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.
See our latest Pinterest pins. Need inspiration? Follow us on Pinterest!
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.
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.
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
We’re finally up and running again after the holidays and the release of our new wholesale Spring 2013 catalog. What an end to the year it was…phew! It’s now 2013 and time for us to clear out space to get ready for all the new products coming soon in March.
We’ve put up new sale pages under each of our store categories:
There are lots of items for sale, many we’re discontinuing for the new year. Get them while they last at savings of 50%+ off! Take a look and grab that Petit Collage poster, print, mobile, or stationery gift you’ve been eyeing for it’s sold out for good!
San Francisco friends!
We are participating in this weekend’s SF Renegade Craft Fair; just in time for holiday shopping! Find handmade gifts for everyone in your family! We’ll be there with special holiday discounts on all our items.
Hope to see you there! We’re at booth #165.
Head on over to our facebook page to get your chance at winning a $50 gift code good for anything on gelaskins.com!
We got a nice surprise in the mail courtesy of Gelaskins. New samples of Petit Collage hardcase covers!