English Country Cottage
If, like the rest of us, you’ve spent a lockdown or two bingeing on The Crown or Bridgerton, then you’ll undoubtedly be dreaming of England’s luscious rolling hills, stately homes and picturesque villages. While a trip to the British Isles may still be off the cards, we’ve put together a selection of pieces that will have you feeling like the modern-day muse of Jane Austen or Emily Bronte: from feminine sun dresses, to frilled shirts and delicate jewellery. Care to join us for tea?
It’s time to dust off your baskets and blankets, because picnic season is upon us. We’ve got you covered with our selection of essentials: from women and kids’ fashion – think floral headbands, sunglasses and Vichy print dresses – to baskets, tableware, cooler bags and lunch boxes. Alfresco dining has never looked this good.
Henri Matisse, a pioneer among influencers
Painter, sculptor and engraver Henri Matisse was undeniably a genius. So much so that the artist is now enjoying renewed fame through an e-reputation on the moodboards of female influencers around the world. On Instagram, designers and 3.0 muses are expressing their admiration for the artist, perceiving an ideal in his figures and colours.
When fabrics from India and the Ottoman Empire began decorating the homes of European aristocracy in the 17th century, it set in motion a trend that has endured hundreds of years of home styling. Today, traditional Indian tree of life motifs and Persian-inspired rugs are experiencing a new renaissance, bringing with them the same vibrancy and opulence that dazzled the court of Versailles so many years ago. From luxuriant chintz covered pillows to botanical wallpaper and vintage style rugs, discover our selection of heritage design pieces from Madame Stoltz, Maison de Vacances, House Doctor, Louise Misha and more…
Spring has officially sprung in Europe, bringing with it a bountiful crop of new kids’ fashion. Across their collections, brands such as The Animals Observatory, Bonton, Petit Nord, Louise Misha, Hello Simone and The New Society are offering up tangy colourways sprinkled with flowers and plant life. From traditional liberty prints to bold floral designs and delicate embroidery, discover our selection of apparel, accessories and footwear that is bursting with life.
If colourful tie-dyed swirls and stripes are reminiscent of a simpler, care-free time, then it’s no wonder that we’re seeking out their feel-good vibes amid the current situation. The psychedelic designs that characterized the 60s hippie movement are making a comeback – albeit in a more subdued colour palette – across apparel, swimwear and accessories. Discover our top tie-dye picks for kids and women from LongLivetheQueen, Hundred pieces, Les Coyotes de Paris, Nous, Chloé Stora, Ulla Johnson and more!
Back to Black & White
At the Grand Palais in Paris, the ‘Noir & Blanc’ exhibition reads: “Black and white is timeless and resolutely contemporary. It embodies the essence of discipline through its aesthetic and visual strength”. Indeed, chromatic compositions continue to inspire creators and designers, instilling its graphic quality into fashion, design, decoration and even beauty.
The two-tone palette is highly evocative of the 1960s: we think of Guy Laroche’s low cut black dress in “Le Grand Blond” or André Courrèges’ iconic white ensembles. We think of vintage photographs, of yin and yang, of chess… The vitality and the radicalism of this period was outlined in black and white, and it continues to inspire contemporary fashion and design today.
Cecilie Bahnsen Spring-Summer 2019
With the arrival of the new season comes a fresh bloom of lilac across fashion and homeware. This soft pastel is making its way into women’s and kids’ apparel, accessories and décor to give your home and wardrobe a puff of purple and pink just in time for spring. Discover our freshly picked selection!
Who's ready for chocolate, Easter egg hunts and a special visit from the Easter bunny? We’ve prepared everything you need for an unforgettable Easter weekend. From decorations and tableware to toys and trinkets, Smallable's special Easter selection has got you covered.
If there’s one fabric whose influence on fashion has remained unfailingly ubiquitous since the end of the 19th century, it’s got to be denim. From its earliest iteration in American workwear, denim has evolved through countless trends, serving up flares in the 70s, acid wash in the 80s, low rise in the 2000’s and high rise 15 years later. Today we’re seeing the influence of all of these styles in the current denim offer from brands such as Jeanerica, Nanushka, Agolde, Mother, Boyish and more. No matter your preferred cut or colour, find what you’re looking for from Smallable’s ultimate denim selection.
Home Office : Sage Green
With more people working remotely than ever before, the home office is unequivocally living its heyday. Forget partition walls and outdated desk chairs, now’s the time to take control of your workspace with a design that is comfortable, functional and beautiful. Brands such as Hay, Ferm Living, Hübsch and Muuto are creating a lovely warm environment with their furniture and stationery punctuated with accents of olive and sage green. Be the envy of your Zoom calls with this selection of designer chairs, minimalist desks, storage spaces, lighting and decorative pieces.
As the first signs of spring begin to appear here in Europe, we get a glimpse of the new season’s collections which are brimming with florals and fresh, vibrant greens. From dark moss, olive and basil, to cool lime, mint and sage, childrenswear is being bathed in a botanical colour palette. Spruce up your kids’ wardrobes with our selection of tops, bottoms, shoes and accessories inspired by plant life.
Home Office: Yellow Stone
With more people working remotely than ever before, the home office is unequivocally living its heyday. Forget partition walls and outdated desk chairs, now’s the time to take control of your workspace with a design that is comfortable, functional and beautiful. Brands such as Hay, Ferm Living, Hübsch and Muuto are creating a lovely warm environment with their furniture and stationery punctuated with accents of ocher and yellow. Be the envy of your Zoom calls with this selection of designer chairs, minimalist desks, storage spaces, lighting and decorative pieces.
The most beautiful dress-up and costume brands can be found on Smallable:
Mouche, Numero 74, Lion Touch, Chamaléon, Melissa & Doug...
Add a vibrant kick of colour to your décor with a bold ceramic piece from HKLiving, &Klevering or Madame Stoltz. From powdery rose to bright rust orange and rich stains of blue, brown and yellow; 70s-inspired earthenware is being given a modern lift with a variety of new effects and finishes. Bright paints and pigments are being glazed, spotted, striped and marbled across mugs, bowls, plates and vases in a trend that is breathing new life into the age-old craft.
Whether you’re celebrating romance, friendship or self-love this Valentine’s Day, you’ll find the perfect gift for someone special or a well-deserved treat for yourself among our selection of pieces that are 100% feminine. Roses are nice, but jewellery, lingerie, accessories and skincare are nicer! From Love Stories to Timeless Pearly and Ma Thérapie, discover the brands we’re crushing on this February.
