For children, by children

I am very excited to feature Smories.com on Pirouette. It is a wonderful free website where children can watch short films of new stories being narrated by other children. Smories has been dubbed the "perfect bridge between the traditional book and the future of…

Creature : the puzzle!

Andrew Zuckerman"s  Creature was such a hit, no wonder someone had a the great idea to go beyond the book. This 4 floor puzzle box is just a perfect gift. Two double sided puzzles of 61 x 61 cm (24 x 24 inches), great to play and to decorate a kid's room. Check YoyaMart…

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…

In situ

Back in January, after visiting the show Maison & Objet in Paris, I featured the embroidered animals by Frederique Morrel on Pirouette. Beautifully made out of vintage materials,  crossover between handmade tapestry and taxidermy, the animal had…

Easter bunny

    Julie Klear Essakalli, designer of Zid zid Kids, is also an illustrator. I featured the book The Butter Man on Bubble news and trends last year, after the book she illustrated  won the Children's Africana Book Award. I just discovered that Julie has an…

Shoebox art auction and exhibition

In support of Kids Company’s work with vulnerable children and with the help of the Bryan Adams Foundation, forty leading contemporary artist have created a room from their childhood inside a shoebox. The forty pieces  will be sold through a…

Tower of owls

Lisa Grue's solo show "Owls have more fun" opened last Thursday at Gallery Hanahou in New York. The gallery transformed into a graphic woodland of oversize proportion with an owl tower over visitors on the wall and spread out on a large rug. A must see if…

Sit Down : Seating for Kids

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Design bible

This is such a beautiful book by author Carole Daprey Carole has a passion for children’s vintage furniture and the history behind it. She uses her blog as a filing cabinet for her inspirational finds and ideas: “A drawer for this, a drawer serving as a place to store every…