KURT RIEDI - designer
how is your bed? and your cradle when you were baby? My dad made my bed for me for in his workshop. It is made of wood. I can't remember my cradle...
which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? Sometimes my dad makes "Everything Stew" and it doesn't taste very good. I like it better when my mom makes fondue on holidays and my sister and I get to drink sparkling apple juice from wine glasses.
your favorite book to read? Any book about trains or animals, and of course pop-up books.
have you got an imaginary friend? No, only people friends.
which is your favorite cartoon? My favorite cartoon is the Smurfs, but I don't understand why Gargamel is always trying to eat them.
Florian Puschmann - White elephant - designer
How was your cut when you were a Baby? How is your bed? I don't remember my baby bed, but later my father built me a wonderful loft bed with a slide, lots of places to hide and a window with a flap connecting me to the living room.
Which is your favorite dish your mum use to cook for you? What meal don’t you like at all? Porridge, I use to eat it from a floating wooden bowl while I take a bubble bath. I do not want to eat rabbit, because they are so cute.
What is your favorite book? 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak
Do you have an imaginary friend? No, but lots of other nice people around me
Meri Von Renteln - Nonjetable - designer
How was your cut when you were a Baby? How is your bed? I had very little hair gring the first years and later on I have always short hair for summers. My first bed was a crib. It was light yellow with movable coloured wooden balls that you could move up and down on the wooden bars. On the bed head there was a sticker I remember precisely with a smiling child that showed 4 steps how to wash your teeth. Now I have a 90x200 bed a simple mattress with springs.
Which is your favorite dish your mum use to cook for you? What meal don’t you like at all? Hard question, because my mum don’t cook much and if she does it is not my favorite dish. My favorite dish is a fish soup. I don’t really like any meat dishes, I think meat look quite suspect.
What is your favorite book? The books with the Moomin , read in the evening with Tove Jansson’s rich black and white drawings.
Do you have an imaginary friend? No I only have real friends, especially my bestfriend who I imagine to be my sister or at least my cousin. Or I imagine that my dog plush animal is a real dog.
CRISTIANO GUERRI - photographer
how is your bed? My bed is inside a closet. As a kind of magic box, every night my mum pull and voilà! she use to put around it a magic lamp that draws fantastic shadows on the wall: that's my magic place.
which kind of meal you do not like? and your favourite? I hate apples and tomatoes. I'm crazy for chocolate.
your favorite book to read? My favorite book is an illustrated encyclopedia about animals. I spend hours on insects and amphibious (I especially love beetles and tritons).
have you got an imaginary friend? No, but I have a real rhinoceros beetle hidden under my desk. Please don't tell mum, she's terrified by the big horn!
GIADA TRONCHETTI PROVERA - entrepreneur
how is your bed? My bed is white and it has a cover printed with red butterflies. Recently my sister sleeps with me because my brother, who eats during the night, needs a room by himself.
which kind of meal you do not like? and your favourite? I eat almost all, even vegetables and soups, but I really do not like tomates! I love "cotolette" breaded cutlet, maybe because in my home they do not use to cook it too much!
your favorite book to read? At my old granny's home there is a big wardrobe full of toys and books and my mum used them too. One of the story I like the most (and my mum too) is Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans.
have you got an imaginary friend? No, I have my sister that is only 11 months younger than me…I don’t need one!!
how is your bed? the sheets are patterned with a floreal design with white blossoms and strawberries. A nice field for play…
which kind of meal you do not like? and your favourite? I do not eat meat and cheese. I like potatoes. Actually i eat only potatoes.
your favorite book to read? Barbapapà
have you got an imaginary friend? No, but I have a tiny pink panther puppet. She is a girl, and she is real!
TOBIAS KESTEL KLEIN - white elephant - designer How is your bed? It is white, made of wood and have a “fence” so I couldn't fall out.
Which is your favorite dish your mum uses to cook for you? What meal don’t you like at all? Noodle Soup! With lots of Noodles, not so much soup.
What is your favorite book? Book about Dinosaurs and about the earth.
Do you have an imaginary friend? Hmmmmm. No. I have some toy friends: a mole and a kangaroo. Everything in the garden and the woods are my friends, too.
BENEDIKT KIRSCH- tukluk - designer
How is your bed? I am lucky to have a beautiful wooden bunk bed. It is the base for a lot of games and projects.
Which kind of meal you do not like? What is your favorite one? I hate spinach even though I have never tried it. I love my Grandmother`s Dampfnudeln (yeast dumplings) with vanilla sauce!
