January 27th, 2015
I am pretty excited I found this method of leaf printing! And I am all ready for spring, so that is also a big motivator.
This method of printing uses gelatin and works beautifully. We did some other leaf printing here but this gelatin process just looks so photographic. Go to the Cassie Stephens blog to get the full tutorial. What do you think of this method? Have you tried this before? Make sure you let us know how it comes out if you attempt it.
January 26th, 2015
I am so excited about Mini Rodini Spring/Summer ’15 collection ‘See You Later Alligator’ for two reasons:
1. It is all about sea life and we are crazy about anything aquatic. In fact, the girls did a whole summer camp last summer called “Under the Sea”. And we did a whole interaction with dolphins in the Bahamas. And because the illustrations are so amazing, daring and a real statement, yet comfortable and wearable.
2. This collection is made from the finest weave, recycled from PET bottles and other plastic waste. Which is fitting because it’s the very same waste that pollutes our seas and which marine mammals often eat and die.
The first arrivals of the collection will be in store end of January in retail stores world-wide and in the online shop.
January 22nd, 2015
Love, love, this original light blue armoire with looks and practicality and sweet contrasting natural wood.
Wood Szczęścia is a wonderful Polish woodworking company that is a veritable laboratory of ideas and dreams! Paweł Kozak, the founder, designs simple and contemporary items that meet the needs of the modern family with a strong base of traditional furniture making.
Using the principals of “Slow Design”, every item from Wood szczęścia is unique and crafted with care to stand the test of time.
Here are some of my fave pieces:
Beautiful and simple dollhouse that has a wonderfully small footprint for apartment living.
A great, contemporary workspace with a Wood szczęścia desk.
The dolls and soft toys need a place to sleep! And they are pampered with this sweet doll cradle.
Wonderful books shelf with little drawers for those knick knacks and small toys. Perfect for the little girl’s nursery.
For more info and see all the lovely designs, visit the WOOD Szczęścia site.
Compact, cute and simple desk and stool…and quirky house-shaped shelf.
January 21st, 2015
I’m pretty much smitten by this lovely and interesting book, “N’y a-t-il Personne Pour se Mettre en Colère?” (Isn’t there anyone who can get angry?”) Written by Toon Tellegen, with wonderful illustrations by Marc Boutavant, it tells the story of how the ability to get angry disappears completely from the lives of these quirky animals…who are very concerned about it.
In twelve poetic, and funny stories, Toon Tellegen highlights all the states of anger, to remind us that far from hate, this fiery emotion can serve to appease, bring people together, and make us laugh out loud!
Sounds like a healthy reframing of human emotions for kids. You can buy it right here on Amazon and if you don’t speak French, just use Google translate to work through it!
January 20th, 2015
These are so easy and such a great little gift for Valentine’s Day. Yes, it is fast approaching. For the step-by-step on this, head over to Modern Parents Messy Kids!
January 19th, 2015
Autumn Cashmere Kids, Spring Summer- 2015 is a really wearable, bright and timeless collection. A mix of cashmere of course and cottons, chambrays and even leather comprise this range. Very closely tied in with the women’s range but not any exact copies here! I love the ease and crispness of this range and simple styling with effective detailing to make the styles pop without being too heavy.
To see the whole range and also their lovely women’s range and cool men’s range, go to the Autumn Cashmere website.
January 16th, 2015
Bellissima Kids is so excited to be working with Playologie, brought to us by our good friends of Playtime Universes – who are of course huge players in this wonderful world of children.
It’s here! The first online B2B trade fair the children’s/maternity universes! What exactly does it do? Who is this for?
Watch the video below to find out more about this vital and revolutionary new way of doing business in the children’s/maternity universe.
But in a nutshell:
If you are a Brand: Playologie is both a B2B showroom, an order management system, a prospecting tool and an international window open all year long, 24/7.
If you are a Buyer: Free for all buyers, Playologie optimizes the buying process- hunts down the latest trends, uncovers the products that make the difference, dialogues with brands and group purchases.
January 15th, 2015
This one is pretty much a no brainier for me. I am a balloon fanatic. And I am a lover of interesting and modern lighting solutions. In fact, at one point in my life, I used to make handmade quirky lights out of all sorts of unexpected objects. So, I would not mind at all having a whole slew of these fun and amazing Memory Balloon Lights filling my ceilings.
Made from triplex glass, these lights are individually hand blown in the Czech Republic by Brokis and brought to you by John Moncrieff Lighting. The memory balloon is a light inspired by memories of childhood, and is perfect for a child’s room, nursery or anyone with a sense of fun.
January 14th, 2015
Chloé Kids Spring – Summer 2015 is a breathe of fresh air with the crisp white blouses, Boho prints, easy to wear chambrays and classic French stripes. They have also added key pieces in bright colors such as yellow pants and red tops to add some pop.
The real show stopper is the blue fairy-hem dress which can carry all the way from casual to dressed up. And the baby items are completely adorable, especially the modern eyelet little dress below. Just a chic, yet effortless and comfortable range for the girls this coming season.