Thank you to all who came to celebrate the launch of our first ever kids book, in collaboration with Albin Michel Jeunesse, called “Attrape-Moi.” We hope you will enjoy it as much as we have!
For the latest Pop-In Nordstrom has joined forces with Hanes to offer a huge selection of exclusive t-shirts, in selected stores until September 24th. For the occasion OMY has created two fun and creative kids t-shirts sold with our washable markers to customize your own! The perfect buy for t-shirt aficionados.
We were invited to create a giant coloring wall for the newly inaugurated Citadium store on the famous Champs-Elysées. Kids and adults alike can shop, color and leave there trace behind on the “Paris” wall. The perfect selfie spot and hangout activity.
Overlooking Biarritz, its schools of surfers, and the Basque coast, this humble café set up in a shack on the cliffs is the perfect place to soak up the region’s beach vibe. Pull up at one of the outdoor tables for a coffee or juice in the morning, a light meal throughout the day, or a pre-dinner drink served with great tapas, with the added extra of the sunset over the Atlantic for décor. You might even get lucky with an improvised acapella concert.
SAN SEBASTIAN’S ‘SEMANA GRANDE’ FESTIVAL
Celebrating the Assumption of Mary into Heaven, the festival Semana Grande, or “big week”, this year kicks off on Sat 12 August with the traditional cannon shot, taking place at 7pm in Alderdi Eder gardens. But the highlight of one of the region’s most popular festivals – when Basque culture is celebrated at its fullest – is probably the spectacular International Firework Competition exploding over La Concha Bay on the last night, Sat 19.
CRISTOBAL BALENCIAGA MUSEOA
One of couture’s biggest heroes had humble beginnings in a picturesque Basque fishing village. Getaria celebrates possibly its most famous son with this museum that demonstrates Balenciaga’s legacy to the history of fashion and design via engaging exhibitions and events. Part of the museum is housed in the grand Aldamar Palace, the former summer residence of the Marquis de Casa Torres, where Balenciaga’s mother worked as a seamstress and the couturier first came into contact with haute couture.
This cult restaurant, nestled at the foothills of Mount Anboto deep in the Atxondo valley, will transport you far from the elegant tablecloths and expensive silverware of Basque country’s famous restaurants. Self-taught bbq master Victor Arguinzoniz carefully selects firewood from different trees to grill exceptional local produce – everything from the butter to the caviar – offering a radical new interpretation of Basque cuisine
Frank Gehry’s architectural manifesto, and the museum that put Basque country on the map, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. On top of a retrospective of the pioneering video artist Bill Viola (running until 9 Nov), the museum presents a whole programme dedicated to demonstrating the ways in which the building and surrounding city has changed over the last two decades. When you’re done exploring, hit up the museum’s Michelin-starred restaurant Neura, where chef Josean Alija gets to the essence of the local food culture.
Discover New York City with this historical, cultural and nature walk along the old above-ground train tracks of the Lower West Side. This park has become a must for locals and visitors alike, to escape the busy streets below and to relax and take in the city a bit closer to the sky. And now you can color in your favorite spots!
This giant coloring poster is available exclusively at Friends of the High Line.
SIP COFFEE BAR
Barista-owner Julie shares her passion for coffee in this casual but stylish café. Coffee is brewed – Chemex or espresso – using beans sourced from the Belgian micro roastery Or Coffee. But the commitment to quality is evident across the menu: from the teas (Bellocq) to the organic cakes, pastries and light lunch options, all prepared in-house. And the cherry on the cake : free wifi!
MARCHÉ DES QUAIS
An array of odours, colours and flavours, plus great views over the Garonne, at this lovely quayside food market. Every Sunday morning about 60 stands demonstrate their dedication to quality, often organic, produce, frequently sourced directly from small growers. This is the spot to throw back oysters from the nearby Arcachon bay, paired with a glass of local white.
Quai des Chartrons, 33000 Bordeaux
The hip hotel’s rooftop terrace has just reopened for the summer season. There’s no better spot for a drink at sunset, but it’s also open, weather permitting, for brunch on Sundays. On top of the generous all-you-can-eat menu devised by star chef Guy Savoy, you’ll enjoy fabulous views over the Old Town, with the spires of the 11th-century Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux looming above you.
LA CITÉ DU VIN
One of the world’s greatest vineyards celebrates the industry that has defined its identity for over 1,000 years. The building’s innovative architecture sets the tone for an engaging, interactive presentation of the epic story of wine. Finish your visit with a glass of wine at the rooftop bar. This forward-thinking institution celebrates its first birthday this summer.
Located in the historic former Niel military barracks on the Right Bank, this innovative development is an incubator for sustainable development. Economically innovative and environmentally responsible start-ups share the compound with coworking spaces, a restaurant, a skateboard ramp, a bar, an organic and local grocery store, an Emmaus thrift store and a bicycle repair shop.
