In situ

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…

Easter bunny

    Julie Klear Essakalli, designer of Zid zid Kids, is also an illustrator. I featured the book The Butter Man on Bubble news and trends last year, after the book she illustrated  won the Children's Africana Book Award. I just discovered that Julie has an…

Shoebox art auction and exhibition

In support of Kids Company’s work with vulnerable children and with the help of the Bryan Adams Foundation, forty leading contemporary artist have created a room from their childhood inside a shoebox. The forty pieces  will be sold through a…

Tower of owls

Lisa Grue's solo show "Owls have more fun" opened last Thursday at Gallery Hanahou in New York. The gallery transformed into a graphic woodland of oversize proportion with an owl tower over visitors on the wall and spread out on a large rug. A must see if…

Sit Down : Seating for Kids

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Design bible

This is such a beautiful book by author Carole Daprey Carole has a passion for children’s vintage furniture and the history behind it. She uses her blog as a filing cabinet for her inspirational finds and ideas: “A drawer for this, a drawer serving as a place to store every…