Posted in Mood of the dayAugust 6, 2011
Posted in Mood of the dayAugust 6, 2011
Coming from Manhattan, Brooklyn feels like an oasis of creativity and calm. When I moved to New York in 2004, taxis were reluctant to go take people to Brooklyn. Now it has become a must-visit destination with lots of great restaurants and cool hotels. Since we left New York in 2008, more than two thirds of our friends living in Manhattan have moved to Brooklyn! Here’s a few addresses for you.Read more
Posted in Trade ShowsAugust 4, 2011
From comments I gathered visiting Playtime New York on its last day, the show was rather successful : very busy Saturday, quiet on Sunday (all buyers at ENK, or at the beach?) and busy again Monday morning. In general, exhibitors reported that taking into account the economical climate, their results were above expectations.
Beloved brands included Atsuyo et Akiko, Bobo choses, Caramel baby & child, flora and henri, jess brown, kicokids, Lucky fish, Wowenplay, Shirin nyc, nico nico, A for apple, Pale cloud, Bensimon.
I discovered three new interesting brands : Son + daughters (eyewear company from Canada), Little by Lilit (Germany) and Oxanna by happy green bee (California). Not totally new, but I thought moving in the right direction with beautiful collections were Zolima (Hong Kong) and Little Lief (NY). I’ll write more about these five brands in the coming weeks.
Bobo choses did a wonderful “Thanks for trusting us” wall, listing all the store and media who helped them grow and get visibility. I found it very generous and moving. Bravo!
I hope to be back in March, as New York always has so much to offer…
A Contemporary Textiles Artist, Sara William focuses on dyslexia and the problems Sara has encountered both during her school life and beyond. The inspiration for her embroidered drawings comes from a school workbook completed by an eight year old dyslexic pupil and Sara’s visits to primary schools.
“I have focused on the red correction marks from my school days where I continually misspelt words and used these to influence the words and images of my work. By controlling the sewing machine as a drawing tool I have created pages from a book using handmade unbleached felt and itchy woollen blankets that, with my free machine embroidery, represent my childhood memories” explains Sara.
Posted in ProductsAugust 2, 2011
Posted in Parent & Child interviewsAugust 1, 2011
With two parents being bloggers, Clara is very tuned in to taking in the world around her. She loves going out to eat, watching cooking shows (Mad Hungry Food, Jacques Pepin, and Gordon Ramsay being her favorites), and traveling, as long as a swimming pool is involved. Yolanda her mother is an editor at large at Martha Stewart Living, co-founder of the wonderful blog Momfilter, and author of Travels with Clara.Read more
Posted in ProductsJuly 30, 2011
A preview of Mathilde de Turckheim-Retif ‘s Spring/Summer 2012. Headband Eva : multicoloured flower pompons in light cotton cloth. The whole collection of jewels and accessories will be presented at Paris accessory trade show Premiere Classe, Porte de Versailles Sept 3 – 6 2011. www.mathildeturckheim.com
Posted in Family TravelJuly 29, 2011
It’s always an early wake up when coming to New York from London. What’s so great about NY is that you will find life at any hour of the day. My daughter Jasmine and Iris were thrilled to find big blue bubble gums in a Deli at 6am, walking out of the hotel.Read more
Posted in Parent & Child interviewsJuly 28, 2011
Mika is a creative and sensitive little soul. She is always making presents to give away as she just enjoys expressing herself to others and seeing her recipient’s surprised smile. She sings and plays piano constantly but she is known for playing her drum-set which she’s been doing for 2 years now. Mother of the little artist, Teri Dimalanta (designer and artist) chronicles many of these creative adventures on the blog giddygiddy.com.Read more
Posted in Mood of the dayJuly 26, 2011
Name of the brand : we were small / Name of the company : We, Tigers
Date the company was created : 2009
Country of origin : Belgium / Country of production : Portugal
Founders : Tim Siaens & Pascale SmallRead more