Coming soon – GOGO CITY GUIDES Pays Basque!
Exhibition / Simon Porte Jacquemus “Marseille Je t’aime”
An ode to his native city, the hot young fashion talent presents simultaneous exhibitions across two of its most important cultural institutions: an exhibition of sculpture and photography at the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) plus and a video installation at the MuCEM demonstrate how Marseille inspires his collections.
Grocery / L’Idéal
In the bustling Noailles neighbourhood not far from the Old Port this new-generation grocery is a temple to good taste; fill your basket with a selection of products carefully sourced from the Mediterranean basin, or pull up a seat at the counter or around the communal table to enjoy the daily changing menu of simple, tasty dishes.
Restaurant / La Boîte à Sardine
An institution. From a panoramic corner site at the top of the Canebière, fishmonger Fabien Rugi sells fresh fish and seafood from his loaded stalls. But the bright space doubles as a restaurant, where you can savour a simple menu for lunch, plus dinner on Thu and Fri in summer, that celebrates the catch of the day.
Shop / Maison Empereur
Since 1827 this much-loved general store has kept Marseille locals equipped with everything from French pocket and table knives, donkey milk soaps, floor or shoe wax, bicycle tyre repair kits, perfumed candles, sailor shirts, cast-iron cookware, olive pit removers… Seven generations later, the family owned business continues to navigate between tradition and innovation.
Hotel / Mama Shelter
The playful designer hotel chain is preparing for its second summer in Marseille. Already a local hotspot, the bar and restaurant are always buzzing: locals and visitors get together around the signature XXL table football at the bar, or the communal tables to enjoy the Guy Savoy devised menu; or sample the Pastis at the dedicated bar, Mama Pastaga.
Coming Soon – Gogo City Guides Bordeaux
WIN a night for 2 adults and 2 children, including breakfast, at Mama Shelter Marseille! For the launch of our new giant Marseille coloring poster, Omy has teamed-up with the fun and creative hotel group, Mama Shelter, for this special family Give-Away! Enter here!
You have until Tuesday May 23rd 2017 to participate, one winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday May 24th.
How can you create an original interior? There is nothing easier than this simple and fun DIY for bold results!
1.Choose the paper you would like to use, here we use our Graphic.01 paper placemats.
2.Place the pot that you want to cover on the paper, then roll the pot and trace lightly. This should form a slight arch and should not be straight.
3.Cut out the shape and tape the two sides together on the back of the pot using double sided tape. Cut if you need to make any adjustments.
4.These pot covers are super easy and you can change with your mood, the result is guaranteed to add spunk to any room or terrace!
Create a colorful and original party with our fun and easy DIY ideas! #1 a Party Garland
1.Choose your papier or placemats, here we use our Graphic.02 paper placemats.
2.Cut rectangles to the size that you wish, then fold them over your string and glue the sides together.
3.Personnalize the size and shape of your paper and the length, the more garlands the better for maximum effect!
Keeping with tradition, Colette and La Mère de Famille spread the Easter love with their annual giant egg hunt and activities in the Jardins Renoir du Musée de Montmartre. Between handfuls of chocolate, kids could get creative and color their own OMY coloring masks for the photo-op!
April Fool’s!! Smallable and OMY helped the kids trick their parent’s with some hand-made Poisson d’Avril and coloring masks in their St-Germain store.
To celebrate with the French Institute Alliance Française in NYC and their famous Tilt Kids Festival, we gave XXL posters for a fun workshop so French!
Stéréokids crossed the Atlantic for the last Tilt Kids Festival in NYC, and OMY was there to party with them!
As seen on “50 min Inside” on TF1, OMY is constantly innovating in the coloring world. Now offering giant coloring walls to businesses for decoration and to improve work space quality. Wee match, a communications Agency in Paris, recently ordered a giant coloring wall of Paris for their offices – resulting in an original design, fun activity and relaxing moment for their employees.
Since 2014 Klépierre, with their 120 shopping centers in Europe, elaborated a new shopping concept called “Let’s Play.” This year OMY was invited to create a special area for children to be able to color while the parents shop! Here at Creteil Soleil we designed a giant coloring floor for the beginning of the January sales.
For the Smets store in Luxembourg, we created a giant coloring wall for Christmas, offering a festive and graphic activity for everyone during the holidays!
During the month of December, OMY created some very kids-friendly coloring areas for 17 of the “ID KIDS” stores in France. During the holiday season kids could color freely and decorate the walls while waiting for Santa to come!
The Brooklyn Museum invited OMY to be a part of their Holiday arts and craft event with a Giant NYC coloring wall!
To get ready for the holidays and her latest book “Food avec les Kids” (Éditions de la Martinière), Carrie Solomon offered a fun and festive kids cooking class at the OMY boutique!
