Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Backyardigans!

We met the fabulous photographer John Midgley about 5 years ago when my husband and John were working on a shoot together.

The Back Yardigans.

A fellow Brit we soon became great friends with all his family and by coincidence live behind each other with connecting gates so the kids can play.

Blue Steel

He just snapped these great pictures on a very hot day when they had a water fight.

These photos were a surprise present for my 40th birthday.
The kids sneaked off to his studio. They presented them the night of my party framed.
Of course a cried on opening them.

I love this one he just snapped at the beach.


Friday, May 27, 2011

Minor Details

I met by complete coincidence the lovely Jen Ward who has an amazing children's Interior design business and Blog, 
Minor Details.

( from Cookie Magazine on-line):(

We had been a fan for a while before she happened to be outside my house looking at some old kids tables and chairs I was throwing out. 
( It's usually me getting the stuff people throw out!)

She asked if I could hold it for her as she was on a bike and once we got chatting I realised who she was and immediately invited her in to chat.


 Before and after.

Before and after.

She has been very kind to White Rabbit England, one of the first to write about our lights on her Blog.

If you are struggling with design and space for a new nursery or planning for your children to share she is the one to call. 
USA only.



Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Babyccino Kids

Charlotte and I are huge fans of this amazing kids on-line Magazine written by 3 friends , Courtney, Esther and Emilie scattered across Europe. ( London , Paris, Amsterdam) 

They review from each City including New York. 

It's parent - related subjects include craft, recipes, cool products and also great Travel guides with an on-line community from all over the World.

This is a MUST to sign up for their daily newsletter!!!!

Thanks Courtney for writing about us!!!!



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dan's parents House! Great Vintage Toys.

Dan and his wife bought from his parents the house he had grown up in. It came with 30 years worth of Stuff and thats how it started.

My son loves to visit his vintage toy stand at The Brooklyn Flea. 

The Star Wars characters are his favourite.

Florence got a kids guitar last year.

Maybe one day our son will have his own stand , Charlie's parents house!!!!



Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Paper cut outs. Beatrice Coron

I wanted to share this amazing window of a local gallery with you.
I almost flew off my bike this week when I spotted these incredible cutouts from artist Beatrice Coron at the Muriel Guepin gallery.

Her technique is paper - cutting. Coron creates environments for words and thoughts in hundreds of surprising shapes. 

Just love hot air balloons.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Kids Photography

We wanted to introduce you to one of our favourite children's photographers, Matt Brooke also a great friend.

Not only is he an amazing Art Director but also takes the pictures.

Here are some shots he took a few years ago for a magazine story about New York stoop sales, similar to British car boot sales except you sell your stuff outside your house on the steps. 

We set up the shoot just like a real stoop sale,we even had people wanting to buy stuff.

 You may well recognize his photographs in your homes as he has done amazing pictures for Mini Boden.