Food for thought : Five a Day!

Do you know Five Books?  This excellent site showcases writers, thinkers, academics and others, who present the best five books on just about any topic under the sun.

Smart Food For Smart Kids

The right nutritional approach can make a great difference in a child's development, with so much impact on intellectual capacities, concentration and behaviour - not to mention general health of course. We keep hearing about the five-a-day fruits/veg, but there is a bit more to…

Urban Farming : Top Job Of The Future?

Ever make mud pies when you were growing up? These days, kids are as likely to be getting their hands dirty in the vegetable garden. Which could be a professional asset for them in the future! Urban farmers will be sought after, as futurists explain in this interesting article.…

Experimental Guest House by Steven Holl Architects

This new development by Steven Holl Architects looks like a doll house. Kids will love it at first sight. Located in Rhinebeck (Upstate New York, near Woodstock), it sits in the middle of the green. But it has more than this...

Learning About Sexual Stereotypes

Girls rock! I'm partial of course, as I have two daughters. Our eldest, twelve, has just returned from a class at school about sexual stereotypes - from the simple, seemingly innocent (little girls play with dolls, little boys play with cars, etc), to the more

Pause! Time For A Fun Little Cartoon About Meditation!

A little reminder on earlier posts : “If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation”, the Dalai Lama said.

Diamond, A Different Music Box, By A+H Foreign Affairs

This is a musical box celebrating geometry and French composer Erik Satie. An object you want to possess, regardless of your age.

Going On A Humanitarian Trip With Children

Want to raise socially conscious children, and take part in a family humanitarian trip? For children who live a privileged Western/urban life, participating in this kind of adventure is a chance to play a role in helping others, while at the same time expanding their worldview.…

Natti Natti, Organic Children’s Bedding

This is a new&small family business, making organic children's bedding inspired by Sweden. Enter the world of Natti Natti (which means "Nighty Night" in Swedish), and discover the collection - handmade in Brooklyn, USA.

MoKee : Smart, Simple, Stylish and Honest

moKee was founded in 2013 by French dad, Samuel Serra, out of the frustration of buying smart looking functional and well priced baby products in existing retail channels.

Analog Animals

Last summer we stumbled upon an unlikely relic, the Tado Ivanausko Zoologijos museum in Kaunas Lithuania. Here is a splendidly preserved time capsule of a natural history museum. It seemed like the entire animal kingdom in taxidermy, hidden away in a cabinet of curiosities that…

Desk by Oeuf

We have all fallen for the crib, bed, dresser and play table designed by Oeuf. In perfect synchronicity, the Brooklyn based brand just introduced a desk - perfect timing as the children have grown and need some stylish option for their homework.