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

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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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My New York crush : HBB Industria Argentina

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When I saw this new brand at Playtime New York, I had an immediate crush. I also enjoyed very much chatting with Jimena Bruguera, founder of the brand, originally from Argentina and currently living in Brooklyn. HBB Industria Argentina perfectly translates the North Argentinian/Andean crafts in a clean and modern way. This is a truly interesting brand and story; globalisation at its best !

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Eduardo Cattus

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Based in Latvia, Inga and Evija (two sisters) recently launched an indie design brand called Eduardo Cattus. Not an obvious thing at first sight, for Inga graduated in economics and  Evija in environment science.  But their childhood was much about fashion and fabrics and their mother, a professional dressmaker with more than

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No Added Sugar Liberty Swimwear Collection

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Sneak peek to No added sugar’s first swimwear collection, in Liberty prints  - Lili Bikini

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Tattuum : Happy Temporary Tattoos

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Spanish wallpaper brand Chipsum is expanding its fun+humoristic+contemporary vision to the world of tattoos, with a brand called Tattuum. The body is the a new canvas for their quirky designs. Five themes and over 90

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Kate Law fait La Loi

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New and exciting : La Loi is a childrenswear collection created by Art Director Kate Law. In October last year La Loi (pronounce it the French way) debuted as an exclusive capsule collection of digitally printed unisex leggings for Liberty. The type of products that you can’t pass by without

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Muscle Man T-Shirt Made By Wolf

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I just received this image of a new T-shirt design from Made By Wolf, featuring an illustration by Dutch artist Nelleke Verhoeff . “At first sight he might look a bit overwhelming with his gigantic muscles and enormous mustache, but don’t worry. Muscle Man is actually a very kind lad. No need for spinach, this shirt turns every young boy into

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Vrooom!

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It is not new, it’s a classic and timeless toy, an object of desire; the Vilac car comes in red (an evidence), yellow and pearl white. A retro-sporty look for little drivers from 1 to

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