Posted in ProductsOctober 4, 2010
Posted in ProductsOctober 4, 2010
Posted in Retail - WindowsOctober 3, 2010
Vintage blackboard with abacus on an easel. Age + 5 years old. Available on mouaa-vintage.over-blog.com, €38.
Posted in Mood of the dayOctober 2, 2010
Molly Meg and a few friends went on a trip to Bekonscot Model Village near London; they brought back these playful images. Photos Laurie Glees, Styled by Lucy Erikson & Mollly Price. Discover more on molly-meg.blogspot.com.
Posted in Parent & Child interviewsOctober 2, 2010
Not sure if Scherazade and Adam are on their way to school or if they are just going to explore the neighborhood, but they seem very happy, promised to a glorious day. The sweet little sister, so chic in her dress, complements perfectly the English flower tones of the duo. Mom Victoire de Taillac, a communication strategist (www.thefrenchbeautyclub.com), must be very proud of her little troop.
What do you want to be when you grow up Scherazade Teacher or Singer – Adam Explorer
What is your favorite famous person Scherazade Princess Leila from Star Wars – Adam Indiana Jones
What makes you happy/laugh Scherazade Stupid things – Adam My friends
What makes you sad/angry Scherazade Meannness – Adam Monsters
Your favorite book Scherazade Fairytales and “Ma maîtresse préférée “ - Adam Le voyage de Zéphir
Your favorite films Scherazade Kingdom of cats, Hiroyuki Morita – Adam Azur & Asmar from Michel Ocelot
Your favorite animal Scherazade Pink Flamingo – Adam Dog
The best holidays you ever had Scherazade Summer in Gascony – Adam In Tangier with Amin
A place that you would dream to visit Scherazade Japan
Who chooses your clothes in the morning Scherazade Me – Adam Me or my Dad
Your favorite color Scherazade Pink – Adam Blue
Your favorite outfit Scherazade A summer dress – Adam Shirt & pants
What is the piece your like the most from your wardrobe Scherazade A Gap by Stella Mac Cartney Tiger dress
The next item you would like to get Scherazade Clothes !
Your favorite children’s brands Talc,Zef,Petit Bateau, H& M (for girls), Gap (for boys)
Your favorite children’s stores Bonpoint, 6 rue de Tournon, Paris
Your favorite e-store www.chantelivre.fr
The criteria you consider when you buy something for your childrenQuality & confort
Last item you added to your child’s wardrobe A raincoat
Most precious items you bought for your children A party dress and a suit
Favorite pieces in your children’s wardrobes A Mexican dress for Scherazade, a Charvet shirt for Adam
The book on your bedside table Cecil Beaton’s biography
A favorite destination for the summer holidays To our family House in Gascony, France
Special thanks to Samantha Adam
Posted in ProductsOctober 2, 2010
These extremely soft organic tees come from Australia. Made from 100% certified organic cotton, they are the product of a family business that is committed to sustainability, recycling, non-chemical alternatives and fairly trading. The knitting, stitching and dyeing processes are green from top to bottom. I love the way those kids look in their tops and denims. Simple cuts, bold messages. Go green parents, wear green kids!
Visit eco peko for more info http://ecopeko.com
Posted in PhotographyOctober 1, 2010
Based in Los Angeles, Gretchen Easton specializes in photographing children and infants for fashion, advertising, editorial and celebrity clients, both nationally and internationally. Gretchen’s unique viewpoint when working with children and infants captures the spirit of childhood and innocence, while celebrating the clothes and products the children wear and use. Gretchen is a master at walking the balance line of creative interpretation. Whether working on a formal European French fashion line or summer beachwear, you see reflected the appropriate emotional energy and beautiful focus on the clothes. The subject and environment are beautifully rendered and captured, adding to the moment. Viewing Gretchen’s images, you want to share in those reflected moments. You want to connect and engage; they make you smile.
Gretchen’s work is fun, restful, mischievous, wondrous, playful, and full of discovery, happiness and energy. In short, her images display all the things that childhood is about – and which Gretchen’s clients want their clothing and product lines to reflect. Gretchen draws from her own happy childhood in Minneapolis and returns regularly to gain inspiration. I have to add that Gretchen is especially good with boy’s photography. Really.
Gretchen is represented by Biscuit 8 www.biscuit8.com
Posted in Mood of the daySeptember 30, 2010
Freshly opened in Brussels, Caramel is a shoe heaven. The stores carries brands like PèPè, Nathalie Verlinden, il Gufo, Petit Nord, Petit by Sofie Schnoor. Owner Ludovica Zagrebelsky explains her philosophy and her choices.
