Walking in the rain, cycling in the rain,
skateboarding in the rain, playing soccer in the rain,
surfing in the rain…. RAIN RAIN RAIN…
and it’s almost June…
we really need YELLOW!!!!!
This image, made in Bordeaux, France… illustrates our mixed feelings today…
This cool tee is one from our favourite brands
(unfortunately not available anymore!),
With the funny smiling moon (with teeth) printed on a yellow tee.
Running on a very very shalow watersquare…, summer in Bordeaux…
Get in the MOOD
for more yellow inspiration,
Let’s shine my friend…
Totally inspired by the sun today… Sunglasses it is!
Last time at Playtime Paris I’ve met the owners of the
Canadian eyewear brand Sons + Daughters.
Their collection was so cool. Designs we, as adults, would love to wear ourselves…
Bobby, a classic wayfarer inspired silhouette for the rad kids, is the one!
The one who will make you look the coolest on the planet.
‘Tortoise’ and ‘black with neon yellow temples’-versions!
ENJOY THE SUN! … AND GET SOME BOBBY COOLNESS!
p.s. check our ‘specs rules’ on pinterest for some extra inspiration
photography: sons + daughters eyewear
With all the rainshowers here we’re dreaming about California or Hawaii…
So the photography of Shaka Muchacha,
this year’s summer collection of
Mini & Maximus,
with all the beautiful colors, sun and inspiring clothes,
triggers us to say something about this
incredibly cool and unique brand.
We know we’re not the first ‘fans’ that are writing about them…,
but that’s not what we’re after…
Contemporary prints are the main character of their designs.
The secret, we think, is the collaboration with artists,
well-known or up-coming and yes yes… also kids!
It makes their collections cohesive and very unique.
What really charmed us are the tees for kids BY KIDS
Incredibly cool what a five-or six-year-old can draw…
They have such a creative spirit and have no boundaries in creation.
Mini & Maximus got a great philosophy about that
and is very inspired by the authenticity of kids.
With this they’ve created more then just clothes…
The little artists create prints which are used in the designs.
The ‘grown-up’ artists deliver even art which is, lucky for us,
available as prints on paper.
Hopefully we can also buy the kids-art soon on paper too!
The photography is a big eyecather. Something we can especially appreciate.
We love sun, skateboarding and photography! And the models are all cool individuals.
We know that even with wearing all these creative cool designs…
we’re not living this Californian lifestyle,
but at least we think we are and getting closer to the feeling… even in the rain!
And by the way, they’re eco-friendly!
photography: mini & maximus
One of the cool creatives, little artist Mica, 6 years old, surrounded by her cool drawings.
photography: minor de:tales
Paperbags from Merci and Kolor are our new storage friends.
To tidy up the house, which sometimes looks more like a warehouse of toys
and clutter for boys, then a family home…, it’s a big help!
And a really nice budget and ec0-friendly gift (for parents…).
Have a cool weekend!
A little touch of neon and bright shiny colours is what we really like for boys.
Not too much, just a little!
It looks fresh, clean, contemporary and a bit more edgy…
We have some inspiration for you on Pinterest.
And ‘grandpa’ inspired us already a longtime ago… with his ‘neon screenprints’ from fourty years ago…
Still cool and edgy in 2013!
Screenprint: courtesy of Jakomé Bros/Peter Kouthoofd
For a rainy boring, Amsterdam, Monday morning, we really need this…
It’s so funny… we had to laugh out loud!
These portraits of Barcelona-based photographer Yago Partal.
A combination of portraits of animals, photographed from the front…,
mixed with cool dressed human bodies.
Check all of them here! It will make you laugh anyway!
Finally the sun is shining in our little cold European country.
That means we’re heading to the beach again.
If there are waves… that’s always the question here…
As in California, Huntington Beach, you would imagine there would be great,
or at least fine, waves every day. It’s not… sometimes it’s flat and what do you do then?
That’s what the Hamborg family must have thought.
A family of seven (mum, dad and 5 brothers)
living near the ocean at Huntington Beach California…
Besides surfing wanted to work on their athleticism and balance when there were no waves…
They finally created this beautiful design, unintentionally,
which made a real connection to their lifestyle and later on to many others.
It took them years to refine and shape it. Riding it during the day…
Brainstorming about it at the dinner table at night.
They never had a clue they were onto someting new… that’s the cool detail about this story behind it.
They were just stoked about this and made a few extra to share…
The cool hamboards. Available for everybody. A 6 foot board on wheels.
Great fusion between surfing and skateboarding.
There’s even a FISH and SUP version.
Nowadays a new sport and lifestyle for a big group of cool people.
An effective surfing emulator, convenient transportation
and just a way to have some cool and great fun!
There’s even an official hamboards tumblr page, showing the coolest styles
and the lifestyle around this cool board,
How someone’s lifestyle can create something unexpectedly cool for others.
Like a fairytale. We love it!
Sarah Elek, the owner of Little Hanbury, launched her ‘just for boys’ online store
last March. You can imagine that we made a little jump…
We’re so excited about ‘just for boys’-shops,
brands and designs… It’s still quite rare.
Luckily for us, she wrote a nice little piece about us two weeks ago.
We’re very honoured to be her other ‘blog crush’.
So that’s how we got to know about eachother.
We’ve met last week in London which was really nice.
And now I even understand more about the Little Hanbury style.
Sarah, herself, is very stylish,… in a sophisticated contemporary way…
She’s got it and that’s what her online shop got too, style…
In a ‘humble but very well chosen’ way… really… it’s all about the details!
A total package for boys is available, from clothing to also, V.I.P. for us, accessoiries.
But only a few, chosen very carefully…
And that’s what we really like about this cool shop.
p.s. favourite brands of her shop: Quenotte, Tootsa MacGinty ‘we love the Palace Pier Jumper!!!,
Happy Circus bow-ties, New Era caps, Urban Ears headphones ‘amazing colors!’
and the Backpacks of Herschel Supply & Co.