Who doesn’t feel like a small kid again when they pick up a snow globe, shake it and watch the tiny snowflakes slowly settle ? It’s mesmerizing. It makes you smile.
That is exactly the feeling Marie-José van den Ende captures with her enchanting snow globe brand Shake it Baby.
After working for several years as a men’s fashion buyer and later as a magazine photographer, Marie-José accidentally branched out into her current occupation.What started out as helping out a friend quickly transformed into the production and launch of a brand.
Marie-José explains : “Some years ago, a friend was opening an eclectic concept store in Amsterdam and was on the look out for distinctive products. I thought it would be fun to make people smile with an inspiring quote and beautiful illustration inside an XL snow globe. It would be an original gift. They directly sold out in his shop, so I designed new ones and soon there was a waiting list. This led to the idea of launching a brand”.
Living and working in Amsterdam contributes immensely to Marie-José’s creativity. The rich cultural and historical heritage of this beautiful city with its intersecting canals, innovative lifestyle and open-mindedness makes it unique. Shake it Baby’s offices and ateliers are located in the heart of Amsterdam close to the Herengracht, one of the oldest city canals.
A new dimension was given to the famous design adage « Form Follows Function » when Mercedes and Elena Zubizaretta launched their handbag and travel goods line in 2012.
As experienced travelers, they knew how unpractical carrying bulky handbags or luggage could be. Finding the right sized lightweight bag was not an easy task and finding a nice looking one even harder. So Mercedes seized the opportunity to make herself the very first canvas pouch that she later gifted to her sister Elena. The girls felt there was a niche in the market for lightweight canvas bags, and the Zubi bag was born. Mercedes and Elena have never looked back since.
Born and raised in Madrid the two sisters have combined experiences in Business and in Interior Design. Virtually overnight, they launched Zubi Design which targets the active woman. They keep in mind the woman who travels, who works, who studies or raises a family.
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Siblings share an inextricable, one of a kind bond. They are close yet different, sometimes they can even read each other’s minds. Ilena & Maria Kokkou are the perfect example of this sisterly chemistry.
They took this unique connection a further step, when they joined forces to found their koku concept brand in 2011. Trust, complimentary skills and a shared creative language define this dynamic duo.
Charismatic Artistic Creator and General Manager Sally Perrin sets the tone. Founded in 1893, RigaudyPerrin was France’s premier purveyor of leather gloves for the major couture houses.
In 2009, the family-owned company relaunched as Perrin Paris and extended their expertise into a collection of luxury leather handbags & accessories. at that time, Michel Perrin, the French-born CEO and his American wife sally together with their daughters Chloé & Emma, relocated to southern California from Paris.
The newly launched luxury line of handbags and leather accessories revived the multigenerational family business by combining the finest quality skins with highly conceptual design. brother, Henri, oversaw the Perrin tannery in Vietnam. although Michel’s family history in the leather-glove business extends back generations, Sally & Michel Perrin opted to relaunch the brand by introducing a line of handbags to compliment the glove collection.
Find out more about the prestigious brand and the dynamic duo behind the label on Yad Cheri’s page THE SKILLED ONE on their website http://www.yadcheri.com
Danish designer Troels Flensted first appeared on the scene of design when he was selected to represent Danish design in 2016 at the prestigious trade fair Maison et Objet in Paris. He was named Talent of the Year and it was the start of a very promising career.
His signature collection POURED COLLECTION consists of trays, bowls & plates, is precisely the result of 2 years of experimentation and research. the product itself is a combination of mineral powder, water-based acrylics, and pigments mixed together producing a texture ready to be molded. the different patterns are determined by the quantity of pigment added to the mixture and by the way, the mixture is poured into the mold. the final pattern appears as the different ingredients are combined, which is the hardest part to master.
Troels’ professional journey moves at an impressive speed. He was awarded Talent of the year 2017 at Design Awards in Denmark and his work has been exhibited at some of the most respected design fairs across Europe.
His Poured Collection is available on http://www.yadcheri.com. He is a new designer to follow and YAD CHERI is following closely.
Every month, YAD CHERI.COM features a creator they collaborate with. This post is called THE SKILLED ONE and offers an insight on one of the many talents the online concept store works with. This month we learn about Megan Burke a talented artist who just recently launched her own brand.