Auguste is the perfect object to reflect or enhance one’s happiness. Borrow his lovely pair of ears, then offer him your smile. Each mirror in the edition is handmade and numbered. Auguste is available at Maisonnée,
How about painting your children’s room in Accordion, Carousel, Circus (oranges and pinks)? Or in Helter Skelter, Stilt Walker, Sideshow (yellows and greens) ? Fifteen shades are available in this new Eco Paint range created by Olive Loves Alfie (famous London based children’s store).
Fresh, fun, full of humour…me gustan mucho los “Vinilos de autor, Vinilos con idea” from Chipsum!
Lamps “Favourite things” by Chen Karlsson for Studio Eno
I was pretty impressed by a the store called Enfim Infant. Almost hidden on the third floor of Shopping da Gavea, a rather unattractive mall in Leblon, this little toy store has an amazing selection of wooden toys (almost all) made by Brazilian artisans. Puppets, reversible dolls, doll houses, trucks, all handmade in high quality standards, with nice finishes and vibrant colours.
The shop Lost and Found (Los Angeles) is actually five small storefronts that span a nondescript block of Yucca Street in Hollywood. lostandfoundshop.com
Stuffed animals by Hansa – Knitted bowling set I Golfini Della Nonna – Indian Camp Sweet William – Handmade rag dolls Jess Brown – Sweet face doll and mushroom h-luv
Beautifully designed toys to keep for a long long time, all at Sweet William ltd.
Shell Thomas is an Australian designer based in London who graduated from London Metropolitan University in 2010 with a degree in Furniture Design. Eddie, her fabulous cardboard rocking horse was featured on Pirouette last year (see it here). For this christmas holidays Shell added a bear family to her deer laser-cut birch plywood decorations. Look at the small, delicate and poetic work here.
Lou Rota was working as a TV producer on science and natural history documentaries and, in her spare time, she was customising vintage and salvaged objects, from plates to chairs, with her own distinctive modern take on the traditional art of decoupage. That’s how she started her business, now well established, sold at Liberty of London, notonthehighstreet.com, Caravan, Anthropologie (anthropologie.com and anthropologie.eu) and Fleux in Paris. Lou’s distinctive tableware can now also be purchased direct from her newly launched website www.lourota.com.