Living with Coronavirus

It's worse than we know in the UK... I’m writing this sat upright in bed feeling like a sumo wrestler is parked on my chest, just short breaths in and out. I had been feeling a little unwell - a dry cough with a voice steadily morphing into that of Marge Simpson. Last Wednesday…

St. Patrick’s – Covid 19 Issue

It's St. Patricks Day - a day when people normally get together to celebrate the luck of the Irish and enjoy themselves... Our new reality is that this is the time to keep our distance from one another through social distancing to keep ourselves and others safe. These are scary…

How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus? – NY Times Article

So how do you talk to kids about coronavirus? Well a NY Times parenting article by journalist Jessica Grose could help keep your anxiety in check with some helpful advice, tools and links. Go to article 'How to Talk to Kids about Coronavirus' Feature Illustration Lucy Jones

The HappySelf Journal

The consequences of social media on user's behaviour and mental health has never been more prevalent either in our conversations or on the news. But what can we do as parents to develop healthy behaviours for our children and promote awareness of their own happiness and that of…

SCREEN CAPTURE: Polysensorial space at Playtime Paris #27

Polysensorial space Pirouette x The Society of Scent Playtime Paris #27 Sat, 25 Jan – Mon, 27Jan 2020 The Power of Scent... be happy! For this edition of the Screen Capture exhibition Pirouette has invited Bronx based fragrance lab The Society of Scent to challenge your senses…

Have you ever visited Porto?

Portugal is a very special country, kind of stuck in the past in some places, with great sun&light, excellent food, really nice people. Located in the North of the country, Porto is a great city to visit with children. Pirouette gives you a guided tour...

Formidable Family Ekstrand – Leo Leo Copenhagen. Part 2 of 2

Can you tell us a little bit about Leo Leo and how you started ? I’ve worked in the fashion industry and always known that the path for me was something along designing. For many years I just didn't quite know in what direction or field, and sometimes all that studying made it…

Formidable Family Ekstrand – Leo Leo Copenhagen. Part 1 of 2

The Ekstrands are a family of four hailing from Copenhagen with Dad Emil (35) and Mom Josefine (34) co-founders of Leo Leo producing timeless designs for children and babies. Together they have two children Leopold (4) and Hilma (2). For some a dream and mere idea the Ekstrands…

A Quick Look… at ABC Carpet and Home, NYC.

It's the Manhattan institution in which every artistic independent aspires to have their unique pieces on display in the coveted kids corner. OK, they only have a very small section of the store dedicated to the world of kids, however it's highly curated and very gorgeous with…

The Society Of Scent – Scent Creation Lab

It's Friday the 2nd of August and I'm sitting on the Subway en route to the Bronx, once known for its gang activities and its poverty stricken neighbourhoods. In recent years though this former poster boy for urban decay has witnessed significant development, and so it is that I…

Catwalk to creation – Part 1 & 2

Following on from their initial film Charney Magri and Ramzi Moutran have shared the second part of Catwalk to creation - a fascinating and informative film looking at solutions for sustainability in the fashion industry. The Fashion industry produces over 150 billion garments…

A look at Milan Design Week 2019

When Katie invited me to contribute to Pirouette and explained that my first assignment would be to go to Milan Design Week I jumped at the chance. As an interior designer based in Paris the opportunity to explore the goings-on in Milan and share my feelings about it with you…