What is your favorite book to read? The Jungle Book
Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes, He is incredibly strong.
how is your bed when you were baby? My first bed was very design, a typical 60’ design, evoking a flower. I don’t remember the name of the designer but the wooden base was high and green and there was a white plastic hull on top. My parents are still having it; it's a very beautiful piece. Then my parents wanted something very simple, but they really couldn’t find and they decided to make it ! They made two identical ones, for my sister and for me.
which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? I don’t like soup. I am supposely a peaceful baby so I would take it in my mouth and let it pour! I like croquettes de purée and apples omelette with sugar! And, of course, crêpes.
your favorite book to read? I like Barbe bleue very much, it is so scarry and cruel!
have you got an imaginary friend? No... I have enough with my sister and my brother.
HARRIET RUSSEL - artist
how is your bed? and your cradle when you were baby? It has a dark wooden frame, an old horsehair mattress and a blue eiderdown. I have sheets and blankets but all my friends have duvets.
which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? There are lots of vegetables I am very fussy about - carrots, leeks, artichokes, mushrooms etc etc. I use to dislike a lot of the school meals, probably because they aren't as good as my Mum's cooking! I love anything she makes - especially Shepherd's pie and Toad in the hole (sausages cooked in batter) Also macaroni cheese with peas.
your favorite book to read? I love the Babar books, Topsy and Tim and Enid Blyton's famous five and Mallory Towers.
have you got an imaginary friend? No. I have a sister so I don't think I really needed one. We have lots of dolls and toys who all have different personalities, and even speak with different accents!
which food did you cook first? I remember making up some recipes when I was really small, one of them was 'Ribena biscuits' It is basically Ribena, a blackcurrant squash drink, mixed with flour and water, and then baked in the oven. There is a variation made with orange squash. I think they are pretty disgusting! In fact, I don't think my sister and I ate really them, but instead offered them to my parents!
Javier and José Luis Diez - ninetonine - designers
How is your cot when you were a baby? we don’t remember.
How is your bed? It is a lot of fun, because we sleep in a bunkbed, and each month we swop places, as sleeping in the top is much more fun than underneath.
Which is your favorite dish your mum uses to cook for you? Javier: Paella. José Luis: Arroz a la cubana – rice, with a fried egg and tomato sauce.
What meal don’t you like at all? Javier It’s odd, but I hate chard, but love spinach. José Luis: I deteste vegetable soup.
What is your favorite book? Javier: Sticker albums. José Luis: Robinson Crusoe.
Do you have an imaginary friend? No, neither of us.
Alice and Marta - Yellow Basket
how is your bed? and your cot when you were baby? Alice My bed is pretty simple and low, but really full of puppies above my cushion. I can’t imagine how I could sleep well, but I love it! Marta my bed is big and I like the smooth surface of the wooden headboard.
which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? Alice I hate cauliflowers and fennels and I always remember them on school menu. My mum don’t love cooking but she prepar a funny fish shape with tuna, mayo and vegetables and I loved eating boiled potato and carrots with olive oil. Marta I hate meat and I’m fond of all kinds of raw vegetables. I love to walk around crunching carrots and cucumbers!
your favorite book to read?Alice “Cipollino” and all the rhymes by Gianni Rodari. Marta I don’t have a favorite book yet. I love all my illustrated books and I take good care of them: they look like really precious things to me.
have you got an imaginary friend? No, I didn’t but I had a special doll called Camilla. She was always with me. Marta yes, her name is Elisabetta and she’s from Rome. She often comes to visit me because we are pretty good friends!
Do you sleep with someone – something with? A bunny, a monkey, two penguin and a squirrel above my head was my sleeping set.
Arzu & Paul, Arzu Firuz design studio
how is your bed? Arzu A lot of cuddly toys and dolls made of fabric are put down on my bed cover. In day time the bed's space becomes a playground : I like playing with all that toys around me ! Also I take advantage of the softness of the bed to lay down and look at the pictures of a fairy tell story. At night I find my lucky pillow. I can not sleep without it. I take it everywhere I go when I have to sleep outside home. Paul I have a bunk bed I share with my little brother. When I am in bed I discover fabulous landscapes in the ceiling's imperfections.
which kind of meal you do not like? and your favourite? Arzu I am not a big fan of vegetables neither of fish. But I do like meat balls, pasta and pancakes my mum usually makes on sundays. Paul It's not difficult to satisfy my taste when it comes to eat. I specially like delicatessen from Alsace (A region in the North East of France) bought by my grand mother for tea time.
your favorite book to read? Arzu I love illustrated books : I have old compilations of Mickey comics I read from the beginning to the end. When I went to my friend Adine's house I found a beautiful illustated Perrault's fairy tale book. So when I go to see her next time I will absolutely take time to look at those engravings. Paul I love the story of Robinson Crusoe and the Odyssey. I am fascinated by travel stories.
