#wannahave no.1

331604-f5d1f3e195a84bf8acf50702588e5a94331604-7190c496529e447bb7b21b57b8b397dd-510x600This PANDA POSTER of artist & illustrator
HANNA KONOLA,
is one on top of our wishlist!
Because in a way you just see forms,
which makes a face.
But in detail it’s sooooooo good!!!!
Minimalistic and yet not detached at all!

And then the colours!
We have a big preference for
the ‘powderpink’ in our boys home.
Maybe because I need
a little bit of girlyness somewhere.
So this would be a thoughtful
pink detail in the house.
Absolutely gorgeous!
Big wannahave!

You can go to the artist’s website
HANNA KONOLA, but sold out already…
Or go to the store of my COOL friends
FRANKEY SUE
(online or offline)
and be as fast as you can.

You really want this!

Credits: Hanna Konola

denim dude & cool hat

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Denim from her kidscollection AW16
is a big wannahave, yes a #wannahave!
Sounds greedy and suddenly we become greedy…
#not #us #but #have #a #closer #look #at #it…
#youwillunderstand ; )

Badges and denim together makes it instantly COOL!
Her brand is great with badges…
(We’re still enjoying the sweater with the smilies from SS15).
And then the metal zipper. Reminds me of my youth.

Denim is forever…!
You can sell it afterwards or make someone else happy with it.
Wearing it in a whole different way…
And it gets even better and therefore more beautiful with time.
Better for the world, eco-friendly, so everybody’s happy!

Have a lovely denim day!

Image: Stella McCartney Kids

P.s More DENIM DUDES or cool.HEAD.s

Brilliance no.7

tch_sami_parkkinenFrom the series Father & Son 2014,
a portrait of Arvi,
by Finnish photographer and artist
SAMI PARKKINEN.

It’s so brilliant in pureness. His glance… is it dreamy?
What did this boy thought at the moment of this photoshoot?
We will never find out and it doesn’t really matter,
but it makes that great way of looking…
His blue eyes which has a great color-reference with the t-shirt.
Is the tee dad’s, like the beautiful woolen coat?
Questions popping into our minds.

All with the beautiful light it makes such an interesting pure portrait.
The colors makes it masculine, but it is also fragile and soft.
The proportions. The little boy with the big coat… Absolutely amazing!
This portrait keeps you busy. That’s why we think it’s brilliant!

Credits: Sami Parkkinen

Little Royals…

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The United Kingdom was celebrating,
as all the Royal fanbase around the globe.
From that time on we’ve created a moodboard
to inspire The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,
to shop for their contemporary little prince.

Today, 3rd tuesday of September,
it’s the opening-day of our Dutch parliament.
We call it ‘Prinsjesdag’ (something like the day of the Princes).
Everybody is trying to look at their best,
with beautiful hats and dresses (and boring suits),
but unfortunately a lot of the ministers
and employees of the Parliamant fail big time!
Our Queen Maxima does always look stunning though.
And no kids are enjoying this party ofcourse…

But we would like to inspire you anyway today…
As it’s a bit of a Royal Day!
With  BOWTIES & CLASSY STYLES
and ofcourse LITTLE ROYALS
to make your ‘petit prince’ look like a contemporary Royal,
at weddings, chique parties or just because you feel like it!

Bonne journée!

Credits: Shelly Mosman, Madame Chacha, Poppy Rose
Zara, Alex & Alexa, Fideli Sundqvist for Papier Mache.

Good vibes only… dream big!

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The brilliant Dallas Clayton is an artist…
Not just one to frame in one category.
More detailed, he’s an author,
illustrator, public speaker,
mural painter, and adventure seeker.
Also a skateboarder, father of a son
and friend of the world.

One thing is for sure…
he’s spreading ‘the word’ in beautiful illustrations.
It can be for all different moods,
and it’s all from the heart
with very very very positive vibes.
Without being it way too sweet!

Mister Clayton is helping us through the day.
Good, bad, tough, something to do with love,
happiness, sadness, insecureness,
doubts, thoughts, feelings…
But all in the most positive ways to look towards it.
It can make a total difference… and change your mood instantly…

Anyway, it makes us happy and optimistic all the time.
So we feel he deserves a worldcup
for all the brilliant positive cool vibes he’s sharing!

