Atsuyo et Akiko Love Love Love!
Kids Underwear by Goat Milk
Coup de Coeur for Oyu Moyu
Numbers+Stripes Bob&Blossom

Getting ready for Maison & Objet



Maison & Objet will take place at the end of the week in Paris (Sept 3-7). 8 halls, 90,000 visitors. Furniture, design, gifts, home decor and lots of kids stuff. Donna Wilson will exhibit her brand new knitted creations. Full report on Pirouette next week.

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Alexandrena Parker for Wovenplay

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Discover the S/S 011 images of Wovenplay, shot by young Australian photographer Alexandrena Parker.


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April Showers by Polder



Freshly arrived at Sweet William is  French label “April Showers by Polder” by  sisters Madelon Lanteri-Laura and Natalie Vodegel. ” Soft, pretty accessories in either neutral or bright, sparkling colors that catch the eye define this collection which also includes beautiful and simple baby accessories and charming jewelry” comments Bronagh Staley from Sweet William. In London, April showers is available at Petit Aime, 34 Ledbury Road in Notting Hill.

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Milk Magazine Back to school


Milk Magazine issue number 29 is out, hurray!  Good news for those living far away who can’t bear waiting a month till it reaches their news stand : they now can get a subscription on (that’s if you have an Ipad…)

Lots of fashion, decor, family styles, as well as great travel info : A Marrakech city guide by Julie Klear from Zid zid kids, and a wonderful reportage on Norway (below). Perfect to forget we are back, and to start dreaming about the next holiday&travel…



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Back to school but still dreaming about the summer

While some children are already in school, others will stay another week or two at the beach. Pirouette is ready to open the tap of daily posts but before doing so, some images of the summer. Enjoy!

Thanks to Ryan Roche and Edie Ure for sharing their beautiful holiday memories.


















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Pirouette’s at the beach…see you in September!



The suitcases are loaded with Wovenplay swimsuits, Pepe sandals, Simple Kids dresses, Maan skirts, Bellerose Tees, Anorak magazine and more. Off to Sicily, the Swiss Alps, and the Atlantique coast of France. I’ll come back early September with new articles and interviews. Email me if you want your brand/product to be featured on Pirouette. I am always happy to receive suggestions, comments and ideas. Happy holidays to all of you.




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Tolix welcomes Tatou, Girafe and Crocodile

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In a little more than 3 years, Tolix has conquered every stylish house all around the word. In addition to the reeditions of the iconic metallic chairs and stools, the French brand has developed a great range for children, including coat hangers called Tatou, a chalkboard called Girafe and a bench named Crocodile. Well done.

Available at Bobo Kids, Conran Shop, Few and Far in the UK and Design within Reach in the US

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Drawing on Naef wood cubes






Five water – soluble chalk crayons enable children to draw their imaginary world on the maple wood cubes, which are varnished with high quality blackboard paint. In no time, colourful cats or fabulous magical fishes are created. A quick wipe with a wet sponge and the cubes are clean and ready for something else. It’s new, it’s great and no surprise, it’s Naef.



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Reflecting on the standardization of fashion




Guest of 2009 at Villa Medici in Rome (the first one in the new category : fashion), Pascal Gautrand reflects on the standardization of fashion. For this exhibit at Musee Galliera in Paris, he worked with fashion students, asking them to decorate dolls from standardized clothes. From uniformity to high level of emotion, everything is possible. Photos Courtesy of

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Otto, 6 years old – Seattle, USA

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Otto is a true original–his imagination is a vast playground of ideas and thoughts. A lover of legos, monkey bars and hats, he marches to his own drummer. Big brother to Rowan, 2, he leads the way on adventures with unbridled enthusiasm and always a unique twist. Rowan is a very willing disciple! Mother of the two boys, Amy Augustine was crazy about kids long before she had kids of her own.
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“Neutral” windows at Selfridges, London







New windows at Selfridges, entitled “Neutral”. A nod to Bourgeois/Boltanski/Beuys in some places. Minimalism, repetition, collection, rough materials, neutral tones. Far from the bling, it is an interesting thing!



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The Witchcraft chair is fun




The Witchcraft chair is made with sorghum cushions. The inspiration comes from the will to bring to life a material lately abandoned and connected to our tradition, through its use in an unusual field. Giorgio Biscaro met one of the last producer of sorghum broom and was surprised by the flexibility and richness of this material. The chair has a metal frame painted in pastel colours, giving it a warm and reassuring feeling. Thanks to the fiber flexibility, the backrest adapt itself to the back of the user, providing great ergonomic. I wonder if that pink version has a name; I would call it Cinderella.


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