Do you have an imaginary friend ? Arzu I do not have imaginary friends but I am a day dreamer, I invent stories. With my friend Melis we are spending a lot of time inventing magical potions made of washing powder, shampoo and nail polish. Paul I do not have an imaginary friend. I can spend an entire day playing with my legos alone. I am making spacecrafts, stupendous houses, boats. But I am not inventing stories with these toys, I am mostly interested in construction and not in imagination.
DEBORAH BEAU - kickcan and conkers
how is your bed? and your cradle when you were baby? I've no idea what kind of cot I had but I love my 1950's pale yellow and pink bed and bedside table in my room at my grandma's house. I spend a lot of time at my gran's and she's made me a pretty prink floral bedspread to match the ottaman chest at the bottom of my bed.
which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? I'm very picky, I don't like meat at all, it takes too long to chew, but I do like jam sandwiches.
your favorite book to read? My favourites are the Enid Blyton's Wishing Chair stories and the Folk of The Farway Tree. I would love to travel to new lands every week and slip down the slippery slide.
have you got an imaginary friend? No, I don't have any imaginary friends but I have a very special dolly called Sally. She's only got one eye now, poor thing, but she's my best friend and I take her everywhere.
LISA SCUDIERO - AL2698
how is your bed? My bed is white and it’s the same of my sisters. I sleep with them. Before sleeping a beautiful thing happens every time: Serena, my big sister, tells us “good night”, Alice, my little sister, tells us “good rest”, finally I tell them “sweet dreams”, so we fall asleep!
which kind of meal you don't like? and which is your favourite one? I don't like alla green vegetable: courgettes, green beans, cabbage, beans...! Desire icecream! I love when my mum authorizes my sisters and me to eat it in front of the TV.
which is your favorite book ? "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott is fantastic! It's also my favourite film!
have you got an imaginary friend? No, I haven’t an imaginary friend, but I have a lot of true friends!
ROMY BOESVELD - Kidsontheroof - designer
How was your cot when you were a baby? How is your bed? The cot was most certainly a 2nd hand one as I was born unplanned with very young parents whi had no budget. The bed is a 2-layer bed for me and my sister my father made himself. With an integrated wooden kitchen on the first floor for us to play with and it is lots of fun.
Which is your favorite dish your mum uses to cook for you? What meal don’t you like at all? Favourite: pancakes of course, for most dutch kids I think - with “stroop” (old dutch syrup). Hates: everything cabbage like…..red / white / green ….brrrrrr
What is your favorite book? Wiplala from Annie MG Schmidt, about a little little man as big as your little finger who can do magic but not well enough – therefore his co-Wiplalas have sent him away and he arrives in the human world. He comes living with a Dutch family of one father – a writer who doesn’t make any money and needs to accept some uninteresting job – and two kids – a boy and girl. Together with Wiplala they have lots and lots of adventures.
Did you have an imaginary friend? No, we have a real dog and a hamster and a rabbit – that is great!
How was your cot when you were a Baby? How was your bed when you were a child? I had a cot made by my grand father, like a small boat, blue of colour.
Which Is your favorite dish your mum used to cook for you? Usually my father is cooking, he works at home and he cook good. I like saucisson freche very much, but usually it is for adults. Strange old fashion world!
What meal don’t you like at all? Just a morning meal, before the school.
What is your favorite book? Jack London's South Sea Tales. Where boys are man, hard but happy.
Do you have an imaginary friend? No, But I have a lots of dogs as friends. In our country village they know me all!
RICHARD WARMOUTH - WEAMO - designer How was your cot when you were a Baby? How is your bed?
My Cot was plain white classic and simple. My bed is a bunk bed I sleep in the lower bunk whilst my older brother John sleep in the upper bunk, it is always good fun pushing his mattress with my feet just to annoy him.
Which is your favorite dish your mum used to cook for you? What meal don’t you like at all? I love trifle and apparently if leave alone with one would eat the lot, all meals in our house are big so this is some mean feat. I dislike traditional Sunday Dinner with roast beef and all the trimmings especially brussel sprouts, ironic is becaming now my favourite meal - if cooked by my mother that is.
What is your favorite book? The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley, maybe that’s why I love surfing and steam engines?
Do you have an imaginary friend? No