Our heart goes boom…
OUR EYES ARE SPARKLING…
… BOOM……the AW14 collection of Portugese Wolf & Rita…
… it’s a contemporary boys fairytale.
“KIDS GOT THE BLUES”
Inspired by fast vintage cars, music from the 50’s and the early blues.
An amazingly cool happy surprise
after the crisp clean looks of this summer (which we adore)…
The way it should be… looking forward to a newer collection…
What did they come up with now… like we can unpack our X-mas-gifts as a kid
and it will always be a pleasant surprise.
A year ago we fell secretly in love with this brand.
The fabrics, the prints, the shapes…
Last month we had a première-experience…
touching their fabrics, take a closer look at the shapes,
while meeting WOLF & RITA at Playtime Paris.
It’s all about the details.
Their sense for great style.
Minimalistic forms becoming great
with their choice of fabrics.
It’s sophisticated with a classical twist
and yet very contemporary in style.
The finest fabrics are always locally outsourced.
So the tag 100% made in Portugal is their proof of quality
and their support to the local community. Beautiful.
And for parents to choose an adequate shirt for their boys,
like one we would choose ourselves,
in cotton, the softest portuguese flannel,
special washed denim, shiny lurex
and even synthetic leather details…
very well made manufactured,
and with a ‘green’ heart…
That looks like a fairytale.
Think WOLF AND RITA
and you’re there!
nós o amamos!!!
p.s. and a big compliment to the photographer!
Photography: Wolf & Rita
Cool dudes (& dudettes)
We present you…
our work for cool Antwerp brand
Lion of Leisure…
Their cool girls and our dudes
featuring in their little campaign,
photographed by us.
We personally love these picture of our dudes,
because that’s how we know them.
And because we write about boys…
But you have to check out the lovely
they’re cool and yes also very cute!
That’s what we like about this brand.
It’s for both boys and girls.
And it’s eco-friendly!
LION OF LEISURE…
Check it out here or here…
Where we wrote about these cool tees, softies and tote-bags.
Have yourself a great holiday!
Tomorrow MINI RODINI HOME will launch their brand new collection
of what we call: ‘sleeping coolness’.
The follow up after their launch of home-styles.
in september last year.
What we really like about this collection is that they use
the prints and fabrics from their former collections.
So they upcycle and make this in a way real wannahaves!
If your a big fan of their clothing styles already,
how cool is it to have a ‘collage of those prints and fabrics’ on your kid’s bed?
100% organic and upcycled, so what more do we want…
So one night of sleep away, the collection will be exclusively available,
only in Mini Rodini stores and on minirodini.com
p.s. we’re big SLEEPING COOLNESS fans and
collect inspiration for you… Check it out.
Green is the magic color!
Green as in plants…
Green as in extra oxygen in da house…
Green as in color…
Green as in nature inside…
Green as in teaching our kids…
Green as in funny…
Green as in very inspiring…
Green as in just being incredibly cool!
Looking for more inspiration plant-wise?
Or more (new) GREEN?
Big pink bubbles…, is what we need!
Rainy days, back to school and bored?
BUBBLEGUM is the best thing to get your boys.
REAL GOOD GUM is the one we prefer,
because it’s organic and gluten free.
But they need some crowdfunding help before they can sell it to us.
We love the package already!
Hopefully it will be on the market soon,
so we can chew BIG (organic) BUBBLES
and have GREAT FUN!
And isn’t this the coolest picture of cool boys everrrrrr?
Thank you Mister Depardon!
Check out THE COOLEST EVERRRRR for more cool-dudes-ness.
Raymond Depardon, Glasgow 1980
Starring: Robin Hood!
Mister J. is starring in a play called
“Robin Hood: men in tights”.
We love his cool striped colourblocking tights
and his too small hoodie…
Makes him sweety,
Uk-based cool brand Little Titans
designs these funny and stylish tights,
yehhh… JUST FOR BOYS!
And how much we LOVE that!
The little dudes can ‘rise and shine’
as a soccer-player,
superman or just being very cool
in stripes with knitted kneepads and
very warm and double layered socks with anti-slip…
Get your ‘Robin’ at least one cool version!
