Petting Zoo by Christoph Niemann - Petting Zoo is an animated and interactive picture book by illustrator, graphic designer and author Christoph Niemann made for IOS devices.
The concept is simple, swipe and tap twenty-one illustrated animals and see how the react. Watch a Dachshund breakdance, a nerdy octopus become a mandolin, an elephant in a bathroom, and many more charming and witty hand crafted scenes.
Although it might seem basic, this humorous and entertaining app is enjoyable for kids and adults alike.
Available now on iTunes
Nike Air Max 1 GS in Sport Turquoise - On March 20th, Nike will releases a sick new colourway on their compact-sized Air Max 1. A well-selected combination of turquoise, black and greys decorate this sneaker’s upper, while hints of the turquoise can also be seen in the heel bubble and peeking out from under the white sole. So dope.
This GS release will be available at shops such as overkillshop.com and Titolo.ch.
The Jelly Cat “Bunnies” - With the Easter Bunny’s visit planned for the last weekend of only a couple weeks away, we thought it fit to state that we think the loveable bunnies produced by the London based soft toy company Jelly Cat, are by far the best choice for your kids this Easter.
Not only are the price points very reasonable, the high quality, soft and durable stuffed animals also have lil quirky personalities that appeal to kids of all ages.
We could even go as far to attribute Jelly Cats success to the lovely Bashful Bunny, who, since her debut, has found herself in toy stores, book stores and many other lifestyle shops all over the world.
So this March 31st, pick the Bashful Bunny or one of her friends to delight and charm your kids on Easter morning.
Available at justjellycat.co.uk , chapters.indigo.ca, colette.fr, and your local Jelly Cat retailer.
Onia Spring/Summer 2013 “Charlie” Boys Shorts - Quality swim shorts and beachwear brand, Onia, have released their newest colours and patterns for their boys “Charlie” swim short.
The Charlie bathing-suits, available in Solid colours, Gingham, Stripes and Paisley, are not only soft, fast drying, comfortable and durable enough for day-long wear, they also boast a handsome tailored look that many kids swimsuits don’t have.
In addition, Onia is working with the charity organization Reef Relief, and from March 15 to April 15th when anyone purchases the Charlie boys short, they will be donating 15% to Reef Relief’s children’s summer camp - Coral Camp.
Available online at onia.com
Reebok Question Mid “Georgetown” - In honor of Allen Iverson’s years playing as a rookie at Georgetown University, Reebok is releasing a special Question Mid in the school’s official colours. This retro sneaker is features a grey leather upper, a navy nubuck toe and a white sole to represent the Georgetown “Hoyas”.
The OG Reebok Classic Question Mid “Georgetown” are available as of today, Friday March 8th, in both men and youth sizes.
Available at premierboutique.com
Aston Martin x Silver Cross Luxury Baby Stroller - Legendary sports car marque, Aston Martin, and the creators of the very first baby pram, Silver Cross, have collaborated in creating the most luxurious stroller of all time.
Utilizing Silver Cross’ multi award winning Surf model as a base to their collabo, the two brands “souped-up” the stroller with many luxury details characteristic of Aston Martin.
The limited edition Silver Cross Surf Aston Martin Edition is limited to 800 pieces and is now available at Harrods for £2000.00.
Visit harrods.com for more details.
Vans Spring/Summer 2013 Kids Collection Neon Releases - Vans has included many Neon releases with this seasons kids collection. Classics and newer Vans models can be seen from a mile away boasting bright uppers and/or details. If your kid has an eccentric personality, pick up a pair of the rad Neon Green Leopard print Big School’s with Velcro closure. Wooaaahhh Maan!
Or, if your kid’s more of the modest type but is into subtle flair, the eye-catching Black and Neon Yellow Pop Authentics are the way to go.
There is something bright for every kid this SS13 from Vans.
Now available at vans.com
Nike Dunk Low GS “Polka Dot” Pack - Polka Dots are gonna be a big thing this spring/summer, and Nike knows it! Thats why this coming April, they will be tapping into the trend with the release of two Dunk Lows boasting a collection of primary colored dots. As seen above, the red, yellow and blue polka-dots are delightfully featured on a black and/or white leather upper. The size and placement of the micro-dots do not overwehm the sneaker’s base colour so your whites are white and your blacks are black but there’s that lil sumthin’ sumthin’ that catches the eye.
The whimsical pack will be released exclusively for your grade-school kids this April. Available via atmos.
