News from the North

Wiebke is mother to 3 lovely girls named Pauline, Liv and Molly, and wife of Peter, a gallery owner (www.galerie-kruse-flensburg.de). The family lives  in North Germany at the Danish border where Wiebke runs her label Line+Liv and also her store…

Dots and Checks

The AW10/11 collection from Dutch brand Buisjes En Beugels +++will be soon available for purchase (end of August). Named Dots and checks, vive l’art! , it features nostalgic colors from passed 80s’ like nude, bright yellow, neon pink and Queens blue. From 18 months to 10…

Founded in 1893, still cult in 2010…

How many of the cult brands from your childhood are still around? If you think carefully, you will notice that a fair number disappeared, including Pan-am, Fruit of the Loom, Buster Brown, Tang Powder drink, etc. Unlike those, Petit Bateau, founded in 1893 and worn by…

Precious summer accessory

I love summer scarves. They are the perfect stylish accessory and they are also quite often a functional, indispensable item. Wether you are switching from baking hot temperatures to freezing cold air conditioned places, or if you are climates where the evenings get chilly,…

From Sweden, with love for tradition

Many years ago in Sweden, life revolved around the homestead. Beautiful colours and patterns were highly appreciated, decorating both day-to-day life and festivities. Inspired by this heritage, Lycka Form presents a collection of blankets that combine the old…

Rock'n'huggable

Plush is a sparkling children’s brand from Belgium. It’s huggable, it’s cute, it’s raw and somewhat rock’n’roll! The handmade colourful high-class tees finished with felt up-prints are very fun to wear. No wonder : the choice of material, colours and forms of the…

Look up!

With the Sky Planter, Boskke really transforms the way people enjoy plants in their living environments. This company from New Zealand was no longer satisfied with having plants relegated to the remote corners of a room, so they elevated them into stunning interior features.…

Max and his friends…

Check out the new products from Sirch. Germans are definitely the best providers of well thought / well done clean&stylish children's furniture in Europe. Max the tractor now has its trailer Lorette, Frantz the wheelbarrow allows gardening with mom and dad and Suiko…

Gold is in the air…

Lots of news on Atsuyo et Akiko's e-store, including these mysterious bags, with their golden masks. Matching letters tees, just so chic!

Quotables by KicoKids

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 info@kicokids.com. …

Petite jewelry

Nest Pretty Things Kids is a children jewelry line designed by Tamar Schechner. A former creative director and photos stylist, Tamar started designing accessories and jewelry after moving to a small Vermont village with her husband and three sons, a few years ago. This…

For children, by children

I am very excited to feature Smories.com on Pirouette. It is a wonderful free website where children can watch short films of new stories being narrated by other children. Smories has been dubbed the "perfect bridge between the traditional book and the future of…