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It’s that time of year again…when brand new samples have begun arriving in our studio and we’re finishing up next seasons’s list of products. Our Fall catalog photoshoot is happening in a week and the whole office is bustling in preparation!
Lorena and I were tasked with having to revisit our old catalogs in preparation for our meeting with the photographer. Talk about a trip down memory lane! Some of these Lorena had already forgotten we had done. It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come since 2007!
**DID YOU KNOW: Our very first catalog (shown directly below) was shot by Lorena and her talented friends while on vacation in Buenos Aires, Argentina.**
If you were a child of the 70′s, you would no doubt know Barbapapa and his many colorful friends. We were introduced to this character a few years back when Lorena brought back a giant box of her childhood goods all the way from Argentina. You can’t imagine how excited we were to root through this box of vintage toys and books!
Originally written in French in the 1970s by Annette Tison and Talus Taylor, the Barbapapa (literally “cotton candy” in French) series has been translated into over 30 languages and published all over the world!
While our library holds so many of these colorful stories, it felt only fitting to start with the first in the series, simply titled “Barbapapa”.
While Barbapapa’s story is simple (trying to fit into a town when he’s so different from others), the illustrations are so delightful to look at. Future books from the Barbapapa series feature more zany characters and LOTS of bright colors, you can almost see how much this series helped influenced Lorena and her work.
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With warmer weather and Easter coming up this weekend, I know Spring is already here! During research for this post I realized we have a LOT of products here at Petit Collage that fit perfectly with the season. So I couldn’t help but put together a Lorena’s Pick based entirely on Petit Collage. Bright colorful patterns are just what anyone needs to kiss winter goodbye!
I hope you all enjoy yourselves this holiday weekend. I am looking forward to taking the little one to Easter Egg hunts!
1. Bird Trio Mobile by Petit Collage
2. Mod Flowers Jumbo Board by Petit Collage
3. Pink Butterfly Print on Wood by Petit Collage
4. Flower Paper Strand Mobile by Petit Collage
5. Acrylic Bird Mirror by Petit Collage
6. Apples in a Row Paper Strand Mobile by Petit Collage
7. Funny Bunny Doll by Petit Collage
8. In My Meadow + In My Flower by Sara Gillingham and Lorena Siminovich
9. Sweet Pea Doll by Petit Collage
All of our Spring 2013 products are now in the shop, unpacked, and ready to ship! We’re so proud to introduce these new items to you as we had an amazing time designing them. Here’s an introduction to what we have in store.
Our Safari Jumble Wooden Puzzle + Play is probably the product I’m proud of the most. What started out as a pencil sketch almost two to three years ago from Lorena has finally come to life in this beautiful FSC-certified wooden puzzle that doubles as an animal play set. Each piece is hand-cut and sanded with fine laser-etched details.
Of course one may worry about the difficulty of putting together this magnificent puzzle but after having worked on production of this piece for half a year, I can easily slot them together in seconds. But kids and adults should not be afraid. We’ve included laser-etched outlines of each animal on the inside of the tray to give you hints on what goes where!
We designed our new Alphabet Art cards to be, what we think, just the right size! These large sized cards are small enough to hold comfortably in hands of all sizes for alphabet learning but big enough to look great on the wall as decor.
I see them perfect as baby shower gifts. Use the cards at first to decorate the nursery. Spell out a baby’s name or use the whole alphabet. When baby’s old enough to recognize shapes and letters, use them as flash cards! They’re sure to last a long while.
We’re excited to release these two new growth charts that are extremely affordable! Both of these designs go for $18 msrp (quite a steal!). These charts are super sturdy, think thick puzzle board material, and easily folds up into 3 pieces to allow for quick heirloom storage!
Both the tree and the giraffe chart are made of recycled materials printed with vegetable inks and feature 20+ stickers with room for written notes.
Of course all items are available in our shop for immediate purchase. Click on the photos of each product to be directed to their shop page.
Lorena, here. I’m SO happy to share with you this new series of books that are so dear to me. These are the first two in an inventive series, You Are My Baby, published by Chronicle Books.
“You are my baby” is something I have told my daughter again and again since her birth, and was the inspiration for these fun books.
Each board book features animals with their babies in an additional “mini book” nestled inside. “Turn the pages to match the baby animals to their parents and learn some early concepts along the way.”
You Are My Baby: Safari features classic Petit Collage animals: lion, monkey, elephant, giraffe, and crocodile, while You Are My Baby: Farm has a few new designs; a Petit Collage take on a favorite toddler theme. Our friends at Chronicle Books did a FANTASTIC job bringing these books to life. We couldn’t be happier to have these Petit Collage books released!
To celebrate the release of these two new books, we are giving away a signed copy of You Are My Baby: Safari as well as a copy of our Safari Babies Beginner Puzzle. Now you can extend the reading experience by playing with our animals.
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We’re taking 23% off our 2×3 ft jumbo panels this February. Catch up your U.S. geography this President’s day!
Our jumbo panels are printed directly on FSC-certified sustainably harvested wood and come ready to hang so you can feel good about the art you buy.
Valentine’s day has to be on of my favorite holidays because of all the heart-shaped items I get to buy. I love to collect red and pink heart products and this is THE time of year for me to shine! I made an 8ft painting of a hot pink heart for my daughter’s room…that’s how much I love this icon.
Happy Valentine’s day from me and the entire Petit Collage team. May your day be filled with heartfelt goodness!
1. We Are In This Together Print on Wood by Petit Collage
2. Love Heart Blocks by House Industries
3. DIY Love Struck Arrows by Stockholm Vintage and Somewhere Splendid
4. 18″ Paper Tissue Heart from Shop Sweet Lulu
5. Foldover Heart Bag from Jen Hewett
6. Queen of Hearts Doll by Petit Collage
It’s only the second month in to 2013 and we’ve already set a new record for ourselves, having exhibited at over SEVEN different trade shows in just these two months! We only just finished showing at NYIGF with our own booth, which was a huge success. Our last show for this Spring 2013 season will be at the San Francisco International Gift Fair in mid Feb (see below for details).
I have been dying to show off our complete Spring 2013 collection but some things are still in production and not yet available in our shop but don’t worry, they’re coming soon! In the meantime, check out our “NEW” section at petitcollage.com for what’s currently available. We have already introduced brand new prints on wood, lovely new collections of fabric wall decals, and jumbo wood prints!
Many thanks to all our customers, old and new, for stopping by to browse our products. If we didn’t see you in NY or the other shows in January, we hope to see you in SF!
SFIGF @ Keena Co. Booth Sat Feb 16 – Tuesday Feb 19
All photos below courtesy Nole + Oh So Beautiful Paper