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Hello Spring! Elias & Grace
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Love Love Love!
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Cool Underwear {Goat Milk}
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In love with stripes {Bob&Blossom}
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Talented Photographers {Joanna Paterson}
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Parent & Child interviews
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Lyla and Jillian, 5 y old – New York, USA

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Lyla and Jillian want to be princess superheroes, because they say, “super heroes are kind, funny, creative and they make people smile and laugh”. Mother of the two superheroes is Marci Cheary, who creates modern art prints for home, fun t-shirts and whimsical prints for kids (Marci Cheary.com).

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In conversation with Alessia Civettini from e-side

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An innovative online concept store, e-side was launched by Alessia Civettini in November 2010. The focus is on eco and sustainable designer furniture, gifts and lifestyle products of the finest quality. Alessia is shaking up the general image of eco-design, commonly deemed as staid, utilitarian and hippy. She visited the last edition of Milan Furniture Fair; she shares her impressions and finds with Pirouette.

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What the world eats

What the world eats

What The World Eats” photo series shows twenty families around the globe with a week’s worth of groceries. From Mexico to Italy, Australia, Equador or Mali, you learn how much people spend and what they eat. The Al Haggan family of Kuwait City for instance spends 63.63 dinar or $221.45,

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A Matter of Taste

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Will photographer Fulvio Bonavia save my daughter from her poor food diet? Jasmine doesn’t eat any vegetable or fruit (not even bananas!), but when she saw the gorgeous watermelon helmet, the luxury broccoli and blueberry handbags, I thought she was going to take a bite.

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Hector, 8 y old – South of France

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Hector is the oldest of a family of four boys. If you ask Hector about himself, he will tell you that his passion is reading (“ma passion c’est lire”). For Hector, reading isn’t just a few pages here and there, it’s devouring the full Harry Potter series in 3 weeks. Loïca his mother is a Homeschooling Tutor. You can learn more about her through her blog 24Heuresavecmoi.

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Flying in (Marimekko) Style

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What a cool plane! Finnair and the Finnish design house Marimekko have teamed up all Finnair aircraft will carry the Marimekko for Finnair collection of textiles and tableware, featuring Marimekko’s classic patterns.

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Petit Retro travels to Brussels

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Time to pay a visit to Brussels in Belgium! Until June 15, French-Brasilian brand Petit Retro is on display at Boucle d’Or, celebrating its 10th anniversary. Founders of Petit Retro, Luca Schiller and Tinou le Joly Sénoville have a special love affair with Boucle d’Or, a store they particularly affectionate, a “dream boutique for kids and parents, so different and unique” as they say. 

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In conversation with Jenn, Store Owner, NY

Jennifer Cattaui / Babesta Store NYC

Mother of Amina and Camille, owner of children’s store www.babesta.comJennifer Cattaui was also, until very recently, Chief Editor at Earnshaws Magazine.  A tax lawyer by profession, Jenn took a pretty non-traditional career path after September 11 : she became

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Eviva España!

Macarena Bilbao

Recently a Spanish designer told me “In Spain we have a big economical crisis but we have many ideas”. Naif Magazine n.15 out this week is alone a confirmation of the great creativity – and good energy – coming from Spain.  Another illustration of it comes from the latest submission I received for Pirouette, by Macarena Bilbao, which produces fun wooden toys : cameras, phones, guitars, kitchenettes…

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Theo, 12 & Bailey, 8 – UK

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You can always find Theo lost in a book, a funny movie or a great computer game. Very logical, he is eager to learn the correct and technical way of doing things.  He likes playing tennis, cricket and surfing. Energetic and strong, Bailey loves to be outside (no matter what the weather is).  Surfing and hanging out with family and friends is something she couldn’t live without. Mother of the two, Vikki Tucker is an Interior Architect/Designer, founder of  Hungry Little Minds, which creates fun and creative toys.

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Little Creative Factory Barcelona

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What’s new at Sweet William? The arrival of Little Creative Factory and their exuberant collection entitled “Playing Under Construction“. Simple, retro-inspired styles, full of personality and creative flair. 

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Nico, 5 y old – Brooklyn, USA

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Nico is the strongest person in the world and he is only scared by spiders, nothing else. His mother, Teresa Lagerman, is the founder of new e-store Brooklyn Makers.

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