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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!

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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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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

Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milano Salone del Mobile 2013

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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