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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INSPIRATION | Tip Toey Joey

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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INSPIRATION | LMNOP Issue 14

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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BIG IDEAS | Tucked In by Meredith Gaston

One of our favorite artists Meredith Gaston recently wrote and illustrated "Tucked In," a book for all ages that encourages people to use their "tucked-in time" to be both creative and restorative. The book covers a realm of topics from dream analysis to finding out what our sleeping positions reveal about our personalities. Readers can also write their own "tucked-in" ...
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BIG IDEAS | Papier Mache Issue 6

Australian children's magazine Papier Mache recently launched Issue 6 online. Chock full of gorgeous photography, fashion, art and more, Papier Mache offers six online issues and two print issues a year. Check out the latest issue for the St. Tropez trend; a Q&A with up-and-coming photographer Aela Labbe; "A Ballet Story," an awe-inspiring compilation of photography by Monika Elena that ...
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INSPIRATION | Vintage Madonna

The April issue of Out features a double cover of Britney Spears and vintage photos of Madonna before she was famous. In the photos, a then 24-year-old Madonna is photographed with kids in classic '80s styling reminiscent of Stylesight's S/S 11 Uberground Megatrend.
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INSPIRATION | Aela Labbe

Self-taught French photographer Aela Labbe is beginning to gain recognition for her romantic, moody photography. Formerly a dancer, Aela creates mysterious, mythical imagery reminiscent of Stylesight's F/W 12 Megatrend Wild Craft.
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MINI ME | F/W 11 Runway Looks

Now more than ever women's trends are impacting the girls' market and F/W 11 was no exception. Monnalisa's fur ensemble rivaled Dolce & Gabana's while Miss Grant and Givenchy showcased similar looks. Here, Stylesight offers an in-depth report on must-have items for girls' F/W 11 after analyzing trade shows and runway from around the globe. Key items were heavily influenced ...
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BIG IDEAS | Chris O’Shea

UK artist Chris O’Shea uses the imagination of children to create amazing installations titled Little Magic Stories. Using children’s drawings, the use of technology literally brings their doodles to life on stage, allowing them to interact and respond to their creations in real time. By using a holographic projection film, the sets, characters and objects appear to float on stage ...
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