Posted in CultureFebruary 25, 2014
We loved “Wild Foods”, a sharp comment on our society, on waste, recycling and toxic materials. We have another crush on Martine Camillieri‘s new book called “Jamais sans mon Kmion” (never without my truck), full of stories and tips related to slow travel and the little pleasures in life.
Posted in Culture,Mood of the dayFebruary 22, 2014
I am Nicole
, founder of Chalk&Wild
, a teen magazine aiming to portray the teenage years in an artful and realistic way. A platform of creativity, Chalk&Wild showcases amazing young talents. The magazine also gives some guidance and tips into areas easily forgotten by the media. Here is a post I wrote on Spirituality; hope you enjoy…
If you love the feel and smell of birch, oak and pine, have a look at what design brand Orée makes. L’Orée in French is the entrance of the forest and the company has declined a great range of tech wooden gadgets with a clean style and lots of appeal.
Posted in CultureDecember 18, 2013
I discovered two wonderful things this month : Behomm, a home exchange community for creatives and designers (thanks BozAround for bringing it to my attention), and through it, “Let’s make some great art”, an interactive book by Marion Deuchars.
Posted in Culture,Mood of the dayOctober 30, 2013
Do your kids spend enough time outdoors? Why is that important? Take a look at Project Wild Thing, a film and a movement aiming to reconnecting children with nature.
Posted in Culture,Design - Home DecorOctober 24, 2013
This collection of educational and decorative posters by Atomic Printworks
will inspire kids to learn
and get excited by different subjects such as science, the world or the universe
. Information is presented with a focus on clarity of explanation and visual impact
Posted in Culture,Family TravelOctober 22, 2013
When Sophie Roell, her husband Charlie and their three children moved to China, they decided to make the most of their stay. Every time there’s a holiday they try to go on a trip, taking the kids with them. Sophie documents their wonderful adventures in her blog . Here on Pirouette, she shares tips about the best places to visit, as well as great feedback on how to plan for wild adventures en famille.
In Creative Family Home, Ashlyn Gibson explores the heart and soul of twelve specially photographed homes that capture the zeitgeist in family living and celebrate the magic of childhood. Whether you have just started a family or have a tribe of pre-teens, the book explores both practical and decorative angles. Discussion with the author and peek into this beautiful book.
Posted in Business,CultureSeptember 30, 2013
Interview with Yasmine Mamoudieh, the visionary and ambitious founder of MyKidsy.com, a website with a new and innovative approach in helping parents finding trusted courses for children in their neighborhood and to support children’s creative and intellectual development. This might revolutionise the way most parents look at their children’s extracurricular education.
Posted in Culture,Family TravelSeptember 14, 2013
Fourth and last part of this Summer Holiday Stories, that took us to lots of different places and landscapes, from Washington State to Fiji Island, through Mallorca, Corsica,Morocco, etc. Today with Jess Brown, Lila & Tom, Nonchalant mom, Lmnop and Les Petits Chapelais we explore, Lake Tahoe, Navarra, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Bali (again!) and Bretagne.
Posted in Culture,Family TravelSeptember 11, 2013
London was really cold yesterday, so summer is definitely over in some parts of the world! Just to keep you a bit longer in a summery mood, Pirouette takes you around the globe for a sun-filled tour. Third part of the best summer 2013 holiday memories of cool families : Oeuf Clothier in South of France, Naif Magazine in Spain, Zid zid kids in Tangier, Pom d’Api in Les Cevennes, Agence Violette in Andalusia.
Posted in Culture,Design - Home DecorSeptember 6, 2013
A bit of history with Y’a Pas Le Feu Au Lac, the Swiss design company founded by Grégory & Marie BODEL and FX BALLÉRY. Designed by Juan Pablo Cambariere, their Woostache wooden figurines are inspired by Argentinian anarchists from the beginning of the XXth Century.