Books obsession

There were still lots of birds and cages all over Milan, but the real stars of the design week were books. Books as display, books as furniture, books as shelves, books as flooring, books were simply at every corner. Sign of the times, designers remind us…

About family

Italy has the lowest birth rate in Europe. Milan, where I saw this poster, is the most affected city in the country. An occasion to think about what government do to incentive people to have children. And an occasion to wish all the families who have been separated by travel…

Spring in Paris

Flower festival for Bonpoint Rue de Tournon, Paris.

A sweet reminder

The new Bonton store in Paris is really worth a visit. If you are too far, visit their website which provides pleasure for the eyes. 

Packing for the holidays

Only 4 days of school before our spring break. We'll visit Marrakech, Tangier and Madrid. It should be around 22 degrees celsius, sunny and dry. I have found the perfect pair of shoes from Pepe and worked around outfits inspired by Simple Kids. Mainly…

I love week ends…

What better than a house full of girls, paint, crayons, games and costumes ? Add a little music (these days we are into Plastic beach from Gorillaz) and you have the perfect week end...

Hannah and the butterflies

There is an air of spring time in London, Paris and New York. Butterflies spread their rainbow colored wings in Mount Street Gardens, Jardins du Palais Royal and Grammercy Park.  To celebrate this beautiful moment, I want to share an inspiring image with you. Hannah lives…

Favorite children's movies

Animation, 2-3 years From the same director don't miss Princes and princesses, Azur and Azmar. Amazing design, beautiful African stories. Good all Barbapapa, fun, colorful and clever, from a very young age.  A poetic and curious world of Japanese inspired…

Designing the future

California based Design Options,  specialized in Style and Trend forecast, opened their kids section 3 years ago. Their long list of clients include Gymboree, Osh Kosh/Carters, Weatherproof Kids,  London Fog Kids. I really like the way those guys present their themes and how…

Alicespiration

One of children literature's most endearing and enduring characters, Alice in Wonderland appeals to children and adults alike. Doubtless Tim Burton's adaptation of the Lewis Carrol tale will leave it's mark on the fashion world... Open a recent edition of a…

Yoya Man

Stephane Gerbier with Isis-Colombe Combeas and her son Aliocha at the Milk party hosted by YoyaMart in Fall 09.  YoyaMart, Gansevoort Street in the Meat Packing District, NY When YoyaMart opened in January 2004, it brought a whole energy to New York. It was new,…

Old school

A little while ago my mother gave me a nice little brown suitcase. "I found this in the attic and I thought you would be happy to have it for the children. It's full of old memories". Oh yes!I found a few dear books from my childhood including this Tit'Pom that my sister…