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Wee Society : Art & Apps

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Wee Society is a new kids brand created by design firm Office, a team of moms and dads who believe in bright little minds, uncontrollable giggles and happy design. They produce prints for decoration as well as a learning app. The “Wee Alphas” on the decoration side features a quirky crew of 26 illustrated animals with a letter of the alphabet hidden in each one, and on the virtual side an iPad learning app for

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On the success of Scandinavian Brands

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Since I moved from the US to the UK four years ago, I was struck by the strong presence of Scandinavian brands, by their huge success – almost a cult thing one might say. I started asking around for the reasons of such a success; the words “comfortable, functional, fun, honest, fairly priced, well designed with children in mind” came back

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Obama!

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What a nice way to wake up with the wonderful news that Obama has been reelected. Well done America!

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Iris’drawing & Pluto Tees

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Ellen Oxhorn, founder of Pluto, is passionate about words, ideas and the whole world of visual thinking. She loves children’s books, vintage signs, pop culture, the graphic styles of a million illustrators as well as children’s drawings. All things reflected in her fun and playful collection. When Ellen saw Iris’drawings posted on Pirouette, she proposed to print one of them

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Bundle up!

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Freshly arrived at Sweet William is Mormor’s collection of cold weather comforts. Hand knit clothes with a personal touch made in Denmark and Bolivia. All made of soft, and warm alpaca wool. Perfect to bundle girls and boys of all ages in style.

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Collectif Copirates

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The “Collectif Copirates” was founded in 2009 by Lydia Rump (stylist) and Myriam Balaÿ Devidal (who graduated in Industrial Products Design at Ecole des Beaux Arts-St Etienne). Their poetic, fun and quirky creations caught my eye on Facebook and I am always happy to discover their fun posts. My favourite product is the Iris bag, who reminds me of my daughter (Iris!) ;-).

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Great architecture makes me happy

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This spiral shaped building is a project for a Buddhist temple soon to be built in Taichang, China. It  takes shape of a Mobius ring, reflecting the basic principles of Buddhism and the idea of reincarnation. It’s a bit like a new version Franck Lloyd Wright’S New York Guggenheim. By Shanghai-based architecture firm Miliy Design. extraordinary temple.

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Prepare children for the cold with Duvetica

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Italian brand of sexy down jackets Duvetica just launched a junior line for boys&girls (2-12 y) in 19 rich, vibrant, bright colours (check that amazing colour range). No prints, no un-necessary decorations and above all no logos, just the right details to make the jackets kids-friendly. Made of 100% pure French goose down, Duvetica equals super warm and comfy, but also

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A New Children’s Store in London : Amaia

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Amaia was founded in 2005 by two London-based mothers : Amaia originally from Spain and Segolene from Paris. Seven years after the opening of the Chelsea store, Amaia’s second lifestyle  boutique  arrives in Marylebone,  11 New Cavendish Street .

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It’s Trade Show Season Soon : CIFF KIDS Copenhagen

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This January I will finally visit CIFF KIDS, the trade show that all my friends rave about. The show counts approximately 300 brands such as Caramel Baby&Child, No Added Sugar, Pom d’Api and this year’s new comers include Petit by Sofie Schnoor, Noa Noa minature, Esencia, PèPè shoes, Danefæ.

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Numero 74 , what is Numero 74?

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Founded by Poupy Sfez and Nancy Fanton, Numéro 74 is a new brand/e-store of  textiles and vintage furniture for children . The brand is based in Italy and Poupy and Nancy (who are Italian + cousins) divide their time between Italy, Thailand, France and Ibiza. Poupy focuses on design and Nancy on management.  The textile collections are handmade in Thailand by women’s cooperatives and the vintage pieces are are gathered all around the world. Meet Poupy and Nancy.

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October in Lindos, Rhodes (Greece)

Lindos, Rhodes (Greece)

This is one of the joys of being in Europe : having so many wonderful and diverse destinations at close reach. Our latest travel was to Rhodes where our friends Tim&Dixie got married. It took us nearly 4 hours to reach the island and the first great surprise was going off the plane and feeling that delicious hot air. Mid October and 28 degrees in the evening makes you wonder

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