Santa Bindemane is the Author of first Latvian kids lifestyle blog Kids Gazette. Contributor to several magazines in Latvia, she writes about children’s fashion and design. Maya is a typical 4 years old girl with passion for princesses and Hello Kitty, but she loves to pretend herself to be a flying mouse or a monster.
Posted in Mood of the dayJune 22, 2011
Fun posters installation in Le Marais, Paris. A real source of inspiration for a kid’s story.
Don’t ask me more about the performance behind the photos (which seems great fun), I was going to try and find out some info when I met a friend I hadn’t seen in 15 years. Off we went for a “ballon de rouge” (glass of red wine) in a quaint little cafe of Rue de Bretagne…Ah Paris…!
“Make a wish list of 5 things found round the net!“. This question was sent to me last week by Santa Bindemane, author of Kids-Gazette. The bi-lingual (Latvian/English), Riga-based blog features all sorts of wonderful things including “non-standard solutions for everyday life”. My selection included a fun green bean bag from Serendipity, yellow salt water sandals from Sweet Williams (my girls favorites since our New York days) and a frog kite from Petit Pan. Click here to see the full selection/article.
Norvegian brand Jumina is back at Bubble London with a new collection and another remarkable photo story by Jens Haugen. Key items in Jumina’s S/S 2012 are the “ballerina” dresses as well as gorgeous jumpsuits and embroidered pieces. All in organic fairtrade certified cotton.
Click here to see another post on Jumina (from March 16).
Getting the house ready for Jasmine’s 7th birthday. Celebrating all day : fifteen girls, fairy princess and face painter in the morning, five boys for a Star Wars screening and lego in the afternoon. Wish me luck…(and don’t ask about the sexist segmentation; Jamine’s choice!).
Posted in Culture,PhotographyJune 17, 2011
Benjamin Lacombe is a talented young French illustrator, cartoon designer and children’s books writer. He graduated from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris (ENSAD) and worked as an advertising and animated movie artist before completing his first comic series at the age of 19. We are addicted to his stories and stunning drawings : The little sorceress, Lin Yi’s lantern, Blanche Neige, Cherry and Olive. His books are translated in Spanish, German, Korean, Chinese and of course English. Benjamin lives and works in Paris with his dog Virgile, often found hiding among the pages of his books. benjaminlacombe.com
Posted in Products,Trade ShowsJune 16, 2011
Cool sunglasses by zoobug – Bubble London, Sunday June 19/Monday June 20 – stand D12
A year ago I didn’t know what a fouta was. I just knew that I loved light bathroom towels like the honey comb ones of my Swiss grandmother, or the ones I used in chic hotels and hammam places in Morocco. Today, I have a house full of them, and I use them in every occasion, as home or beach towels, sarong, bed throws, picnic blanket. Foutas are absorbent, lightweight and wash brilliantly. The best provider I’ve found so far is www.febronie.com : excellent quality, great choice of colors, and foutas in children’s sizes. Fouta’s Folie…
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Posted in Design - Home DecorJune 14, 2011
I had a total crush on this white bear, made in Latvia.
Handmade in 100% wool felted, it measures 45 cm (17″) and is the ideal decor companion.
Available on Etsy – Thanks to e-glue for bringing it to my attention!
Posted in PhotographyJune 13, 2011
“Nina is a 6 years old girl from Ireland. She’s living in Los Angeles for a couple of years with her parents, who are close
friends of mine. I went over to her house that day, in the beautiful neighborhood of Laurel Canyon. Which is where a lot of musicians
in the 60′s and 70′s lived. Very hippie. She picked out her clothes and took me up to her trampoline, which was
on a hill in her backyard. She started showing me tricks on in and the light was streaming in and I just started shooting.
It was her first time taking pictures and she told me stories about her friends while I shot. The shoot lasted almost 3 hours,
as she wanted to go to a lot of different places in her house. We took pictures by her pool, in her bedroom, and all over her backyard.
She pretty much art directed the whole thing!”
Emily Ulmer www.emilyulmer.com
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