Happy 10 year anniversary INKE! This summer, blue is the new black. Follow the trend by adopting the new blue wallpaper silhouettes, designed by the Dutch talent Inke Heiland. Just let your creativity go wild and play around with the 35 leaves and wallpaper birdie included, to create your own green space anywhere you love in your house.
Find all the rest of their range (bedroom linen, lamps, books) on their website and stay tuned for more INKE-loveliness very soon this special year.
PS: If you are not a follower, no panic it also comes in the same colour schemes as the other INKE trees.
The French kids brand, Bonpoint has just launched a unique collaboration with Miss Mochila. Orange, turquoise, fuschia, we love the mix of vivid colors and ethnic style for these 2 bags designed by Chloé Abadi (Miss Mochila) for Bonpoint. A must-have for all the young ladies this summer!
If you are already thinking, what would it match with? Here is a selection from our deputy editor Deborah Sfez on Elias & Grace brand new online shop! Simple & easy-to-use, we spent hours shopping among this full list of incredible kids designers: Acne, Tip Toey Joey, Soft Gallery, Morley, Miller, Angulus, Bonpoint and much more.
To celebrate this great monday morning news, enter the code ‘EGLOVESPM‘ to enjoy a 20% discount for all orders made on the online store till April, 31st. The code doesn’t work in conjunction with any promotion or discounts (such as sales items). Enjoy shopping!
At Papier Mache we love the colorful creations of these two Frenchies Charlotte & Marie, designers at DEUZ! We had a great time catching up at the Little Fashion Week in Brussels, talking new designs, inspirations and everyday life at DEUZ, here are some fresh news.
Could you introduce DEUZ in a few words to our readers? Give us 3 words that describe best your world.
The hope and aim of Deuz is to create games and decorative objects that enliven the imaginations of children aged 0-10 through energetic colors and designs. My three words for Deuz would be: graphic, stimulating and eco-friendly.
How is it to work with your sister everyday? What do you like and dislike the most about it? Tell us a bit more about your everyday life at the office.
To work with one’s sister is a very interesting experience. Sometimes it can be difficult because our personal lives are closely tied into our professional lives… but it is always enriching and we have a very powerful connection as we have known each other our whole lives. Our brand is inspired by our shared memories. However, our lives are very different: Charlotte lives in exciting Paris, in close contact with shops, manufacturers, etc… and I live in the calmer South, in Montpellier, working away on new creations.
Who is who ? What are your roles at DEUZ ?
Charlotte is the driving force behind Deuz. She’s the globe-trotter of the team, who travels the world looking for manufacturers/vendors/suppliers and keeps an eye on production. She also runs the whole administrative side. Her days in Paris are clearly jam-packed and so she often comes South to recharge her batteries.
On my side, I wear the hat of the artistic director. I find inspiration in travelling, books and my two children, Jules and Lou, which all helps give life and form to my ideas when I’m in my large Montpellier studio.
Colorful and functional, DEUZ design offers a beautiful range of products for our little ones. Where do you get your inspirations to create a new design?
We grew up in what you would call ‘a tribe’: four brothers and sisters, as well as lots of cousins… The games of our childhood, often invented far away from our parents, still continue to inspire us in the creation of our products. Other major inspirations are the work of Charles and Ray Eames, the games of Picasso and the work of an artist such as Bruno Munari.
When you were little, what was your dream job?
Charlotte dreamed of opening a stable and living surrounded by horses. I wanted to be an architect. I spent hours drawing plans for new schools in my notebooks.
We love the new bright yellow tipi, tell us the story behind it?
It’s not a tipi, it’s a tent! We wanted to give children a corner all to themselves; a pretty little nook for having naps, reading or just hiding. This tent was designed so that there’s room for a whole gang. The idea behind it being a camping tent was also to remind you of holidays…
What is your favorite product in the current collection and why ?
Charlotte : Le Super jeu de l’Oie (the Super Goose Game), because you can carry it everywhere and the dares lead to lots of giggles.
Marie : The TAPIKID animals, inspired by my little Jules who will only play with animals…
If you could collaborate with an artist (dead or alive) for DEUZ who would it be and why ?
I would love to create a huge installation with the illustrator Paul Cox. We are huge fans of his graphic universe. I would love to make a play area that was just as much a work of art as a magical space for kids.
All your collection is made with organic cotton and natural ink prints, why is this so important for you?
Since the beginning, we have wanted to work with partners who respect labor standards and wanted to use environmentally-friendly materials. The reason is actually quite simple: It is impossible for us to sell something that we wouldn’t buy. We are very bad liars.
And of course, it is completely out of the question that children would make our products.
Any new projects or secrets to share with us for the future ?
A cute mini-tent for dolls, with new patterns in various colors.
Where can we find DEUZ around the world?
Our creations are sold in design stores and children’s’ boutiques so the products focus on quality, design and being eco-friendly. And as of December 2013, you can now also do your shopping on our site www.deuz.biz.
