Formidable Family Thompson (Waddler)

Our family Jan 2015

The Thomson family is about adventure, something reflected in their childrenswear brand Waddler. Philip, Marina and their three sons travelled extensively around South America, before discovering a wild tropical island off the coast of Brazil, which they have now made their home.

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Formidable Family Kohlhoff


Founders of organic childrenswear brand MacaronsJulie Carol and Veit Kohlhoff, live in Stuttgart with their two daughters Cleo and Cecile. Citizens of the world, creative and talented green entrepreneurs, travellers, food lovers, Julie & Veit have a strong work ethic, combined with healthy family values. For this power team duo, the motto in life seems to be “Work Hard, Play Hard…with the kids”!

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Formidable Family Medhurst-Ramswell

No Added Sugar

Deborah Medhurst and Ric Ramswell, owners of childrenswear brand No Added Sugar, live in Hampshire with their sons Gabriel and Lucien.  The family shares a passion for travel, music and good food. Quick peek at their home and cultural surroundings.

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Formidable Family Braden-Campany

Famille Campany Braden

Polly Braden and David Campany live in North London with their daughters Echo (6) and Vita (4) – Polly is a photographer and David is a Photography Expert (author, curator, critic, lecturer). The couple shares a passion for photography and art. They also prize family time, and seek to maintain a good balance between culture and nature.

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Formidable Family Kinzie Riehm


Ken Kinzie and April Riehm of Kinzie+Riehm live in Orlando, Florida with their kids Jake and Ionie and their newborn baby Keira. Ken and April met while at The Southeast Center for Photographic Studies where they first began collaborating on photo projects. They love photographing children for their honesty, spontaneity and boundless energy. April opens the door to a South American family that’s not run of the mill…

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Formidable Family Ryan-Demenge


The loft of Sophie Demenge and Michael Ryan’s has been featured in quite a few magazines. You might remember the swing in the living area, the slide in the kid’s room and the collection of vintage object, including wooden school desks and class maps. Founders of the brand Oeuf,  Sophie and Michael live in Brooklyn with Mae (10) and Marius (8). Happy in their lively neighbourhood, that allows them to walk to work and to walk to school. 

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Formidable Family Adamo – London

Adamo Family

Co-founder of Babyccino KidsCourtney Adamo lives in London with her husband Michael and their three children, Easton (7), Quin (5) and Ivy (3). Courtney was raised on a tulip farm in a tiny town north of Seattle,  USA, she studied in Chicago then lived in LA. In 2003 her husband-to-be (also American, from Las Vegas) convinced her to follow him in London “just for a year”.

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Formidable Family Deane – Los Angeles


They own a cool brand of art-inspired lifestyle products, they  live in a charming house, they have two fun little girls and they are the most radiant, smiling people I have met in the industry. I am very honoured to feature Olivia Haviland and Freddy Deane, founders of Smiling Planet on Pirouette.

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Formidable Family Dönhardt – Barcelona

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Owners of Lila & Tom Agency, Kathleen and Jan live in Barcelona with their children Tom (almost 5) and Lila (7). There is something absolutely quaint about

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Formidable Family Erikkson – Stockholm


Lisa, her husband Pelle and their Wilmer, 3,5 years old live in central Stockholm. Their three bedrooms apartment is located on the second floor of a building from the 60s. Lisa and Pelle are both graphic designers.

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Formidable Violaine – Paris

A tiny photo of Violaine pregnant, Violaine laughing (probably her favourite thing)

Violaine, her husband Benoit and their son Achille live in Paris 18eme (next to Le Sacre Coeur). Violaine Belle-Croix has a passion for magazines, no matter if paper or online, well established or emerging, related to kids or to adults. She contributes to many publications including Doolittle, Papier Mache, Anorak, Grazia, Code d’Acces, Figaro Madame, Glamour. Before going free lance, Violaine spent many years at Milk Magazine, working there as Chief Editor.

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Formidable Family Ings – London


Simon IngsMelina Michael and their two daughters Elive (7) and Lula (4) live in Mayfair (London, UK), in a small but very luminous apartment full of  art, toys and wonders.

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