MAD – The museum that’s crazy about objects. Part 1

Today I would like you to discover the new course of design collections of MAD, Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The Museum which is close to my heart, where I return to very often. You can always discover something new and find many sources of inspiration. This is the only…

SCREEN CAPTURE – Metamorphosis ‘Child to Fashionista’ by Chris Gambrell

Live art piece by fashion illustrator Chris Gambrell Playtime Paris #26 Sat, 29 June – Mon, 1 July 2019. Parc Floral de Paris DAY 1 - Time-lapse video DAY 2 - Time-lapse video For this edition of the Screen Capture…

Photo London at Somerset House.

Photo London – highlights - Tom Blachford, Richard Mosse and friends. A whistle stop lunchtime tour of Photo London at Somerset House revealed that Simplicity, Emptiness (see loneliness and sadness for more details), Americana and Forestry remain unshaken as the most consistent…

A look at Milan Design Week 2019

When Katie invited me to contribute to Pirouette and explained that my first assignment would be to go to Milan Design Week I jumped at the chance. As an interior designer based in Paris the opportunity to explore the goings-on in Milan and share my feelings about it with you…

The Face magazine returns after 15 years

The Face - Iconic youth magazine that defined culture and style for those growing up in the eighties returns after 15 years. The Face magazine today launched an online version of their famed magazine, with a print version due to come out later this year in September. Once the…

Notre Dame fire: LVMH and Kering pledge 300 million euros

Following the blaze that tore through Notre Dame Cathedral on April 15 at 6:50pm, private donors have pledged hundreds of millions of euros to help with the future restoration project of this world treasure. Along with private donors the LVMH Group, a world leader in luxury, and…

Dou wooden toys & products

Dou’s story begins with a question…

Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the future

Paintings for the future GUGGENHEIM, New York. Oct 12th 2018- April 23 2019 Ground breaking Swedish abstract artist Hilma af Klint was convinced in the early 1900's that the world was not ready to understand her work, so she stipulated that her work should not be shown for…

Sunday Best by Julia Bostock

On a bitter cold overcast Sunday morning in November the boys started to arrive for the shoot one after the other. All local boys cast from the rural coastal area of the Scottish Borders. Casting had not been the easiest of tasks, with the call met by a high amount of suspicion.…

Conscious and Entrepreneurial School in New York

Unleashing the creative potential of all generations through design is the purpose of the school WeGrow, created  by BIG DK.

Travel Journal: Efvva attend Playtime Tokyo for the first time

Polish label Efvva recently travelled to Japan to take part in Playtime Tokyo for the first time. The purpose of the trip was business but obviously the culture and style was not to be missed. The Japanese economy is enjoying a steady and long period of growth, however this…

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Children’s point of view.

Whilst Katie was away at Playtime New York, Lulu and Hattie spent a week (with their Dad) at the world famous Edinburgh fringe, or The Fringe as it's known. With well over 3000 shows taking place about the city Edinburgh claims to host "the single biggest celebration of arts and…