Friday 30 March 2012

La Dolce Vita

Silvian Heach Kids returns to Bubble London this June, with a stylish and original collection for spring/summer 13.

Silvian Heach Kids will join a line-up of top international brands exhibiting at this season’s show, including; Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Molo Kids, O’Neill, Play Up, Petit Bateau and Tutto Piccolo.

Register now to preview all the collections you need to see this season.

Cycle of Love

At Bubble London, we always try to promote a sense of responsibility to the environment, with many brands exhibiting regarding fair-trade and eco-friendliness as essential to their product.

Islington's BDC is also the UK’s first CarbonNeutral exhibition centre, allowing Bubble London to take place in a green and sustainable exhibition space.

Artist Tommaso Guerra is keen to ask everyone to consider their carbon footprint and think more about green credentials. Guerra uses the medium of public street art to encourage the use of bicycles in urban areas. His beautiful typography creates a striking message.

Thursday 29 March 2012

Forever Young

Each season at Bubble London, we adoringly look through the collections on show, with many of us thinking 'if only they made this for grown ups'. Well, it seems our wishes and whisperings haven't gone unnoticed!

Those who have stopped by the Poppy stand at the show will have seen designer, Bryony and the team modelling specially made dresses themselves. Now, the British clothing range which depicts a little girl and her dog, Fred's adventures on the hem of its dresses, have officially launched a range for women.

With new styles, prints and colours for s/s 2012, the dresses for adults will be available in sizes 10 to 18.

"The designs translate really well from children’s to elegant women’s wear. People are really enthusiastic about the pastel shades and vintage feel.” 
Bryony Richardson.

The dresses, priced at £98 RRP, will be available in independent boutiques and also online at, with beautiful gift wrapping and free delivery.

Wednesday 28 March 2012

Oh, Dear Molly!

With plenty of new items added to her amazing online store, Molly-Meg has now firmly become one of our favourite stops for all things design.

We adore these playful art prints and wall stickers by Bianca Gomez, perfect for a child's bedroom.

Tuesday 27 March 2012

Get Crafty!

Since launching at Bubble London last January, Indikidual have been busy packing orders and designing a second collection.
They have also moved into their very own pop up studio in Queens Parade, North London where craft workshops take place every Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

If you’re in the area come along to a scooter paint party (bring your own wheels for some messy fun!) or a giant cardboard monsters making day or alternatively join the Daddy beats music jam.

Indikidual will be back at Bubble London on 17 & 18 June 2012.

Monday 26 March 2012

Rule Britannia!

In this patriotic year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, we salute Kelly Swallow for this masterpiece.

Commissioned by a client who was involved in the whole process, the Rule Britannia chair most definitely fly the British flag in style!

Click here if you’re not already familiar with the Hertfordshire-based designer.

A bright, new chapter

By Laura Turner, editor CWB Magazine

Not everyone can say they love their job but, at the risk of sounding smug, I can honestly say I do. Having worked on CWB magazine for many years now, the recent developments to the title in terms of its redesign, together with its new online presence at, has made for exciting times.

Redesigning CWB was a huge task with a multitude of considerations to bear in mind, but equally it was the most satisfying of challenges. Everything was analysed – from the content, layout and paper stock, through to the fonts and hues of the colour palette – and every decision was made with the reader and the industry we serve at the forefront of our minds. Like anything that puts you forward for the judgement of others it was also nerve-wracking, especially waiting for that first issue to appear in print – will it look as good as I remembered

In the end, I believe that, if you have faith in your product and put your heart and soul into making it the best you can, you just have to trust that it shows. As it was, CWB was everything I could have wished for. The feedback at Bubble London, where we officially launched the new look complete with a celebratory drinks do on the CWB stand, was resoundingly positive.

The magazine and website – which is now very much live and kicking – together with very active Twitter and Facebook accounts mean the CWB brand has never been stronger. There are exciting times and developments ahead.

Here’s to the future and a bright, new chapter for CWB.

Friday 23 March 2012

Donna Wilson's Egg-traordinary Easter

Having set up her company in 2003, after making odd knitted creatures for her final show at the Royal College of art, Donna Wilson has expanded her offerings to include cushions, blankets, and other luxurious products for the home.

This Easter, Donna has designed a selection of hand painted eggs for the delicious, award winning UK company Rococo chocolate.

For those that aren't as sweet toothed, Donna has also designed a selection of egg-citing cups, hand made and printed in Stoke-on-Trent. Perfect for eggy soldiers!

Larger than life!

Even though Stuart Murdoch's design is all over the internet, we still wanted to blog about it.
Unveiled yesterday on Bournemouth Beach, the world's largest deckchair measures eight and a half metres tall by five and a half metres wide, and weighs almost six tonnes.

Don't forget to set you clocks forward an hour this weekend as this year's Great British Summer kicks in!