Interview by Deborah Sfez
Tee Urban Outfitters
Dress ST Girls
Coat Otra Vest American Apparel
Tee American Apparel
Photographer Ulla Nyeman at elisonlee.com – Stylist Bob at jackiegibbs.com – Make up & Hair Jo Gillingwater at onerepresents.com using Bumble & Bumble and Aromatherapy Associates – Assistant and digital tech Lorna Allen – Stylist assistant Gemma.
Thanks to Steph at snap-studios.co.uk – Thanks to all the lovely models Anais at bruceandbrown.com, Daisie at bonnie&betty.com, Gracie & Maya at kidslondon.com, Sophie at graceandgalor.com, Nastya at modelsone.com
Swallows are announcing spring at Louis Louise! We love Julie Meiler’s new collection and her exceptionnal retro design. This season, find a lovely range of white and pale pink dresses for girls and stripy pants and oxford shirts for boys, perfect for celebrations.
You can shop her poetic and trendy collection in one of her parisian shops (83 rue du Cherche Midi 75006 Paris or 88 rue de la pompe 75016 Paris) or online. And if you are in Paris, visit the beautiful Department store Le Bon Marché where Louis Louise is now stocked!
‘Bakker made with love’ has just opened their first shop in Paris. An amazing space offering their full range of kid’s and women’s ready-to-wear and all sorts of accessories. The mix of vivid colors and authentic prints is a call to the beauty of Indonesia, where Valérie Bakker lives and finds her inspiration.
Season after season we love ‘Bakker made with love‘ for their colorful and graphic prints models in comfortable and loose cuts. This new space is nicely decorated with printed wallpapers inspired by the collection (Ikat, Bamako, Fuji) and little treasures that Valérie, the designer, brings from all her travels around the world. The recent adults line is available too and makes this shopping experience much more exciting for everybody.
Bakker Made With Love, 30 rue des petites écuries 75010 Paris.
Numero 74 is an italian brand, whose idea was born when Nancy, founder of the company (together with her French cousin Poupy), gave birth to her twins in 2008. Entirely made in Thailand, we love each product they design (textile, furniture for kids) as well as their new “Be Happy” collection offering handcrafted costumes, kids’stationery, party games and mini gifts.
This spring they are launching a beautiful range of handmade straw baskets. Perfect for the bathroom, the living room or your kids bedroom, they come in small and large sizes and 6 different colors. We are so excited we want to buy one of each to make a rainbow out of it!
Small size 27 cm x 20 cm: 24€ – Large size 42 cm x 39 cm: 52,50€
Available at Leo le pirate
Who said skate boards are not allowed in the house? With her skate board bench, shelves or wheel pegs, Magali Arbib turns all our kids toys into magical objects for the home. We love her unique talent and are thrilled to hear that ‘Leçons de Choses‘ is now stocked at Selfridges, London!
Magali is a fan of salvage and can spend days and days in her garden, giving life to her new clever ideas. Not only she turns the skateboard into a key item of a kid’s bedroom decoration, but also designs a full range of beautiful accessories and objects for them (carpets, bed linen, paintings, ceramics, etc.).
If you are in London, stop by the beautiful Department Store ‘Selfridges’ and find a nice selection of ‘Lecons de Choses‘ products, including the exclusive peg wheel (engraved ‘Selfridges & Board games’) from far one of the best souvenir you can get!
Images by Corinne Schanté Angelé
This month, we had a crush on Little Lisa Smile! Cécile Robles, based in the South of France, designs the cutest dolls in delicate and vintage fabrics. The new Spring Summer 2014 collection ‘Sunshine‘ takes us on a tropical trip with a mix of jungle prints, vivid colors and softer tones (sorbet yellow, baby blue). Welcome on board pretty ladies, be ready for crazy adventures!
Little Lisa Smile was founded in 2011 when Cécile first designed a doll for her daughter. By seeing her daughter’s gorgeous smile, she couldn’t resist and decided to launch her first collection for kids (100% handmade in France). Inspired by fashion trends, Cécile plays with vintage fabrics to design the most adorable looks for each doll. This season pineapples and pink flamingos have the place of honour!
No doubt kids (and adults) will love this invitation to the wonderland. Lisa, Rosy, Sonji… they are as romantic as cool and Prince Angelo, the only boy among these ladies, won’t deny it!
More information on www.littlelisasmile.com
Our good friend Soft Gallery has launched a beautiful swimwear range for this new SS14 Collection! Not only we love their stylish look and quirky prints but also that they’ll protect our kids this summer, with the special SPF 50 UV protection shield.
This season Barbara & Tille, the two creative heads behind Soft Gallery, has blown our mind again with this stunning collection ‘Nostalgia’, introducing the coolest little girls in rollerskates and bikinis and trendiest boys wearing camo pants and denim shirts. And for the ‘big’ kids dreaming of adopting the Scandinavian look, you can shop the women’s line online too.