Saturday, February 28, 2009

Inspiring images

What a pleasure to flip through the pages of Marilyn Tov's Fall 09 catalog! The children are elegant and sweet (no cheesy smiles, no over posing, no excess of make up); the mix between products and image is very well balanced and the quality of the pictures can compete with the top brands in women's fashion. Simple, creative, efficient. Bravo Marilyn!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Taking organic children’s apparel out of the nursery, and onto the playground, about half of Hummingbaby’s new line, Red Dragonflies is comprise of organic 100% fine double gauze cotton playwear in fantastical prints and styles. With their trademark nostalgia for youth, evoked by whimsical patterns and innovative stylings, Hummingbaby brings a bit of fanciful fun to organic children’s apparel. The antidote to monochromatic pastel layettes, the Fall 2009 line, Red Dragonflies, includes a hearty selection of organic 100% fine double gauze fabrics, exclusive prints, and design elements that ride a fantastical line between adult and children’s fashion. The message: organic need not be ordinary.
Hummingbaby will be at Bubble New York, March 8-10.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Hard to find, really?

Published twice a year, Milk Decor is a real bible full of unique ideas for kid's room decoration and inspirations for the whole house. People report it is hard to find. It is for sure volatile; the first issue was sold out in two months. Let us give you some tips to find it...
For New York go to YoyaMart (15 Gansevoort Street New York, NY 10014 +1 212 242 5511), for London go to Caramel Baby and child (291 Brompton Rd, London, SW3 2DY +44 020 75897001)
Milk Decor can also be ordered on and

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

OEUF, Be good!

Bubble New York is proud to announce its partnership with Oeuf.
Created by French/American husband&wife team Sophie Demenge and Michael Ryan, Oeuf keeps seducing parents all over the world with its stylish, practical and safe products. The brands is always cooking up surprises: new product categories, innovative fabrics, crafty cuts, fun details and ethical/ecological ideas are served every season. Bubble New York will feature the whole menu : clothes, accessories, furniture....

Thursday, February 12, 2009

La menagerie de Mathilde

Parisian jewelry designer, Mathilde de Turckheim was born in Beirut, raised in France, spent several years in West Africa, and now resides in New York City.
Living in such rich and varied cultures, fueled de Turckheim’s imagination at an early age, inspiring her to create vibrant, bold and delicate pieces. Is it Art, Decoration, Jewelry? Her little Menagerie of colourful Rabbits, Dolls and Dogs is made of vintage Japanese printed silk fabrics, felt, fresh-water-pearls, glass beads, semi-precious stones and many other poetic ingredients. Mathilde De Turcheim is represented by Shop Art Gallery. Her collection will be featured at the next Bubble New York March 8-10.

Monday, February 9, 2009

A new home for Bubble London in June

Last January, Bubble London enjoyed an 83 per cent increase in visitors and a 20 per cent in exhibitors, compared to July 2008. The show is definitely growing. It is also going in the right (geographical) direction as it will take its new quarters in the hip area of Islington, at the Business Design Center (BDC). The venue, with great architecture, lots of daylight and easy access from St Pancras, will be a friendly home for Bubble London (June 21-23 2009).

Slow wear anyone?

The next step after the concept of slow food...slow wear. We love this approach of being smarter about how we consume in fashion. And it couldn't make more sense than in the children's world where the longevity of a piece of clothe is, well, one season. So look out for those exhibitors at Bubble New York March 8-10 that best fit the bill, in terms of sustainability, beautifully handcrafted materials and things that can pass easily from one child to another, if not from one generation to the

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Liberty everywhere

A comeback trend this spring...sweet old fashioned Liberty prints everywhere! Revisited by Nike with its legendary Blazer sneakers, by Jellycat and its plush rabbits, by Antik Batik in a summer 2009 little dress. Even Bonpoint plays the game and sells its new perfumes & candles in a Liberty printed bag. A suivre...

Monday, February 2, 2009

I heart Hucklebones....

This poetic line was definitely one of the most creative and enchanting at Bubble London. Showing its third collection, Hucklebones proved its ability to keep creating perfectly crafted clothes made of long lasting quality materials(100% pure Italian wools, 100% silks) and great design while maintaining the integrity and innocence of childhood.