Three new e-stores to discover

The vitrine

More than 13 billion pageviews on Tumblr every month…some online numbers are astronomical. This makes me wonder how many children’s online boutiques open every month in the world…300, 3000? Hard to say. Today I have selected three new e-stores worth visiting: Brooklyn Makers, Father and The Vitrine, and invited  their talented founders to speak about their business.

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Carry On stool by Mattias Stenberg


Swedish furniture manufacturer Offecct was founded in 1990. The company works closely with some of the world’s most renowned designers such as Jean-Marie Massaud, Christophe Pillet, Karim Rashid, Michael Sodeau and Richard Hutten. Their qualitative, innovative and sustainable products are sold in 55 countries around the world. 

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Pet Lamp by Alvaro Catalán de Ocón

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Designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón knows that pollution generated by plastic bottles is a problem that affects us on a global level. With his project PET Lamp, he is turning an object with a short and specific lifespan into a product enriched by the cosmogony of the local culture of Columbia.

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Monkey on a Donkey

Bundt Pan / Atari - Monkey on a Donkey

Vyta is from Lithuania, Christian is German. The two friends met in Barcelona 10 years ago. Today, in the beautiful Roman village in Central Spain where they moved, they created  Monkey on a Donkey. A brand of creative vintage furniture and décor for children and their parents, that you can understand better with these 3 words :  “Upcycling goes bananas!”.

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News from Milano, Italy

Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milano Salone del Mobile 2013

Milan is always at its best under the sun and when crowds arrive in heavy numbers for the Salone de Mobile. This week end was incredible, with tons of energy, smiling faces, sun beams and creative happenings, including KidsroomZOOM. Reportage…

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Milano Mobile : Showcasing Emerging Design For Kids

KidsRoomZOOM Milan 2013

kidsroomZOOM is preparing its 3rd edition, which will take place during the International Furniture Fair Milano Mobile. The event will gather 40 brands at Clorofilla, a brand new nursery school in the center of Milan.

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Vitrina by Hierve at Maison et Objet


“Vitrina” by Hierve was one of the coolest products on show at the London Design Festival last fall. Vitrina translates as window cabinet in Spanish, and the collection consists of four different cabinets that blend solid wood, glass, colour (including neon pink) and lighting features. A distinctive and new way of  storing and displaying things

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M&O : look for Blooroomstudio (Hall 7)

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If you go to Maison&Objet and if you meet Marc Ange, designer of Bloomroomstudio, tell him how much I like his creations and spirit. “Marc Ange was born in the saint city of Rome under the terror of the Red Brigades (i.e. the 70′s), within a surrealistic and rootless family, divided between art,

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My Zoo – Martí Guixé for Magis

Magis MyZoo Marti Guixe

You probably remember Villa Julia by Javier Mariscal, a black and white cardboard house launched a couple of years ago and widely exposed in the press. More fun cardboard has arrived at Magis: My Zoo by Martí Guixé, featuring a giraffe,

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Play With Design @ Playtime Paris


The first edition of PlayWithDesign will take place at the end of this month, in a 400 sq meter space adjacent to the children’s trade show Playtime Paris. Artistic directors of the event, Marine Peyre and Marie Czapska give us details about this exciting new event.

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Paper Clip Radiators…Brilliant!

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Radiators are the cherry on the cake when it comes to decorating. I have fallen in love several times with vintage/reclaimed ones, but never with newly designed versions until I saw these playful paper clip radiators in the Homes section of the FT today.   Wow, has a great range. 

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Lale, just a click away!

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Lale has a passion for objects with a soul, for fabrics with a beautiful hand, for materials with good vibes and and for places with history. A citizen of the world and a vintage+crafts lover, Lale spent time in Brazil, Morocco, Italy, India, countries that reflect her her sunny smile and radiant personality. Now that she’s sold over 5000 of her iconic Rose mini suitcases through a network of 120 boutiques around the world, Lale decided to open an e-store where you can find her

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