Thursday 22 March 2012

Awards Season!

Huge congratulations to our Lindsay, who has been shortlisted for the accolade of 'Best Event Director' for Bubble London at the 2012 Exhibition News Awards.

The Exhibition News Awards, recognise outstanding business and individual performance across the exhibition community.

This prize, open to both trade and consumer exhibitions, aims to distinguish the best show director in the business today and is based on rewarding creativity, excellence and innovation.

Bubble and Speak will of course be bringing you all the glitz and glamour of the annual awards show.

Wednesday 21 March 2012

Senior Swaddles

Having established itself as a front runner in swaddle designs, Aden + Anais have now expanded their product portfolio to include fitted crib sheets in the signature styles its renowned for.

Available in single packs, in both 100% cotton muslin and organic cotton, both product ranges offer the choice of plain coloured grey, pink and blue styles along with the star and animal print patterns we have all come to love.

Aden + Anais will be showing its full line of baby products made of soft, breathable, natural muslin at Bubble London, 17 & 18 June 2012.

March Ahead

The March/April issue of CWB Magazine is out now!

We absolutely love the cover by Lanvin Petite.

The second issue within the newly re-launched style, features a fantastic Bubble London Round Up on pages 24 and 25, including a pick of CWB's favourite stands and shots from around the show.

This month also sees the launch of the brand new website from the team behind CWB,

Like the magazine, the site will cover every aspect of the childrenswear and schoolwear industry, including advice, breaking news and trend information.

Camden Passage Late Night Shopping

Just a few minutes walk from Angel tube station, Camden Passage is a real gem with its antique shops, delicious restaurants and lovely farmer’s market every Sunday.

A special late night shopping will be taking place along the cobble-stoned backstreet this Thursday.
Shops will be serving wine and sharing special offers with customers.

See you there!
All images via Pinterest.

Tuesday 20 March 2012

Spring Shoot

From fashion to shopping, there’s plenty to delight you in the new digital issue of Papier Mache.

Photographer Delphine Jouandeau and stylist Charlotte Briere showcase their work in a fantastic shoot entitled "Lilas & Felix”. Basic pieces teamed up with the loveliest accessories – the perfect way to start Spring!

 Papier Mache issue 12 is available for free for a month.

Friday 16 March 2012

Go Green

This weekend, we celebrate the most commonly recognised patron saint of Ireland, St Patrick. Over the years, St Patrick's Day has also become more of a celebration of Irish culture in general.

While the original colour associated with St Patrick was blue, we now think of green as we celebrate this day, wearing green ribbons, shamrocks and other green clothing in celebration. 

Caramel Baby and Child

Ocky Olly


Rockabye Baby
Take your lucky charms to the free parade this weekend in London. Starting at Green Park and finishing at Trafalgar Square, with Irish music, dancing, food and other performances.

St Patrick's Day Festival
Sunday 18 March 2012
12pm - 6pm
Admission FREE
Parade between Green Park and Trafalgar Square

Spring Watch

Keep your eyes peeled for these fresh new collections making their debut appearance at Bubble London this June.

1. Little Creative Factory 2. Immink 3. Organic Babies 4. Crawlings  5. Milk & Cereal 6. Forwalls 7. Minindunadu

To ensure your brand is part of this season’s show, click here to complete an online application.

Closing date for applications is 5 April 2012.

Thursday 15 March 2012

The importance of Crawling

When Victoria Beckham’s love for Crawlings went viral on the twittersphere, everyone started praising these soft, stretchable and breathable kneepads.

Founded by sisters and new mothers, Tina Dowden and Hailey Kim, Crawlings give your child that extra protection while they learn to navigate the big and sometimes wobbly world.

The icing on the cake? They are stylish as it gets with their fun embroidered designs.
Crawlings will make its European debut at Bubble London on 17 & 18 June 2012

Wednesday 14 March 2012

DVF hits the high street!

After much anticipation for its arrival, Diane von Furstenberg's collaboration with GapKids and Baby Gap hits stores on 29 March.

Celebrating “life and colour”, the bright collection includes tees, shorts, leggings, swimwear and even a wrap dress.

And because we’re in a "Holi state of mind" (click here to read our previous post), we’re loving these images of kids having a blast with paint.

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Window Shopping at Little Liberty

In childrens' favourite, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Alice takes a closer look at a wall-hung mirror behind a fireplace to discover she is able to step through it and into an alternate, magical world.

It's easy to feel this way, when you look into a shop window, admiring the thoughtfully put together, attention grabbing displays of clothing, gifts and interiors which acheive a 'must have' result.

The shop window effect makes even shoppers with the largest amount of will power, imagine the alternate world, owning such products would provide.

Little Liberty's new window displays emulate exactly that. They transport us beyond this world, into outer space, through forests of trees and journey into enchanted woodlands full of Liberty print tipis.