Art + Decor

A Pillow to Keep the Tooth Fairy Coming Back

I willingly admit I’m a tooth fairy pillow hatah. I hate them. Haaaate them. I think they’re stupid and sentimental, and good God, what is wrong with sneaking in and slipping the stupid quarter under your kid’s pillow like our parents did for us anyway?

Block-Heads

I’m loving linoleum block prints lately. There’s something about this ye olde time-y way of putting image to paper that actually feels really fresh amongst today’s sea of clean-lined computer generated design.

Aesop 2007

The artistic potential of fables and fairy tales is often obscured by the pedestrian illustrations that accompany them. Those classic stories are so full of vivid characters, I’m actually surprised that more artists aren’t inspired by them.

Berry Cool Artwork

If it’s not clear from our past artwork picks, we often lean towards designs with a sense of humor. Not like a big pair of Groucho glasses – just a subtle wink.

Inexpensive Art. Come Again?

If you accidentally spent all your money on that fantastic-gotta-have-it bedding, your poor little baby might be left to stare at boring blank walls. And as we all know, that’s just not good for brain development and preverbal aptitude tests, now is it.

Flights of Fancy

Sometimes I come across one-of-a-kind artwork that’s just so wow, I’m almost tempted not to share it here. Because if you like it before I get around to clicking "add to my cart," I lose.

A is for Anhui, B is for Beijing

As a writer I’ve always subscribed to the adage, "write what you know." And I assume the same goes for other art forms as well. (Paper maché what you know!) So it’s not surprising that prolific illustrator and photographer Stephanie Wise began creating a spectacular series of modern adoption art in 2005 after setting off on her own adoption journey.

You Light Up My Life

While I would like to think a picture of my children makes a wonderfulpresent anytime of year, I suppose there’s a limit to how often you can hastily drop a snapshot into a frame and send it off to the in-laws.

The Walls They Are A-Changin’

It seems to me that what I’m looking for in kids’ room decor has transitioned almost as fast as my son has moved from the infant to the toddler to the kid section. Change is happening and it’s taking my soft, cuddly nursery fabric with it.

Finding Your Child Through Art

My five year old is on a mission to find herself–not through junior self-help seminars, but in every movie poster, magazine ad, or book cover she sees. Mimi will exclaim, "I’ll pretend to be that little girl in the picture, Momma. You can be the cow." (I don’t love being the cow.)