July 30th, 2014
So what has former Miss France (2005) and Miss Europe (2006), Alexandra Rosenfeld have in store for us? This Mama of little Ava (3 years old) has just launched her very first collection of clothing for boys and girls from 2-8 years. And it’s all about the Tropics for this summer collection. Banana trees, sweet retro airplanes and a colonial scene are the prints in this simple and small mix and match collection of 10 pieces: tees, skirts, shorts and sweatshirts.
Available online only at Chez Alex et Chantal.
July 29th, 2014
Okay, so this is pretty amazing! What looks like paint tubes but what really is chocolates and I must say a form of fine art. Designed by Nendo to look like a set of oils, Chocolate-Paint is a limited edition design created for Seibu Department Store in Japan in hopes of giving you the same childhood excitement you had when you opened up a new box of paints. The only problem is that we would always be hoping that we could eat our paints after this.
July 28th, 2014
It seems that Baby Dior always has something special in store for us. And Baby Dior Fall 2014 does not disappoint with their gorgeous Venetian inspired collection. And the collection was of course, also shot in Venice. This range is a feast of Dior retro loveliness, drawing from so many looks that we recognize in classic Dior images. Every single piece oozes luxury and sports the signature Dior cut and quality. And in this collection especially, the kids are really dressed like miniature ladies and lords!
July 25th, 2014
1. DIY Toilet Paper Roll Crowns
Is there no end to what you can create with toilet paper rolls?! Check out these recycled Toilet Paper Crowns from Creative Jewish Woman. These would make adorable party crowns or little crowns for dolls. The possibilities are endless.
July 24th, 2014
For one week only, Dandy Star and La Loi have transformed a clothing factory in the heart of East London into a colourful pop-up store.
July 23rd, 2014
I have always thought that walls are way too underused when it comes to being useful – as more than just something to hold the ceiling up! These five interactive wallpapers let kids interact all over the place. Why limit it to drawing paper?
July 22nd, 2014
This might come as a surprise to you but Tolkien wrote this book for his own kids and I just found out about this recently. I feel like we were really missing out on something huge!
J.R.R. Tolkien firmly believed that there is “no such thing as writing for children” and yet he, like many other famous authors of adult literature, wrote this not-very-well- known children’s book. Other writers to cater to little ones include Mark Twain, Maya Angelou, James Joyce, Aldous Huxley, Virgina Woolf, and Gertrude Stein.
Tolkien wrote Mr. Bliss for his own two children, much like the fairy tales E.E. Cummings wrote for his only daughter, Sylvia Plath’s verses for her kids (which we posted on a while ago), and the The Wishing Tree that Faulkner wrote for the daughter of his future wife. Mr. Bliss, was inspired by his first car, which he purchased in 1932. It was published posthumously exactly fifty years later. Tolkien later used two of the character names from the book, Gaffer Gamgee and Boffin, in The Lord of the Rings.
July 21st, 2014
Last Sunday, I made my way to Bubble London to have a sneak peek at the Spring/Summer 15 collections from the best childrenswear brands around.
Having worked on the event for over 6 years, it was lovely to catch-up with some old friends, but most importantly to see that Bubble is still a great platform for new and emerging talent.
And I have gathered together some of my highlights…
July 18th, 2014
Oven-Roasted Summer Fruits with Ricotta-Vanilla Cream
When it comes to summer, I am always looking for easy and delectable desserts which don’t have too much baking going on. So, I found 3 perfect summer desserts for you that are pretty quick and easy. I’m trying the Oven-Roasted number above very, very soon! If you would like to share your favorite summer dessert with us, that would be wonderful. We are compiling a post of readers’ favorite summer recipes. Just email us or comment below if you have a fab recipe that you would like us to feature!
Have a beautiful weekend!