In a time of global uncertainty, it’s important stay positive with messages of optimism, love and happiness. This season, designers of children’s clothing and homewares are drawing on this need for positivity to offer a range of colourful pieces where cheery slogans, hearts, smiles and rainbows are placed front and centre. The take home message: spread love, look after the planet, play and create.
Ode to Individuality
The last few years have been marked by the arrival of a new creative impetus and by new aesthetic standards. In fashion, beauty and design, individuality, nonconformity and singularity have taken the place of the perfect, the uniform and the ‘normal’. Breaking away from the status quo, finding beauty in what’s different and accepting the rough edges has become the name of the game. Not only has this new way of thinking seen the rise of marketing campaigns that are more inclusive than ever before, but the trend has also crept into the design world, where creatives are embracing the unusual and the peculiar, as can be seen in Smallable’s eclectic and Green selections of products. We take a close up look at the trend that’s turning the tables on uniformity.
The Big Chill
Winter has well and truly arrived and with it comes a whole new wardrobe of coats, jackets, knits and good quality layers for keeping you nice and warm when the mercury drops. From Patagonia to Morley, Hundred Pieces, Töastie and more, discover Smallable’s selection of the best winter clothing for women and children.
From textured glass to glazed enamel and melting shapes: there’s an iced effect that is taking over tableware design this season. Discover this selection of frosted glassware and cool-coloured ceramics from brands like Maison Sarah Lavoine, Ferm Living, Hay and more.
This season, childrenswear is inspiring a new generation of spirited adventurers with a bohemian wardrobe that's full of organic fabrics, floral prints, embroidery, tassels, frills and fur. With a colour palette of earthy tones ranging from ochre to powder pink and moss green, you’ll find the perfect pieces for your little wild child among this selection that blends patterns, textures and relaxed cuts.
On the Slopes
Take to the mountains in style this winter with a selection of our favourite pieces for the whole family from iconic brands such as Moncler or Patagonia, as well as new brands like Perfect Moment, Toasties, New Kids in the Hood or Fusalp. From jumpers to scarfs, boots, jumpsuits and down jackets, kit yourself out in the latest snow sport threads designed to keep you looking good and feeling great while you shred the powder.
Start 2021 on a lighter note with our selection of milky white monochrome pieces. Find inspiration here for a winter wardrobe that is full of creamy knits, frilled dresses and simple basics. Pearly whites for your children that are both delicate and comfortable and easily adapted for homewear and outerwear.
Gesa Hansen & Charles Compagnon
Gesa Hansen is a German-Danish interior architect and designer, founder of the Hansen Family. Charles Compagnon is a restaurant owner, sommelier and coffee roaster. When Gesa studied at the Bauhaus, Charles was at the École Hôtelière de Paris. Their paths crossed when Gesa arrived in France to work alongside the architect Jean Nouvel.
Today they live in the 10th arrondissement in Paris with Lou, Gesa’s eldest daughter, Finn and Romy. But the tribe escape whenever they can to their country home in Courances – a former post house that has been brilliantly renovated by Gesa. The stone building from the 1850s is a delightful hideaway to spend time with the family.
Charles Compagnon, Gesa Hansen and their children
Women's Party Outfits
Feel your finest no matter the occasion with our selection of women’s party outfits. Dresses, blouses, suits and accessories, we’ve brought together impeccable items from the world’s most coveted designer brands just for you.
Girls' Party Outfits
Find pretty new outfits for your girls in our partywear selection so she can celebrate all your family's special occasions in style.
Boys' Party Outfits
Be sure the little guys in your life look dashing and cool during an upcoming festivities with our selection of occasionwear for boys.
We have searched far and wide to uncover the world’s most elegant, engaging and exceptional gifts for your children. Heirloom items and precious toys that can be handed down for generations to come, discover creations from inspired artists, designers and brands across the globe like Tamar Mogendorff, Zoé Rumeau, Baghera, Bigstuffed, Danish Crafts-Polv Kjer and more. From cuddly toys, dolls, ride-ons and costumes to original rocking animals and beautiful decorative items, surprise your little ones with our special selection.
The Beauty Issue
“Clean Beauty”, “Pure Beauty” ... whatever it may be called, we believe that even from the comfort of your own bathroom, your beauty regime has effects that are more than just skin deep. In this issue, we invite you to take care of yourself in harmony with the environment. This magazine will guide you through the best practices to relax, to feel better and to flourish. Happy reading!
Natural and durable, wooden toys are a beautiful option. We’ve compiled this selection of authentic and playful wooden toys and games for every age. Discover delightful new play things from brands like Sebra, Djeco, Janod, Selecta and Vilac. From blocks and puzzles to toy cars, kitchen sets and rockers, these toys are a wonderful alternative to plastic ones.
At Smallable, we’re passionate about beautiful things. But we’re also interested in showcasing products that have been created differently, with a more environmentally friendly and mindful approach. When it comes to green toys, the options are endless. Beautiful and beautifully-made, these eco-friendly toys are made from sustainable materials, be they organic, recycled or recyclable. Who knew going green could be this fun?
Holistic beauty: ravishingly rebellious
When the queen asked, “who is the fairest of them all?” the magic mirror should actually have responded: “physical beauty is so subjective, why not fill your life with passions rather than crowding your shelves with lotions and potions?”. Needless to say, this simple disclosure might have saved both Snow White and her stepmother a whole lot of anguish. Contrary to cosmetic marketing claims, even a full-coverage foundation will never unify body and mind. So we’ve set out to discover holistic beauty which, much like positive thinking, is all about increasing confidence.
2020 has well and truly shaken up the (often steadfast) fashion world. Between virtual Fashion Weeks, digital influencers, water-saving organic fabrics, sustainable initiatives, upcycling, recycling and fashion-on-demand... what was already being disrupted by growing environmental awareness has been intensified by the health crisis. Now, the “before and after” of the fashion industry is coming into view.
While masks may have been slipping on the fashion industry as a whole, they have become ever-present on (digital) catwalks and in people's wardrobes. By penetrating the gates to the fashion world, masks have become the symbol of the reality of the world we’re living in and go hand in hand with the movement towards a new way of thinking. Towards a new type of fashion that is moral, environmentally friendly and that aligns itself with the lifestyle and behaviour of a new generation of responsible consumers, and Smallable is joining the fight!
