Babesta Beat : unplugged video

Unplugged Video - Babesta

Part of Babesta‘s series of fashion storytelling, this captivating video featuring cool city kids hanging out, playing & living together. Inspired by Patti Smith, it was shot by Katrina Tang with words (a poem) written by Jennifer Cattaui, and  music by Karel Otstavel.

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Home Grown Books : Not your ordinary toddler book

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There is a lot to love about Home grown books, a Brooklyn-based children’s publishing company founded by reading specialist Kyla Ryman. Their philosophy is simple: children deserve material as rich as their imaginations.

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Maravilla : conscious brand & LatAm accents

Paolo and carla of children sweat brand Maravilla

Paolo is Italian, Carla is Mexican. Together they created Maravilla, a responsible and conscious children’s brand based on Mexican ancestral know-how. Made out of organic cotton and natural wool, all clothes are handmade by female artisans in Mexico.

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Counting the days till X-mas with Deuz!

Deuz Avent Calendar

To wait until Xmas, DEUZ created a fun and colorful calendar. In this snowy landscape, children will enjoy scratching and revealing 24 fun images. DEUZ designed this calendar as a long Xmas scenery that families can keep after Year end to play with toys or decorate the room.

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Misha and Puff : Softness alert!

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It must be the weather getting colder or just the cuteness factor of their pictures but I fell head over heels for this adorable thoughtful American knitwear company: Misha and Puff. They just make the most irresistible and unique pieces that I have seen in a long time. 

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Falling Up

Hugh Holland, Locals Only

Casa da Musica is a major cultural landmark in our new home of Porto. It is also an improvised skatepark. Skaters and other tricksters come from all over to carve the splendid ‎undulations in which this hard edged concrete crystal palace sits. That’s one of the things I love about

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Zuzii : Oxford-inspired shoe handmade in LA

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Zuzii, zuzii, zuzii… Music to my ear…. I wished for a long time that they expanded their size range and…. they did! Now infant and adults can wear their super cool handmade shoes. I can stop obsessing about my toddler’s footwear collection : it has become a family affair!

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B & Me : keep mum&baby warm, New York way

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B & Me NYC was founded by Sarah Clark, a mother who lives in New York City with her husband and their three children. Sarah decided to start a new business last spring with the desire to keep her baby warm and comfortable during New York City’s cold and windy days.

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Piùpiùchick store, Porto

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Portuguese label Piùpiùchick just opened a store in Foz, the authentic and chic Porto neighbourhood by the sea. It’s no surprise that the label was created by an architect, an engineer and a designer as the space is very cute and cleverly done.

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Wovenplay & Jess Brown create matching dolls

Wovenplay & Jess Brown

We love collaborations and this one is between two beloved of our brands: Wovenplay and Jess Brown. The idea is that the Lohengrin Dolls made in California by Jess Brown wear the same the same costumes as children who play with them. The costumes are made in New York by Wovenplay.

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News from Deuz : Shake it baby!

Minimaracas by Deuz

To stimulate babies with pleasant sounds ans shapes, Deuz created these bright coloured mini maracas in natural material. Made by artisans using beechwood from local sustainable forests, Minimaracas are a totally safe products for babies as they use colors and varnish with nontoxic certification.

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Aquila magazine, for children 8 to 12

Aquila Magazine

 I am happy to share a family discovery : AQUILA, a monthly educational magazine for children 8 to 12. Aquila keeps children entertained with intelligent reading; every issue is organised around a theme, and contains articles, puzzles, fun activities that will enrich general knowledge. My kids love it and I have much pleasure

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