Aino Korhonen is a Finnish designer (and mom of two young boys) who lives in Helsinki. She has MA in fashion design from Aalto University of Art and Design with a specialization in knitwear. Her beautiful collection Nieva is minimalist, with an eye toward detail and hand feel.
Based in Lisbon, carlota barnabe creates a simple, fresh and colourful collection of very soft cotton muslin. The products are all manufactured in Portugal, respecting ethical and organic norms.
Pirouette readers are parents with a sense of adventure. As we’ve often read in these pages, that can mean literal adventure, with families taking time out to hit the road and discover new lands. This blog preaches to the converted when it comes to upending routine to deepen family or cultural ties.
Last summer we stumbled upon an unlikely relic, the Tado Ivanausko Zoologijos museum in Kaunas Lithuania. Here is a splendidly preserved time capsule of a natural history museum. It seemed like the entire animal kingdom in taxidermy, hidden away in a cabinet of curiosities that felt like it had not been opened since the Iron Curtain fell. We were practically the only people in the place. It was thrilling.