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Year end review : cool things we saw in 2013 and cool ones to come

Bye bye 2013

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!

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Happy 2014!

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I wish everyone a wonderful luminous inspired 2014! Thanks to HBB Industria Argentina for the beautiful card that I am borrowing!

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Let’s make some great art, interactive book by Marion Deuchars

interactive art books created by Marion Deuchars

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.

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E-store Noeuf launches its own children’s collection

COLORAMA

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.

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Formidable Family Medhurst-Ramswell

No Added Sugar

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.

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Jippi, the cool pop up in Le Marais, Paris

Jippi

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!

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Dot to Dot – New Temporary Showroom in London

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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. 
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Jess Brown Dolls in New York

Jess Brown - Sweet William

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.

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Oeuf Sample Sale @ The Invisible Dog

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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 :-).

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Galloping Gold for Little Horse Lovers

Galloping Gold

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.

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Nuun Kids Design, Eco-Furniture made in Europe

Nuun Kids Design

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.

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Welcome to the world of Astrid&Friends

Astrid & Friends

Paris-based brand Astrid&Friends has a Scandinavian touch and a pinch of French attitude. Launched and designed by Swedish designer Solbritt Andersen, it inspired by children’s playfulness and individuality.

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