Thursday, 16 April 2015

salonedelmobile for kids

Ki.D.S., During the Milano Design Week 2015
Ki.D.S., During the Milano Design Week 2015
Milano Design Week 2015 for kids

It looks like this week is all about the Salonedelmobile in Milan, at least in the interior design world. 

Well, for some others it’s just a normal, very busy working week…
Thanks to strong social media presence of such events,  you can see a lot of news directly from people/brands which are visiting the fair. I spotted this beautiful blue room at Nidi’s Facebook page. The pictures are coming from Ki.D.S., the new event dedicated to kids design! During the Milano Design Week 2015. I find it very magical and perfect for bringing us into relaxed and dreamy mood….
it’s almost Friday! yeeea

Milano Design Week 2015 for kids
picures by © Valentina Sommariva

Sunday, 12 April 2015

get inspired with Rafa-kids

get inspired with Rafa-kids styling Paulina Arcklin/photo Rafa-kids
boy room with blue in grey - styling Paulina Arcklin/photo Rafa-kids
cool child room with Rafa-kids toddler bed - styling Paulina Arcklin/photo Rafa-kids
cool child room - styling Paulina Arcklin/photo Rafa-kids
ideas how to decorate child room  - styling Paulina Arcklin/photo Rafa-kids

We are so exited to work with stylist/photographer Paulina Arcklin and prepare this inspiring child’s room with Rafa-kids’ furniture. We thought it’s good to go out of our comfort zone and imagine a room of a child with accessories not particularly dedicated to children’s deco. 

We are definitely inspired by blue colours and textures this season. Never have enough of denim/jeans and linen bedding in tones of grey and blue. We like industrial, raw touch in the room and XXL Lego boxes are a perfect pieces for storing all treasures. Did you know, that you can get a couple of car tyres in your local garage for free? at least we did. Paulina had an idea to use them to expose soft toys on the wall or on the floor, and they give such a character to this space. At the end the Rafa-kids R toddler bed with wheels as a part of this cool room. 
We hope you like it as much as we do! 

Special thanks to Paulina Arcklin for this inspiring day 
and knuffelsalacarte store for bringing us plushies for the photo shoot. 

R toddler bed in dark finish  - styling Paulina Arcklin/photo Rafa-kids
R toddler bed in dark finish  - styling Paulina Arcklin/photo Rafa-kids

Behind the scenes - photo session at Rafa-kids studio in Rotterdam / styling Paulina Arcklin

photo session day in Rafa-kids studio in Rotterdam with  Paulina Arcklin

Monday, 6 April 2015

“Song of the Sea”

Song of the Sea directed by Tomm Moore and produced by  studio Cartoon Saloon
Song of the Sea by Tomm Moore and produced by  studio Cartoon Saloon
Song of the Sea by Tomm Moore and produced by  studio Cartoon Saloon
Song of the Sea by Tomm Moore and produced by  studio Cartoon Saloon
Song of the Sea by Tomm Moore and studio Cartoon Saloon
Irish animation film Song of the Sea by Tomm Moore and studio Cartoon Saloon
Irish animation film Song of the Sea by Tomm Moore and studio Cartoon Saloon

Finally not a full 3D movie made using computer-generated animation coming from Pixar or Dreamworks…but a magic, two-dimensional unique story : “ Song of the Sea “.  

Hand-drawn movies for children seems like a dying art form, so I was glad to take my boys to see this new Irish film.  “ Song of the Sea “ is directed by Tomm Moore and produced by the Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon. It’s easy to forget how water-coloured backgrounds in 2d animations, give the  depth and perspective into the images you look at. The film will take you into an old-school legend story telling. I will not tell you more about what the story is exacly about…I will just say : It's an unique movie, with a beautiful personalities and touching story.  
Don’t miss it. 

