INSPIRATION | Happy Mother’s Day!

To celebrate Mother's Day, we put together a Top 10 list of our favorite blogs written by moms around the globe. Always inspirational, these blogs are chock full of gorgeous images, insightful stories and helpful product reviews or advice that appeals to a wide-range of readers (you don't need to be a parent to enjoy!). Here they are (in no ...
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HOT LINE | Phoenix and Nola

With the tagline "the new standard in children's clothing," Brooklyn-based Phoenix and Nola was created by husband-and-wife team Katja and Wade. The pair created the collection for size 0 to 6 after the birth of their twins Phoenix and Nola when the new parents couldn't find children's clothing that fit their aesthetic and price point. The embellishment-free collection offers 25 ...
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BIG IDEAS | Kids ♥ Japan

It's great to see some of our go-to kid's sites jump into the Japan Relief efforts, designing the cutest apparel, artwork and accessories to benefit those affected by the earthquake and Tsunami. Here are a few of our favorites: Juelz for Japan,  Growing Snow Flowers,  Natascha Rosenberg, Babylady Inc
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PLAY LIST | Charlie Alan Kraft Push Toys

Self-taught artist Charlie Alan Kraft learned how to paint while living on the streets of Mexico. Now living in Portland, Ore. Charlie, who remains inspired by his days as a graffiti artist, sells his art on Etsy and even offers monster-themed wooden push toys for the pint-sized set. In addition to wood toys, Charlie sells acrylic and watercolor paintings, recycled ...
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BIG IDEAS | Will & Kate–A Love Story

To celebrate the Royal Wedding, we present Will and Kate--A Love Story, a great iPad app story for kids. Illustrated by Adam Larkum and collaged with photographs, this interactive tale tells the story of Will and Kate--two friends that go on adventures and fall in love. The app is packed full of fun for kids with bleeting sheep whose mouths ...
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INSPIRATION | Jacqueline Roberts

Self-taught photographer Jacqueline Roberts has focused her career on portraying children in a different light in contemporary media and society. In addition to her fine art portraiture, Jacqueline's work has been featured on novel covers, magazines and art books. Here, her photos are reminiscent of one of our Runway Roadmap stories for F/W 11 Eco Camp.
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BIG IDEAS | Surrur-Make Your Own Marimekko

Coinciding with Marimekko's 60th Anniversary, a new book Surrur – Make your own Marimekko has recently launched. The creators of the book, designer Mari Savio and photographer Kati Rapia, share with fans the ideas, instructions and patterns of Marimekko designers for more than 60 D-I-Y projects with contibutions from designers Erja Hirvi, Pia Holm, Maija Louekari, Aino-Maija Metsola, Mika Piirainen, ...
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INSPIRATION | Wilderness Queens

Issue no. 17 of Small Magazine just went live and we're in love with photographer Steven Visneau's Wilderness Queens. Featuring cool antler headpieces and ethereal dresses, the Wild Craft-inspired shoot features some of our favorite brands like Tutu de Monde, Paper Wings, Kicokids and Mini & Maximus. Click here to see the full editorial.
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PLAY LIST | Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold

Focused on heritage brands with a real story to tell, Stockholm-based retailer Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold offer a cleverly curated collection of adult apparel, accessories, home decor and other cool odd 'n ends. While they have yet to try their hand at kids' apparel, we love their sophisticated, locally-made, heirloom-quality toys. Check out their mixed print teddy bear, wooden ...
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BIG IDEAS | Creative Play at The House

To celebrate the performance Me and My Shadow, the Sydney Opera House has introduced a Creative Play Area exclusively for kids ages four to nine. An imaginative story about a girl who befriends her shadow, Me and My Shadow is performed by the Patch Theatre Company (the show runs until April 17) and features shadow puppetry and a set crafted ...
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We love Brazilian footwear brand Tip Toey Joey's hide-and-seek inspiration for their F/W 11 catalog and campaign. Conceived by Naiffactory--the creative force behind Spain’s Naif Magazine and Brazil’s N Magazine--the campaign was shot by Javier Ferrer Vidal and cleverly illustrates children's merriment and curiosity. Check out more inspirational children's ad campaigns here.
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PLAY LIST | Timbuktu

Check out Timbuktu, the first children’s magazine designed especially for the iPad. It combines imagination and technology to display news and stories in a simple, interactive design. In the first issue, Timbuktu explores popsicles, arctic beaches, serenades, letters from India and conversations with animals living in extremely cold environments. Check out the introductory video below.
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KIDS’ ROOM | Love Mae

Made with love in Australia, Mae is a delightful range of reusable fabric wall stickers for children’s rooms and wherever their creative mitts can reach in the home. With budding, finicky designers in mind, friends, Bec, Peat and Emily, created a collection of temporary wall decals that children can happily move around, scrunch up, smooth out and rearrange again and ...
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The latest issue of LMNOP is up and ready for idea-hungry moms to download. As the full moniker (Laugh. Make. Nuture. Organise. Play.) suggests, the online magazine based out of Australia is teeming with clever parenting tips, craft projects and the latest in toys. Not just dedicated to play, you can count on a well-styled photo shoot of the hippest ...
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BIG IDEAS | Miffy in Fashion

Children’s book character, Miffy, created by Dutch artist, Dick Bruna, in 1950 gets a 2011 makeover. From April 1st until December 31st, The Dick Bruna Huis Museum will run “Miffy in Fashion”; a host of international designers and artists have created artwork and fancy frocks in honor of the cult character. Fashion label, Clements Ribeiro (dressing Miffy as a “Tahitian ...
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