Frivolous fun is to be had by both children and their parents at Vienna’s luxe kids’ shop, Bambini by Denis Kosutic for MB Fashion Gmbh. The design inspiration for this modern store interior was Wizard of Oz-meets-Alice in Wonderland. This 3,875 square foot mecca for minis is a dreamlike place where whimsy meets serious fashion with children’s collections from Armani, Fendi, Gucci, La Perla, Missoni and Cavalli to name a fabulous few.
Posted by Suzanne at 12 April, 2013
The Lullaby Factory is an amazing design project by hackney-based Studio Weave that is near and dear to my heart. In my previous life, I worked in a hospital with ill children, so I can understand first hand the wonderful impactful a project such as the Lullaby Factory has on hospitalized children and their families. There always seem to be those awkward spaces around hospitals where you look out the window into a small dingy courtyard or emergency generator. Well, Studio Weave, along with Structure Workshop, AB3 Workshops and Jessica Curry Studio, capitalized on one of these spaces located in a rear courtyard of London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and transformed it into a place blossoming with imagination and creativity. This is a secret and beautiful space that can only be viewed from inside the hospital and its song can only be heard through a few special pipes or by tuning into its special radio frequency. It is a place that sparks the imagination and supports the human spirit while bringing comfort to those in need.
Posted by KarenShearer at 11 March, 2013
These days many of us live far away from our extended families. It is definitely not like the old days when I was a child and visited my grandparents and cousins every week. Both sets of my children’s grandparents live pretty far away, let alone other extended family members. Sometimes I wonder how this will impact the way they see the world and if they will feel connected to their roots as they grow older. This seems to be a trend, more and more frequently people are transplanted all over the world and sometimes that can lead to a feeling of disconnection between family and friends. In comes the Good Night Lamp which is a KICKSTARTER project from The Good Night Lamp Team out of the UK. These lamps are connected via the internet. When you turn on the main lamp the other smaller lamps turn on too. What a great way to say good morning or good night to grandma and grandpa, who may be a continent away. Or maybe to just help keep and eye on grandma or grandpa, so that as they age you know that they are ok everyday even without the daily telephone call or text. Maybe it can help pull us just a little bit closer and demonstrate that we are thinking of each other, even when we don’t necessarily have the time or think to make that telephone call.
Posted by KarenShearer at 6 February, 2013
Ok, so Fanjo, out of Belarus, obviously does not just design children’s rooms, but to me these are rooms that stand out from the rest in the realm of children’s design. I’ve just picked a couple to showcase here, but I am amazed at the creativity of Fanjo. What impresses me is not only the overall design of the room itself, but also the detail paid to each enchanting piece within the room. For the youngest set, I think my favorite is Young Flat (pictured above). This room would easily transition from infant to child, allowing the design elements to endure longer then most others out there. Many aspects will even endure through the tween and teen years. This is fabulously functional kind of design I am looking for as a parent. From the whimsical light fixture to the creative shelving and storage and the not overly girly design, this one is a winner. If you look at the Young Flat design site, you will see that Fanjo really has significant talent for overall modern home design, so don’t miss it. Here I am just focusing on a couple of contemporary children’s rooms.
The MyMi room has a forest theme with so much storage and specialized areas for play, work and sleep. Again, this stunning design would be so easy to transition over the years as your child grows older without having to revamp the entire space. There really is a place for everything in this room and it is infused with the cheer and creativity that will boost the imagination of any young child. For those of us who reside in urban areas, this design is a particularly wonderful way to bring a bit of nature into your home. There are two wardrobes for storage, a bed, desk, screened dressing area and still room for play. All of these elements blend seamlessly together to create a harmonious and natural space.
So both of these designs are somewhat gender neutral, but certainly more on the feminine side. I have boys and I totally see where a slight change of color palette from the peach and pink to maybe some blues or yellows and a few other minor adjustments would make these wonderful rooms perfect for boys too. Not only would these rooms provide a creative and relaxing space for children, but also one that will last throughout childhood and beyond with a little tweaking here and there. The designs are modern and streamlined with a calming sense of joyfulness and exploration. What better way to surround your child? For more information about these room designs and products therein, please contact Fanjo at firstname.lastname@example.org or click the links provided above. Don’t forget to take a peak at the other great pictures of these rooms below!
Posted by KarenShearer at 1 February, 2013
We have collected hundreds and hundreds of images of interior design for home design inspiration since we started ChicTip.com. We have compiled it for you and sorted it Room by Room. Now we’d like to share them with you. Today we present to you 10 beautiful kids rooms. Enjoy!
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 10 January, 2013
As a mother, I am all about built in storage that can contain my little ones “precious collections of objects” and Gautier certainly has a hit with its Dimix collection. They have combined utility with space saving details and a streamlined contemporary style that will meet the needs of your child for many years to come. They have just released a new addition to the Dimix collection of compact furniture for kids.
The concept behind the Dimix series is the plan to best utilize the space within a child’s room. It is the perfect sleep and work collection for kids, with built in storage. There are three different models available in the Dimix series, the Compact High Bed, Compact Low Bed, and the new Bunk Beds. The Compact High includes a desk on runners. The desk nestles underneath the bed and can also serve as secondary storage. The Compact Low comes with or without the option of a roll out desk on runners. Finally, the new Bunk Beds (which are new for 2013) have the option of a pull out drawer under the lower bunk to store everything away in a neat and tidy place.
The products are all left/right reversible as well, so they can be arranged in the direction that most suits your child’s space. The beds are available with either a grey and white finish or a chocolate and fabric finish. Gautier is also very dedicated to improving indoor air quality. The wood panels they use to construct the Dimix series contain two times less formaldehyde than the top European standards. All around fantastic design, with the health and safety of your children in mind.
Posted by KarenShearer at 3 January, 2013
The Ball Chair in the style of Eero Aarnio
It’s the perfect hiding place for youngsters. Plus it adds a dash of designer chic to their bedroom or playroom. Eero Aarnio’s Ball Chair was designed for fun, designed with imagination and the results were so visually different from any other seating on sale in the 1960’s that his design was an instant hit with the masses.
Aarnio created his famous “room within a room” Ball Chair in 1966 after taking a large ball and simply cutting the seat shape out of it. Sometimes referred to as the Glove Chair, this playful seat brings a cosy and calm atmosphere with it where your child can relax and enter their fantasy dream world free from noise or distraction.
The chair has also featured in Hollywood blockbuster adverts worldwide, including Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in Men In Black 2; Aarnio’s ball chair is a classic in its own right.
The playful Ball Chairs are inspired by Eero Aarnio’s original designs and are admired by adults and children on a global scale.
The Elephant Chair in the style of Charles Eames
Bring the zoo into your own home with these adorable elephant chairs in the style of Charles Eames original design from Vita Interiors.
Charles and Ray Eames first created this design in 1945 for adults, but secretly styled this imaginative elephant chair with children in mind. The high quality plastic is strong enough to be used both as a seat and as a toy by children up to the age of 8; ideal for a playroom or the children’s bedroom.
It is available in a variety of colours (white, blue, green, pink, red and black) and arrives no assembly needed.
Charles Eames classic designs are known around the world as he is arguably one of the most important furniture designers of the 1900s. After marrying fellow designer Ray Kaiser in 1941, the pair went on to experiment with new materials and pioneered the use of plastics reinforced with fibreglass in interior design.
The exquisite elephant chairs are inspired by Charles Eames’ early furniture designs and look stunning in every home.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 3 January, 2013