Editor's choice - For the kids

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 January, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 January, 2011, 12:00am

Softy, softly

My First Cashmere Toy Collection by Loro Piana is full of perfect gifts for the budding cashmere enthusiast. It features a vintage car (HK$4,800), a helicopter (HK$4,800) and motor boat (HK$4,800), as well as animals such as the vicuna (HK$4,300) and merino sheep (HK$4,300); a little tribute to the prized animals that supply the brand with its raw materials. Each of the toys are made using craft techniques, and include hand-made details, such as the hooves of the vicuna soft toy and the wheels of the car. Follow the Loro Piana evolution on Page 26.

The perfect formula

Who hasn't dreamt of sitting in a Formula 1 cockpit? Inspired by the original legendary Ferrari Formula 1 cars, the Ferrari F1 go-kart will get the adrenalin pumping in any young racer. The real F1 air tyres, aerodynamic side-skirts, rear wings, nose spoiler and steering wheel - not to forget the stickers with the logos of all the sponsors - make it difficult to distinguish between this and the original. Suitable for children three to eight years old, the Ferrari F1 comes with an adjustable seat and steering wheel. bergtoys.com

Game on

Geoffrey Parker is the king of luxury games for small and big kids, and this Children's Game Cube Compendium - full of games such as snap, happy families, wooden puzzles, solitaire, tic-tac-toe, tiddlywinks, jacks, snakes and ladders, ludo, chess and backgammon - is sure to please both. Lined with leather, it will add a touch of nostalgic fun to a family home. geoffreyparker.com

Got it covered

French artist Alix Soubiran has upped the ante on wallpaper for kids. Her designs for Princes & Crows' Little Prince collection was recently launched online, with a selection of hand-painted creations to bring a child's imagination to life. Soubiran describes herself as a dreamer and storyteller - always looking to create excitement and adventure in her art. With the release of her playful Tree Party (above), Major Tom and Sea Ballet wallpapers, she is sure to be at the top of every designers list when it comes to creating a nursery or playroom. princesandcrows.com