US based photographer Davina Zagury did many projects around childhood, starting with a beautiful story on vintage toys called “The Land of Lost Toys”, published in Milk Magazine in 2004. Later she worked, in collaboration with the store Pomme, on “The Doudou project”, featuring children and their favorite teddy or dolls followed, a couple of years later by a story calls “Sibblings”. When she became a mother (her little boy is now 2), she thought she would love to have a professional picture of her and her son. That made her think it could be a great project to work on, that would give a wonderful opportunity to other moms. She set up a studio for Mother’s Day weekend and she photographed 26 mothers with their children. Davina says it was challenging but everyone had lots of fun and the results came out beautiful. Unforgettable experience and precious portraits.
The third edition of Milk Collections is out, featuring over 150 brands, and 1000 silhouettes for Fall/Winter 2010-2011. A great tool for everyone, from children’s industry insiders to parents who want to browse the best children’s collections before they hit the stores. 192 pages of excitement (you want to buy everything), but I had a special crush on BOdeBO, Dandy Star, Surface to Air, Wafflish Waffle and Petit Lucas du Tertre (for their great sense of humour).
Lots of news on Atsuyo et Akiko‘s e-store, including these mysterious bags, with their golden masks.
Matching letters tees, just so chic!
Kicokids, the brand that never lacks innovative ideas, is doing this “quotables” project for Spring/Summer 2011. Interactive and fun, isn’t it? You can participate, sending your little one’s cutest quotes (in any languages, yes!) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for helping spreading the words!
In the English language, blue often represents the human emotion of sadness. In German, on the other hand, to be “blue” (blau sein) is to be drunk. Conversely blue, a very popular color can represent happiness and optimism as days with clearer, blue skies tend to be considered times where these emotions are more easily expressed. (Wikipedia).
Photos Milan “Fuori saloni” – Venini
There were still lots of birds and cages all over Milan, but the real stars of the design week were books. Books as display, books as furniture, books as shelves, books as flooring, books were simply at every corner. Sign of the times, designers remind us that virtuality will soon replace paper.
Photos Capellini, Maison Martin Margiela, Boffi, Aspesi.
Back in January, after visiting the show Maison & Objet in Paris, I featured the embroidered animals by Frederique Morrel on Pirouette. Beautifully made out of vintage materials, crossover between handmade tapestry and taxidermy, the animal had a lot success. It was a great surprise to come across them again in Milan, wonderfully displayed in the garden of Rossana Orlandi, among wine leaves and other amazing pieces of design from all over the world.
Flower festival for Bonpoint Rue de Tournon, Paris.