Rirakkuma Bear and Friends Emergency Kits - March 11th marks the second anniversary of the enormously devastating 2011 Tohoku Earthquake that hit Japan. Since, Japan, as well as many others countries, have been very proactive in preparing for future natural disaster of these kinds. However, preparing children for occurrences of this magnitude is not obvious and can easily incite fear in the lil guys.
To help promote awareness about natural disasters in a less frightening way, the nice people at San-X have released a collection of very cute Emergency Backpacks filled with vitally important supplies. Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, Tarepanda and Tsugino Kerori carry with them a couple of bottles of water, a bit of food, a blanket and a few extra things to get your kid through a couple of hard days with a cuddly friend.
Prepare your kids with the Plush Emergency Kit available via this link.
“Flying Henry” by Rachel Hulin - Follow young Henry as he discovers his magical ability to fly. Aware of his rare gift, Henry soars through his home and out into nature to examine unfamiliar places from above. Although flying trumps crawling by a long shot, Henry grows lonely and has to learn a very important secret about flying in order to fully enjoy his gift.
A great and whimsical story for you and your toddlers. Available at colette.fr
Images by Rachel Hulin, Henry’s mom.
Dior Baby Spring/Summer 2013 Collection - Here is a quick look at Dior Baby’s new SS13 kidswear range.
For your girls, the collection boasts a well-balanced array of structured and flowing dresses reminiscent of the legendary cuts of the House of Dior. Each piece is well-thought out and offers a level of quality rarely seen in childrenswear. The most stand-out pieces from the SS13 collection are those which feature the satin multi-coloured stripes pattern. Bold, modern, and chic yet still playful.
For your boys, find simple and well structured pieces that stem directly from the likes of Dior Homme. The stand out piece is by far the very confident Black Leather Dipped Jacket. This jacket will turn your boys to men.
See the whole SS13 collection for Boys, Girls and Babies at Dior.com
Mini Rodini Spring/Summer 2013 Bon Voyage Collection - Mini Rodini is quickly becoming the fastest growing childrenswear brand out of Scandinavia. Their goal of offering a playful, yet high-quality product that speaks to children is really what is taking them there. Every season, new whimsical patterns capture lil hearts while on trend well-crafted jackets, pants, tops, jumpers and much more are causing envy in cool parents.
This season, along-side the new Bon Voyage Teddy Print basics, we are in love with the Zebra Cardigan, the Bright Yellow and Leopard print Pico Rain Jackets and the Faux-Leather Brown Biker Jacket.
Now available at minirodini.com
The Wonderful Wizard of OZ Illustrated by Michael Sieben - Reputable Texan contemporary artist and designer, Michael Sieben was recently commissioned by Harper Collins to illustrate L. Frank Baum’s classic story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
With all the hype about the new blockbuster film, Oz the Great and Powerful (out in theaters in two weeks), Harper Design could not have picked a better time to revive the outdated look of the famous story. It would have certainly been a shame if the story’s main characters were forever linked to the glamorous faces of Mila Kunis, James Franco, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz instead of the now amazing new characters developed by Michael Sieben.
With over sixty un-traditional, full-color illustrations included throughout the book, the dazzling journey along the yellow brick has become an exhilaration stroll through a contemporary art gallery. The beautifully reimagined takes on Dorothy, Toto and all their interesting friends and enemies will surely have you and your kids giddy with excitement.
Visit msieben.com to get your copy.
SNURK Astronaut and Princess Bedding - In March, SNURK, a independent high quality bedding brand from Amsterdam, will be releasing two new bedding sets that are sure to positively promote bedtime with the kids; The Astronaut and Princess duvet cover and pillowcase sets.
These new single bed duvet covers will allow your lil dreamers to explore the world beyond the stars and dream of white stallions and Prince Charming while tucked safely into their soft beds.
Great for themed rooms, sleepovers and kids who dream big.
Also…that spaceman suit is Astronomical!
Available soon at snurkbeddengoed.nl
Dr. Martens “Brooklee” Boots For Kids - For those who are eternally in awe of the classic 8-eyed Dr. Martens boot, check out these pint sized versions for your tykes. These tiny reproductions offer “first-step friendly” flexible, yet sturdy soles combined with soft and durable leathers. To help avoid hassle, Dr. Martens has added a side zip to help parents get the boots on and off lil feet quickly and easily.
The Brooklee boot is offered in red and black soft leather, hot pink, black and red patent Lamper leather and black floral mini Tydee leather.
Now available drmartens.com.