Maison&Objet : don’t miss…

Chispum

Chispum,, Sweetcase, Anatology, Sirch, Smiling Planet are among the brands not to miss at Maison&Objet. The home trade show will open its doors on September 5 in Paris. Thousands of exhibitors, and 305 children’s brands who will present toys, furniture, textile, home decor…all for children and their bedrooms.

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Paper marvels : Zim & Zou

zim and zou

The wonderful universe of  Zim & Zou is made of paper sculptures, installations, illustrations and more. No computer for this French duo composed by Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann as they prefer to create real objects using paper or other tangible materials.

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Parenting by Default vs Parenting by Design

SwissFamily

We are obsessed with our kids. Society’s move from ancestor worship to descendant worship ‎has made us uninterested in culture, more primitive in our outlook, worse citizens, and ultimately… boring. That seems the Parenting Paradigm as presented by the English media. Readers of Pirouette know that it need not be this way. 

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Sunday Video : keeping contact with earth

Earthing

When we were kids we were going barefoot a lot, at least I was, during the 2 months of summer holidays. A good habit to keep… Take a look at this short animated video to understand what’s behind the concept of earthing. Off the shoes, and for your good health, don’t hesitate to hug trees!

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Cabbages & Kings FW ’14

cabbages & kings

Cabbages & Kings is a premium line of children’s apparel from New York, founded by designer Alexandra Gizela. The brand focuses on high quality and multi-fuctional pieces according with today’s design conscience and environment awareness. 

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Swedish Decor Fabriko

fabriko

Fabriko is a swedish deco brand founded by designer and mum Lisa Eriksson. It focuses on interior design, fun and creative accessories for kids, even thought the designs appeal to everyone, big and small.

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AW14 : 4 new brands join Elias and Grace

Elias & Grace

Four new brands added to the store shelves and web pages of Elias & Grace for there coming Autumn Winter 2014 : Little Remix,  Bobo ChosesNoe and Zoe and Miss Hall.  60 international designer children fashion that include Bonpoint, American Outfitters and Little Marc Jacobs.  

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Sunday Video : animals run the show

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Little ones will laugh out loud with this BBC video featuring talking chipmunks, farting gorillas or dancing birds. I hope you parents will join them and share a fun moment!

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The Paper wonders of Morgan Levine

Morgan Levine

Morgan Levine is a craft and prop stylist that used her background in styling for TV and print, to make the most remarkable paper pop-art scenes and paper works for respected brands and personalities such as Kate Spade, Martha Stewart, Tiffany, Cartier, Real Simple

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Sunday Video : Optical Pop

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Optical Illusion? Most certainly. Photoshop? CGI? This remarkable pop video was made in a single, remarkable take. It gives both “Pop Art” and “Op Art” a whole new spin. Turn up the volume, and enjoy!

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Scribble : a pen that replicates 16 million different colors

Scribble 16 million colors pen

The world’s first pen that can replicate 16 million different colors is called Scribble and it will be out soon! ! Working like a real-life Photoshop “eyedropper” toolScribble, this high-tech pen can scan a color from any object and instantly transform its ink to match it. The ideal present for drawing addicts.

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Copirates : invite to siesta time

copirates-madame

New, by Copirates, the “Divan M A D A M E” is a simple piece of metallic furniture that comes with a mattress, or two, or three or more for who has a Princess and the pea soul. The inspiration is clearly oriental yet contemporary, offering a mix of raw + precious, so dear to the French brand.

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