Our mother and child of the the day are hard core travelers and adventurers. Lola doesn’t go to school anymore, she’s studying at home because there’s no French school in Salvador de Bahia, where she will be moving soon moving. Her mother Vanessa Pol,  founder of Zanzibook (Kids book App publisher) and father spend a lot of time with her; she helps her mother with Zanzibook and her mother helps her when she needs for her lessons.  In 2005 the family gave an end to a comfortable life in Paris (house with garden in the heart of the city, own business) to sail around the world. 4 magical years doing school to Lola and enjoying time with her little sister, born in Columbia in 2008.  “It was just fabulous, I’m thinking so differently now and at the same time I still love design, Vanessa Bruno, stilettos… and work !“.


What do you want to be when you grow up Art director. I would like to illustrate magazines, CD covers, books or create typography, I love working on photoshop even if I don’t use it very well for the moment

What is your favourite famous person Amaterasu Okami, the sun god in the video game Okami. I love this fiction, Okami is illustrated by a wolf ! I’m fascinating by wolfs

What makes you laugh I laugh a lot when with my best friend we make dares like going out dressed up as a bear, a pirate, Robin Hood and best of all the teletubbies, we are ridiculous, we hope we don’t meet anybody but of course we do so we laugh, and laugh and laugh

What makes you sad It makes me sad to leave Pixel, my Cat in New Caledonia, because I’m going to move to Brazil and he can’t come with us

Your favourite films and books Film (cartoon) Metropolis by Rintaro adapted from the eponymous manga by Osamu Tezuka. I love the futuristic context and the contrast between the drawings and the cartoon time. The drawing look old – Book : The Giver by Lois LowryLois Lowry is my favorite author, she writes perfectly, I love all her books. Her stories are striking from beginning to end

The best holidays you ever had Last summer, in January 2011; we crossed New Zealand, north to south by car. We did so many incredible things. Rafting, climbing, summer slide, speed boat in a narrow canyon, horse riding and the best, the flying fox. You fly for 1,1 kilometers of high speed exhilaration at 160kp/h and 175 metres above a river. incredible fun, it feels like flying, exceptional ! You can only find this crazy thing in New Zealand, they love extreme sports. My mother is as crazy as them, she did a bungy-swing, terrifying

A place that you would dream to visit Tokyo for all its manga shops and the Pokemon museum

Your favorite outfit Definitly Jeans, tee shirts and brasilian flip flops (Havaianas)

The piece your like the most from your wardrobe A black Finger in the nose tee shirt , it’s so sweet and I love the drawing in front, it’s an eagle, in fact it’s the logo of the trademade

The next item you would be happy to get An ipod touch. Because we move so much with my family, I would like to be easily connected with my friend. I would like to have my music with me all the time and, some movies. You can take pictures with it, i could put all my creations (drawings), everything in my pocket it would be great !

Something you did recently that you really loved This winter we went back to new Zealand but this time for skiing. My parents kept it as a surprise. I only found out two days before leaving, it was magical, because I love skiing and in the Pacific you didn’t have snow, just in New Zealand, I did it, I’ve been there !!!

If you had a magic wand, what would you do with it right now ? I would give food to everybody. During our boat trip, I hated seeing children come to see us on the boat asking for food, it’s really sad, really unfair. I was really ill at ease, it’s a bad memory. I don’t understand why i can eat, but not others?


Your favourite children’s brands Finger in the nose, Petit Pan, Bonpoint, Petit Bateau, Agnes B

Your favourite children’s stores Agnes B. in Paris – Rue du jour – France Havaianas in Sao Paulo – Brazil

What do you buy online?  Amazon for books, video games. www.jeuxbois.com for toys littlefashiongallery.com, smallable.com, zara.fr for clothes. Kidslovedesign.com for the bedroom nat-nin.fr for hand bags

A website that inspires you www.lemuz.org A fabulous idea. Children of all other the world can submit their drawings, sculptures or paintings. A jury selects some of them. you browse on the website to discover lots of work.

You are in a children museum. I can spend so much time looking at it, it’s astonishing to see so much talent. I spend about as much time as in a real museum. I can’t stop myself , going on the site . A famous french guy called Claude Ponti created it. he is a kid’s book illustrator before he was a journalist for Le Monde.

Last item you added to Lola’s wardrobe Some UGGs in New Zealand, two months ago. It was winter and perfect for walking in the snow

Most precious item you bought for your child A macbook. I was fed up she use my computer !

Best gift you gave for a child’s B-day Definitly The macbook !

Favourite pieces in your child’s wardrobe A vintage Levis Jacket, it was mine

A film that you saw recently and that staid with you? Les petits mouchoirs by Guillaune Canet with Marion Cotillard and other famous french actors

The film that you love to see with the whole family? Amelie Poulain by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, it’s so fresh, it remember us our Paris and even our young daughter can watch this film with us

An unforgettable place you’ve travelled to Guatemala, El Golfete on the Rio Dulce. We spent one week in a small remote village there. People were really poor, they share everything, we did the same, it was a beautiful life in lesson. The only game in these places for girls and boys is to play football together, my children played with them everyday

The ideal place for a family summer holiday With no doubt, on our boat. Anywhere in the world but on our boat. You visit countries, you meet different people and every night you go home, it’s like magic and so easy to travel

with a baby. You eat at home, sleep at home but you are not in your country. You can invipeople you meet in different countries…. to your home. It’s really comfortable