Playtime Paris, 17th edition coming soon

Time to book the plane and train tickets for Playtime Paris, due on January 31 to February 2 at Parc Floral de Paris. The show will welcome 440  international brands around children's fashion/decor and maternity. Here's a quick preview of this 17th edition, the largest since the…

Donna Wilson Celebrates 10th Anniversary

In 2003 Donna Wilson was making odd knitted creatures for her final show at the Royal College of Art. She is now selling her eponymous collection of toys, accessories and home decor all over the planet, and  celebrating her 10th anniversary!

The happy marriages of children’s brands

Just to make this Easter very special, British designer Donna Wilson will collaborate with a beloved

2011 – Year end review by insiders – Part III

2011 reviewed by insiders Nicole Yee, Associate Children’s Editor – Stylesight (USA), Molly Price, Founder of Molly Meg and children’s wear design manager (UK), Corina Papadopoulo, Founder of children’s store and online store Kidsen (UK), Shiva Shabani & Calvin Yu, founders…

Make your own monster with Donna Wilson

Raining? Scared that the bored children might give those cute dolls a make over or, even worse, a hair cut? Opt for this fun d-y-i kit by design awarded Donna Wilson - Each pack contains a pre-stitched creature shape, stuffing + felt bits + bobs and step by step instructions.…

Mint, a cool new store in California

  .     . . California has a new cool boutique called Mint. Three months ago, Cecile opened a 800 sq ft space in Mill Valley, the most magical forest town with some of the tallest, most ancient trees in the world - a short drive from San Francisco. . a space celebrating…

Five cool products, a selection by Hellobubba

      Kidsonroof Recycle print dolls house (£21.00)- I love the way this dolls house encourages little creative minds. We had hours of endless fun in The Hellobubba House, decorating ours with pretty vintage scraps of wallpaper.     Wool and the Gang 3’bs set (£75.00). This…

Donna Wilson

  If you visit Maison&Objet, don't miss Donna Wilson, showing in theNow! section, booth L20. Her new collection includes cotton screen printed cushions, ceramics amongst "a few other bits and bobs". Parc des expositions Paris, 21-25 January 2011. donnawilson.com

"Kayo, a kids concept", Antwerp

  . . Opened in December 2008 by Min and William, "Kayo, A kid's concept" is a very inspiring store based in Antwerp.  Inspiring by its amazing mix of products, exquisite brands selection, creative window displays. The whole concept was created with the kids in mind : displays…

Donna Wilson’s X-mas Q&A

    Lots of new products at Donna Wilson, a good occasion to ask one of Pirouette's favorite designer to tell us more about her X-mas plans. . Where will you spend X-mas this year? At home in Scotland with my family, my sister had just had a baby, so I’m an aunt for…

Getting ready for Maison & Objet

Maison & Objet will take place at the end of the week in Paris (Sept 3-7). 8 halls, 90,000 visitors. Furniture, design, gifts, home decor and lots of kids stuff. Donna Wilson will exhibit her brand new knitted creations. Full report on Pirouette next week.