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The "smarty quotes" from Kicokids are back, hurry up!

November 9, 2010

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Kicokids, the brand that never lacks innovative ideas, is doing its “smarty quotes” programme again for the FW11 collection.
Send a sweet, cute, fun quote from your child and if it’s selected, it gets illustrated by Japanese artist Ritsuko Hirai and
printed on a tee-shirt.
Smart idea, isn’t it? To participate, submit your quote to before November 15th.
Photos : Ritsuko Hirai’s illustrated tees, Kicokid S/S 2010 collection. –
Below, a quote from little Iris, Kicokid S/S 2010 collection

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Donna Wilson’s X-mas Q&A

November 8, 2010



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Lots of new products at Donna Wilson, a good occasion to ask one of Pirouette’s favorite designer to tell us more about her X-mas plans.


Where will you spend X-mas this year? At home in Scotland with my family, my sister had just had a baby, so I’m an aunt for the first time. I still call Scotland ‘home’ even though I’ve lived in London for 11 years!
What is your most wonderful memory of X-mas as a child? Decorating my Grandma’s Christmas tree with old fashioned coloured lights, and very old decorations, and eating the occasional chocolate decoration while doing it!
What have you ordered to Santa?I would like some nice moisturisers and hair products from Kiehls please.
The item from your collection that you would recommend particularly for a child’s X-mas gift? For a creative child I would recommend our make your own monster kit (picture below). It encourages kids to use their imagination in creating a unique monster instead of following the rules!





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Wooden toys, X-mas tips!

November 5, 2010




Looking for great X-mas toys?

Plantoys has wonderful wooden options. This shopping cart can be adjusted to the child’s height. Children can pretend to be at the supermarket, and they can also have some support while walking. Dim 39 x 44 x 49 cm. 3 years + . Price 60 – 70€

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Rodeo horse toy, very comfortable, simple and secure. Great to help the children experiencing balance. Dim 36,5 x 65,5 x 52 cm. 2 years +. Price 100 – 130€

Available at Le Bon Marché Paris, For wholesale inquiries

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Imperfect is beautiful

November 3, 2010






Mother of three children, Alessandra Ianniello is an interior photographer, apart of the studiopep family. Her stories have been published in Elle Decoration worldwide, Case da abitare, Marie Claire Maison and many others. The images above are from the house of Emanuela Ravelli and Verter Turroni, an incredible artists couple. Have a look at their website


Thanks to Petra Barkhof – studiopep



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Bedding, garlands and mobiles : a winning trio

November 2, 2010


If you have visited Bubble New York in 2007, you will remember the giant mobile piece decorating the reception area. Frazier & Wing, who designed it, just started a collaboration with DwellStudio, producing an exclusive collection for the brand: four mobiles and two garlands designed to match some of the signature baby and kids bedding collections. The paper creations are available exclusively at where more of the collection can be seen. Such a good match!
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Below : Heather Frazier in her studio, by SPACEPDX


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Lost and found Hollywood, just a click away

November 1, 2010







Jamie Rosenthal, a former stylist, knows the world; she has an incredible eye for what’s irresistibly cool.  Her store Lost and found in Lost Angeles is a must. Opened about a decade ago in Hollywood, it occupies five store fronts and offers products for women, men, children as well as a well an eclectic mix of accessories, books and home. Wovenplay, Salvor, Petit Bateau, Eyespie, Lucky Fish…all the good brands are available on the shelves but also on the newly opened e-store

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Zoo di lana by Francesca and Susy

October 28, 2010

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Take a little walk to the website of Italian brand Zoo di Lana (“wool zoo”) and discover the collection of ten animals, all with a name and a personal life story. The yarns used to give life to the funny wool creatures are obteined from selected row materials of high level of quality and refinement. Zoo di Lana is the result of a collaboration between young Francesca and mother Susy Canducci who worked in fashion for many years. Besides the wool animals is a collection of blankets and gift sets. Don’t forget to flip through the pages of the lovely book.


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Design for Kids At Pierre Berge & Associates

October 27, 2010





Toucan Lamp – Ferrari



Children’s chair, Harry Bertoia



On December 16th, Auction House Pierre Bergé & Associés will host the sale of a unique children’s furniture collection. About a hundred pieces – a mix of XX century vintage and more contemporary pieces – will be sold.
Names include Jean Prouvé, Harry Bertoia, Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper, Luigi Colani, Richard Hutten, Jurgen Bey, Ontwerpduo, Daphna Isaacs and many more.
The catalogue will be available for download from November 20th on It sale will be preceded by a presentation / exhibition of the furniture pieces, from December 10th to 15th at the PBA headquarters, Pierre Bergé & Associés in Bruxelles.
Responsible For the Design Department at PBA Belgium, Valentine Roelants du Vivier comments: “This event is targeted at the whole family, and particularly parents and grand-parents eager to see their children grow in an original, playful and artistic environment. The young ones, who all love to be surrounded by practical, comfortable and irresistibly beautiful furniture, can only approve”. I couldn’t agree more.


Design for Kids, December 10-15th, Auction December 16th – Pierre Berge & Associes (PBA) 40 Grand Sablon, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.

Desk, Jean Prouve

Car and rocking chair, Hans Brockhage and Erwin Andra