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Company Profile : Pom d’Api

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Brand Name Pom d’ApiCompany name Rautureau Apple Shoes

Date of creation 1870 for the company, 1973 for the Brand

Country of origin France – Country of production France, Tunisia (and Asia for sneakers)

Name of the owners Guy Rautureau and Yvon Rautureau, sons of the founder Joseph Rautureau.

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Homes at play

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Just released, “Playful Homes” by Andrew Weaving is  not just another publication on kid’s rooms. The 240 pages book features twelve family homes, all designed

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Playtime New York – Part II

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I have to say that my favourite children’s trade show is Playtime New York. Well, two (main) good reasons

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For young eyes only…

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They are very stylish and wonderfully designed; they carry names such as Jackie, Lenny or Bobby; they do the best job to protect the eyes. Sons + Daughters‘ hot

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Happy mother’s day!

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Here’s a funny pop video featuring dresses by Bang Bang Copenhagen. This song was launched for International Women’s Day, by Swedish pop band Tikkle Me. Happy Mother’s day ! (UK).

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france culture

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When I was living in New York I was in love with European stores, and now that I am based in Europe, I buy most of my things in the Big Apple (the change rate is in my favour!). The grass is always greener…

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The basis of children’s joy

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I loved the feature “Toying with ideas – Philosophers on children” in the latest issue of Kidswear Magazine. A brillant compilation of  quotes on education and childhood by Nietsche, Hannah Arendt,

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San Francisco – what to see, where to eat and sleep

Zonal, Hayes Street Vintage chair; lovely yellow

I had a wonderful time in sunny San Francisco, where I was able to catch up with children’s designers Jess Brown & to Dagmar Daley. Both recommended 

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Nathan James, 5 & Carla-Rose 3 y old – Eze Bord-de-mer, France/Pacific Palisades, California

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Nathan is a very joyful and communicative boy with a passion for animals; he talks about them to every person he meets! Carla-Rose, as joyful as her brother, is articulate as well as being a true artist.

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Playtime New York – Part I

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Here’s a selection of the the brands that caught my eye at the show.

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Children’s stores, LA

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Although I spent a lot of time at Lost and Found in LA (see my post from last week), I also visited stores in West LA

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Boy, oh boy!

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Boy (by director Taika Waititi), is a movie to add to the MUST SEE list . 

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