Monday, December 31, 2007

Donna Wilson at Bubble London

Don't miss featured artist Donna Wilson at Bubble London. A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Donna creates knitted furnishings and tactile creatures each with their own peculiar personalities. Cyril Squirrel has a huge bushy tail, likes marmalade and dislikes cottage cheese. Stripey Head has a little body but a very big head. He is quiet and thoughtful and dislikes pickles. Donna's colourful, tactile installation is bound to add fun, humour and an organic element to the show – we can't wait to see it!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Stylish Inspiration from Milk

The first in a series, this gorgeous little publication from Milk magazine allows you to peek inside fashionable family homes in New York, London, Paris and Gothenburg. Chapters are organized by type of style, from vintage to graphic to scenic and exotic, and offer true inspiration for children's decoration and design. Look at the Bollywood-inspired little girl's bedroom – exquisitely beautiful! You'll have to wrestle this little magazine away from your children – they'll find it just as captivating as you will!

Available at YoyaMart, 15 Gansevoort St - New York and Muchacha, 1-8-22 Minami Senba Chuo Ku, Osaka 541-0081 Japan

House of Blues

This sweet little blue house has 8 rooms, stair openings, spy holes and even an attic for storage. It's easy to assemble, and a handle on the roof means you can pick it up and carry it anywhere. It makes the perfect home for toys but is also an ideal way for children to transport their worldly belongings. A great gift idea, this most stylish mobile home is available from for $35. Watch out, the cat will love it too!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wovenplay – Magic and Imagination

Cowgirls, pirates, butterflies and knights all come to life in the Wovenplay workshop. This brand has the magic touch: its beautifully designed costumes, made from natural, organic fabrics, spirit children away to fantasy worlds and dream lands. We all want to play!

Bubble Collaborates with EJF Cotton Campaign and Caramel

Bubble, the kids trade show, is inviting EJF (the Environmental Justice Foundation) and Caramel to collaborate on an exclusive tee-shirt for the London show. All proceeds from sales of the tee-shirts will go to the EJF Cotton Campaign.
Over the last few years, EJF has worked hard to stop abuses linked to cotton production with children. For 2008, they have an active campaign to fight the use of child labor in West African cotton-producing nations, and Bubble wishes to support that effort by turning the spotlight on EJF. Internationally acclaimed designer Eva Karayiannis of Caramel Baby & Child ( has been chosen by Bubble to create an exclusive illustration for the onesie and tee-shirt that will be sold at the show.
What a wonderful way to support the charity and link it to the kids' world. The aim is to raise awareness, and the children's industry in particular should be very sensitive to that. Let's hope the campaign is a huge success!
For more information about the Environmental Justice Foundation, visit

Sweet William: The Latest in Hip Clothing For Williamsburg’s Kids

Located in the heart of Williamsburg, this eclectic store, owned by ex-fashion market editor of Cookie magazine, Bronagh Staley, offers a delightful selection of clothing for all the local boys, girls and babies.
Bronagh has used her keen eye as a fashion editor to select an enchanting collection ranging from newborn to six years old. Brands carried include an array of both American and European lines such as Tuss, Black Rabbit, Bluebird, Flora and Henri and Wovenplay. An adorable shoe collection is represented by such brands as Aigle Boots, Little Raggio, Pepe and Trippen. Alongside the clothing is a great selection of hand-crafted realistic furry animals by Hansa, adding to the organic, woodsy feel of the store.
There are also many ideas here for baby gifts, including cozy cashmere blankets, warm wool knit caps and designer bib sets. A must-have for any local tot is an 'everyday wear' decorative cape by Angela Devine – an inspired alternative to the usual superhero ones! For any precious new baby prince or princess there are irresistible metallic gold booties by Mor Mor Rita, another Brooklyn-based company.

112 North 6th St at Berry St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Tel. (718) 218 6946
Hours: Mon–Fri 11am–7pm Sat–Sun 12pm–8pm

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

kit+lili: A Bold And Bright World Of Childrenswear

kit+lili approach kids' fashion from the viewpoint that childhood is fleeting and that graphics, color and softness are really what children want in their clothes! Inspired by Scandinavian textile design, this brand is a world of bold and bright images. The entire collection is produced in Argentina, printed on 100% organic cotton and designed for comfort.
For newborns, there are onesies and rompers in bright citrus and primary-color geometric prints. What really gives these items a special quality is the contrast fabric trim on the neckline and sleeves! This same design feature follows through to a selection of long-sleeved tees for boys and girls. The oversized animal, tree and flower graphics for tees are a sophisticated and edgy look for the little ones. For girls, there are adorable dresses that can be mixed and matched with printed leggings for a great spring/summer style.
kit+lili also carry bright and cheery floor pillows – a fun look for any child's nursery or playroom. For mothers who love the kit+lili prints, there's also a line of cotton totes to carry around town!
To see the latest collection by kit+lili, stop by their booth at the Bubble NY show in March.