The Pirouette One to Watch Awards are about finding and highlighting some of the best emerging talent working in children’s fashion and design. We take our time to search through the many eye catching labels at Pitti Bimbo, Dot to Dot London and Playtime New York. There are many reasons a product, brand or collection captures our imagination and enthusiasm, whether it is with engaging design, responsible and sustainable manufacturing or a unique and original approach.
In our first AW19 Pirouette One To Watch Winner interview we are delighted to introduce you to Katie & Han (sisters and duo) behind the eye catching and imaginative childrens design company Mini Wallers. Mini Wallers create circular dreamlike wall decals. Through these multi-themed portholes Mini Wallers invites a child’s imagination to awake and create! In fact on some of their promo cards children have written their own stories. Clever, fun, engaging and a very good price point. Lets find out more about our winners Mini Wallers…
Boutique Petit pan opened in London (Hampstead) last May and is about to launch colorful sewing workshops for mother and daughter.
Angela van der Meulen moved to Luxembourg six years ago from Seattle, little did she know this change would spark her creativity to a whole new level. With a transitioning family and phase two of parenting facing her she was ready to embark on a long held creative dream, designing wallpaper and textiles.
Van Staeyen interior architects from Antwerp were given the task to design a kids bedroom in an classical mansion. Her’s what they did…
The Mashambas Skyscraper is a project designed to improve the lives of small farmers in Swahili, East Africa. It will host education, training on agricultural techniques, cheap fertilizers, and modern tools. The structure will be made of simple modular elements, easy to assemble, deconstruct and transport.
The clothing and homeware of Muskhane is inspired by the energy of Nepal, entirely handmade in a palette of rich and vibrant colors. The home collection, in felted wool brings softness and good cheer, where clean lines and high design meet fun and whimsy. In 100% cashmere extra fine-knit, the garment collection is incredibly soft and inviting.
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.
Beanbags are a wonderful invention. Children can’t resist taking a dive when they see one. They’re perfect for lounging around and their softness will calm down even very stressed adults.
These lamps are made of pine wood with water based-paints. You can play with the different parts and create your own version, in the colour combination of your choice.
Lego was my favourite toy for many years while growing up, even if it didn’t offer the infinite array of specialised pieces that you find today. We could always improvise by mixing wood blocks or erector-set pieces to create some great hybrid robots, vehicles and landscapes. How cool it is then to
How fun and inviting does ‘The Clover House’ kindergarten in the small town of Okazaki, Japan look. It’s the first project in Japan by Beijing based studio MAD architects. The former building was becoming too small for the needs of it’s young users so a remodel was required. The building was formerly a two story residence looking out on to paddy fields and mountains beyond. The design brief was to create a modern educational institution where the little ones would feel as comfortable as if it were home, allowing them to learn and grow in an enriching environment.