Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Naef offers the highest quality toys, combined with timeless design concepts. Handmade in Switzerland, the toys are meant to be handed down from generation to generation passing on the tradition of having a special hand made object. And today more than ever, we want beautiful, thoughtful, meaningful objects to surround our lives and our children. In New York, Naef is available at YoyaMart, 15 Gansevoort Street and at the MoMA store 11 West 53 Street.
Monday, August 10, 2009
We know many of you are still roasting on a beach, but we can't help reminding that Back to school is a close reality. Artist Laure Fishbach decided to celebrate in a joyful way at Pomme in Dumbo, Brooklyn. We highly recommend a visit to the store to see the walls decorated with fun magnetic silhouettes, in real life, quickly before school starts again!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
The Back To School issue of Milk magazine will be released at the end of August. The special Back to school issue will feature stories and articles about Tel Aviv, Northern designers, field hockey, Le petit Nicolas (not to be confused with Sarkozy the dwarf), Katarina Bosse, a portrait of Bonnie Young in her Manhattan loft and a lot more...Can't wait!
Planing a vacation in South Beach Miami ? The Roddler will be the perfect accessory with its luxurious Art Deco accents. Produced by Kids Customs USA, a company joining forces of the automotive and apparel industries, to breathe new life into juvenile product market. The website advertises : "Targeted to tasteful and affluent parental units your kids will boast the coolest wheels on the boardwalk." Funky!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
New Zealander Rebekah Davies-Patrick is nuts about hand-knits. For her new line Biisoo (born August 2009), she has sourced organic New Zealand and Australian merino wool, dyed with low-impact, metal-free dyes. Samples were made by "local knitting fanatics" – most of them mothers and grandmothers. The garments are finished with 100% silk filament ribbon, leather and vintage mother of pearl buttons. Expect the matinee jackets, vests, hats, booties, shawls and blankets to be perfect! To add an element of phylantropy to this handknit luxury for infants, the company will work with charities that protect and improve children’s lives: Save the Children, Women’s Refuge NZ and Child Helpline International. Long life to Biisoo!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Bubble New York hosted it 8th edition at Cedar Lake (547 West 26th Street) from August 2 thru August 4, 2009. Everyone loved the new venue, a dance theatre with its industrial structure, modern finishes, high ceilings and great natural light.
The event was well attended with nearly 1,000 visitors (975 to be exact). Leading department and kids stores from the U.S. were represented (Barney's New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Chasing Fire Flies, FAO Schwarz, Giggle, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Sak’s Fifth Avenue, Takashimaya, Yoya, Estella, Pomme, Ibiza Kidz, LMNOP, Sweet William, Nonchalant Moms, among others) as well as international retailers and buying offices.
Bubble New York showcased 60 cream-of-the crop national and international vendors including 12 new collections. A wide array of products was spotlighted including clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, home décor and toys.
Organic brands are still a very important and growing part of Bubble (55% of exhibitors). According to visitors the show has become THE place to discover interesting and unique organic lines.
“We’re very pleased with this edition, everyone at the show was upbeat. Bubble is focused on staying a beautiful, inspiring and ‘human’ sized show of highly selected brands with a consistent mix. We think it is important to stick to our concept even in these hard times, and not to compromise on the quality of our collections, partners and displays. We believe that "post-crisis consumers" will shop differently, with higher expectations about their shopping experience and the quality of what they buy. They will look carefully for clever, well thought products that respect them and respect the planet. We wanted Bubble to reflect this vision ” said Florence Rolando, co-founder, Bubble.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
We were happy to welcome WAT-AAH at Bubble for the second season in a row. The modern, fun, with-an-attitude beverage is a great way to convince children to drink water instead of unhealthy beverages, like sodas. Jack, the son of the founder named the drink at the age of 9 and gave lots of input and opinions on what a label and the bottle should look like. He said, "WAT-AAH!" should be for kids" and it “should not be boring”. Mission accomplished, WAT-AAH! is a cool product currently available in 300 stores in NYC including Whole Foods, and it will be available in the east coast United States shortly. Europe? We hope soon too.