Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Long lasting

Proudly debuting its newest collection at Bubble New York, Little Esop brings the best in 100% organic baby clothing. Using only the highest quality production and paying meticulous attention to detail, Little Esop clothing aims at lasting for generations, to be truly sustainable. Inspired by vintage looks and updated with modern functionality, Little Esop provides wearable, washable, and comfortable clothes.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Emotional Design at Bubble London

It is made from bamboo & tactile 100% cotton fabrics and comes in three different sizes. It is fun, good looking and clever. Described as "emotional piece of furniture" by its designer Brit Leissler, the Punch'n'Cuddle creature integrates playtime, fitness and emotional balance for children & parents equally in a domestic environment. We are always thankful to people who give us design emotions. So thanks a lot Brit!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bubble London Report

Bubble London, the Kids Trade Show, scored another record attendance at this weekend’s show, with a rise of 15% in visitors on the January 2009 event. The 150 collections from fifteen countries cemented the event’s position as one of the most exciting shows on the international kids’ calendar.

Michael Berry, childrenswear buyer for Selfridges commented, “There was a really diverse mix of brands at Bubble this season, and as well as the more commercial names there were a lot of brands at the show that I haven’t heard of before. Bubble London has managed to keep its edge and is clearly going from strength to strength.”

Exhibitors were equally impressed with this season’s show. "Bubble London is a breath of fresh air in the childrenswear industry,” says Michael Schlaeppi of Skyline Agencies, representing Noppies and Sterntaler. “London, and specifically Islington, is a very good location for the show and the venue is fantastic, providing a very relaxed atmosphere for our customers. Bubble London has the opportunity to bring the ‘buzz’ back to the industry with fresh ideas and become the key point of reference for every childrenswear buyer. We'll be back!”

Daniel Stockley from Huckelbones adds “This is our third show and the new venue is great. There is a great mix of brands and exciting products this season. The show is really creative and the atmosphere is very relaxed.”

The fifth edition of Bubble London will be held at the Business Design Centre on JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 1, 2010 and will present autumn/winter Collections for 2010.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bubble London : quick update (day one)

Excellent first day at Bubble London. Exhibitors, retailers and press all gave very good comments on the show in general and said they love the new venue. The "Stand out award" was given to Poppy for the best stand decoration. Poppy will get a free space at the next edition of Bubble London. A full show report will follow soon.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bubble London opens tomorrow!

Bubble London will open tomorrow, Sunday June 21st at 9am with over 150 exhibitors (Molo Kids, Petit Bateau, Mini A Ture, Bonnie Baby, Katvig, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Bright and Stripes, Ed Hardy Kids, French Connection Kidswear, Hucklebones, ilovegorgeous, No Added Sugar, Their Nibs, ej sikke lej, O'Neill, Pepe Jeans London, Mexx, Bloch, Tip Toe Joey, Dandy Star...).
OKIDO will also run fun workshops for children twice a day. Find out more on http://www.bubblelondon.com/visitors.htm.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mini scale mania

Kids are living in lucky times : after Vitra for kids, it is now the turn of Knoll to come with a collection of spirited, modern furniture scaled for a younger generation. Here's a Eero Saarinen 1948 Womb chair, made exclusively for Knoll, that, the firm says "displays the Finnish-born designer's flair for challenging rules, breaking molds and setting new standards for modern design". An inspiration for airports to design kids lounges?

Glamping anyone?

It's a new trend in the UK. Understand glam(our) (cam)ping, in other words sleeping under a tent with all the possible comfort : furniture, feather beds, wood-burning stoves and flushing toilets. Because in times of crisis, we have more than ever a Swiss family Robinson soul... http://www.featherdown.com/

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Maclaren's entry into the nursery furniture category

Interior designer David Netto founded his residential decoration and architectural design shop, David Netto Design, in 2000. Around the time he was shopping for a crib for his daughter, Netto developed a line of stylish modern baby furniture, the Netto Collection. This month the brand was acquired by the stroller company Maclaren. David Netto will continue his involvement with this innovative brand and will collaborate with Maclaren to design and develop future collections and other juvenile products.

News from Spain

The new edition of Naif Magazine is out! It's number 3, featuring Fashion, Design (Matali Crasset), Travel (Rio de Janeiro). Good news, we've heard that Naif will soon be available in the UK and the US.

Old days clothing for newborn

We know why we love vintage : we have to pay a lot today to get the equivalent of what was produced in the past (fabric, cut, workmanship). Moreover, we like that feeling of uniqueness wearing things from other centuries. Bel Heir is the best place to find perfect vintage pieces for babies and children (0 to 5). The selection, (focusing on the 20's-50's) is amazing; the quality as well as, the owner washing and restoring every piece. Belle Heir is based in the US but ships all over the world. www.belleheir.com.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Seven cool dads

The latest edition of Milk, released at the beginning of this month (next week in the US!) features a great story called "Daddy Cool". The seven stylish fathers posing with their children will be exhibited in large scale at Bubble London next Sunday!

Bubble London supports Kids Company

Kids Company is a charity that provides practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children and young people. This year Kids Company will help over 13,500 children and young people through a walk in street level centre in Lambeth, through their program in 37 inner city schools and through their post sixteen educational institute, The Urban Academy. Bubble London is proud to support Kids Company and to help the kids who will benefit from their actions.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Poppy&Ned @ Bubble London

Welcome to the world of Poppy & Ned, a magical place capturing the innocence & wonder of childhood. Beautifully designed by Jessica Seaman, the clothes are made in Nepal and India using the finest fabrics. From July, their Pure Cashmere collection will be in Barneys NY. Well done!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

For girls 12 month – 12 years

When she had her daughter in 2002, Beth Miles started to scour flea markets for items that were clean of branding and trends that overwhelmed her delicate, beautiful nature. That's how she created ses petites mains, attempting to capture the styles and details that she so hoped to find. “I love the idea of all fabrics being able to be worn together. As children love to throw 'anything' on, I designed all the pieces work together. Shirtwaists with slips; slips as dresses; slips as loungewear; tunics with bermudas; halter overalls--darling with or without anything underneath". Bubble New York is a great supporter of this unique and precious line from San Francisco.

A surprise from the little boat!

The ad campaigns of Petit Bateau always create a moment of surprise. They communicate well with both kids and adults, combining playful ingredients+colorful fantasy+hints of surrealism (yeah!) in an organized manner (wehw...). This season the brand brings a new element of excitement through their collaboration with fetish music&fashion label Kitsune who designed a limited edition of (already cult) tees. Petit Bateau will be at Bubble London, June 21-22.