HOW OLD R U?

A collection of pictures and short interviews with selected artists, journalists, designers, photographers.

They made it as if they were children, yet…. We adults are now who we were years ago, when we were little!

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MARIAGRAZIA, Duepuntispazio

mariagrazia duepuntispazioHow is your bed? My bed is like a wood house with many windows. Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like vegetables soup. And your favorite? I like focaccia with mortadella. Your favorite book to read? The story of the Trapp family singer. Have you got an imaginary friend? No,I don’t

 

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CECILIADuepuntispazio

cecilia duepuntispazioHow is your bed? My bed is like a tent, it’s my very personal and secret space (with 2 little sisters and 1 brother… I really need it!) Which kind of meal you do not like?  I don’t really like peppers. And your favorite? I love zucchini flowers cooked by my grandma! Your favorite book to read? I can’t read yet but my mum reads me Cinderella’s fairy tale. Have you got an imaginary friend? No I don’t!

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NURIA MOTJE‘, architect and designer

Nuria MotjeHow is your bed? A comfortable bed with a very soft and big feather pillow. Which kind of meal do you not like?  I don’t like much cakes, but if chocolate appear in them, then I love it! Your favourite book to read?  Oh! my favourite book is The little PrinceHave you got an imaginary friend? No, I haven’t.

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BRUNA VILA, architect and designer

Bruna VilaHow is your bed? My bed is soft, very colorful and invaded by my lovely cuddly toys! Which kind of meal do you not like? I eat almost everything, less artichoke, quince and beans.  Your favourite book to read? El Zoo d’en Pitus!  Have you got an imaginary friend? No! With my two bros I have enough 😉

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PAULINE BLOUIN, Rouge Garden

Pauline littleHow is your bed? My bed is a bunker bed that I  share with my sister older than me.But soon I will have my own bedroom because we will move in a bigger house. Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like very much green vegetables. And your favorite?  I prefer eating salami and cheese even for the snack at 4 o’clock ! Your favorite book to read? I am waiting my french magazine that I am subscribed ! It call Pomme d’api and I love when my mother reads me the stories before go to bed. Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes, My imaginary friend is my puppet dog. He wears a red overall. One time me and my parents looked for him belong 2 hours because I can’t sleep without him… And finally we found him at the end of the garden !

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ALBERTO ARZA, Papila, designer

foto infanciaHow is your bed? It’s a very large bed because of my height (1.92 m), but the truth is that I usually sleep in many places. Which kind of meal you do not like? And your favourite? I do not like spinach and I love my mother’s paella. Your favorite book to read? Mmmm … My favorite story is stone soup. Have you got an imaginary friend? No, apart from that small group of trolls who follow me everywhere

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SILVIA MARLIAdesigner

IMG_1691How is your bed? My bed is a mattress on the floor, inside a small tepee or an iglooo. I would like to have a little light inside and a door that I can close, so my brothers and sister can stay outside when not invited. Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like gnocchi with butter and sage.  And your favourite? I love choccolate cake and ice cream. Your favorite book to read? the legend of kalevala and stories about animals and people living together. Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes, a little spirit that lives in the wood. sometime my cat is my friend and we talk and understand each other.

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JONATHAN BRECHIGNAC, artist

0171_001How is your bed?  It is big, sometimes I get lost in it for ages! Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like mussels and endive, especially when they are baked.  And your favourite? I love CHEEEESE ! Your favorite book to read? I don’t even know how to read yet…  but I like to look the colorful and pretty women in my mom’s magazines. Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes, his name is also Jonathan, like me.  But he’s bad and sometimes he scares me a little.

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Alena Kurfürstovádesigner

Alena Kurfürstova_5 yearsHow´s your bed? My bed is soooo huge, white and I feel safe in it. I love it so much and I don´t want to share it with anybody. It will belong to me for all my life and I will be sleeping in my safety place forever!  What kind of food you like and what not? I imagine I have a garden around our huge house and suddenly a huge (bigger than me) strawberry fell on the grass and then banana, apple, raspberry (the same sizeJ Everything is so huge and I am walking and biting through them, making ways like worm… I really really DO NOT like tomatoes, never ever!!!  What’s your favourite book? I love fairy tales books, small, colorful, beautiful…I carry them with me everywhere – when I eat, when I go to bed and I am falling asleep with them. Once I am a princess, next time I am a horse rider, talking to animals just like my heroes and heroines from the books… Do you have any imaginary friend ? When I was ill, my father brought me a handkerchief, we made together knot on it and name it Kapis ( Friend for Bad Times) He is all the time, also till now, with me, hidden in my pocket.

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io batmanRUGGERO ASNAGHOdesigner

How is your bed?  It’s a super colored sofa with a very big pillow! Which is  your favourite food? I like ONLY: eggs – olives – bananas – Granma’s cotoletta – potatoes, and grate apples (mela grattuggiata) by my Mom. Your favorite book to read? Odissea with my Father. Have you got an imaginary friend? No, but I’ve got an happy dog called Luna.

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JAVIER PEREZart director

jpHow is your bed? Soft and warm.Which kind of meal you do not like? The soup! Aggg! And your favourite? My favorite is the pizza! Your favorite book to read? The world of children (Editorial Salvat) Have you got an imaginary friend? No, I haven’t.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHIDEAKI ASAOKA, designer

How is your bed ? It’s really dangerous because my brother struggles (I sleep with him). Which kind of meal you do not like ? I like anything and my favorite dish is chocolate!  Your favorite book to read ? I have my mother reads to me Nontanevery night before sleeping. Have you got an imaginary friends ? Pikachu~~~~!!!

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MARIANNE RATIERillustrator and artist

chassepapillons (1)How is your bed? I see my bed as a little hut, where i can hiding all my stuff : peluches, dolls, all my friends. There are also bars on it, so i can suspending necklaces and other precious jewels.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I’m really scared by spider crab. And your favourite? I’m fond of saucisson and cheese, I prefer salty stuffs than candies and cakes.
Your favorite book to read? There are too many… Les Trois Brigands et Le géant de Zeralda, by Tomi Ungerer.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, I’ve never had imaginary friends.

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JENNY HARLEY, Cloth and Thread

baby jenniHow is your bed? My bed is safely under my sisters & her floral bedspread hangs down like theatre curtains over mine. I sleep tightly packed in amongst 9, 10 maybe 11 of my favourite toys. Which kind of meal you do not like? Why do you serve this eggplant/aubergine thing? There is only one thing to do, hide it in my lap, then throw it to birds or whoever wants it in the backyard after dinner! And your favourite? Oh Mummy your trifle is beautiful & so are you! Your favourite book to read? “Mary learns to Dance” 1974 by Gilbert Delahaye – Marcel Marlier. I lived in every page & loved the world Mr. Marlier imagined for it. Have you got an imaginary friend? This is my friend Lisa & she wears the most amazing dresses & shoes I can dream up for her. It was all about broderie anglaise & blue birds. She was my muse.

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MARIA ELENA OLCELLI, LineaMammaBABY

fotoHow is your bed? My bed is like a blue cloud ….very soft.
Which food you do not like? The food that I don’t like at all is the green one ,like spinach. And your favourite? My favourite food is pastina soup and mashed potatoes.
Your favourite book? My favourite book is the awake book,the best.
Have you got an imaginary friend? My imaginary friend’s name is Carlotta:her hair is long, brown and braided,her eyes are as green as the spring leaves and her mouth is red like strawberries in summer; We have so much fun together,we chat a lot.

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SIMONA RIVOLTA, LineaMammaBABY

simonaHow il your bed? My bed is like a hang glider flying free in the sky and as if by magic takes me all over the world
What’s your favourite dish? I like almost everything, I don’t like raw cucumbers, a pumpkin flavor that brings me back to harsh thoughts. My favorite meal is a giant chocolate soufflè where i could sink and dream sweetly
Your favourite book? My favorite book is “Cappuccetto Bianco” (Munari), a white book, the colour of imagination
Have you got an imaginary friend? My imaginary friends are called Calindi and Calondo,two brothers goofing around and fly over my head!

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VIOLETA LOPIZ, illustator

Boda+Carmen+Unzeta+84+(3)How is your bed? Oh!!! my bed!!! It´s cover by the most amazing blanquet ever, trains and rales, in each vagon there is a strange animal, but they are very bizarre, the are painted in strange colors, a green rinozerous, a blue dog, a hipopotame in orange. The whole combination of colors just makes me confortable and wilde, strong orange and green and blue, and yellow, never posible to use for me as an old illustrator. There is just this and a book pillow that I love to feel in my face.
Which kind of meal you do not like?I hate, really hate this gazpacho! Everyday tomato cold soup lowered with water and cucumber. And please, dont give me this white thing on the bread, “mantequilla”?, its really disgusting to put fat on the bread, its not tasting to anything!  And your favourite? But I love chocolate in the milk! Ah! If I dont have cacao for breakfast, I will be really sad and ugly this day. I love the letters in the soup, and the homelette withouth egg, ah! Yes, the homelette is done just with eggs, but I dont like when you see the egg liquid, perfect, thank you!
Your favorite book to read? Tragasueños (“Das Traumfresserchen” from Michael Ende illustrated by Annegert Fuchshuber ) and all kind of illustrated dictionaries, specially the one of Richard Scarry.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, but I had a dog and a duck and a rabbit and a goat instead, and I have the snow white house, and I have a car to run with your own legs!

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GRETHE SIVERTSEN, designer

Grethe184How is your bed? My bed is a place where I fall asleep quickly, there’s a lion under it. He’s always ready to take my legs, so I have to leap far out on the floor when I get out of bed.
Which kind of meal you do not like? Marzipan and sweet cakes make me sick, uuugh! Favorite? My mother’s meatballs, eating crab outdoors (especially the brown food in the shell, which looks terrible) and I love all food with lots of flavor… mmm
Your favorite book to read? The Norwegian folk fairytales, which often have bad endings, like the pancake that was eaten by the pig…
Have you got an imaginary friend? I have that lion under my bed, and a crocodile under the stairs. They haven’t eaten me yet, but I wouldn’t call them friends.

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FABIO CESI, Legnocolore Design

Foto Fabio KidsroomHow is your bed? My bed is always crumpled. I love jumping up and down on it
Which kind of meal you do not like? I really hate (pork’s) liver. My favourite meal is pasta with tomato sauce!
Your favourite book to read? My fauvorite book is “NeverEnding Story” by Micheal Ende.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No i haven’y but i wuuld like to have one!

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GIUDITTA BUSSETTI, bumoon

bumoon giudittaHow is your bed? It’s green, red and full of Marimekko’s jungle animals!
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like everything green. And your favourite? Pasta, pasta and pasta.
Your favourite book to read? “Le filastrocche” by Richard Scarry.
Have you got an imaginary friend? I’m an only child, so I have many, sometimes too many! They come, the go… Bu

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TOBIAS GUTMANN, illustrator, storyteller, artist and sometimes a graphic designer but mostly a nice guy

-1How is your bed? It is like a nice white cloud in the blue sky, where I hide when I am tired. Once I am in it, dreams become true.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like jelly beans and fennel or when I bite in a guava fruit and realize it is rotten and full of worms.
Which is your favorite book?
I like the book with the colorful fish, the corals an the shells. The lion-fish is my favorite. I have seen a real baby lion-fish swimming fifty centimeters  close to me. I was scared, but he was friendly. Have you got an imaginary friend? The lion-fish, The purple butterfly and the crocodile under my bed, but that was not really a friend.

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JULIA KAUPTWA, designer

Julia 5 yearsHow is your bed?My bed is a bunk bed which I share with my sister. She sleeps upstairs
and I sleep downstairs. I like to close the curtains around the bed so I feel
comfortable and protected.
Which meal you do not like?I hate to eat asparagus. Even the smell of cooked asparagus makes me feel bad. And your favourite? My favorite meal is pasta with tomato sauce and a lot of cheese.
Which is your favourite book? I don’t read but I love to listen to the stories of two little mice my father invents.
Have you gon an imaginary friend? I love to use my imagination but I don’t have an imaginary friend.

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JUNKO NAKAMURA, illustrator

Yunko NakamuraHow is your bed? I sleep on a FUTON,  a japanese bedding.  It smells very good after drying under the sun.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like carrots, because they taste sweet and bitter at the same time. And your favourite? My favorite is DAGASHI, very cheap junk sweet.
Your favorite book to read? “The Little House” by Virginia Lee Burton, “Guri and Gura” by R. Nakagawa and Y. Yamawaki.
Have you got an imaginary friend? Not really, but I often imagine that objects like bowl or ORIGAMI have a personality.

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TAKASHI IWASAKI, artist

TAKASHIHow is your bed? I don’t have a bed, but I have a huton (pronounced like “hoo-tong”). It’s cozy. It’s thin, flat, and you can fold it up. When I’m sleepy, my mom puts it open on the floor, and I sleep on it; and then when I wake up, my mom folds it up and puts it away in the closet. It’s very Japanese.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like asparagus. I don’t like wasabi either. I think I can eat them when I grow up. And your favourite? I love curry and ramen.
Your favorite book to read? “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” I like the holes in the book. It’s a funny book. I like “Everyone Poops,” too. It’s a funny book, too. I like funny books.
Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes! Many friends. They look like people, but have wings and can fly. They live in villages in clouds in the sky. I sometimes visit them on balloons. They like shiny stuff, like sparkles.

Caption for the picture: Carrying a float with kids in town at a festival

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SERGIO DE GIOIA, architect

Sergio da PiccoloHow is your bed? My bed is like a dreaming-machine, I can build wonderful places when I’m sleeping
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like so mutch artichokes and boiled fish, but I love everything else!
Your favorite book to read? I am small, I can not read yet!
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, I haven’t.

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PAOLO DIDONE’ , architect

-2How is your bed? My bed is big and soft. I play often with it and when I want it becomes a little house or a track for cars.
Which kind of meal you do not like?  I do not like cheese. I do not like food that are difficult to eat. Your favorite book to read? I like coloring books and those that moves when you open them. Have you got an imaginary friend? No. My friend is my brother

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lisanne_5jaarLISANNE WINTGENS, Egg

How is your bed? Great! Big enough but I never want to go to bed. Which kind of meal you do not like? Soup, I hate it! And your favourite? I love to eat chicken and French-fries as this the only food I am allowed to eat with my hands.
Your favorite book to read? I like to read ‘Maaike en Kwispel’
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, but I always talk to my teddy.

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HEIDI SHAEFER, designer
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How is your bed? It has big red pillows with white dots and a green soft blanket.

Which kind of meal you do not like? I am not very fond of fish. And your favourite? Desert in all shapes and forms.

Your favorite book to read?
Mio min Mio  by Astrid Lindgren.

Have you got an imaginary friend? No.

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CARINA KRETH, designer, Krethaus

CARINA KRETHHow is your bed? I sleep in a French Antique wood bed next to my sister, full of amazing cushion that I can smell.
Which kind of meal you do not like? Raw carrot. And your favourite? I love the chimbote dulce de leche (caramel) in cardboard pot!
Your favorite book to read? My mother bedtime stories.
Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes, my pepona doll with very long legs. She sleeps with me. I pretend she has real personality.

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SILVIA KNÜPPEL, designer

Silvia Knüppel-childHow is your bed? I sleep in a wooden bunk bed with my sister. She is sleeping in the top bed and I am sleeping in the lower bed. I like to sleep in a room with my older sister, that makes me less afraid at night.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don`t like red cabbage and mushrooms. And your favourite? I love pancakes and Franzbrötchen, this is a typical pastry from Hamburg.   My friend Susi also likes it a lot, after music class my mum always get one for us, that’s  why we really like to go there.
Your favorite book to read? I really love books! I very much like to read and to look at the pictures of “Where the wild things are” (by Maurice Sendak) my smaller brother already knows every page by heart.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, but I like to take care of snails, I am collecting them near the beach and then I am building houses for them.
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SEBASTIAN DORST, designer, Studio Orijin

seb_5JHow is your bed? I share my bed with my cuddly toy. It‘s a grey cat. The tail is battered, because I like to carry it around by holding the tail. And I have a huge blanket for hiding. Which kind of meal you do not like? I don‘t like hot tomatoes. They are so blubbery. And your favourite?I love mashed potatoes. Nothing is better. Your favorite book to read? I can‘t read yet. But I like books with pictures of animals. Especially dinosaurs.
Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes, it‘s my grey cat with the battered tail. He‘s always with me.

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ALEXANDER AUGSTEN, designer & sculptor , designobjectsound

alexaugsten5How is your bed? A practical bed to slide out the base of another one, in which my older brother sleeps.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I eat everything except of greasy meat.
And your favourite? Makkaroni (Bucatini) with tomato sauce and cheese.
Your favorite book to read? The pop-up books from Artia like The Brave Tin Soldier.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, it’s more like standing next to me …

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ARNAUD MOURIAME’, designer, Studio delle Alpi

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How is your bed? An iron bed, simple and small but comfortable.
Your favourite food? Frogs’ legs !
Which kind of meal you do not like? I eat everything which can be eaten!
Your favorite book to read?  All the belgian comic books of my father.
Have you got an imaginary friend?  A brown horse with white spots.

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ANNE KIEFFER,  designer, Studio delle Alpi

Anne-5yearsold1979How is your bed? Out of wood, big and comfortable.
Your favourite food? Fish sticks and pasta. Which kind of meal you do not like?
I don’t like any food swimming in a sauce.
Your favorite book to read?  Lowly Worm Word Book by Richard Scarry.
Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes, Snoopy and Woodstock!

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CARLOTTA ZUCCA, architect

carlotta zuccaHow is your bed? My brother and I sleep in two big orange beds on a mezzanine, divided by a shelf full of books and toys and a stair to climb.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I really do not like beet because it is too sweet: a vegetable cannot be sweet! And your favourite? I love Rita’s coltolette and the fried potatoes (a bit schorced)
Your favorite book to read? I love the Barbapapa books because in their drawings I can see the houses interiors with a lot of colorful details!
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, I have noy. My brother is enough. I like to invent stories and new characters playing with my toys.

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CHIARA ALBANESI, designer, Lucciole

chiara albanesiHow is your bed? A single bed, with a colorful cover. It’s always full of toys and books. I’m sharing my bedroom with my brother, who’s 13 years older than me.
Which kind of meal you do not like? None. I eat everything. I love eating. And your favorite? I’m the daughter of a pastry chef, but I prefer salty foods. My favorite meal is hot zucchini with cheese (Taleggio) and my grandma’s focaccia bread.
Your favourite book to read? A pop-up book about everyday life in the city, from the underground world to skyscrapers. Have you got an imaginary friend? No, I haven’t but everyday I talk to my two dogs.

