Friday, 28 August 2015

Only 1 week left ......

Rafa-kids at the Maison&Objcet in Paris


We have been busy preparing for the upcoming edition of Maison&Object in Paris the past weeks. 
The Show will start on Friday 4th of September
If you miss news from me here, please just step by Rafa-kids’ Instagram
when we try to show our recent activities. There is a lot of going on! 

When we will be back I hope to tell you all…..
for now, cross your fingers for us or maybe come to meet us in Paris


Rafa-kids would gladly welcome you in HALL 6 - STAND S144

Monday, 24 August 2015

black & white children’s rooms

black& white in children’s rooms black& white in children’s rooms H&M kids collection
black& white in children’s rooms
black& white children’s rooms

Our Monday’s inspiration for children room’s is back! 

I don’t know if you like it or not, but I’m afraid that the Black&White kids’ deco trend is still doing very well.  There is plenty of nice accessories to make a playful and original room for a child only by using this two colours. The H&M new kids’ deco collection also seems holding on to this . Black& White interior design is most of the time minimalistic and elegant, but sometimes we may feel is a bit to monotonus. I was giving few ideas how to decorate in this aesthetic here: black-kids-rooms

Personally I can’t really imagine only black and white room, not only for my children but also for me personally.  I will mainly miss natural textures in such a space. I found for you few examples, of a beautiful mix of wooden accessories for children with a simple graphics and white furniture. It makes a serene atmosphere I could definitely live in. 

children room in natural tones
children room in natural tones
children room from nordicleaves
children room from nordicleaves

Since a long time, I prefer sleeping in white and happily I pass this to my boys. My older son likes to sleep in this grey duvet and I made a white one for my younger one. ( since I couldn’t find a small size in pure white! )  I was afraid they would ask for colours and patterns, but it was not even a discussion about it, they really like it and I’m so glad they do! And what a wonderful, simple bunk beds set ups on these two pictures below,  quiet and calm. Perfect. 

bulid in bunk bed
bulid in bunk bed

Thank you for inspiration /  pictures are from : 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 ( 5 & 6)  (7 & 8 ) - 9 -10 

Sunday, 23 August 2015

new collection : Ferm Living and LuckyBoySunday

Ferm Living for kids AW15
Ferm Living for kids AW15
Ferm Living for baby
Ferm Living for baby room
Ferm Living for children new collection
Ferm Living for children new collection ceramic

The summer holiday season comes to an end. At the same time it is very exited moment for brands to launch their new season products in the interior deco sector. I selected today two of my favourite ones, Ferm Living and LuckyBoySunday, accidentally coming from Denmark. Their modern, minimalist aesthetic is a reason I follow their work almost from the beginning. 

Ferm Living has for us a beautiful new collection with the characteristic graphic touch, lovely blue and mustard tons. It’s one of the very simple ways to refresh a room with few new pillows or a new bedding.  LuckyBoySunday, known for their very original softies, are coming this season with 4 new designs! and also there are new rugs ready to play with, in kids’ rooms. I enjoy their work a lot and I’m glad they make such a high quality and well designed products for our little ones. 

Lucky Boy Sunday new collection 2015

Lucky Boy Sunday new collection 2015
Lucky Boy Sunday new collection 2015

Lucky Boy Sunday new collection 2015

Lucky Boy Sunday new collection 2015

Friday, 21 August 2015

IMPS&ELFS flagship store in Amsterdam

IMPS&ELFS store  in Amsterdam
IMPS&ELFS store  in Amsterdam
IMPS&ELFS store  in Amsterdam
IMPS&ELFS store  in Amsterdam

Last Friday I took a little trip to Amsterdam…the weather was absolutely wonderful, so I walked a lot ( 10km! ) but there is no regret. I always avoid the tourist hustle and go into more quiet parts of the city. This amazing first flagship store of IMPS&ELFS is a perfect example of a hidden diamond for me. Old garage, which is adopted to a boutique and a head office of the brand. The interior itself has all the original industrial elements which make the space so unique. 