From lilac and lavender to deep shades of plum, there’s a purple rain falling on children’s fashion this month. Brighten up your kids’ winter outfits with our ultraviolet selection of apparel and accessories: discover dresses, socks and backpacks in bright candy-wrapper stripes, to muted mauve knits and cardigans.
From retro classics, to the latest trend-led looks, velvet, velour and corduroy are covering this season in a soft, cosy fuzz. Spanning a colour palette from pastels to navy blue, discover this selection of children’s apparel and accessories in our favourite soft-pile fabrics.
With many nations now back in lockdown, we’re spending more time at home, and in our own company, than ever before. We find ourselves turning to objects that make us feel good in our own homes and in our own skin. This selection of fashion and design pieces is all about comfort and wellbeing. From donning a beautiful woollen jumper, to making a cup of tea from a pastel coloured kettle: we’re feathering our nest with pieces that bring us joy and that remind us to enjoy the little things in life.
Inés Surinyach and Olivier Andrieux, Búho
Inés Surinyach and Olivier Andrieux, founders of the children’s fashion brand Búho, welcomed us into their apartment and office in Gràcia, one of Barcelona’s nicest neighborhoods.
With their soft, organic fabrics, their unique colours and their distinctive motifs, Búho have created a universe that is sweet, chic and bohemian. Qualities that describe not only their collections, but also the spirit of Inés and Olivier, who work in tandem every day to meet their very clear sustainability objectives.
As Búho prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary, Inés and Olivier recount how their brand came to be, the process behind the creation of their collections, where they draw their inspiration, but also what the two do during their free time.
The prolonged hibernation at the beginning of the year combined with the current situation and the arrival of the colder seasons have meant that we are turning towards comfort in every aspect of our lives. This trend is breathing new life into pyjamas and offering up printed satin twin sets, comfy tracksuits and head to toe fleece. This casual wardrobe is being popularised on all fronts by stay-at-home millennials who are living a pace of life that’s slower than ever before. While inactivewear has been making its grand entrance into wardrobes and onto runways, the art of doing nothing has also been inspiring beauty, wellness and design…
Join the pyjama party!
Warm & Toasty
There’s nothing quite like the smell of toast or freshly baked bread wafting out from the kitchen. This trend is the essence of that feeling: cosy furniture and home décor in toasty shades that will have you feeling as snug as a cinnamon bun. From lounge chairs to pillows and rugs, discover our selection of pieces that are fresh out of the oven.
There’s nothing quite like the smell of toast or freshly baked bread wafting out from the kitchen. This trend is the essence of that feeling: toasty shades of woolly clothing that will have you feeling as snug as a cinnamon bun. From The New Society, to Poudre Organic and Toasties, discover our selection of pieces fresh out of the oven, in fleece, cashmere, alpaca, faux-fur and more.
Emmanuelle is a Marseille girl through and through. After working for luxury fashion houses in the French capital followed by a stint at an art gallery in Buenos Aires, she returned to her beloved coastal city in the south of France. There, you’ll find her lunching at the seaside district of les Catalans, swimming off the coast of the Frioul islands, seeking shade under a traditional Provençal reed screen (known as a “canisse”) or hiding out on her little sailboat named Talia.
When she is not sailing, this dame of the Mediterranean is exploring the creative scene in Marseille. As well as running her own consulting firm and art gallery, Piece A Part, Emmanuelle works as an art critic, gallery owner, exhibition commissioner and curator.
© Sophie Denux
This season, children’s fashion is taking a step back in time, into the flower power era of psychedelic motifs, flares, turtlenecks and thick framed sunglasses. Discover our selection of seventies-inspired kids’ apparel and accessories that’s all about peace, love and disco.
Interview with Carlo Rivetti - Creative Director and Chairman of Stone Island.
Stone Island, founded in 1982, is much more than a fashion brand. It also stands for innovation, research and technology and is a pioneer in streetwear culture.
We visited the brand’s headquarters in Ravarino, Italy to find out more about the business and their creative process. Carlo Rivetti explains how the brand has evolved over the past 30 years, maintaining the same values and philosophy since the beginning.
Into the Woods
As the cooler weather arrives and the autumn shades set in, it’s a lovely time to witness nature’s enchanting beauty. A walk in the forest will uncover hues of toasty orange, chestnut, mushroom and moss green. Rug up the children for a Sunday outing in the woods with this selection of knits, dresses, jackets, shoes and accessories.
Animal print, leather, faux fur and retro-inspired prints are adding a vintage touch to contemporary looks. From snakeskin boots to pleather trousers: these are the seventies pieces you wished your mum hadn’t thrown away.
Brave the elements in style with this selection of weather-proof clothing and accessories for children. From hiking boots to woolly jumpers, beanies, backpacks and accessories, the great outdoors has never looked so good!
It’s nearly time for bed… From pyjamas and nighties to woollen slippers, nightlights and bedtime stories, Smallable’s selection has everything you need to ensure your little one is catching all the right Z’s.
This season, childrenswear is taking a page out of the old schoolbook with classic styles inspired by the post-war era. From overalls to ruffle collar shirts and graph checks, traditional looks in nostalgic colours are making a comeback.
Monochrome, striped, flowery, fruity, soft, saturated... a vibrant solar yellow is rising over fashion, beauty and design and putting summer on pause with its vitamin-rich aesthetic. Whether inspired by the colours of the countryside and shades of seasonal fruit, or in reference to the seventies or the unbridled expression of millennial culture, yellow is the colour of the new season and with it comes a good dose of optimism. Collections from childrenswear to outdoor accessories and cosmetics are being bathed in yellow and prolonging the last glimmers of summer.
Faithfull the Brand SS20
This sweet story was born from the desire of best friends Evelyne Kadouch-Vergne and Carolien Karthaus, both mums, to create an accessory to help other mothers to feel comfortable when breastfeeding away from home. They strongly believe that motherhood can be combined with an active life. Lemej's shawls are stylish, practical and made of the finest natural fabrics. Based in Amsterdam, Carolien and Evelyne take care of all the details with love from designing the collections to preparing the orders. We chat with them about their brand, the current global situation and their favourite things to do in Amsterdam with kids.