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LIESBETH, WOLF, designer

2012-10-16 12:08 How is your bed? I share a bunk bed with my sister. She’s sleeping on the top bunk and I’m below her. It’s mostly a lot of fun to sleep together. But sometimes I’d like to be alone and then I hang sheets around my bed. It’s like I sleep in a tent now. Mostly it only lasts for a few minutes and then I want my sister to be with me in the tent.
Your favourite food? My favorite meal? That’s easy: spaghetti! I think everyone can tell when I eat spaghetti: there’s tomato sauce all over my face! Which kind of meal you do not like? think Brussels sprouts and cabbage is bweeeurh! Don’t know why people eat that.Your favorite book to read? In all honesty: I can’t read yet but I really love to act  as if I can read. I then grab my daddy’s book, go sit in the couch and mimic my dad reading. I’m not sure if I can fool my mom into believing I can read but it sure is fun.
When no one is watching I love to look at books that have big pictures of animals in them. Love whales and elephants! Have you got an imaginary friend? There’s my teddy bear. He’s my best friend. Ever. Ever.
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ANNA LICATA, designer

EPSON scanner imageHow is your bed? Huge enough to hold all my plush animals and me.
Which kind of meal you do not like? mmm…I really don’t like liver.
And your favourite? Ice-cream! When I grow up I’ll have an ice-cream shop and I’ll eat lots of ice-creams of any flavors…
Your favorite book to read? Tales of Richard Scarry, I love gingerbread man.
But I really love all books with images I can cut to build and invent anything I want… that’s amazing! Have you got an imaginary friend? No, not only one! All my animals, they’re so much! So much that they fill my bed at night. They’re all my children, and when it’s time to say good night they always ask me something and, of course, I reply to everyone… until my brother ask us to shut up because he’s trying to sleep!

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DELFINA AGUILAR, Fanny&Alexander

-1How is your bed? I sleep on the bottom bunk of a traditional wooden bunk bed.  The smell of the Lapacho wood is strong in the air and I can feel the grain of the wood with my hand. Which kind of meal you do not like?  I like everything, I was once even tempted to try insects. And your favourite?  Loin milanesas with potatoe puree. Your favorite book to read?  Mafalda, I’ve read it 357 times.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No. I have friends that turn into toys when other people are near.

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ELENA NUNZIATA, designer

How is your bed? My bed is green made of wood and it has a drawer where I can store all my toys.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I hate mushrooms! And your favourite? I love tomato sauce meat balls.
Your favorite book to read? My favourite book is The Witches by  Roald Dahl. Great fun!
Have you got an imaginary friend? No I don’t but I have a lot friends to play with.

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LEONARDO BERRETTI, designer, Clemt

How is your bed? A double bed, for me and my sister. I am the older and I am on the top level.
Which kind of meal you do not like? Never liked vegetables. And your favourite? My grandma Emilietta  has a restaurant in Monteggiori, Tuscany, where she cooks fried chicken. That’s my favourite meal
Your favourite book to read? A pop up book about the circus. Have you got an imaginary friend? No I don’t. but I wish a real  baby girl friend.

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CHIARA FRASSI, designer, Clemt

How is your bed? My bed is a three–piece bunk bed  for the three of us (me and my two brothers Giovanni and Simone). I am the eldest but I sleep in the middle. It is  a bunk  bed so we like  climbing and falling and jumping up and down. It isn’t just a bed….
Which kind of meal you do not like? Never liked meat. And your favourite? “ato” (from the Italian “gelato”) is my first word.
Your favourite book to read? I love the story of violetta a young girl who decided to grow fruit and vegetables
Have you got an imaginary friend? No I haven’t, but sometimes  I wish  I have a twin sister…..  but  I   wonder if  I would love or hate her!

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EVA RYBNICKOVA designer, PEPeTO

How is your bed? Large as for one adult, but small for all my dolls and puppets and stuffed animals.
Which kind of meal you do not like? Spinach. Fat meat. Fat meat with spinach. And your favourite? Roasted chicken´s crust. Your favorite book to read? Astrid Lindgren´s Pippi Longstocking and Children of Bullerbyn. And all Mole´s stories, of course. Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes, many… all these toys in my bed ;).

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JACKSON LAM, artist

How is your bed? Like a fortress, with layers of duvets and blankets as walls.

Which kind of meal you do not like?  I like anything with ketchup on it and I love fried eggs. Your favorite book to read? DK Eyewitness Books.

Have you got an imaginary friend? No, but I have loads of cars.

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MINNA JONES, designerHow is your bed? Right now messy, I managed to catch cold and fever and I am staying in bed as much as possible. Normally it´s tidy. Which kind of meal you do not like? Don´t like: French fries. And your favorite? Like: All oriental, specially Indian and Thai. Your favorite book to read? Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini. Have you got an imaginary friend? Sadly not.

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LUCA BOSCARDIN , designer, Friday project

How is your bed? My bed is big! It’s green,  yellow, and red and I have a dinosaur’s drawing next to it.
Which is your favourite dish? I like pizza, chips and grill; and I also like chewing gum! What you do not like to eat? I really really don’t like boiled potates with balsamic winegard!
Which is your favourite book? I read many times “The big book of animals”: every page has a different animal, and then you can understand if it is a good one or a bad one. There are a lot of real drawings!
Do you have an imaginary friend? I don’t know…I don’t think so!  But I have a lot of friends and small cars to play with!

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VALENTINA RAFFAELLI, designer, Friday project

How is your bed? My bed is nice and soft. It’s full of pillows, and the blancket is a jungle with yellow sky and funny animals that look at me through the leaves.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I do not like soup with rice in it: my grandma somethimes prepare it, blaaa.
And your favourite? My favourite food is ice cream! Sometimes, when my mother is not at home, my father let me eat ice cream for dinner: wow!!
Your favorite book to read?  I love to read “The tale of Peter rabbit” by Beatrix Potter; it’s full of illustrations each one with a lot of details in it. I like when the characters are inside their home because it’s full of things to see in the background: little cupboards, chairs, closet, lamps.
Have you got an imaginary friend?
Yes, I have a lot. During the day they stay on the shelves above my bed, and I don’t know what they are doing. But in the evening I let them come in my bed and we play a lot together.

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ALBANE DE SIGY, designer, Madaket

How is your bed? My bed is quite normal. There’s a green cover with white small flowers. I share my room with my elder sister.
Which kind of meal you do not like?  I don’t like any kind of cabbage, the smell and the taste. And your favourite? I really like my mummy’s chocolate cake. Your favorite book to read? MARTINE
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, but I have a female labrador, Maya. I talk to her whenever I’m sad or happy.

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MINA PANIC, designer, IO Kids design

How is your bed? My bed is very nice and soft. It has a green velvet cover and my grandmothers knitted cushions with colourful roses on it. And it has my favourite doll Gina in it.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I really don’t like cabage! And your favourite? And my favourite food is pate. My mum gets really upset because pate is all I ever want to eat.
Your favorite book to read? My favourite book is called ‘The cat who steals the slippers’ (The cobbler cat) by Ela Peroci. The book is about a cat who takes away the slippers from children who don’t put them away before they go to bed. The children wake up in the morning and decide to go through the forest to find the cat and bring their slippers back. My grandmother always tells me. That the cat will come and take my slippers too  if I don’t put them away.
Have you got an imaginary friend? I don’t but my special friend is my uncle who is a cobbler. I always sit next to him in his workshop and watch him make shoes on his lap.  My favourite bit is right at the end,  watching him trim the sole into a perfect shape with just one sweeping cut.  He always gives me pate sandwiches.

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NISHANT JETHI, designer

How is your bed? My bed was messd up all the time. Full of  cartoon books and toys,cryons  lying around.. I Always like my favorite stuff around. Which kind of meal you do not like? I use to hate  food.
And your favourite? I love mango’s
Your favorite book to read? Arabian nights. Have you got an imaginary friend? Ohh yes I had  elephant friend named Raja.

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IFKE, AboutStek, designer

How is your bed? My bed is quite big already and I’m very proud of it. My huge teddybear that used to belong to my mother also sleeps there. It is so old that it is bald all over…
Which kind of meal you do not like?
I don’t like boiled potatoes! And your favourite? I absolutely adore my grandmothers (Indonesian) cooking, I could eat myself through a mountain of it and never have enough.
Your favorite book to read? The tales of the Grimm Brothers, also all generally famous tales of the Sleeping Beauty, Snow White etc.
Have you got an imaginary friend? I have no imaginary friend, only imaginary enemies (monsters under the bed, the feared children stealer of around the corner) and a lot of live friends with whom I play outside if I can!
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PATRICIA, AboutStek, designer

How is your bed? I have a simple, metal bed with a lovely soft blanket in pastel tints from the sixties. I love to sleep under the blanket, without a sheet in between, because it is so soft.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like sprouts and watermelon, the melon because once I ate to much of it. And your favourite? My favourite meal is hering preserved in vinegar, with eggsauce and white beans. My mother tells me that I should not eat this when my friends come over for dinner, because they probably would not like this.
Your favorite book to read? I really love it when my mother or father reads for me, especially Floddertje, written by Annie M.G. Schmidt. It is about a very dirty girl with a very dirty dog.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, my friends are for real. But instead of playing with dolls, I play with cuddly animals. I put them clothes on and also diapers.

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J.C. PONSA, photographer and the designer

How is your bed? My bed is a bunkbed for six…my father built it up for his three kids so we could invite a friend each over to sleep at home.
Which kind of meal you do not like? Vegetables…all kinds! And your favourite? Pasta and pizza.Pizza and pasta.(order does not matter)
Your favorite book to read? No, I look at pictures in magazines…I want to become a photographer when I grow up!
Have you got an imaginary friend? I don’t have an imaginary friend…I have two brothers to play and fight!
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ELIZA FRICKER, designer

How is your bed? It is covered in toys and stickers.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I only like chips, bread and pancakes.
Your favorite book to read? The Tiger Who Came To Tea and any pop- up books. Have you got an imaginary friend? No.. But I have a toy that i take everywhere and I always lose hime called Lamb.

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KATE NECKEL, artist and illustrator

How is your bed? I draw my dreams on my sheets and blankets…i keep a box of markers next to my bed and draw before breakfast!
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like salmon loaf (some weird mix of salmon/breadcrumbs in a loaf pan, yuck). And your favourite? I love blueberry pancakes with maple syrup.
Your favorite book to read? The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes, a baby squirrel called “coco” who lives in the forest but visits me at night.

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ANA VENTURA, illustrator

How is your bed? My bed is covered with a blanket full of turquoise blue squares. Underneath, there are three large drawers. In two of them live some of my toys. Which kind of meal you do not like? My favorite meal is spaghetti with hamburger. I love to go to my grandfather garden and pick a fresh tomato to eat. And your favourite? I don’t like soup of crusche chick-peas.
Your favorite book to read?  Richard Scarry “Wwhat do people do all day?”. Have you got an imaginary friend?  Yes, my little finger of my right hand.

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MARTA VELUDO, designer

How is your bed? My bed it’s a foam boat with gradient colors, crystals and weird smells. In the top, where my head is, there are some music boxes, which one with an old melody. In the bottom, where my feet are I have some wool pillows and i’m covered by 50 small and thin blankets which one with a different pattern, that in the sun light i can see through them and make new patterns.
Which kind of meal you do not like? And your favorite? I don’t like peas with poached eggs, bllrrrrggggg, And my favorite it’s apple pie from my grandmother. My favorite book to read? Hum, I guess that my favorite book to read it’s Pebble Island, a comic from Jon McNaught and published by Nobrow. You don’t actually read, you just see images, really beautiful images and magic stories. Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes I have. He is from Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, and he is a warrior and a fisherman. He tells me stories about whales and mermaids and how we fought for his values and ideals.

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ANA ROMERO, designer

How is your bed? My bed is the same as of my sister just that this on the other side of room, is made of wood and very long and my feet reach the half, the ornament of the head has many small holes where I put my fingers to play, also have stickers very nice that I put in several places, my mom saw it with sheets who has many flowers and colors, pink, yellow and green. Which kind of meal you do not like? And your favourite? I dont like food very green or very watery. I like candy and rice! Your favorite book to read? My favorite story is “The Ugly Duckling”. Have you got an imaginary friend? I have no imaginary friend, but many times I play with my sister at the balcony of my house, we’re going on motorcycle everywhere! Each one in our own imaginary bikes!

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ILARIA INNOCENTI, designer

How is your bed? A wrought-iron bed in the center of the room. I’m dreaming monster under it. It’s a bit scary. Which kind of meal you do not like? I hate corn. I love olives and sausages. And your favourite? Everything salty.  Your favorite book to read? Three little pigs is my favorite fairytale. I love the way they build their house!
Have you got an imaginary friend? My imaginary friend is a white rabbit. He follow me during the car trip with my parents. He sleeps with me.

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CHRISTOPHER BOFFOLI, photographer

How is your bed? My bed is a bunk bed that has been split into two.  My little brother sleeps in the other part of the bed on his side of the room.  My sheets have pictures of my favorite Star Wars characters on them.  And there is a line of stuffed animals that live at the foot of the bed.  My covers are magical and protect me from any monsters that might try to catch me in the night.
Which kind of meal you do not like? And your favourite? I like food and I am not a picky eater.  But for some reason I do not like foods that are black:  black olives, black licorice, eggplant (which is really dark purple but looks black).  My favorite food is French fries with ketchup.
Your favorite book to read? My favorite book is Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Burton Lee.  I live in the Northeastern part of the United States (near Boston) where the winters are very cold with much snow.  So I like the book, which is about a big snow storm and a very brave snowplow that saves the whole town by plowing away all of the snow. Have you got an imaginary friend? No. I do not have any imaginary friend.  But I am a very creative child with an over-actice imagination.  I am always making up stories and telling lies to make life more interesting.

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AGATA SEREDYN, architect, Rafa-kids

How is your bed? My parents told me that when they brought me from the hospital, they had no cradle for me, so they put two armchairs together and let me sleep there. Letter I got this funny bed which you fold to the wall, it is like a big cupboard. I hide the bed during the day and open when I go to sleep. I have my secret board there, just above my head. When I lie in bed – I draw there, and put stickers and nobody know about it…Which kind of meal you do not like? Which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? I am a really bad eater, my mum says it is a nightmare. I don’t like meat at all but I do like fruit. I love when my grandma is cooking for me small pancakes with apples and I’m crazy about her cheesecake which is the best in the whole world with a lot of raisins and orange peels. Your favorite book to read? I’m just five and I’m not really interested in reading. I like to watch funny cartoons and play.  Do you have an imaginary friend ? Yes I have plenty of imaginary friends, and I talk to them and play with them in my room. My dolls are also my best friends. I’m looking after them and like when they listen to me. My mum sometimes thinks that I’m not at home, because I’m so busy playing in my own world and I don’t like others to bother me.

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AREK SEREDYN,  architect,  Rafa-kids
How is your bed? I have this fantastic bunk bed my father built for me and my older brother. It has lots of shelves and drawers to hide my favorite toys. My brother falls regularly from the top bed at night and he is not even waking up! Which kind of meal you do not like? I eat it all. I can’t thing of anything I really dislike. Our favorite cooking routine is baking cake in the evening and fighting who gets to lick the cream dish clean.Your favorite book to read? I am totally into comic books. I watch the drawings time and time again. My mom is afraid I will never learn to read. Do you have an imaginary friend ? No. If I am not plying with my brother there are friends or neighbours. Our house is always full of people.

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DIRK PLOOS VAN AMSTEL, designer

How is your bed? My bed is made by my father and is a mess all the time. It wouldn’t be an exception to wake up with my head at foot-side. Which kind of meal you do not like? Cheese! All my family really likes it. But I think it stinks and I even wouldn’t touch it. And your favourite? My mother’s home made Macaroni (without cheese)!Your favorite book to read? That must be ‘Jacko’ the Ape book by J.S. Goodall. It’s ‘written’ (without words) in 1972 and was bought for my older brother. It’s illustrated with paste downs and end papers. I think it’s really fascinating!!  Have you got an imaginary friend? No, that’s not necessary. My house is in a place where many kids life. I can (cross)bike, hockey, play football all the time!

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IONNA VAUTRIN, designer

How is your bed? It looks like a treehouse…

Which kind of meal you do not like? I hate salsify.

And your favourite? I love strawberries…

Your favorite book to read? “Le Petit Prince” of  Saint Exupéry.

Have you got an imaginary friend? See the drawing…

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HELEN McKAY-FERGUSON, Staff Writer for Junior magazine

How is your bed? It has a squashy green button-back headboard. The duvet cover has Mr Men on and lots of writing, ideal for reading early in the morning when no-one else is awake yet. The base of the bed has red and grey stripes. Which kind of meal you do not like? I do not like suet pudding, kippers or kiwi fruit.  And your favourite? I like beef burgers, chips and beans. It doesn’t sound too healthy, but I don’t have this for every meal… Which is your favourite book? I love The Hundred One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith. I am dismayed when I see the Disney film adaptation and the characters of Missus and Perdita have been morphed into one and Cadpig has been axed. It’s just not right! Have you got an imaginary friend? My imaginary friend is called Jonathan. He has yellow hair which goes all the way up to the ceiling.

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AUDREY KISSEL, Happy home

How is your bed ? My bed is big, I sleep with my twin sister Lauriane, my cat Grisounette on my feets under the duvet, and a lot of soft toys.
Which kind of meal you do not like ? Fish! And your favourite? My grand-parents meal ! The meat ball and the fried potatoes of my grand-father and the fresh pasta of my sicilian grand-parents ♥
Your favorite book to read ? All the bokks by La Comtesse de Ségur:Les petites filles modèles, les Malheurs de Sophie…
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, I don’t need one, I have better than a imaginary friend: a great twin sister to play, to laugh and to talk with !

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SIAN ZENG, designer, illustrator,

How is your bed? It was a very large wooden bed. Nice and comfy.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I really disliked rice at the time. And your favourite? My favourites were salted dried plums. Your favorite book to read? Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales. It was read to me by my Mum.
Have you got an imaginary friend? Not yet. Was about to acquire one.:)

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GUILLAUMIT, designer
How is your bed? Quite comfortable. It’s and old model made of wood, almost square.
There’s a little space between the bed and the wall so I can hide many toys.
Which is your favourite food? “La mique ” it’s a very specific meal from the area where I grew up in France. Very few people know this receipe, it looks like a white ball,
It’s like a bread dough that is cooked in the water and we eat it with some meat and jelly.
Which is your favourite book? Ah, it’s not very original, but it’s the truth : Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendack
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, i have my brother, we always play together, building towers and imaginary big cities

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JOOST van VELDHUIZEN, designer
How is your bed?  My grandfather made us a wooden bunk bed. I sleep there with my brother.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I do like anything but supper..
Your favorite book to read? ‘Pluk van de petteflat’ great adventures with a little wrecker truck..
Have you got an imaginary friend?  No have not. But I have a brother and sisters which are my friends..

