remember a few years back when carrying a baby became the accessory du jour among supermodels and hollywood celebs? well, kids must be making a comeback because we've been noticing a lot of new merchandise geared towards babies and kids. and mind you, not cutesy-patootsy stuff either. kids (and their rooms!) today are better dressed than us! last week, we attended a mini-event to launch the new collection of dwell studio, which makes home accessories for adults and kids. and we like the kids' stuff more! this relatively young american brand (must be about 10 years old) was brought into the philippines by best friends gretchen and dexter. here they are sitting at a bed made up with dwell studio sheets:
they dressed up the presidential suite of the peninsula manila with dwell prints—we loved it!! you know us, nice prints always make us happy. and these are more than nice! we wish our whole house was furnished with dwell! this was their display for the babies and kids collection, featuring their classic prints (like chocolate dots) and the new best-selling owl print:
we like this roomy overnighter, which costs P10k+, for ourselves! perfect for travel as it's coated with water-resistant material to keep it clean and easy to maintain. stinky diapers be damned!
this is adam gobble, head of distribution, who flew in from new york. he's sitting by a pillow with a new print called peacock and a baby alpaca shawl:
adam told us about the history of dwell studio—how this lady and her dog started the business in her kitchen and it just grew into an international conglomerate, which now even produces prints for other companies. (hmmm can we start a business kaya with our doggy too..?) they are expanding their home line to now include dining tabletop accessories, like these cocktail napkins and coasters:
below, just a few of dwell studio's future customers, new mothers jenni and juana, and mother-to-be carmina. count us in, even if we're just a mother to a doggy!
dwell studio (www.dwellstudio.com) is available at rustan's makati and rustan's tower, shangri-la plaza