Posted in ProductsJuly 15, 2012
We bought a “4D Vision Frog Anatomy” kit at Praxton Gate, in San Francisco. That store is really great and we spent hours looking at the curiosities, games and books on display; a wonderful selection for kids and adults. Yesterday in London was a pretty ugly and rainy day and we finally sat down at the living room table to assembly the frog.
Tyler is a sports enthusiast, and begrudgingly good pianist. Ali Wing his mother is the Founder/CEO of giggle and giggle.com, the stylish chain of baby products for new and expecting parents.
Posted in BrandsJuly 13, 2012
Brand name : kidscase
Website : www.kidscase.com
Date of creation : 2000
Country of origin : The Netherlands - Countries of production : India, China, Turkey, Portugal
Name of founders/owners : Merel Verbrugge & Jacqueline van Nieuwkerk
Posted in Trade ShowsJuly 12, 2012
About ten American brands were showing at Playtime Paris this season. I’ve asked them some comments on the show, the visitors that came to their booths and the economic climate in the US. Here there are, in alpha order…
Posted in ProductsJuly 12, 2012
Faguo is a sustainable brand created in 2009 by two young French entrepreneurs, Frédéric Mugnier et Nicolas Rohrof. In China for a student’s exchange, they had the idea to start a new project and to ethically produce it there.
Posted in CultureJuly 12, 2012
It was the main attraction at last year’s Venice Art Biennale : The Clock by Christian Marclay, a spectacular and hypnotic 24-hour art video. In NY this summer; don’t miss it !
Zoe is a world traveler, a pink lover, a daydreamer who wants to be a princess and can not live without her bunny “Pinpin”. Born in NYC from a French/German + a Belgian father, she carries three passports. She loves many things in life, but her dislikes are funny ones : having water in her eyes, anything green in her plate, socks, sparkling water, spicy food and having to count backwards from 10 to one for school.
Posted in Mood of the dayJuly 11, 2012
Monthly subscription boxes are in trend. Mostly around food or fashion, they deliver a selection of products to your door, with an element of surprise which is the key of success. New to the market, Little Puggle is targeted to children between 3 and 7 years and offers an exciting box full of high quality arts and craft kits and fun activities. Neat!
Posted in Trade ShowsJuly 9, 2012
This was a good edition of Playtime. I heard quite a few people complaining that children’s fashion is a bit stagnant and repetitive, but I got personally quite enthusiastic about the brands on display.
With a child like Iris at home, we feel we don’t need to go to the theatre or to the circus anymore. She’s a real entertainer and a comic, and we laugh for a whole evening when she starts a show. But her true passion is drawing and she can spend hours with a pencil in hand. It feels very strange to me, the usual interviewer to be part of the game…But it’s fun! Florence/Pirouette
Posted in Mood of the dayJuly 7, 2012
Tiles are eco-friendly and they are versatile : they can be used for a floor or on walls, inside and outside. based in Marrakech, Popham Design has the most beautiful tiles, bringing a modern design sensibility to the tradition of Moroccan cement tiles. Their patterns are all available in any combination of colors from a 70-shade palette, so people can really have fun with them.
Posted in Mood of the dayJuly 6, 2012
Name of the brand : amore di mamma / Name of the company : amore di mamma GmbH
Date of creation : May 2010 – in Berlin
Country of origin : Germany
Name of the founders : Yolanda Ng & Verena McNamara