An alternative parent/kid website and zine for the generation who have grown older but not up. The kind who are more likely to be found down the skate park with their kids than teaching them table manners. For the parents who thought they’d never be parents and the kids who think mum and dad are cool (well, kind of).
Out To Play

Out To Play

Leeds based artist/illustrator Anna Roberts works under the moniker Out To Play. She illustrates book covers and for mags like Dazed and Confused and The Independent magazine, as well as exhibiting her own work. But it was her nostalgic illustrations of her three children that really caught our eye. Her...
Rolling With The Boys

Rolling With The Boys

A few weeks ago we went down to Cuckfield in West Sussex to hang with brothers Blue 11, Noah 8 and Frasier 5 and their dad Christian. After a session on the trampoline they took us to their local skate park which Christian (who presented 90’s Channel 5 show RAD) made...
All In A Day's Work

All In A Day’s Work

Our first fashion shoot! Photographed by the hugely talented Diane Sagnier, styled by The Small Folk editor, Poppy, and modelled by Elwood and Lilah. Who said never work with children or animals? We had a ball. Yeah ok, the tiger wasn’t real, but we danced to the Jungle Book soundtrack...
Old Fashioned Fun

Old Fashioned Fun

What with all this modern technology we have (iPhone apples, Wii machines, Sting-rays), it transpires that kids these days don’t know how to play good old fashioned playground games like Hopscotch. Or communicate with their parents face to face (can’t I just text you mum?). Thankfully, this alarming finding is...
The Awesome Road Trip

The Awesome Road Trip

In October 2010, photographer Natalie Mayer, her partner David and their 2 year old son Fred hopped into their converted VW T5 bound for Morocco, Spain and Portugal for a seven week road trip. She documented the trip on her camera, here is her photo-story. “I’m Natalie, photographer, and mum...
The Best Places To Take Kids Mountain Biking

The Best Places To Take Kids Mountain Biking

With so many amazing places to go mountain biking in the UK, it’s a bit of a minefield knowing which ones are suitable for kids. And what if you’ve got kids of different ages and abilities? Fret not, we’ve dialed up our experts in the MTB field, all parents themselves,...
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Mini Magpie

Mini Magpie

      You can’t miss Kimberley Golding of Mini Magpie – she’s the incredibly glamorous one, glinting amongst the shivering stall holders at Chatsworth Road Market in East London. A magpie would steal her into it’s nest in a second. Kimberly upcycles old cashmere and wool jumpers from charity shops into very cool, very individual baby...
Uniqlo Launch Kidswear

Uniqlo Launch Kidswear

On March 16th Uniqlo will launch UU, their family-orientated range with Japanese designer Jun Takahashi’s Undercover Label. The focus is on a family theme with a full lineup of mens, womens and for the first time in 10 years, kidswear. The range spans “comfortable loungewear” to “the perfect garments for a day out” in Uniqlo’s...
Animal Pack

Animal Pack

We’re die-hard Vans fans here at The Small Folk, but although they definitely trump the likes of Clarks in the style stakes, the construction of Vans toddler shoes needed refining. So delighted were we to find out that Vans have made their toddler shoes lighter weight and more supportive, with improved flexibility and function. And...
Bon Balloons

Bon Balloons

If you haven’t already come across them, these damn cute little creatures are Japanese paper balloons. They come folded and squashed flat in a tiny package but with one puff you have a monkey face, or a panda or a penguin. String them up or sit them on a shelf. Available from Magma.
In a galaxy far, far away...

In a galaxy far, far away…

When these dropped in the Small Folk inbox we let out a little shriek of excitement. Two of our favourite things – snowboarding and Star Wars – rolled into one. Burton have collaborated with Star Wars on their Avid Grom R2D2 Helmet and Chopper board which starts at a diddy size 80. There are eight...
Flippin Heck!

Flippin Heck!

It’s Pancake Day tomorrow. Why not try out this recipe for Kath’s Go Faster Pancakes, illustrated by Kate Sutton. We don’t know who Kath is, but we like her style.
Cut & Run

Cut & Run

CUT & RUN EXHIBITION >>> FINAL WEEK ‘Cut&Run’ at Kemistry Gallery in Shoreditch is a group exhibition of original works by British illustrators Jack Teagle, Matthew Bromley, Ryan Chapman and Matthew Dent. The show aims to bring together four bold individual illustration styles and explore their unique visual take on adventure, hunting, afterlife, happiness and...
Happy New Website!

Happy New Website!

Having started off as a tumblr in 2011, we thought it time we grew up (a bit) and got a proper website. So this is it! The Small Folk has big plans for 2012, including a print magazine and a shop where you can buy art and fashion. Enjoy. Photo by Diane Sagnier for Billabong...