That blue color

In the English language, blue often represents the human emotion of sadness. In German, on the other hand, to be "blue" (blau sein) is to be drunk. Conversely blue, a very popular color can represent happiness and optimism as days with clearer, blue skies tend…

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…

In situ

Back in January, after visiting the show Maison & Objet in Paris, I featured the embroidered animals by Frederique Morrel on Pirouette. Beautifully made out of vintage materials,  crossover between handmade tapestry and taxidermy, the animal had…

Spring in Paris

Flower festival for Bonpoint Rue de Tournon, Paris.

Shoebox art auction and exhibition

In support of Kids Company’s work with vulnerable children and with the help of the Bryan Adams Foundation, forty leading contemporary artist have created a room from their childhood inside a shoebox. The forty pieces  will be sold through a…

Happy spring London windows

Explosion of colors : Brazilian carnival, merry go round at Mulberry and Liberty Dreamlike pompons and surrealist manifesto at Liberty Paper dolls at Hermes

Tower of owls

Lisa Grue's solo show "Owls have more fun" opened last Thursday at Gallery Hanahou in New York. The gallery transformed into a graphic woodland of oversize proportion with an owl tower over visitors on the wall and spread out on a large rug. A must see if…

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…

Dreams and drawings

French illustrator Princesse Camcam dreams of swimming in deep oceans to play with giant squids (probably because of the free ink...). But more realistically, she would love to create an animation film with director Michel Ocelot (Kirikou, Azur et Azmar). Inspired by…

Sit Down : Seating for Kids

                                                                        Children's…