Playtime Paris!

I was a bit sad to miss the action in Europe : all the exciting Trade Shows in Copenhagen (CIFFKIDS), Amsterdam (Kleine Fabriek), London (Bubble), Florence (Pitti Bimbo), Paris (Playtime). Luckily, I will be in the US in March, just in time for Playtime New York, a show that I…

Noeuf, quoi de neuf (what's new)?

Beautifully designed, with a touch of humor and poetry, the fourth edition of Noeuf Catalog welcomes new designers including Waddler, New Generals, La petite Luce, Aden & Anaïs, Wee Gallery, Rosie Flo, and Troussellier. These brands  have been carefully selected for…

Spotted in Barcelona

    If you go to Barcelona, don't miss Nobodinoz. Two locations for the fun children's concept store, about 15 minutes walk from each other : Seneca 9 (pictures above) and Mestre Nicolas 8 (as seen on their online store home page, below).     The…

Interview with Marlene Pellicci, founder of Calesta, Paris

In 2004 Marlene Pellicci opened Calesta, a wonderful kids concept store in Paris, featuring the coolest brands of the moment. The store closed in 2008, but Marlene continues Calesta as a culture and fashion blog (www.calesta.net). Mother of Cala (7 and half) and Lestat (9),…

so-cute.biz

  There are more and more great online stores of all kinds on the net, and it is a very nice thing to have so much choice, just a click away. Like in real life, one can wonder around large e-stores who carry hundreds of brands, or push the virtual door of smaller, more…