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DORIANE SABLON, designer, Les Gambettes
How is your bed? My bed is so confortable and i love to join it every night! I have a natural down duvet  in which I like to be wrapped myself  up. It is mainly white whith a lot of colorful pillows.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like fish..I hate the smell, the taste and when people serve it with the head…I have the feeling it ooks  at me and it makes me unconfortable…
And your favourite? My favorite meal is the coconut cake by my mother.

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CELINE, designer, Les Gambettes

How is your bed? My bed is big, confortable and have lots of pillows. It can be flowery with bright colours or with stripes tone on tone. Which kind of meal you do not like? At school they try to oblige me to eat Flamby and I hate that and all tasty things whick look like Flamby. And your favourite? My favorite meal is the pizza with tomatoes and tuna made by my father. Your favorite book to read? It is a fantastic trilogy books written by Fiona Mc Intosh  Have you got an imaginary friend? I have only real friends who can reply it to me.

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ANNE HUBERT, La cerise sur le gateau fashion designer
How is your bed? Confortable, with sheets with liberty flowers, some soft covers, 5 pillows and a man… I live in a old factory the bed is lost in an big room wich used to be the engine room for the elevator of the factory.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I really eat every think even special thinks that everybody hate, like the curious meal you can receive in you plate abroad… But The only think I can eaHUBERTt is all the coffee test, even if I pinch my nose.. I can’t….
And your favourite? “la poule au pot” from my mother…
Your favorite book to read? Il barone rampante, Italo Calvino… But in french I don’t speak italian…
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, I have 4 brothers and 1 sister… I imagine it was  enough… But, if I think of it… Sometime I ask questions to an other Anne… me, but an other one, like a twin or a clone… What do you think I should do?? Is it a good idea??
Oh my good, I discover that I have a imaginary friend!!!…

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RUI PEREIRA, designer

How is your bed? I can see the seaside when i’m setting on my bed. The salty air coming from the sea enters on my window and i really like to cover myself under a  thick wool blanket.
Which is your favourite food? I love bitoque ( a popular Portuguese name for beef steak with a fried egg on top of it, french fries and salad) and of course chocolate mousse.
Which is your favourite book? My mom always tell me a lot of stories from this Disney collection, but my favorite is Aristocats.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, i had a lot of real ones, we are always playing outside and seeking new adventures.

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ARIANNA SANGIOVANNI, Ville Villekulla curator

How is your bed? Well in VillaVillakulla my bed is, of course, a special one where you sleep with the head at the end and the feet on the pillow!
Which is your favourite food? Bloodstained meat, smelly chicken and slimy mushrooms! My favourite meal is apple tart: those enormous ones filled with big chunks of apple, lots of raisins and cinnamon…yummy!
Which is your favourite book? I don’t remember the title but it is a big book full of black and white pictures with a boy and a girl explaining through drawings how to realise all sorts of things by using very common everyday stuff.
Have you got an imaginary friend? My friends look all rather strange to me, but not imaginary! Nevertheless, my mum always remembers me that Mary Poppins says “never judge things from their appearance, even a carpet bag”! Therefore, my friends could all be imaginary ones! I do not care too much as far as they are fun!

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ALEX HOCHSTRASSER , designer

How is your bed?
 I love my bed, it’s my castle and hiding place populated by a small and exclusive groupe of favourite plush animals.
Which kind of meal you like? We often have lunch at my grandmothers place. I love her apple pancakes and spaetzle with cheese while I detest eating spinache and anything with onions.
Your favorite book to read? We have two books about wildlife in the desert and one with underwater creatures which I spend hours browsing in. I remember many of the pictures but for a strange reason it is the smell of the books that resonates most strongly when I open the book again many years later.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, but each of my plush animals has a very strong personality and life of its own…

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TINA MARIE BENTSEN, designer

How is your bed? My bed is a creaking, lightblue, oldfashioned metal bed, with a thick goldish silk-like blanket over the heavy duvé. My mom is making my bed every morning with military accuracy, so that it feels like new every night.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I SO do not like thick yellow pea-soup with pork and mustard!! But hungry after playing in the garden all Sunday, with a more and more intense scent from the kitchen,  roast chicken is my favourite meal. With the golden, cruncy skin, the tasty meat, the new, fresh potatoes and the sweet, pickeled cucombers. Ummmm!
Your favorite book to read? Alice in wonderland! I really want to be Alice and go to that enchanted place where rabbits can talk and wears clothes! I love the pretty illustrations by W. H. Walker and tries to make drawings like him.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, I have a littlesister who follows me where ever I go 🙂
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DAVIDE GUGLIELMIN fashion designer LIGNE NOIRE and MIAcollezioni per bambini

How is your bed altre novice? My bed is against a wall covered by a jungle wallpaper with a lot of strange green flowers and orange trees… During the night they have got strange forms and shapes! Which kind of meal you do not like? I hate cooked carrots! At kidergarten they tried to make me eating carrots but I have splitted all! And your favourite? My granma’s tortelloni with meat sauce. My grandma is from Modena and she is a super chef! Which is your favourite book? I love books featuring all kind of snakes! I love their images! Have you got an imaginary friend? Besides a friend, I have a dog named Black and I bring Black on the terrace to piss.

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JULIA K LANGE, fashion designer, teenytini

How is your bed? It is a cosy protected wooden place with curtains I can pull
so that I can  go completely into my world and dream deeply  colourful. I can smell the wood of the panels surrounding me, the softness of the velvet red curtains I touch before I fall asleep. Which kind of meal you do not like? I like all kind of food. And your favourite?  I love ravioli with curly square  frame and nasty meet out of  a tin. Your favorite book to read? I cannot read yet but I love. My dad telling me stories,Sometimes he has to tell me the same story every evening for weeks. Have you got an imaginary friend?  I have my favourite doudou, a squirrel called Eichi and a sheep I need on top of my pillow otherwise I cannot fall asleep, it is already flat like a piece of paper and lost its sheep belly.

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MARIAVERA CHIARI, MV% Ceramics Design

How is your bed? My bed is red and it has un under bed for friends I’ve discovered my husband had the same red bed! What a good surprise!
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like hamburger at all! And your favourite? I love fresh fennels and gnocchi hand made by my grand mother Nelda.
Your favorite book to read? The little prince, Richard Scarry’s  Number Book and some Russians tales
Have you got an imaginary friend? I don’t remember imaginary friend, but a real friend with an eye green and the other brown, maybe imaginary?

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DANA, fashion designer, tannhauser

How is your bed? A supercool late 60s affair: on a built in platform with all over white carpet. And sunken carpet covered storage at the end and the beadhead. I also have a long stretchy hanging lamp me and my friends are sometimes wearing as a dress. Which kind of meal you do not like? I do not like brussels sprouts. And your favourite? I love powidltascherl (a bohemian speciality made of pastry and filled with sweet plum puree, all covered in sugar). Your favorite book to read? I really like a czech book called Ferdinand about the adventures of an anthropomorphic ant. Have you got an imaginary friend? No, but i have a boxer dog.

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MARY HENRIET, fashion designer, LIGNE NOIRE and MIAcollezioni per bambini

How is your bed? My bed is in the same room of my 2 sisters. In our bedroom we have a wallpaper with waterfalls. My bed is made by white wood and, during the night, I can feel the perfume.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I like everything that mum prepares, everything that we get from our garden and I like ice-cream
And your favourite? Asoup prepared by mum made with dried bread and chicken stock.
Which is your favourite book? I always read the book of the animals with a lot of pages… I see a lot of animals which live in our mountains.
Have you got an imaginary friend?I have 2 sisters. They are enough.

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ILARIA FALORSI, illustrator

How is you bed? Made of wood. But i prefer my sister’s bed, her bed has a chest filled to the brim with toys. I can’t touch them.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like red meat, when I eat red meat, I have to drown it in lemon juice. And spinach. Yuuuuuk! And your favorite? I love chocolate”crostatina” by Mulino Bianco, when I eat them, first of all… I eat the crust (the worst part) and then I eat slooooowly  the central part, plump of chocolate. I also love pizza, fried sole and plain rice and some soy pills my mom hide in the credence.
Your favorite book to read? I can’t read now, but my sister every day before go to sleep read me a comic from Mickey Mouse: when Daisy decides to take boxe’s lessons.
I can’t read it now, but i know every dialogue all by heart.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, I just talk sometimes to the plants in the terrace, and everyday I prepare for them a soup for lunch or dinner. I also have a sheet with daisies, i rub it against my nose when I suck my one’s thumb, but he’s not my friend.
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MAXENCE BOISSEAU, designer, At Once

How is your bed? I  sleep in a large  Louis Philippe classic style oak bed!
Which is the food you really do not like? Tomatoes scary me. And your favourite? I definitely love my chocolate puffed rice ! Which is your favorite book? My dad tells me stories of the Huge Giant and the small boy Have you got an imaginary friend? All my friends are real and actual !

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BERTIL LINDH JONSSON, designer, LEKA

How is your bed? It is an old pull-out childrens bed. It is greay and equipped with oldfashion decorations. I love it.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I hate liver – it is supposed to be very nutrisious but I can’t swallow one single piece. And your favourite? My favourite is cream of wheat with a sauce of strawberrys.
Your favorite book to read? I am 5, I cannot read – however I love to view the old thick and very heavy bible with the amazing illustrations of Gustaf Doré but from these realistic illustrations I can imagine all sorts of exiting events.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, all my friends are very much alive and at that point and time the village is full of interesting people – my grandfather has a textile factory and lots of animals (cows, sheeps and horses) – there is no lack of friends – both with two legs as well as four legged once!

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FRAENZE STRAESSLEFine Rubbish, artist

How is your bed? The best place is my father’s lap, on the heart’s side. The second best place is my father’s old Biedermeier cot (in which my youngest daughter is dreaming now). Which is the food you hate? Food I did not like/school food: Greasy fish fingers with mushy spinach and an old boiled potato.  Which is your favourite food?  Green salad, a fresh slice of bread and butter with a little bit of salt and a glass of cold milk. My mother’s hand, full of wild berries, which she poured directly into my mouth.
Your favourite book? Book: Schellenursli and Pippin Longstocking.
Have you got an imaginary friend? Together with my four siblings, the neighbour children, our friends and enemies we are playing in our garden in an old camper. Special guests: all our beings and creatures.

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INHAE LEE, artist

How is your bed? I refuse to sleep in my regular bed, and instead find myself dragging the mattress to the living room and sleeping in front of the TV so I can watch movies before going to bed.
Which kind of meal you do not like?  The only kind of meal I hate are buffets. And your favourite?  I love fresh fish dishes. Your favorite book to read?  Any comic by Ito Junji. Have you got an imaginary friend? Not really, but I have a teddy bear named Bulgogie. I’ve had it since I was a child, and it’s been a good friend.

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ANNA PFEIFFER, designer, HASE WEISS
How is your bed? It is white and simple and has a wonderful view in the trees. The window at nicht is vealed of a dork brown curtain with big orange flowers on it, I never liked. Which kind of meal you do not like?  All kinds of sausages! I hate all these german sausages. And your favorite? I love strawberies and eat them until I get red stippels all over. Your favorite book to read? ” Who has stolen the atlantic?” Harry wants to go swimming, but unfortunately the atlantic is all gone. No water any more. At the end , he finds out, that the club of fat men has stolen it, because all people lough at them, when they go swimming. They put all the water in the cellar of their club house. Harry and his friends carry back the water, where it belongs.
Have you got an imaginary friend? I like riding with my white horse all night and even when we go somewhere by car, I ride along.

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TINNA PETURSDOTTIR, designer, dottir&sonur

How is your bed? It´s a bunk bed, I normally sleep in the lower bunk and my big sister in the upper one. My favorite linens are dark green cotton ones with Emil, one of Astrid´s Lindgren best characters.
Which is the food you do not like? I hate minced meat with bacon and I don´t like fried veggies. And your favourite? instead I looove fried fish and sausages and saturday´s I sometimes get to eat some candy and watch Tom and Jerry.
Your favourite book? My favorite book is Dimmalimm, an Icelandic fairytale about a princess and a swan.
Have you got an imaginary friend? Apparently I did have someone that I played with and talked to. I can not remember but according to my mother I did. My siblings where much older or just infants at that time so I did not have anyone to really play with when I was at home, except my imaginary friend.

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SABINE TIMM, artist

How is your bed? My bed is colored in light pink . On my sheets are tiniest trees and mushrooms printed….and the best friend of my childhood-nights is sitting on my pillow. It’s a sleeping bunny and I never could be without him. Which kind of meal you do not like?  I hate slimy egg white and fatty meat. And your favourite? My favourite meals are “Wiener Schnitzel” and crispy chicken wings….but I also love sweet desserts like semolina pudding with raspberries.  Your favorite book to read? I’m five and yet not so good in reading but I have a wonderful picture book named ” Die kleine Biene Nimmersatt” and I can’t stop looking at. It’s the story of a little bee that is always hungry and lazy . In the afternoon my mother or my father read it to me… Have you got an imaginary friend? I wish I could have siblings…cause sometimes I like to have a friend always at my side. This friend is a little bit like me, kind of a twin sister and whenever I wish to  have a companion  she’s there.

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DOROTHEE MONESTIER, My Little Day
How is your bed? It’s big, right in the middle of a bedroom that has an overhanging window through which you see an enormous tree whose branches create shadows that are even more enormous…
Which kind of meal you do not like? Lentils ! It took hours in the kitchen to get me eat one! And your favourite? My grand father’s bolognese spaghetti. Actually I like all my grand father’s dishes: pizza, ricotta cake, pasta…
Which is your favourite book? All the Martine books. This cute little girl who keeps strolling. Martine goes to the beach, Martine goes to the market, Martine goes bicycling… The Martine books are like an animated series. There is always a sequel !
Have you got an imaginary friend? Kiki !! He is real but has an imaginery spirit within him! He follows me everytime, I can dress him, I tell him stories, I put him into bed and I bring him with me everywhere…

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GABRIELLA TOSCAN, My Little Day
How is your bed? I sleep in a hard bed (mom says it’s better for my back) with my hard doberman toy (Bobby) and the smooth constant murmur of the sea.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like vegetables (a part from beetroot) and And your favourite?  I loooove chocolate. How surprising is this!
Your favorite book to read? A Turma da Monica (classic Brazilian comics). It’s all about a very strong caracter little girl with big teeth who likes to be obeyd by her friends. I identify a lot my self to her!! (including for the teeth…)
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, but I am sure Bobby will one day become a real dog!!

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CHRISTIEN STARKENBURG, designer, Slow wood
How is your bed? My bed is a bunk, which I sleep in with my little sister. My dad made the bunk himself. We’re playing it’s some time a big boat and a house and so on! It’s cosy to sleep with my sister and we’re telling each other little stories.
Which is the meal you really do not like? Brussels-sprouts I really not like at all, luckily I don’t have to eat them [only the smell of it…]. And your favourite? My favourite meal is dessert!
Your favourite book? My favourite books are fairy tales, the good one always wins 7 survives…
Have you got an imaginary friend? My imaginary friend is in my head…I’m discussing everything with this friend…It’s a quiet friend… I’m also discussing things with God…He’s a friend too…

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AMELIE FONTAINE, illustrator

How is your bed? My bed is soft and warm but surrounded by monsters.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I hate liver. And your favourite?
My favorite meal is my mother’s chocolate birthday cake.
Your favorite book to read? I read the Big Friendly Geant of Roald Dahl about a hundred times. It’s also because I love Quentin Blake’s illustrations.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, because I already have a brother, and it’s enough to play cowboys and indians.

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RAFAELA Van der HEYDEN, fashion design, Elfie

How is your bed?  I am the Princess and the Pea- my name is Elfie. I am wearing my princess crown.  My bed is soo big that all my friends like to climb up and play on it all day long. Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like lettuce and salad. My Papa says its for rabbits! And your favourite?  My favourite food is chocolate Smarties of course!
Your favorite book to read? I love Alice in Wonderland cause she wears pretty dresses with stripey tights and has very silly friends.
Have you got an imaginary friend? The fairies that live in the forest at the bottom of my garden.

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SZYMON HANCZAR, designer

How is your bed? Big with two levels. Down below slep my brother. The higher level is mine.
Which kind of meal you do not like? Pea and carrot with sauce. I hate it! And your favourite?  The best one: bun or baguette with honey.
Your favorite book to read? “Make it self”. I don’t read, I’m five year old. But i understand pictures.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, i have many real friends. 😉

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SOPHIE CARRE’, Milk magazine

How is your bed? My bed is a bit small, since I share it with Alice, my big giant doll. She’s got blue hair and wears stripy trousers.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t dislike anything ! I love soup and mushrooms. I can eat many plates of it.
Your favorite book to read? Mum and dad don’t have that much to read so my sisters are reading me stories. The one we like is the story of a small lion, Leo, growing up.
Have you got an imaginary friend? Hell yes. But I won’t tell about them, it’s a secret.

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MAARTJE STEENKAMP, designer

How is your bed? Soft and with a lot of cuddle animals all around.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like sprouts and all the animals because I’m vegetarian. And your favourite? I do like pancakes and the applepie of my mother.
Your favorite book to read? Well, I’m 5 so i cannot read yet butI love it when my mother read aloud and I could watch the pictures. I know all the stories by heart. I like stories about elfs and dwarfs.
Have you got an imaginary friend? Not imaginary, I have real friends but you mean different than human? My cat is a real friend and actually all animals are friends. I met one mountain goat on holidays and i played all day with him, I talk a lot with cats and dogs.

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MARIA CRISTINA CODECASA CONTI, fashion designer, Le Troisième Songe

How is your bed? A bunk bed full of stuffed animals and with a red blanket.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I do not like the fat of meat and spinach! And your favourite? I like the junk food: the breaded veal cutlet and sofficini and candyfloss.
Your favorite book to read? La famosa invasione degli orsi in Sicilia, written and illustrated by Dino Buzzati.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, but I draw and draw and draw my imaginary world.

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ANNA EMILIA, illustrator

How is your bed? My bed is upstairs and I can see the stars shining on dark autumn and winter nights when laying on my back. Sometimes I close the curtains, which are hanging above my bed. It is almost like to sleep in a tent, made of lace.
Which is your favourite book? Everything is very good, there is no bad food. My favorite is lingonberry porridge with milk. It is pink, bright pink. And the cheese that my mother makes in the big oven. That is eaten with cinnamon. Also, everything that is sweet cannot hide too long from me and the times I am left alone, you can be sure that I find these sweet things because I think that they fit my mouth very well.
Your favourite book? A book by Gabrielle Vincent where a big bear and a tiny mouse live together and the mouse looses her small doll. The big bear sews a new doll for her. Then I also start to sew. To knit. To crochet. Everyday.

