Posted in Mood of the dayJanuary 13, 2014
Among the new children’s labels that will launch at Playtime Paris (Jan 25 to 27), Hilda.Henri caught my eye (and my brain). Founded in by Verena Wondrak, it proposes a sustainable couture made from milled loden, an Alpine farming fabric in pure new wool, that is normally used for traditional costumes.
Paola Noe’s KidsroomZOOM! will be part of the 78.edition of Pitti Bimbo. Located in the New View area, it will showcase a handpicked selection of super interesting brands and projects related to the kids world. A special preview of what will be on display during the Milano Design Week next April 2014.
Posted in PhotographyJanuary 8, 2014
A look at… Anna Hurtig, born in 1972 in Stockholm, Sweden.
“The thing that appeals to me the most about photography is that it gives me a possibility to depict the world exactly as it looks and a way to create an imaginary one. A place where I have the total control of both the scene and the execution.
Posted in HealthJanuary 7, 2014
A public school New York (P.S. 244 in Queens), the first in the US, has opted for a 100 percent vegetarian school lunch menu. That on its own is already a breaking news, but more interesting even is the fact that the school life and the student’s health have improved with this diet change.
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.