Miffy XL lamp from Mr Maria, Dutch design studio! Cute Nijntje bunny light, Scottish Fold cat.

miffy toys, scottish fold cat and bunnies

Miffy (or Nijntje) is one of my favorite characters, and my earless cat appears to agree.

The cute bunny comes from the Netherlands — not Japan, as many mistakenly believe — and was first introduced in Dick Bruna’s 1955 book.

miffy rabbit plush animal, dick bruna

Miffy is more selective about design partnerships than Hello Kitty, so her products tend to be of higher quality, like this tissue-dispensing toy from Hong Kong.

curious cat, cats love boxes

Last week, a big box arrived from Amsterdam. Basil Farrow investigates: are those rabbit ears inside?

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Indeed. Design studio Mr Maria sent us this incredible lamp, shaped like a seated Miffy!

Nijntje lighting, mr maria lamps

I’m an interior design fanatic, and this playful company makes some of the most creative and beautiful lights I’ve seen.

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The photos speak for themselves. Miffy XL appeals to kids (and cats!), and brightens up any modern home.

Anana lamp, miffy elephant, bear

Mr Maria lights up other whimsical creatures: Anana the elephant, Nanuk the bear, Kokeshi the Japanese child.

miffy dream lamp, cloud

There’s also a Miffy cloud lamp that descends from the ceiling, and a Snuffy dog for children to ride.

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The indie duo’s motto – “We don’t make products, we create stars” – especially rings true at night.

modern lighting design, hip lamp

Miffy XL has several brightness settings. The lamp uses LED white light, which consumes almost no energy and lasts basically forever.

coolest lamp, miffy xl

Since LEDs don’t radiate heat, these lamps are child (and pet) safe. Basil Farrow loves the calming, diffuse light.

led lighting, mod home lights

My architect father gives the construction two thumbs up. “Simplicity in design, no need for assembly or replacement parts, just plug and play.”

mr maria, home decoration kids room

Thank you Mr Maria — your designs are pure magic! The Dutch design studio often does giveaways, so keep note of their website and Facebook.

スコティッシュフォールドオス, scottish fold male

Even with all these rabbits around, Basil Farrow remains the Pharaoh.

fat faced cat, folded eared cats

For more of my fat-faced cat, visit his Facebook and see our daily photos on Twitter and Instagram.

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Are you a fan of Miffy the Bunny? Isn’t this the greatest lamp in the universe?



  1. Princess
    Posted July 6, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Permalink


  2. Demitra
    Posted July 6, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    oh Basil,i love you!!

  3. Greta
    Posted July 6, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    my lovely baby friend you wishes for you

  4. BB
    Posted July 6, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    those cute paws!

  5. DarkFire
    Posted July 7, 2013 at 5:17 am | Permalink

    what’s up la carmina? ^_^

  6. Art Vixen
    Posted July 7, 2013 at 5:17 am | Permalink

    Cute lamps! I also liked the Kokeshi lamp. Nice that they don’t get hot with the LEDs.

  7. Isabelle
    Posted July 7, 2013 at 5:18 am | Permalink

    Ok now I must get the Miffy lamp for my new home. thank you for showing us Mr Maria!

  8. MelissaR
    Posted July 7, 2013 at 5:45 am | Permalink

    This is the CUTEST photo shoot ever! Basil & Miffy are TOO CUTE! Especially the pic with Basil’s pink tongue! I need a Miffy lamp now!

  9. LAURA
    Posted July 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    What a sweet little guy! ^^ the bunny too!

  10. Leyla Virani
    Posted July 7, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    hahah! basil does not look amused! hehe!

  11. Krystle
    Posted July 7, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Permalink


  12. Willie
    Posted July 7, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    ” I’m just trying to fit in, mom…like make friends???”

  13. Cheryl
    Posted July 7, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    Very very handsome

  14. Kathy
    Posted July 7, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    Love Basil!

  15. Lotthia
    Posted July 8, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Permalink


  16. Niko
    Posted July 8, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    I’m copying this lamp idea, as well as your hair XD

  17. gala
    Posted July 8, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    super cute!

  18. Silvia Je
    Posted July 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    This Miffy lamp is so cute and the photos of Basil too!! ;)

  19. Maggie
    Posted July 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    For the love of, Miffy is too cute with Basil Farrow. I’ll have to show my (interior designer) Mom the lamp, it’s awesome.


    • lacarmina
      Posted July 10, 2013 at 12:24 am | Permalink

      Aww I hope she likes it! Please let me know what she thinks!

      • Maggie
        Posted July 17, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

        Mom says:
        “Cute. “To know Miffy is to love Miffy”. We need to know more about Miffy!”

  20. Mindy
    Posted July 9, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    I need that lamp!!!

  21. Mindy
    Posted July 9, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    and a cat like that cutie!

  22. Jon
    Posted July 9, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    I like the Miffy lamp….to cute….. :)

  23. Karina
    Posted July 9, 2013 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    luv u Basil!

  24. Cool Kids Company
    Posted July 9, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    All Mr Maria lamps will soon be in stock and available in the U.S. through Cool Kids Company

  25. Kizi 10
    Posted July 12, 2013 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    It was cute.

  26. yepi
    Posted July 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    wow! this idea very great. i really very like

  27. yepi 10
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 2:53 am | Permalink

    wow! look them really cute and lovely. The cute bunny comes from the Netherlands

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