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JOANA ROSA BRAGANÇA, artist and illustrator, Borbotos & Barbelas

How is your bed? My bed has a fluffy pink, yellow and blue blanket and is made of wood! My gray cat loves to sleep on it!
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like tomatoes, mushrooms and complicated dishes with mysterious ingredients and sauces. And your favourite?  Strawberry ice cream with real red strawberries in it and portuguese “sweet rice” with cinnamon!
Your favorite book to read?  Richard Scarry’s books and Spot Goes to the Beach (O Bolinha vai à praia)!
Have you got an imaginary friend? No… but I see colorful creatures in the ceiling at night…!

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BEN KLINGER, designer, Studio VE
How is your bed? My Bed is very comfartable, it’s a water bed and I like to jump on it and make waves.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like fish, just the smell makes me sick. And your favourite?I like hot bread that just came out
of the oven.
Your favorite book to read? Winnie the pooh is my favorite book.
Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes, of course. I have 5 imaginary friends. Together we save the world.

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ALESSANDRA TACCIA, la casita


How is your bed? It’s like a white fluffly cloud, of course!
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like anything with mince meat on it! And your favourite? Cherries and apricots and peaches on top of a mountain of icecream!
Your favorite book to read?  Pippi Longstocking
Have you got an imaginary friend? I have two: one is very big and furry the other  one is really small and very clever, both of course, can fly.

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KATHERINE EDMONDS, fashion designer, WOVENPLAY

How is your bed? I have a bunk bed and sleep on the top.  It feels like a fort to me.
Which food do you hate? I hate liver !
And your favourite? I love spaghetti ! ? My favorite book is the Lemonade trick about a boy with a magic chemistry set.
Have you got an imaginary friend? i don’t have an imaginary friend.

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MADELEINE SARGENT, Made by Mosey

How is your bed? I have a lovely bed and share a bedroom with my sister. We whisper in the night and hold hands if we feel scared.
Which is your favourite food? I like eating almost everything except for tomatoes. Yuck! My favourite is a special ice-cream type cake made by my Granny. It’s called Cassata.
Which is your favourite book? My favourite book is My Naughty Little Sister. It reminds me of my own cute little sister!
Have you got an imaginary friend? I don’t have an imaginary friend but I really believe in fairies and spend lots of time making gardens for them should they come by my place for a visit.

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STEPHANIE RAUSSER, photographer

How is your bed? It is on the top bunk. I wish it was a Hastens but it is only a Sears.
Which kind of meal you do not like? And your favourite? My mom’s lasagna. She is always mixing different foods in between the pasta and cheese and she never seems to forget the spinach. I never like the spinach. I love french toast and milk.
Your favorite book to read? I love the red balloon.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, just a dog, a guinea pig, and a few ducks that roam the back yard.

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Marie Laure RENIER, Le Carrousel

How is your bed? I have a small wrought iron bed. In addition there is a swan rocker in which I like my swing.
What kind of food do you dislike? I don ‘t like it at all artichokes, that is painful to eat! And your favorite? Semolina flavored with orange blossom which my mother added smarties, what a treat!
Your favorite book to read? The Adventures of Jojo rabbit
Do you have an imaginary friend? I don ‘t have that memory … My brother was enough for me!

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CAROLINE OLSSON, designer

How is your bed? My bed is pink. Almost everything in my room is pink. I love pink!
Which kind of meal you do not like? Spaghetti with sausages
Your favorite book to read? A book about a baker with a wife and many children. They live deep in the woods, but the delicious smell of the bakery spreads all the way to the castle. As time goes the baker and the king, become good friends, and when the baker’s children get older, they marry the king’s children.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, I don´t.

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GWE, illustrator

How is your bed? Blue and Red. Simply made of metal colored tubes. My parents bought it in Ikea. I love Ikea because I can play in the balls-pool while my parents are purchasing.
Which kind of meal you do not like?  Liver! Teachers forced me to eat it at school, it was awful! I still hate that! And your favourite? Chocolate paste called Nutella! And Pastas with Ketchup!
Your favorite book to read? “Anjelina the ballet dancer”. The story of a small mouse that become a famous ballet dancer. Since this book I danced during 18 years! I stopped dancing when I tried to be a professional, it was too hard. I choosed another artistic job: illustrator. I don’t regret it!
Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes! I called her Mathilde. It was the fantasm of having a real best friend. I found her later in high school, her name is Veronique and she’s still my best friend!

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YUMIKO FROEHLICH, photographer and illustrator

How is your bed? I’ve put a colorful beach umbrella to be at the beach all the time. We can play to open a shop or a coffee. And play doctor too! Which kind of meal you do not like? Carrot pan-fried in butter… They always come along the hanba-gu (“Hamburg steak”). I don’t need them !
And your favourite? The cream puff ! Because I adore custard and whip cream.
Your favorite book to read? The one with the egg, and the one with the moon, and the one with the skirt too. Do you like them too ? Have you got an imaginary friend?No, I don’t have any friend from Imaginary. Where is it ? Are you from Imaginary too ?
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FLORENCE BORIES, designer, Pigmée

How is your bed? My bed is a peacock blue wood bed, 8 of my soft toys and dolls are watching over me at the bed end but my 3 favourites are sticked to me, which means a full bed of 12 “people”…
Which kind of meal you do not like? I hate most of the vegetables especially the green ones. The worst would be courgettes, celery, beetroot, endive and peas. And your favourite? I love vanilla rice pudding, i wish i could eat it everyday ! Your favorite book to read? My favorite books are the ones from the “rouge et or “ collection which were my parents books so i like the antik color of the pages and the smell. Have you got an imaginary friend? My imaginary friend is my soft toys a rabbit named “lapin”that i have from my birth and such as i am an only child, he is my every night confident.

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NATALIA, Kids&Us founder

How is your bed? Nice and comfortable.

Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like boiled veggies. Whenever I have boiled veggies for dinner, I chew them for ages, and if I’m allowed to, I go to the toilet and once there, without my parents suspecting anything, I spit them out. I find artichokes specially disgusting.
And your favourite? I love pasta with lots of tomato sauce. I like it when my mum makes colourful salads with red tomato and pepper, different greens, yellow boiled eggs … I love dipping croissants into hot chocolate and cream on Sunday morning. Your favorite book to read? I love animal stories like White Fang and the Call of the Wild. 
Have you got an imaginary friend? I have, a little white mouse that is always whispering secrets into my ear, he cheers me up with his noisy laughter. Although it’s imaginary, my cat seems to notice it somehow.

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TIMM SCHNEIDER, designer

How is your bed? Broken. But therefore it has a very comfy pit. Which kind of meal you do not like? I don´t like mushrooms because they feel like snails. And your favourite? My mom makes the best pancakes.Your favorite book to read? Batman.Have you got an imaginary friend? No. I said NO!

XIRAL SEGARD, designer

How is your bed? I share a small room with my sister, our beds are located inside the floor and every morning we close the lid to have a great playing surface.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I am very greedy and curious, like spices and strange food. And your favourite? Pancakes on Sunday evening.
Your favorite book to read? “Contes des Pays de Neige” a collection of Russian folk  tales, stories of Grimm, of Andersen and Henri Troyat, illustrations Adrienne Ségur and “The Famous Five” by Enid Blyton, Bibliothèque Rose.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No.

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BARBARA NASCIMBENIillustrator
How is your bed? it is a  grownup bed, the bedspread has the colour of the sky with white clouds and there are plenty of stuffed animals on it.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I hate meat!  And your favourite? I love milk and vanilla cream.
Your favorite book to read? “Buon viaggio Geremia” from Patricia Scarry and “Le straordinarie avventure di Baciccia nell’Africa misteriosa” where it is  wonderful to discover all the funny details in the illustrations of Adelchi Galloni
Have you got an imaginary friend? No

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JESCO VON PUTTKAMER, designer

How is your bed?   Rather big like a boat in sky
Which kind of meal you do not like? FISHSOUP! And your favourite?  I like “Wiener Schnitzel!
Your favorite book to read? A Book of trains
Have you got an imaginary friend? TiTin

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RODRIGO BRENNER, designer, Furf Design Studio

How is your bed? The most comfortable place on the PLANET!
Which kind of meal you do not like? Octopus with beans. I’ve never eated
both together, but I really don’t wanna try it. And your favourite? Anything that starts with a “c” and ends with “hocolate”.
Your favorite book to read? Brazilian comics called Turma da Mônica!
Have you got an imaginary friend? Sure! I live in an imaginary world.

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BENEDETTA PATRASSI, stylist, Il Bubino

How is your bed? It is white and soft one in a big bedroom and on a wall there is a big picture of Mowgli and his friends of the Jungle Book. Which kind of meal you don’t like?  I hate eggs. And your favourite? I love pasta with tomato souce and Strawberries and cherries! Your favorite book to read? I love listening to my grandmother who tells me the fairy tale “Nanà, Mimì and Lulù”.

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HUIBERT MUILWIJK, designer, Made by Midas
How is your bed?  Just a simple clean box so my imagination can make anything from it. So sometimes it’s a boat, than a car, a cabin, islands or a whale etc. etc.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like peas
And your favourite? Endive Stew with a hard boiled egg, bacon and mayonnaise, mmmmm
Your favorite book to read?  Kees de Jongen  from Theo Thijssen (Kees, the boy)
Have you got an imaginary friend? I only have imaginary friends!

DONATELLA CAGNA, thekidsboutik
How is your bed? Seen from the outside, my bed is quite normal, but to me it’s my shelter. The place of my dreams, where I make up so many great adventures! I sleep surrounded by my soft toys and every night, like a ritual, I put each of them in the right order around me! Mom gets mad because she’s not allowed to walk out of my room until they are properly arranged! She doesn’t show it, though… Which meal you do not like? I don’t like cauliflowers, scallops, horse and rabbit meat…And you favourite? But I do love tomatoes, which I call “La pom”, mixing up Italian and French. I spend my summer holidays at my aunt and uncle’s farm in the countryside between Rome and Viterbo. And they regularly find me hidden in the vegetable garden eating juicy sun-ripened tomatoes. I love them so much – mom even bought me a skirt decorated with lovely tomatoes! And then I love any type of pasta, cheese and chocolate – strictly black (as a good Belgian should!). Your favorite book? My favourite book is Le Petit Prince and then all the books by Beatrix Potter! Have you got any imaginary friend? Yes, I’ve got many. But, above all, I’ve got a (younger) sister and an (elder) brother… imaginary ones, of course. I’m an only child and I’m so sad about it that I’ve made up a couple of siblings… and I have so much fun with them! And as I am a shy and solitary girl, and a dreamer as well, I spend my afternoons day-dreaming, leading my own incredible and intense imaginary life!

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CECILIA AFONSO ESTEVES, illustrator

How is your bed? It’s an antique bed, made of wood, with some flowers carved in the header.
Which kind of meal you do not like? Sponge (for cakes). And your favourite? Medlars from the tree at home.
Your favourite book to read? Not reading but looking at the illustrations in some pop-up books for which i don’t remember the titles.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No.

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KACEY WONG, designer

How is your bed? My bed and my pillow have a  bamboo cover on it, when i wake up in the morning my face have bamboo imprint, i don’t like it.
Which kind of meal you do not like? Anything sweet. And your favourite? Usually candies and ice cream.  Your favorite book to read? Chinese comic books. Have you got an imaginary friend? I have a red lobster stuff animal that I will talk too whenever I am sad, usually after when my mom beat me up when I am naughty.

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MELA B, designer

How is your bed? My bed is lonely, it always wait for me to come at night
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like chewy sweets, they stick to my teeth. And your favourite? My favorite food are my granma meatballs, I always steal them from the pot while she is in the other room and she then comes back to count them up. I always says it was the cat’s fault. Your favorite book to read? I like “Parole Crociate”. There are plenty of pictures and I like my granddad writing words in the black and white squared boards. There are no colors but I like it anyway. I also like the page where you joint the dots and you see the image coming out. Have you got an imaginary friend? I have an invisible friend called Pino. He is also friend with my sister. Both of us never saw him, but we know we can call him and then he comes for a visit. He lives far way, on a other planet.

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CHIARA PACIFICI, designer

How is your bed? There’s a yellow quilt with black and red spots and a lot of stuffed animals and pillows because I don’t want to feel lonely.
Which kind of meal you do not like? And your favourite? I don’t like any cheese. My favourite meal is pasta with extra virgin oil.
Your favorite book to read? Wonderful world of Oz, it’s fruit scented and even if I can’t read it yet I love it and I decided that I’ll have a pair of red shoes very soon.
Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes, her name is Chiara and she is just like me. I talk to myself out loud all the time.

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MEGAN WHITMARSH, artist

How is your bed? When i am five i share my room with my brother jason. we have a bookshelf to divide the space. I have lots of stuffed animals in my bed and i am scared to put my feet down when it is dark because my brother tells me there are sharks under my bed!
Which kind of meal you do not like? I do not like tomatoes even though my mother grows them and i like to help pick them. And your favourite? I love yogurt with boysenberry jam. it is my favorite.
Your favorite book to read? Tin-Tin!
Have you got an imaginary friend? No but i think my stuffed animals are alive.

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ATSUSHI SUZUKI, desiger, rabbit hole

How is your bed? 5 year-old
Which kind of meal you do not like? Nothing! I try everything eatable! And your favourite? My mum’s handmade pancakes!
Your favorite book to read? Alice in Wonderland
Have you got an imaginary friend? The White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland

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CHRISSIE Macdonald, illustrator and set designer

How is your bed? It’s temporary as i’ve just moved to another country with my family and we are waiting to find a house so it doesn’t quite feel like home yet. Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like apple pie! And your favourite? I love spaghetti and my mum’s homemade cheesecake. Your favorite book to read? Any that my sister reads to me. Have you got an imaginary friend? No but my sister and I build dens and imagine other worlds.
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TINEKE BEUNDERS, designer

How is your bed? Big! And full of cuddly toys… Which kind of meal you do not like? I dont like soup! And your favourite? I really like beetroot, to colour the whole table while eating.
Your favorite book to read? Any kind of ‘pop-up’ book. Have you got an imaginary friend? What is an imaginairy friend? My best friend is diane, but she lives next to a really scary dog. I only go there if the dog is not at home.
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MIRIAM BROGGINI, artist and photographer

How is your bed? My favorite bed was in the arms of my mother even though I had a bed of classic form with a structure around it soft and supple.
Which kind of meal you do not like? The dumplings “capunsei” typical dish of Mantova. And your favorite? Rösti with bacon and eggs made by my mother!
Your favourite book to read? A collection of tales, my favorite “Pelle d’asino”
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, not that I know of.
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LAURA LJUNGKVIST, illustrator

How is your bed? Bunk bed. I sleep downstairs.
Which kind of meal you do not like? Beans in brown sause. And your favourite?
My moms Spagetti sause is my favorite!
Your favorite book to read? Tintin
Have you got an imaginary friend? No.

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NINA VAN DER GOOR, designer

How is your bed? I share a big yellow double bed with my elder sister.
Which kind of meal you do not like? Tagliatelle (sorry, Italians!)
And your favourite? Chicken with pink sauce and rice ! Your favourite book to read?  The ugly little duckling, though it always makes me cry, especially when my father reads the sad parts with such a sad voice…
Have you got an imaginary friend?  No, not that I know of!

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MARIE LUISE NOVAK, designer

How is your bed?  Its cool to jump up and down cause it squeaks. The iron-bed is a heritage of my great-grandfather.
What is your favorite dish? Which kind of meal do you not like?  I could eat Lasagne every day cause I love noodles. But zucchinis and eggplants look rather strange, I don’t want to taste it.
What is your favorite book?  I have many favorite books cause I love them. But I think the most often I read the book  “Pony, Bär und Apfelbaum”.
Do you have an imaginary friend? No, cause I have so many fluffy toys in my bed.

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KIAN KANGELA, jooloomooloo

How is your bed?  Sleeping bag, camping holiday in Greece.
What is your favorite dish? Which kind of meal do you not like?  Yoghurt and honey. Octopus.
What is your favorite book?  Barbapapa. Do you have an imaginary friend?  no
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JOCHEN GAUKEL, designer

How is your bed? It is a “standard”-bed from elmar flötotto. nothing to get excited about, but i sleep well.
What is your favorite dish? “maultaschen”.That’s a regional, traditional meat filled pasta wrapped thing, mostly swimming in bouillon. it looks a lttle bit like a ravioli or tortellini but bigger.
Which kind of meal do you not like? Brussels sprouts. brrr…..
What is your favorite book? “Peterchens mondfahrt” written by gerdt von bassewitz. it tells the story of a may beetle, named “sumsemann”, travelling to the moon to find his sixth leg which he has lost. peterchen and anneliese come along with him and they have many adventures on their epic voyage.
Do you have an imaginary friend? No, but i think it is because i love to suck on my thumb. thats a real friend.

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JETTE LOEPER, designer

How is your bed? I sleep between my two older brothers. Its a wide bed witch tree mattresses and a wooden framework bild by my father. over us is the bed of our parents.(loft)
What is your favorite dish? Peas with chicken and potatoes and a lot of sauce, made by my mom.  Which kind of meal do you not like?  Sauerkraut, or soup of pumkin.
What is your favorite book? “Ferien auf Saltkrokan” von Astrid Lindgren. I would love playing with the children in this book.
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NICHOLAS HANNA, designer

How is your bed? A bunk bed with my sister
Which kind of meal you do not like? I do not like eating corn. And your favourite? I like mashed potatoes with salt, pepper and butter.
Your favorite book to read? I read “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, but my imaginary friend has imaginary friends.

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PAMELA PERGOLINI, writer

How is your bed? My bed is orange, soft and smooth and is very big for me almost like my parent’s bed!
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like  sweet corn!  And your favourite? I like very much meat  balls and mashed potatoes
Your favorite book to read? “Great Big Schoolhouse” (by Richard Scarry)  with Sandrino e Zigo Zago.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, I haven’t but I’d like to meet him/her/it soon

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GALA, BARTSCH

How is your bed?  It’s a bunk bed, which is funny because I’m an only child. All my plush lives there.
What kind of meal do you not like?  Happy meals from Mc Donald, they’re everything but happy. And your favourite? My favorite meal is melt chocolate on toasts.
Your favourite book to read? My favourite book is “Le voyage de Corbelle & Corbillo” by Yvan Pommaux, a story about two crows going on holidays. I know it by heart (and still do). Have you got an imaginary friend? I don’t, I have a cat named Chantilly and we have great conversations.

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ANAIS MOREL, designer, Les M
How is your bed?  So big than I can hide me inside Which kind of meal you do not like? I really hate the brussels sprout
And your favourite?  The alphabet soup!
Your favourite book to read? Hansel and Gretel Have you got an imaginary friend? No but when i sleep i often imagine that my dolls are alive.

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CELINE MERHAND, designer, Les M
How is your bed? Mine is too big for me and full of cushions
Which kind of meal you do not like? Brussels sprout ! And your favourite? My father’s apple pie is the best. Your favourite book to read? “Martine fait la cuisine” (“Martine is cooking”). Martine tells her everyday stories and when she’s cooking there is the recipe! It’s how i learned to make French toast for example. I really enjoy it! Have you got an imaginary friend? All my friends are for real!

