mums as a keep sake and to let their children have a play – Made in the USA Uncle Goose Classic Alphabet Blocks and Made in Japan, Mastro Geppetto, Cedar Wooden Noah’s Ark figures. Each piece serves as proof of excellent craftsmanship, unique product feature to help promote what ePloof’s all about.  Wonder which 200 lucky women out there will be receiving them soon ? J Very exciting indeed. Have a look at the little bundles of goodness 🙂
ePloof's Mummybox goodies

After preparing the small gifts, I had a quick visit of The Fairs and Bazaars in the Hilton to check out the customer scene, layout and potential fit for ePloof! as I’m deciding whether it’s something that would be good for ePloof in the near future.  I only had 10 mins to have a look around and get a good feeling on the ground of the customer segment, products, price and general atmosphere.  From my 10 mins, the impression I had was that it was more handicraft and very mixed, clothes besides wine shop and home décor store too. There was a few kid’s related stores there but nothing that really stood out and caught my eye. I went around 3.30pm so there wasn’t a lot of people at the time, perhaps around 10 customers walking on the floor amidst the stall owners and assistants.  I’d been keen to hear feedback from anyone who’s actually traded at one of these fairs or visited…. What do you reckon? Worth us going? Plus, we’re excited that the ladies behind ‘Babyccino’  gave us the thumbs up just this afternoon :).
Babyccino’  is  a beautiful online portal of curated kid’s stores. Have you ever come across it?  It was started by 3 ladies from different countries,  whom all met whilst living in London. They soon became friends, got talking and decided to do something cool. Sounds familiar huh? 🙂 See for yourself, isn’t it just a great trusted resource for parents? Ideas are refreshing, they’ve got excellent taste, photography is inspiring and they have their fingers on the pulse in the world of the little ones. Oh yes, these ladies KNOW the kids and family market.

babyccino

babyccino

In fact, in many ways, Babyccino inspired me visually as well as conceptually when our little group of TTT’s were brainstorming what we wanted to create and launch here in Singapore….  Well… keep watching this space for some updates on that soon! On the Japan side, today we posted our first batch of orders for customers in Singapore who wanted to send the item as part of a gift basket to friends in Japan…… OK… so logistically that was a little tricky because we didn’t anticipate this demand.  Still, our wonderful JP team, Mr S & Reiko sorted this out and all went smoothly! *Gold service awards* Ohh…… I almost forgot, in between the visit to the Hilton Hotel and playing ‘photographer’ to my friends at the East Coast, I was pleased to find out that one of our good friends gave birth to a healthy little boy! Can’t wait to meet him soon. So… don’t you agree? Fridays ARE just BUSY BUSY BUSY! OK – off to Zzz now.

Have a great weekend all.

ePloofie, Elizabeth

Hello &こんにちは to Notes From ePloof!

Hello World indeed!

You may be wondering what on Earth is ePloof!?  We are a curated online kid’s store HQ in Singapore. Aimed to bring the best of what we’ve discovered, loved and selected from Japan, France, USA, UK to you right here in Singapore and Asia.  We ship anywhere 🙂

Today, we held our launch party with our closest supporters and friends. It was nicely timed with the September Issue of Parti Magazine 🙂

ePloof on front cover of Parti September issue 2012

Since we are a British/Japanese partnership – it was a very nice icing on the cake. That’s until we saw THE cake.  Oh yes, our good friend and member of the TTT club, patissier brains behind ‘Le Petit Patissier’ designed and baked an amazing lychee sponge cake complete with our little ePloof! truck… on a train track….  She has once again, outdone herself!

Our little blog is as much about sharing the journey of discovery into what makes a quality kid’s product as it about curating great kid’s products. Along the way, we meet artisans and concepts that we fall in love with and what our kids enjoy. After all, we just want our store to be jam packed full of quality kid’s products.

To give you an idea of our unique value in Singapore and Malaysia. We are the only store selling:

  • USA – Uncle Goose – full range of Classic, Pull Wagon, French, Dutch, Chinese, Norwegian, Lowercase sets in Singapore. Yep – it’s exclusive 🙂
  • Japanese wooden toy designer and manufacturers  Mastro Geppetto. & Atelier Mokku and more to come.
  • France – Olivelse and her beautifully hand crafted musical ukuleles – exceptional quality in small quantities is their motto and we can’t agree more.
  • France – Petit Jour Paris – The Arty Frog.

ePloof! launch on 1st Sept 2012

And we are adding more …. Please keep your eyes peeled for what we are about to embark on!!!
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!
From all of us here at ePloof!

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