Irish animation film Song of the Sea by Tomm Moore and studio Cartoon Saloon
Irish animation film Song of the Sea by Tomm Moore and studio Cartoon Saloon
Irish animation film Song of the Sea by Tomm Moore and studio Cartoon Saloon
Irish animation film Song of the Sea by Tomm Moore and studio Cartoon Saloon
Irish animation film Song of the Sea by Tomm Moore and studio Cartoon Saloon
Irish animation film Song of the Sea by Tomm Moore and studio Cartoon Saloon

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Spring at Fine Little Day

new collection for spring 2015 at Fine Little day
fish pattern bedding set from Fine Little Day new spring 2015 collection


I hope you are having a relaxed Easter break…

We are enjoying our 'slow' long weekend with kids in Rotterdam with a beautiful Spring's sun. Most of the time around Easter, our kids have a longer school break, but not this time, so we didn’t have chance to plan any longer holiday away…
New collection of Fine Little Day , takes me back to our holidays in Sweden, some time ago. We have a family leaving there at the sea side, so this is exactly what I see back in the new design patterns of Elisabeth Dunker. If you are not familiar with the name, Fine Little Day started as a blog in 2007, by an artist and photographer Elisabeth Dunker. 

“… During the years Fine Little Day has expanded into design and interior products with expressive and narrative patterns and images as the key essence of the brand. “

From their new Spring collection I absolutely adore the bedding collection with the new Fish/Wave and Ohoy pattern. I think it will be a hit of the season! 
fine little day pillows collection

see inspired bedding collection from fine little day
new pillows from Fine Little Day  spring 2015 collection

Sunday, 29 March 2015

grey wall in children’s room

grey paint
grey wall paper
vividgrey linnen collection for kids
Serendipity store paris
grey in children room - photo weekdaycarnival instagram account
child room decorate with tones of grey, yellow and red

I was trying to prepare this post about grey color in children's rooms for weeks…
I find it  a bit difficult, since grey has so many different tones and forms, depending of material, texture and context. It’s also one of my very favourite color which makes it hard to show you just few examples. 

I will start with rooms where painted grey wall is a main element to built an atmosphere. A grey wall in a child's room, especially behind the bed, will make the room immediately cosy and elegant at the same time. You can than add some reach textures of linnen or wool,  prints on fabrics, graphic and accessories. The grey can take it all! It will stay in the background and at the same time will keep it all together. If you find it a bit to much to stay only in monochrome colors, you can easily add a touch of pink , neon or yellow. Grey matches beautifully blue and green or red accents. 
Do you know any other, so perfect, neutral color to play with ?

grey bunk bed with a lot of storage
child room with grey and natural elements
girl room with grey and delicate pink

Inspiriting picture’s selected for this post : 
1/2/3/4/5 /6/7 /8
grey paint selection : studio-mcgee

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

" Mini Woonboek "

 boy room from “ Mini Woonboek”
 boy room from “ Mini Woonboek”
 boy room from “ Mini Woonboek”
 “ Mini Woonboek”   book about kids deco in Belgium, Netherlands and Engeland
 “ Mini Woonboek”   book about kids deco in Belgium, Netherlands and Engeland
child room  from  “ Mini Woonboek”
toddler room  from  “ Mini Woonboek”
room of Lola 1 year old from  “ Mini Woonboek”   book about children's rooms

New book in town for all the kid’s deco lovers!

Mini woonboek “ is coming out in Belgium, written in Dutch, but don’t worry - there is hardly any tekst in it!   Britt and Tom ( owners of interior blog : woonblog.be ) are looking for the perfect kid’s room. They visited more than thirty beautiful children's rooms in different styles and show them with details and all interior goodies that make a child's space so unique. I really like the graphic touch of the layout, fresh and bright selection of modern and very up to date kids' rooms. 

In the book you will also find their favourite children's store addresses in Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels, Leuven, Bruges, Amsterdam and Paris. And that’s not all, because  the owners also run a store dedicated to kids deco called “ Wolf&Wolfje ” , where you can of course get the book…. and many other goodies.
and look carefully, there is also some  Rafa-kids' furniture on wheels rolling between the pages...

 “ Mini Woonboek”   book about children's rooms
 “ Mini Woonboek”   book about children's rooms
1/2/3 /4 - picture’s from Pepijn room from here : frivolebysuus