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Rio : toys, magazines and kids

January 10, 2012

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. Continue Reading

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Laser-cut birch decorations

December 5, 2011

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. Continue Reading

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Enchanted vintage bestiary

December 1, 2011


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, CaravanAnthropologie ( and and Fleux in Paris. Lou’s distinctive tableware can now also be purchased direct from her newly launched website