Posted in Photography - IllustrationJune 16, 2010
Posted in Photography - IllustrationJune 16, 2010
Time to open volume 31 of kidswear, the cult magazine for who likes food for thought, high cultural content and strong images. Glorious names again for this issue : Pina Bausch, Martin Kippenberger, Ian Curtis, Andy Warhol, with photographs from (among many others) Ryan McGinley and Anthony Goicolea…oh lala, ca promet!
Posted in Mood of the dayJune 15, 2010
I have to say, it’s fun to photograph Chlidren in the streets of Shanghai. The parents are very open to the idea, not to say that they seem very proud, and the kids might be a bit shy but in general they like to pose, especially around age 6-7.
Posted in Trade ShowsJune 14, 2010
At the end of the month, right after Pitti Bimbo, White for Kids will be held in Milan on June 27-29.
White for Kids is a new comer and this will be its second edition. The show gathers around 70 brands including prestigious names such as Chloe and Sonia Rykiel. The design of the show is one of the most beautiful in the industry, but it is no surprise for who has seen the adult’s versions, White and White Uomo.
What I like Bringing a new kid’s show in a country that already hosts a well-established and respected one is not an easy task. That is probably why it works : the organizers have taken a totally different approach. This boutique event has a very strong visual impact; it focuses on brands who share love for quality, beautiful materials, hand made and Italian knowhow.
Strong Points If you are looking for a new vision, young blood and fresh ideas, this is the place to be. A new show always carries a magical energy; the dynamic + creative organizers have a great way to pass theirs to the visitor.
Do you know Smiling Planet? Behind beautiful designs and peaceful messages, this remarkable company delivers plates and bowls with no BPA, no phthalates, no lead, no toxic inks. It’s not all : made from 100% recycled, 100% recyclable, the plates and bowls are stackable, top rack dishwasher safe, virtually unbreakable and the one-inch vertical sides on the plates helps keeping food on forks and off the table. The new collection, including “Dreaming Dragons” (picture above), has just been shipped to Paul Smith and Liberty in London.
Founded in 2006 by Shokay aims to be China’s first socially responsible lifestyle brand. The products, for adults, children and home, are made from 100% yak down sourced sustainably from Tibetan herders in Western China. Unlike wool, yak down is extremely soft, does not itch, and is comparable to cashmere. Shokay’s flagship store in Shanghai is located in Tianzifang, a popular creative shopping center in lively Taikang Road, and the collection is also carried in over 100 stores in 10 countries. If you visit Shanghai, don’t miss Pin Wei, a fun design store at Art Deco building 1933, formerly an abattoir, and now a Shanghai hot spot where you can eat, drink, see art and shop local products. Pin Wei carries a great selection of Shokay’s home collection.
Posted in Press - Online magazinesJune 12, 2010
This month, Elle Decoration focused on children’s room and a wonderful story on colour Block shot by one of my favorite children’s photographer, Karin Nussbaumer. No comment on the texts, my Chinese doesn’t go further than Ni Hao!
I met Zoe de las Cases at Maison et Objet in January and I really had a crush on her, on her booth, on her creations. She was really standing out, with her fresh and very focused collection of little decor objects. So nostalgic and so modern at the same time. Her video is a good reflexion of who she is and what she does. I constantly hear that little piano tune in my ear…
Posted in Trade ShowsJune 10, 2010
The Trade Shows season will kick off again, starting in London with Bubble on June 20-21.
Bubble London is a must for all the brands who want to have a strong presence in the UK. With around 200 exhibitors, it offers visitors a good mix of commercial, well established, Designer’s and edgy brands, local as well as international. Collaborations, special displays and exhibitions of the season include Milk Magazine, Molly Meg, Caroline Irby and Fatboy.
What I like The show is well organized, well thought. It is quite commercial but with a boutique-show feel, a personal touch that makes it friendly, with good vibes. IIt is well located in the heart of Islington, a young, lively area of North London.
Strong Points Bubble London has the best communication system. The website is beautiful, user-friendly and very informative. The five newsletters sent before the show are fun and full of good tips.
Posted in Parent & Child interviewsJune 9, 2010
Juno is 6 years old today…happy birthday! She speaks French with her dad Benoit and Japanese with her mom Hiroko, is the designer and owner of jewelry brand Orner. Juno What do you want to be when you grow up A dancer Your favorite famous person Pocahontas Your favorite book “The Biggest House in the World” by Leo Lionni Your favorite film Difficult to choose between “Pocahontas”, “Kiki’s Delivery Service” and “the Sound of Music” Your favorite place for holidays Japan A city that you would dream to visit A city in India Who chooses your clothes in the morning My dad first, then My mum and finally me! Your favorite color Purple The piece your like the most from your wardrobe My pink dress which floats when I turn round on myself The next item you would like to get A Playmobil princess Hiroko Your favorite children’s brands BooFooWoo, Finger in the noise and Bonton Your favorite adult’s brands Back to noise, 0044, Yves Saint Laurent and many others…. an> Your favorite children’s stores BooFooWoo stores in Tokyo and Bonton in Paris Do you buy a lot online for your children Not yet! The criteria you consider when you buy something for child Quality and style Most expensive item you bought for your child A Japanese educational book collection An item that is hard to find A long cardigan Favorite piece in Juno’s wardrobe Vintage Sex pistol’s t-shirt for kids ! Where are you going for the summer holidays South of France to feel and eat sun ! BooFooWoo, Finger in the nose, Bonton
Posted in ProductsJune 9, 2010
Posted in ProductsJune 8, 2010
Wiebke is mother to 3 lovely girls named Pauline, Liv and Molly, and wife of Peter, a gallery owner (www.galerie-kruse-flensburg.de). The family lives in North Germany at the Danish border where Wiebke runs her label Line+Liv and also her store www.lineundliv.de/blog/index.php/category/behind-lineliv/ where she sells her label Line+Liv and little lovely thinks from small labels around the world. It’s really worth checking the selection and inspiring images!