Back to the woods


When a London entrepreneur transplants her family to Yorkshire to start an upscale campsite (Jollydays Campsite).

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Giving waste a second life


If you like recycled wood, you’ll love Alicuccio’s furniture and toys. The young Sicilian artist graduated in sculpture at the Academy of fine arts, Catania. For him the concept of waste doesn’t exist in nature. Everything can have a second life. Like his chairs made and assembled only with pieces and material he found in the streets of Turin where he lives.

Alicucio will be part of KidsXMASzoom, an event created by Paola Noe (KidsroomZOOM).   


Christmas decoration mood 


Home sweet home


This is my (new) home sweet home…

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Bodie and Fou, chez vous

I you love decor and lifestyle rare finds but don’t know BODIE AND FOU, you have something to discover today! It started as a blog and e-store and it is now a also a mail order catalog. I had fun flipping through the pages
yesterday, comfortably installed on my couch, thinking how much I love touching paper and how little time I spend on the ipad (anyways colonized by my children, full of dirty finger marks)…
Co-founder of Bodie and Fou, Karine Kong comments : ”We launched BODIE and FOU in 2005 and the company has grown organically year on year mostly via PR, word of mouth, our VIP Enews and great support and repeat orders from our customers. Launching a mail order catalogue has been on our wishlist for a few years but it is an expensive way to market a company and fairly risky for a small company like us so although we were willing to take the risk, We wanted to make sure we would do it when the time was right and the time was right for us this year for a number of reasons which amongst others including a great community of people who really interact with us on Facebook, Twitter or via the blog and support us.
I’m hoping this will be a success because it was very rewarding to work on it and translate the BODIE and FOU lifestyle and community feel we get from our customers onto a 32 page catalogue.
We’ve printed 50,000 copies which are being sent to our existing customers and to a cold list (i.e. list of people who never heard of BODIE and FOU but hopefully will be seduced by our catalogue).”
Will the catalog reach UK and French customers or will you send globally?
As this is our first one, we are only shipping the catalogue to UK customers but a digital version is available for Int’l customers here  and we enclose a copy of the catalogue to all int’l orders leaving our warehouse which is about 15% of all our orders.
Your absolute favourite items in the catalog ?
Tricky, everything we choose is what we would have in our homes and I have actually a lot of BODIE and FOU designs at home but my top 3 are:
Mima Le Chat (to be seen here), my white Urbanears headphones (here) because they’ve changed my morning runs for the better and the Rabbit lamp (here) which was supposed to be for Mila’s bedroom but has find the perfect place in our lounge.
What are your daughter Mila’s choices?
Besides getting the rabbit lamp in her bedroom, she chose the Friends of Violet poster (here), the Nelly print and Le Chat print (here) for her bedroom. She also has a white ball chair which we use in the garden during the summer (here).
Your husband’s selection?
Steve is from New-Zealand so the New-Zealand Type map print was high on his list (here), the cognac glasses that he shows off every time we have friends around (here) and the Paulistano chairs we have in our lounge (here).
Click here to read an interview of Elodie Kong (Karen’s sister and co-founder of Bodie and Fou) with daughter Lily
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 Click here to request your copy of the catalog.
Happy Bodie and Fou Christmas shopping!

Mimi'lou, what's new?


Mimi’lou is a poetic and whimsical brand of home décor items that was launched by Miriam Derville in 2005.  A graphic designer, Miriam worked 10 years as an art director for Givenchy, Guerlain, Hugo Boss, before creating Mimi’lou.  A she loved designing for her kids and started to turned her illustrations into wall decals. The range expanded quickly into textile, stationery, lamps and accessories. Since then, the brand has developed great collaborations with well-know companies like Habitat, Paul & Joe, Monoprix

NEW! Mimi’lou is now available at ABC Carpet & Home, New York.


What do boys like about Mimi Lou? Boys love to play with our stickers… like with our ‘A L’Aventure’ removable wall boarder for example, boys can imagine themselves pirates and put money in the treasure box, hang a batman in one corner of the room. The possibilities are endless! - What do girls like about Mimi Lou? The neon pink stars… what is better that pink when you are a girl? They also love to chose and help their mum put their décor in their room, fun time together!” 



The world map is brilliant and beautiful. I is made to play with and offer a multitude of possibilities to create different stories and learn at the same time. It comes with more than 50 dots with the names of capital cities, flags, animals, symbols. Children will learn the different capital cities in the world  and place them on the map, they will have fun putting the Eiffel tower in Paris, the pyramid in Egypt and so on..




Dandy house




Rose Bamford’s house in Cornwall – The Telegraph. Rose Bamford is the co-founder of famous British label  Dandy Star.

Niddle Noddle’s favourites

Felt Crown:  Just great and can be worn for years with its fabric covered elastic at the back

Thanks to Katrine Camillo  and Eilidh Fraser for this rich and playful selection.

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Optical illusion



It looks like a VW camper but it is…a tent! You can fit a whole family in. I know my kids would love it, but they would probably even prefer to sleep in the small dog house

(myself in a real VW camper, luxury version – with Haastens mattress, please…)





Limited edition Halloween exclusive

Kalon introduces a limited collection of beautifully handmade masks for Halloween. Made in New York by Amelia McIssac the masks are available in five whimsical styles: Coyote, Owl, Fox, Chicken and Bear.

Using traditional techniques passed down through generations, all masks have been handmade from wool from Ameila’s own sheep and plant dyed from her own garden.

Each piece is unique and the collection is very limited. There are only 50 beautiful masks to go around. So get yours fast. Available only at


KidsroomZOOM Vienna

After Milan and Graz, kidsroomZOOM opened its Vienna last week with more than 20 international designers presenting contemporary art and furniture, as part of the Vienna Design Week.

I am hoping that Paola Noe will bring the event to London soon; London Design week 2012?

Participating to Kidsroom were  az&mut (F), Bybo design (S), Bomb Design (D), breaded escalope (AT), Collect Furniture (DK), Caroline Gomez/mouta (F), Gommini (D), Liliane (NL), green lullaby, Hektik (NL), Johannes Hoffmann (AT), Kalon Studios (USA), KIdsonroof (DK), kubix (AT), Jaell & Tofta (D), jooloomooloo (AT), Junior Living (DK), Lou & dejlig (AT), Move-it product (GB), Nonjetable (F),Nonah (F), Pete Oyler (USA), perludi (AT), Punch’n’Cuddle (GB), Rijada (LV), The Collection (F), Thorsten van Elten (GB), Tukluk (AT).


Modular bed aalto + aalto



Aalto + Aalto is a design office focusing on functional, esthetical and emotional product design, with the aim to bring something new to our material world.  (The bed on the picture is a prototype).

Via e-glue





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