Crochet, new way

 

I don’t know very much about Loredana Bonora, but her crochet  and feathers installation at Milano Mobile (Fuori salone, Zona Lambrate), in front of the great Richard Hutten carpet, stayed with me.

Italian Baby Design

 

 

Brava Casa, May 2011. By Alessandro Pasinelli - Photos Adriano Brusaferri.

 

Photo n. 1 : Rosdster Saab, design Ulf Hanses for Playsam – Cushion design Alexander Girard – Bean bag Essent’ial for Jannelli&Volpi, made with Marimekko wallpaper.

Photo n.2 : Bed by A.G. Fronzoni for Cappellini – Mattress Morfeus Young, design Roberto Semprini – On the wall, artwork from Luisa delle Piane Gallery, Milan – Bookcases Piero Lissoni for Porro – Blue armchair Studio d’Architettura Simone Michelli for Adrelina – clothes and shoes Petit Bateau & Zara Kids.

Photo n.3 : Bookshelf design CR&D Pianca per Pianca – Couch Patricia Urquiola fr B&B Italia – Lamp Daphine di Tommaso Cimini for Lumina.

Photo n.4 : Stool Cappellini, design Nendo – Fridge FAB28 by Smeg – Wall lamp Verner Pantone – Table Superstudio for Zanotta – Stool Artek – Alphabet fabric Alexander Girard for Silva.

 

Paper wonders

Baby shoe book 500

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Baby shoe map 500

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Stampdress

Brogue music 500

 

Since graduating in Textiles from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1999, Jennifer Collier has been working as an artist. She undertakes exhibitions and commissions, selling her work through shops, galleries and shows. Want to learn how to work with paper? Jennifer runs art workshops in schools, colleges and galleries. More info on www.jennifercollier.co.uk.

 

 

 

Woof!

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After birds, it’s the dog‘s turn to become recurrent decoration icons. Look around, you will start seeing them pictured everywhere.

Holy Smoke animals are handmade from natural linen and vintage textiles, drawn with hand stitching and raw edges to convey expressions of humor and pathos. No two animals are the same and their sizes are variable from 25cm to 50cm in height.

I’ve seen them in real, and I can say it’s hard to resist their fragile features and their hyper real look! holy-smoke.co.uk


 

Must have toy

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We were offered a set of the Grimm blocks when the children were born, and they are probably the toys that we played the most with. They are still part of the fantasy land of our 5 years old Iris; she finds all sorts of uses for the curved pieces : bridge, boat, bed… This is when I don’t steal the blocks to add a bit of color to our living room. In other words : a must have!

 

“Discover a world of color and creative play with these fantastic nesting and stacking blocks by Grimm’s, made of natural wood in beautiful rainbow colors, in the style of educational Waldorf toys. Blocks to inspire creative play and develop motor skills among budding artists, architects, builders and craftspeople. Made in Germany. At sweetwilliamltd.com


Enlightment

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Job crane

 

Fun! Lamps by the Dutch design duo Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel of Studio Job.

Decor me clever

 

Etoiles en vrac

Etoiles suspendues

Etoile sachet

 

Paper garlands les colocataires – available at boutique ZOU, 7 rue Houdon, Paris 18.

 

 

 

Moulded chairs by Paola Navone

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Moulded chairs by Paola Navone – car interiors’moulding technology combined with iconic woven-vinyl laundry bags pattern

www.eumes.it

 

 

 

Junior Living Wall Desk : crafty

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Junior Living specializes in versatile furniture that adapts to the needs of growing children. Ideal for small rooms where space is at a premium, this wall mounted desk unit requires no floor space and provides a work area for 1 or 2 children. The desk has practical shelving for CD’s, books etc and a central aperture for a 17″ PC screen or laptop. The work area is supported by retractable steel brackets that enable it to be locked upright to hide any clutter. A cable management system allows easy access to a power supply.
Junior Living Wall Desk, £303 –   www.funktionalley.com


Want to test Punch’n’Cuddle?

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An e-store is in preparation for Punch’n’Cuddle (May). Meanwhile, the brand is currently looking for childrens institutions (or other social institutions) that would be interested in testing the product. So, if you are involved in any capacity in a childrens institution (kindergarden, school, social facility, etc.), based in or around London and want to participate, you will get a free sample in return of feedback about what it’s like to have a Punch’n’Cuddle as a playmate. Spread the word!

punchncuddle.com

 

Do you remember that little washing machine "comme maman"?

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I played with these toys when I was a little girl… sewing machine and washing machine “comme maman“, cash register like a real merchant. So much fun!  They are all available at Bianca and family, and I am sure that they are still fun for our children. I still occasionally read some good old “Martine” to my girls and they love it. A real piece of French culture…

 

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You will LOVE Les Petits Bohemes

 

Lit poupee

Lucky boy

 

Lit pois

 

Lit meatl

 

Happy anniversary to Les Petits Bohèmes who celebrated their one year in December. The website and e-store was founded by Mathild, a creative mom in love with beautiful things and furniture/objects from the past. Les Petits Bohemes was a very natural process for her, she did not have to think too long before launching it. Mathild loves unusual and unique pieces, the mix of design and industrial styles, the little self made stories and things created with the heart. Check out the wonderful finds coming from local flea markets and mixed with brands and designer’s objects that she loves (Lucky Boy Sunday, Evangelione, Désaccord). Jack of all trades, Mathild also knits and dyes the pieces that she can’t find anywhere.  Go for a treasure hunt!

http://lespetitsbohemes.bigcartel.com/

 

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