Marie Faure Ambroise
Any other year you’d find her jet-setting around the world, but this summer, the founder of French travel blog My Travel Dreams will be spending summer at home in France. Donning one of her retro-printed “Bon Voyage” t-shirts and with three children in tow, Marie Faure Ambroise is constantly in motion: from running her website which combines travel journals, an e-shop, and a yoga podcast for children, she has also recently opened a new kid-friendly guesthouse unlike any other – La Maison Réveillon.
Before she was able to set off again, Smallable spoke to Marie about her thousand and one projects and her plans for this summer.
Photo taken at Les Cabanettes ©MyTravelDreams
BACK TO SCHOOL
Lunchboxes & water bottles
To have lunch on the go between classes or to share a quick snack with classmates.
BACK TO SCHOOL
Your kids will love doing their homework on these desks and chairs that we've selected just for you.
Humble, direct, spontaneous. He loves nothing more than pottering about in his garden, planting and working the soil. Jérôme Dreyfuss, the creator of bags that mesmerize the most elegant women on the planet, has a mission: to do good around him and to make the members of his team happy. We visit his workshop in the heart of Le Marais and share a rainy morning with him.
Lounging on a charpoy, dressed in linen, a chai tea in hand... It’s the sweet Indian summer dream that’s inspiring designers of all kinds.
This season, decoration, fashion, beauty and wellness are being inspired by the ancestral lands of India and aesthetics from the Eastern world. Take yourself on a calming, spiritual journey through Indian rococo terraces and plunge into a dreamy Garden of Eden.
Come fly with us.
Terrace of The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach © Gal Meets Glam
Pencil in hand, nothing escapes her attention: the objects that surround her, the interiors of hotels and boutiques or the identities that she imagines for the various brands she collaborates with.
The co-founder of studio Be-pôles never seems to stop: she’s published a collection of travel books entitled “Portraits de Villes” (“City Portraits”), has restored a chalet in the Alps, and all while juggling life with four children. In partnership with Smallable, we take a look at the life of a Parisian woman with a thousand and one ideas.
© Benoît Linero
On the road
In the spring of 2018, Taryn and Martin (known online as @quartiercollective) sold most of what they owned, packed what they could carry and set out with their three children on a grand, global voyage visiting countries like Japan, Morocco, New Zealand and Spain. Since the Coronavirus pandemic hit, the globetrotting family has been temporarily grounded in Idaho, where Taryn was raised and her mother lives. Taryn and Martin took this time to chat with Matilda (age 9), Francis (age 7) and Viggo (age 4) about life on the road, their favourite destinations and most memorable moments.
Matilda, Francis and Viggo are all wearing Hundred Pieces Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Discover the latest from the brand online.
Sherbet colours, reimagined
The creative design scene is experiencing a breath of fresh air, leaving a fruity and floral trail in its wake. This summer, bright and pastel-coloured designs are emerging from avant-garde Scandinavian workshops, breathing new life into all forms of design. The soft and semi-translucent tones, already a favourite amongst millenials, can now be seen decorating children's bedrooms, on activewear, and the fashion industry's latest collections.
With a playful nod to colours reminiscent of childhood memories, such as enjoying a cool popsicle on a hot summer day, these designs are sure to render your home much more vibrant.
Above: Glassware collection by Jinya Zhao Gorgeous
Lovely lavenders, minty greens, pale pinks and creamy yellows: this summer we’re seeing a revival of sherbet shades in both fashion and home design. Less sugary sweet, more refined and Scandi-inspired, explore all the possibilities of pastel hues with our pick of furniture and décor, activewear, womenswear and accessories.
Sunnier days are just around the corner, making now the perfect time to get your bikes out. Discover our selection of beautiful bikes, scooters, helmets and accessories for kids both big and small.
An antique Egyptian eye and pre-Columbian pliers, an Amazonian headdress and Nigerian coins, a Khmer mirror and a Berber tent peg: these are just some of the improbable associations created by French sculptor Nicolas Lefebvre. The sculptor connects continents, periods and beliefs from his workshop in the 9th arrondissement of Paris.
He has lived in Peru, holidays regularly in Lisbon and would like to settle down in Greece one day. An eternal traveller, art history lover and eclectic collector; Nicolas is a man of many hats. His favourite label is that of “smuggler”, and someone who gives new life to objects. His sculptures are to be exhibited in Saint-Tropez this summer at Lucas Ratton Gallery (we're keeping our fingers crossed!). In the meantime, till those sunny days arrive, the happy father of 9-year-old, Anahi, took some time to chat to Smallable about his life, works and inspirations.
Portraits of Nicolas Lefebvre by Maider Brouqué - maider-brouque.jimdofree.com
Journey to Marrakech with our selection of home décor, design and fashion for all the family.
Spring Cleaning Must-Haves
Make the most of your time at home and get creative with our unique collection of chic storage solutions, eco-friendly cleaning alternatives and wholesome wellness products—there is something for everyone! Let the light in and discover our selection of spring cleaning must-haves.
Get to know: Elodie Laléous
Mum of three, entrepreneur, designer and founder of Lab. and La Petite Collection, Elodie Laléous is a woman of many talents who adores imagining up new eco-responsible products and artisanal savoir-faire.
She recently welcomed us into her dreamy home and workshop space, located about 30 minutes outside of Lyon. After preparing a delicious fruit salad together with her three kids, Elodie spoke to us about her brands, how the adventure began and what’s next for their collections.
The Artist's Studio
Artists’ stools, coveralls, sketches, sculptural objects and mastered imperfections all around... Sometimes bohemian and bare, sometimes raw and industrial, or coloured and variegated, the spirit of the artist’s studio is taking over the creative scene.
Exhibitions are being staged to resemble studios. Aesthetes are turning to the arts and crafts movement to reconcile design with manual work. Creative studios themselves are becoming part of the exhibition, and are being considered as much as the artworks themselves. Fashion is calling on artists and invoking their wardrobe. More than ever before, a dialogue is being established between design and crafts, with an emphasis on authenticity, without flourish.
Bloomingville - Available on Smallable
The Power of Purple
From dusty lilacs to eye-catching aubergines, purple is a powerful addition to any wardrobe. This curated collection with sweet pops of purple will surely steal the show this season.
Be a showstopper and bring the safari straight to you. From natural materials to earthy colours your little ones won’t want to leave their jungle hideaways with our selection.
The Artist's Way
Whether you are the artist or the admirer, get creative with your look. Master the art of style your way.
