Posted in ProductsMay 11, 2011
“Mellipou makes pregnancy look easy“. Specialized in clothes for babies and moms-to-be, the brand brings an element of fun with this tee-shirt. It comes with a hazard free coloring pen to customize, create special messages…and give an end to the eternal question “it’s a boy or a girl ?” that the view of a round belly inevitably provokes. www.mellipou.com
Posted in Parent & Child interviewsMay 9, 2011
Posted in ProductsMay 7, 2011
Posted in Design - Home DecorMay 6, 2011
Ooops, time flies! I am 3 weeks late with my report on Milano Mobile, the furniture fair…The first thing I want to share on Pirouette is Kidsroom Zoom, which was fun with its rich and colorful display of kid’s design. Books, art, furniture, installation : walking the space was like being in a museum, an experimental nursery, a concept store and a flat, all at the same time. Designers and brands included byBO Design, COLLECT Furniture, Kalon Studios, Kidsonroof, Momoll,Nonjetable, perludi, White Elephant DesignLab, ninetonine, NONAH!, Jäll & Tofta, Tukluk,Kostas Syrtariotis.
My favorite part was the installation byMartine Camileri (photos below), an artist who works around food. I had a chance to flip through the pages of her latest cooking book, a marvel of creativity. The main idea is common sense : if you help a child preparing its own food in a playful way, everything becomes more acceptable to the palate. And Martine is really a master in transforming any food into an edible piece of art. She can turn the “unattractive” veggies (celeriac, leeks, spinach, etc) into a mouse, spider or car….
No link for the book, but clickhere if you wish to read a fun interview of Martine as a child.
Kidsroom Zoom is currently in Graz, Austria, for the Design month (2-21 May). I know that Paola Noe, organizer of the event, is dreaming to take it to other cities, and particularly to London…if the cap fits, wear it!
Posted in ProductsMay 5, 2011
Classic, timeless shapes and delightful prints capture the innocent and playful spirit of children making Dagmar Daley‘s designs a big favorite of Pirouette. Don’t miss the key items of the season : patterned vintage-inspired bikinis, the return of the “sun suit,” and cool-for-summer dresses. Available at Sweet William.
Posted in Retail - WindowsMay 3, 2011
Miniteo just opened in Milan, a few steps away from its big sister, boutique Teo. The store focuses on shoes in small sizes with a thought for moms (range up to size 40). The main brand on display is Pepe (well done; I always wanted their models for myself!), surrounded by a few pieces by New Balance, All Stars and Hawaianas. All this in a delicious set up, largely inspired by the 50′s. Miniteo is not only a store, it is also an emotional place full of souvenirs from a lost childhood. Celadon colour, mosaic tiles, vintage toys; it feels like a shop from the past, warm and welcoming.
Posted in Retail - WindowsMay 1, 2011
Cool Festival Goers should visit www.kidsen.co.uk or step into KIDSEN’s store in Kensal Rise, North West London (111 Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise).
Posted in Mood of the dayApril 29, 2011
Where do you live? I live in Besancon (East of France), in a house by the river, just outside the city center. But I spend a lot of time in Paris where we have a flat. I also spent a year in Rome, when I was little. I can still speak Italian
Your passions in life? My friends, The Sims (3), animals and singing
How do you see yourself at age 25 ? I will still be stuying at that age. I don’t know if I will have a boyfriend or not…
Posted in BrandsApril 28, 2011
Brand Name ARAVORE - Country of origin UK – Paraguay
Date of creation of the company We begun working on the supply chain side – finding growers that we could work with and setting up a workshop/ training centre as far back as 2003. The brand was not launched until October 2005.
Name of the founders Sisters Yanina & NorahRead more