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Coup de Coeur for Oyu Moyu
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Little Creative Factory : ready for Playtime New York

Little Creative Factory
Spanish brand Little Creative Factory launched their F/W 14-15 collection at Playtime Paris last month, and is getting ready for Playtime New York. This young company has a lot of positive energy and the enthusiasm of Cristina Fernandez and Esther Villanueva, founders/designers is a good antidote to the grey climate…!  
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A Look At… Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly

Not photography, but still within the realms of representation and of great inspiration, A Look At… Cy Twombly.

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Playtime Paris : facts & figures

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The 15th edition of Playtime Paris reached a record level with 8164 visitors, an increase of +17% over January 2013. With buyers coming from 69 different countries, Playtime Paris has taken a sharp turn toward the international stage.

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Dot to Dot London kicks off tomorrow

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Temporary showroom Dot to Dot will open tomorrow and Sunday, involving about 15 children’s brands (Corby Tindersticks, Indikidual, Jake and Maya, Loud Apparel, Nixie Clothing, Aravore…). In talk with  Nicole Frobusch and Carly Gledhill, founders of the event.
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Lovi – This tree plants a tree

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Lovi Oy is a family owned company based in Northern Finland that produces do-it-yourself wooden figures, designed and patented by Anne Paso. For each tree bought, a tree is planted. A great brand to keep in mind for ecological gift items.

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Oyu Moyu : A World of Knitted Stories

Oyu Moyu

New children’s brand Oyu Moyu created by Mongolian designer Oyuna Tserendorj and her three year old son.  A delicious story with equally wonderful products that launched online in November 2013 and at Playtime Paris last month.

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Children’s furniture and design by Studio delle Alpi

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Designers Anne Kieffer and Arnaud Mouriamé have a passion for wood, and for creating original and simple objects. In 2012 they launched Studio delle Alpi. Their amusing and eco-responsible collection, dedicated to the world of children, caught my eye.

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Orée : Wood + Tech + Design

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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. 

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A Look At… Aëla Labbé

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Aëla Labbé

A Look At… the ethereal work of Aëla Labbé.  

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Children’s Trade Show Paris : Playtime

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This edition of Playtime run simultaneously with Maison&Objet (and the various adults shows), transforming Paris in a very lively-buzzing-multicultural city.  It might have been quite a stretch for people who were exhibiting at both fairs, but it seems it had a positive impact on Playtime.

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Nostalgia – Soft Gallery SS14

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The SS14 collection by Soft Gallery, called Nostalgia, is spun around childhood memories beautifully made into strong prints and beautiful hand embroideries.  A wide line-up of visual artists collaborates with the brand, shaping new unique and poetic items for children, women and home.

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Michelle Marshall’s photos at Playtime Paris

Michelle Marshall

Inspired by the arctic regions, the polar cold, explorers’ expeditions, inuit culture and clothing, Michelle Marshall created a beautiful series of simple portraits.  They will be on display at Playtime Paris this week end.

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