The store was opened in 2007 by Fons Cohen who is founder of the brand, together with the creative director Jacqueline Streng . The first collection came in 1997, with a lot of dark grey and even black colours for kids! the name was Angels&Demons…which was very soon changed. The brand has had no success right away, but now they sold at about 500 high quality multi brand boutiques and department stores worldwide. They try to look from a perspective of a child….and like you can see on the pictures it doesn’t look like a kids’ fashion store at all, since IMPS&ELFS offer a wide range of kids’ deco products too. I just couldn’t leave the space….

IMPS&ELFS store  in Amsterdam
IMPS&ELFS store  in Amsterdam
IMPS&ELFS store  in Amsterdam
IMPS&ELFS store  in Amsterdam
IMPS&ELFS store  in Amsterdam
pictures from  IMPS&ELFS store  in Amsterdam  / Sloterkade 41-44
IMPS&ELFS store  in Amsterdam

Saturday, 15 August 2015

the Good Design kids products - Actus store - Japan

Actus store kids furniture
This was probably one of the longest break in blogging for me, 3 weeks. I’m afraid that it will be here a little quiet time in the coming weeks, since all our energy is going into Rafa-kids at Maison&Object preparations….but I miss blogging a lot! and I hope I can bring you  more inspiration and great content very soon.

Today I would like to show you one of the most beautiful kids' furniture catalogs I have seen since ages. I found it in my post box few days ago. It was sent to us by our Rafa-kids' Japanese stockist Actus store. This little book has a lot of content that I price itself  : simplicity, playfulness and high quality producst for children: a good design. On each page, 2 images next to each other complete the story of the furniture.  Our Rafa-kids' F&R set of beds is shown next to cute, sleeping baby…should I say more? We are very proud to be presented in this unique catalogue in the other part of the world. 

Actus store kids Japan furniture

Actus store Japan kids furniture


Actus store Japan kids furniture
good design for kids at Actus store Japan
good design for kids at Actus store Japan

We are glad to announce that RaFa kids has a stockist in Japan. 
Our beds are available at prestigious ACTUS stores in Tokyo. Rafa-kids is thrilled to have this representative partner on the other site of the world.
Rafa-kids Japanese stockist Actus store
Rafa-kids Japanese stockist Actus store

Friday, 24 July 2015

little break


I hope many of you already enjoy the holiday months …
Rafa-kids was working till now and prepared so many exiting things for you for the coming season. 
One of them will be a launch of a new Rafa-kids’ designs 

but first a little summer break with family and friends…

See you soon. 


photo © Paulina Arcklin | Zilalila Patch beanbag

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Rafa-kids NEW > LOOKBOOK no.1

Rafa-kids NEW LOOKBOOK no.1  graphic /Asia Gwis


Rafa-kids NEW > LOOKBOOK no.1
Rafa-kids NEW LOOKBOOK no.1  graphic /Asia Gwis/photos Rafa-kids
Rafa-kids NEW LOOKBOOK no.1  graphic /Asia Gwis/photos Rafa-kids


We are pleased to present our NEW > Rafa-kids > LOOKBOOK NO.1 
made in collaboration with an illustrator an graphic designer Asia Gwis /kawkadesign

For a long time we dreamed of having Rafa-kids’ small online book where we can present whole collection,
but we wanted to create something unique ….
I was presenting some of Asia Gwis work on the blog here : Asia Gwis already in 2011
Her playful drawings always appealed to us and that’s why we were so happy when agreed,

Welcome into a magic world of unique little animals playing with Rafa-kids’ furniture. 
We would like to take you into an exited journey  so please Go…and Enjoy ! 


Rafa-kids’ inspiration book will also be available in a PRINT version 
and ready to be taken at Maison & Object Paris fair in September 2015. 
We are preparing much more surprises for you - so Stay tuned!

Rafa-kids NEW LOOKBOOK no.1  graphic /Asia Gwis/photos Rafa-kids
F&R set for two kids from Rafa-kids NEW > LOOKBOOK no.1
X stool from Rafa-kids NEW > LOOKBOOK no.1
Rafa-kids NEW LOOKBOOK no.1  graphic /Asia Gwis/photos Rafa-kids
Rafa-kids NEW LOOKBOOK no.1  graphic /Asia Gwis/photos Rafa-kids

design : Asia Gwis /kawkadesign
 © Rafa-kids