My son is not a morning boy. Sometimes to make the transition from dreams to daytime a little less abrupt he likes to have breakfast in bed. I love these boarding pass sheets by Jon Canell and ceramic breakfast set at un-i-k gifts
Heath Ceramics is one of California's last remaining midcentury era potteries of dinnerware and tile. There online shop stocks their own products as well as many other homewares and table wares made by ethical and small scale producers. Heath Ceramics are bringing out a new range of bright and beautifully made and designed table wear and topys for kids. You can see the full range here.
La Marelle has in new Adolie Day products. Our favorite is this adorable melamine plate set. We love Adolie's work and were really excited to be able to feature her in the last issue of Small. She did the amazing illustrated fashion story, Sun Kisses in the summer issue
We do the illustrated stories in the same way we do the photo stories. We approach an illustrator we admire and discuss story possibilities. In the latest issue we asked the super talented Kay Van Bellen. Once we have settled on a theme Christine acts as the stylists and finds all the clothes she wants in the story and send them along to the illustrator who then uses them in a story that features the fashion, but celebrates the illustrators own unique style. Our first story like this was with Fifi Lapin way back in our fourth issue. We have now had 11 amazing artists contribute these stories. You can find them near the front of each issue.
Christine and I first met almost 15 years ago when we both first moved to Williamsburg. Christine owned the first boutique on Bedford Avenue, Max and Roebling, and I worked in the L cafe next door. We became friends immediatly and shared an apartment down the street. Today we had some time to walk around the area. There are always new places to discover but today we were looking for the old places we knew. We had lunch at Diner and has always had one of my favorite restaurant interiors ever. Grant Cornett who regulary photographs for each issue of Small also works on the Diner Journal a beautiful independent journal published by the owners. After lunch we had time to drop by and visit an old friend Stella who has opened up a craft shop and class space on the Southside called SpaceCraft. It is a great spot for kids to make and create. Further up Bedford Avenue we went in to Spoonbill and Sugartown our all time favorite bookshop for art and design inspiration. Finally we walked past the shop and cafe we spent so many hours in when we first met - it looked very different, but then I guess so did we!
These are not exactly for kids, but all have enough whimsy to be appreciated by both kids and adults. Four designers messing with the table-ware! Studio Violet - recycled ceramics embellished with Studio Violet drawings. Lightly - whimsical butterflies from found plates Fox and Clover plates made from salvaged glass and decorated with hand drawings using glass enamel. Passionately Curious ceramic plates made from a mixture of porcelain slurry and previously used paper plates.
nothing's permanent... Mary Kate McDevitt mini goals chalk board- great for shifting goal posts. Fiona Kate sticky chalk dots and square labels - handy and fun! The Red Thread hand-painted chalk board egg- adorable! Sam and Bellie portable chalk board table mat- the perfect entertainment while waiting for dinner.