Small is happy to be one of the lovely sponsors for the premier of Playtime in New York this weekend. Playtime is the international trade show devoted to children's universe as well as maternity wear. We are excited to meet new designers, get inspiration for future issues as well as the opportunity to see and chat with old friends. We will be back next week with a full report of the show. We will also have some cool goodies to give buyers!!!
Here are some designers & exhibits we are excited to see!
This project was one we have had the most fun with recently. First we cut a hole in the bottom of a cardboard box and covered it with tissue paper. Then, by shining a desk light through it in a darkened room we had a wonderfully fun shadow theater. The kids drew the outlines for the puppets (mostly monsters, fairies and dogs for this one) on some cereal box cardboard which we cut out and taped to wooden skewer sticks. Even the most basic puppets came alive and it was fun to be able to go back and make more characters as the stories got more elaborate. This is a great project when you have kids over a range of ages as it can be as complicated or as simple as they need it to be.
Kristen Ramsussen of Mette has designed a brand new dress for the Small Giveaway. It is a flattering and comfortable A -line dress constructed in fine cotton batiste with cap sleeves, side seam pockets, fully lined with a hand stitched invisible hem and an invisible back zipper.The black + white marimekko print features mod blooms and striping stems. The dress is available in sizes two through six. Just visit Mette and leave a comment about her designs to be in the running to win the dress.
One Lucky reader will be picked at random and notified by email. (Please leave your email address when you post a comment!). The winner will also be posted in the blog. Our winner from last week (picked by random.org) was comment no.2 - congratulations Mitali!
If you are a maker, designer, illustrator, author or musician interested in participating in our Small Giveaway - email us at editor[at] smallmagazine.net.
Severina Kids is a beautifully detailed line of toys and objects hand made in limited batches in Madrid. They ship all over the world. Each series is photographed in its own enchanting hand drawn environment.
Check out their other items and the lovely layouts at Severina Kids
The talented photographer, Davina Zagury is starting a new series of portraits of newborns. (We have written about her previous projects of siblings and the kids with their doudous). She is looking for 1-3 months old babies
to have their portrait taken. For 220$ you can schedule a • 30 min. photo session
• (x2) 8”x10” and (x2) 5”x7” custom prints
• A CD with all edited pictures (email compatible)
• On-line images, so easily can be shared with friends and family.
Date & hours: July 24th & 25th between 10:00am - 5:00pm
Place: Pomme 81 Washington St, at York. DUMBO, in Brooklyn .
rsvp to davinaz.brownbookit.com/schedules
For additional questions:email: davinaz[at]davinaz.com phone: 914 671 3735
We love Ida Pearle's evocative collages and alphabet cards so when she wrote to let us know that she has a special offer of a very limited range of rompers and totes for sale, we wanted to pass the message on to you.
Recently when getting ready to move her art studio to a new
location, she discovered a box filled with 10 silk screened
baby rompers and 7 tote bags. If
any of you would like a bag or a romper, or both! The
bags are $40, and the rompers $35. (+ $6 US shipping). Rompers come in sizes 6 month. 12
month. 18 month. and 24 month. (see images below)
Send an email to ida[at]idapearle.com specifying which ones you are interested in and she will get back to you.
For this weeks giveaway Jennie Walker, the creator of A Little Vintage, is offering one of her hand painted dolls made mostly from vintage/retro fabrics. Jennie can make your doll custom using your child's old baby clothes or perhaps a grandparents sentimental fabric. Parents can choose the hair and eye color, freckles etc. All the faces are hand painted and heat set. Arms and legs are double stitched for durability.
Jennie has created for you a one-of-a- kind handmade doll - pictured above. All you have to do is post a comment before the
weekend on what inspires you the most about A Little Vintage.
One lucky reader will be picked at
random and notified by e-mail (please leave your email when you post
your comment!). The winners name will also be posted the following
Our winner last week (picked by random.org) was comment no.26 - Congratulations Tas!
The first one is online- Lark is offering 50 percent off for the next two days on many of your favorite designers, Rice, Cath Kidston, Belle & Boo, Beci Orpin and many others.
Katchen in Cambridge MA is having a sample sale at the designers house this Saturday. Pick up great hand printed t-shirts for kids (size 2T,3T,4T only -they run big) for only $35.
where and when: July 17th from 1-4pm at 23 RindgefIeld street Cambridge for shopping, coffee and cake.
Estella NYC is having a huge sale until Monday July 17th with 50 -70 percent of Album di Familglia, Claesons, Liberty, Imps and Elfs, Bon Bon and much more.
We are sad to let you know that Corduroy Kid in Brooklyn is closing
down as the owner, the multi-talented Monica, is moving on to new projects. If you are in Brooklyn you can go by to say goodbye and also pick
up some amazing deals. 50- 70 percent off everything at both locations-
613 Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights and also on 213 Fifth Avenue
in Park Slope. The closing sale runs until Sunday the 18th but things are going fast.
We know the shops will be missed as a source of quality,
and stylish clothes and also for the great community feel.
We are planning ahead and starting to organize a shoot for the winter issue in Copenhagen. Monika Elena recently sent us these location shots and is going to photograph the story. If you are a Scandinavian designer and would like to be featured in this shoot we would love to hear from you. Send us a link to editor(at)smallmagazine.net.
Drawing influence from retro patterns and designs, Crumb Threads is a unique, well tailored clothing line for boys and girls all hand made in Melbourne, Australia. Lynelle and Mary, the lovely ladies behind the brand, are giving away one item of your choice for this weeks giveaway. Just leave a comment telling us what your favorite item is from Crumb Threads.
One lucky reader will be picked at random and notified by e-mail (please leave your email when you post your comment!). The winners name will also be posted the following Monday.
Our winner last week (picked by random.org) was comment no.15 - Congratulations Khemy. Please let us know your address!
Frankie magazine is an Australian bi-monthly based in Australia. Super funny, stylish, sarcastic and engaging, Frankie also occasionally puts out irresistible cookbooks. First came Afternoon Tea and now they have published Sweet Treats. Some of these sweets you will not have seen for decades but all the old favorites are collected here, beautifully photographed and laid out.
I noticed that some of the recipes call for Copha Butter which is really hard to find outside of Australia so if you need some you can stock up on it online here and store it in the freezer for years.
We are really excited about this weeks giveaway! Ellen (you may remember her from her amazing guest posts here on Smaller on photography) is giving away a set of 3 t-shirts from Pluto. YES, I said 3! You can choose any 3 styles pictured in sizes from 3/6 month through size 8 year, and
onesies in 3/6 month and 6/12 month.
See Ya Later Alligator
Smiley Balloon Boy
All you have to do is post a comment before the weekend and tell us your favorite tee from Pluto.
1 lucky reader will be picked at random and notified by e-mail. The winners name will also be posted the following Monday.
Our winner last week (picked by random.org) was comment 3 - Amanda! Congratulations Amanda!