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What’s up in Argentina? Ask Maru!


She’s a photographer and she lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her full name is Maria Eugenia Alvarez Colodrero, but you can call her Maru.  Not a mum yet, Maru  has 2 nieces and 1 nephew that she loves sooo much: Serena 1year, Francesca 2 years, Pedro 6 years. She takes pictures for magazines and brands, but she also spends time working on commissions and personal projects. The right person to ask about kid’s fashion in Argentina

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Company profile : douuod


Brand name : DOUUOD (Doudou, pronounced dwoodwoo) - Country of origin :  Italy

Created in : 2006

Name of the founders : Patrizia Boscherini, Elisabetta Mambelli

Sales points : 5 flagship stores, 200 multibrand stores worldwide – Multibrands includePupi Solari (Milano), Sciuscià (Napoli), San Carlo (Torino)

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Iconic families


Thanks to Jenny from cool blog the-little-list for sharing these pictures of singer Serge Gainsbourg and wife Jane Birking. Lou and Charlotte, you made (an still do!) dream many of us!

Currently on display in London (Phillips de Pury; last days) and in New York (Bonni Benrubi Gallery) are the wonderful photos of Linda McCartney. A good occasion to peep at another similar one-of-a-kind family life, with little Kate and Stella this time.

If you can’t see the photos in real life, have a look at the book. Jaw-dropping.

Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs by Annie Leibovitz, Martin Harrison, Alison Castle and Linda McCartney

I am off to Venice Biennale. A little break but I’ll be posting again next week!

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New designers on a very playful mood

Freya Sewell

Jo-Yun Wang

Lucy Bunney

Hannah Niskanen


Lots of playful design as well as children’s related year-end projects at the New Designers show in London. Let’s hope the ideas of the young graduates will have an impact on the market.

And let’s wish some of their wonderful products will also be available to buy.



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Happy 10 years SIRCH!


Sirch, the German company of  wooden good is celebrating its 10 years anniversary. New products in the range, the x baby-highchair and x wooden storage box for toys will be presented at Maison & Objet in Paris in September.


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Sophia, 4 years old – London, UK


Sessi (Sophia) loves ballet, being creative , adventuring , she is incredibly curious and asks questions about everything. Her mother Carla de Reyes Mezbur is the Co-founder of  Sisters Guild ( blogger ( and full time mum to Sessi (Sophia) 4 and Oona 2.

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Pavlov, our new dog


Our dream is to have a dog : a Weimaraner, a Pointer, a Labrador, a Comodorre…We like them big, which makes it difficult with our rather urban style – the poor creature wouldn’t be very happy in a flat. One day we might do the big jump to the countryside, so in the meantime we have adopted a new friend : a cardboard puppet by Garudio Studiage that we found at Sarah Supermarket in Selfridges. We love our little Pavlov and…no need to take him to the park. Your children keep asking for a little rabbit or a baby lion? No fight, Garudio has that too.



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I shop Caramel


Sales everywhere; time for good bargains! My guilty pleasure of the week was a tour at Caramel baby&child.

I love the feel of the stores (clean but generous), the products and brand selection, the visual displays and the touches of vibrant colours.


Caramel baby&child – 291 Brompton Road, South Kensignton - 259 Pavilion Road, Sloane Square - 77 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill


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Madeline, 7 years old – Chicago, USA


Maddie, 7 and her brother Simon, 4  live in Chicago, IL. Maddie loves to perform in front of a crowd, wear beautiful ballet costumes and pose for photos. Alyson is a designer and developer of kids books and printed matter in Chicago, IL. She started her own press this year called Grow Books press.

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Quick preview on Christmas 2011 (that early?!)



Lovely puzzle – a quick preview on one of the wonderful toys that will be available for Christmas  2011 at Nature&Decouvertes

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Too hot? Here's a bit (just a bit) of snow (and lots of pleasure)…



Photos by Melanie Rodriguez for Kickers.

And because Melanie’s photos are so pleasant to watch, let’s add a bit of ice and a lemon zest to the snow…(photos for Emile et Ida).

Vist Emile’s website to see more of her work, including editorial for the latest issue of Doolittle Magazine.


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Rose, 7 years old – Cannes, France


Rose, Penelope (2 years old), Thierry and Anne live in Cannes, in a beautiful villa overlooking the sea, surrounded by lavender and olive trees. Rose is an early bird but she’s so nice to the rest of the family that she reads quietly in bed (sometimes for more than an hour) until everyone wakes up. She loves creating all sorts of objects with plants, flowers and other materials gathered in her wanderings. Anne, who shares a passion for literature with her daughter, is also a painter (see her blog here).

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