Follow him… You will get daily FREE peptalks…

THANK YOU MISTER CLAYTON!
WE WILL DREAM BIG, BIG TIME!

Credits: Dallas Clayton

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Plygrnd modus

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Some very much needed qualitytime.

HOLIDAY for 10 days, so we’re off the computer radar!
We’ll be back at Monday 22nd of August ; )

Although you can follow
our simple minimalistic vibes on IG, if you like!

CIAOOOOO…Enjoy your me-time!
… going to the plygrnd…

Credits: Glen E. Friedman (Dogtown Z boys)

Olympic vibes

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Exactly one year ago I’ve met Vicky Wang,
designer and owner of incredibly inspiring ONCE,
for the first time in CPH (CIFF kids).
Introduced by Caroline Bosmans (thanks so much!)

At that time she was presenting her SS16 collection, sports inspired.
But I’m pretty sure it wasn’t planned to come up with this around the #olympics2016.
She’s not a marketingmachine.
She designs from the heart, very intuitive.

So for some real strong inspiration from a very talented unique designer,
you should follow her.
And she happen to be such a great happy humble personality.
#vickyrocks!

And we very much recommends this brand,
which we met last month in Paris again
at our favourite KID-shows.
SS17 collection, oh boy… you will love it!

While we had to run to get our plane back home
(couldn’t leave this fair, too good, too lovely people),
I wanted to say goodbye to Vicky and who was in her booth?
The COOLEST Michelle Marshall.
(Yes this beautiful image of the cool dude is hers, for Wildling Magazine).
One of our absolutely favourite photographers and loveable persons!!!

And for us it made the circle round…

Credits:
Once Boutique
Michelle Marshall for Wildlingmagazine

It’s like this YO…

How are you feeling today?Boys don’t talk that easy (when they’re 13)…
So in our home with this teenager,
it sometimes would be a big help
if we had some tools to start the conversation with,
the ones they want to avoid…

So here’s a brilliant friend to talk to, by just pointing out…
#nowordsneeded

Perfect!

Illustrations by akvile magicdust

Backstage…

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BEAUTIFUL, COOL, AWESOME!

Twice a year we will visit Paris for the kid(‘s) shows!
This time we only went to KID.
We have to say,
for us that’s the place to be as a ‘creative journalist’.
We feel very welcome, as welcome as buyers.
Which in the past we didn’t always felt everywhere.
These brands appreciates it,
to get free and independent publicity.

We get chances to see what’s coming up next year.
What will be in stores…We go ‘BACKSTAGE’!

It is such an honor to be allowed
to have a look behind the scenes,
what’s upcoming… What’s the vibe… the colours,
the fabrics, the vision…
All very exciting!

The very happy part is to meet ‘the family’!
All the amazing designers,
dedicated creatives, organizers of the fairs, friends in the business,
collegues and lovely NEW brands and their creative minds behind it.
You feel their passion, their drive. Their sense for all the details.

And so to have the patience, but more important, the respect
to keep it a secret…, is the hard part. Not because we want to talk…
It’s because we want to scream it out loud
and be able to say how very
BRILLIANT, COOL and AWESOME it all is,
‘with showing the visuals’.

One thing we can say for now;
Much more colours for the dudes!
Think out-of-the-box, like we do
and experiment with fabrics!
We just love archetype of clothes for boys,
but to give it an own identity
you’ll need to focus on details.

Luckily we have these
creative, smart, innovative,
minimalistic designers…

so…

Just keep an eye on…
ABC123ME
SONS + DAUGHTERS eyewear
ONCE boutique
REPOSE AMS
MELULA
FRESH DINOSAURS
GRAY LABEL
HIPPIE YA
MARCELO BURLON / KIDS OF MILAN
CAVALIER
many more will follow soon…

And ofcourse us…  THE COOL HEADS  😉
Because we’re the crazy people
who’ll fly to Paris
to make sure you’ll stay tuned!
(Haha! Blabla!)

To end this tiny little ‘writing-piece’,
we want to give a special thanks to
Anaïs Sidali
and her KID-crew
for making us feel so welcome
in a beautiful area where we find ‘curated’ brands.
Where they make it possible for us
to go back to our business
and feel so impressed, inspired and happy!
Heartwarming!

Beautiful illustrations/typo:
through FFFFOUND
from Moiré

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