Adorn: Dollhouse Chair

this ingenious chair that transforms into a dollhouse/storage cabinet is the invention of the japanese architecture studio torafu architects. when opened from the middle, the chair folds into the shape of a house with a red gable roof. little ones can play with their toys and stow them away with other small objects by shutting the chair closed. um, why doesn't all furniture do this?  i love the simplicity of this design!

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Gift Guide: Sweet Gifts for the Tiny Ones

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the number one question i get asked is "what should i get my friend who just had a baby?" so i try to post a round-up of my favorite baby gifts a couple times of year. i call this selection of adorable picks for boys and girls, a gift guide two ways... and don't forget valentines too!
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Adorn: Inclusion Couch

in these cold winter months, the kids ares so cooped up that just about 90% of the time my sofa is completely dismantled, cushions strewn about my apartment--the kids have created a fort or a bouncing house out of it. it's a part of city living.

this amazing inclusion couch by marvin reber transforms a beautiful piece of modern furniture into an indoor playground! not designed just for kids or just for adults, this playful piece of furniture is a true revelation in design.  created for reber's design thesis in new zealand, i am sure we will see this on the market soon. read more at d e s i g n  b o o m






Ahhs: Moobles + Toobles


there's something about a black + white + bright color combination that always gets me, and i don't think it's one of those trends that comes and goes before you can say monochrome.  i chose a similar palette for my wedding half a decade ago, and t h i s is still one of my favorite nursery inspiration boards.

nadia cruikshanks takes it to another level with the illustrations for her brand moobles + toobles, based in dublin.  each drawing makes you think there's an elaborate and whimsical story behind each character.  i'd definitely read that book!  the moobles + toobles collection includes 100% organic cotton onesies, dresses, pillows, swaddle blankets and more.

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Ahhs: Calendars from Little Lark

this time of year i spend a lot of time taking stock, getting organized and just adjusting my life. since i am the type of person that first shops before any self/life improvement, i always start with a new calendar. it sets my pace for the year...and we have found our five-year son really is interested in time and the tracking of days.

little lark has been expanding their product line to include these beautiful moon-phase calendars screen-printed with lucious metallic inks. they look great in any room, but add a bold statement to a nursery or playroom.

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Fashion Coos: Rylee & Cru



even after writing this blog for more than four years, i still get excited when i can share a new american brand! made in california, rylee & cru is the epitome of relaxed euro style. founded by illustrator kelli murray and inspired by her own little ones, rylee & cru merges art and imagination. the line is focused on quality basics that are hand-dyed in a beautiful palette of muted tones and modern designs. they have us drooling.

Ahhs: Sarah & Bendrix

how utterly adorable are these wood toys from sarah & bendrix? i love the understated design that doesn't sacrifice any cuteness. made from untreated wood and minimal paint, so these are safe for babies of all ages. the best part is they are shockingly affordable! they also have beautiful make-your-own doll kids and goodies for grown-ups!

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