Monday, January 30, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
1- WWKA: What inspired you to start Papier Mache?Beck: I had been working for years in the children’s wear industry here in Australia – in both design and freelance on a few different publications....
I was constantly finding amazing things from all around the world and thinking: "Wow my friends would love this – these people are AMAZING ...EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THEM....and its so simple to buy online.."
So I guess really it just became the next step for me - to start something of my own where I could share all my these wonderful people and products....
I initially started with a blog back in 2007 – posting funny little things / my lovelists while I played around on the concept of Papier Mache..
We played around with just beginning as a print publication..but the immediate joy of internet and the ability to link everything seemed more revelant to the idea.....
2- WWKA: What was the most challenging thing about starting an online mag?
Beck: Well it was so exciting I don’t remember feeling challenged...
I felt anxious and unsure of how people would respond to it...We would spend days and days on just one page... Trying to get the concept and look right... As we have evolved we are faced with more challenges...
3- WWKA: Papier Mache has its 2nd print issue out now. After having published so many beautiful issues online since 2009, how satisfying was it to finally hold your first print issue in your hand?
Beck: Pretty satisfying....It was the hardest few months of my life- the lead up to sending the first file to the printers.. It is truly such a mammoth task with only 2 people , 4 kids... And a million freelance jobs that were backing up....
But when the first pre-released copy arrived we were pretty damn stoked!
4- WWKA: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?Beck: It is weird but I can’t remember wanting to be just one thing.. I was a pretty mad child according to my mum!
Always strong headed....I remember when I was 11 and I wanted to be sing ballads I would write strange poems and turn them into songs – I thought I was so cool...I shaved off my hair and wore beatnik sweaters for months...
Funny in the tiny country town I grew up in...
Ultimately I think I was convinced I would be an actress – or a playwright...
Mmm... Seems I was pretty far off!
I am so shy now I can’t imagine I was once brave enough to act on stage!
5- WWKA: If you were a character in a fairytale, who would you be?
Beck: Tricky...maybe Elrond from the Hobbit or Gandalf..depending on my mood!
6- WWKA: Who would you like to be stuck with in an elevator?
Beck: So..so hard...before he died Allen Ginsberg....so considering he is dead it would be Leonard Cohen....
THANK YOU SO MUCH BECK FOR TAKING THE TIME TO ANSWER ALL MY QUESTIONS!!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Date : les 28, 29 et 30 janvier 2012 9H30 - 18h30 (fermé à 17h lundi)
Date : 28, 29 and 30 January 2012 9:30am - 6:30pm (closed on 5:00pm Monday)
Lieu - Place : PARC FLORAL DE PARIS, L'ESPACE EVENEMENT
Route de la Pyramide, 75012 Paris
Château de Vincennes (ligne 1), sortie 'Parc Floral'
Château de Vincennes (ligne 1), sortie 'Parc Floral'
Monday, January 16, 2012
If you are looking for a brand with a certain je ne sais quoi then you are going to love TALC. It has captured the elegance and style of Parisians. This french brand has just released their Spring/Summer collection for 2012. Expect amazingly tailored clothes for kids, some fabulous shorts for girls and great blazers for boys. TALC has kept its colour palette fairly muted for this collection, with beiges and soft yellows. It is a truly beautiful collection!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
You know by now that all things quirky, odd and yet super charming always have a special place on my blog! And this is why Donna Wilson's creatures caught my eye. She started her company in 2003, after selling out her fabulous knitted creatures she had made for her final show at the Royal College of art. Her business has now grown and includes ceramics, cushions,blankets and whole bunch of other lovely things to discover:
Monday, January 9, 2012
So I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the December issue of Junior magazine, it was Christmas day all over again for me! I was in my element again, reading one of my favourite kids magazine!
I was all inspired by all the new labels I came across and Dolls And Dirt ( great name by the way) caught my eyes first. Soon as I was back in front of my laptop in Cape Town, I was able to look through their website and discover more on this fab brand.
This range, based in London UK, is composed of Dollface for little girls and Dirtboy for little dudes. They created a collection of Tshirts that are fun and cool . Dollface is all about being a girl: dancing around in flowy tutus and sparkly tshirts, and Dirtboy is exactly what my little dude would love: rocking graphics with bright colours and a rock'n'roll attitude!
Sunday, January 8, 2012
I am so excited to get blogging again and share with you some of the loveliest and coolest kids things around. December was definitely crazy. And amongst other things, Justin and I managed to produce 2 very beautiful kids editorials, one for La Petite and one for Babiekins. I can't wait to be able to share those images with you when their Spring issues are out.
Anyway, enough chatting. And on to the important stuff, I have discovered some new and amazing kids label while I was on holiday. So watch out for the next post!