Wonderlamps

It's been called "one of the coolest places to shop in the UK" by Elle Decoration, "a hard edge wonderland" by the NY Times. The products from Atelier Abigail Ahern (located in Islington, London), are also available online. Latest addition to a long list of eclectic products…

Pop space by Matali Crasset

  It's evolutive, it's beautifully designed, it encourages children's autonomy. This bedroom concept called Pop Space is created by Matali Crasset and produced by French company Espace Loggia. A great way for children to have a space on their own, that can be adapted to their…

Tolix welcomes Tatou, Girafe and Crocodile

    In a little more than 3 years, Tolix has conquered every stylish house all around the word. In addition to the reeditions of the iconic metallic chairs and stools, the French brand has developed a great range for children, including coat hangers called Tatou, a chalkboard…

Reflecting on the standardization of fashion

  Guest of 2009 at Villa Medici in Rome (the first one in the new category : fashion), Pascal Gautrand reflects on the standardization of fashion. For this exhibit at Musee Galliera in Paris, he worked with fashion students, asking them to decorate dolls from standardized…

The Witchcraft chair is fun

    The Witchcraft chair is made with sorghum cushions. The inspiration comes from the will to bring to life a material lately abandoned and connected to our tradition, through its use in an unusual field. Giorgio Biscaro met one of the last producer of sorghum broom and was…

Fabric application

Born in South Korea, Namhee Lee graduated with a degree in design and worked as a commercial interior designer predominantly in the fashion industry for over ten years. She moved to New York in 2002, started a family, and continued pursuing her passion for melding form and…

Something out of nothing

S.O.O.N?, a project by Kompott, was on display at the RCA Show in London. Kompott is a multidisciplinary collaboration between young, creative people (Pawe Jasiewicz, Maja Ganszyniec, Krystian Kowalski and Marcin Krygier). "This project recalls times when Fathers would make…

WeDoWood bamboo combo

  This little table made of bamboo with large drawer is called Geos. The drawer can be pulled out from both sides. To go with it, Lillys the chair, in timeless design. Both products are available in three colours, black, red and blue.  Company WeDoWood. Price £180 and £125.…

Total crush on 'pero'

I had a total crush on ‘péro’, a label showing exclusively at White for Kids in Milan, and created by Aneeth Arora, a textile graduate from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad + fashion graduate from National Institute of Fashion Technology. Aneeth creates wonderful…

Texture at Shanghai Expo 2010

  Lots of organic shapes and ultra textured surfaces at Expo 2010 in Shanghai. The most incredible example is the striking UK pavilion with its sea urchin aspect (made with 60,000 slender transparent rods). "Is it for real, mom?"...      

When Design & Function meet Education

  "Flapjack" is a furniture collection designed for children by Sebastian Bergne and edited by French company The Collection. The pieces of furniture are eco-friendly (water based varnish) and they have been concieved to be children's scale :  not too high, easy to move.They…

Keep an eye on Sharon and I

  Sharon Tulloch is an illustrator and a graphic artist. If you have visited the e-store socute.biz, you will have for sure noticed her cocktail of hand-drawn and computer-generated illustrations. Sharon was born in London, spent time in New York and currently lives in…