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Our Dinos poster arrived just in time for the very trendy Coach x Colette collaboration! For the launch of their children’s capsule collection, Coach installed a giant OMY jurassic coloring wall in their Soho store.
Discover the wild world of dinosaurs like you have never seen before!
For the latest edition of Second Square #8 “Blop, Pop, Wiz” at Carreau du Temple, we presented our new coloring board for the visitors to be able to color non-stop!
1.Once you have finished coloring your entire poster with your OMY Magical Felt Pens now the fun begins – grab your white marker and get ready to work magic!
2. The white marker will either erase or change the color of your original coloring. Erasing white areas will help create volume and shine, dots and lines will add patterns – change colors to brighten your poster!
For the “Paris!” exhibit at the Bon Marché Rive Gauche, the PSG ordered a special giant poster dedicated to the famous Paris Saint-Germain football team, the Parc des Princes stadium and Paris – and of course done in a wild and hilarious OMY ambiance!
Four full pages featuring our OMY coloring posters covered with Haute jewelry in the October issue of AirFrance Madame!
1. When coloring using only one color, it is important to vary the cross-hatching and layering to create shade and volume.
2. For example, on the bus, we used tiny lines to fill in the space, the more lines, the darker the area and effect. The angle of the lines can also define the plane of your object.
3. On the various buildings we used different forms – tiny circles create the roof tiles, diagonal lines give a sense of depth on the side of the building, etc.
4. To finalize the poster, we went back over the resting areas to add more lines and darken the shadows – the more the poster is colored, the more real it appears!
Your poster is finished and the results are original and creative!
Items used in this number: Our new giant Amsterdam poster
1. Painting with watercolors is about creating different layers. The more layers, the darker you can create shade and detail. Start filling in your poster, lightly coloring in the different larger zones. Once the color has dried, you can go back and add shadows where needed. Remember to leave small areas light or completely white to show shine or to create shape, like on the palm tree and Frankenstein’s pants for example.
2. Using different tones of the same color can also help create depth and shading. For example, on the the building we first added a light layer of blue, then purple on the roof, then more darker purple to create shadows. Adding small lines or dots can also help create a pattern, like the roof of the houses.
Your poster is finished and the results are original and creative!
Items used in this number: our XXL Los Angeles poster
This year the famous children’s store Bonton celebrated its 15 year anniversary with special Birthday parties in each of their stores – in France, Tokyo and Los Angeles. Of course Omy was there with plenty of coloring activities and our coloring room!
OMY x Frichti have joined forces to help moms get good and fun meals on the table everyday, with a cool gift offer! Easy for moms and fun for kids with 1 free OMY gift to collect that changes every week!
Summer’s here! We created a special giant Jungle coloring wall for the Cheerz Summer Tour with Milk magazine at the Grand Train!
OMY innovates again with the launch of our first colorable cotton accessories collection.
This season, color the new 100% cotton backpack, artist belt, belly bag and pouch.
From the beach to the classroom, be creative and customize every outfit!
During this past Pitti Bimbo in Florence, the store Baby Bottega threw a party to celebrate summer with our Italy posters!
We are very proud and honored to have a full page article in today’s Figaro newspaper! Bravo team!
For the Euro 2016, OMY scores!
For the occasion OMY created a giant coloring poster 100% football, as original as it is hilarious! Follow the scores and color your favorite teams with this poster full of humor, the perfect halftime activity!
For the opening of “Little Villette” on Mai 21st, OMY created an enormous coloring wall to cover the entire façade until the month of July. Come color!
For the launch of the latest Jean Bourget collection with Mélijoe, OMY created a giant coloring wall of the 10th district as well as a pocket version.
The May Glossybox has arrived! This month OMY partnered with Glossybox UK to offer 4 different fun and chic city versions for their Glossy Getaway theme including : London, Nyc, Paris and Berlin.
We created second version of our special surprise pack to keep kids busy during their stay at any of the Mama Shelter locations.
The gift pack contains a folding coloring page with the Mama Shelter cities, a sheet of stickers and a pack of pencils.
Until the 31st of July we have installed 2 very spooky coloring walls et the Gaîté Lyrique for the “extra fantômes” exhibit. Booooo!
Spring is here! And OMY has teamed up with one of Parisian favorites, Sézane, for a collection of limited edition items for their new lifestyle collection. A weekly desk pad and a set of watercolor printed placemats that will bring the Italian sun to your home or office!
Last weekend we were part of the first L.A. edition of the Babyccino Shop-Up event! Loads of great brands, fun activities and lovely encounters. Our 7ft coloring poster of Los Angeles was a hit. We can’t wait for the next Brooklyn edition coming soon!
Top photo by Nicki Sebastian
We designed a huge music inspired tryptic for the second edition of the very hip kids music festival – Stéréokids!
