It's almost that time of year when the pencils are sharpened, shoes shined and hair freshly parted for back to school! We've assembled some of our must haves for stylish kids, and parents too, for this most wonderful, and renewing, time of year!
We LOVE this new video by Y.N.RichKids of some Minneapolis-area kids rapping about their favorite snack foods: Hot Cheetos and Takis! Not only are the beats pretty rad, but they also advocate sharing and being polite to your mom ("no, ma'am" when she asks if you've had enough snacks.)
Yesterday we joined our friends at ArtStar and Little Collector for an artist party at Elk Studios. ArtStar works with well known artists to create affordable limited edition prints for new and seasoned collectors alike. Little Collector is the children's version with fun collectible art for kids like the one above by Mickalene Thomas.
Chrissy Crawford, the founder and just all around super woman behind ArtStar and Little Collector has been a huge source of inspiration and support for Miniluu. She gave us a preview of the new website which will features a beautifully streamlined design and two minute documentaries on each artist. You'd think I'm new to this blogging thing because of course I didn't remember to take photos of anyone, but I did take a few shots of Max goofing around on the cyclorama. He had a blast running around the airy studio space, eating pizza and just generally being two. Oh the glories of being two!
The Museum of Modern Art has world-renowned programing and educators, but watch (or rather) listen what happens when kids take over the tours! Opinionated and forthright, these kids keep nothing back when giving their own take on some of the biggest pieces in MoMA's permanent collection. Enjoy!
Have you discovered our lastest edition? We got the wonderful UK-based Jay Cover to illustrate a piece just for us and it's only available through LittleCollector! Which animal in Animal Stack is your favorite? (Ours is the hippo ;)
In honor (honour?) of an upcoming trip to Canada I'm posting one of my favourite paintings by the Canadian painter Norval Morisseau entitled Mother and Child. Says Morisseau, "I want to make paintings full of colour, laughter, compassion and love. I want to make paintings that will make people happy, that will change the course of people's lives. If I can do that, I can paint for a hundred years."