Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sandk, from agency to boutique!

Stine and Louise from Sandk Agency opened a cute little shop in south London: Sparkle & Spin . Following in the Danish specialty of the agency, the store carries the best bits from old-time favorites Katvig, Hollys, Petit by Sofie Schnoor and also less know brands such as Celavi, Hollys, plus the introduction of Aya Naya and a few toy brands like Brio. They're inviting everyone to join their facebook fan group . That's very tech savvy for kids retail...Go, Sparkle&Spin! 14 Melbourne Grove, East Dulwich, London SE22 8QZ

Monday, November 17, 2008

The must-have book on kids design

Thames and Hudson has recently published the perfect reference book: Designed for Kids . Featuring over 700 smart and stylish products from the kids world, many a Bubble exhibitor, this is a very well researched review by author Phyllis Richardson, a testimony to the fact that the children's industry is truly undergoing a design revolution. Available on

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Top 3 online magazines

There's no shortage of online information these days, so here's our top 3 web sources in the kids world. They stand out for quality, focus & design.
In the UK, we're fan of LittleBigMagazine edited by Jenny Dalton, a mom and free lance writer with a great eye on design (no wonder she's also a contributor to major newspapers). In Australia, LMNOP is already out with its 4th issue and a devoted group of hip parents looking for fashionable ideas. And in the USA, our old-time favorite is Bubble exhibitor's Christine Visneau online magazine Small . Literally like a real printed magazine but online, it's beautiful to navigate, and very inspirational. Just like her line Baby Bean Vintage Daywear.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

mommy and me revisited

Bubble blog is food for thought too, and we think this photo shoot is just breathtaking. Worth sharing it for no obvious reasons... other than the fact that everyone in the kids clothing market has been trying its luck at the mommy and me concept these past few years. It was published in the October 2008 issue of French fashion magazine Numero, number 97. Photographers: Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello, stylist: Samuel Francois.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Bugaboo strikes again

Marc Jacobs and Bugaboo are collaborating on a very limited edition of the Cameleon model: only 15 available worldwide, to be launched at Thanksgiving. Uber cool Paris store Colette will carry 4 of them. The chassis is all black with a "love Marc" print all over...for the true fashionista only!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Row row row your boat...

Petit Bateau, the cult brand offering the finest quality childrenswear since 1893, recently celebrated its new home concept at the NYC Madison flagship store.

The new boutique, friendly and warm, resembles a house divided into room-like environments. The different spaces, which include a kitchen, a baby's bathtub, a boy's locker, and a girl's dressing room, are intended to appeal to all members of a family.

Time to shop for stripped comfy onesies, tank tops and more!