The potter’s wheel, enamels, shapes, lines, materials, shine, beautiful tables, good food... That’s Marion Graux’s vocabulary. In her studio in Pigalle, she experiments to find the perfect shade of “cheek pink” and she sells dried flowers when she’s not dipping her hands in clay to create tableware for the boldest chefs. Her ceramics are used by Cyril Lignac, Hélène Darroze, Charles Compagnon and Guy Martin. More recently, Marion and her husband have developed new a type of industrial tableware, that keeps pottery at its soul, so that her beautiful creations can be on every table. Make way for her delicious table stories!
Marion Graux at home
Create the perfect haven for your little one with touches of cotton, linen, rattan and more. Baby will thank you later.
An Apple A Day
This season’s urban farmer trend is encouraging kids to embrace their inner gardener, and learn to love their fruits and veggies.
Magazine - March 2020
Here comes the sun
Find all the latest in fashion and design in our magazine. From new trends to new designer brands, the most recent edition is not to be missed.
Out of Africa
A desire to explore has taken hold of interior design and urban wardrobes as they aspire to take us on a journey beyond the digital. Rustic and natural materials, utilitarian details, terracota hues... Designers have long been inspired by the wardrobe of African explorers and have distilled their timeless essence into many current collections. Reminiscent of "Out of Africa", a 1985 Hollywood classic, these traditional motifs can also be found in interior design trends. Let us show you how!
In the fade
This season in children’s fashion muted tones and pared back colours reign supreme. Key colours for SS20 include ochre, khaki, burnt orange, camel and dusty pink. Mixing influences as varied as safari suits and the work of Italian painter Giorgio Morandi, fashion brands have created laidback and timeless pieces that your kids will be wanting to wear for seasons to come.
Arts & Craft Décor
This season, embrace all things natural in your homes with finishing touches and statement pieces in raffia, macramé, wicker and stoneware.
Shearling & Sheepskin
A failsafe winter staple, all things shearling, sheepskin and faux fur will keep you feeling warm and fuzzy as the temperatures start to drop.
Amélie du Chalard
The daughter of an artist, former banker and now owner of a new kind of gallery, Amélie du Chalard has led anything but a traditional life. So perhaps understandably, she found traditional galleries often intimidating, disconnected and rigid. As such, she decided to open her very own maison d'art - a place apart and alive, where her collection of abstract art is displayed as if in a private home. She spoke with Smallable about her collection’s focus, her plans and her projects for the year ahead.
In a country with a thriving economy, the "designed in Copenhagen" style is revealing itself as a more vibrant and daring aesthetic, far from the "exclusive" and minimal Scandinavian clichés. This new creativity can be found in the collections of emerging fashion labels as well as in young designers, and the concept stores of the capital. Formerly minimal and functional, Danish style is today elegant and dominating the current trends.
The Grand Gift Guide
In this special Christmas edition of our magazine, we’ve searched far and wide to bring you everything you need this festive season. Happy holidays!
The most beautiful toys
The Smallable Christmas Guide
Always full of wonders, Smallable has enriched its catalogue even more this year with almost 2000 new items, not forgetting the classic pieces and traditional toys. We have selected the most beautiful toys, waiting to be discovered in this catalogue, for you to offer your loved ones this Christmas.
Breathe life into your sophisticated camel basics with a pop of colour. This season, we're contrasting neutral corduroy and suede staples with statement items in daring shades of fuschia, magenta and hot purple. A winning, and largely underrated, colour combination, browse our selection of vivacious violet and beautiful beige pieces now.
Bold and striking, combat the gloomy weather with an injection of neon orange into your AW19 wardrobes. Seen on runways and street style stars across the globe, this shade is a fun way to liven up otherwise understated outfits.
Sophisticated and minimalist, who says you can't wear white once the temperatures start to drop? These sleek and crisp looks are the perfect antidote to all black monotony this autumn.
Smallable's Great Birth Guide
We have created this guide as a collection that is at once practical, aesthetic and highly curated to help new parents navigate this new terrain.
Vive the 70s!
Seventies style is making a resurgence in home design and décor this season. In ode to hippie days of yore, brands are embracing rattan, cane and jute accents, earthy colours and arts-and-crafts-style ceramics. Combined with iconic retro pieces, like those from Vitra, this elclectic trend is for those who are a little bohemian at heart.
September 2019 Magazine
Back to School
New arrivals, collections and inspiration: the latest edition of Smallable’s magazine is now online. The back to school collections, and those for the coming seasons, have taken inspiration from both the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, new technology and environmental causes. Trends for AW19 include outerspace, faux fur, animal print, plaid galore... With all this and more, the new school year promises to be full of exciting new innovations and adventures. Read our latest issue "Back to School" now.
That 70s Style
Corduroy, fringe, dark wash denim and brown galore – seventies looks are back in style.
Walk The Line
Delicately geometric pieces in warm tones and finishes, such as brass, copper and gold, will bring a touch of sophistication to your interiors. These pieces feel refined but inviting thanks to the contrast between their structured forms and soft colour mood.
Create a warm, Mediterranean style home wherever you are by contrasting contemporary pieces with antiquity-inspired accessories.
Picasso, Braque, Cocteau, Matisse, Calder… Home design labels are taking cues from Modern art and the work of artists from the early 20th century for this season’s collections. From Matisse-inspired motifs to abstract fields of colour, these dynamic pieces will bring an artful touch to your homes (without the Picasso price tag).
Think pink (and green!)
Pink and green: a classic, but largely underrated, colour combination...
Honing in on the slow life, taking pleasure in the simple things, and finding a way to live and consume more thoughtfully and sustainably… These sentiments reflect a new way of life, where owning less, and appreciating rather consuming mindlessly, is the truer sign of wealth. It is our pleasure to present you this new aesthetic movement. In the spirit of this more raw, authentic approach, we have favoured natural, pared-back hues – think: creams, earthy tones, greys and deep blacks - and durable materials like raw cotton, linen, stoneware and ceramics, wood and stone. With this humble but mighty selection, we hope we can inspire you to find beauty and spark contemplative happiness in the simpler things.
Ahead of the curve
Harsh lines be gone! Circles, ovals, organic forms and rounded edges reign supreme this season in home design and décor.
Dramatic but timeless, black accents in the home will never go out of style. Offset with gold, these pieces give off a more glamourous, Gatsby-esque vibe and add a graphic look to any interior.
