A table!

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PlanToys  - Wooden toaster, spaghetti plate, sauce pans for  mini chefs and food lovers.

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www.plantoys.com

Paper is in the air…

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New website, new pieces for the Portland based Queen of paper gralands and mobiles, Heather Frazier.

I’ve loved her poetic and airy creations since day one. 

Frazier&Wing

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Strange planet

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Crazy colorful psychedelic animals  -  www.etsy.com

Need More -Think Twice Creatures

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Need More -Think Twice Creatures by Meyer-Lavigne is a series of savings boxes that encourages consumers to show restraint and only buy the things they really need

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danishcrafts.org

An invitation to take your time…

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“Y’a pas le feu au lac” means “no need to rush”. The French expression evokes Lake Leman and the slow approach to life of Swiss people. YPLFL is also a design company based in France. Created by designers around the world, YPLFL products are an invitation to take your time, to contemplate your environment and to share with friends.

Inspired by traditional know-how and current technology, these objects primarily use wood as a poetic, aesthetic and functional vector.

My personal invitation to slow down today and to enjoy the last day of August with your children before crazy back-to-school… (Swiss children are already in class!)

http://www.yplfl.com

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The inspiring world of Ryan Roche

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Located two hours north of New York on the Hudson Valley, the house of fashion designer Ryan Roche is filled with light, poetry and  inspiring details.

The place is extremely peaceful and joyful at the same time, allowing space for reflexion, bringing true happiness.

For those who know children’s fashion, the name of Ryan Roche will be familiar. In 2004, Ryan opened a Brooklyn store called mor mor rita and selling her beautiful line of knits and woven pieces. A collection of dreamlike clothes with an amazing color palette that influenced the industry.

Today, Roche has moved to adult’s (while keeping a small production for children) and her eponymous line has won the loyal support of a client base including Maggie Gyllenhaal, Milla Jovovich, Anne Christensen and Olya Thompson. 

The house reflects pretty much the clothes that Ryan creates : quiet, soft, modern, poetic with subtle yet stimulating details.

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Fashion photos by Anna Palma

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Ryan Roche is available at

Steven Allen  - Erica Tanov, New York
Eva Gentry, Brooklyn
Metier, San Francisco 
Sister, Sun Valley Idaho

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ryan-roche.comwww.ryan-roche.blogspot.com

Cult store

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In the crib, a painting by artist Manena Frazier

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It’s the temple of home decor, an Ali Baba’s cavern full of amazing things, an eclectic mix of vintage, folk and design. In New York everyone goes to ABC Carpet&Home, to buy furniture, carpets, bedding&linens, jewelry, beauty products, curtains, or simply to have a fun time admiring all the above. ABC Home also hosts a Pain Quotidien restaurant as well as the delicious ABC Kitchen opened in March of this year by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and a shop in shop  by Tribeca based woman’s wear designer  Gary Graham.

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About half  a decade ago, ABC Carpet&Home had a huge children’s department with the most amazing iron beds, giant stuffed animals, child-size planes and cars, toys, decor objects and an incredible number of children’s wear brands from all over the world. All the beautiful independent labels were on display. It was heaven.

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Today, after a few moves in different parts of the store, the children’s department has settled down on the third floor. It’s not as big as it used to be, the selection of clothes is reduced to a few brands (mainly Tane Organics), but it is still an enchanting place to visit, with a good selection of wooden toys, little accessories and home decor.

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On the bedding floor, don’t miss the wonderful sheets, throws, bathrobes by Society, the most desirable brand for home textiles from Italy.


There's a bird in my room…

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Product: Bird Pendant Light
Price: $29.99
Brand: Hommin
Designer: Hung Ming Chen
Color: Gold, Silver

Clic here to buy through remodelista.com


Sara Williams on dyslexia

 

 

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A Contemporary Textiles Artist, Sara William focuses on dyslexia and the problems Sara has encountered both during her school life and beyond.  The inspiration for her embroidered drawings comes from a school workbook completed by an eight year old dyslexic pupil and Sara’s visits to primary schools.

 ”I have focused on the red correction marks from my school days where I continually misspelt words and used these to influence the words and images of my work. By controlling the sewing machine as a drawing tool I have created pages from a book using handmade unbleached felt and itchy woollen blankets that, with my free machine embroidery, represent my childhood memories” explains Sara.

 

Katie and the wolf

Katie Procter creates original interior textiles and unique handcrafted jewellery under the label Katie & the Wolf . 

Cushions £54 – Limited editions prints #24 – Lampshade £57

katieandthewolf 

 

Enlighted ponpons

 

 

Ole!

Lamp shade  Johan Carpnerwww.johancarpner.se

 

Spotted in Barcelona

 

 

If you go to Barcelona, don’t miss Nobodinoz. Two locations for the fun children’s concept store, about 15 minutes walk from each other : Seneca 9 (pictures above) and Mestre Nicolas 8 (as seen on their online store home page, below).

 

 

The selection on display is eclectic (clothing, shoes, toys, furniture, books, home decor, accessories…) and  the long long list of beautiful brands includes Oeuf, Leander, Mozzee, Dagmar DaleyBaby Barolo, Salvor, Lucky boy, Petit Pan, Fern design, Zoe de las Cases, Talc, April showers by Polder, Morley, Zid zid kids, La petite Luce, Veja, Bensimon, See Kai Run, Ketiketa.

If you have no plans to go to Spain, you can still visit nobodinoz.com

 

 

Spotted walking in Pau Garcia : photographer Melanie Rodriguez (left) and Naif Director Silvana Catazine (right).

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