Okay, I have a huge toy crush going on. This company called Kipod Toys out of Israel has me completely captive. They produce, do-it-yourself toy kits made from combinations of wonderful, sensory materials and simply sweet shapes and concepts. Designed to develop motor and cognitive skills, the kids have a sense of creating their toys and even chairs, themselves. The love and passion for kids and their toys of the founder, Alex Khaykin, emanates from every piece. And the packaging is equally playful and heartful.
With China’s first design museum still in the works, a very cool institution dedicated to encouraging children’s interest in glass has opened its doors in shanghai. The ‘kids museum of glass’ is located in a converted warehouse, containing exhibition areas, a DIY workshop, two cafés, a gift shop and a party space. Designed by Tilman Thürmer, founder and CEO of coordination asia, the 2,000 square meter volume is marked by kaleidoscopic patterns, natural materials and contrasting blackened glass surfaces.
What wonderful Easter items from UK company Belle & Boo. It just so happens that Belle is the little girl and Boo is her sweet bunny friend. So, very fitting to create some Easter themed joy around that. And I would never have thought of putting up an Easter decal but here is a really sweet one. Take a look at what else they have to offer on their sweeter than sweet site.
I love when artists collaborate and create beautiful stories with all of their talents. So, of course I was thrilled to find this spread of Little Birds on Milk Magazine. With gorgeous dresses depicting birds by Danielle Wilson, this creative team made this world of whimsical flamingos, swans, peacocks and parrots.
Quis Quis is the brainchild of Italian designer, Stefano Cavalleri who also founded I Pinco Pallino. Quis Quis is ornate, fine Italian design at its best. The lace work and embroidery in the dresses above is extraordinary. The girls’ range is more extended than the boys and does include some more casual play clothes that Mama won’t be too worried about ruining! But there are some very classic summer suits like the blue one (see below) that makes a gentleman out of your little man!
Stefano has another label that he started recently called From the World which is more ethnic inspired.
Make sure you watch the beautiful and dreamy short film of this collection, (below), of Summer Fairy Garden, directed by Mauro Balletti shot in the Italian countryside and in the gardens of Villa Barbarigo Pizzoni Ardemani featuring QuisQuis Spring Summer 2015 collection.
I think I would love these Lemon Meringue Cupcakes way more than a Lemon Meringue pie! But here’s a warning: this is not one of my quick and easy recipes – but totally worth the work! These just take the average Lemon Meringue Cupcake to another whole level.
Get the whole recipe right here and make sure you save one for me!
And have a beautiful weekend!
Malin Ngoie photography. Dress by Aristocrat Kids, rabbit head by Maddy Rita Fae, green feather coat by Aristocrat Kids, dress by Tutu Du Monde, set by Emma Winter
I just discovered this Swedish and very wonderful kid’s fashion photographer named Malin Ngoie who hails from the UK. She has a theatricality and real talent with storytelling. After completing an HND in Fashion Photography at the London College of Fashion and later a photography degree in Reading, she now specializes in Children’s Fashion Photography and has shot many, many of the top kidswear labels.
Caramel Baby and Child, has just launched their first collection for the home! This beautiful English label is well known for high quality, exquisite garments for kids and now has come up with their debut selection employing soft colors teamed with richer jewel tones.
It’s retro, yet undeniably modern at the same time. Japanese fabrics are used for their duvets and there is a luxurious mix of angora and silk, which is not only gorgeous but comfortable. Also in the mix are a line of sweet nightgowns and pajamas, and bibs and of course those floral cushions. And love that very traditional monogramming they have employed. So English!