Achim Lippoth and White For Kids

  . . "Puppen", a new story from Achim Lippoth (photographer and publisher of kid' s wear magazine), will be exhibited at White For Kids in Milan on Sunday 27-29. For its second edition, White For Kids will also feature a special and funny project with kid's wear, a live photo…

Portraits of motherhood

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”,…

Kidswear Autumn/Winter 2010/11

    Time to open volume 31 of kidswear, the cult magazine for who likes food for thought, high cultural content and strong images. Glorious names again for this issue : Pina Bausch, Martin Kippenberger, Ian Curtis, Andy Warhol, with photographs from (among many others) Ryan…

Beautiful, good and respectful

Do you know Smiling Planet?  Behind beautiful designs and peaceful messages, this remarkable company delivers plates and bowls with no BPA, no phthalates, no lead, no toxic inks. It's not all : made from 100% recycled, 100% recyclable, the plates and bowls are stackable, top…

That little piano tune…

I met Zoe de las Cases at Maison et Objet in January and I really had a crush on her, on her booth, on her creations. She was really standing out, with her fresh and very focused collection of little decor objects. So nostalgic and so modern at the same time. Her video is a…

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.…

TV must see show

If you have a chance to be in the US this week, don't miss 9 By Design on Bravo TV (Tuesday May 11 at 10pm).  This new show about Design just started a couple of weeks ago and I have to say that it's really worth watching it for both the new way of approaching the subject,…

Les Enfants

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…

Creature : the puzzle!

Andrew Zuckerman"s  Creature was such a hit, no wonder someone had a the great idea to go beyond the book. This 4 floor puzzle box is just a perfect gift. Two double sided puzzles of 61 x 61 cm (24 x 24 inches), great to play and to decorate a kid's room. Check YoyaMart…

Kids furniture wanted…

Milan Furniture Fair was packed with colors, great material innovations and playful shapes. Children were quite largerly featured in catalogs and other selling tools, but I have to say that there were rather few products directly related to children. Nothing like the last…

Dog Light

Sampson is a Dog Light by James Plumb , made by hand from reclaimed wood and old pub sign lights for a head.  Presented in Milan, Sampson is a limited edition of 25 pieces.  Be aware and let the children know: it looks like a toy but it is not a…