Science and Silliness

Since we visited Patagonia and learned about the straights of Magellan - tracing the H.M.S. Beagle's voyage on a map - Darwin has captured our girls' imaginations. The imaginations of Darwin's own children have recently come to vivid light, on the very pages of the original…

Sunday Video : Paint with Lego

Here's a cute animated video, for lego fans and artists of all ages...

Classy Classrooms

When we visited the Lycée Francais de Porto for the very first time, I found myself thinking: "I want to go back to school!". The campus is on the grounds of the Serralves park, the vast landscaped garden of a Portuguese industrialist that were bequeathed to Porto to create the…

“One Day Young” by Jenny Lewis : The Book

Last year I posted about  “One Day Young”, a collection of images of women at home with their newborns, taken within the first 24 hours of life. A very moving collection of portraits, that photographers Jenny Lewis gathered in a book that will be published on March 12.

Sunday Video : young humpback whale dancing after she’s been saved

The video below features Michael Fishbach, who is the co-founder of The Great Whale Conservancy (GWC). He narrates his encounter with a young humpback whale that’s entangled in local fishing nets. Without Michel, this whale was approaching near death. After the rescue the whale…

C’est chouette, c’est new, c’est Oeuf!

Beautiful design, eco-friendly finishes, easy-to-clean laminate top, it's definitely Oeuf ! The perfect complement to a nursery or play room, for those in love with simplicity, style and playfulness. 

Sunday Video : 0 to 14 years in 4 min

Frans Hofmeester has filmed his now teenage daughter Lotte for 15 seconds every week from the day she was born. Over a time-lapse video, you are about to witness one of the most mysterious, profound processes of human life – growing up – accelerated into four minutes. This is…

Miniarchi : Modernist dollhouse

These toy houses by Belgium company miniarchi are so beautiful that you want to keep them on display in your living room (and play with them while the kids are in school). Featured in Monocle, Ideat and other cool design magazines, they are definitely aimed at seducing parents…

Dolphins Wakeboarding : Sunday Video

Such an incredible ballet of dolphins...I wish it was me on that wakeboard. That said, I most probably  have stopped to swim with them!

Babesta Beat : unplugged video

Part of Babesta's series of fashion storytelling, this captivating video featuring cool city kids hanging out, playing & living together. Inspired by Patti Smith, it was shot by Katrina Tang with words (a poem) written by Jennifer Cattaui, and  music by Karel Otstavel.

Home Grown Books : Not your ordinary toddler book

There is a lot to love about Home grown books, a Brooklyn-based children's publishing company founded by reading specialist Kyla Ryman. Their philosophy is simple: children deserve material as rich as their imaginations.

Falling Up

Casa da Musica is a major cultural landmark in our new home of Porto. It is also an improvised skatepark. Skaters and other tricksters come from all over to carve the splendid ‎undulations in which this hard edged concrete crystal palace sits. That's one of the things I love…