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ABIGAIL BROWN, textile artist

How is your bed? It’s covered in a quilt made by my mum and hundreds of teddies!
Which kind of meal you do not like? Spaghetti bolognaise because it made me sick. And your favourite? Leek and ham au gratin.
Your favorite book to read? The Hairy Toe.
Have you got an imaginary friend? A magpie called Peter.

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FONG QI WEI, photographer

How is your bed? My bed is a double decker bed where I sleep on top and my sister is below. We always have fun playing games in a vertical fashion!
What kind of meal do you not like? I dislike fish dishes that have lots and lots of bones! And which is your favourite? And my favourite meal is my father’s beef soup!
Your favourite book to read? My favourite book will have to be Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator!
Have you got an imaginary friend? No I don’t! But I have lots of figurines (M.A.S.K.) toys that I like to play with!

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MARIA PIOVANO, designer

How is your bed? My bed is big, tall, white and confortable. A lot of cushions on it and a litlle window next to my pillow let me observe all around remaining all covered under my sheets.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I do not like fruit! And your favourite? I love and live with my grandmother’s meatballs.
Your favorite book to read? The Sophie Fatus’ illustrated book named OH OH, Emme Edition. Lovely and suggestives drawings and a lot of stories to imagine.
Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes I have. His name is Pallino. Shhh… speak softly, otherwise he wakes up..

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LILLY BLUE, creative director, BIG kids magazine

How is your bed?  It is as big as a grown ups next to a window the size of the sky. It feels like I am sleeping in a tree house.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like spice bags in my spaghetti! And your favourite? I love peanut butter on a spoon.
Your favorite book to read?  The Far Away Tree by Enid Blyton – my mum reads it to me. Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes, it is a girl called Lilly exactly the same as me. The real me climbs and hides in the tree tops and the imaginary me gets up to all kinds of mischief.

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JO POLLITT, creative director, BIG kids magazine

How is your bed?  It is against the wall and with a yellow bedspread to match the yellow curtains my mother made.  My brother’s bed is a train built by my mother with a toy box engine and on the top bunk our cat births two white kittens which means he sleeps on the floor.
Which kind of meal you do not like?  I do not like brussel sprouts. And your favourite? I love “meelies” (corn on the cob) and dip-it-in bolied eggs with soldiers. I love walking up to the deli with 50cents to choose Sunday sweets.
Your favorite book to read?  A Very Worried Sparrow, Little Peter Rabbit, The Flopsy Bunnies and Milly Molly Mandy.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No, I play ‘schools’ under the house with 3 children over the fence and make friends with the circus children in the park opposite. I push my dolls in the wheely washing basket and believe they are alive. I write to my ‘sister’ in a diary. I have only a brother.
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JURE KOTNIK,  architect

How is your bed? My bed was wooden, painted in red and with pull-out red boxes for the toys beneath.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I didn’t like red cabbage! And your favourite? My favourite meal was home made pizza. Your favorite book to read? A collection of children’s encyclopedias that I got under Christmas tree.
Have you got an imaginary friend? My parents often laugh to my imaginary friends that I had once with on familiy trip.
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JOHANNA KINDVALL, illustrator, kokblog


How is your bed? I share room with my twin sister Anna. My bed has a black painted cast iron bedframe with golden nobs. Sounds hard? Yes it is. I think my bed is prettier than my sister’s but her’s is painted green which is my favorite color.
Which kind of meal you do not like?  I don’t like pancakes even if they are served with plenty of jam and cream (which I like).
And your favorite? My favorite meal is my grandmother’s Bolognese as it’s mostly made of meat and the vegetable are chopped in tiny pieces. She always serve it on rise. My other grandmother’s beef patties with plenty of cream sauce is another favorite. I also like my mother’s tomatoe based tuna sauce. Your favorite book to read? I like all books with ”Emil i Lönneberga” by Astrid Lindgren. They are great and have many funny images. Even if the stories can be sad the always ends well.  (the books are illustrated by Björn Berg)
Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes I have. It’s Emil (see above) and his little sister Ida. They live in me and my sister’s walk-in closet.

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ERICA, La fatina in cucina

How is your bed? My bed is very high and very old, it has got a lot of blankets and my favourite one is a black patchwork one with a lot of smart colours, the most beautiful that I have ever seen! Which kind of meal you do not like? I like eating really everything, and my favourite flavour is the one of pumpkinbread, a special sweet bread, made with orange pumpkin, with a lot of white crystal sugar on the top, that my father brings to me coming back home. Your favorite book to read? “L’allegro Bob” – the happy Bob, it’s a small illustrated book  which tells the history of a funny yellow dog. I can read it at the library of my nursery. Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes I have, not only one! I have two groundhogs, very beautiful and funny, that stay with me all the time, also if often they are sleeping ‘couse they are very lazy! Moreover we are not alone, because my groundhogs have two special friends, two squirrels
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GABRIELE GALIMBERTI, photographer

How is your bed?  Soooooooo confortable!!!!
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like anchovies, actually i hate them! And your favourite? My favourite is pizza!
Your favorite book to read? I just play with my electric train, i don’t  like books, even because i’m 5 and i can’t read yet!
Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes, he’s a monkey and his name is Bingo Bongo

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SALLI SWINDELL, THEY DRAW AND COOK
How is your bed? Cozy.  I have my yellow bunny rabbit and raggedy ann and andy dolls and our black and white tabby cat in bed with me. I like the worn cotton feel of my pink and red quilt.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I do NOT like meat of any kind. Yuk…I don’t like texture or the taste. And your favourite? I like potato chips because it means my older brother and sister are babysitting while our parents go out for the evening.  And I like red licorice which I find in the bowls left on the table after our parents bridge parties.
Your favorite book to read? Dr. Seuss books!  Especially The Cat in the Hat.
Have you got an imaginary friend? I don’t have an imaginary friend but all of my dolls and stuffed animals carry on very fun conversations with me all day long.  I build forts with sheets from my bed and we sit inside and tell stories.

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CELINE VERNIER, Pepillo

How is your bed? My bed is a bunk bed, the day we can climb, jump and play at night is reassuring because my sister Sophie sleeps over.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I did not like beef tongue.
And your favourite?  The floating islands by my mother!
Your favorite book to read? The adventures of Noddy.
Have you got a year imaginary friend? No, only real and small favorite toys.

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CAROLINE, My Red Poppy

How is your bed? I share a double bed with my big sister. Our bed is covered with a typical 70’s pink velvet bedspread. I feel good in this big bed with my sisiter, she teaches me how to make huts under the cover.

Which kind of meal you do not like? I absolutly can’t eat spinach, I don’t like the smell!

And which kind of meal yo do love ?  I love chicken and home made mashed potatoes. I make a little well in the mashed potatoe to put chicken juce in it.

 Your favorite book to read? Tom-Tom and Nana stories, that i found at the end of the “J’aime lire” books collection.

Have you got an imaginary friend? Not really, but I imagine many stories for my barbie dolls.

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DAVID GRAHAM, designer, move-it product


How is your bed? Messy
What is your favorite dish?  Anything I can fit in my  mouth. So called ‘Baby food’!
What is your favorite book?  Any book I can chew – I have an appetite for knowledge
Do you have an imaginary friend?  Who needs imaginary friends when you have real ones …

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DAVE KEUNE, designer

How is your bed? I have a wooden bed with 2 drawers under it. Those are filled with toys. Which kind of meal you do not like? I eat everything, really everything. Your favorite book to read? Schippers van de Kameleon – a book about a dutch twin who have a lot adventures on their boat called the Kameleon. Have you got an imaginary friend? no!

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ELOISE MORANDI, Nina and other little things

How is your bed? My bed is everywhere! I sleep under a tree, on a tree, or simply on a nice soft wallen tartan blanket. I love sleeping because you can dream.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I hate to eat everything who had eyes..i hate meat, I don’t understand how the adults could kill animals and eat them.
And your favourite? I love vegetables and cereals….I’m very fond of porridge with honey and fresh milk. My favourite meal is my mum’s special apple crumble and lemon cream…and I love to eat it in the garden and give some to my ginger cat.
Your favorite book to read? I love to watch the illustrations of and all the books of Bruno Munari. I love Bruno Munari, when I grow up I want to invite him to drink a cup of tea and ginger biscuits. I also like “The art of looking sideways” by Alan Fletcher and “The Peanuts” by Charles Schulz.
Have you got an imaginary friend? Nina and other little things are my immaginary “me”.
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OLIMPIA ZAGNOLI, illustrator

How is your bed? Just a regular wooden bed with psychedelic sheets. Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like chocolate but i really like potage. Your favorite book to read? “Il libro degli errori” by Gianni Rodari. Have you got an imaginary friend? I try to have one but then i am too distracted with other thoughts.

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JULIETTE COLLET, graphic designer,

How is your bed? It is very soft and big. Which kind of meal you do not like? I really really hate celery! And your favourite? I really really hate celery and i really like strawberries! Your favorite book to read? “The little mermaid” illustrated by Edmond Dulac (wonderful!)Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes, sometimes it appears and sometimes it disappears but is always there when I needed him. I did not abuse his kindness, when I ask him things when I really need. He has no name just a presence.

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GIACINTA MASSARO, Peridea

How is your bed? My bed is big and so low that I could roll to the floor while sleeping and not awake. I share the room with my older sister, so I feel protected.
Which kind of meal you do not like?  I do not like parmisan, I cannot not bear its smell on steaming pasta, I stop eating.  And your favourite? Definitely my favourite is homemade pasta with broccoli cooked by my mother and my grandmother’s meatballs, I can eat dozens.
Your favorite book to read? My favorite book is a collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen and the story I like best is “The nightingale of the Emperor”. I really like the illustrations that bring to distant lands.
Have you got an imaginary friend?  No, I don’t have any. I have a lot of cousins and friends to play with, I do not feel the need for an imaginary friend.

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KENICHI IZUHARA, LEVEL Architects

How is your bed? It’s a brown wooden bunk bed: top is my elder sister, and the bottom is me because to avoid rolling to the floor.
What’s the food you really hate? Shiitake mushroom. I don’t like neither looks or resilient.
And your favourite? I love Hamburger steak forever.
Your favorite book? Souvenirs entomologiques
Have you got an imaginary friend? I want Doraemon. He can do anything for me!

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KAZUKI NAKAMURA, LEVEL Architects

How is your bed? I sleep on Tatami Bed.
What’s the food you really hate? Sea cucumber “Namako”. Have you eaten it?
And your favorite? Sushi, I like.
Your favorite book? Moomin
Have you got an imaginary friend? Big Elephant. He fight me, and stomp me flat at some night.

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DOVILE, fashion designer, MUKU
How is your bed? Perfect! It’s a two-storey bed which I share with my older brother. My dream is to settle in on the second floor of this bed, but i sleep well on my floor as well. It’s hand-made by my father. He painted it in yellow and green. Under the ladder we also have an aquarium full of fishes and a secret box where we hide all our sweets.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like pea puree and boiled eggs. And your favourite? I love all types of pancakes.
Your favorite book to read? My favourite book is Horst Ekkert  “Panama is Very Beautiful”. Most beautiful story and ilustrations.
Have you got an imaginary friend? My only imaginary friend is my piano, i’m playing and talking to him.
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ANDER LIZASO, product designer

How is your bed? I have to share my bedroom with my older brother, so mine is the little one. Still a nice simple bed with some really nice wooden parts.
Which is the meal you do not like at all? I eat all kinds of food except for carrots. I tell my mom I’m not a rabbit. Your favourite meal? I love grandma’s croquettes, there’s nothing like them.
Your favourite book? I really like the Teo collection. My favourite book would be “Teo goes to the zoo”.
Have you got an imaginary friend? I don’t have any but a friend of mine says he does, so I’m eager to know them…

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ARIANE PRIN, designer

How is your bed? It’s made of bamboo dyed in pink.
Which kind of meal you do not like?
I am eating everything my mother give me !
Your favorite book to read? “The Little Prince” by the French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Have you got an imaginary friend?Yes, all the friends of my favourite doll “Zoe”.

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ANDREA MASTROVITO, artist
How is your bed? My bed is built in a big ’70s wardrobe. Between the wardrobe and my bed there are some shelves at 30cm from the matress. I love to squeeze myself in between, to feel myself safe and cuddled during the night. I love blue sheets with white spots. When I wake up for a bad nightmare, I switch on the light and I open my Topolino: just watching the images!
Which is the meal you do not like at all? I hate carrots. I had to eat kilos of carrots when I had gastroenteritis. for this reason they are crap! Your favorite meal? I love the omelette that mum prepares. I image to eat it with beans and sauces like Bud Spencer and Terence Hill in Lo chiamavano Trinità western movie.
Your favourite book? I do not read because I cannot. I watch the images from Topolino and I wonder what are those black signs into the white ballons.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No I haven’t. Only imaginary enemies from whom I have to fight to save the world!

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MARTIN PRICE, product designer

How is your bed? My bed is very simple and made from pine. It is a high bed with a small set of stairs at the end so I can climb up, underneath I have a little desk and a comfy seating area. My duvet cover is dark blue with stars on like the night sky.
Which kind of meal you do not like? Anything with celery in, I don’t like celery!! And your favourite? I really like bananas,  and sometimes have them in a sandwich.
Your favorite book to read? My favorite book is Bear goes to town: Bear has all sorts of strange adventures and is able to draw what he thinks… when running away from a baddie in a car he draws a banana skin to make the car skid!
Have you got an imaginary friend? I don’t have an imaginary friend but I am friends with lots of animals in our garden, we have a beautiful pond which is home to lots of creatures. Their are big crested newts with colourful bellies and dragon fly larvae with hard spiky bodies. I love it when all the baby tadpoles grow little legs and turn into baby frogs and hop around the grass.
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JANTIEN BAAS, designer, Tas-ka

How is your bed? I’v got a wooden bedframe, painted in white and my sister pasted a lot of stickers on it.
Which kind of meal you do not like? Peanut butter and sprouts. 
And your favourite? Semolina pudding and mushroom soup made by my mother.
Your favorite book to read? Floddertje, by Annie MG Schmidt.
Have you got an imaginary friend? Sometimes I told my sister and brother that I’ve got an imaginary boyfriend named Ruud. Haha!

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NICOLA GOBBETTO, artist

How is your bed? My bed is the most comfortable in the all world! It has a yellow soft blanket, clouds printed on my pillow and a comic bubble painted by my baby sitter on the wall behind my head with the “Zzzzz…” of sleeping.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like fish because of the smell… yuk… disgusting! And your favourite? My favorite meal is ice cream!
Your favorite book to read? All the most popular fairy tales.
Have you got an imaginary friend? All my toys are alive, they discuss a lot during the night.

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AGNIESZKA Zielinska-Chmura, architect, designer, mukaki

How is your bed? I have a large bed, a double and I don’t like going to sleep… and in kindergarten instead of sleep, I like to pull out the feathers from the pillow and blow is so that does not fall as long as possible …
Which kind of meal you do not like? I do not like milk, especially boiled milk. I don’t like even the smell of it! A milk soup is a nightmare! Even cocoa is mostly milk, so I don’t like it… And your  favourite? Hm… I do not like eat at all… the air?
Your favorite book to read? I do not like books to much, there are more interesting things to do … ok, maybe a little Pinocchio… and The Snow Queen although it is kind of a scary… Have you got an imaginary friend? No, I do not have an imaginary friend but I would love to fly with Peter Pan. I could swear that scattering small silver papers from chocolate enable me to fly a few centimeters above the ground for a moment… why adults do not see it?

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QUENTIN DE COSTER, designer

How is your bed? My bed is made of pine wood. It is a basic bed but I don’t care because when I sleep I don’t watch it.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I do not like meat. And your favourite? I love to eat Belgian fries with with lot of sauce !
Your favorite book to read? My favorite book is “Vous pouvez être ce que vous voulez être “ by Paul Arden.
 Have you got an imaginary friend? NO

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ORIANA PICENNI, Vogue Bambini journalist

How is your bed? My bed is cream and chocolate coloured with a big flowers  bedspread. My bed is the same of my sister’s one. On the cream part I have sticked some cardscourg which help me dreaming!
Which kind of meal you do not like? I do not like courgettes! I cannot swallow them! And your favourite? I love cotoletta especially because my mum is used to cook it with a lot of fried potatoes.
Your favorite book to read? I do not like books to much. I have a red record player. My favourite records are those of  Little Match Girl, and of Little Red Riding Hood. I love listening them wile mum is preparing my lunch.
Have you got an imaginary friend? I have tried once to image one but I have forgotten to talk to him… he was too boring! I love chatting with my dolls.

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SOPHIE LACOSTE, Atelier Reinette

How is your bed? It’s a big goose down comforters, and also crocheted blanket made by my grandmother.
Which kind of meal you do not like? My taste for meat has disappeared with time. In fact I dislike it! And your favourite? I love vegetables from the garden, and also I’m crazy about chocolate!
Your favorite book to read? I like the “Martine” series of book!
Have you got an imaginary friend? I have a imaginary double child, her name is Mary, my middle name, and when I do something wrong I is saying : “it’s not me it’s Marie”.

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MANDY,  illustrator, Belle and boo

How is your bed? It is pink and velvet and I imagin a princess sleeps in a bed like mine.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I do not like stew, yuk! And your favourite? My favourite meal is chicken and chips and hot chocolate fudge cake with vanilla ice cream
Your favorite book to read? My favourite book is Milly-Molly-Mandy, I like to colour in the pictures also. Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes he is a funny rabbit called Boo!

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MARIKA GIACINTI, designer

How is your bed? one-person bed, with many plush inside: my familly, and my game under the bed, with a lot of blanket.

Which kind of meal you do not like? I dind’t like green bean! And your favourite? My favorite was home made mum’s burgers. Your favorite book to read? Martine (Tini)
Have you got an imaginary friend? Not really, I had two sisters, a twins and an older and many friends in my neighbourhood, so I had no time to have an imaginary friend.

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STACIE SWIFT, illustrator

How is your bed? My bed is tall, the top of a set of bunkbeds. My little sister sleeps on the lower bunk. I like climbing the ladder up into my bed and watching the birds and rainbows on my wall.Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like fish, not even fish fingers. And your favourite?
 I like to eat jam tarts, my mum ma

kes them with me in our little kitchen. Your favorite book to read? I like Mr Men a

nd Little Miss books, I have a big collection. I think I would be Little Miss Chatterbox. Have you got an imaginary friend? I don’t have an imaginary friend but my dad makes up lots of friends for me, he tells me lots of stories about animal friends he meets each day!

