I had a crush on TORBUSCHKA by Kaaita, a collection of bags made from recycled plastic bottles, designed to be timeless, beyond all seasons and fashion trends. The bags are versatile and can be used in the classic way (carried around) or as a home object. Sewn in Slovenia, they come in three-in-one combinations in large and extra large sizes and 4 colours (black, grey black, passionate red and light grey).
There’s a new comer in the family of cool and simple children’s furniture : the Argentinian brand called KRETHAUS. Well established in its hometown Buenos Aires, Krethaus is now starting its expansion to other countries, after a successful presence in Milan last month (kidsroomZOOM).
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.
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.
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.
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!”.
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…
“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
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,
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,