Artist Books by Randy Keenan

March 10th, 2015

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These Artist Books by Randy Keenan have me intrigued. She makes collage/sculptures that use elements of books to create a whole new story. I just love the picket fence trailing at the end of the one pictured above. Although these are very work intensive, she can sometimes be convinced to part with these for a price. Check out some more of these on her blog and to see her other artwork.
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Dolce & Gabbana’s “Viva la Mamma” show

March 2nd, 2015

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Dolce & Gabbana’s motherhood-themed Fall/Winter 2015 show at Milan Fashion Week on Sunday featured models carrying babies and prints inspired by children’s doodles. I know that there has been criticism about the way moms are being portrayed in this parade (not sure how we should be portraying them in a fashion show!) but really, I’m just glad to see pregnant women and moms with babies on the runway at all. And much of the garments were just completely lovely, even for moms.

The show, which was called “Viva la Mamma,” also included giant jewel-studded headphones and colorful silk prints based on kids’ drawings. Read More

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Welcome to Playologie – our New Sponsor

January 16th, 2015

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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.
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Family Holiday Gift Guide

December 18th, 2014

 

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Well, of course, we are starting with something special for the littlest ones. We had Robeez shoes for both girls up until there were no sizes big enough for them. And they have some cool new designs fresh off the presses. Head over to their website to see the huge range. 

 
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5 Fantastic Things to Do at Christmas in Covent Garden, London

December 11th, 2014
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Thanks to our guest correspondent for this lovely post – Sian Gwilliam, Founder and Editor of Creative Bus Stop: A guide to London for families. Featuring a weekly events diary, educational activities, crafts, travel

 

Covent Garden is one of the most popular shopping, relaxing and entertainment areas of London. You will find it perfectly formed, and always welcoming. On the map it is situated between St Martins Lane to the West, (near Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross Station), and neighbours the very heart of theatre-land and the famous Drury Lane to the East.

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VW Camper Van Play Tent

December 1st, 2014

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We just received our VW Camper Van Play Tent which the girls had tried out a couple of months ago at an expo and I can’t get them out of it! They want to sleep in there too so it seems I will have to get some sleeping bags as well. And don’t worry…they make a large VW Camper Van Tent for adults in case you are yearning to use the kids’ one when you go camping. Made by The Monster Factory, all of these are modeled on the 1965 VW Camper Van. Must have been a good year.
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Redbubble – Original Art Printed Items

November 17th, 2014

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Look at my picks from Redbubble, an online shop that connects more than 400,000 artists from all over the globe with people in more than 150 countries across a variety of canvases – from apparel and accessories to wall art and more. What’s great is that you like a piece of art, in can be printed on whatever you like. All of these items I’ve chosen can be printed on several things to create a matching set for instance!

So, if you are looking for an original tote, t-shirt, duvet cover, cushion or a myriad of other pieces printed with fab art, take a look at the Redbubble website. I’m sure that the gift you have never even imagined is on there!
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Babes with Babies – Holiday Gift Guide

November 7th, 2014

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I want to share this wonderful online shop with you Babes with Babies! First of all, I just love that the name honors the expecting Mom as someone beautiful and that is what this brand is all about. I have compiled just a few of the wonderful luxurious items as they would make amazing Holiday gifts. And I personally own a couple of these items myself and just adore them!

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Hush Cubby by Freyja Sewell

October 2nd, 2014

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HUSH is a seating pod and cubby by Freyja Sewell that’s designed to create a cozy and private space, much like a womb. And most kids just love to play in cubbies and secret places, maybe because it reminds them of the womb.
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