Business: Bambino Concepts
A daughter, sister, mother, wife and lover of all things Scandinavian. Being introduced to the culture of Denmark early on in my marriage to a Dane, I quickly became envious (being American) of the style and simplicity of the Danish architecture and design.
All of our accessories are hand made in Denmark and Sweden, with our leather bracelets collection following the traditional jewelry of the Sami People of Laapland, using only the finest materials of pewter silver, leather and reindeer horns. Swedish reindeer are domesticated and shed their antlers annually, so they are in no danger for our vanity .
I am honored to share my love of Scandinavia with you!
My name is Karine and I am the founder of Petit Crayon Studio, an illustration and retail brand based in Hong Kong. I am from French Canadian origins and been living in Hong Kong for 3 years.
I am a mother to a 9 year old daughter who was born in Paris, France and also lived in Canada a couple of years. I find Hong Kong is a great place to raise children as it is not only stimulating but also safe and calm.
My work typically incorporates watercolor, delicate details and vibrant colors. I get directly inspired from my love of Hong Kong, the people I meet, as well as the wonderful moments I spend on a daily basis in this vibrant city.
All images printed on my products start on paper: sketched, painted and sometimes hand-lettered (I am still challenged on that point!). Most of the time, I would only use watercolors, but adding details with Sharpies, gold and silver watercolor can change drastically an art piece, so I do incorporate different medias once in a while.
What makes my art so unique are the imperfections! If you observe well my products, you can see different un-erased line strokes, mistakes and details which makes my art imperfect yet so unique.
Once the paper version is complete, I scan it and edit it so that colors can be adjusted and minor imperfections fixed.
I partner with a variety of manufacturers from Canada, UK, Hong Kong and China that transform my watercolors into best-selling products. I care about product quality, the environment, fair wages and working conditions for laborers, so I make every effort to source as many products nearby and I pick my manufacturers carefully.
Emilie is the founder of Smile Center, a cosmetic teeth whitening salon and the caring mum of a one-year-old girl named Emma. She tries to find the right balance between motherhood and running a business, in order to have the work done without missing her daughter’s milestones.
In 2013 when Emilie moved from Switzerland to Hong Kong with her husband, she saw an opportunity for cosmetic teeth whitening as this service didn’t really exist in Hong Kong. In today’s society, image plays an essential role, this is why Emilie decided to listen to herself and go for it!
She started from scratch with the help of her husband and opened Smile Center in 2015. Located at the heart of Lan Kwai Fong, Smile Center offers the latest technology in cosmetic teeth whitening to recover the whiteness of your teeth.
Her aim is to offer high quality, effective and safe cosmetic treatments at an affordable price so that her services are accessible to everyone.
Emilie says, “Researches show that a whiter smile helps to boost the self-esteem, at Smile Center our team is fully dedicated to giving you back this confidence by helping you to get this beaming smile you are dreaming of”.
Emilie is happy to offer a 20% discount on cosmetic teeth whitening treatments to 852 Mamas Members! Details will be mentioned in our monthly newsletter!
Edwina is SAHmama to two beautiful kids, Lily (almost 3) and Liam (5 months old). She started Peajuu & Co. last year whilst pregnant with Liam and will be launching the business here in Hong Kong this Summer.
Peajuu & Co. is all about creating unique, stylish and comfortable coordinated outfits for mamas and their minis. Soon after Lily was born, Edwina began designing and making matching outfits for them. Designs were chic, not overly cheesy and needed to be breastfeeding friendly (super important as Lily ended up nursing for 2 years!). After receiving lots of compliments from strangers and friends, and a huge amount of encouragement from her husband, Edwina started Peajuu & Co. to share the fun with other mamas and their kids.
Great thought is placed into picking the right fabric for comfort and creating one-of-a-kind designs both mamas and their minis would love to wear together. The outfits are all hand made in limited quantities by a small family-run workshop and individually checked for quality. Currently the first collection is for mamas and their little girls, however Edwina plans to extend her products to papas and little boys too (once life with 2 kids + no help gets a little easier for her) – so please stay tuned!