The H&M All for Children collection is now available! All for Children is a unique collaboration between H&M and UNICEF. Together they work to protect the rights of some of the poorest children in the world. They for example work in the cotton producing areas of Tamil Nadu India, one of the country’s largest cotton-producing states, and give children access to education. 25% of all sales from the All for Children collection will go directly to support Unicef’s projects. This collection is also available from Little Fashion Gallery (world wide shipping).
I made sure to order some products before they are sold out: the scarf, hat and the play house are on their way to our home!
H&M describe their ‘All for Children’ collection as “full of playful and timeless pieces which parents as well as their kids will love. The collection has the subtly of detail and design attention you’d expect from a full fashion collection, and always made with the child in mind.”
Today some dark colored interiors. I think the dark hues fit the wet and gloomy weather here in The Netherlands. I like these images but I do prefer a bit of color here and there. How do you feel about using darker colors in your home?
This beautiful home belongs to the editor-in-chief of Norwegian magazine Rom123. The interior is light and modern with lots of wood and black & white accents. The large round pendant is Random light from Dutch designer BertJan Pot.
Zid Zid Kids is one of my favourite brands for kids. I have used several of their fun poufs and pillows/toys to decorate my son’s playroom. I love Zid Zid’s ambition to design with an unlimited imagination while blending the magic of play with the beauty of the handmade into every product. Also, they work with respect of the environment and they firmly belief that fair trade is the only trade.
This is a sneak preview of the new fall 2012 collection which will be available soon. Zid Zid Kids’ creative director Julie Klear Essakalli is such a talented lady! I also love her illustrations that she does for books. She also did the beautiful mural (top image).
Today I’m loving … this Artichoke lamp which is a true design classic. The PH Artichoke Pendant was designed by Poul Henningsen in 1958 and it is manufactured by Louis Poulsen. The leaves are laser-cut steel to produce shape lines reflective of modern design.
The entire fixture is mounted by stainless steel aircraft cables to hold the unusually heavy weight of the light. For years, a number of companies have tried to replicate the Artichoke fixture; only a handful have made a replica that is at all geometrically and cosmetically similar.
(image source: 1. Jacob Termansen, 2. Canadian House & Home, 3. Bloomingville, 4. Plastolux)