Posted in HealthSeptember 22, 2014
The textile industry is known to use massive quantities of chemicals. How do these toxic components affect the body, what are they exactly, how to protect your children and yourself ? Little overview of the whole fabric chain + testimony from organic brand designers.
Posted in Culture,Family TravelSeptember 19, 2014
Leap and Hop is a series of travel books for children written by Isabelle Demenge and illustrated by Emilie Sarnel. A wonderful way for kids to be conscious travellers, to absorb facts and history about the countries they visit, in an interactive, playful way.
Posted in ProductsSeptember 16, 2014
EFVVA was brought to my attention by Deborah Beau of kickcanandconkers, so it is no wonder that it contains high amounts of hand-made and artistic content! Each item is different, created and painted or decorated by the owner Ewa Wróbel-Hultqvist, using premium ecological materials. Unique and inspiring.
Posted in ProductsSeptember 15, 2014
Naturally oiled leathers, metallic tones, exotic patterns are are the stars of the 10-is (say tennis) F/W collection. The shoes, simple and understated, are enriched by subtle yet noticeable details and design elements. 10-is offers the perfect choice to bring character to a casual silhouette.
Posted in CultureSeptember 14, 2014
We found an old Monopoly set in the attic of the summer house. My daughters were very keen to learn how to play. So I dusted off my memory of the rules, tried to recollect the Franc/ Dollar exchange rate (this set is from circa 1970), and we got down to business.
Posted in ProductsSeptember 11, 2014
It is always a source of great joy to find new brands that brings something new, different and clever to the market. The coup- de-coeur of this back to school 2014 is Play is Work, a capsule collection of ethically sourced and beautifully designed leather overalls, trousers, vests, created by Kaija Vogel, a truly inspiring artist.
Posted in PhotographySeptember 10, 2014
A Look At... Magnum photographer, Mark Power.
Posted in ProductsSeptember 8, 2014
Dagmar Daley worked in architecture and design before starting her line of kids clothing. Her stylish, simply detailed pieces are inspired by the pure and natural beauty of children and their imagery of childhood. The collections feature timeless designs, quality fabrics and fine detailing, all produced in San Francisco.
Posted in Mood of the daySeptember 7, 2014
We still have to fight against genetic determinism and the old newtonian belief that we are controlled by our genes, that we are born with an unalterable genetic inheritance. The truth is that can really become what we want to be, we can learn anything, as shown in this video by the Kahn Academy. An encouraging message for some kids that are back to school with a form of anxiety.
Posted in Design - Home DecorAugust 29, 2014
Chispum,, Sweetcase, Anatology, Sirch, Smiling Planet are among the brands not to miss at Maison&Objet. The home trade show will open its doors on September 5 in Paris. Thousands of exhibitors, and 305 children’s brands who will present toys, furniture, textile, home decor…all for children and their bedrooms.
Posted in HealthAugust 28, 2014
Posted in HealthAugust 25, 2014
We all know, or at least we have the intuition, that electromagnetic waves and fields (EMFs) have an effect on our health. UK studies have just shown that cell phone use in children and teens translates into 5 times greater increase in brain cancer. Here’s about how to protect you and your family.