Autumnal hues of burnt orange, terracotta and ochre will keep your little ones warm and cosy this season.
TREND: CHILDREN'S FASHION
Pretty in Plaid
Checks, plaid and tartan are one of this season's must-have motifs...
TREND: CHILDREN'S FASHION
Winter is coming and what better way to ward off those glacial temperatures than with super warm, fun and ethical faux fur pieces...
In a blast from the past, this season has seen a resurgence of classic 80s and 90s sportswear trends...
TREND: CHILDREN'S FASHION
Born To Be Wild
Roaring good prints are king of the fashion jungle this season...
Denim is one of those classic materials that never goes out of style. From Finger in the nose and The Animals Observatory to Stella McCartney and Bonton, explore what your favourite kids' fashion brands have in store for all things blue jeans and denim this season.
TREND: WOMEN'S FASHION
Luxurious and glam, velvet can elevate any outfit. Explore our womenswear selection to find the perfect soft-pile piece for your wardrobe!
BACK TO WORK
Now that you're back at work, you'll need somewhere to work. A gorgeous, well-organised desk can work wonders to motivate and inspire new ideas. Discover our most beautiful models from timeless brands such as Hartô, Hübsch, HAY, Vitra and more.
Beach essentials: girls
Crab your hands
Let’s go the beach! Swimsuits, accessories, toys, our purchasing team has selected the most beautiful products, just for you.
California Cool Kids
Hitting the road and heading to California, kids’ fashion is taking a page from the book of the Golden State this season...
New in, must-haves and a few special surprises. Spring/Summer is on the line with all new brands, items and inspiration for all your family's fashion and design needs.
Beach essentials: women
Sea you later
Get ready for your next holiday with our selection of beachwear and accessories! Discover the beautiful swimsuits from brand La Nouvelle and the floral creations from Beck Sönder Gaard. Striped, dotted or printed, which one will you choose?
Beach essentials: boys
Sea, sun and fun
Forget about coats and thick jumpers, Spring is here and it’s official! Discover our selection of swimsuits and beach accessories for the little ones online.
Outdoor Design & Décor
Who said you had to have a huge garden to make the most of the sun? Discover our selection of outdoor furniture and accessories and transform your balcony or terrace into an amazing patio worthy of summer homes in the south of France.
Singin' in the rain
It's raining! It’s pouring! Instead of lamenting the lack of sunshine, we’re embracing the gloomy weather of late with our favourite rainy day accessories. So grab your galoshes, a colourful new raincoat and let’s go singin’ in the rain!
Daniela, Mother of Marlene and Martha
Daniela is a mother of two who lives with her family in a beautiful, old home in Kassel. Her great passions in life are photography, interior decorating, the great outdoors, and, as her Instagram handle would suggest, flowers! Fresh blooms are dotted throughout her home, which is decorated in a careful selection of muted and blush tones. Mixing objects that are antique and modern with her floral flair, Daniela has created a home that is warm, inviting and full of charm, while still being family-friendly. Proud mum of Marlene and Martha, with Mother’s Day coming up soon, Daniela shares with us how the day is celebrated in Germany and what her family does on the day.
Aika, mother of Fuyura
Japanese creative, store owner and mother of one, Aika, is inspired by her travels and all the beautiful handicrafts she discovers along the way. Her monochrome style is minimalist and carefully curated. A fan of neutral tones and natural textures, Aika cherishes unique, handmade objects, which is what gives her style its authentic, whimsical touch. Her love for quality design has culminated in her opening a delightful store, ciiter, where she is able to share her creative discoveries, from her European and Asian travels, in her native Japan. With Mother’s Day coming up soon, we chatted with Aika about what the day means to her, how she celebrates it with her daughter, Fuyura, age 5, and to get her pick of gifts she’d love to receive.
This has long been the shared philosophy of Marie Deffrennes and Marion Boucheux. After finishing theirs studies in journalism and publicity, the duo created Les Louves, a carefully-curated online magazine where they share insider addresses, what they’re currently fawning over and advice for parents and parents-to-be. Only after rigorously testing and trialing new products and experiences, do they appear on the Les Louves platform. Their mission is simple: To guide and accompany parents (and future parents) in their day to day lives.
Follow them on www.leslouves.com
Shiny Happy People
The year 2000 has called, and all things glitz and glam are back on the menu. Whether its
silver or gold, shiny or sequinned, brands like Finger in the Nose, Hundred Pieces, Soft
Gallery and The Animals Observatory are shining a light on this fun new trend for kids.
For those who love vivid patterns, Smallable selected the most beautfiul designers to create a bright and colorful kids’ room.
Without a doubt, this season’s must-have print for kids is gingham. Vintage and perfect for the spring, the classic print is everywhere in our creator’s collections. From swimsuits to dresses and blouses, try black and white for a more timeless look, or why not red, orange or pink for something new.
New Wave Neutrals
This summer is all about tonal dressing with the season’s hero colours being elegant neutrals, think: ecru, beige, brick red, camel and ochre. Offset these sandy hues with delicate gold jewellery and refined leather sandals for an effortless look.
Spring is calling
New in, must-haves and a few special surprises. Spring/Summer is on the line with all new brands, items and inspiration for all your family's fashion and design needs.
Helen, Mother of Clem and Rei
For her first child, born in 2015, Helen went for a completely monochrome décor. She now admits that her daughter Clem’s room could have been mistaken for a Rorschach test*. When her second daughter was born in January 2017, she felt the need to soften up the black and white look. Graphic prints have made way for pale pink walls, ash tones and soft wooden accents. Helen recently undertook the task of renovating her home in London, which presented another opportunity to change the nursery.
*The famous psychological test
Follow Helen on Instagram at @hel_bow
Joëlle, Mother of Phoenix and Indy
Joëlle is a minimalist who prefers quality over quantity. For her two little boys, the fashion designer chose beautiful, timeless pieces that will last. In her eyes, her sons’ room is straight out of a fairytale and the perfect place for encouraging them to dream.
Her design tip? Vast, ink-coloured walls, combined with furniture and decorative pieces in neutral tones and textures, think white and wood; the depth of the black brings character and imagination to any everyday object.