Photos Philippe Lebruman
This month we invited the contemporary weaver, Julie Robert, to imagine a special capsule collection to be sold exclusively in our Parisian store. For this occasion Julie will be hosting a special weaving workshop on April 14th in our Gabriel Laumain store. Check out the link for details.
Thank you Milk Décoration for the article « OMY takes care of the adults » featuring our new collection of placemats and stationary for adults only! Check it out!
To celebrate Easter we are giving away a few goodies to one lucky winner : one Bunny phospho poster, one pack of ultra-washable markers, one City Pocket Game and one pack of eight paper coloring cups!
Holà Guapa! For their Spring/Summer 2016 collection, the Parisian brand Roseanna invited OMY to design Mexican inspired prints for a capsule collection of silky combi-shorts, bikinis, ponchos and skirts. Bright colors and funky prints for a perfect summer outfit!
Fleux’ featured and interview of the two founders of OMY, Elvire and Marie Cerise, on their Journal. Check out the interview view to learn more about us!
We were happy to be a part of the new Mumday Mornings photoshoot, online today! How great is this location?!
Our giant coloring wall in the MoMA Design Store in Soho.
For the launch of their new children’s optical line at Colette, See Concept asked OMY to make them giant posters that represent the brand, with lots of fun and four-eyed references!
And that’s a wrap! Thanks to everyone who took the time to come and see us in Paris these past few days, and a special thanks to the Omy team !
Creation and production of a postcard for the 10 years of the « Le Petit Souk » stores. The card was distributed in-store.
For the holidays Omy has invited the Japanese wooden toy brand, Kukkia to their store for a pop-up! Stop by our Gabriel Laumain store to have a look!
Creation of an exclusive poster for the Pop-Up store event for Paris Design Week at the Beaugrenelle shopping center.
We are holding a special holiday craft session in our store with masks and Christmas tree decorations. Come stop by for some guaranteed fun and activities!
For the French children’s brand DPAM we imagined a secret message for Santa Claus, can you decrypt it ?!
Creation and production of a Pocket Map for the first French youth oriented search engine : Qwant Junior. The map served as promotional merchandise for their new platform launch.
Creation and production of an exclusive poster for the Holiday Pop-up shop at the Silencio, David Lynch’s trendy Paris nightclub.
We designed a New York City themed box for the September Glossybox.
Creation of a pack of 20 cards of the different regions of France for Marabout editions.
A fun line of sweatshirts representing the fashion capitols of the world in collaboration with Modetrotter.
Creation and production of a giant coloring poster on the theme of Children’s Rights exclusively for Unicef. « A child-friendly city » with its schools, parks, activities, etc.
Creation of a special Unicef pack of markers.
Here is a the video Time-lapse featuring a special coloring day of our new store façade!
Creation and production of a made-to-order poster for the concept store Fleux’ inspired by their favorite cat Zwicky.
Special edition France poster for Petit Bateau for a limited sales offer in stores.
For their « Quinzaine Graphik » we decorated the walls of the Bonton stores with our special « Graphik » font.
Concept and design for the bottles and packaging for the Nailmatic kids-friendly nail polish collection. The nail polish for children that washes off with soap and water!
For back to school we have taken a plunge into the contemporary art world with the famous artist Jeff Koons.
Created specially for the long-awaited retrospective exhibit to at Centre Pompidou, you will be able to discover his art while coloring this giant XXL poster. A poster for the entire family to enjoy together and a fun way to teach your children about contemporary art.
A portion of the sales will be donated to the Jeff Koons Institute, which fights for the rights of children all over the world and re-unites children with their families.
Once again we were able to design the Flammarion windows at Centre Pompidou.
A colorful room with giant crayons, long live coloring!
We were honored to cover the enormous entry wall at Merci with our Paris coloring for the entire summer !
A special surprise pack to keep kids busy during their stay at any of the Mama Shelter locations. The gift pack contains a folding coloring page with the Mama Shelter cities, a sheet of stickers and a pack of pencils.
Creation of a giant « Paris P’tit Vélib » coloring poster for the City of Paris. Printed in XXL poster, placements and folded poster versions.
Creation and production of a limited edition coloring poster in partnership with Milk and Mama Shelter.
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Creation of an exclusive print for the famous Merci suitcases around the theme « Travel ».
Voici des photos de l’immense fresque Paris affichée à l’atelier des enfants du centre Pompidou. En place depuis septembre, la voici très très coloriée!
Nous avons créé des masques feuilles pour un atelier masques inspirés de la forêt Amazonienne qui a eu lieu mecredi 13 novembre au Centre commercial kids. Le résultat est joyeusement coloré!
Amis Brestois retrouvez-nous ce week-end au Binz Market !
Le samedi 19 et dimanche 20 octobre. 48 rue Albert Louppe 29200 Brest.