Posted in Mood of the dayJuly 6, 2010
When I interviewed little Violette (Brooklyn), her mom Laure send me a whole bunch of pictures to chose from. I picked up one where she is standing in a green field, quite serious. I couldn’t discard the other images, so spontaneous, so iconic of that creative-with-no-barrier period between 2 and 4. And as they were haunting me, I asked permission to publish them…I hope that you will like as much as I do the magical world of Violette.
Posted in Trade ShowsJuly 6, 2010
A selection of the best children’s brands were showing at Playtime Paris this week end. Among the booths I noticed busy, writing orders in a continuous way, were Pepe children’s shoes, Maan, Gold, Simple kids, Album di famiglia, April Showers by Polder, Bobo choses, Louis Louise, Bakker made with Love, Talc. Well deserved; all lovely, well made and creative lines. But don’t get me wrong, this is just a quick picture which doesn’t mean the other great collections did not do good business; although the summer shows always tent to be a little bit slower, exhibitors reported a rather satisfying amount of clients. The children’s industry is still lively, yes! More posts about new products and interesting founds from the show will come later this week.
Pictures : Simple kids, April showers by Polder, Gold, Lale, Zero de conduite, Petit Lucas du Tertre, Bensimon
This little table made of bamboo with large drawer is called Geos. The drawer can be pulled out from both sides. To go with it, Lillys the chair, in timeless design. Both products are available in three colours, black, red and blue. Company WeDoWood. Price £180 and £125.
Available at www.designdelicatessen.com, www.nobodinoz.com and www.smallable.com.
Posted in Mood of the dayJuly 3, 2010
If you visit Milan during Salone del Mobile, don’t miss Home, an organic and inspiring restaurant , 12 via Tortona. All you can eat buffet of very healthy foods and something beautiful to look at on every corner.
Marcelo was born in New York and moved to London at the age of 1. He speaks English with his school friends, baby language with his 15 months old sister, Turkish with his father, and French with his mother. Marcelo has already travelled a big chunk of the world, but he never went to Africa and he really wants to go. With a mum specialised in family travel (Vanessa Boz), Marcelo shouldn’t wait too long before going there! Just visit www.bozaround.com to follow this little boy’s travels.
I had a total crush on ‘péro’, a label showing exclusively at White for Kids in Milan, and created by Aneeth Arora, a textile graduate from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad + fashion graduate from National Institute of Fashion Technology. Aneeth creates wonderful clothing, utilizing indigenous knowledge of ancient textile and clothing traditions of India. ‘péro‘ means ‘to wear’ in Marwari which is the local langauge of Rajasthan. Most garments are inspired by the local dressing styles from the remotest areas. ‘péro’ recreates and adapts these styles for the modern consumer who loves the aesthetic, but also the ease, comfort and pleasure provided by the simple shapes. The textiles are handmade in various parts of india and each collection incorporates at least five traditional techniques from the country, for example block prints from Rajasthan, Jamdani from West Bengal, woven textiles from Maheshwar, Khadi from Calcutta. Each piece is hand crafted and passes through the hands of atleast 5 to 12 crafts people. The result is a collection of amazing pieces with incredible hand feel, stunning details and absolutely delicious look. They are like art, or museum pieces in which a child can have a normal life and feel comfortable. I have to say that it was love at first sight, and confirmation of the feeling when I saw some pieces left from the former collection at the store Few and Far in London. A brand that both Rei Kawakubo and Dries Van Noten would love…
Posted in ProductsJuly 2, 2010
Season after season, Hucklebones strikes back with a new remarkable collection, faithful to the elements that define the brand:
refined, carefully tailored pieces with a romantic and clean vocabulary, harkening back to the 50′s & 60′s