Here is the homemade cabane in Normandie where our children and their friends play restaurant, queen and kings, and read books.
How do your cabane and tree houses look like in your part of the world?
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Tags: cabane, children, homemade, normandie, play, tree house
Here is a gorgeous ostrich plumage we saw at the Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry, an hour away from Paris.
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Tags: feathers, ostrich, plumage, thoiry, zoo
Swimming flippers, books, newspapers, notebooks, crayons, children’s snacks. What do mothers not carry in their bags? http://tinyurl.com/paola-tote-azul
I have amassed an impressive collection of tote bags in all kinds of fabrics from all over the world and actually now use tote bags to carry my purse, books and everything I need for the day. I decided it was time to design a series of colorful La Petite Caravane tote bags.
http://tinyurl.com/paola-tote-azul, http://tinyurl.com/paola-tote-peach, http://tinyurl.com/paola-tote-grannysmith
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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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Tags: birdscapes, birdwatching, children's books, north america
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Tags: 1960s, brazil, canary yellow, childrenswear, copacabana, La Petite Caravane, shirt dress, sisters, spring summer 2013, summer
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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Tags: collection, corals, pink, purple, seashells, shells, star fish, starfish
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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Tags: amazon, brazil, Colors, feather head, la petite caravan
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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Tags: community of designers, design, designers, mischa, ogilvy, QR code, ShopElswhere
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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Tags: La Petite Caravane, open studio, photography