Posted in Design - Home Decor,ProductsFebruary 15, 2011
An e-store is in preparation for Punch’n’Cuddle (May). Meanwhile, the brand is currently looking for childrens institutions (or other social institutions) that would be interested in testing the product. So, if you are involved in any capacity in a childrens institution (kindergarden, school, social facility, etc.), based in or around London and want to participate, you will get a free sample in return of feedback about what it’s like to have a Punch’n’Cuddle as a playmate. Spread the word!
Posted in Culture,Design - Home DecorFebruary 10, 2011
I played with these toys when I was a little girl… sewing machine and washing machine “comme maman“, cash register like a real merchant. So much fun! They are all available at Bianca and family, and I am sure that they are still fun for our children. I still occasionally read some good old “Martine” to my girls and they love it. A real piece of French culture…
Happy anniversary to Les Petits Bohèmes who celebrated their one year in December. The website and e-store was founded by Mathild, a creative mom in love with beautiful things and furniture/objects from the past. Les Petits Bohemes was a very natural process for her, she did not have to think too long before launching it. Mathild loves unusual and unique pieces, the mix of design and industrial styles, the little self made stories and things created with the heart. Check out the wonderful finds coming from local flea markets and mixed with brands and designer’s objects that she loves (Lucky Boy Sunday, Evangelione, Désaccord). Jack of all trades, Mathild also knits and dyes the pieces that she can’t find anywhere. Go for a treasure hunt!
Posted in Culture,Design - Home DecorFebruary 1, 2011
Great news for all the Design lovers : some smart people are cooking up an exclusive project around children’s design, to be displayed during Milano Mobile in April. Exactly what that vibrant, exciting and very international furniture fair was missing.
“Kids room – ZOOM! is a special home exclusively designed for children, staged and curated by unduetrestella founder Paola Noé together with Austrian children’s furniture designer Thomas Maitz. The project provides a snapshot of contemporary design for children and aims at moving this young, emerging creative scene into the center of public attention. An elegant apartment on the third floor of a residential building, located in an exclusive area in the heart of Milan, will open its doors to international design for children as well as to contemporary artists, publishers and food installations“.
The exhibitors, carefully selected, come from all over the world; some well established, some less known. The list includes byBODesign, Collect Furniture, Jaell und Tofta, Kalon Studios, Kidsonroof, Liliane, Momoll, Ninetonine, Nonjetable, Perludi, White Elephant Design Lab.
Posted in Design - Home DecorJanuary 19, 2011
LEKA is a new Swedish company that produces high quality children’s furniture and accessories from the award winning designs of Evy Lindqvist Westerberg and Torbjörn Örgren (1950s and 1970s). The LEKA Trojan Horse is a Swedish design classic and is represented in the permanent collection of the Modern Museum in Stockholm. This versatile wooden ride-on also doubles as a practical storage box with a drop down tail for hiding away your child’s favourite toys and books. Available in Green, Red, White – W:200 L:540 H:350 mm, 5,8 kg. £79. Check www.funktionalley.com
If you visit Maison&Objet, don’t miss Donna Wilson, showing in theNow! section, booth L20. Her new collection includes cotton screen printed cushions, ceramics amongst “a few other bits and bobs”. Parc des expositions Paris, 21-25 January 2011. donnawilson.com
Posted in Design - Home DecorJanuary 17, 2011
Sneak peek on “chez Pirouette” – Design Sponge designspongeonline.com.
Posted in Design - Home DecorDecember 21, 2010
I am glad to feature alp on Pirouette, a design studio led by swiss born interior architect Annick L Petersen. Annick, who has worked in residential, hotel and furniture design for more than 15 years, lives in London with her two children. The alp range is new and fresh; it includes furniture, rugs, lighting, accessories with a contemporary, functional and classic style that really caught my eye. alp-design.co.uk
From 21 to 25 January 2011, Charlene Mullen will exhibit at Maison et Objet. An extensive selection of her textile designs will be on display including those distributed by De La Espada.
Australian artist Emma Corcoran makes children’s portraits in a modern, minimalist style. The portraits are printed onto stretched canvas and make a striking and colorful statement wherever they are hung. Click here for more info.
New to Little Big Shop are the works of Hommu – a Barcelona based decoration company owned by designer Gloria Joven Oliveras. Including matt animal and dino wall stickers in an eco-friendly recyclable vinyl (photos above), and Gloria’s handmade Green Folk – cute Iberian soft toys where 5 % from each sale is donated towards supporting re-forestation, the Hommu Minni collection is a fresh take on design for children from this promising Spanish newcomer. www.littlebigmagazine.com/shop
Posted in Design - Home Decor,ProductsDecember 6, 2010
Reggie is an Eco Rocker - a flat packed cardboard rocking horse for kids aged 3-6. He’s passionate about the environment and loves nothing more than spending his days teaching kids how to rock out! Designed by Shell Thomas- £95.