Let me take you to my dream bedroom…

Van Staeyen interior architects from Antwerp were given the task to design a kids bedroom in an classical mansion. Her's what they did...

Green Architecture To Fight Poverty

The Mashambas Skyscraper is a project designed to improve the lives of small farmers in Swahili, East Africa. It will host education, training on agricultural techniques, cheap fertilizers, and modern tools. The structure will be made of simple modular elements, easy to…

Muskhane, Handmade in Nepal

The clothing and homeware of Muskhane is inspired by the energy of Nepal, entirely handmade in a palette of rich and vibrant colors. The home collection, in felted wool brings softness and good cheer, where clean lines and high design meet fun and whimsy.  In 100% cashmere extra…

Easter Festival of Flower Torches, São Bras de Alportel, Portugal

Spending Easter break in Portugal left a technicolour imprint on our memories. Sun seeking was the primary purpose of our visit, but it was the Festival of Flower Torches at São Bras de Alportel and it's vibrant injection of Portuguese colour that rejuvenated the soul.

Paper Menagerie

There are so many things to like about Owl Paper Lamps from Portugal. In themselves, these illuminated animals are just terrifically cute in their own right.

Stylish Beanbags Bonanza Chez Nobodinoz

Beanbags are a wonderful invention. Children can't resist taking a dive when they see one. They're perfect for lounging around and their softness will calm down even very stressed adults.   

Totem Lamps by Xadrezasriscas

These lamps are made of pine wood with water based-paints. You can play with the different parts and create your own version, in the colour combination of your choice.

Brikkon Spaceship for All Age Lego Lovers

Lego was my favourite toy for many years while growing up, even if it didn't offer the infinite array of specialised pieces that you find today. We could always improvise by mixing wood blocks or erector-set pieces to create some great hybrid robots, vehicles and landscapes. How…

The Clover House Kindergarten Okazaki: MAD architects

How fun and inviting does 'The Clover House' kindergarten in the small town of Okazaki, Japan look. It’s the first project in Japan by Beijing based studio MAD architects. The former building was becoming too small for the needs of it’s young users so a remodel was required. The…

Best Philosophy Books for Children

"What is fairness? What does it mean to be brave? Can you step in the same river twice? It is not only adults who can discuss philosophical issues". In this long interview with Five Books, Peter Worley, co-founder and CEO of the Philosophy Foundation picks the best books to…

Formidable Family Pimentel (Piupiuchick)

Four years ago, together with her sister Mariana and with her friend Marta, Ines Pimentel created Piupiuchick. She opens the doors of her house to Pirouette.

Paris Launches Le Grand Musée du Parfum

It's the new museum that everyone is talking about in fashion circles : Le Grand Musée du Parfum, located in 73 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, in a historic mansion that was formerly home to Christian Lacroix’s headquarters.