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.
Collaborations are for many one of the most enjoyable aspects of owning and designing for your own label. This collaboration between The Muzungu Sisters and La Coqueta is a great example of two parties bringing together their own unique skills whilst celebrating their common ground. The results are some beautiful pieces that reflect the craft and passion of both brands:
Life is amazing really, you never know what’s round the corner or where it will take you. For example if I were to go back in time to Australia and ask an 8 year old Scott McInerney what he’d like to be when he’s older, I’m sure the reply would not have been ‘I’m going to design elasticated heeled baby shoes (comfortable and clever) and make lots of them, say 2000 a day in my own factory in Brazil’. It’s fascinating how from a little seed of an idea an international business can grow. We chat with Tip Toey Joey founders Ana & Scott McInerney to find out more about the business, manufacturing in Brazil and of course what makes a good kids shoe.
What if I would do something I´ve never done before? What if I were someone else? Just for one day? ? Questions the Hilda.Henri team seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed playing with when creating their ss17 collection titled ‘Just for one day’ inspired by David Bowie. This is the 7th collection for the Austrian label with denim making it’s first appearance in a subtle nod to the seventies. Noted for their use of traditional cloth Hilda.Henri lighten the collection for SS17 with natural linen and delicate lace. Geometric playful prints punctuate through the collection. Hilda.Henri SS17
Krethaus and Severina Kids present Fox – unlike the rest of his kind he likes to eat acorns and only drinks fresh rainwater collected drop by drop in his water canteen. He’s a carpenter by trade and he resides in the hand drawn woods. His world is off white with black detailing. On a daily bases Fox takes the lovely cable car spanning the length of the woods from North to South. But, Fox knows there’s a bigger world out side of the forest, he’s ready to travel the world on an open ticket (guided by Severina kids) with his suitcase bursting with acorns, stocked he’s ready to go. We like Fox and his attitude to life, let’s find out more.
The Owl and Dog Playbooks are the first Pirouette One to Watch winners in the design category. We were already familiar with their books but it’s always so nice (important) to see a product in the flesh and let it grab your attention. We also took the time to speak with the designers Yeonju Yang and Claudio Ripol to talk about these beautiful books.
The Animals Observatory burst on to the scene last year surrounded with the sort of excitement and buzz reserved for rumours of a Kate Bush comeback. This is of course in large part due to the high regard the industry has for founder and creative director Laia Aguilar. We talk to Laia about her inspiration, life, super powers and the children’s fashion industry in a bid to discover a bit more about this curious mind.