In a recent post “Design Your Own“, we featured funky shoes, a clothing line and an app that are engaging children’s imagination. Today with Leal and dekdek, we are adding a light box and  a rug to the list of products that you can customise. Ideal to bring children’s bedrooms that irresistible personal touch.

Leal creates light boxes that that work as a lamps, and as a fun way to light our soul, make us laugh, remember something through a message. A great way to decorate children’s rooms with their names or with sweet words.

Made in Portugal in local oak wood, the boxes are equipped with LED lights, and available with a normal plug or with a battery allowing 15 hours of autonomy. You can chose your own text, font and letters colour  (from among 20 shades), to have the Leal box of your dreams. €99 (normal plug) – €119 (battery charger). Email your order to

Leal Light Boxes Alba

Leal Light Boxes Julius


Dekdek is a German firm that creates “Play Furniture”. Their rug collection, made of 100% new zealand wool, allows custom made styles : your choice of colour combination and pattern, either from a theme or  for instance with a number or a name. Size is 43 x 71 inches to fit in every room. Free delivery to most countries. Try it and design your own bespoke rug here.

dekdek rugs

dekdek rugs

dekdek rugs

A bit more about Leal :

Leal was launched at the beginning of 2013. The company is based in Porto, Portugal, and is co-owned by Helena Leal and Florence Rolando (myself!). Leal Light Boxes are currently available at Comptoir 102,  102, Beach Rd. Jumeira1, Dubai (United Arab Emirates). From September they will be available online at Molly-Meg and Dandy Star.