Posted in ProductsApril 24, 2010
Posted in ProductsApril 24, 2010
Posted in ProductsApril 23, 2010
Posted in Parent & Child interviewsApril 22, 2010
Mor mor rita and H&M
Most expensive item you bought for your children
Posted in Mood of the dayApril 22, 2010
Posted in Mood of the dayApril 21, 2010
There were still lots of birds and cages all over Milan, but the real stars of the design week were books. Books as display, books as furniture, books as shelves, books as flooring, books were simply at every corner. Sign of the times, designers remind us that virtuality will soon replace paper.
Photos Capellini, Maison Martin Margiela, Boffi, Aspesi.
Posted in CultureApril 20, 2010
Back in January, after visiting the show Maison & Objet in Paris, I featured the embroidered animals by Frederique Morrel on Pirouette. Beautifully made out of vintage materials, crossover between handmade tapestry and taxidermy, the animal had a lot success. It was a great surprise to come across them again in Milan, wonderfully displayed in the garden of Rossana Orlandi, among wine leaves and other amazing pieces of design from all over the world.
Posted in ProductsApril 20, 2010
Posted in Mood of the dayApril 20, 2010
Italy has the lowest birth rate in Europe. Milan, where I saw this poster, is the most affected city in the country. An occasion to think about what government do to incentive people to have children. And an occasion to wish all the families who have been separated by travel difficulties to be reunited again very soon.
Posted in Parent & Child interviewsApril 13, 2010
Jasmine was born in New York and moved to London a year ago. She has a younger sister and an older brother. Her dad Romas takes a keen interest in raising his kids in a cosmopolitan way, making them aware of the finer things in life.Read more
Posted in Photography - IllustrationApril 10, 2010
Photographer and video artist Robbie Cooper is mostly interested in identity and the media. Based in New York, the artist used to be a photojournalist, working for magazines around the world. She recently launched Immersion, a project that records video of people “through the screen” as they play games, use the internet and watch TV. Here’s a selection of the children’s section : Jack Peacock, age 1, watching Peppa Pig 2009, Drew Hugh, age 7, playing Hulk, 2008 and Savannah Shimmin, age 2, watching Monsters Inc 2009. I guess my face looked pretty much like this when I discovered her work.
Posted in ProductsApril 9, 2010
Kim Hands and Simon Lindegren live in New Zealand where they recently created StickyTiki, wall decor brand of a new generation. Unlike most of wall stickers, those are made from fabric; they adhere to any smooth surface, they don’t rip or wrinkle and they can be repositioned and moved countless times. Weather proof, they can also go outdoors. A real improvement in the world of wall stickers. StickyTiki products are handcrafted from Kim and Simon’s own artwork, brush stokes and all, to give a truly painted on look so rare today in childrens spaces. Fun to hear Kim comment that her three kids, Zavia, Jasper and Kahlo, helped by Oopsie the cat and Silver the dog, are in charge of test-drive + quality control.
Posted in Parent & Child interviewsApril 8, 2010
The book on your bedside table