Thursday 23 June 2011

Here comes the sun

After a smashing show, Bubble London News is taking a break...
See you soon for more bubblin' news!

Tuesday 21 June 2011

Twenty twelve

New campaign image by Steven Visneau for the Autumn/Winter show on 29 & 30 January 2012.

Winning Teams

Congratulations to Green Baby, winner of the June 2011 Stand Out competition and many thanks to our judges, Laura Kirkpatrick from CWB Magazine, e-tailer Zarah Hartung from Cherish Me, journalist Kate Carter from The Guardian and retailer Stacey Crossland from It’s all about the boy...

Special mentions to Milibe and Olive's friend Pop!

Monday 20 June 2011

Bubble London, It's a Fast Show!

It's not just spotting of trends and product for spring/summer 2012 that's happening at Bubble London, but celebrity spotting too! Actor, writer and comedian Paul Whitehouse stopped by the show to visit his friends YUU World on stand VB7, down on the Village Green.

Smiles all round - suits us sir!

Sunday 19 June 2011


It's been a spectacular first day at Bubble London, here at the Business Design Centre, and we're brinning with excitement about the new season ...

Visit our Twitter and Facebook pages and be part of all the excitement!
Billy spends the day with his dad Richard, being a little monkey showing off a bright yellow Geox watch.

Rayesh looks round the show this Father's Day with his daughter Anusha, wearing a pretty polka dot dress designed by her Mum for brand Minor Edition.

Henderson Domingo and his daughter Alexia, rocking a look from the high street.

Mark and Kate Collins wearing matching checked shirts and Vivobarefoot shoes.

Dan with two year old Monty wearing a Smafolk top and denim jeans.

Steve Gracey and Charlie take a break on the Bubble plaza wearing high street favourites.

Andrew Hill, with two and a half year old daughter Wednesday. Flying the flag for Kappuke-Ki Kidswear.

Words on the street ...

"I've travelled from Australia and have planned my trip around Bubble. The organic and eco-friendly brands that I hoped to find are here in abundance and to top it off, the seminar programme content is excellent. With my shop being online the seminar on this topic has been of particular use and interest. Bubble has been a real find!"
Nicky Flood, owner Mulberry Tree Organic (online),

"We are from South Africa and this is our first visit to Bubble London. We've found some great fashion-led brands and we found the trend area really useful to help us forecast. It's a great place to source new products. We would love to visit again."
Karla Caffyn-Parson, Mr Prince, South Africa


"Today's seminar content was excellent, great tips on budgeting and potential profits and has provided a good guide for me to make a solid business plan. Both the seminar programme and great range of collections will certainly keep me here for the two days."
Claire Ramsay, owner Tots Togs, Glasgow

Paul Bryant and four year old Rory spend some father and son time on the Bubble Plaza. Rory wears a t-shirt by Catamini and Noel shoes.

Tim Daniels and two year old son Isak. Enjoying story time while wearing a shirt and jeans by Nova Star, teamed with a pair of cool Converse.
Mark Peachey with Harrison 5 and Oliver 13 weeks.

Jonathan Baker with the gorgeous Rosa 13 months wearing a Mini Rodini dress with a Bobo Choses cardigan.

Happy Father's Day!

Imran Hassan and Samy 18 months rocking some Lilly + Sid tees.

Saturday 18 June 2011

It's Bubble time

Afer a busy day setting up the best kids show around, Bubble London will open its doors tomorrow morning at 9.30am.

Don't miss our Spring/Summer 12 trend area, an exclusive installation by Papinee, some free seminars, Kelly Swallow's patchwork chairs and 250 collections from the best kids' brands around!

Thursday 16 June 2011

Be Green

This season again, Green Baby is hosting the Green Baby Breakfast Lounge (oooh, pick up a free coffee and croissant with your Good Food Cafe voucher from 9.30am to 11am both days at the show).

A little treat on Sunday, you can also enjoy story telling with The Secret Seed Society. Visit Green Baby on stand E23 for a chance to win the new Innocent family recipe book and to check out their fabulous Spring/Summer 12 collection!

Once upon a time ...

Don't miss this season's entrance installation by Papinee if you aspire to the extraordinary, know no boundaries and reach for the skies!

Tuesday 14 June 2011

Spotlight on Kelly Swallow

Unique, vintage patchwork chairs by Kelly Swallow will fill the Bubble Plaza this weekend at Bubble London. The Hertfordshire-based designer shares with us the secrets behind her fabulous pieces.

My chairs are individually sourced vintage and antique pieces, each with a unique charm. I love to rediscover the beauty and personality of a chair with a stunning collection of fabrics.
giving it a newfound splendour.

I'm inspired by fabrics and get ridiculously excited when on fabric sourcing trips. Working in patchwork and mixing colours, textures and patterns gives endless possibilities for fun and creativity.

I love to work on bespoke pieces which can include fabrics which have a meaning to the client or treasured pices of fabric, for example a patch from a little girl's dress or a boy's shirt. So the chairs encapsules memories of a childhood and becomes an heirloom piece.

My home-based workshop allows me to work around my family’s schedule and to always be able to take my son to school. At nine, he is wonderfully creative and has boundless imagination and sense of fun and is already thinking about what his job within ‘Kelly Swallow’ is going to be!

Kelly Swallow sells "ready to go" pieces and also takes commissions, allowing customers to be completely involved in creating their own bespoke piece.

Friday 10 June 2011

Turning Kappuke

Launching at Bubble London next week, Kappuke-Ki Kidswear combines oriental traditional with funky British design.

Giving a nod to Nipponese, the Kimonii, an adorable wrap-around play suit, is set to rival the dungaree and become a stylish wardrobe staple.

Don’t miss Kappuke-Ki Kidswear in Bubble G.U.M. at Bubble London on 19 & 20 June 2011.

Thursday 9 June 2011

Into the future

Trend Bible is an industry authority for trend forecasting, working with many international brands to help them predict future trends and build inspiring and commercially successfully ranges across home interiors and kids’ lifestyle products.

From scientific references to tropical pieces, Next week's Bubble London will present the final results for Spring/Summer 2012.

For more information on Trend Bible publications trend books, please email

Friday 3 June 2011


photo by Bfeedme

If you’re in London this weekend, don’t miss the Giant edible Gingerbread House built by Almac-nac Collaborative architects and baked by Konditor & Cook at the Brunswick Centre in Bloomsbury.
Chocolate furniture, popcorn-popping chimney and a cupcake garden are all on the menu!
Entry is £2 and all proceeds will benefit Great Ormond Street Hospital.