If you visit Paris, you have to make a stop atNature & Decouverte. These green stores (6 in the French capital, 70 in total in France) provide the good service and organization of a chain, but they look more like independent retailers, unique, creative and experimental, with carefully selected objects, books, games and more. For christmas, the designer Alain Pineau from Pineau & Le Porchet created an exclusive range of products for Nature & Decouverte that boys will absolutely love.
Domestic bookcase tree, a wooden book shelf called “Booktree” by Kostas Syrtariotis. It’s a bit tempting to buy only green and red cover books, to have an apple tree at home. The perfect nature-culture companion. Take a look at the lovely, poetic video ?http://www.kdsgn.it/booktree1.html.
This interview featuring Milli and her brother Manav is quite an evidence that males were born on Mars and females on Venus! Mother of the two children, Anita Kaushal is also a designer, art director, author of wonderful and inspiring books.
The November issue of Small Magazineis out, as usual full of good surprises including this beautiful story of magic and tricks. Photography Dennis Kleiman, Art Direction Jennifer Dahl, Styling Elysha Lenkin.
Named Sony World Fashion Photographer for 2010, David Handley made this wonderful story of African kids, as sculpturals as Liya Kebede or Alek Wek. David Handley is represented byJackie Gibbs in London.
There are great new additions to the beautiful and green collection of PlanToys : a rodeo horse, a pull-along dog, a dishwasher set, a treehouse and more. PlanToys creates innovative educational toys for every developmental stage of childhood, incorporating thoughtful design and age-appropriate challenges to stimulate children’s creativity. Toys…just a reminder that christmas is around the corner…
After a successful collaboration with Gap Kids, Stella Mc Cartney has decided to launch her own childrenswear collection (0-12). It will be available online from November 3rd through an interactive and fun website, before reaching a selection of stores and independent boutiques worldwide. Stella, 39 years old, will soon to be a mother of 4. We wish her luck with her new baby and babies related projects.
“Carnets de notes” by Paolo Rinaldi is extremely rich of stunning design & architecture products + projects. Like this cultural rehabilitation in Genoa : a library-auditorium-playroom for kids or the baby size door that fits into standard size door frames. Carnet de note also features fashion, books, art & more; in French, Italian and English. Simply indispensable.
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Lola lives in North London with her parents and younger sister Sissi. She is a little editor at Anorak magazine. Her mother Michelle Marshallis the owner of quirkycollective.com and founder of the blog iamquirky.com which was shortlisted for the 2010 Cosmopolitan Blog Awards.The inspired mother and daughter share a moment of their life with us.