WEEKEND HOUSE KIDS

We usually deal with design for kids, but when we discovered Weekend House Kids, a Spanish children's fashion brand, we fell in love with its creations.
Its collections are magical, inspired by Mirò and Picasso or reproducing characters and fun elements of the table. Today it is going to launch its website, good luck to Irina and Cristina!
Keep an eye on www.weekendhousekids.com

NAMA studio

We want to introduce you NAMA studio, an Indie textile products design studio, founded by the designer Naama Ben Moshe in 2016 and based in Tel Aviv. They wish to create a wide selection of happy high-end textile items to lighten your surrounding and make it a bit more unique.
It's all about having fun, and we love it!

PICCOLA GUIDA ALLE FOGLIE E PICCOLA GUIDA AGLI UCCELLI BY NOMOS EDIZIONI

Come è divertente disegnare foglie e uccellini? Di solito ce li inventiamo ed è ancora più facile!

Tom Frost, invece, ha deciso di regalarci una piccola guida di uccelli e foglie da “studiare” per conoscerli e “osservarli” meglio. Tom è un illustratore (e stampatore) di professione. È bravissimo ad aiutarci a riconoscere becco e colore del piumaggio degli uccelli e la forma delle foglie e i loro mille colori. Le guide sono state pubblicate due anni fa in Gran Bretagna. Adesso grazie a Nomos edizioni abbiamo la versione italiana: accanto alle illustrazioni di Tom ci sono le indicazioni di Alison Davies.

immagini di Tom Frost

AI NATI OGGI DI ALBERTO GARUTTI / TO THOSE BORN TODAY BY ALBERTO GARUTTI

After Bergamo, Ghent (Belgium), Istanbul (Turkey), Moscow (Russia), Plovdiv (Bulgaria), the Italian artist Alberto Garutti inaugurates Ai Nati Oggi in Rome today. Those born today are truly the babies who come to life in real time at the Maternity Department of the Policlinico Agostino Gemelli.
In the work Ai nati oggi the streetlights of a given place in the city, Piazza del Popolo, get brighter every time a child is born. The maternity ward in the hospital is equipped with a button that can be pushed by the staff at each new birth; the button makes the streetlight system gradually increase the intensity of the light, a surge that then subsides back to normal in about thirty seconds.
A public work of art that touches the most intimate moment of a human being.

MONKIND

Look at Monkind by the designer and lifeblood Valeria: a family-run kid’s wear brand based in Berlin whose focus is on sleek and minimal design paired with sustainability and natural, organic materials.

ILA Y ELA

Beautiful handmade creations by Ila y ela, wow!

CARAPAU

We find out Carapau Portuguese Products, a 100% Portuguese home deco brand by Rita Faria and Tiago Couto who design contemporary handmade, and hight-quality products with focus on sustainable design, color and reinvention of traditional Portuguese materials.

FABLIEK

Fabliek is a story about childhood, about what we loved and how we lived. Simple things that we want to last forever. Close your eyes…Can you hear kids laughing? Can you see  how they are playing? This is what this brand is about. Childhood stories are a part of us! Share this happiness with your loved ones!

POOFI

We discover Poofi who produces organic cotton knitted blankets and toys, bedding, wooden teethers, hooded towles. it is surely one of our favorites!

MON FAB'L

We literally fell in love with this rattan furniture brand named Mon Fab’l !

TRICOT BY TRICOT

Tricot by Tricot are handmade mobiles and illustrations crafted in small series by Nadège Tricot from Paris. Each piece consists of different layers of colored paper, animals and figures cut out and glued in fun collages. A meticulous work that combines digital technology and craftsmanship. Lovely!

CINK

We find out Cink a new Swedish Kids Bamboo Dinnerware designed for the grown up home. We really love it, don’t you?

photos by Ulrika Nihlén

PINCH TOYS

Pinch toys is more than a toy.
Impressed with kids, minimalist style and creativity, they create 100% handmade products spiced up with three simple and very important ingredients: friendship, love and care.
We are going to choose them to be part of our family, and you? 

UUIO

Do you see this versatile bed by Uuio? We love it!

SERIOUS PLAY

Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America is an exhibition presenting the concept of playfulness in postwar American design as a catalyst for creativity and innovation. It will explore how employing playfulness allowed designers to bring fresh ideas to the American home, children’s toys and play spaces and corporate identities.
This exhibition opened on September 28, 2018, at the Milwaukee Art Museum, before traveling to the Denver Art Museum where it will be on view starting May 5, 2019.
Do not miss it!

Image 1: Charles Eames with the Solar Do-Nothing Machine, 1957.
Image 2: Ray Eames with the first prototype of The Toy, 1950.
Image 3: Herbert Bayer’s Kaleidoscreen installed in Aspen, Colorado, c. 1957.
Image 4: Charles and Ray Eames, Carton City built, 1951.
Image 5: Irving Harper for George Nelson Associates, Kaleidoscope clock, 1959.
Image 6: Henry P. Glass, Swing-Line Toy Chest, 1952. Manufactured by Fleetwood Furniture Company. Photograph by John R. Glembin.
Image 7: Isamu Noguchi, Study model for Play Sculpture, 1965-68.
Image 8: Charles Eames and Ray Eames. Hang-It-All Wall Rack, 1953. Produced by Tigrett Enterprises.

CONFETTI BY BUMOON

Do you see these explosions of cheerful modern designs by Bumoon? A decal kit named Confetti with different colourful stickers that can be arranged in countless ways—let your creative juices flow! Happy, cool, and smart!

MINI HOME BY EERO AARNIO

Do you know the iconic life-size plastic dog Puppy designed for Magis? It was made by Eero Aarnio, a design legend.
Now he has made a tiny furniture set that can fit into a doll’s house.
Mini Home and Big Mini Home is a design toy made up of chairs, tables, shelves, couches and the dog; it is a dollhouse for kids, a building set and a puzzle, all in one! We love it!

ADVENT CALENDAR BY PLAYIN CHOC

Christmas is coming, let’s prepare for it!
Thanks to PLAYin CHOC advent calendar we will have the sweetest and the funniest way to wait:
24 drawers with 10g organic chocolate with coconut + 3D puzzle & fun facts card each.
Once each drawer is removed, replace back to front to form a new picture which will be completed on Christmas Eve. The outer sleeve of the advent can also be opened up into a landscape to play with all 24 toys. Santa Claus is coming to town!

FOR JUST ONE DAY

We discover these lovely children’s dresses-up by For just one day: they are inspired by theatre, vintage aerialist costumes or eccentric explorers from the past. These clothes capture the spirit, innocence, and freedom of childhood, and obscure the line between clothing and costume. They encouraging children to play and wear pieces with creative expression wherever they choose!