Florence's Bana Loaf, gluten, dairy and sugar-free

Recipe: Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Loaf

If your children are gluten intolerant, coeliac or if you simply want to go for a low glycemic index diet (see the related post Smart Food for Smart Kids), this quick and easy recipe is for you. It's also sugar-free  yet delicious and it will please the whole family.

Alexandra - Cabbages and Kings

Travel Journal: Cabbages & Kings – Peru, Artisan Craft

For some the very idea of travelling solo with a 7 month old on a business trip may be enough to cause a rise in blood pressure but for Alexandra Gizela the founder of Cabbages & Kings it's a time to be cherished and enjoyed. We catch up with her following her latest trip to…

Young Creative Brands Are Back at Pitti Bimbo – The Show Takes a New Role Of Emerging Trends Incubator

Pitti Bimbo will take place in Firenze in about a month (19-21 January 2017). The show is bubbling with three new spaces dedicated to young brands. KidzFIZZ (Pitti Bimbo’s concept laboratory) will have its second edition, while The Nest (niche brands with a high creative…


Is Kidswear Declined Into Adult’s The Way To Go?

There was a time when adult brands were launching their own kids lines, one after the other : Dolce & Gabbana, Stella McCartney, Burberry, Chloé, Marni, etc. The opposite model - "mini-me" going to "maxi-me"  - is a more recent trend, as a bunch of cool brands show us:…

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Food for thought : Five a Day!

Do you know Five Books?  This excellent site showcases writers, thinkers, academics and others, who present the best five books on just about any topic under the sun.

Toyella and the Cool Toys

British online store Toyella offers a great range of gifts that promote traditional play and interaction. With a focus on hard to find, different items with a high level of style and design, their toys bring a depth of social, physical, educational and developmental benefit.

Smart Food For Smart Kids

The right nutritional approach can make a great difference in a child's development, with so much impact on intellectual capacities, concentration and behaviour - not to mention general health of course. We keep hearing about the five-a-day fruits/veg, but there is a bit more to…

New collaboration : Stella McCartney x Smallable

It's called "COOL FOR CATS", it's a capsule collection featuring spirited cat & other animals illustrations in fluo shades. This new collaboration between Stella McCartney and Concept Store Smallable is made from organic cotton - for boys and girls ages 2 to 14.……

Urban Farming : Top Job Of The Future?

Ever make mud pies when you were growing up? These days, kids are as likely to be getting their hands dirty in the vegetable garden. Which could be a professional asset for them in the future! Urban farmers will be sought after, as futurists explain in this interesting article.…

Animal Rescue or Pet Project : Oeuf x SCAR

We are under the spell with Oeuf's latest photoshoot, featuring dogs, cats, rabbits and even a turtle, from an animal shelter in Brooklyn. Such a wonderful idea combining brand awareness + charity. All this is coming from Sophie Demenge's true love for animals, and for her…

Experimental Guest House by Steven Holl Architects

This new development by Steven Holl Architects looks like a doll house. Kids will love it at first sight. Located in Rhinebeck (Upstate New York, near Woodstock), it sits in the middle of the green. But it has more than this...

Babesta NY : Space Odyssey

Tribeca store Babesta (downtown New York), is also an e-store that runs a magazine called Babesta Beat. Their latest story "Space Odyssey", styled by Michel Onofrio, features cool city kids in some of the most creative childrenswear brands of the moment.