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April 19, 2013 6:49 pm
Petit Bateau straw hat
A boyish rafia classic with grosgrain striped ribbon. From £22, www.petit-bateau.co.uk
Pom D’Api plage sandals
Rubber soles and Velcro fastenings, perfect for summer sand. £69, www.eliasandgrace.com
Troizenfants Julie shorts
Cotton = sunshine with these ditsy print shorts. £28, www.littlefashiongallery.com
Talc zipped tie & dye sweatshirt with ears
A little bit of Gallic humour from this excellent label. £55.26, en.smallable.com
Vilac metal car
A spanking set of wheels made by Vilac, established in 1911 in the Jura mountains. £97, fathershop.com
The line-up: fabrics & wallpaper
Designed by Julie Marabelle and printed with hand-mixed ink on renewable paper, this “Morning in Manhattan” wallpaper in yellow and silver has picture-perfect tableaux of New York – hotdogs in the park, brownstones, bridges and skyscrapers – with a wealth of detail that will appeal to children. There is a French alternative, “Un Dimanche à Paris”, with a similarly winning treatment.
£45 per roll, www.famillesummerbelle.com
Screen printed by hand in cotton, Emily Bond’s new children’s fabric collection has a wistful, old-fashioned charm with its motifs of 1950s-style motorbikes, biplanes, sail boats and sea gulls. The designer’s grown-up collection could easily be repurposed for a young teenager’s bedroom, with Dalmatian dogs on a polka dot background, or red dachshunds on taupe linen.
£48 per sq m, www.emilybond.co.uk
Rob Ryan for Mini Moderns
Two British design success stories – illustrator Rob Ryan and retro print house Mini Moderns – collaborate for the first time with this cute wallpaper, “Our Adventure Is About To Begin”. Aptly enough, the mixed flock of swifts, swallows and doves are free from their birdcages, while the words from the title are carried in their beaks like the proverbial olive branch.
£50 per roll, www.minimoderns.com
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