Stella McCartney Kids – Spring/Summer 2016 collection is inspired by life under the sea, fun animal characters and crazy zig zags. Framed by sailor stripes, military style jackets reminiscent of past collections and not lacking color in any way, this season is all out fun! T\
here are also photographic animal prints, knits and a large variety of textures and treatments. Stella has gone all out to create something for each kid’s taste.
View the entire Stella McCartney Kids – Spring/Summer 2016 collection here.
Here is my latest visual obsession and our Angle on Artist in our series – Mr. Finch, a completely original textile artist who has imagined a fantastic reality, populated with birds, insects, flora and fauna. There is an inebriating quality to his work that draws you into this eccentricity that reminds me of the world of H.G. Wells.
This what he says of himself:
“My name is Finch – it’s actually my surname… everyone calls me it and I like it.
I’ve called my business Mister Finch so its clear from the start that I’m a man and one that sews.
Hungarian chef Judit Czinkne Poor, also known as ‘Mezesmanna’, creates cookies with elaborate floral and lace patterns in icing and they are incredible.
Despite the tiny canvases, she manages to illustrate teeny tiny flowers and other delights. She then finishes her baked goods by framing them with frilly laces. The result is a treat that’s would hard to eat as you would be destroying a masterpiece.
You can see more of Mezesmanna’s cookie art over on Instagram.
Not enough can be said of the incredible Donna Wilson and I was so enamored of her wooden dolls. She is super famous for her knitted creations but of course, now has an enormous and varied range of gorgeous products.
This family of hand-painted wooden dolls was inspired by Donna’s travels to Japan and Scandinavia – all these dolls each have a name and embody various people Donna has met and known in her life.
I just found these incredible Boomini dollhouses. Dollhouses are the staple toy for girls as far as I’m concerned and I’m always struck when I come across magnificent ones like these.
The Boomini company is Polish and they have done a beautiful job crafting these out of natural plywood. I’m completely smitten, especially by the Scandic-Style contemporary furniture for all the different rooms in the house! The attention detail is painstaking. The mini furniture is made from plywood and wood then painted with certified child-safe water paints, while cushions are filled with anti-allergy inserts. The filling of the mattresses have been fashioned from professional upholstery foam and natural fabrics such as wool felt and 100% cotton have been used for the upholstery too. And believe it or not, they are made from all renewable raw materials which make them suitable for recycling.
The Cuteness Level of Zara Kids, Summer 2016 kids’ campaign is an all-time high! Designed for kids between 3 months and 3 years, The Artisan Capsule Collection is adorable, and they have found some super sweet models who do the clothes more than justice. Speaking of which, it’s not easy to find stylish and cute clothes at such a good price point as this with some flair.
So, I did promise that I would post our Ukrainian Easter Eggs and here they are! Well, I would say they are more Ukrainian inspired but we did use the same method and same tools as a Polish friend came over last year and showed us how. The girls made these, and I think they came out quite well.