Uhm, let's see, where to start? I was busy working on a few retail concepts for the amazing kid brands, Appaman and Hiho Batik . I then wanted to focus a bit on my own artistic endeavors and found myself doing massive art installations and window design for THESE guys. And then I found myself presented with an amazing opportunity at CasaKids ... which is where you will find me these days. I'm still creating amazing spaces for children and still need to unload all these visual references that I've been storing up. So never fear, I'll be back!
Why hello, thanks for stopping by! It's time to step it up a notch and turn the tables. I would like to ask something of you, if you don't mind. Minor Details is applying for a small business grant that would allow an expansion in every way that was imagined, way back in 2007. All I ask is that you take 30 seconds of your time and cast your vote. If Minor Details can muster 250 votes, then we are in the running for The Mission Small Business grant from Chase and Living Social! If we were to get this $250k grant, Minor Details could expand into developing a modern furniture line for kids and teens, open up a brick and mortar and build a proper website! So let's get this party started shall we?? It's been WAY too long. Help me build this brand and continue creating space for children!
That's right, there are a new pair of leggings in town and they are dope! Polkadot Whatallows girls to express themselves in whatever way they want by way of interactive design that leads to their individual expression. Not to mention the selection graphics are supa cute. AND, for every one creation and purchase of a pair of Polkadot What leggings, $1 will be donated to provide two school lunches to two children in South Africa through theLunchbox Fund - a non-profit organization that provides daily meals to impoverished school children in South Africa. Whoot!
M'kay, so the guys over at Porsche got wise to the baby making game and came out with The Porsche Design P'4911 stroller ... and it's not that bad ... but is it comfortable and able to 'corner like it's on rails?'
for all you guys! I know my posts have been really few and far between. Life, family and work have taken my full attention these days. One project that I am in the final stages of, is for 2 brothers and their individual bedrooms. I'm going to share a sneak peak of J's room. The pics are a bit rough but you'll get the idea. He's part time rock star, part time basketball player and full time energy. I wanted to make a space that could adapt to his particular interests. This custom unit features a high-loft that you can turn into a lounge area or bed. Below can serve as a bed as well that is on casters in case he wants to move the bed position. Or, if he kept his bed up top, the platform turns into a giant play table. There is also a sliding hanging guitar panel to keep them safe and sound when not in use. He has tons of built-in storage and lighting through-out! Did I mention the basketball court as well?? I'll share some pics from G's room soon! Cheers -jenn
Last summer I was approached, by the fine people at Appaman, to come up with the Retail Concept that could translate into a brick and mortar, a section inside a department store or stand alone kiosk. The direction was to create a balance of Scandinavian design mixed with a hint of vintage, a dash of modern and a nod to NYC street style. I am very happy to announce that Appaman HK just opened it's doors in Central Hong Kong! Below is where the project started and then to it's grand opening only weeks ago! More images HERE.
Casaurus was built by student designer Koichiro Hoshino and I think it's genius! He created this dinosaur-themed bookshelf/playground for his senior thesis. I want one of these in my house! More images HERE.
The Loog Guitar is a D.I.Y kit from Rafael Atijas. His kickstarter campaign is going amazingly well! . Its a real guitar, that plays real music! The kit is intended to bond parent and child to build and create music! Given the success already on Kickstarter, you can pre-order your kit for $150. Money well spent i'd say.
Wow. This is a stellar example of maximizing space with a hugh dash of well-considered design. The challenge was to turn a 2 bedroom apartment into a comfortable and functional space for a family with 4 kids! Bravo MihaDesign Studio! (via BB) Photos : Sadao Hotta
Hey gang! I just wanted to say hello and let you know that I've been a busy little bee. A ton of special projects brewing and some pretty stellar things in the works. I thought I'd share a few selections from current works. One is an indoor play structure , a custom storage unit / bunk bed and loft bed / secret above-the-closet nook! I promise to post more pics and details soon! In the mean time ... here is are a few sneak peaks.
Oh, did you guys get a chance to see THIS TimeOutNY Kids piece?