Follow Joëlle on Instagram at @inblckandwht
Sanne, mother of four
Meet Sanne. This mother of four lives in the idyllic countryside just outside of Amsterdam, where she and her family do their best to embrace the slow life. Surrounding herself and her family with nature and mindful objects is important for Sanne. She takes great care to fill her home with items that are calming and gentle; pared-back while resting warm and authentic; that inspire play, and that are handcrafted with respect for the planet and compassion for others.
Follow Sanne on Instagram at @sannehop
Steffi, mum of 2-year-old Liz
Ever since finding out she was pregnant with Liz, Steffi wanted a room that would be functional. Now that everything is set up, she continues to change the décor regularly to adapt the room to her growing child. The aim? To help Liz to be independent. To do this, she wants to give her all the tools she needs. In her room, everything is designed to fulfil her desire to explore her environment. The furniture is low enough for her, so she can do things by herself. The bed is on the floor, the toys are kept in baskets, her books are on low shelves and she always chooses the activity she wants to do herself. What’s more, her room is constantly evolving. Steffi does her best to keep up with the newest ways to educate Liz and offer her a fun area to play, where she can develop her creativity.
Her favourite brands at Smallable are handmade, eco-friendly products with a history, by brands that help families like Oeuf NYC or Numero 74.
Follow her on Instagram @ape.41
Tessa, Mother of 4
After having 3 sons, Tessa and her husband welcomed a little girl into the world: Keetje. The new arrival has not changed her favoured style: natural materials and soft colours. These two elements bring warmth to a room and create a calm atmosphere, so that everyone around feels at ease. Tessa likes unique pieces with a history. Her daughter’s changing table was a cupboard used in her grandmother’s shop many years ago. She takes time to select products carefully. Small brands and companies are her favourite. The same goes for handmade items. For Tessa, they last longer and have more value. Her favourite brands at Smallable: Wooden Story, Pénélope dolls by Happy To
See You and Jess Brown rag dolls, Kaiser, Annabel Kern, Oeuf NYC, Charlie Crane, Camomile London and Smallable Home.
Follow her on Instagram @tessahop
Ella, Mother of Tiny T. and Little O.
Architect and freelance designer, Ella, is inspired by Scandinavian design without being minimalist. She collects and compiles a selection of beautiful objects in a fantastically mishmash style that is inspiring, while remaining organised. When decorating for her two children nicknamed Tiny T. and Little O., who were born just 20 months apart, she prefers muted tones and wood. Their space is built around two elements: the bed and the rich, lichen colour that coats several walls in their home. Ella adds plenty of texture with blankets, stuffed animals and cushions galore. At the moment, her son’s room is filled with marine creatures as she dreams of one-day living by the sea.
Follow Ella on Instagram @ella_and_tinyt
Activities & games to keep all the family happy!
Why let the fun stop after school? Keep your little ones occupied and educated at home with our playful selection of interactive games, toys, puzzles and much more!
Looking good, doing good.
It seemed important to devote several pages of our special birthday issue to our suppliers and their designers, which we certainly don’t choose by chance. All these people are key players; they share our vision of the world and believe that fashion and design must be combined with ethics. We are proud of our choices. We know that we are not perfect,
but we are aware of these companies’ commitments and keen to showcase their actions.
NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2018 MAGAZINE
10 years special issue
A flashback on our history, our Looking Good, Doing Good philosophy, our latest inspirations, your stories, your cult products, your favourite family-friendly spots all over the world,
and much more!
Baby's first outfit essentials
Are you expecting a happy arrival? Welcome the newest addition to the family with our selection of baby's first outfit and hospital bag essentials. Furniture, accessories, clothes… we’ve selected must-haves that will follow you from your child’s first days to their first steps. Discover our large range of baby fashion brands and accessories from birth onwards and fall in love with our snuggly soft toys. On the hunt for more inspiration? Explore our comprehensive babycare section and be sure to browse The Great Birth Guide!
All new baby gifts
Smallable offers you everything that your heart could desire for new baby gifts, with a unique selection of clothes and accessories for the first months. By exploring our range of the collections from our many baby brands, you’ll have no trouble finding baby sleeping bags, swaddles, rompers or even the baby shower gift of your dreams: newborn outfits, baby bumper pads, soft toys, bibs and more.
Sarah’s GIFT LIST
Sarah has 3 lovely boys; Lux (age 7), Julius (age 4) and little Maurice (age 2). They live between Brussels and Antwerp, in a little town called Rumst. She loves taking pictures and creating lasting memories. She is happy like a kid when she finds a hidden gem at the flea market. She also loves to eat !
Follow Sarah on Instagram : @haaikie
Geneva's gift list
For this holiday season, our ambassadors are sharing their dream gift list. Get plenty of inspiration and find the perfect gift for you, your kids and your home within thousands of creations.
Follow Geneva on Instagram : @cosmic.american
LAURA’ GIFT LIST
Laura, the author behind « Avenue des Rêveries », is a big dreamer who loves telling stories through her pictures.
Follow Laura on Instagram : @avenuedesreveries
LOIS’ GIFT LIST
Lois doesen’t like to talk about herself, but her instagram page says a lot about her talent. The French-Spanish mum is aa creative photographer in love with childhood and everyday life. The simplest things are the most miningful for her: family strolls, nature, discovering a new city, meetings with friends…
Follow Lois on Instagram : @loismoreno_
Hailey’ GIFT LIST
American, living life in Norway. A visual storyteller and mother of 2 boys. Finding beauty through the seasons and in everyday life.
Follow Hailey on Instagram : @mynorthernstory
LINDA'S GIFT LIST
Creative mind and founder of Live Loud Girl. Mum of two boy, she was born in Netherlands and lives now in Dubai.
Follow Linda on Instagram : @liveloudgirl
LILI'S GIFT LIST
Passionate about travelling and curious about the world, Lili is a mother of 5. She has definded herself has a nostalgic of the future, she’s a collector of memories and loves taking pictures of life. And her kids are, of course, her primary source of inspiration.
Follow Lili on Instagram : @liliinthemoon
OKSANA'S GIFT LIST
For this holiday season, our ambassadors are sharing their dream gift list. Get plenty of inspiration and find the perfect gift for you, your kids and your home within thousands of creations.
Follow Oksana on Instagram : @fresh_delivery
Andrea's gift list
Andrea is a landscaper and mother of three children. They live in Galicia, in the north of Spain. She loves everything about nordic decoration, children's fashion and fun family plans.
