Lunch boxes by Herschel Supply Co.

lunch boxes are one of those items that i always end up giving up on and getting some totally tacking design that makes my eyeballs bleed. that is, until now! the hipster backpack company herschel just released these new lunch totes for kids in super fun prints. they look like little briefcases for the kindergarten set!

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Books to Coo About: Leo a Ghost Story

my kids are really into anything spooky and scary these days. i joke they are little goths since they talk about some really dark shit. it is amazing what their little minds will come up with. it's fun, but they also get freaked out very easily. so it's a fine line of playing along without giving them nightmares.

this new book from the young, but prolific, children's author mac barnett (sam and dave dig a hole, telephone, the skunk) and illustrated by christian robinson (gaston, last stop on market street) hits the perfect tone. this charming tale about leo, a sweet boy, who turns out to be a ghost, starts when a family moves into his home and he unintentionally scares the bejesus out of them. leo goes out into the world and eventually finds a friend. this story illustrates how beautifully open and imaginative children can be. it will make you want to get a little more of that back.

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Falling Back with H+M Kids

i cannot believe how soon school starts up again. the summer feels like a warm flash of sunlight through the train window--gone too quick. we are starting to fall back into the school routine, going to bed earlier, reading more, less lazy mornings on the sofa. i, of course, have been shopping for the new season too.

h+m is my staple. since they are a european company they follow the trends of the clothes that us design conscious parents go wild for like, bobo choses, beau loves, mini rodini, etc. i am so crazy for the prints (hello! only h+m could produce a super hero print that i'd buy!) and the fabrics this season. adela and henry are sporting some of favorite pieces from the latest collection.

h + m provided product for this post. the words, photos and styling is all mine.

Let's Party with Atsuyo et Akiko

the pink princess thing happens. adela is riding the wave hard right now. i never felt particularly anti-pink since i had a boy first, but i do try to reign it in--gender driven color schemes can be so boring. there is one place i can let the pink girlie-girl freak flag fly: atsuyo et akiko.

they are probably best known for their range of graphic tees and sweatshirts, but the duo knows how to strip down the frilly to its essence. a few layers of tulle in the perfect blush shade, embellished it with minimal sequins (yes, there is such a thing) a tie, a pom pom, and boom! the results are pure magic! they also do beautifully understated feminine pieces for little girls like gauzy dresses and billowy skirts and accessories galore. so let's party!


nobodinoz is like the hot guy at the bar. i know he is there. i am trying not to look, but everyone including him knows he is the hottest in the room.  i've been aware of them for ages, we've covered a few of the toys here and there, but they have exploded into extreme awesomeness while i was trying to ignore them.

the barcelona brand is a creative factory producing sustainable, beautifully designed, furniture, toys, teepees, textiles, clothing and decor. it wasn't until recently that stores in the us carried their beautiful goods. i am lusting after every single item. total crush.

Fall Crush: Muny

like a vibrant dream of a far off place, muny captures the spirit and mystery of childhood in a collection of classic pieces for children and women.

the brooklyn-based designer sources fabrics from her native india and uses old-word techniques of wood block printing, handloom weaving and hand dyeing to create the rich collection of simple and versatile silhouettes. muny ( mumbia (mu) and new york (ny) combined) works with local artisan groups to create the modern designs using age-old methods that are naturally eco and use zero electricity to produce.

we have been long-time fans of the brand from the cloud-soft baby blankets to the gorgeous prints and colors for little ones. adela is modeling some of the latest fashions for fall—perfect for picture day!

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Sneak Peek: Little Man Happy for Fall

exciting news in kid's fall fashion! the berlin brand little man happy (previous post here) just launched their expanded fall collection. beautiful watercolor hues, retro prints and versatile pieces that little ones will live in make up the range of leggings, tees, dresses and sweatshirts. i love these micro labels that produce high-quality clothing that doesn't look like anything else out there!

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