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DONNA WILSON, designer

How is your bed? My bed is one of my favourite places, even when I’m not tired I like to get into bed and chat on the phone or just relax! I have a big feather duvet and then a nice blanket on top, very cosy.
Which is your favourite meal? I love Thai food especially green curry with sticky rice. I like most foods but my least favourite would be sandwiches !
Your favorite book to read? I’m embarrassed to say I don’t read many books. I’m always too tired or prefer to draw or sketch. Or look at pictures! Sometimes I will get into a book but it takes me a long time to read and I get impatient to find out what happens.
Have you got an imaginary friend? Not any more, my mum said that I used to, he was called googie and he used to ride on the back of my bike with me. No I talk to my creatures as if they are real people sometimes!

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PATRICIA GEIS, illustrator

How is your bed? Now that I have a new baby brother and I’m a big girl, I sleep in a huge white bed! With a white and light cover in summer and a heavy tartan blanket in winter.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I don´t like spinachs at all even if Popeye is so strong because he eats al lot of them! And your favourite? I love lemon pie and potato chips.
Your favorite book to read? My favourites are all the Tove Jannson’s Moomins books. They are so surprising and funny. I love their black and white illustrations.
Have you got an imaginary friend? I don’t, but my brother has one. His name is Cacholis. I have never seen him.

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NOA HAIM, designer, collective paper aesthetics

How is your bed? Simple one, sharing the room with my brother david.

Which kind of meal you do not like?I did not like an orange confiture that my grandmother used to make. She was adding rose syrop to the confiture and i did not like that flavour. And your favourite? My favorites were baked pasta with ketchup
Your favorite book to read? Heart by Edmondo De Amicis

Have you got an imaginary friend? I can’t remember a particular one.

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POLLY WESTERGAARD, designer

How is your bed? A very tall wooden framed bed built by my father, with enough room for an adult to walk under, and I can touch the ceiling whilst lying down, perfect for building dens.
Which kind of meal you do not like?  I dislike red meat! And your favourite? I adore my mums Toad in the Hole, sausages and yorkshire pudding my two favourite things combined.
Your favorite book to read? The witches by Roald Dahl, scary but fantastic.
Have you got an imaginary friend? No Imaginary friends but two fantastic pet Gerbils called Thunder and Lightning,true characters.

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MARIE FINDELING, Deuz

How is your bed? My bed is a trampoline during the day and transforms into a cave at night for my 10 “blankies”.
What don’t you like to eat? As odd as it seems, I couldn’t stand eating candies …each sweet meant going to the dentist!
Which is your favourite meal? My favorite was definitely pasta.
Which is your favourite book? I loved the french “Père Castor” stories, especially “Marlaguette” about a girl taking care of a wild wolf.
Have you got an imaginary friend? With 2 sisters, one brother and 25 cousins … no place for an imaginary friend ! But I liked to create imaginary settings for my Playmobiles.

Welcome to  Lou  and let’s wait for Charlotte from DEUZ!

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SATOSHI ITASAKA, designer, h220430

How is your bed? My bed is a bunk bed. An older brother sleeps below. Snoring of the older brother is noisy!
 Which kind of meal you do not like? There is not the food which I do not like. And your favourite? I like curry and rice.
Your favorite book to read? I love animal illustrated books. I open it, and I draw the picture of the animal. Have you got an imaginary friend? I am brought up in the area where nature is rich. There are a lot of trees and plants and insects and animals and fish.They are my friends.

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CAROLINE GOMEZ, designer

How is your bed? My bed is great to make cabans! It is large with a big cover and pillows. I ofen make cabans with my sister and we take a lamp torch for lightning inside.
Which kind of meal you do not like? I hate peas! And your favourite? I love the chocolate tart of my mother, Miam-Miam…
Your favorite book to read? I can not remember the title … It is the story of a mouse that lives in a tempo. The drawings are very beautiful.Have you got an imaginary friend?  No, I have not imaginary friend but I would love to be friend with Gigi (the little girl of the cartoon). So, I make the same magic wand as hers!

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HIKI, web designer / online shop owner UGUISU

How is your bed? My bed is a wood frame bunk bed, my brother sleeps on top and me down.
Which kind of meal you do not like? What I don’t like are tomatos and green pepper! And your favourite? My favourite meal is the “omu rice” that my mum cooks. It’s like a fried rice wrapped up in a thin layer of egg omlet.
Your favorite book to read? “The Cat That Lived a Million Times”. I never get tired of it!
Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes I do… but I’m not supposed to tell anyone about them!! 😉

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DANIEL ROSSI, designer

How is your bed? My bed is an old wood frame. On it there is a large quilt with printed letters, cars, boats, and trains. Hanging next to me on the post of the bed is a Dream Catcher which keeps the bad dreams away. It is a small bed but relaxing non the less, especially with my Mickey Mouse Fantasia night light.
Which kind of meal you do not like?  I do not like vegetables. Anything green I immediatley associate as harrible tasting. And your favourite? As my parents would say, I am a meat-eater. I think it’s because my favorite dinosaur is the T-Rex. As one can imagine, my favorite food on the other hand, is anything meat. Especially the home made sausages my dad and zio make.
Your favorite book to read? My favorite books to read are the Chuck E. Beaver collection. My parents read them to me every night before I would go to sleep.
Have you got an imaginary friend? I do not have an imaginary friend. But I do have a friend named Charlie. He is a stuffed polar bear that goes with me everywhere. I even put my dad’s old dog collar on him. Charlie is the best friend anyone could ever ask for.

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CAROLE DAPREY, editor and kids furniture collector

How is your bed? I sleep in a hideaway bed, in the bedroom that I am sharing with my sister. The structure is in red tubular steel, and the base is a steel mesh : a perfect trampoline for my sister and I !

Which kind of meal you do not like?I love potato gratin ! And your favourite? I hate choucroute, the smell and the taste !

Your favorite book to read? My favorite was Heidi!

Have you got an imaginary friend? No, but I had fears ! Every night, I am afraid to find some snakes at the bottom of my bed, under my duvet…

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UILA, graphic designer, DUEMANINONBASTANO

How is your bed?
My bed is blue and is like a small house.

What is your favourite meal?
I love Kellog’s Coco Pops! What do not you like at all? I hate the artichokes!

What’s your favourite book?”The four seasons” by japanese illustrator… sorry, I don’t remember her. name

Have you got an imaginary friend? Not imaginary! My friend is real. My puppet name is Iaio. He is always with me. When I wake up in the morning, when I eat (he’s always hungry!) and when I draw. Only for six months I had an imaginary friend… the elf of the garden.

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ALICE CATTANEOartist

How is your bed? It’s a yellow iron bunk bed. I sleep down. My two cats are used to sleep in the upper bed that is full of their hairs.

Which is your favourite food? I like the “thready rice” that my dad prepares. He cooks the rice with a lot of cheese that melting with the hot rice becomes thready! My mum is fantastic when she cooks the cinnamon pie. What don’t you like? I do not like cooked fennels and those little and black things, like black olives and capers.

Which is your favourite book? Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who and Magic Piper LP: when it’s time to turn the page, there is a “drin”.

Have you got an imaginary friend? No.

What do you want to do when you grow up? I want to be a fireman like Grisù.

Which is your first drawing? A lot of doodles on my dad books… and a kangaroo with a koala inside his pouch.

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ARCANGELO FAVATA, designer,Alicucio

How is your bed? My bed is big and soft. When I get inside under my blankets, I think to be in a small hideaway where nobody can spy me and I can image and make quiet dreams.

Which kind of meal you do not like? and your favourite? I do not like vegetables and bitter things. I prefer sweet ones, particularly chocolate and my grandma tart with strawberry jam.

Your favorite book to read? My favorite book is Pinocchio.

Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes, I have. His name is Lico. He is a bit naughty but when we play together he transform himself in a red plastic sheriff and we fight together against all the bad.

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JAVIER GUTIERREZ CARCACHE, designer, Adonde

How is your bed? my bed is very small. It has a strong iron frame with interwoven wire strings that bounce softly and I can jump as if it were a trampoline, so strong it is. It is next to my little brother’s bed, so if I jump too high, I can land on his bed. We pile up pillows to make a landing and sometimes we crash against each other.

Which kind of meal you do not like? I hate milk. the milk I drink comes directly from a cow in my uncle’s farm and the taste is too strong for me. I have to close my eyes and drink it at once the way you drink your medicines when you’re ill. I guess I have to drink it if I want to grow up.

And your favourite? I love my mom’s omelette: fresh tomatoes, bell peppers and onions. she batters the egg with all the vegetables before frying the omelette on both sides. It becomes this airy tortilla, light inside and crunchy on the outside. I wrap it inside a corn tortilla. UHMMM… I wish I could eat one right now.

Your favorite book to read? My favorite book is the little prince. I wish It was me who drew that snake with the hat, I mean the elephant. And I wish I had met all those interesting animals and people and I love that he has a flower who domesticated him and a fox that wants to be domesticated and it’s all about ties between people. Good ties. And I love how the color of wheat is like the little prince’s golden hair. Sigh.

Have you got an imaginary friend? No imaginary friend for me.

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LAURENT SERIN, designer, Adonde

How is your bed? My bed is too big for me: it’s a regular single adult bed and I’m afraid of getting lost in it during my sleep.

Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like pasta. It’s slimy. Maybe french pasta is overcooked. And your favourite? My favorite is dessert dessert dessert, any kind.

Your favorite book to read? I read anything — all the “bibliothèque rose” which is a french collection of easy-to-read kid’s novels. and comic books.

Have you got an imaginary friend? My dog, but he is not imaginary and certainly my very, very best friend. I spend most of my time playing with him and i love sleeping on the floor or under the kitchen table with him.

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FRANCESCA BENEDETTO, landscape architect, Yellow office

How is your bed? I have a wooden bunk. It’s very high and I sleep up.

Which kind of meal you do not like? I do not like green, red, yellow and orange peppers (all peppers at all). And your favourite? I love ricotta cheese in the wicker basket.

Your favorite book to read? Moby Dick

Have you got an imaginary friend? No, I haven’t, but I have a dog named Franz.

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ANNALISA ROSSO, AT Casa journalist

How is your bed? My bed is yellow, like everything I like

Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like anything except candy and ice cream

Your favorite book to read? The Magic of Oz

Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes I have. He is always the same: an old dog

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 CONNIE WONG, illustrator

How is your bed? My parents have a very nice bed that like to jump on it very much.

Which kind of meal you do not like? I hate bitter melon. And your favourite? 
I love deep fired milk from a dim sum restaurant by my house.

Your favorite book to read? Old Master Q Comic, its funny!

Have you got an imaginary friend? You mean the puppy that I ride to school everyday?

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MARIANNA PILEGGI, photograper

H0w is your bed? My bed is always covered by many white… or  natural colors sheets !

Which is your favourite meal? I love pasta and cheese with jam. And what do not like? I hate the red meat!

Which is your favourite book? The little Prince 

Have you got an imaginary friend? No, I have a lot of real friends!

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GIANNI CARAVAGGIO, artist

How is your bed? When I was very little I had the traditional crib and I lived with my grandparents. Now I am older and I sleep with my two brothers in three very common wooden beds. I can lift my bed up and hide my drawings

Which is your favourite meal? I love the duck filled with apples prepared by my mum. I hate the tripe.

Your favorite book? An illusted book with lions, Superman. What do you want to be when you grow up? A doctor for the sports.   Which was your fist drawing? I have drawn a cheetah and an hunter. My teacher wanted it and I had to give it to her…

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ANNE CLAIRE PETITdesigner

How is your bed? Nice and soft with some toys, nice sweet cuddly animals in the room i have pictures of all kind of animals specially dogs and rabbits my favourites

Which kind of meal you do not like? and your favourite? I dont like apple-juice and I love pasta and sushi

Your favorite book to read? Alice in wonderland,Olivia. I love Wallace and Gromit movies.

 Have you got an imaginary friend? No but i like to draw sketches of immaginarie farmhouses with a lot of animals.

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GIANNI PEZZANIphotographer 

How is your bed? It was my grandmother bed

Which kind of meal you do not like? and your favourite? I don’t like codfish and courgette. My favorite  meal is Chistmans panettone

Your favorite book to read? My favorite book is  “Sussi and Biribissi”  (Collodi)

Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes , his name is Gigantino. He is very small,muscolar, and powerfull.  He can move all big things like heavy truks…

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DONG SUB BERTIN, architect,YellowOffice

How is your bed? My bed was made by wood without any nails.

Which kind of meal you do not like? I do not like ananas.  And your favourite? I love white asparagus with eggs.

Your favorite book to read? “La famosa invasion degli orsi in sicilia” (The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily) illustrated and written by Dino Buzzati.

Have you got an imaginary friend? No, my cat has eaten my imaginary friend because he was very very small.

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JUAN PABLO CAMBARIERE, artist

How is your bed? Big, soft and heavy. I like very much, in winter, when my mom put a lot of blankets over me, It makes me feel warm and bound, in a nice way.

Which kind of meal you do not like? I hate onions in any meal. And your favourite? I hate onions in any meal. I love hotdogs, and any kind of pasta.  Your favorite book to read? Any pirates book.

Have you got an imaginary friend? “El pirata mala pata”, is a pirate with a wooden leg, he think he is very bad, but he really isn´t. In spanish his name is rhymes.

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MARTINA DELLA VALLE,
artist

How is your bed? My bed has got a drawer that comes out from behind for my friends. Over the head there is my library.

Which kind of meal you do not like? I do not like the green  beans with sauce.And your favourite? I love to bite parmisan cheese.

Your favorite book to read? “Giochi d’ossa” by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Have you got an imaginary friend? No, I haven’t.

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BARBARA MANCONI, Editor in Chief,  Natural Child

How is your bed?My bed is made of wicker wood and it’s tucked in between the wall and the closet.

Which kind of food you do not like? I hate cheese. piew… the taste, the smell, it’s just not right. My grandma forces me to eat it on my pasta, so I drink a lot of water with it so I don’t taste it as much.

And your favourite? Pizza. Any pizza, especially warm pizza bread filled with mortadella

Your favorite book to read? The Little Prince…but I always wonder: how come his parents let him wonder in the desert all by himself?

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LUCA MISSONI, fashion designer

How is your bed? My bed is on top of a very high bunk bed in the shape of a castle tower under a starry sky painted on a vaulted cieling.

Which kind of food you do not like? Spicy food like chili and curry. And your favourite? Grilled cheese, french fries and majonese.

Your favorite book to read? The Atlas of the Universe, Tex Willer, the pictures in National Geographic.

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CHIARA, funky mama

How is your bed? and your cradle when you were baby?  I had a massive bed with a complicated brass head and my mom cover it with a pink bed spead…I don’t really know if I like it but it’s sooooo soft and It’s mine.

Which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? Fish! Any kind of fish except for the fried one. The dish I prefer the most is my auntie’s lasagna, my mom is a good cooker too but nothing compared with my autie!

Your favorite book to read? I hearth Momo, Do you know who Momo is? Momo  is a little girl who lives amongst riuns and she fight to save the Time. They said Michael Ende wrote it… Momo is my hero!!!

Have you got an imaginary friend? No I don’t, I spend good times with real ones!

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JUSTINE, funky mama

How is your bed? My bed, just as my cradle, was made especially for me from my grandfather. It is a special place made for make me dream well that i share with my rag dolls: Agata and Charlotte. When i’ll grow up i’d like to be a serial dreamer.

Which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? I really don’t like fish, no, no, no. I love when mum prepares us the crepes dinner. From salty to sweet, my brother, my sister and i just can’t get enough.

Your favorite book to read? My favorite book is about witches’s everyday life. It has big illustrations with a lot of colors. I love it even if it scares me a little, but just a little.

Have you got an imaginary friend? No. There’s no place for other friends to play with. We’re three with my little sister and my little brother that i love, when we’re not fighting!

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MAO FUSINA

he studied architecture but he doesn’t work as an architect. He projects creative itineraries for children with industrial waste materials.

How is your bed? My bed is up, Momo sleeps down, I am older and I sleep up. My bed is now red but, before that dad had bulit the ping pong table, it was white. the wooollen blankets are a bit bristly . Mum have bought a strange thing from Swisserland that help to link the blankets under the mattress: in this way they cannot move during the night!

What do you like to eat? And what do not like? I do not like biled carrots, the leaver (that mum wants sometimes give me to eat) and the sea sand. I love the meat from Dogliani and the well cooked breaded veal cutlet. I also like the round suger candies very much.

What’s your favourite book? I do not read books so much. I watch pictures and I am not interested in books without images. I read Topolino very much because there are many images that helps to understand stories instead of many words. I like the images and books regarding animals.

 Have you go an imaginary fiend? I have not any imaginary friends but I often act to be someone else.

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LUCA MALAVASI film critic and foodie

How is your bed? A wooden, big and high bed, high, con le coperte soffici. and protected from the both sides by the two beds of my brother and sister: my bed is like the vertical line of the letter “C” (or the orizzontal line of a “U”)

Which kind of meal you do not like? And your favourite? I like everything prepared by grandmas because nobody could prepare except them. my grandma from modena cooks “gnocco fritto (fried dumpling)” and the other one from lombardy is used to prepare “pasta al forno”.

Your favorite book to read? The Naked King! while mum is reading it to me, I spy the drawing featuring that fat crowned  man walking trough people thinking to be dressed he has a big tummy.

Have you got an imaginary friend? No, it’s enough my twin brother! he is already imarinary enough and he is only mine!

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ALICE STORIdesigner

How is your bed? it has lots of very ver small coloured dots.

Which kind of meal you do not like? and your favourite? I don’t like fish and meat that is to chewy. I like Pasta with tomato sauce.

Your favorite book to read? Le bellissime avventure di Caterí dalla Trecciolina e altre storie

Have you got an imaginary friend? My doll. It is called Bibo. It has a soft body and a plastic head, I cannot sleep without Bibo.

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BARBARA BARBANTINI, designer (Puella and Stella stellina) 

How is your bed? A small bed covered with colorful flowers. In front of me, the poster of Cheshire cat!

Which kind of meal you do not like? and your favourite? I like the “cappelletti” of my grandmother Teresa, she’s from Reggio Emilia and she is a great cook. I don’t like fish.

Your favorite book to read? Alice in Wonderland of course!

Have you got an imaginary friend? My brother and I have had many many imaginary friends. We have even written a book dedicated to them! (Il mio amico immaginario, edizioni Artebambini, 2010)

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Iris Kästner, Kwirl 

How is your cot (baby bed)? How is your bed? So-so: it’s a really old bed. I think, it’s about 15 years old. My elderly sisters & brothers slept already there. To be honest: I like to sleep everywhere except my bed. That always rocks the boat.

