Fashion Coos: The Littles

nothing makes me more crazy than giant hair bows on little heads--you have to keep the head to accessory ratio in check! so i am loving this new brooklyn-based hair accessory company the littles.

yes, they are little and impossibly sweet, but they are also locally produced, well made hair accessories for toddlers. the littles collection is made from materials like french-milled cottons, alpaca, cashmere and nickel free hardware. you never think that little accessories should be made of high quality materials, but it makes absolute sense: they always end up in their mouth! 

the best part is the strong clip is easy to get on a wiggly toddler and will actually stay put! you may have noticed the cuteness is the pix earlier this week?)

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Adorn: Lab.

there are few things sweeter than a good liberty print.  and when you take those liberty prints and transform entire rooms with it, the result is just as rich and inviting as you might imagine.  the french design label lab. created by elodie lalĂ©ous has combined the modern boldness of colorblocking (which i personally can't get enough of), and the timeless, delicate beauty of liberty fabrics and created a line of bedding, crib bumpers, sleep sacks, pillows, dolls and chair cushions.

lab. also makes duvets, napkins and table cloths, so you can fill all the rooms in your home with everything liberty -- like a sweet embrace!  s h o p  l a b.

Fashion Coos: Manimal Mocs

there is a full on moc-madness happening these days. baby mocs are hot stuff. i love them just as much as the next mama, but there is one moc maker that has been at since 2004: manimal. founded by the talented kristen lombardi, manimal makes handcrafted moccasins for children and adults that feel like little works of art. following traditional methods, manimal incorporates contemporary prints and playful colors into the collection.  the soft soles are great for growing feet--especially style conscious ones! 

Fashion Coos: Omami Mini

girl's clothing. easy right? well it can be trickier than you might think to find simple comfortable pieces that are not totally boring. designer/mother ola omami set out to do just that with her new collection omami mini. the spring line features pops of yellow and a few graphic prints set against a mostly grey and white palette. everything is made in los angeles-- so the quality is top notch. i am loving the sweet little details like covered buttons and pleats all in super soft cotton. adela is going to live in her omami dress this summer!

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Ahhs: Huzi Dream Car

this might be one of the coolest, most imaginative toys i've seen in a while.  made from sustainable walnut, mahogany and beech woods, the huzi dream car has 8 different body styles to choose from and can be configured into virtually endless possibilities using a special magnetic system.  they're finished with chalkboard paint, too, so your little one can exercise both the art and engineering sides of their brains at the same time.

check out the video below to watch the magic.

so let's be honest here, this toy is just as fun for the adults!  gotta get my hands on one.  s h o p  h u z i

Books to Coo About: Creature by Andrew Zuckerman

the creature series of books by filmmaker/photographer andrew zuckerman (chronicle) are so, so beautiful.  they feature zuckerman's signature technique of photographing an object against a white background, bringing out the most striking details in the portraits of animals used in the numbers and colors books.

each page is like its own work of art, with sometimes unexpected placement on a page and surprising use of white space.  

Fashion Coos: Le Macchinine

my son nikolai just turned two, and he's just now starting to figure out that superheros are the coolest.  good thing for the italian graphic design studio le macchinine headed by mom/founder flavia ruotolo.  le macchinine offers an adorable supersuper line of tees sporting playful, graphically rendered animals, from foxes to bunnies, and an attached cape that flies behind your mini superhero as he does his superhero thing -- you know, like saving the world one cheerio at a time.

be sure to also check out the coordinated cotton canvas backpacks and newly launched grandi lavori (translation: big works) line of tees with graphic trucks and construction vehicles designed with a combination of lines and simple shapes that both parents and kids love.  s h o p  l e m a c c h i n i n e