Posted in CultureSeptember 14, 2014
We found an old Monopoly set in the attic of the summer house. My daughters were very keen to learn how to play. So I dusted off my memory of the rules, tried to recollect the Franc/ Dollar exchange rate (this set is from circa 1970), and we got down to business.
Posted in ProductsSeptember 11, 2014
It is always a source of great joy to find new brands that brings something new, different and clever to the market. The coup- de-coeur of this back to school 2014 is Play is Work, a capsule collection of ethically sourced and beautifully designed leather overalls, trousers, vests, created by Kaija Vogel, a truly inspiring artist.
Posted in PhotographySeptember 10, 2014
A Look At... Magnum photographer, Mark Power.
Posted in ProductsSeptember 8, 2014
Dagmar Daley worked in architecture and design before starting her line of kids clothing. Her stylish, simply detailed pieces are inspired by the pure and natural beauty of children and their imagery of childhood. The collections feature timeless designs, quality fabrics and fine detailing, all produced in San Francisco.
Posted in Mood of the daySeptember 7, 2014
We still have to fight against genetic determinism and the old newtonian belief that we are controlled by our genes, that we are born with an unalterable genetic inheritance. The truth is that can really become what we want to be, we can learn anything, as shown in this video by the Kahn Academy. An encouraging message for some kids that are back to school with a form of anxiety.
Posted in Design - Home DecorAugust 29, 2014
Chispum,, Sweetcase, Anatology, Sirch, Smiling Planet are among the brands not to miss at Maison&Objet. The home trade show will open its doors on September 5 in Paris. Thousands of exhibitors, and 305 children’s brands who will present toys, furniture, textile, home decor…all for children and their bedrooms.
Posted in HealthAugust 28, 2014
Posted in HealthAugust 25, 2014
We all know, or at least we have the intuition, that electromagnetic waves and fields (EMFs) have an effect on our health. UK studies have just shown that cell phone use in children and teens translates into 5 times greater increase in brain cancer. Here’s about how to protect you and your family.
Posted in CultureAugust 6, 2014
The wonderful universe of Zim & Zou is made of paper sculptures, installations, illustrations and more. No computer for this French duo composed by Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann as they prefer to create real objects using paper or other tangible materials.
Posted in Culture,Mood of the dayAugust 4, 2014
We are obsessed with our kids. Society’s move from ancestor worship to descendant worship has made us uninterested in culture, more primitive in our outlook, worse citizens, and ultimately… boring. That seems the Parenting Paradigm as presented by the English media. Readers of Pirouette know that it need not be this way.
Posted in HealthAugust 2, 2014
Kids Right to Know was founded by Rachel Parent, a 13 yrs old, who became one of the anti-Gmo movement’s most serious campaigners and gives new meaning to the term “youth activism.”
Posted in PhotographyJuly 31, 2014
A Look At... Olivier Ribardière self taught photographer specialising in children’s fashion