Thursday, 30 December 2010

The wonderful world of Lila and Tom





Swiss watches is part of the recent inspiring work in Petitmag by Lila and Tom. I also love the fun photoshoot they did for Miniseri and their beautiful new catalogue 

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Fun kids sleepovers

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Monday, 6 December 2010

Christmas Kids design sale: Cubbyhole kids



Come and visit Molly-Meg and friends at the Children's designer Christmas sale Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th December. Abney Hall, Stoke Newington Church street, London N16 0AS. Click here for a Map
Hopefully see you then Molly x

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Come visit Molly-Meg's traveling shop at Mid Century Modern 14th November 2010


Please come visit Molly-Meg's  mobile shop at Mid century Modern on Sunday 14th November. Get the Christmas list ready as we will have lots of lovely gift items and of course a wonderful selection of vintage kids chairs which haven't made it on the site yet!!! I am in the process of planning the display and its going to be fun. Hopefully see you then! Please invite your friends & family you can send them my facebook link


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Family homes- Milk Deco No. 4





Photo Karel Balas, style Isis-Colombe Combreas Réalisation : Milk www.milkmagazine.net
The latest edition of Milk deco issue 4 features the beautiful home of Florence Rolando and her Family.  Florence is author of the inspiring blog Pirouette  which, for those that don't know already, gives insight into the wonderful word of design for children. Lovely to see chairs from Molly-Meg featured in the shoot as well as a mention under places to shop in London.  






Thursday, 4 November 2010

Latest vintage finds at Molly-Meg


New finds available at Molly-Meg

1952 original childs side chair designed by Harry Bertoia for Knoll. Design classic rare find. See here for more details




Cream Cosco rocker from the early 1970s. This original American classic is a rare find. click here for details

Vintage child's 1950s American school chair. View for more details

Pine cubist child’s chair view here for more details


Wednesday, 3 November 2010

The Casalino is back- Now available at molly-meg











Original 1970s Casalino chair publicity photgraph from mobilier design-pour enfants by Carole Daprey

The Casalino is back  and now available at Molly-Meg.  A design classic from the 1970s by Alexander Begge. German furniture company Casala  re-introduced the Casalino chair in 2007. The new editions have been produced using the original moulds from the 70s. So the design is not a remake but in fact the original!

These moulded plastic chairs have smooth ergonomic lines with no sharp corners. The stackable design makes them easy to store. They are extremely durable, scratch resistant, easy to clean and the colour does not fade. They are a perfect addition for any room in the house as well as in the garden!

Available in 2 sizes from Molly-Meg in a choice of 3 colours Red, Green and white. Vintage editions  from the 1970s are also available in Red, Yellow and Orange

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Tokyo Baby cafe

The Tokyo baby cafe opened in the up market  Omotesando area of Tokyo earlier this year. I decided to check it out on a recent visit to the city. I love the playhouse shaped entrance into the cafe. 

Once inside the decor is minimal it feels like you are in a modern day Alice in Wonderland set. There is a gigantic sofa serving as an enclosed  play area, a central cafe area, and, for those wanting privacy, a separate dining room is available, which comes complete with a big brother style CCTV screen built into the wall so parents can keep a close eye on their children.

The interior plays with scale and perspective; using the difference in size between the adults and children to create a whimsical interior.
Designer
Nendo explains, "You can see the world through two different users. Adults live their lives aware of tabletops, and the things placed on top of them. But children see the table's underside. A table's legs can look like pillars, and the reverse of the tabletop is like a roof". The cafe's 'absolutely huge' and 'absolutely tiny' furnishings take advantage of these two perspectives.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Judith Needham dreaming spires playhouse

Fairy tale like Dreaming Spires Willow playhouse by Judith Needham made from natural English willow so at the end of its life, rather than needing to go into landfill, it can simply be recycled in your own garden.  
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Sunday, 24 October 2010

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Monday, 18 October 2010

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Muji's flat pack customised child's chair


I love this cardboard child's chair by Muji made from recycled paper. The chair comes flat packed with the idea that children and parents can build it together. The plain white and brown card serves as a blank canvas for imaginative decoration. Unfortunately it is only available in Japan. 

Consumers have uploaded their own designs on to Muji's online gallery 
Muji recently hosted a special event showcasing a range of uniquely customised kids chairs. It was held at the Yurakucho branch Muji's largest Tokyo store.  50 Japanese and overseas creators were asked to decorate their own chair.


Saturday, 16 October 2010

Dream seat compeition winners

These are the masterpieces created by the winners of the dream seat competition we held in conjunction with the V&A Museum of Childhood. There were so many brilliant designs to choose from it was a very tough decision. We chose the beautiful drawings below based on the imagination and thought that each child had obviously put in. I hope you like them as much as we did. 

Age 9-11
The Hermes hover chair by Mai Smith
The Flower fitness fantasy chair by Juliet Dowley


Age 7-8

The Shoe chair by Lois Rose
The Royal reading chair by Katie Evans

Age 5-6
The Lick it chair by Caris Wang


The Plywood and bamboo chair by Jake Virgili

Prizes

The winners were able to choose 2 ercol in a colour of their choice and a good bag of goodies from Molly-Meg