Bienvenue Mon Petit! Posted on October 09, 2014
Bienvenue Mon Petit! October 09 2014
Bonjour, oui oui, baguette. That's the extent of my french language skills.
I'm kidding, I'm pretty sure I could at least ask where the bathroom is. Why are we speaking french you ask? Because Mon Petit Art just arrived! So get your children ready to say bonjour to this awesomely creative line of kid's activities.
Mon Petit Art introduces art to children through creative toys and imaginative activities. All of their products are manufactured within the European Union and take special care to make sure that their certified materials come from durably managed forests. I would say you can sleep at night purchasing these products but I'm sure your kids will be keeping you up anyways.
"Discover Paris, Tokyo, New York, Moscow, Barcelona and London in 3D and and in miniature, designed by Mon Petit Art artists. 3D Color City is an artistic experience for the grown-ups and a design object for the adults." (It's fun to colour these in too!)
"Here is a very original colouring set. Once coloured, the precut sheets will fit easily into the support’s slots to create wonderful scenes with a striking and magical 3D effect. All the sheets are interchangeable and the support can be coloured as well."
"An Origami kit with beautiful papers, printed on both sides. The folding with wonderful color harmonies and metallic or fluo effect, will allow to create amazing origami figures! Leaflet 16 pages inside with lots of models to be done."
"This colouring book comes with dozens of beautiful stickers, that are to be stuck on the wonderful drawings, wherever kids like or on the dedicated sites."
"A unique construction experience, that will inspire children and adults to criss-cross wood and to invent amazing geometrical structures and wonderful wefts." (Weft is a threading technique that I had to google)
"Kids will be inspired to create amazing architectural designs with these large-scale construction set. With friends, family or on their own, whether it’s a hut, a theater, a playhouse, or a cube. All the pieces are in rigid cardboard. The pack is a convenient cardboard suitcase, easy for putting away or carrying out."
We also had a really cool line of fabric wall stickers come in from Love Mae. They make a cute addition to any room and are easily removable for you vagabonds. Because of the range of sizes, you can use them anywhere from your laptop to the entire wall of your child's room (assuming your children trust your design choices, which they should if this is what you've decided to decorate with).
Assorted Mon Petit Art items - $12 - $122
Assorted Love Mae fabric stickers - $15 - $72
Hand Turned Shou Sugi Bowls October 08 2014
These wood bowls have it all. Visual appeal, tactile pleasure, and functional versatility. Local wood turner, Landon Dix creates these alluring pieces of art by combining poplar wood with the traditional Japanese charring technique known as "Shou Sugi Ban", where the surface of the wood is burnt. This technique creates a stunning pattern, with colours moving from smokey quartz into soft ivory. The bowls are finished with a food safe polyurethane making them ideal for rice, nuts or other foods. They would also be devine used in a bedroom or living room to house treasures and everyday objects such as keys or jewelry. There is something nourishing about these entirely unique and perfectly curved pieces which will add warmth and sensuousness to any space.