Create your own : 3 products kids will love

Monkeys - Albin Warin

Kids love to create and most parents love things that are engaging their children’s imagination. Pirouette picked up three brands with interactive features :  Monkies (draw on your shoes), Giokit (customise your outfit) and Storypanda (create your own digital story). Come and play!

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Cute Graphic Tees for Kids

Made by Wolf

Belgium brand Made by Wolf  just launched Chief Lion, their brand new T-shirt illustrated by David Litchfield, a super-talented upcoming artist from Bedfordshire (UK).  Brother and sister Tuur and Jotte proudly wear Chief Lion.

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A Little Pocket from Melbourne

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Mixing bright and subtle colours with crazy prints, soft jerseys with textured knits is not exactly what you would naturally expect from an Australian brand, but Melbourne based A Little Pocket does it like a real pro. Its is not very surprising to read that Laura Natale, designer of the brand, studied Fashion at Melbourne School of Fashion before launching her label, for which she designs the prints herself. 

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The Preppy Children’s Beachwear of Toobydoo

Toobydoo

Paul Thomas Lips and wife Sonja van der Wel launched Toobydoo (a word play on philosopher’s Plato and Sartre’s famous quote ‘To be, is to do’) in 2009. Clean lines, accent on practicality, preppy style for this brand sold at Saks Fifth Avenue and that was also part of a photo shoot at the White House. 

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Recycled, versatile and timeless : a bag by Kaaita

Kaaita Recycled Bag

I had a crush on  TORBUSCHKA by Kaaita, a collection of bags made from recycled plastic bottles, designed to be timeless, beyond all seasons and fashion trends. The bags are versatile and can be used in the classic way (carried around) or as a home object. Sewn in Slovenia, they come in three-in-one combinations in large and extra large sizes and 4 colours (black, grey black, passionate red and light grey).

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New simple, clean and chic children’s furniture

KRETHAUS-SIESTA WASHABLE PAPER

There’s a new comer in the family of cool and simple children’s furniture : the Argentinian brand called  KRETHAUS. Well established in its hometown Buenos AiresKrethaus is now starting its expansion to other countries, after a successful presence in Milan last month (kidsroomZOOM)

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Y por qué ? Hunger for discovery and exploration

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During their learning age, children keep asking why, why why? Inspired by the children’s hunger for discovery, Spanish brand Yporqué launched a clothing line that aims at stimulating the five senses, through incorporation of fun shapes, sounds, textures, glow-in-the-dark images or games to their products. 

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A wonderful book of DIY arts and crafts

Petits Papiers a Decouper

Petits Papiers a Decouper is a brilliant book that keeps children busy for hours. It is one of the best Do it yourself arts and crafts book on the market, a gold mine of beautifully designed patterns to cut, to fold and to play with. Children can easily follow the clear instructions and make Japanese dolls, finger puppets, decorative animals to hang from the ceiling, masks, houses, planes, etc.

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Pet Lamp by Alvaro Catalán de Ocón

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Designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón knows that pollution generated by plastic bottles is a problem that affects us on a global level. With his project PET Lamp, he is turning an object with a short and specific lifespan into a product enriched by the cosmogony of the local culture of Columbia.

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Monkey on a Donkey

Bundt Pan / Atari - Monkey on a Donkey

Vyta is from Lithuania, Christian is German. The two friends met in Barcelona 10 years ago. Today, in the beautiful Roman village in Central Spain where they moved, they created  Monkey on a Donkey. A brand of creative vintage furniture and décor for children and their parents, that you can understand better with these 3 words :  “Upcycling goes bananas!”.

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Yeti by Punch ‘n’ Cuddle

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Do you remember Punch’n’cuddle ? The big fun creature, a crossover between a beanbag, a cuddly toy & a punch bag ? There is a new comer in the family, called the Yeti. Ecologically friendly (bamboo and cotton), the Yeti is handmade with love and has therapeutical virtues : it invites and rewards physical and expressive interaction, it absorbs negative energy, it keeps you fit and reflects back positive energy.

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Little Name Design, another Playtime NY precious find

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Under the brand Little Name Design, Alexis G. Mcvicker creates interactive objects fuelled with poetry and nostalgia, for the child in all of us. With this first collection, Alexis intents to (take a big breathe before reading!) “interact and  gather and count out sticks and stones or pennies and dimes

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