Texture at Shanghai Expo 2010

  Lots of organic shapes and ultra textured surfaces at Expo 2010 in Shanghai. The most incredible example is the striking UK pavilion with its sea urchin aspect (made with 60,000 slender transparent rods). "Is it for real, mom?"...      

M – Le roi des ombres

Recreation! An inspiring video that my children love to watch. Nice music too...enjoy!

Feeding tricks

  I am sure we all played the same tricks to make our sons and daughters eat, around 18 months. A spoon for papa, a spoon for mama, the little train, the little car brings food in your mouth, etc. At Bonton in Paris I found that marvelous neon color spoon shaped as a plane. So…

Kid’s Collection 3

The third edition of Milk Collections is out, featuring over 150  brands, and 1000 silhouettes for Fall/Winter 2010-2011. A great tool for everyone, from children's industry insiders to parents who want to browse the best children's collections before they hit the stores. 192…

More Shanghai kids!

I have to say, it's fun to photograph Chlidren in the streets of Shanghai. The parents are very open to the idea, not to say that they seem very proud, and the kids might be a bit shy but in general they like to pose, especially around age 6-7.

Off to Shanghai (no more posts this week…)

A bunch of kids interviewed on Pirouette said Shanghai is the city they dream to visit. A fascinating destination that I decided to go check out myself. Children's industry insiders (thank you Lucky Wang and Kicokids) gave me good tips about what to visit, including children's…

From Sweden, with love for tradition

Many years ago in Sweden, life revolved around the homestead. Beautiful colours and patterns were highly appreciated, decorating both day-to-day life and festivities. Inspired by this heritage, Lycka Form presents a collection of blankets that combine the old…

Gold is in the air…

Lots of news on Atsuyo et Akiko's e-store, including these mysterious bags, with their golden masks. Matching letters tees, just so chic!

Pour le the, chez Petit Aime

Notting Hill children's store Petit Aime is a real shopping destination in London. Most of the collections in display come from France : Bonton, Zef, CdeC, Luco, Bensimon, April Showers, Spring court, Finger in the nose, Apolline. The store also carries…

e-store owner/blogger interview

E-store founder, blogger, mother of Fanny (4) and Sander (8), Carina Schott lives in Rhode Island. She tells Pirouette how Nonchalant Mom started, what's in her mind, what's makes her happy and proud. "I started nonchalant mom in 2004, moving to a small town in Rhode…

New York Kids

I met these kids on Lafayette. They were walking with their friendly mum (hard to find parents who allow pictures of their children to be posted on internet). With their incredible energy, their big smiles, their colorful outfits and creative hair styles, the three brothers…

Kids furniture wanted…

Milan Furniture Fair was packed with colors, great material innovations and playful shapes. Children were quite largerly featured in catalogs and other selling tools, but I have to say that there were rather few products directly related to children. Nothing like the last…