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MINIDIY - Potato Stamping

Added on by martine nicolay.

A few months ago, for my mother's 60's birthday every sibling and grandchild prepared a personalised tea towel for the birthday kid! 

Léonore and I had some fun stamping with potatoes and carrots on the the towels - have a look! 

What do you need? 1 - A blank tea towel 2 - one potato 3 - one carrot 4 - one knife 5 - special fabric paint

What do you need? 1 - A blank tea towel 2 - one potato 3 - one carrot 4 - one knife 5 - special fabric paint

Cut (straight) the potato in half and carve out your favourite motif - of course we did a MINIHOUSE! For the carrots we jut cut off the ends to do a DOT-pattern!

Cut (straight) the potato in half and carve out your favourite motif - of course we did a MINIHOUSE! For the carrots we jut cut off the ends to do a DOT-pattern!

Fix the tea towel on the table with masking tape - remember to use a protection (newspaper/cardboard) between your fabric and your table) ! 

Fix the tea towel on the table with masking tape - remember to use a protection (newspaper/cardboard) between your fabric and your table) ! 

Léonore at work!

Léonore at work!

For more potato stamping come to L'ARMADIO DI OLIVER tomorrow - Saturday June 21st and create your personalised tote bag! 

MINITHOUGHT - I am back and still here!

Added on by martine nicolay.

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)

MINISTORY - Where Children Sleep

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Where Children Sleep is an eye-opening project by photographer James Mollison that takes a look at children from all across the globe and the diverse environments they go to sleep in. The series presents a portrait of each child or adolescent accompanied by a shot of their bedrooms. While some have a bounty of possessions and a lavish bed to rest their head on at night, the images reveal that some are not as fortunate.

You can get the book here.