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Hedgehog’s Year 2016

On January 31, 2017, Posted by , In Yleinen, With Comments Off on Hedgehog’s Year 2016

Hiya everyone! It’s Hedgehog here!   Oh my! Time really flies, it’s 2017 already! I hope you had a super nice Christmas and New Year! I had a good time with Cat and Owl. We took a break from our day-to-day routine and spent time thinking about the past year….

5 Neat Things to do Indoors when It’s Raining

On August 10, 2016, Posted by , In parenting, With Comments Off on 5 Neat Things to do Indoors when It’s Raining

Rain – It can be devastating when kids’ outdoor plans are ruined. Splashing in puddles and playing in the rain can be fun and refreshing, but usually bad weather means staying inside. However, it’s a great opportunity to do things that might be normally forgotten! Here at LeeLuu we made a…

A Simple Guide to Storytelling – How to Make the Night Less Scary

On July 22, 2016, Posted by , In characters,parenting,sleep, With Comments Off on A Simple Guide to Storytelling – How to Make the Night Less Scary

Have you ever wondered, how do the LeeLuu characters emit their light? And what do the three animal friends have in common? I know you’re craving for answers, and by reading this interesting blog text you can sate your curiosity! This time we’re going to take a look at how…

Introducing Henri, our new Junior Social Media and Community Manager

On July 12, 2016, Posted by , In Team,Yleinen, With Comments Off on Introducing Henri, our new Junior Social Media and Community Manager

This week we’d like to introduce you to Henri who will be working with us this summer as a Junior Social Media and Community Manager. We’re very excited to have him on the team!   In Henri’s own words:   Well hello everyone!   My name is Henri, and I’m…

5 tips for when kids are scared to sleep alone

On October 29, 2015, Posted by , In fear of darkness,parenting,sleep, With No Comments

Does your child have trouble sleeping in their own room because they are scared? Then they’re certainly not alone, studies have shown that over 70% of kids are afraid of the dark at some point while growing up. While creating our interactive nightlight LeeLuu we did a lot of research on fear of darkness…

Rooms for imagination – 7 DIY hacks for the coolest kids rooms

On October 13, 2015, Posted by , In Yleinen, With No Comments

At LeeLuu we often browse for inspiration by looking at interesting kids’ room designs. Here are some of our favourites, they are relatively simple ways of making a room appeal to a child’s imagination.       1. Making lego horizontal, brilliant! You could spell out messages as well. (From…

Designer in a startup – 5 things we wish someone had told us

On September 15, 2015, Posted by , In Yleinen, With No Comments

Are you a designer with an idea you really believe in? Do you think it could be the starting point of something bigger? About a year ago our company applied to Startup Sauna accelerator with our product, LeeLuu Nighlights. As a team of primarily designers, industrial and textile designers to be…

Habitare design fair: 3 young designers you should check out.

On September 11, 2015, Posted by , In Yleinen, With No Comments

We visited Habitare 2015 design fair in Helsinki, Finland to get inspired by new design. Here are some of our favourite things from young designers.         Ulappa – pages of an old book turned into a beautiful cabinet by Liinu Kivioja. We love the tactile feeling of…

Designing the LeeLuu characters: how input from families changed everything

The LeeLuu journey started in 2013 when our first prototypes were made. Our nightlights looked very different in the beginning. The first designs were not even characters at all, they were quite “grown-up” and decorative. The original designs were based on input from users who were involved in the early design process. Our…

Meet the team: Hanna and Emmi

On June 12, 2015, Posted by , In Team,Yleinen, With No Comments

Welcome to the LeeLuu blog! We wanted to start by introducing ourselves, you’ve met Lisa and Heini and now it’s Emmi and Hanna’s turn.     EMMI Emmi is our specialist in interactive textiles. She is a self-proclaimed “Interactive Textile geek” with a passion for pushing the boundaries of what textile can be.  …