Posted in Design - Home DecorJune 13, 2011
Raining? Scared that the bored children might give those cute dolls a make over or, even worse, a hair cut? Opt for this fun d-y-i kit by design awarded Donna Wilson – Each pack contains a pre-stitched creature shape, stuffing + felt bits + bobs and step by step instructions. No sewing skills required. All monster kits are unique, the Monster shown is only to give an idea what a monster could look like. Price £15.60. www.donnawilson.com
Posted in Mood of the dayJune 12, 2011
It was raining all day so the Corolle babies, Madame Mo and Qee had a long grooming session…This will sound very familiar to many parents I am sure!
Stacey Fraser, owner/designer of Pink Chicken, and two daughters. Belle, 9 years old, is a super sweet sensitive kids who has lots of friends and hobbies. She plays ice hockey and basketball. .. and really loves to cook and draw. As sweet as Belle is, Sadie, 5 and half, is just as mischievous! She has a great sense of humor and loves to draw, ice skate, sing, dance and annoy her big sister!
Posted in Mood of the dayJune 9, 2011
I am totally in love with children’s drawings so I was enchanted when Unmesh Dasthakhir
wrote me from Bangalore to show me the work of his 4.5 years old daughter Lea. If you share my passion, visit mypurplesketches to see more of Lea’s beautiful drawings and paintings.
Posted in ProductsJune 8, 2011
Fruit of the imagination of a trio of young executive parents, Clotaire is a new brand, inspired by 50′s school shoes. Violaine Belle-Croix (journalist), Wenceslas Betolaud (Jurist) and Johanna El Iman (Marketing manager in luxury goods) shared the same wish to equip their children with clean & stylish shoes, at a reasonable price. They came up with a product that all cool mothers will love : a leather low boot made in Portugal at 58 euros. The shoe (unisex), is lined with contrasted leather (Italian soft quality – vegetal dye) and matching laces (8 color combinations including black/caramel, brown/baby blue, grey/pink, navy/orange). Mark your calendar! Available in size 24 to 36, from September on www.chaussuresclotaire.com.
Olive has style, which she might have taken after her mother Ashlyn Gibson, founder of Olive loves Alfie, an East London children’s store. Ashlyn is also the UK correspondent for www.kidswear-department.com (the blog off shoot of kidswear magazine). The two seem to share a love for France and for kittens…
Posted in Design - Home DecorJune 6, 2011
If you are looking for ideas to create shop windows or party decorations, you might love the paper flowers by Pom-Pom-Factory.
They are available in many colours and sizes, versatile and reasonably priced.
Available at Bobo Kids, 29 Elystan Street, London
Posted in Culture,Mood of the dayJune 4, 2011
On the list of family films that make us really laugh, those by Louis de Funes rank highly. Very French and very 70′s, favourites include Rabbi Jacob, Oscar or La Folie des Grandeurs.There is one I particularly like, called l’Aile ou la cuisse (The Wing and the Thigh), a criticism of processed food (industrie agro-alimentaire), a hilarious parody yet very visionary, and a good introduction to food issues for younger generations.
Posted in Family TravelJune 2, 2011
I have spent all my summers in Les Landes as a child. My parents fall in love with the place and bought a house there soon after I was born. Les Landes is located in South West of France; it is a long strip that goes from South of Bordeaux to North of Biarritz. It was planted with pine trees under Napoleon, to fix the moving sand ground.
Posted in Mood of the dayJune 1, 2011