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Atsuyo et Akiko Love Love Love!
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Coup de Coeur for Oyu Moyu
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Dot to Dot London kicks off tomorrow

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Temporary showroom Dot to Dot will open tomorrow and Sunday, involving about 15 children’s brands (Corby Tindersticks, Indikidual, Jake and Maya, Loud Apparel, Nixie Clothing, Aravore…). In talk with  Nicole Frobusch and Carly Gledhill, founders of the event.
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Lovi – This tree plants a tree

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Lovi Oy is a family owned company based in Northern Finland that produces do-it-yourself wooden figures, designed and patented by Anne Paso. For each tree bought, a tree is planted. A great brand to keep in mind for ecological gift items.

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Oyu Moyu : A World of Knitted Stories

Oyu Moyu

New children’s brand Oyu Moyu created by Mongolian designer Oyuna Tserendorj and her three year old son.  A delicious story with equally wonderful products that launched online in November 2013 and at Playtime Paris last month.

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Children’s furniture and design by Studio delle Alpi

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Designers Anne Kieffer and Arnaud Mouriamé have a passion for wood, and for creating original and simple objects. In 2012 they launched Studio delle Alpi. Their amusing and eco-responsible collection, dedicated to the world of children, caught my eye.

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Orée : Wood + Tech + Design

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If you love the feel and smell of birch, oak and pine, have a look at what design brand Orée makes. L’Orée in French is the entrance of the forest and the company has declined a great range of tech wooden gadgets with a clean style and lots of appeal. 

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A Look At… Aëla Labbé

Aëla Labbé

Aëla Labbé

A Look At… the ethereal work of Aëla Labbé.  

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Children’s Trade Show Paris : Playtime

Playtime Paris

This edition of Playtime run simultaneously with Maison&Objet (and the various adults shows), transforming Paris in a very lively-buzzing-multicultural city.  It might have been quite a stretch for people who were exhibiting at both fairs, but it seems it had a positive impact on Playtime.

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Nostalgia – Soft Gallery SS14

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The SS14 collection by Soft Gallery, called Nostalgia, is spun around childhood memories beautifully made into strong prints and beautiful hand embroideries.  A wide line-up of visual artists collaborates with the brand, shaping new unique and poetic items for children, women and home.

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Michelle Marshall’s photos at Playtime Paris

Michelle Marshall

Inspired by the arctic regions, the polar cold, explorers’ expeditions, inuit culture and clothing, Michelle Marshall created a beautiful series of simple portraits.  They will be on display at Playtime Paris this week end.

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Skull love from Lahsa, Tibet

Skull - Tibet - Bozaround for Pirouette

Hi! This is Vanessa, from the family travel blog BozAround. Florence so kindly invited me to be a contributor on Pirouette. I’ll be sharing my travel notes, what inspires me from around the world, where we’re dreaming to take our children next.

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Family travel : exploring Galicia

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When we decided to take a family road trip to Galicia, I naturally emailed the author of the blog Lila and Cloe, who lives in Vigo. Arantxa guides us though this beautiful wild region of Spain. Viva Galicia!

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Rising Star Competition – Bubble London

Rising Star Bubble London

Last year Bubble London, the UK trade show for children’s fashion and accessories, launched “The Rising Star” competition, to recognise new talents and innovative product. Portuguese brand Wolf & Rita, was the lucky winner.  This season’s 12 finalists will be short listed at the show  26 – 27 January 2014.

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