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MINIBLOG is BACK!

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HELLO!

MINITECTURE's blog is back! It has been exactly one year since my last post!

Matthieu and I are still in Dakar, the girls are growing so fast, and a lot has changed since... soon it will be ONE year that MINITECTURE is not only a blog but expanded into a creative outlet and shop! Last year, Stina and I, inspired by the color and pattern choices of african waxes, started creating playtents and buntings! Since I could not stop creating and trying out new products for the MINITECTURE collection!

Unfortunately, my friend Stina left to go back to Sweden. Let me tell you it is more fun to be 2, but it won't keep me from stopping what we started.

Also I am back to be an architect in a regular office. So I am an architect in the morning and an minitect in the afternoon ... I am feeling pretty FULLfilled these days.

Enough about me, let me show you some of MINITECTURE's latest creations:

These photographs are taken by the wonderful Malick Welli in Medina, Dakar. Malick is a young and very talented senegalese photographer and an amzing friend

To see the whole photoshoot go here!

MINIPLAY - Nestrocker

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Look what I found... on the internet! 

They call it the "Spielkissenhaus" from Nestrocker - a house made up of five modular square mattresses and one door-element. Through Velcro connections, you can build your hide-away or dream house as you wish. 

The Spielkissenhaus comes in three color combinations, but honestly is bit pricey. Nevertheless, i like the concept a lot. Build a castle or lay the mattresses flat on the floor for gymnastics or sleep-overs - a truly multipurpose MINIHOUSE! 

(Please note that I am not sponsored in any way, I just like to share what intrigues me as architect, designer and mother.)

MINITHOUGHT - I am back and still here!

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I have been avoiding this post for quite some time and I think I am finally ready to write it.

For the last 3 months, we are waiting to leave Rome and move to Dakar, Senegal. My husband is switching work station and we plan to move out to Africa for the next few years. After Laos and Rome, we were wishing for an african experience and we got it... or will get it.

For now we are stuck in Rome... well there are worse places to be "stuck" in! To be honest Matthieu and I have been on a roman vacation for the last few months. Léonore has been spoiled with family play time every day - and our daily strolls or bike rides usually start or end with a gelato! 

Additionally,  I have been working on some very exciting projects - for and with highly creative people and I cannot wait to share them with you here on MINITECTURE. Please stay tuned for more! 

For the weekend, I will leave you with this MINITECTURE-toy - perfect for little world travellers and big architecture lovers : the Mitoi series

  Mitoi travels to NYC, London, Paris and Asia to bring us   Miworld  ! Children can let their imagination run wild touring the world.   Miworld   comprises the Eiffel Tower, the Big Ben, the Empire State Building and an Asian pagoda. 

Mitoi travels to NYC, London, Paris and Asia to bring us Miworld! Children can let their imagination run wild touring the world. Miworld comprises the Eiffel Tower, the Big Ben, the Empire State Building and an Asian pagoda. 

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"I would like children to learn the relation between colors and form and to learn something about their urban landscape and the buildings closest to them”, said Marc Castelló, founder and designer of Mitoi.

Mitoi has launched two collections of colourful building blocks: Miworld and Miciti. 

  Miciti   collection is composed by iconic buildings from Barcelona. You’ll find the Sagrada Família, the W Hotel, the Agbar Tower, the Mapfre Tower and the Hotel Arts Tower.

Miciti collection is composed by iconic buildings from Barcelona. You’ll find the Sagrada Família, the W Hotel, the Agbar Tower, the Mapfre Tower and the Hotel Arts Tower.

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(all images from here)