Follow Andrea on Instagram : @teoyolivia
Anastasia's gift list
Anastasia is a creative director, photographer and model, currently based in Lisbon. She Studied and worked in advertising in London and Shanghai, organized secret parties and lifestyle festivals in Russia and embraced ocean living in Portugal. She practice experimental dancing with my daughter, create content for brands and believe that every day is poetry.
Follow Anastasia on Instagram : @ayakhnina
Add a little va va voom to your interiors this season with our selection of velvet pieces.
Wrap up warm
Coats and jackets are the most important purchase of the season, as they will stay with you all winter through rain and cold. Padded jackets, parkas, coats… Discover what your favourite brands have up their sleeve.
August-September Magazine 2018
Back to cool
Our back to school issue is here! Discover what your favourite designers have in store for you this season and what trends will soon be invading your closet.
Macrame, baskets, throws and ethnic patterns are the evergreens of the bohemian kid's room.
Discover blankets with poetic patterns, sweet pieces of wall décor and wooden beds.
Our secret to grow the forest indoor : wild soft animals and a touch of green.
The neutral nursery
Choose classic timeless pieces for a space that suits both girls and boys.
The romantic nursery
Elegant floral patterns and natural materials for an elegant baby's room.
Brighten up your interiors with our selection of design and décor items in warm tones and natural textures.
March-April magazine 2018
The sun is finally back and it’s time for us to get outside and enjoy some family time! Get ready with our latest issue 100% dedicated to the new season. On the menu: Our latest arrivals, exclusives and new designer brands you won’t be able to resist to. Meet the creative minds behind AO76, Craie as well as the founders from brand Babyzen. Discover our special photo series and find the inspiration you need to create the perfect bedroom thanks to blogger Live Loud Girl.
January-February 2018 Magazine
Meet Ava Karayiannis, founder of British brand Caramel, and discover the secrets behind the success of children’s shoe brand Pom d’Api. Finally, fill yourself up with vitamins with blogger Jade Sutor, the creative mind behind the Darlings, and discover her colorful and vintage aesthetic.
Home Décor Gifts
Give the gift of good design with our selection of décor gifts. Home bodies and design lovers alike will love any number of items in our aesthetic selection. From scented candles and gorgeous home linen to sleek vases, lights and ceramic items, there’s something for everyone.
Florence Donne is a Parisian entrepreneur and mother to her son, Joseph, she’s also the founder of the website Ringthebelle. A unique place where inspiration and recommendations go hand in hand. On Ringthebelle, Florence shares the daily lives of inspired and inspiring people. She confided in us her most interesting interviews.
Boys’ birth list
It’s time for you to prepare your baby gift list! To make things easier for you, we’ve selected a few essentials your baby will need in the next few months. From a sleeping bag, to bibs and soft toys, nothing has been left to chance. Discover our favourites - the beautiful baby swings from the brand Solvej Swings, Petit Picotin’s teething rings and the adorable swaddling blankets from Numero 74. The hardest part will be choosing your favourites.
Girls’ birth list
Lacking inspiration for your baby gift list? We’ve selected all the products your little one will need during their first few months; from clothes to babycare accessories, nothing has been left to chance. Among our favourites, the convertible high chair from the brand Charlie Crane, the colourful accessories from Nobodinoz and the beautiful crib from Leander - everything a new parent could possibly need to make their life easier!
Gender neutral birth list
Want to keep the sex of your baby a secret before birth? Or do you simply want to create a gender neutral nursery? Don’t worry, we have everything you need! Our purchasing team has selected the most beautiful products; shampoos, baby bouncers, strollers, pyjamas, everything you’ve been looking for is in the following selection. All you have to do is choose your favourites.
Style & botanique
Charlott Pettersen is the founder of the eponym website charlottpettersen.no, Norway’s largest children’s style blog. A mother of two, journalist and blogger, Charlott is also the creative mind behind Ministrikk, a scandi-style knit pattern design website. Come and discover her beautiful and poetic universe.
We all know that spring is the perfect time of the year to start over and make changes, and this rule also applies to our interiors. From the bedroom to the bathroom, we want to reinvent every room of our home, decorate them with strong pieces and add a few touches of colour. Discover the beautiful photo series by Aurélie Lecuyer for Smallable to find inspiration!
Saar Manche is a Dutch blogger based in La Haye, where she lives with her family of three. Illustrator, painter, photographer… Saar has many talents and shares her beautiful pictures and illustrations through her refined Instagram account on which she shares snippets of her daily life. Discover her beautiful and delicate photographs.
Photographer Aurélie Lecuyer puts together a series of bedding selected by Smallable. We've fallen for Camomile London’s delicate plaids, the incredible colours from Numero 74 and Moumout’s simplistic prints.
Brother and sister
Our Back to School 2016 items are brought to life by photographer Emma Donnelly. Her poetic vision blooms through a story of a brother and sister on their way to school.
Aurélie Lecuyer creates a seaside series just for Smallable. Her vision - growing up, blossoming teens and summer fulfilment.
Tone on tone
Deep colours with a touch of pastel…Discover interior themes and items from the most beautiful interior design brands of the moment: Ferm Living, Normann Copenhagen…
Welcome to the delicate world of Aurélie Lecuyer. She imagines a child’s room by mixing vintage furniture with new bed linen. Strips of wallpaper add a graphic touch. The quilts and pillows are piled up to recreate the bed from the Princess and the Pea.
Whether it’s your first child, and you’re afraid of forgetting something essential in your birth kit, or you’re already a parent looking for a change of ambiance for your new arrival, here is some advice for the perfect nursery decoration that will fix up your baby's room in the most practical and aesthetically pleasing way.
A kid’s room
In order to combine your interior design desires with a small space, here are some tips for decorating your child’s small bedroom with style.
Sweet girl’s room
The blogger and photographer Aurélie Lecuyer tells us about her decorating for a little girl's room: pastel colours, pink, a Little Cabari duvet cover and wood to give it that natural touch.
A teen’s room
Until now, you were on top when it came to decorating your child's room, but now things are getting complicated… Here are some ideas for a teen room which will please your teen as well as you.
Children's birthday party
Be sure to give them the best party or birthday party. Here are our 10 Commandments on how to throw the perfect children's birthday party, as well as great children's party ideas, to follow to the letter.
Magazine - Aurélie Lecuyer
Winter's in town
As winter approaches, Aurélie Lecuyer offers a cosy atmosphere, bathed in the bright creations of the artist Zoé Rumeau.