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Monkey on a Donkey

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Vyta is from Lithuania, Christian is German. The two friends met in Barcelona 10 years ago. Today, in the beautiful Roman village in Central Spain where they moved, they created  Monkey on a Donkey. A brand of creative vintage furniture and décor for children and their parents, that you can understand better with these 3 words :  “Upcycling goes bananas!”.

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Richard Unglik in exhibit at Bobo Kids London

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A cool Exhibit is in preparation at bobo kids in London. Opening in May, it will feature the work of photographer and filmmaker Richard Unglik.

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News from Milano, Italy

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Milan is always at its best under the sun and when crowds arrive in heavy numbers for the Salone de Mobile. This week end was incredible, with tons of energy, smiling faces, sun beams and creative happenings, including KidsroomZOOM. Reportage…

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Jipp’ hip hip hurray!

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Jippi means ‘Hurray‘ in Norsk, a sign of happiness for a victory or a triumph. Founded by Siv Tone Kverneland with four of her dear friends,  the brand proposes a selection of decor objects made in Norway.

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Plant a tree with Conscients

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For Eco brand Conscients founders Carole Piette and Hélène Long, green is the new black and slow wear is the future of fashion. With the strong belief that we need a better planet for our children, they worked around the idea of planting a tree in Amazonia for each person buying one of their tee-shirts. That turned into a great story (called Tree-Shirt) as people can actually see where their tree is planted and follow it growth through Google Earth.

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Milanese sophistication+Parisian chic+Japanese cool = Tuchinda

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Tuchinda caught my attention at the last Playtime New York. Tina and Jay, the lovely couple who co-founded the brand, are as charming and delicate as their collection. Great decor, beautiful images, delicious printed dresses and tops : everything is made with great attention to details. Who are you, Tuchinda?

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Eggleston’s Tricycle went for $578,500

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On March 12, 2012, Christie’s auction house in New York sold a famous print of photographer William Eggleston’ “Memphis (Tricycle)” for $578,500. It was an 112x152cm (44x60in.) inkjet print, in an edition of two.

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Caramel Baby&Child, New Collection

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Caramel Baby & Child‘s summer collection is in stores. The brand is continuing to expand its network of retailers, especially strong in the USA, Korea and Italy. Caramel is principally known for party dresses, for printed pieces and for  special knits. This season the Budleigh DressBridport Dress and Accott Cardigan are top sellers. 

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Grace and the Ants

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Going through the photographic work of Rus Anson wakes up your senses. When I received a selection of images by photographer’s agent Barbara Laurie, one story particularly caught my eye; I wanted to see more and know more about what I called “Grace Coddington and the ants” story. Here’s what I gathered from the artist.

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A for Apple A/W Collection 2013

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The A for Apple Autumn/Winter 2013 collection captures elements from the best of 60’s pop art for a wardrobe plenty of fun with twinkling woven stars and trendy polka dots. Splashes of colour make their way onto monochromatic backgrounds, basics are adorned with prints including an iconic sketch of her beloved bulldog Puku.

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Artist Collaboration

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Take two cool brands, ask them to mix their design + knowhow and you get this cute luxury gift set for babies. This is not the first nor the last co-branding project for Atsuyo et Akiko or for Etiquette Clothier who have already a good experience in the field, as well as great future collaborations alined.

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Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion, Norway

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It must be very satisfying to build art and architectural structures in the middle of nowhere. The surrounding nature works as a frame or as an amplifier. Think Prada Marfa, Ordos Museum (Mongolia), James Turell at Roden Crater (Arizona). The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion is a new example to admire.  

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