Sebra has a sweet line of children's furniture including this hanging chair, crib, table and chairs and shelving cubes.
A fellow parent and blogger has been nominated for a 2009 Bloggie under the The Best-Kept Secret Weblog category. Voting ends on Monday so go cast your vote!
Coordonne has a pretty amazing textile collection for kids. One of my clients is very traditional in her style but we agreed to meet half-way in our approach to her nursery. That's why I really like the Lullaby collection. From a distance it looks traditional but when you look closer it's got a rather funky little golden print. (via decopeques)
It's hard to believe this child sized t-shirt is hand embroidered. When you get even closer, it's actually quite a funny shirt as well. Rightly titled Hungry Whale, the front of the shirt shows you the sailors. The back shows you what's inside the whales belly.....and perhaps why the sailors are so surly! Available at Estella.
A very cool, award-winning wooden toy by UK design duo MillerGoodman. Create thousands of surprising creatures and other pictures with these 25 hand-printed wooden blocks. Made from rubber tree wood, these environmentally-friendly blocks will provide hours of entertainment for all ages 4 and upwards. Non toxic paint.
The amazing duo over at KOKO Architecture created a Danish and Finnish wonderland for the mini's over at the More North Scandinavian Art and Design Gallery in NYC. I really love the use of birch and modern play of nature through-out the space. Bravo!
Introducing Yummyfun Kooking with Yummy Clare. It's perhaps the most imaginative cooking show i've ever seen for kids. As of now, it's a DVD series with just three episodes ("Spring has Sprung", "Monkeying Around in the Kitchen" and "Spookyfun"). It even comes with party ideas and recipes in the booklet. The music is super fun as well. I would not be surprised if we did not see more of Yummy Clare in 2009! You can purchase it on-line here or if you are in NYC you can grab yourself a copy at The Whitney.
"Full Tank is the first to offer spoon-free frozen baby food called Baby Fuel(TM). Baby Fuel's revolutionary packaging is the first baby food designed to travel. Baby Fuel can fit easily into a pocket, diaper bag or purse and can be eaten without a spoon - frozen or defrosted. The packaging even allows older babies to feed themselves." Designed by Turnstyle , found via The Dieline.
A boy (Mika age 6) and a girl (Anna-Lena age 5) wanted to elope in the sunshine in Africa. So after a long New Years eve, the pair snuck out and headed for the train station. Although they had no passports or money, the love birds knew that they needed a witness to get hitched. The last addition to the operation was Anna-Lena's 7 year old sister. They got as far as the airport before the police got wise to the trio and offered them a free tour of the police station. The last two lines of this story are the best : Although any marriage plans have been put on hold for now, police did not altogether rule out the possibility of an African wedding. "They can still put their plan into action at a later date," AFP quoted the spokesman as saying.
Jelte van Geest designed the GrandChair with two people in mind ..... grandparent and grandchild. At first glance it looks like a nice long rocking bench. However, if you lift the smaller seat in the bench and rotate it 180 degrees, it faces the other. This connection, while sitting side by side or facing each other, gives way to many hours of story telling and memories.