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In love with Bellerose

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On the market since 21 years, Belgium brand Bellerose has become a must for the whole family. The clothes, with an old school feel, are military inspired, all declined in soft, washed material. The colors are basic, always in the right subtle tones, with injection of brighter tones like poppy red, green or yellow. Simple, stylish and comfortable, the clothes are also fairly priced, offering great value for money. As of today, Bellerose owns 21 directly operated stores: Antwerp, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, San Sebastian and a few corners in department stores (Bon Marche and Printemps Paris).

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Kevin Mackintosh and African imprints

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Now based between London and New York, photographer Kevin Mackintosh grew up in Africa. I found about him years ago, when he did a story for Milk Magazine, made of cut out paper, very poetic. His universe is a meeting of still life and fashion, with a great sense of theater. Fellini and the surrealists are not far, but the imprint that Africa left on Kevin is quite an important element in his work. Discover more on kevinmackintoshphotography.com

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Bedding, garlands and mobiles : a winning trio

 

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If you have visited Bubble New York in 2007, you will remember the giant mobile piece decorating the reception area. Frazier & Wing, who designed it, just started a collaboration with DwellStudio, producing an exclusive collection for the brand: four mobiles and two garlands designed to match some of the signature baby and kids bedding collections. The paper creations are available exclusively at DwellStudio.com where more of the collection can be seen. Such a good match!
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Below : Heather Frazier in her studio, by SPACEPDX

 

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From Belgium, full color mode

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It is really a delight to enter a world of tonic and uplifting colors. The Belgium are genius on playing with flashy tones, mixing them with subtle shades and prints. They simply do it to perfection, as if they had spent their lives in a Pantone nuancier. If you are craving for a color concentate, visit boutique Kat en Muis (the cat and the mouse) in Brussels. Maan, Simple kids, Max & Lola, RitaCoRita, Anne Kurris, Zorra, all the iconic Belgium brands are there, as well as a few foreign brands including shoes from France and wonderful knitted hats from Denmark.

Kat en Muis, 32 Rue Antoine Dansaert, Brussels

 

 

 

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Lost and found Hollywood, just a click away

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Jamie Rosenthal, a former stylist, knows the world; she has an incredible eye for what’s irresistibly cool.  Her store Lost and found in Lost Angeles is a must. Opened about a decade ago in Hollywood, it occupies five store fronts and offers products for women, men, children as well as a well an eclectic mix of accessories, books and home. Wovenplay, Salvor, Petit Bateau, Eyespie, Lucky Fish…all the good brands are available on the shelves but also on the newly opened e-store lostandfoundshop.com.

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Catch of the day

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My catch of the day – from a Flea Market in Belgium

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Half term movies

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Le petit Nicolas

 

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Panique au village

 

We had fun discovering new movies over this half term break. Le Petit Nicolas, a film by Laurent Tirard adapted from the Goscinny & Sempe books and Panique au village, an hillarious animation film by Stephane Aubier & Vincent Patar. Both highly recommended.

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Petra and studiopep

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Petra Barkhof runs a creative factory based in Milan called studiopep. The studio creates stories from concept to photo production, working with art directors, photographers, hair& make up and stylists. For Petra, it’s like being the head of a large family. Studiopep is the editorial office of kid’s wear magazine in Italy, and a regular collaborator of Italian magazine Style Piccoli. Although Studiopep is specialized in childrens fashion, it also does a lot of [gorgeous] interiors. That keeps the family very very busy…


Photos published in Style Piccoli

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Zoo di lana by Francesca and Susy

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Take a little walk to the website of Italian brand Zoo di Lana (“wool zoo”) and discover the collection of ten animals, all with a name and a personal life story. The yarns used to give life to the funny wool creatures are obteined from selected row materials of high level of quality and refinement. Zoo di Lana is the result of a collaboration between young Francesca and mother Susy Canducci who worked in fashion for many years. Besides the wool animals is a collection of blankets and gift sets. Don’t forget to flip through the pages of the lovely book. www.zoodilana.it


 

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Design for Kids At Pierre Berge & Associates

 


 

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Toucan Lamp – Ferrari

 

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Children’s chair, Harry Bertoia

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On December 16th, Auction House Pierre Bergé & Associés will host the sale of a unique children’s furniture collection. About a hundred pieces – a mix of XX century vintage and more contemporary pieces - will be sold.
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Names include Jean Prouvé, Harry Bertoia, Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper, Luigi Colani, Richard Hutten, Jurgen Bey, Ontwerpduo, Daphna Isaacs and many more.
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The catalogue will be available for download from November 20th on www.pba-auctions.com. It sale will be preceded by a presentation / exhibition of the furniture pieces, from December 10th to 15th at the PBA headquarters, Pierre Bergé & Associés in Bruxelles.
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Responsible For the Design Department at PBA Belgium, Valentine Roelants du Vivier comments: “This event is targeted at the whole family, and particularly parents and grand-parents eager to see their children grow in an original, playful and artistic environment. The young ones, who all love to be surrounded by practical, comfortable and irresistibly beautiful furniture, can only approve”. I couldn’t agree more.

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Design for Kids, December 10-15th, Auction December 16th www.pba-auctions.com – Pierre Berge & Associes (PBA) 40 Grand Sablon, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
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Desk, Jean Prouve
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Car and rocking chair, Hans Brockhage and Erwin Andra



 

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Sweet William in Manhattan

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It’s official now…Sweet William just opened their second store, located in Manhattan this time. Great news!

Sweet William, 85 Kenmare Street, New York sweetwilliamltd.com

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