Friday, 21 May 2010

Fine little day

Elisabeth Dunker creator behind a favorite blog of mine fine little day recently launched an online store      

Here Elisabeth plans to collaborate with all different creators. Firstly she has teamed up with to create two beautiful wallpaper designs by her 8 year old son Otto 

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Childhood photo of Alana aged 2 1/2 & teddy reading 'Sooty's Alphabet'

I wanted to share this lovely picture Alana Deveruex sent me of her as a child sitting with teddy on her bucket chair.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Preparation for the workshop at the V&A museum of childhood this weekend

I have started to decorate a couple of chairs in preparation for the adult workshop at the V&A museum of childhood this weekend. Participants can decorate their chair with vintage wallpaper from Retro Villa, old Beano comics and illustrations from vintage lady bird books. There will be a number of other things for people to choose from including old maps, botanical illustrations and other bits and pieces.

Retro Villa

Thanks to Jojo's  room for introducing me to Danish company Retro villa a treasure trove for vintage wallpaper. You can choose from a huge selection of designs and the site features tons of inspirational ideas for decorating furniture which you can buy or emulate yourself.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Molly-Meg display At Petit Aime, Notting Hill, London W11

Molly-Meg and vintage clothing collector Shona Paterson have teamed up with the beautiful children’s boutique Petit Aimé to create a Spring tea party style display of specially selected vintage treasures at their store in London’s Notting Hill.
You will be able to see the display throughout the month of May. All pieces can be purchased in-store
Petit Aimé
34 Ledbury Road
London, W11 2AB
Opening hours Monday-Saturday 10am-6.30pm.
Shona has a huge collection of children's vintage email her for more info  

Thursday, 6 May 2010

COLLECT furniture. Big ideas for small people

One of the highlights of my visit to Salone del mobile was meeting designer Frédéric Collette the brains behind Collect furniture  a young Danish company specialising in furniture for children.  I love "stool" wagon made from solid oak. This design can be easily stacked and has rubber wheels so you can Flip the stool over and the legs become handles for steering the wagon around the home.  

The company has a mission to produce high quality and sustainable furniture, which children love to explore and which is pleasing to the adult eye. 

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Caspar a new desk design by Perludi

The Caspar desk is a new design by Austrian brand Perludi . This was among the handful of new and exciting furniture design for children on show during design week in Milan. Caspar, launched during design week, is a clever minimalist design made from bamboo. The desk height can be ajusted as your child grows through to adulthood. This desk is large enough to serve as a shared table. Its adjustable legs come in a range of colours and  there are also co-ordinating chairs. I look forward to stocking these desks once they go into production.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Decorate a Child's chair with Molly-Meg. Adult workshop at the V&A Museum of Childhood, London. Saturday 15th May 2010

I will be running an adult workshop at the V&A museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, London E2 on Saturday 15th May 2010 from 11am-4pm. We will begin by taking a tour of the museum and of course visit the the current "Sit down"exhibition all about seating for kids. Here you will see items from the molly-meg collection. Afterwards you will get creative and each decoupage a vintage child's chair transforming it using a choice of retro prints, maps, music sheets, old story book illustrations, flowers and more. The chair and materials will be provided but please also feel free to bring anything personal to you which you might like to include such as an old photograph, letter, picture. See the V&A museum of childhood website for more information. Spaces are limited to 12 and price is £15 including all materials and you get to take home your masterpiece