Total crush on 'pero'

I had a total crush on ‘péro’, a label showing exclusively at White for Kids in Milan, and created by Aneeth Arora, a textile graduate from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad + fashion graduate from National Institute of Fashion Technology. Aneeth creates wonderful…

Texture at Shanghai Expo 2010

  Lots of organic shapes and ultra textured surfaces at Expo 2010 in Shanghai. The most incredible example is the striking UK pavilion with its sea urchin aspect (made with 60,000 slender transparent rods). "Is it for real, mom?"...      

When Design & Function meet Education

  "Flapjack" is a furniture collection designed for children by Sebastian Bergne and edited by French company The Collection. The pieces of furniture are eco-friendly (water based varnish) and they have been concieved to be children's scale :  not too high, easy to move.They…

Keep an eye on Sharon and I

  Sharon Tulloch is an illustrator and a graphic artist. If you have visited the e-store socute.biz, you will have for sure noticed her cocktail of hand-drawn and computer-generated illustrations. Sharon was born in London, spent time in New York and currently lives in…

Beautiful, good and respectful

Do you know Smiling Planet?  Behind beautiful designs and peaceful messages, this remarkable company delivers plates and bowls with no BPA, no phthalates, no lead, no toxic inks. It's not all : made from 100% recycled, 100% recyclable, the plates and bowls are stackable, top…

That little piano tune…

I met Zoe de las Cases at Maison et Objet in January and I really had a crush on her, on her booth, on her creations. She was really standing out, with her fresh and very focused collection of little decor objects. So nostalgic and so modern at the same time. Her video is a…

Look up!

With the Sky Planter, Boskke really transforms the way people enjoy plants in their living environments. This company from New Zealand was no longer satisfied with having plants relegated to the remote corners of a room, so they elevated them into stunning interior features.…

Kids furniture wanted…

Milan Furniture Fair was packed with colors, great material innovations and playful shapes. Children were quite largerly featured in catalogs and other selling tools, but I have to say that there were rather few products directly related to children. Nothing like the last…

Dog Light

Sampson is a Dog Light by James Plumb , made by hand from reclaimed wood and old pub sign lights for a head.  Presented in Milan, Sampson is a limited edition of 25 pieces.  Be aware and let the children know: it looks like a toy but it is not a…