Alium Boutique opened in Garzon (Uruguay) in 2008 by Carolyn Prevett (textile designer) and Mariano Piñeyrúa (industrial designer), founders of Alium Design Studio. Both students of the Centro de Diseño Industrial (CDI) Montevideo, Carolyn and Mariano play with the aesthetics of the peaceful village. Respecting the materials and techniques of craftsmen, Alium develops unique and original products
Posted in Retail - WindowsJanuary 25, 2012
Deborah Beau started her blog Kickan & Conkers in 2009. Since then, she’s been posting everyday (at least) about wonderful finds of all sorts : wooden toys, vintage dolls, paper design, books, illustrations and much more. Besides her prodigious blogging, Deborah Beau has also been an incredibly active networker, bringing together the best bloggers, creating links and building a nice community around her.
Posted in Family TravelJanuary 24, 2012
The largest city in the Southern hemisphere, Sao Paolo counts 20 millions habitants, 10 millions cars and the largest Italian, Jewish, Japanese communities in the world. A tower of Babel full of energy and vitality. And stunning architecture. Could you live here?
Posted in Mood of the dayJanuary 23, 2012
Jeanette Petersen recently launched Little Fashion Factory, a PR Firm specialised in children’s products, in Copenhagen.
Posted in Family TravelJanuary 21, 2012
Modern Rio, Vintage Rio, Decadent Rio, Rio is so much beauty and fun. All vertical, with a crazy urban jungle and beautiful beaches. We loved the Jardim Botanico, a must to visit with kids.
Posted in Design - Home DecorJanuary 20, 2012
Lamps “Favourite things” by Chen Karlsson for Studio Eno
Posted in Parent & Child interviewsJanuary 19, 2012
Eulalie is a cute as her name, and as blod as the summer sun - Marine her mother is the founder of e-store Little Factory.
Posted in ProductsJanuary 18, 2012
It was fun to visit the store-atelier of Petit Retro in Sao Paolo. It was like being transposed to Paris for a moment.
Petit Retro , a Franco-Brazilian brand of accessories and decor, was created in 2004 when two friends, Luca Schiller (Brazilan with a French soul) and Tinou Le Joly Senoville (French illustrator) decided to join forces. Luca and Tinou put together a poetic and playful concept based on childhood memories, extensive use of colours
Posted in PhotographyJanuary 14, 2012
Photos by Rio de Janeiro born photographer Marc Ferrez (1843-1923)
Posted in Mood of the dayJanuary 13, 2012
We found a lovely place in the hills of Santa Teresa : Lola Cafe Atelier. Lola is an artist who produces lots of colourful and playful thinks, for kids and their rooms : garlands, little frames, hair clips, jewellery, felt crowns, etc. The best of her creations is a mini stove/oven made out of recycled steel container, bottle and jar taps. My daughters had an incredible amount of fun playing at Lola’s. Like being back to the good old times when toys were invented and created, not manufactured.
Posted in BrandsJanuary 12, 2012
Brand name macarons Company name macarons GmbH
Date of creation July 2011
Country of origin Germany Country of production 100% made in Germany The region of the Swabian Alps in South Germany is a great spot where you can still find some amazing craftsmen talent in textile manufacturing.
Posted in Mood of the dayJanuary 11, 2012
Paris welcomes a new children’s boutique called Chou Fleur (cauliflower). This 35 square meter store is located in the 5th arrondissement, known for its concentration in universities, libraries and cinemas focused on good old classics. Founder of Chou Fleur, Véronique Suzzoni mixes toys, decor, clothing and accessories, but also events for her little clients : workshops, birthday parties, English for beginners.