Commencing Tuesday the 17th and running until the 22nd of April Unduetrestella – Italian based communication and creative studio who organise events around art and children’s design brands are celebrating their 10th anniversary with their own event Now, Now, and Now! Unduetrestella Design Week. The week long event brings together an interesting selection of children’s design brands under the one roof of the Fabbrica del Vapore, a large industrial space usually used for contemporary art and culture close to the city centre.
Or rather batteries not required as The Flying Martha by Haptic lab is a flying toy powered by a single rubber band that flies by flapping, just like a real bird. This imaginative, interactive and captivating toy is the result of years of experimental tried and tested variations. Finally homing in on the perfect composition the Flying Martha was given life through a successful kickstarter campaign with the exciting ornithopter available to purchase mid April.
Creativity, consumer savviness, quality, imaginative and interactive design, longevity and sustainability were some of the wonderful reasons the winners of our Pirouette One to Watch caught our eye. AW18 collections from Pitti Bimbo, Dot to Dot London and Playtime New York. Some great labels for you to look out for…
If you have been waiting… well the good news is Tuchinda’s SS18 ‘Vicky Christina Barcelona’ inspired collection is now available! Bohemian, fresh iceberg green, elements of floral print and embroidery. We think it’s ok to say good bye to Winter and feel free to dream of sunnier skies. Here are some of our favourites from the Tuchinda SS18 collection.
It’s wonderful to see French concept-store Smallable and Japanese department store Isetan join forces to promote the best of Japanese and European children’s fashion. Starting March the 14th and running until April the 4th, 2018 Isetan will welcome a Smallable pop-up shop in its department store, while Smallable will host Isetan and Japanese fashion know-how in both its Parisian boutique and on-line store. I love a foreign exchange trip, so is this sort of collaboration the future for retail? What will we find at each store?
In amongst all the grand glitz and glamour of The Oscars there was a little short film hailing from the UK, drawing your attention to life in a silent world. The film explores a deaf child’s difficulty of understanding and communicating whilst not being able to hear the sounds of the world around her. ‘The Silent Child’ shone bright winning the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film. Written by Rachel Shenton, and directed by Chris Overton.
If you would have told me at that time that she would one day become my assistant at Pirouette (that was in 2013!), it would have seemed a long shot. But if you would have told me that she would become a pop singer one day, I would have totally have bought into that idea. This girl has soul! She had it then, and she has it now.