Posted in ProductsMarch 4, 2014
With a passion for Belgium designers, I had a blast visiting stores in Brussels last week end : Boucle D’Or, Mercredi, Cat en Muis, Claude Hontoir. They all stock pretty much the same brands, but they all have a different way to
Posted in Retail - WindowsMarch 3, 2014
Kat and Muis (cat and mouse), one of the well established and respected children’s stores in Brussels just had a great make over, and moved location. The space, a mix of concrete and wood, displays brands such as Ten, Maan, Simple Kids, Max and Lola, Finger in the Nose, Pepe children’s shoes, Pom d’Api, Anne Kurris, etc. The space feels very warm and clean, with great lights and colour touches.
Posted in Mood of the dayFebruary 28, 2014
Avant-garde and Eco-Couture brand Macarons from Germany was at Pitti Bimbo and Playtime Paris earlier this year. This beautiful collection is organic, and based on fair trade principles. We asked Julie Carol Kohlhoff, owner of the brand, to explain her deep beliefs and what it really mean to be eco-conscious.
Posted in BrandsFebruary 28, 2014
Brand name : Munsterkids - Company name : If Enterprises Pty Ltd
Website : www.munsterkids.com.au
Name of owner/founders : Samantha Brown and Rich Brown
Date of creation : May 2006
Country of origin : Australia
Posted in ProductsFebruary 27, 2014
Pirouette featured Yporqué on several occasions, as their stimulating and playful children’s clothing are really unique. The SS 2014 collection includes
Posted in PhotographyFebruary 26, 2014
A Look At… Vee Speers, and an old favourite of mine, the Birthday Party series. Vee was born in Australia and studied at Queensland College of Art.
Posted in CultureFebruary 25, 2014
We loved “Wild Foods”, a sharp comment on our society, on waste, recycling and toxic materials. We have another crush on Martine Camillieri‘s new book called “Jamais sans mon Kmion” (never without my truck), full of stories and tips related to slow travel and the little pleasures in life.
Posted in ProductsFebruary 24, 2014
This collaboration between French illustrator Lotie and clothing brand I Talk Too Much caught my eye. There is something quite tactile about the drawings, made in a tattoo style, and something a bit vintage too.
Posted in Culture,Mood of the dayFebruary 22, 2014
I am Nicole
, founder of Chalk&Wild
, a teen magazine aiming to portray the teenage years in an artful and realistic way. A platform of creativity, Chalk&Wild showcases amazing young talents. The magazine also gives some guidance and tips into areas easily forgotten by the media. Here is a post I wrote on Spirituality; hope you enjoy…
Posted in ProductsFebruary 20, 2014
If dealing with party bags gives you the creep, Cabbage and Fig is for you. They make creative, affordable and fun alternatives to the usual “made-in-China/full-of-cheap-plastic/full-of-sugar ones that can ruin a beautiful birthday party!
Posted in Family TravelFebruary 18, 2014
A few years ago, we did a stop in Dubai, on our way to Sri Lanka. Against our expectations, we loved everything about it. Co-owner of the concept store Comptoir 102 and mother of 3, Emmanuelle Sawko shares the latest tips about the city of Dubai, the desert and nearby cool destinations.
Posted in ProductsFebruary 17, 2014
Very special and quirky, the hats and sweaters by Happyeti
are handcrafted in a traditional way by Nepalese artisans in the heart of the Himalayas. The brand was launched in 2011, with he aim to offer products with a spirit of adventure, mixing animals and characters from different cultures and civilizations.