…but we bet you want them all!
No lost socks anymore,
just warm and cool legs including warm feet.
With TITANS they can PLAY ALL DAY!
p.s. another PLAY of ‘little titans’, you can find here!
grizzly’s croco’s and longneck birds
Two months ago we’ve posted already
about this really cool NEW kidsbrand from Antwerp/Belgium.
LION OF LEISURE…
Cool wildlife tees, dito totebags and cool softies.
Very humourous in style…
We were very lucky to receive a ‘we love it’-package’ of their designs,
so we could really experience wearing it.
The tees are very soft and stay that way after washing them,
which is amazing!
We have to admit that it’s still pretty exceptional,
to have your kids tees
in the same quality as before washing it.
More brands should pay attention to that…
Lion of Leisure does…
Their mission is to create a children’s clothing brand
that is unique, that has it’s own humorous identity
and inspires the very people who inspire us – KIDS.
Sssstttt… don’t tell…
We had a glimpse of an amazing new print, which is a big secret ofcourse…
But we can tell you… that one will be a big WANNAHAVE!
If you’re a professional you can meet them at the kids fair
DE KLEINE FABRIEK in Amsterdam this weekend.
Or you can just follow them. Here are ways to get their designs yourself.
p.s. All their designs are eco-friendly-certified too!
So no more excuses, haha!
+ handprinted, piece by piece…
+ more inspiration for: tees, totebags or cool softies…
Last week we’ve bumped into a great new brand
LION OF LEISURE
from an English/Dutch designers-couple
All their designs are handprinted.
First of all we like the idea of handprinting.
It makes it unique.
Their strong ethical point of view is
a big plus and makes it even better.
Ssssttt… we think it’s very important
that it’s very contemporary cool too!
We think the designers
in ‘being cool’.
VERY COOL SOFTIES
are the ones who caught our eye first!
We would love them on our couch, in our bed
or just exhibited in our home.
Besides these softies they also design very cool tees in
beautiful 100% organic cotton
and create tote bags in the same print.
All with a humourous layer.
Personally we love the birds…
LION OF LEISURE
for ALL their great designs
KNUFFELS A LA CARTE
for more cuddles and softies.
It’s one big cuddle on their website…
Plus they sell this cool brand!
Thanks to them we found out ; )
more inspiring COOL SOFTIES on
our ‘happy pinning board’.
One day they will change the world!
The Fableists, their official launch is today!
The Fableists (fay-buh-list) noun, pl.
Beautiful dark organic denim
Limited edition art tees, with cool passport… handwritten 1/500
Vintage inspired, classic already!
Buy less wear more…
Doesn’t sound very commercial. Which we really like!
Then we know we have to deal with a story, a mission.
And they do have a big mission.
It started with the idea that they want to break the cycle of kids making clothes for kids.
But it became more … The very coolest of clobber
that is sustainable, ethical and built to last.
All about respect!
What we really admire about this new very cool brand is that
you can buy an organic eco-friendly item… which first of all is just very cool
and make your child look the hippest kid in town.
Second of all you can pass them on, because it’s made very well
and is completely sustainable.
And third, it’s for boys and girls… So you can pass it on to your cool little sista…
Or cool lil’ brotha!
Biggest plus! No treads about seasons!
You can wear this the whole year round!
Something that is our vision too!
Baseball shirt and Breton is one everybody wants to have in their closet right?
They have it. Classic!
But what about these limited edition tees, with a passport?
From cool artists Anthony Peters, Crispin Finn,
Gregori Saavedra & Sami Viljanto
And then the denim… We love denim you see…
The thing is, this very cool new kidsbrand fits us like a glove.
Be fast, we guess there won’t be a lot of the limited edition tees left, soon!
The other designs will be available we assume,
Because they’re CLASSIC already!
Big thanks to the Fableists-crew
for being so inspiring and creative!
HAPPY LAUNCH DAY !!!
p.s. We were VERY VERY LUCKY to have won
13 limited edition tees in their competition… Plus the first of the first everrr…
We were fans already, but this made us dancing! Haha…
Photography details: thefableists.com
Surfing for a better future!