What is your favorite dish? Which kind of meal do you not like?  I’m hooked on wood strawberries, I hate spinach (What a surprise!). What is your favorite book? Frederick (the mouse) by Leo Lionni

Do you have an imaginary friend? No, but I like James’ best friend, Harvey

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CLAUDIA BOLDT,  illustrator

How is your bed? It’s wooden and has lots of stickers on it! Your least favourite meal/favourite one? I hate fish and I love pancakes. Your favourite book? Frederick by Leo Leonni

Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes, a mouse like Frederick


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RICHARD FUNTSdesigner

How is your bed? 2 x 2 m

Which kind of meal you do not like? and your favourite? Dont like – artichoke, Like – sausage

Your favorite book to read? Alan Alexander Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Have you got an imaginary friend? No

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KURT RIEDI – designer

how is your bed? and your cradle when you were baby? My dad make my bed for me for in his workshop. It is make of wood. I can’t remember my cradle…

which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? Sometimes my dad makes “Everything Stew” and it doesn’t taste very good. I like it better when my mom makes fondue on holidays and my sister and I get to drink sparkling apple juice from wine glasses. Your favorite book to read? Any book about trains or animals, and of course pop-up books. Have you got an imaginary friend? No, only people friends. Which is your favorite cartoon? My favorite cartoon is the Smurfs, but I don’t understand why Gargamel is always trying to eat them.

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FLORIAN PUSCHMANN, designer  

How was your cut when you were a Baby? How is your bed? I don’t remember my baby bed, but later my father built me a wonderful loft bed with a slide, lots of places to hide and a window with a flap connecting me to the living room.

Which is your favorite dish your mum use to cook for you? What meal don’t you like at all? Porridge, I use to eat it from a floating wooden bowl while I take a bubble bath. I do not want to eat rabbit, because they are so cute. What is your favorite book? ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak Do you have an imaginary friend? No, but lots of other nice people around me.

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CHIARA CAMONI, artist  

How is your bed? With flowers

Which kind of meal you do not like? Beetroot And your favourite? Pastries with cream

Your favorite book to read? Richard Scarry’s Storybook dictionary

Have you got an imaginary friend? His name is “puf puf castagnuff”.

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Meri Von Renteln, Nonjetable, designer 

How was your cut when you were a Baby? How is your bed? I had very little hair gring the first years and later on I have always short hair for summers. My first bed was a crib. It was light yellow with movable coloured wooden balls that you could move up and down on the wooden bars. On the bed head there was a sticker I remember precisely with a smiling child that showed 4 steps how to wash your teeth. Now I have a 90×200 bed a simple mattress with springs.

Which is your favorite dish your mum use to cook for you? What meal don’t you like at all? Hard question, because my mum don’t cook much and if she does it is not my favorite dish. My favorite dish is a fish soup. I don’t really like any meat dishes, I think meat look quite suspect.

What is your favorite book? The books with the Moomin , read in the evening with Tove Jansson’s rich black and white drawings.

Do you have an imaginary friend? No I only have real friends, especially my bestfriend who I imagine to be my sister or at least my cousin. Or I imagine that my dog plush animal is a real dog.

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CRISTIANO GUERRI –  photographer

how is your bed? My bed is inside a closet. As a kind of magic box, every night my mum pull and voilà! she use to put around it a magic lamp that draws fantastic shadows on the wall: that’s my magic place.

which kind of meal you do not like? and your favourite? I hate apples and tomatoes. I’m crazy for chocolate.

your favorite book to read? My favorite book is an illustrated encyclopedia about animals. I spend hours on insects and amphibious (I especially love beetles and tritons).

have you got an imaginary friend? No, but I have a real rhinoceros beetle hidden under my desk. Please don’t tell mum, she’s terrified by the big horn!

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GIADA TRONCHETTI PROVERA – businesswomen

how is your bed? My bed is white and it has a cover printed with red butterflies. Recently my sister sleeps with me because my brother, who eats during the night, needs a room by himself.

which kind of meal you do not like? and your favourite? I eat almost all, even vegetables and soups, but I really do not like tomates!  I love “cotolette” breaded cutlet, maybe because in my home they do not use to cook it too much!

your favorite book to read? At my old granny’s home there is a big wardrobe full of toys and books and my mum used them too. One of the story I like the most (and my mum too) is Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans.

have you got an imaginary friend? No, i have my sister that is only 11 months younger than me…I don’t need one!!

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REBECCA AGNES, artist

How is your bed? the sheets are patterned with a floreal design with white blossoms and strawberries. A nice field for play…

Which kind of meal you do not like? and your favourite? I do not eat meat and cheese. I like potatoes. Actually i eat only potatoes.

Your favorite book to read? Barbapapà

Have you got an imaginary friend? No, but I have a tiny pink panther puppet. She is a girl, and she is real!

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TOBIAS KESTEL KLEIN, designer, white elephant 

How is your bed? It is white, made of wood and have a “fence” so I couldn’t fall out.

Which is your favorite dish your mum uses to cook for you? What meal don’t you like at all? Noodle Soup! With lots of Noodles, not so much soup.

What is your favorite book? Book about Dinosaurs and about the earth.

Do you have an imaginary friend? Hmmmmm. No. I have some toy friends: a mole and a kangaroo. Everything in the garden and the woods are my friends, too.

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BENEDIKT KIRSCH, designer tukluk 

How is your bed? I am lucky to have a beautiful wooden bunk bed. It is the base for a lot of games and projects.

Which kind of meal you do not like? What is your favorite one? I hate spinach even though I have never tried it. I love my Grandmother`s Dampfnudeln (yeast dumplings) with vanilla sauce!

What is your favorite book to read? The Jungle Book

Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes,  He is incredibly strong.

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JEANNE SUSPLUGAS, artist

How is your bed when you were baby?

My first bed was very design, a typical 60’ design, evoking a flower. I don’t remember the name of the designer but the wooden base was high and green and there was a white plastic hull on top. My parents are still having it; it’s a very beautiful piece. Then my parents wanted something very simple, but they really couldn’t find and they decided to make it ! They made two identical ones, for my sister and for me.

Which kind of meal you do not like? which  is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? I don’t like soup. I am supposely a peaceful baby so I would take it in my mouth and let it pour!  I like croquettes de purée and apples omelette with sugar! And, of course, crêpes.

Your favorite book to read? I like Barbe bleue very much, it is so scarry and cruel!

Have you got an imaginary friend? No… I have enough with my sister and my  brother.

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Harriett Russell,  artist and illustrator

How is your bed? and your cradle when you were baby? It has a dark wooden frame, an old horsehair mattress and a blue eiderdown. I have sheets and blankets but all my friends have duvets.

Which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you?
There are lots of vegetables I am very fussy about – carrots, leeks, artichokes, mushrooms etc etc. I use to dislike a lot of the school meals, probably because they aren’t as good as my Mum’s cooking! I love anything she makes – especially Shepherd’s pie and Toad in the hole (sausages cooked in batter) Also macaroni cheese with peas.

Your favorite book to read? I love the Babar books, Topsy and Tim and Enid Blyton’s famous five and Mallory Towers.

Have you got an imaginary friend? No. I have a sister so I don’t think I really needed one. We have lots of dolls and toys who all have different personalities, and even speak with different accents!

Which food did you cook first? I remember making up some recipes when I was really small, one of them was ‘Ribena biscuits’ It is basically Ribena, a blackcurrant squash drink, mixed with flour and water, and then baked in the oven. There is a variation made with orange squash. I think they are pretty disgusting! In fact, I don’t think my sister and I ate really them, but instead offered them to my parents!

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JAVIER and JOSE’ LUIS DIEZ,  ninetonine,  designers

How is your cot when you were a baby? we don’t remember.

How is your bed? It is a lot of fun, because we sleep in a bunkbed, and each month we swop places, as sleeping in the top is much more fun than underneath.

Which is your favorite dish your mum uses to cook for you? Javier: Paella. José Luis: Arroz a la cubana – rice, with a fried egg and tomato sauce.

What meal don’t you like at all? Javier It’s odd, but I hate chard, but love spinach. José Luis: I deteste vegetable soup.

What is your favorite book? Javier: Sticker albums. José Luis: Robinson Crusoe.

Do you have an imaginary friend? No, neither of us.

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GERALDINE and RAFAELE – az&mut

How was your cot – and how is your bed? Geraldine As I was really in a hurry to be born (I arrived two and half month before the D day) my first cot was a wonderfull incubator! My bed is a wrought iron painted in pink. Rafaële I sleept in a Moses basket as long as it was just not possible anymore.

Which is your favorite dish your mum uses to cook for you? What meal don’t you like at all? Geraldine My favorite dish is “la

patente”, a sort of “croque-monsieur” done

the canadian way (where my mom come from), which is strange though because it is well known for hiding my meat under my plate’s rim… Rafaële I am a really bad eater, my mum says it is a nightmare. I am interested in chocolate, nothing else.What is your favorite book? Geraldinethe Grimm’s tales, and “Fourteen bears in Winter”

Rafaële the Perrault’s tales, and “les contes du chat perché” by Marcel Aymé

Do you have an imaginary friend?  Geraldine I have a big brother, enough for me… Rafaële None, but 3 extra real youngest brothers and sister.

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Alice and Marta – Yellow Basket

how is your bed? and your cot when you were baby? Alice My bed is pretty simple and low, but really full of puppies above my cushion. I can’t imagine how I could sleep well, but I love it!Marta my bed is big and I like the smooth surface of the wooden headboard.

which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? Alice I hate cauliflowers and fennels and I always remember them on school menu. My mum don’t love cooking but she prepar a funny fish shape with tuna, mayo and vegetables and I loved eating boiled potato and carrots with olive oil. Marta I hate meat and I’m fond of all kinds of raw vegetables. I love to walk around crunching carrots and cucumbers!

your favorite book to read?Alice “Cipollino” and all the rhymes by Gianni Rodari. Marta I don’t have a favorite book yet. I love all my illustrated books and I take good care of them: they look like really precious things to me. 

have you got an imaginary friend? No, I didn’t but I had a special doll called Camilla. She was always with me. Marta yes, her name is Elisabetta and she’s from Rome. She often comes to visit me because we are pretty good friends!

Do you sleep with someone – something with? A bunny, a monkey, two penguin and a squirrel above my head was my sleeping set.

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Arzu & Paul, Arzu Firuz design studio

how is your bed? Arzu A lot of cuddly toys and dolls made of fabric are put down on my bed cover. In day time the bed’s space becomes a playground : I like playing with all that toys around me ! Also I take advantage of the softness of the bed to lay down and look at the pictures of a fairy tell story. At night I find my lucky pillow. I can not sleep without it. I take it everywhere I go when I have to sleep outside home. Paul I have a bunk bed I share with my little brother. When I am in bed I discover fabulous landscapes in the ceiling’s imperfections.

which kind of meal you do not like? and your favourite? Arzu I am not a big fan of vegetables neither of fish. But I do like meat balls, pasta and pancakes my mum usually makes on sundays. Paul It’s not difficult to satisfy my taste when it comes to eat. I specially like delicatessen from Alsace (A region in the North East of France) bought by my grand mother for tea time. 

your favorite book to read? Arzu I love illustrated books : I have old compilations of Mickey comics I read from the beginning to the end. When I went to my friend Adine’s house I found a beautiful illustated Perrault’s fairy tale book. So when I go to see her next time I will absolutely take time to look at those engravings. Paul I love the story of Robinson Crusoe and the Odyssey. I am fascinated by travel stories.

Do you have an imaginary friend ? Arzu I do not have imaginary friends but I am a day dreamer, I invent stories. With my friend Melis we are spending a lot of time inventing magical potions made of washing powder, shampoo and nail polish. Paul I do not have an imaginary friend. I can spend an entire day playing with my legos alone. I am making spacecrafts, stupendous houses, boats. But I am not inventing stories with these toys, I am mostly interested in construction and not in imagination.

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DEBORAH BEAU – kickcan and conkers

how is your bed? and your cradle when you were baby? I’ve no idea what kind of cot I had but I love my 1950’s pale yellow and pink bed and bedside table in my room at my grandma’s house.  I spend a lot of time at my gran’s and she’s made me a pretty prink floral bedspread to match the ottaman chest at the bottom of my bed.

which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? I’m very picky, I don’t like meat at all, it takes too long to chew, but I do like jam sandwiches.

your favorite book to read? My favourites are the Enid Blyton’s Wishing Chair stories and the Folk of The Farway Tree. I would love to travel to new lands every week and slip down the slippery slide.

have you got an imaginary friend? No, I don’t have any imaginary friends but I have a very special dolly called Sally. She’s only got one eye now, poor thing, but she’s my best friend and I take her everywhere.

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LISA SCUDIERO –  AL2698

how is your bed? My bed is white and it’s the same of my sisters. I sleep with them . before sleeping happens a beautiful thing every time: Serena, my big sister, tells us “good night”, Alice, my little sister, tells us “ good rest”, finally I tell them“ sweet dreams”, SO WE FALL ASLEEP!

which kind of meal you don’t like? and which is your favourite one? I DON’T LIKE ALL GREEN VEGETABLE: COURGETTES, GREEN BEANS, CABBAGE, BEANS…!I DESIRE ICECREAM! I LOVE WHEN MY MUM AUTHORIZES MY SISTERS AND ME TO EAT IT  IN FRONT OF THE TV.

which is your favorite book ? LITTLE WOMEN  BY LOUISA MAY ALCOTT IS FANTASTIC! IT’S ALSO MY FAVOURITE FILM!

have you got an imaginary friend? No, I haven’t an imaginary friend, but I have a lot of true friends!

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ROMY BOESVELD, 
designer, Kindsontheroof 

How was your cot when you were a baby? How is your bed? The cot was most certainly a 2nd hand one as I was born unplanned with very young parents whi had no budget. The bed is a 2-layer bed for me and my sister my father made himself. With an integrated wooden kitchen on the first floor for us to play with and it is lots of fun.

Which is your favorite dish your mum uses to cook for you? What meal don’t you like at all? Favourite: pancakes of course, for most dutch kids I think  – with “stroop” (old dutch syrup). Hates: everything cabbage like…..red / white / green ….brrrrrr

What is your favorite book? Wiplala from Annie MG Schmidt, about a little little man as big as your little finger who can do magic but not well enough – therefore his co-Wiplalas have sent him away and he arrives in the human world. He comes living with a Dutch family of one father – a writer who doesn’t make any money and needs to accept some uninteresting job – and two kids – a boy and girl. Together with Wiplala they have lots and lots of adventures.

Did you have an imaginary friend? No, we have a real dog and a hamster and a rabbit – that is great!

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ILYA YASHKIN, designer, Kindsontheroof 


How was your cot when you were a Baby? How was your bed when you were a child? I had a cot made by my grand father, like a small boat, blue of colour.

Which Is your favorite dish your mum used to cook for you? Usually my father is cooking, he works at home and he cook good. I like saucisson freche very much, but usually it is for adults. Strange old fashion world!

What meal don’t you like at all? Just a morning meal, before the school.

What is your favorite book? Jack London’s South Sea Tales. Where boys are man, hard but happy.

Do you have an imaginary friend? No, But I have a lots of dogs as friends. In our country village they know me all!

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RICHARD WARMOUTH, designer  WEAMO 

How was your cot when you were a Baby? How is your bed? My Cot was plain white classic and simple. My bed is a bunk bed I sleep in the lower bunk whilst my older brother John sleep in the upper bunk, it is always good fun pushing his mattress with my feet just to annoy him.

Which is your favorite dish your mum used to cook for you? What meal don’t you like at all? I love trifle and apparently if leave alone with one would eat the lot, all meals in our house are  big so this is some mean feat. I dislike traditional Sunday Dinner with roast beef and all the trimmings especially brussel sprouts, ironic is becaming now my favourite meal – if cooked by my mother that is.

What is your favorite book? The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley, maybe that’s why I love surfing and steam engines?

Do you have an imaginary friend? No

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FAUSTA ORECCHIO,  ORECCHIO ACERBO, publisher

how is your bed? and your cot when you were baby? It fits together down above my sister’s bed. I sleep down because I am the younger. I don’t remember the cot.

which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you?the semolina. My favorite food is Froel chicken, because has been invented by my mom Fausta+Rossella+Elvira.

your favorite book to read? four “L’isola dei delfini blu” because it makes me crying, “Le tigri di Mompracen” because it excites me, “Jackill e Hide” it scareds me and “Le avventure di Tom Sawier”because it makes me laugh!

have you got an imaginary friend? Rose and she is a princess, but she does not know and I cannot tell her.

What do you want to do when you grew up? A dancer.

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TARIN GARTNER, 
artist

How is your bed? and your cradle  when you were a baby? my bed was in front of a big poster of a doll with a big hat and big eyes that i watched for hours till i fall asleep every night.

Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like cream.

Which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? Cherry ciocolate cake.

Your favorite book to read? The princess and the pea.

Have you got an imaginary friend? no.

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FRANCESCA BALLINI, FBR, managing director

How is your bed? My bed is very nice  because is suspended in my bedroom and I ca see the world from up there

Which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like veggie soup And your favourite? My favourite is pasta with fresh tomato sauce

Your favourite book to read? The red tree by Shaun Tan.

Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes, her name is Chiara.

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CLARA, STUDIO FLUDD, designer

how is your bed? MY BED IS LIKE A SOFA, A CRADLE, A TABLE AND A COMFY MATTRESS ALL TOGETHER.

and your cut when you were baby? LIKE A SOUP BOWL

which kind of meal you do not like? I REALLY HATE CAPERS AND FORTUNATELY ANYTHING ELSE.

which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? MMMM… LETS SAY MY FATHER: RISOTTO WITH CASSIS!

your favorite book to read? “DAUGHTER OF FORTUNE” FROM ISABELLE ALLENDE. IT’S A REALLY INSPIRING BOOK AND MAKES ME WANT TO VISIT CHILE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

have you got an imaginary friend? SOMETIMES I WISHED TO HAVE A PERSON WHO COULD BE EXACTLY LIKE ME SO WE COULD HAVE DONE TOGETHER ALL THE EXPERIENCES THAT I WANT TO DO AND THAT ALL THE OTHERS DON’T CARE ABOUT.  A KIND OF TWIN ON DEMAND.

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NAIGEL, DUEMANINONBASTANO, graphic designer

How is your bed? and your cradle when you were baby? It’s a robot.

Which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? I don’t like beet and my favorite food is chocolate.

Your favorite book to read? Young marmots manual.

Have you got an imaginary friend? Yes, the Big Jim a toys of Mattel.

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LILIANE LIMPENS, designer LILIANE

How was your cut when you were a Baby? How is your bed? I sleep in a wooden child’s bed that my father made. On the sides were primary the dancing gnomes in primary colors. If I am bored I go with my finger along the…edges of the figures. That certainly cause my sense of wood …

Which is your favorite dish your mum use to cook for you? What meal don’t you like at all? Favourite sauerkraut stew with sausage. Non-favorite lamb

What is your favorite book TV-program? Thunderbirds

Dod you have an imaginary friend? My soulfriend-doll Liesje. Of course a doll of 30 cm. Only Liesje knows who I am deepdown.

