Wow, like, tooootally modular

Wow, like, tooootally modular

I always love finding great design elements for kids’ rooms that weren’t actually meant for kids’ rooms. Take for example the modular Modulari screen system from Brooklyn’s Razortooth Design that I discovered at the International Gift Show this...
Picture picture on the wall

Picture picture on the wall

I’ve made the leap into actually printing my photos, mostly due to pretty strong nudges from the grandparents who keep asking me for a darn hard copy of everything. So that means I’ve now got some pretty nice prints lying around, without the bookshelf...
Revved up like a deuce

Revved up like a deuce

An occupational hazard of writing for Cool Mom Picks is spending waaaay too much money buying all the cool stuff you’re writing about. One glance at this original 1970s Olds print and my 8-year-old was declaring he had to have it. It’s not surprising...
If these walls could read

If these walls could read

Ever been tempted to rip the pages out of your kids’ books and hang them on the wall?  Is that only me?  Oops. I’m tempted by every single framable children’s book illustration by illustrator Adam Record of Fall Down Tree, a man so cool and 2.0 that...
Rock-a-bye birdies, made of bamboo

Rock-a-bye birdies, made of bamboo

I can’t stop staring at this bamboo mobile by Petit Collage, available at Branch Home, and I’m just looking at a picture. In real life, those laser-cut bamboo birds each have a different pattern cut into their middles, so as they twirl around on the...
Pictures of you

Pictures of you

I love to choose sentimental, personal gifts that say something more than “I dropped $50 on you.” (Hello, gift cards.) Problem is, sentimental, personal gifts can border on cheesy if you aren’t choosy. The design-your-own photo frames from Designs by...

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