Our daughter was given this beautiful book pop up book by her godmother – “Birdscapes”, by Miyoko Chu (with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology), a book celebrating bird songs from Northern American habitats.
She would spend hours looking at it. More recently, her young one year old brother has taken up the ritual of opening the book daily, at the crack of dawn and flipping through the pages as they emit different bird songs from different bird species from diverse Northern American habitats. We discover the rhythmic clicking sound of a Buff-breasted sandpiper in the Artic Tundra, the drumming of a Pileated Woodpecker, the spiraling ventriloquial notes of a Swainson’s Thrush from the Pacific Rain Forest or a King Rai’s castanet clicking in the cypress swamp.
The illustrations, by Julia Hargreaves are gorgeous, realistic so engaging that our son also spends hours pointing to all the birds hiding in the trees or in swamps. The paper engineering by Gene Vosough, Renee Jablow and Andy Baron are also incredibly thought out.
Our son now looks up to the trees every time we go out and points to every bird he sees. A very gratifying ritual for an urban mother!
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Having just returned from New York, where summer came overnight this week, with clear blue skies and warm temperatures, I thought I would share with you a few shells from my friend Elizabeth’s collection. I love the colors and textures of some of her pieces, which come from Australia and Bali.
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Out of popular demand, we have just handsewn a few Amazonian featherheads for dressing up. We added an elastic band at the back for big and small Amazonians. Enjoy!
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Are you a young designer eager to join a curated community ?
Join ShopElsewhere, a collaborative movement launched by Ogilvy & Mather that encourages creative designers to recommend one other’s products.
Here’s how it works: When a client buys a coral shirt dress from one designer, that dress will have a QR code linked to a product that matches, goes well with the dress but is made by another designer, like a MISCHA bag. The QR code includes a map to the other designer’s studio.
The result is a personalized shopping experience taking a client through the rich and vibrant designer community in a city, based on select products.
What I also love about the idea is that ShopElsewhere offers a personalized, designer-driven experience along the lines of a high-end department store. In this case, however, the product creators themselves make the selection.
The brainchild of OgilvyAction Hong Kong, they are calling all Hong Kong-based designers who want to get involved. The next phase will connect designers worldwide.
Interested? Connect via their website.
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Open Studio today – Thursday, May 9 until 7pm and tomorrow (Friday May 10th) from 10am-7pm.
Come visit us!
La Petite Caravane Showroom
307 Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central
Tel.: 9136 8990
Here is Finn, our talented backstage photographer, wearing our linen Paco Acai shirt.
We love creative spontaneity! In the middle of our photoshoot on the beach, Finn pulled out his camera to take photos of his friends and parents.
Here are some of his shots!
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We are thrilled to announce that you can now find La Petite Caravane’s Copacabana collection at the beautifully curated petit bazaar concept store on Queen’s Road.
Petit bazaar is a wonderful haven for children in Hong Kong, where you can find a selection of beautiful toys, books, cutlery of all prints and colors, vintage inspired children’s furniture and clothes.
Here is our Claudia Fuchsia dress, en vitrine, announcing the news.
You should come today to their delightful Wednesday Storytelling at 4.30pm.
petit bazaar concept store:
80 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai 灣仔皇后大道東80號 +852 2528 0229
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Boots are made for walking, shorts are made for climbing!
Our Copacabana collection continues with Avia, our agile climber who wears our Annabelle Carnaval Shorts.
And classic Clemence Snowdrop blouse
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Come join us for tea and cakes tomorrow, Thursday May 2 at our showrooom from 3pm!
Our favorite Chef Patissiere, Emma Renfrew will be making us special treats to enjoy.
Emma’s passion for patisseries dates back from her time spent in the kitchen with her mother and grand-mother. Emma revisits traditional pastry recipes, making tradition ever so delightful to the palate. She also invents her own recipes, among which we count the poached pear tarte tatin or carmel profiteroles in butterscotch.
For the anecdote, Emma is a very good friend of ours. We once met Emma and family for a stroll along the beach front. Emma had mentioned bringing some cake for the children’s gouter. I half understood what “Cake” meant to Emma, and packed some biscuits in case there would not be enough cake for everyone. Emma pulled out not one, but two incredible chocolate cakes with sprinkles of coco, which we all finished in less than an hour. (and forgot all about our biscuits!)
I should have remembered – Cake is to be taken very seriously in company of Emma!
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