Equal chances for all the children living on our planet.
How amazing that would be…
Unfortunately that’s not the case…
Indonesian Island Bali is a very popular holiday destination.
Great food, beautiful culture and landscapes
and the big ocean.
But the other side of this ‘fairytale’ is the harsh reality.
There are so many orphans and streetkids on Bali. Really sad.
It’s about surviving and no luxury at all.
Plus the intense sad pollution on this beautiful island.
Luckily for these kids, Dutch Rodney Westerlaken,
started a great project in the summer of 2008,
which will give them much more hope & a happier perspective.
It’s called SOUL SURF PROJECT BALI.
In 2007 he was a volunteer at an orphanage.
But after he found out that the owner spend all his donated money to herself,
he decided to make sure only the kids would benefit from donations.
The only thing he could do was to start a project himself
to make sure it was all about the future of the kids.
Not the greedy ‘so called support’.
Before he helped out at the orphanage, he always went surfing.
So he arrived with wet hair and his surfboard.
The kids were curious about that, because they didn’t understand…,
So he decided to organize a big surfing-class for them together with Ripcurl.
+ besides that, the kids threw away their garbarge and not in waste-bins they brought.
There was no awareness at all!
So he thought 1+1=2
Soul Surf Project Bali;
“With surfing we have a method which is helping us to protect the coast and its environment!
Surfing will be given as a reward for growing awareness and knowledge and a new attitude.
While surfing, the kids are in the elements of mother nature,
by being in those elements they will learn to appreciate it!”
We, the Cool Heads, would really like to support this project,
because they TEACH!
Not only surfing and English classes, but they see
THE BIGGER PICTURE…
It’s about awareness!
For the environment on their, in original, beautiful Island.
But also about getting chances, working hard and get rewarded for that.
The kids are our future!
There are already a few SUCCES STORIES;
DANI who’s dream is to be a professional photographer.
She can work part-time for the project.
She’s not able to go to school because she’s recovering from a really heavy back surgery.
Now doing fine, so she’s slowly getting back and can photograph a few hours.
That will make her so happy we guess…
PIKA, a physically disabled girl rescued by Bali Street Kids is now taking
swimming classeswith SSPB and becoming stronger and stronger.
PREMA (in action on the first picture) is a very enthousiastic kid
and great surfer already.
He’s helping out in the eco-surfshop, and with surfing lessons,
creates new eco-products for the shop and will have an internship at Ripcurl.
What an amazing story!
The program will also make sure he will get his lifesaving- and surfteacher degree
and after two years it’s possible to get a microcredit to built up his own business.
All this is possible now because of the human and brilliant thinking of Rodney
when he started this and his cool (volunteer) crew
for making it work for already 5 years!
Plus support from the pro’s like Mick Fanning, Gabriel Medina,
Bethany Hamilton is a big help too.
Ripcurl and SSPB are joining forces, launched in August,
in an exclusive sponsorship for one year.
But they really need much more funds or donations to make it possible
to teach much more kids.
So, SUPPORT THIS GREAT PROJECT!
To make a better future for kids like Prema, Dani and Pika!
They already showed their strength and courage!
These kids are the future. With this project it looks like a bright future.
Possibilities enough to support. By donate wax or a bin bag by sms…
or support the possibility of a van…
They really need that ‘biggie expense’ to go on fieldtrips, to educate about the environment…
A second Balsawood surfboard for the talentclass is very much needed.
And you can shop in the first ECO SURF SHOP. How cool is that!
But you can also take surflessons at their surfschool when you’re on holiday at Bali.
That’s support too!
They are the first and only surfschool who will give back
your payment for your surfinglessons
straight to the programs for the orphans and streetkids of Bali.
What we also like about this project in particular is that
it’s very contemporary. I mean the website, the daily updates.
They’re very transparent on social media. You can follow everything.
Through the 1% club you can also donate by time, knowledge and money.
Make a difference!
Support our future!
All photographs from Soul Surf Project Bali