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FREDERIC COLETTE, designer, Collect furniture

How was your cut when you were a Baby? How is your bed? As a Baby I use to sleep in the family baby cut – crafted over 150 years ago, it was the one my mother, grandfather and his father and grandfather also used as a child.

Which is your favorite dish your mum use to cook for you? What meal don’t you like at all? I use to love anything sweet&sour and I love when my mother prepared porridge for breakfast. I have a fantastic memory of frozen carrots, which I use to sneak out of the freezer and eat anytime of the day. I hate anything with olive oil.

What is your favorite book? Barbapapa’s transforming into any shape, fighting for animal rights and against pollution: They were clear favorites!

Do you have an imaginary friend? I do not have an imaginary friend, but a sister just 1 year younger than I – we are best friends most of our childhood.

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KOSTAS SYTARIOTIS – designer

how is your bed? I have a single bed that my father made (he is a carpenter) out of walnut tree. It has two small glass windows with a flower composition carved inside. It seems really huge to me. It is in my parent’s room placed next to the wall on the left side, and i use to put my knee against it, it reassure me as i feel a kind of boundary. I still sleep with my right knee up towards the bed’s limit!

and your cut when you were baby? As you can see my mom is not very friendly to the barber! I guess she always want to have a daughter, but she had two ancient Greek warriors instead..

which kind of meal you do not like? Everything that involves artichokes, i always hated them. They are nature’s bad design!! :o)

which is your favourite dish? Chicken with Bàmies, a Greek dish with Okra plant. My mom always prepare it every time. Simply delicious! Oh, and pizza, of course.

your favorite book to read? Yellow pages? Just kidding.. The first book that really fascinated me is Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island. I remember it quite well.

have you got an imaginary friend? No, as i had a brother, 6 years younger. But i have my favourite blanket, just as Linus! I called it “Nani”.

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FLORENCE ROLANDO,  PIROUETTE 

how is your bed? and your cradle when you were baby? My bed is super king size because I kick at night and I have rather long legs. In my memories I never had a cradle, I always slept in my parent’s bed. Pure fantasy of course…

which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? I love everything, especially when it’s prepared by top Michelin Stars chefs. My favorite dish is “puree-jambon” (mashed and ham).

your favorite book to read? The Little Prince by Antoine de St Exupery. My dad read it to me thousands of times. I still read it occasionally.

have you got an imaginary friend? Yes, her name is Illy and she can do all sorts of fun things : draw on the walls, watch videos all night long, jump on the sofas…

which clothes do you remember first? I remember a winter red wool coat that I love so much I insist to wear it all the time, even at the beach, in the middle of the summer!

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LONGA – Due mani non bastano – designer

how is your bed? and your cradle when you were baby? Always in a mess.

which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? I love every kind of sweet made with apples 🙂 yuhm!

your favorite book to read? Il bosco (the wood) by french illustrator Alain Gree.

have you got an imaginary friend? Of course! My best friend is my puppet, Bianchino. He’s just a small bear, but very strong fighting with monsters I meet in dreams.

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JENNY LACEY – LMNOP – editor in chief

how is your bed? and your cradle when you were baby? I sleep in a wooden cot. It has a sweet baby lamb illustration on the headboard.

which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? I don’t meat! My favourite dish is macaroni and cheese.

Your favorite book to read? Cindy Bakes a Funny Cake by Dean Walley. A Hallmark Pop-up book about a girl named Cindy who decides to bake a cake while home alone, except for her big sister who’s upstairs on the phone. You can imagine what happens next!

Have you got an imaginary friend? No. But I have plenty of dolls I use to like to boss around!

Which magazine did you read first? Seventeen magazine.

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BRUNO SAVOLDELLI, designer  NONAH

How was your cot when you were a Baby? How was your bed when you were a child? When I arrived, third child and last but I didn’t know that yet, my mum used our family cradle for me. It was made of dark wood, with a very traditional design.  Now, I am using a little family bed (again !) made of rattan, and the way the canes were crossed  structured little windows I love to peep through.

Which was your favorite dish your mum used to cook for you? What meal didn’t you like at all? My mum uses to cook quite regularly a French baked potato dish called “gratin Dauphinois”. Simply delicious. But she sometimes finds some salsify vegetables on the market. Unbearable !

What was your favourite book “The wonderful adventures of Nils Holgersson” by Selma Lagerlof. I love the adventures of this child on the back of a wild goose and the large Swedish spaces he discovers during his travelling.

Did you have an imaginary friend? No, I already have 1 brother and 1 sister, and that was plenty enough company !

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MELISSA PANARELLO, writer

how is your bed? and your cot when you were baby? I had no cot because my mom liked sleep with me between her and my dad. Now I have a bigger salmon pink bamboo bed but I do not use it so much, I continue to go to my parent’s bed to sleep with them as always!

which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? I like sweet-and-sour rabbit and broccoli pasta. I do not like jam croissants and fried potatos, I prefer to have for my breakfast just a carrot. My mum is very angry fro this, she would like I would eat sugars in the morning.

your favorite book to read? Gods and heroes from greek mythology. There are many pictures and all the stories abouts the gods. I like also “Jesus in the hearth”, a gift from priest Pasqualino.

have you got an imaginary friend? yes, her name is Rita. She is 14 years old and she looks like S.Rita, exactly. She has a nail dug in the forehead and a black veil on the head. She is very quite, it’s only me speaking.

What do you want to do when you grew up? A poet or a nun.

What did you write first? It is strange but I remember it because my haunt had preserved it until now “I do not want to sleep because there is no love to warm up my heart”.

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NICO SCHWEIZER, designer,  Momoll

How was your cot (baby bed) when you were a Baby? How was your bed when you were a child? I don’t think we owned a cot. I don’t recall at all, but I assume later  it was a regular adult sized bed without safety sideboards, probably a bunk bed after. From IKEA…

Which was your favorite dish your mum used to cook for you? What meal didn’t you like at all? Our favorite meal is “Crépes”‘ with Rasperry Jam, and swedish meatballs and we all detest cow intestines (or ‘tripe’)…

What was your favorite book? The ‘Babar’ Series by Jean de Brunhoff. Or ‘The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. and of course Pippi Langstrumpf and some Tove Jansson

Did you have an imaginary friend? No. To busy playing outside in the forest…. I love Adam Gopnik stroy ‘Bumping Into Mr. Ravioli” (The New Yorker, September 30, 2002) about his daughters imaginary friend.

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OTTO DUNKE,  promising designer

how is your bed? and your cot when you were baby? I have a white wooden bed which you can pull out. But it is very big now and so long it can be because I’ve grown a lot. When I was little I had the same bed, only it was not pulled out. When I was a baby a slept between my mother and father mostly.

which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? I like salmon soup. Only my mother don’t cook so much. It is mostly my father who cooks. I love his food!

your favorite book to read? I like Manga series. But I also like Oliver Twist, that my mother reads to me in the evenings now.

have you got an imaginary friend? No not any more! But when I was little I had a Snail named Mr Fugo. He’s dead now.

do you sleep with someone – something with? I have a couple of softies, but I don’t have them in my bed all the time. It gets so crowdy.

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FRANCESCA KAUFMANN / CHIARA REPETTO, owners of Kaufmann Repetto and sisters

how is your bed? and your cradle when you were baby? Francesca – I have a basic ash tree bed, from my bed we draw out another the bed where my little sister sleeps. Sometimes I make some experiments trying to suffocate her during the night. I remember my cot when my sister was born, I was 7 years old and I would have loved to jump into it! Chiara – my bed is a camp bed, I have to drag it out from my sister’s bed. I love jumping on my bed but unfortunatly last night it fell down on my mum’s ankle! I have no memories of my cot, my mum put it off as soon was possible.

which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? Francesca – I have a kind of trauma from boiled fennels, at the kindergarden they forced me to eat them. My mum cooks great lasagna but I am not really interested in food, sometimes she tells me that if I don’t eat enough she will have to do restorative injections to me….  Chiara – I hate fish, EVERY KIND of fish, since ever! Everything cooked by my mum is eccelent, but I especially love her pizza, when I come back from school and I smell this incredible flavour I feel like paradise!!

your favorite book to read? Francesca – favole al telefono by Gianni Rodari and thePeanuts, there I learnt the word ‘sarcasm’ Chiara – just one? Il paese dei maghi by Pinin Carpi, but also Grande Gigante Gentile by Roahl Dahl.

have you got an imaginary friend? Francesca – I have no imaginary friend, but when I was a baby I called myself “the girl” Chiara – no, I have no imaginary friend: I like play by myself and do my own business!

What do you want to do when you grew up? Francesca – the director of a contemporary art gallery Chiara – writer or a cashier

If you could, what would you like to steal from the other one? Francesca – her converse collection Chiara – I have to say that I am super lucky! My sister gives me a free access to her bedroom, for this reason I am not jealous. Maybe I would love to wear her glasses but I stopped with this desire when I started to use them too!

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LUISA, writer and mum and SARAH MARIA, communication manager and daughter

how is your bed? and your cot when you were baby? LUISA – I had a traditional cot, 50ies style, it has been used by all my relatives, my bed is covered by a textil with big flowers. SARAH – I sleep with many puppets, when my dad sings the lullabye he has to do it for everyone of them too!

which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? LUISA – I hate sweet maize in can, most of all in the salad! I love beaten eggs with coffee, my mum makes them every morning for us before school. Fattening and exciting bomb! SARAH – I hate all the stuff inside the animals such as liver…I love eating new things everytime, my mum makes me happy when she cooks something new, if we cook together it is even better!

your favorite book to read? LUISA – russian fairy tales SARAH – I cannot chose, one it is not enough!

have you got an imaginary friend? LUISA- In order to drive crazy the nons at the boarding school I invented to have a depraved brother castaway from the family. SARAH – Tata and Zaffeo.

What do you want to do when you grew up? LUISA – a brave archaeologist SARAH – a director

If you could, what would you like to steal from the other one? LUISA- Her capability to find friends and keep them SARAH – Her magic capability to create beaty from everything she touchs.

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GIOVANNA ZOBOLI, publisher  topi pittori 

how is your bed? and your cradle when you were baby? I have a big bed, simple, confortable for reading with two night tables, one different to the other, for the books. I had a wicker cradle covered by a textil printed with spikes, botany poppy and fleurs-de-lis.

which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? I do not like artificial flavours, my favorite food is pasta al forno.

Your favorite book to read? I cannot chose just one book, I read tens of books and I love all of them. Have you got an imaginary friend? myself.

What do you want to do when you grew up? to watch animals.

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PETRA BARKHOF, stylist

how is your bed? My brother and me have a bunk bed.When it was new we faught to decide who sleeps upstairs. My brother won, but now I build a hut with bedsheets and blankets downstairs, dreaming about travelling to distant lands where it is always summer.

which kind of meal you do not like? I don’t like eating. Specially I hate vegetables and meat, except spinach.

which is your favourite dish that your mom prepares to you?rice pudding with cinnamon and sugar

your favorite book to read? A collection of Brothers Grimm fairy tales, my favorite ones are Snow white and Rumpelstiltskin

have you got an imaginary friend? no, I have my brother, my sister and my very best friend Katrin.

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KRISZTIAN ZANA, photographer

Hhow is your bed? and your cradle when you were baby? I’m very bad with beds. I’m always sleeping on one which is given or accessible. I never really had a cradle when I was kid, probably that’s the reason why I don’t pay much attention on beds. It is a funny story: my first bed was inherited from my parents: They cut their double bed into half and a half was given to me, the other half was placed in our weekend house.

Which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? I’m a big fan of international cuisine! I love to try out new dishes. My favorite is s scrambled eggs with a sliced frankfurter, topped with paprika. But my taste always change periodically as far as I remember.

Your favorite book to read? I am a big fan of comic books

Have you got an imaginary friend? Not really, but I always wished to have one, especially because I’m a single child.

Which photo did you see first? I am growing up on amateur family pictures, I have just realized what photography means for real. The first photograph I saw is a beauty poster on the wall at my father’s hair saloon.

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SIMONE TONUCCI, publisher ORECCHIO ACERBO

how is your bed? and your cradle when you were baby? I have a bunk bed, I do not remember my cot.. I think was the same of my older brothers.

which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? I do not like chick peas with codfish. I love meat with mashed potatos, I am able to create amazing castles in my dish with smashed potatos and the pieces of meats are doors, windows and bridges.

Your favorite book to read? Il barone inesistenteby Italo Calvino, I made all the drawings!

Have you got an imaginary friend? No.

What do you want to do when you grew up? I will be a “madonnaro”! the sidewalk painter!

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MARTINE CAMILLIERI,
 artist

How is your bed? and your cradle when you were baby? I sleep in a cube (in Viet-Nam, 4 sticks, one at each corner of the bed, put up a rectangular mosquito net, as a cube). You have to open a delicate door to come in, like in a real house. It is a very personal space,  It is also a screen for my dreams. Everything seen through,  becomes soft and nice and poetic. For my craddle, as I was born in France,  I only remember the sweet warmth of my blanket when it was cold.

Which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? Beeerk, I hate spinach, I don’t want to be Popeye !

Your favorite book to read? It’s my pupil’s textbook, it is so wonderful to see that all this black drawings mean something !! I kept this book, called La joie de lire“, as I become an adult.

Have you got an imaginary friend? The friend of my dreams is a husky.  As in my country, it never snow, I like to dream to white and frozen landscape. I have seen in a book a wonderful dog with a great blue regard in his russet coat. Now Husky is my friend… in my snowy mind !

What did you draw first? A lot and a lot of towns, or city, or villages… on all over the sheet. I like to imagine small or large houses for everybody, streets and roads, church, school, bakery… Life.

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MICHAELE, 
 
Kalon Studios, designer

How was your cot – and bed as a child? The crib was a yellow and white crib that was a hand-me-down from my mother’s sister. The sides went up and down. It was a simple, standard design for the time. All cribs looked alike. The bed I had was my mom’s from when she was little. It was a dark-cherry, twin-size bed with head and foot boards. I decorated the headboard with autumn leaves stuck on with toothpaste. The leaves crumbled off sort of quickly but the blue toothpaste was there forever.

Which was your favorite dish your mum used to cook for you? What meal didn’t you like at all? The same.  Apparently, my favorite was spinach and then it became my least favorite.  I have drawings from then that say NO SPINACH scrawled across them. According to my mom the change was based on a sudden awareness of color on my part. Other favorites: spicy food, vinegar, candy, brie, pate, peanut butter and jelly, and steak.

What was your favorite book? I had a lot of favorites: Madeline. Good Night Moon. The Ox Cart Man.

Did you have an imaginary friend? A ton. Joey and Smookey (he wore glasses) were my best friends. There were loads of them. I even had an imaginary enemy – Monica. She was awful.

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PETER OYLER, designer

How is your bed I have a wooden bed though I prefer to sleep in an inflatable yellow raft.  It is more exciting.

Which kind of meal you do not like? and your favourite? I hate lima beans.  I love grilled cheese.

Your favorite book to read? I’ve always loved books … Curious George, Where the Wild Things Are, Paddington the Bear, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Have you got an imaginary friend? I only ever have one imaginary friend and it is very brief.  He is a monkey and stayed with me for 2 days while I was on vacation with my family.  It was a short lived and very exciting friendship.

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JOHANN, Kalon Studios, designer

How was your cot – and bed as a child? I slept in a simple all wood crib with round dowels.  It had one height, was small and unobtrusive.  Probably like many of the simple all wood cribs still available today. My bed is a mattress on the floor and later a metal framed bunk bed.

Which was your favorite dish your mum used to cook for you? What meal didn’t you like at all? I love milk rice with cinnamon and sugar. My family are hunters which periodically disturb me so I don’t eat fowl for a while as I tell them that birds are my friends.  I also make the duck hunt exceedingly difficult for whoever I am accompanying.  I remember my grandfathers friend saying to him that he would never have me along again as he couldn’t fire a single shot.  I now eat fowl.

What was your favorite book? I liked Max und Moritz.

Did you have an imaginary friend? No imaginary friends, just imagination.

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MIRALDA COLOMBO, journalist and food blogger il cucchiaino di alice

How was your cot – and bed as a child? I had a classic rocking cradle, I think so by my baby pictures… Pastel colors wood, bedding, carousel. Since the beginning my bed has been for a bigger child with a winter blanket printed in the middle with a saint bernard dog. I love to go under it inventing imaginary tales with my torch.

Which was your favorite dish your mum used to cook for you? What meal didn’t you like at all? I has been a good eater, I eat vegetables or soups. I have to say… I do not go crazy for the cabbage’s world. My mom doesn’t not like coocking but she often makes hand made pasta and I love helping her. Probably that’s the reason why I have started to coock with Alice very soon, making pizza and coockies. For babies is a wonderful moment, magic.

What was your favorite book? I am divided among Alice in WonderlandPippi Longstocking and Anna with red hair. All of them have in common incredible and quirky adventures! I am a super lively child.

Did you have an imaginary friend? Sure, her name is Anna, she lives in a wood with many nymphes able during the night to become trees. Anna is also the person to whom I dedicate my diary’s pages.

What do you want to do when you grew up? I have no precise ideas about this… I dream to be able to travel through space and time (not really a job), maybe I could become a war reporter, as Oriana Fallaci or Tiziano Terzani to change the world and help people.

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ROCIO MACHO, Naif magazine

how is your bed? and your cot when you were baby? When I was a baby I used to sleep in a cot beside my parent’s bed, a very old one that my brothers had used before me. Now I share a bunk bed wiht my sister.

which kind of meal you do not like? which is your favourite dish that your mom prepare to you? I hate beef and my favourite meal is fried eggs and potatos

your favorite book to read? I love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, my older sister uses to read it to me before going to sleep (the one who sleep in the bunk bed with me!)

have you got an imaginary friend? I never need it, I’ve got 7 brothers and sisters! what I have is an imaginary dog!

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JORDI FERRERO, artist

How wasyour cot – and bed as a child?my bed was hidden inside a closet, when i want to go to sleep i have to pull it open.

Which was your favorite dish your mum used to cook for you? What meal didn’t you like at all? in terms of food i like everything, but maybe i’m not a fan of really bloody meat. tuna fish with vegtables is my favorite food by my mom.

What was your favorite book? my favorite book is The Neverending Story

Did you have an imaginary friend? i dont have an imaginary friend but I invent a lot of stories and adventures.


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6 Responses to HOW OLD R U?

  1. miriam says:

    I love this page is wonderful to read the interviews and look at he pictures 🙂

  2. Deborah says:

    What a great category. I especially enjoyed seeing friend, Salli Swindell in it!
    Nice job.

  3. Elisabeth Dunker says:

    What a bunch of interesting people you have here. Love to read their answers, and see them as youngsters :)!

  4. serena says:

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