Milano Design Week. Something for the Kids ‘Now, Now, and Now!’ Unduetrestella

Commencing Tuesday the 17th and running until the 22nd of April Unduetrestella - Italian based communication and creative studio who organise events around art and children's design brands are celebrating  their 10th anniversary with their own event Now, Now, and Now!…

Batteries not included – The Flying Martha Ornithopter!

Or rather batteries not required as The Flying Martha by Haptic lab is a flying toy powered by a single rubber band that flies by flapping, just like a real bird. This imaginative, interactive and captivating toy is the result of years of experimental tried and tested…

The Caravan Crib receives a touch of Californian color by Kalon Studio

US based sustainable furniture producer Kalon Studio recently launched a new colour infused range of their much loved Caravan Crib - The 'California color collection'. Sustainably designed with longevity in mind, we can't help admire the Caravan Crib's beautiful classic form and…

Labels to keep your eye on! This season’s Pirouette One to Watch Winners

Creativity, consumer savviness, quality, imaginative and interactive design, longevity and sustainability were some of the wonderful reasons the winners of our Pirouette One to Watch caught our eye. AW18 collections from Pitti Bimbo, Dot to Dot London and Playtime New York. Some…

Store Collaboration: Smallable x Isetan – East meets West in Tokyo & Paris

It's wonderful to see French concept-store Smallable and Japanese department store Isetan join forces to promote the best of Japanese and European children's fashion. Starting March the 14th and running until April the 4th, 2018 Isetan will welcome 
a Smallable pop-up shop in…

Oscar winner ‘The Silent Child’: Congratulations to the little film communicating to the world!

In amongst all the grand glitz and glamour of The Oscars there was a little short film hailing from the UK, drawing your attention to life in a silent world. The film explores  a deaf child's difficulty of understanding and communicating whilst not being able to hear the sounds…

Let’s celebrate the year of the Dog!

Wes Anderson's movie Isle of Dogs opened the Berlin Film Festival  yesterday and how fitting with the start of the Chinese new year commencing today ;-) The film is not on general release until the 28 March 2018 (we can't wait!) but for now lets celebrate the world of dog with…

Extreme – a short film by Kid’s wear magazine

Extreme Fun Who doesn't like to pull a funny face or shout as loud as you can if given the chance. This is what photographer, producer and Kid's wear magazine publisher, Achim Lippoth asks a number of children to do in this fun short. We love it, so thought we would share...

“A children’s company helping children….isn’t that just logical?” a little goes a long way!

A while back Tina Tuchinda replied to a question I posed about her company donating a proportion of all sales to support abused & neglected children. Tina's answer , really struck a cord. ... "A children’s company helping children….isn’t that just logical?". Yes, it makes so…

Bonne Année – Highlights 2017

A very Happy New Year to everybody! As we move on from 2017 into 2018, we take a look back at some of Pirouette's articles from the past year.

4 days and counting. Florence departs on humanitarian trip to Nepal – Humla Fund

It's a busy week for Florence in the lead up to the start of her trip to Nepal. She is part of a medical team bringing healthcare to people in remote rural Nepal. I was able to catch her for a quick chat before she heads off to the mountains. So what does her family think of…