Tuesday 31 July 2012

Magic Tee!

Olympic fever has well and truly hit the Bubble & Speak team. This fabulous Reversi-T by Green Kids is the latest item we're coveting for our little ones.  

The design of this revolutionary product enables you to turn and reverse one t-shirt in a variety of ways to give you 4 different ones!

Made from 100% certified organic cotton, the Reversi-T comes in cool designs for boys and girls.

Friday 27 July 2012

Happy Olympics Day!

Are you ready for the Games?
Complete with customised t-shirts, winner's rosettes, toys and sweeties, Caramel Baby & Child's Olympic Gym Bag is a must-have for a traditional British sports day!

Thursday 26 July 2012

Get on the bus!

As the Olympic Torch relay made its way through Islington, we spotted a unique sculpture by Czech artist David Cerny outside the Business Design Centre.
Commissioned for the Olympics, London Booster, is based on a red 'Routemaster' bus manufactured in 1957.

 When switched on, it performs press-ups!

Czech House – visualisation © Ondřej Tomášek – VIZE

Wednesday 25 July 2012

Dream School

Ecole Maternelle Pajol
in Paris has been given a very colourful makeover. 
The refurbishment of the 1940s building was completed last year by French architects Palatre & Leclere.

The key symbol - a rainbow - dominates the kindgarten's indoor and outdoor spaces, making it a fun and joyful place.


As the official department store provider to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games, John Lewis' flagship shop on Oxford Street has been wrapped in a giant Union Flag.

Four of its other shops around the country have also been decked out with patriotic banners.

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Team GB

With just 3 days to go to the Olympics, it’s time to take pride and support Team GB!

These iconic sunglasses from Zoobug have been designed especially to protect children's eyes in the sun as well as being a wonderful souvenir.

Friday 20 July 2012

Flower Power

Mathilde de Turckheim is a jewellery designer who creates playful and poetic pieces.
Her flower
 headbands caught our attention at Playtime Paris and would make the perfect accessory for any little girl at Lollibop next month 

Thursday 19 July 2012

Clogs For Tots

For Spring/Summer 12, Tannhauser has introduced a gorgeous range of clogs in collaboration with noe&zoe.
The collection plays with neon colours, stars and stripes.
Pure summer perfection.

Giant Bubbles

In its latest work entitled Orbital, Berlin-based photographer Bjoern Ewers captures the hypontizing whorls of colourful bubbles...

Wednesday 18 July 2012


Following the opening of Harrods' Toy Kingdom last Saturday, more images have been unveiled and we're under the spell ...

Photography - © James McCauley

Thursday 12 July 2012

Turn to Papier Mache

Hooray! There's a new issue of Papier Mache.

Inspiring fashion shoot, fabulous new finds and a great interview with French illustrator Marynn.

Click here for your issue!

More Toys, Please!

This Saturday, Harrods will open the doors to its new Toy Kingdom - a 26,000-square-foot multi-sensory department with an enchanted forest, intergalactic science lab, curious sweet emporium and toy ‘grand canyon’.

Featuring not only an extensive collection of must-haves,Toy Kingdom will also take your little ones on an extraordinary 4D adventure though six individual worlds including a spectacular reading room.

Images by Shed Design

Tuesday 10 July 2012

Sweet Tooth

For TWELV Magazine's debut issue, Hissa Igarashi and Sayuri Marakumi created a dress entirely out of gummy bears; paying homage to the late Alexander McQueen.

Taking three weeks to complete, 50,000 gummy bears were painstakingly glued on by hand in a colorful pattern reminiscent of a Chevron rainbow.

All images via Twelv Mag

Friday 6 July 2012

When in Florence ...

The 75th edition of Pitti Bimbo took place on 28 - 30 June in the beautiful city of Florence.
With over 400 collections to see, it was a jam-packed couple of days for the Bubble & Speak team! 
Fashionable scarecrows welcome visitors

 Colourful backpacks from Coq en Pate

Entrance to New View

KidsroomZoom, a special installation dedicated to home products

lovely sandals from Mayoral

It's show time for Il Gufo !

sweet display for Silvian Heach Kids

The next edition of Pitti Bimbo will  take place on 17-19 January 2013.

Nixie Stardust

Last week, we ventured out to East London to preview Nixie Clothing’s most novel collection yet.

Inspired by Davie Bowie’s ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’, Nixie Stardust is a playful collection for girls aged 4 to 12.

The afternoon was punctuated with champagne, homemade peanut buttercups and live music.


Thanks ladies!