Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Rafa-kids at ACTUS&Milk in Tokyo


Rafa-kids has been selected for a very unique project in Japan!  


is a new collaboration between a lifestyle brand Actus and Kids' magazine milk Japon. They have started this new project to present a selection of children's furniture under a theme "Good Design Kids Products" As a first step 12 Japanese and International designers were selected for their personality, abilities, concept and outstanding designs. You can see and touch their products at the first design event taking place coming weekend in Tokyo 20-21st of September in Futako Tamagawa Rise/Galleria.

If you are there, please take your kids to touch and see our furniture! 
We wish we could come to play with you! 

Rafa-kids add MilK Japon x design event for the children's "Actus".






Rafa-kids add MilK Japon x design event for the children's "Actus".

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Actus store in Japan
Actus kids furniture in Japan
Actus kids furniture in Japan

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

petite friture at maison&object

 Petite Friture at maison&object 2014

Today I have for you something fresh and new : interesting shapes , textures and materials. 
 was created in 2009 and it’s an design editor which promote young talents, and develop with them objects, lighting and small furniture. This exhibition was presented at the last maison&object and I was absolutely imprest by all the materials and shapes put together. The constance Guisset sofa NUBILO, was so soft and comfortable with nice fabric and colours. The BUBBLE hangers, are design by Quentin Vaulot and Goliath Dyevres , and it came from a research on rondom shapes made out of mouth blow glass. The soft lighting and all the wire furniture are also my favourite. 

 Petite Friture at maison&object 2014
 Petite Friture at maison&object 2014
 Petite Friture at maison&object 2014
 Petite Friture at maison&object 2014
petitefriture at maison&object
Constance Guisset Petite Friture’s  sofa NUBILO

Saturday, 13 September 2014

feathers & arrows

pillows from mokkasin store
mini collection from oyoy

Few months ago I went to Zara Home store in Rotterdam and saw a new collection for kids with the indians, arrows, wigwams, mountains and feather patterns. Then the new collection of Danish Ferm Living AW2014 appeared with exact the same subject. I wasn’t expected it accully will spread around the kids’ rooms so widely, and I would come across it regularly here and there. At the maison&object I had a chance to discover very cute little brand from Germany called pleased to meet’. The stand was very cosy and full of many little accessories. The company is run by Daniela Könn and Marcel Hornung, a german couple that met in New York while working at different design agencies. Pleased to meet offers mainly paper goods but also little pillows and blankets. I really like the colour pallet of their collection, not too sweet but very playful. The last picture is coming from Australian brand adairs which has very cheerful and colourful collection for kids’ bedroom. 

photo’s credits : 1 /2 /3 /4 /5 /6 /7 

greeting card together from ‘pleased to meet’
pillows plaids from german brand pleased to meet
accessories from pleased to meet
arrow little bag from pleasedtomee
zara home kids collection
native bedding from  Australian brand adairs

Thursday, 11 September 2014

nendo rain bottle at maison&objet 2014

nendo rain bottle at maison&objet 2014

"...Giving people a small moment.
There are so many small moments hidden in our everyday.

but we don’t recognise them.
and even when we do recognise them, we tend to unconsciously reset our 
mind and forget what we’ve seen.

 but we believe these small moments are what make our days so
interesting, so rich..."


nendo rain bottle at maison&objet 2014

I’m back from my little trip to maison&object 2014 in Paris
where I saw so many things that I don’t know where start to show and talk about. 

Let’s begin with the most simple and staying in my mind exhibition made by Japanese Nendo
Can you imagine that in Japanese language word 'rain' has hundred of meanings depending on the condition and time of day, and also a season of the year ?  To illustrate that, we had a 20 beautiful clear acrylic bottles and each of it contains a variation of rain. In front of every bottle was a little note with the word and description about the sort of rain …like “sigure” cold rain that falls in the end of autumn to early winter….Imagine , this serene space painted totally in white. 

Taking my telephone out and making picture, actually felt awkward.....and after all these things I saw at the fair, I finally found rest and a magic moment, I don't want to forget. 

nendo rain bottle at maison&objet 2014
nendo rain bottle at maison&objet 2014
kisame” is rain that drips from the ends of tree branches
nendo rain bottle at maison&objet 2014
“ samidare” rain that falls consistently between early spring to early summer
nendo rain bottle at maison&objet 2014

Friday, 5 September 2014

cos - hay

cos childrenswear collection
cos childrenswear collection
cos childrenswear collection

Children's wear als an architectonic and graphic element, why not ? COS is playing with Wooden Wonderland blocks by Danish design house HAY
cos childrenswear collection

and this short film by Lernert & Sander…sound by cos
is fantastic, what a pity you can’t see how my 4years old son was laughing out of it!
cos short film by Lernert & Sander…

Thursday, 4 September 2014

metal desk & bench

The Pupitre  La Subtile metal desk for kids
The Pupitre modern desk

I’m really exited about my little trip to m&o in Paris in a few days. 
I’m going as visitor to ‘spy’ what’s going on in the home deco and kids’ world . It’s such an intensive and full of people fair, but a great experience! This smart desk & bench called The Pupitre is from La Subtile and will be probably launched on m&o among other new products from different brands and designers. I really like industrial look and dual function of this furniture. La Subtile is found by Alexandre, Antoine, Benjamin and Frédéric in 2013, they design looks very smart and playful. Big plus for the fresh colour! 

The Pupitre  La Subtile metal desk for kids

Monday, 1 September 2014

our house in 101 woonideeen

Rafa-kids house in 101woonideeen photo credits Souraya Hassan
Rafa-kids house in 101woonideeen photo credits Souraya Hassan

Rafa-kids house in 101woonideeen photo credits Souraya Hassan
Rafa-kids house in 101woonideeen photo credits Souraya Hassan


It is the first time I see our house in a magazine and it makes me very proud. ( 15 pages article!)  We bought this originally little shop with 1 room apartment 5 years ago. We had doubts that it it a bit to small space, but the high ceilings and big garden grabbed our hearts. We went for it! Rebuilding the apartment  took us around half a year and we designed many custom made furniture for it…and also our boys’ bunk bed, which was the start for Rafa-kids. 
This publication is very special for me, I will keep it for our boys to let them remember how their first room was looking like. Of course the house too! Thank you so much Binti Home and 101woonideeen for your great work and effort. 

Rafa-kids house in 101woonideeen photo credits Souraya Hassan
Rafa-kids house in 101woonideeen photo credits Souraya Hassan

photo credits Souraya Hassan / 101woonideeen

Saturday, 30 August 2014

by noord

ny noord design from scandinavia

We are starting weekend with grey and rainy day. 
I’m not sure if I’m ready to say by, by to Summer yet. 
The Scandinavian homes are so perfect cosy, warm and comfortable 
during Autumn/Winter time of the year ….
When I look at the new catalogue of by noord brand
I accully would not mind to stay there this few coming months. 

Have a nice and soft weekend. 
ny noord design from scandinavia
ny noord design from scandinavia
ny noord design from scandinavia

Thursday, 28 August 2014

news from luckyboysunday

luckyboysunday new aw2014

I’m not sure if I like more the new pillows or this great sofa from a new photo session of Luckyboysunday. 
Can I get both of them ? The new collection is called Blue Sunday and we can welcome some new friends in the luckyboysunday family. I really like this Danish brand designing very special cuddly, pillows, blankets, but unfortunately my boys do not share my enthusiasm, and ask me always why they have such sad faces…
You can see all new AW2104: luckyboysunday. 

luckyboysunday new aw2014
blue Sunday