How did the idea of Caramel come to you? Caramel is a project I had in the back of my mind since I started buying shoes for my daughters. For many years I kept looking, inquiring, asking questions, tracking what’s new and here I am, 13 years later with boutique and my shoe selection.
How does your store look like and how do you welcome clients?The store is rather small, all white with a comfy grey couch. Clients can take the time to look at the shoe selection, enjoy a tea or a coffee, try the shoes on their children’s feet. But they can also just pop up quickly, take a pair to try it home and change if it’s not the right fit. As many times as needed. I want people to feel nice and welcome.
Every time I venture on the blogosphere, I am amazed by the incredible creativity and beauty I find. It is really a place of inspiration, provided you know where to look. These images from estaminetcoquet are incredibly well composed and moving. The spontaneity is truly unique. A delight…
Posted in PhotographySeptember 29, 2010
Photos Diane Vasil
Marketing and sales in the photo biz have always been a focus and passion for Sarah Galperin. Six months ago, shestarted Treehouse Repsan agency specilizing in children’s illustration and photography. Sarah adds a social outreach component to her business, supporting a different charity each year, donating a percentage of the company’s income. She tells us a bit about herself and her new adventure.
How did the idea of Treehouse Rep come to you? I have been working as a photography agent for over 13 years, beginning in New York and transitioning to Los Angeles which invariably led me to becoming the Marketing Director for a well known photo studio. Throughout all, my clientele were high fashion campaigns and celebrity shoots. Of course, when the economy started to tank I saw our client base begin to dwindle, but was amazed to find children’s brands not only remained steadfast but started to flourish. This is when my idea came together. As a new parent, I had a vested interest in this market and knew from experience that you must really know and love any product you sell. It was time to carve out a niche, collaborate with like-minded individuals and create an agency that cared about the subject matter over the final product. That is precisely why every artist I choose to work with has to really love and understand children. I don’t want this to be just another job, not for me or for anyone who is part of Treehouse. Although it is not always easy or idyllic – it is very rewarding to work with children. I know all of my artists share this sentiment as well. To document and see life through the eyes of a child keeps me grounded and allows me to have that connection with childhood I still crave (time to time).
Can you name some of your clients as well as the charities that you will help with donations? We just started but ?we have been so fortunate that clients have embraced us. Our client list includes: Vogue Bambini, Lucky, Carters, Polo, Billabong and several local charity organizations that we have collaborated with. It was important for me that this agency be more than just about revenue and giving back to the community is an important aspect to this company – and not just once a year during the holidays. I donate a percentage of my income to a different children’s charity each year ( 5-10%) and each artist has their individual charity they promote as well. For 2010, I am working with the www.makeawish.com foundation. I not only donate monetarily, but am aiding with fundraising efforts for their local event in Los Angeles. Some of the charities Treehouse artists are working with include Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition and Cleanwater.org. I will also never turn down a children’s charity that is in need of our assistance, either on a discounted rate or pro-bono.
What’s next for Treehouse Reps? I am so fortunate to work with a wonderful roster of artists. When I set out to create this agency I wanted to make sure I had a nice mix of young and established artists who were all very different from one another; artists who have their own identity and strong points of view. Building an Agency is definitely a work in progress and I hope to add more artists as time goes by…. maybe stylists and other talent as well but most importantly, I am excited to see how it will all come together.
Treehouse represents Diane Vasil, Harten, Claus Wickrath, Sara Jane Franklin and other artists. For more info, visit www.treehousereps.com
Posted in Design - Home DecorSeptember 29, 2010
La Gallina Matta (which means “the mad hen”) is an Italian company selling a playful collection of fabrics as well as bespoke furniture. I like this chair, quite unique even more the background wall with its blackboard aspect. www.lagallinamatta.it.
Posted in ProductsSeptember 29, 2010
Daphna and Nurit, a graphic designer and an architect both passionate about design, are the two founders of a company called Noon. Based in Switzerland, they create a collection for the house and more precisely for children’s rooms. They put attention to the smallest design details (the legendary Swiss precision), while using harmonious combinations of patterns and colors of beautiful, high quality fabrics. The aim of Noon is to provide children their own soft, quiet space as well as a fresh look at everyday objects surrounding them. The Play Curtain (also available in pink) as well as other products, can be ordered on www.noonsoftspace.com.
Posted in ProductsSeptember 29, 2010
It’s been ten years already that the Dutch company Kidscase was founded. A small independent company, Kidscase cooperate with factories that work with respect for their people and for our planet. They create tranquil, versatile and fashion-forward children’s clothes for boys and girls up to eleven years. I love their “basic plus” look: inventive, simple designs, made of soft fabrics of very high quality. Their clothes just make you feel you did the right choice for your kids (and for the pleasure of your eyes, of course). A combination of comfort and cool chic. www.kidscase.com