Jippi’s new home products

Based in Paris, Jippi promotes Norwegian design from the past and the present, by using natural and exclusive materials. Their sheepskins, reindeer skins, vases, small pieces of furniture are all highly desirable, and their latest collection of plaids Roros Tweed, in…

Cool & Beautiful : Eco Toy Tip Cart FRANZ” by Sirch

Tip cart FRANZ, by German company Sirch, is the winner of the Smallish Design Awards 2015 in the Eco Toy category. 

Art with Kids in Milan

This summer will take us to Switzerland (for only long enough to allow us a swim in an Alpine lake), to Italy (Milan, Bergamo and Venice), to Lithuania (Vilnius), to the Latvian countryside (near Daugavpils) and to France (Saint-Remy de Provence, Les Landes - just above Biarritz…

Where the wild things are

When was the last time - or indeed, the first time - that you went some place really wild with your kids? Not just off-road, but truly wild. Where there are no roads. A place that you might encounter an unfamiliar face. Perhaps the closest we've come to visiting a place that…

100 Questions: Family Edition

Last month, London's School of Life launched 100 Questions: Family Edition - a toolkit designed to bring families closer together. Good conversation can be the key to building strong connections between generations. It's not always easy to kickstart a truly enriching…

For the incurably curious

'A destination for the incurably curious'. The personal collection of over one million objects that Sir Henry Wellcome (1853-1936) collected in his lifetime represents the core of The Wellcome Collection, a true wunderkammer cabinet of curiosities, all revolving around the…

Origanids, pop up playhouses to unfold our imagination

Fascinated by modular micro-architectures, Sarah Osseland created the Origanids, foldable play houses made in recycled materials, that can be bought on her website needahouse.fr. 

DUDUK, Home Collection to sit in or on

When Naomi Bolderhey-Pescheux and Judith Bakker met in Indonesia. The two Dutch designers were expats in the country at that time, and it took them only a blink to come up with the idea to team and to create a children's line. DUDUK was born, out of a common love for beautiful…

Meditate on this

Elsewhere, Pirouette has remarked on the benefits of meditation for children, and simple ways that healthier classroom habits have improved school results. So it's natural to highlight this move at the margins of American schooling to make meditation part of the curriculum.…

Life lessons: Aniki-Bóbó (Manoel de Oliveira)

Rain, rain, rain. What better way to pass a rainy weekend than to catch up on unseen classics? It was high time to become acquainted with the films of Manoel de Oliveira, native of Porto, and the oldest active film director in the world, whose career spanned the silent era

Sunday Video : Let’s sing!

Good old Tina Turner singing Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu, a moving Peace Mantra while kids are playing, smiling, dancing. A good way to start the day. Happy Sunday!

There’s no place like home… away from home

Traveling with kids can be a challenge. Location, season, amenities all come into play. Of course there's also the kids' age to consider. There are the 'family friendly' hotel options out there, which can be hit and miss. What could be better than staying at home... away from…