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…

Greta Thunberg, the 16 year old climate change activist

What would you do if you daughter came to you and said that she wanted to change the future, but to do so she needs to stand outside the Swedish Parliament every Friday rather than attending school? Greta Thunberg 16 year old Swedish national and climate change activist is…

Designer Paul Smith to publish first children’s book

Fashion designer Paul Smith has teamed up with illustrator Sam Usher to publish his first children's book, Moose and Mr Brown from Pavilion books. The book is a laugh-out-loud story of animals, travel, design and finding inspiration in the most unlikely of places. The main…

Travel: Scimparello goes to NYC & LA, work or play?

Petra Barkhof children's fashion stylist & editor today releases her second edition of Scimparello Magazine. Going back in time to a very very hot August in NYC what a pleasure to share the Big Apple experience with Petra and gang. We worked a lot, moaned about the heat a…

What did you do this Summer Zoe Adlersberg? Pirouette friends

With the nights drawing darker, the leaves dropping, and frustrated floundering searches for knitwear favourites we dream back to the summer with our Pirouette friends. So ignore any cold fronts, grab a warm drink, put your feet up and enjoy... Zoe Adlersberg what did you do…

Why you should avoid conventional house cleaning products + recipe for home made laundry detergent

Switching to natural/eco-friendly/organic home cleansing products not only helps the planet, it also helps our own health. You probably wonder how chemicals applied to the floor or to the bathroom impact us. The fact is that most of the chemicals they contain act as endocrine…