London was really cold yesterday, so summer is definitely over in some parts of the world! Just to keep you a bit longer in a summery mood, Pirouette takes you around the globe for a sun-filled tour. Third part of the best summer 2013 holiday memories of cool families : Oeuf Clothier in South of France, Naif Magazine in Spain, Zid zid kids in Tangier, Pom d’Api in Les Cevennes, Agence Violette in Andalusia.
A bit of history with Y’a Pas Le Feu Au Lac, the Swiss design company founded by Grégory & Marie BODEL and FX BALLÉRY. Designed by Juan Pablo Cambariere, their Woostache wooden figurines are inspired by Argentinian anarchists from the beginning of the XXth Century.
Did you know that 61% of low income families have no books in their home? With this number in mind, Meredith Alexander started MILK+BOOKIESTM . Through this non-profit organization, she raised over 47,000 books and inspired over 11,000 young “future philanthropists”. An interesting concept which you can become part of.
Beautiful and quirky, Georges is a magazine that stimulates curiosity and revisits the traditional codes of children’s press. Created by author Johanne Nicolas, it is a mine for great graphic design and illustration, ideal for kids who love drawing and painting.
Venice is a great place to visit with children, a bit like Barcelona and New York, two other places that will always leave a great impression on them. This summer is a particularly good time to visit and enjoy a wonderful and quite playful Venice Art Biennale. Here’s a few tips to prepare your trip…
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.
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.
“What The World Eats” photo series shows twenty families around the globe with a week’s worth of groceries. From Mexico to Italy, Australia, Equador or Mali, you learn how much people spend and what they eat. The Al Haggan family of Kuwait City for instance spends 63.63 dinar or $221.45,
A cool Exhibit is in preparation at bobo kids in London. Opening in May, it will feature the work of photographer and filmmaker Richard Unglik.
Milan is always at its best under the sun and when crowds arrive in heavy numbers for the Salone de Mobile. This week end was incredible, with tons of energy, smiling faces, sun beams and creative happenings, including KidsroomZOOM. Reportage…
I am not really a TV person. I rather let my children watch films on DVDs, because they can chose from a great selection and avoid the over stimulation of noisy commercials. My older son recently introduced the whole family to the cartoon Adventure Time and everyone now seems addicted to it, even