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Pop pop pop…pop-up!

 

It’s been a decade since the first Pop-up Stores opened in Paris, London and Berlin. The clever concept has spread all over the world and flourished over the years, giving brands the occasion to meet new customers without huge investments and giving customers a chance to shop in a more interactive and fun way.

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If you are in New York this month, visit the Goat Milk Kidware Organic Pop-up Store (photo above), 524 Hudson Street (open till December 4, 10am-7pm).

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If you are in Berlin, visit PlayLOVEPop, “the first traveling Pop-up boutique” featuring Atsuyo et Akiko, Esp no.1, Kicokids, Wovenplay, an exhibit by Anna Palma and much more. Until December 23, Rykestrasse 50, Prenzlauer Berg – Berlin.

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A beautiful rabbit story

Today we were sorting out the book shelves to give some books to younger friends, but we could not we could not let that one go. An absolute favourite.

“Laurent tout seul”, The story of a little rabbit growing up and exploring the outside world alone. Text and ilustrations by Anais Vaugelade. L’Ecole des Loisirs. 

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The Tree

I watched two movies from Pirouettte interviews recently and I really liked them : The boy with the stripes pyjamas (Thanks Jenny Dalton) and Last train home (Thanks Lisa Wong). Today it’s my turn to recommend a movie : The Tree (Julie Bertuccelli, 2010). I watched it last night and I woke up with the images stuck in my head. The little Morgana Davies is very inspiring and the tree’s magic reminds a bit of Tim Walker with its octopus shape and little colorful lights.

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Picks of the week (n.4)

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1. Best of Brussels : Little Circus blog and shop – 2. Dress Gertrude in chiffon dots by Ses petites mains – 3. Marrakech modern handmade toys and decor objects by Zid zid kids – 4. La princesse au petit pois by Alexandra Darcissac - 5. Flora and henri‘s Essentials

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Noro, preview

 Noro S/S 2012, collection inspired by Monet – Photos Monika Elena Kost, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris. 

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Lola, 12 years old – Nouméa, New Caledonia

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Our mother and child of the the day are hard core travelers and adventurers. Lola doesn’t go to school anymore, she’s studying at home because there’s no French school in Salvador de Bahia, where she will be moving soon moving. Her mother Vanessa Pol,  founder of Zanzibook (Kids book App publisher) and father spend a lot of time with her; she helps her mother with Zanzibook

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Three good reasons to visit Selfridges

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1&2. French brand La Cerise sur le gateau just joined – 3. The white christmas windows, and particularly the giant orchid in a snow storm by Marc Quinn – 4. A brand new Caramel  Baby & Child store (20% discount on clothes this Saturday, Nov 25)

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Cox and Cox

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I really like the selection of objects at Cox and Cox – and not only their kid’s selection!

Check out www.coxandcox.co.uk

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Back to the woods

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When a London entrepreneur transplants her family to Yorkshire to start an upscale campsite (Jollydays Campsite).

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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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