Haptic Lab produce the most wonderful handmade kites, recently the New York based design studio have released two new characters into their flying animals collection. Their magical crane and whimsical swallow bird kites can either be set free to sore through the skies or displayed indoors to show off their splendour. In fact Haptic Lab founder Emily Fischer has the new swallow hanging in her babies room. Gorgeous pure simplicity and exquisite craftsmanship, check them out.
There are so many things to like about Owl Paper Lamps from Portugal. In themselves, these illuminated animals are just terrifically cute in their own right.
Life is amazing really, you never know what’s round the corner or where it will take you. For example if I were to go back in time to Australia and ask an 8 year old Scott McInerney what he’d like to be when he’s older, I’m sure the reply would not have been ‘I’m going to design elasticated heeled baby shoes (comfortable and clever) and make lots of them, say 2000 a day in my own factory in Brazil’. It’s fascinating how from a little seed of an idea an international business can grow. We chat with Tip Toey Joey founders Ana & Scott McInerney to find out more about the business, manufacturing in Brazil and of course what makes a good kids shoe.
What if I would do something I´ve never done before? What if I were someone else? Just for one day? ? Questions the Hilda.Henri team seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed playing with when creating their ss17 collection titled ‘Just for one day’ inspired by David Bowie. This is the 7th collection for the Austrian label with denim making it’s first appearance in a subtle nod to the seventies. Noted for their use of traditional cloth Hilda.Henri lighten the collection for SS17 with natural linen and delicate lace. Geometric playful prints punctuate through the collection. Hilda.Henri SS17
Krethaus and Severina Kids present Fox – unlike the rest of his kind he likes to eat acorns and only drinks fresh rainwater collected drop by drop in his water canteen. He’s a carpenter by trade and he resides in the hand drawn woods. His world is off white with black detailing. On a daily bases Fox takes the lovely cable car spanning the length of the woods from North to South. But, Fox knows there’s a bigger world out side of the forest, he’s ready to travel the world on an open ticket (guided by Severina kids) with his suitcase bursting with acorns, stocked he’s ready to go. We like Fox and his attitude to life, let’s find out more.
This spring summer sees new pastures green for Velveteen SS17 with their first ever presentation of both ladies and childrenswear. Get your cowboy boots at the ready as the Californian inspired label takes us on a gauchoesque journey across the open plains. Feminine lace, earthy tones and a flash of gold.
We adore the set design and styling of this shoot for Luxury label Marie-Chantal SS17 collection which takes it’s inspiration from 70’s Hollywood and the classic glamour the period is renowned for. This retro-chic collection combines fresh tones with vintage vibes. The label concentrates on classic design for both boys and girls – with lightweight cashmere knits for the boys and silk party dresses for the girls. The shoot includes some beautiful wallpaper and tiles, so we had to find out where it all came from.
It’ so easy to get lost amongst all the images on Instagram but some times like a rabbit in headlights an image commands your attention. This beautiful Rabbit head piece did exactly that, it’s produced by Spanish label Frida’s Tierchen. Maria the designer, prefers to practise artisan manufacturing, making each doll, mask or head piece one by one using natural fibres, cotton and wool felt. The label is a small family run enterprise founded in order to offer beautiful quality accessories for children that encourages the child to use their imagination in play.