Posted in Trade ShowsJanuary 6, 2014
Lots of exciting things going on for Playtime, the most creative and dynamic children’s trade shows in Paris, New York and Tokyo : PlayWithDesign is back in Paris – Playologie, a virtual trade show and fantastic B2B tool is in preparation (launching in June 2014) – Playtime Tokyo celebrates its 10th edition.
Posted in Mood of the dayJanuary 2, 2014
Time for Pirouette’s ritual year end review. Below we have a look at – Technology & The Way We Live -Film & Culture – Travel & Adventure – Kids & The Cosmopolitan Family – and more…! I hope you’ll enjoy going through our overview of the highlights of 2013, as seen from Pirouette’s point of view. Thanks to all of you who have sent your input from different parts of the world!
Posted in Mood of the dayJanuary 1, 2014
I wish everyone a wonderful luminous inspired 2014! Thanks to HBB Industria Argentina for the beautiful card that I am borrowing!
Posted in CultureDecember 18, 2013
I discovered two wonderful things this month : Behomm, a home exchange community for creatives and designers (thanks BozAround for bringing it to my attention), and through it, “Let’s make some great art”, an interactive book by Marion Deuchars.
Posted in BusinessDecember 17, 2013
French e-store Noeuf launches its eponymous collection for children. Called Colorama, the line offers highly products thought for everyday life. Beautifully made eco-conscious and sustainable, they embraces values dear to Noeuf.
Posted in Formidable FamilyDecember 12, 2013
Deborah Medhurst and Ric Ramswell, owners of childrenswear brand No Added Sugar, live in Hampshire with their sons Gabriel and Lucien. The family shares a passion for travel, music and good food. Quick peek at their home and cultural surroundings.
Jippi means Hurray! or Victory! in Norsk – Its also a Paris-based brand founded by Siv Tone Kverneland, a Norvegian who moved to France in her twenties to study fashion. Jippi’s aim is to promote past and present Norwegian design and savoir-faire, using both natural and exclusive materials such as ceramics and leather. Visit their Pop Up in le Marais!
Posted in Trade ShowsDecember 9, 2013
The new London based show room Dot To Dot
aims to put independent UK brands in the spotlight. Created by Nicole Frobusch
of Nixie Clothing
and Carly Gledhill
of Corby Tindersticks,
this “affordable showroom” will feature 14 exciting UK children’s lifestyle brands and will take place on 8-9 February 2014.
Posted in ProductsDecember 7, 2013
Give the gift of handmade doll love this christmas! A group of new Jess Brown Dolls flew from California to New York today, so festive and ready for the holiday season. Available at Sweet William.
Posted in Mood of the dayDecember 6, 2013
Lucky New Yorkers, here’s for you : the Oeuf “Epic Sample Sale” this coming week end and next one at The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn. One of my favourite children’s brands, in one of my favourite Art Space…I wish teleportation kits existed already :-).
Posted in ProductsDecember 5, 2013
If you like the re-cycling world and making presents that will encourage kids’ creativity, then bookmark Galloping Gold! This fun brand proposes an array of unique, precious and playful gifts for children, that will fire their imagination.
Posted in Mood of the dayDecember 3, 2013
Freshly launched by two young architects based in Barcelona, Nuun introduces a collection of clever and beautiful children’s furniture. Part of the brand’s philosophy is that children should grow up playing, learning and sharing. I can’t stop watching the videos showing how all this works.