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Eve Bowker, 4 years old – Washington DC, USA

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Eve is a conversationalist! She is also an athlete who loves to climb and to run whenever she is outside, and a budding aesthete who likes to read and draw intricate pictures when she is inside.  She adores playing with her family and friends, especially her baby sister, her school friends, and her cousins. Amanda is an art historian with a specialization in photo history.

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Picks of the week (n. 3)

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1. Recycle for Christmas…Cool selection of vintage toys, Little Vintage – 2. Animal kingdom : Nymphenburg plates and Abigail Brown peacock – 3. Natured inspired ceramics by artist and musician Edwyn Collins for Elli Pop – 4. Puzzle of Paris monuments by Vilac, at Noeuf.fr – 5. Personalize your christmas cards with Tiny-Us…easy & crafty! – 6. Delightful photography on Nouchine and sons

 

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Company Profile : La de dah kids

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Name of the brand La de dah kids

Date of creation Running for just over 2 years now

Country of origin Australia designed

About the founders On returning to Australia after living in Europe for 5 years and starting our own family, we discovered a real need for uniquely designed toys. With this, my partner and I became the co founders of La de dah kids- and we haven’t looked back!

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Giving waste a second life


 



If you like recycled wood, you’ll love Alicuccio’s furniture and toys. The young Sicilian artist graduated in sculpture at the Academy of fine arts, Catania. For him the concept of waste doesn’t exist in nature. Everything can have a second life. Like his chairs made and assembled only with pieces and material he found in the streets of Turin where he lives.

Alicucio will be part of KidsXMASzoom, an event created by Paola Noe (KidsroomZOOM).

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Welcoming Thumbeline

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New on the US West Coast, Thumbeline  was launched just a few months ago. Co-founder and buyer Lisa Wong worked as a fashion editor and stylist in New York before moving to the brand side as the fashion director for a women’s fashion/lifestyle label, a few years ago.

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Christmas decoration mood

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India song

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” The photographic series considers men’s space (mardana) and women’s space (zanana) in Mughal and Rajput palace architecture, havelis and mausoleums through large format digital photography. ”

Karen Knorr is an artist based in London www.karenknorr.com

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Lief, 3 years old – Brooklyn NY, USA

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Lief is particular about people’s names. She has to know everyone’s names. It’s the first question she asks when she meets someone. Is it because her own name is so particular and so charming? Ilana, her mother adds “Lief also loves dressing up especially in my clothes and heels”. No surprise when your mom is a fashion designer! Ilana is the founder of children’s brand Little Lief.

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Picks of the week (n. 2)

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1. Apron and poster by Deuz – 2. Great selection of science books, Sweet William  - 3. Tees, Pjs and underwear with fun graphics by Picnik, a new brand from Barcelona (Spain) – 4. Cool selection of presents by Bianca&family – 5. Embroidered cushions spotted in a church, Manchester (UK) – 6. Must have christmas paper garlands, Les Colocataires – 7. Photos serie by Melanie Rodriguez in Papier Mache 8. Inspiring home decor by Fabbriko

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Company Profile : Zolima

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.Brand name ZOLIMA - Name of the company Zolima limited

Date of creation  Spring 2009

Country of origin French in Hong Kong - Country of production Asia

Name of the founder Nicole Andrianjaka de Surville

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A London PR Firm

 

 Sarah Hand and Bridget Jacottet -  Above, products from Kidsen

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Bridget Jacottet and Sarah Hand are the two founders of London PR agency SAIBR for aspiring family brands – from birth and beyond. Their clients include Kidsen, the UK’s first Scandinavian children’s retailer and the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain. I was impressed by SAIBR PR Agency from the day I received their first emails, promoting their clients. I embarked in an informal conversation with the talented pair… 

How long have you been in the children’s industry?

We have been working in PR for 30 years between us and we have worked across a broad spectrum of clients such as John Lewis, Waitrose, Kellogg’s, Robinson’s, National Youth Ballet and Green Baby. We started SAIBR PR in February 2011 so it’s still our new baby.

What are your favourite cities in the world and why?

Bridget – For me it’s Paris and the cobbled streets of Le Marais. My guilty pleasure is the hotel Pavillon de la Reine. I love walking around the Jewish area eating falafel and watching people go by. I also love French children’s clothes shops.

Sarah – If I didn’t live in London I would definitely head for New York. I feel like I’m stepping into a film set every time I go! I love children’s boutique Sweet William it sells the most adorable things.

Have you seen interesting/new children’s stores that you liked recently?

We love Scandinavian children’s store Kidsen. The founder Corina is a master at finding beautiful things for kids. Little Acorns to Mighty Oaks is a new favourite find. It sells fab non toxic products for the whole family. As we represent family brands we are always peeking into shops!

An online destination, preferably children’s related, that inspire you?

We are inspired Divalysscious mums a New York mums trends and Events inspired site, it is so New York and glamorous it’s very inspiring for us.

A magazine, preferably children’s related, that you like to follow?

We relish looking at the photography in Milk Magazine. It’s great and you never tire of it.  Angels and Urchins is an outstanding guide for London’s parents – it’s a very cool publication and is full of fantastic, finds for children.

What inspires you at the moment?

The power of twitter and how it is unites and helps brands, mums, press in fact everyone! It’s fantastic for finding things out, sharing and speaking directly to journalists and bloggers.

The interesting places in the area where you live?

 Sarah – I live in Kensal Green which is buzzing with new shop, bar, restaurant and deli openings. It has the oldest English Cemetery still in use, The Lexi Cinema which has a great kids club, the best flower shop in London Scarlet and Violet and of course Kidsen…you can’t go wrong!

Bridget – I live in Crouch End and it’s a hub for little boutiques and independent shops. It’s great for families as there are lots of parks including Stationers with a new big fort! I love Virgin gym as it has a brilliant creche for the kids and Dunnes the big family run bakery which is great for traditional cakes and bread including current bun men!

Your favourite place for family holidays?

Kent coast covering Camber Sands, Dungeness, Rye, Tenterden. So beautiful and eerie with lots to do for little people. Alderburgh, Suffolk is another favourite spot. It’s worth a visit if only for the famous Alderburgh Fish and Chip shop!

Your perfect Sunday?  A lie in would be nice followed by the Sunday papers but that hasn’t happened for a long time ! Failing that watching the kids play in Golders Hill Park followed by a big roast with lashings of ice-cream and a film!


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Carmen, 8 years old – Vigo, Spain

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Sonia Alonsodescribes her daughter Carmen as “a girl who loves to sew & to draw, who is also very friendly & responsible with homework”. We all want kids like that! While carmen is drawing and sewing, Sonia can focus on her well documented website  about kid’s fashion, called menuda moda.

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