Tag: modern kids’ rooms

Cool-ing Up the Nursery

We love Skip*Hop because everything this mom-run company makes is smartly designed, good-looking, and generally affordable. Well as of yesterday, after having conquered the world of diaper bags and feeding accessories, Skip*Hop has come out with some pretty snazzy looking nursery decor. Not that you want to get too matchy-matchy, but you could. If you wanted to. Because the two collections include everything from crib bedding and pillows, to a lamp and a soft wall pocket organizer. (There they go again with that smart thinking thing.) I especially dig the Mod Dot collection, Damien Hirst fan that I am,...

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The Only Thing Missing is a Diaper Changer

I’ve seen grown women fight it out over the need for a changing table on those baby message boards. I understand the problems faced by parents with limited space, but trust me, a diaper change on the bed can go horribly, horribly wrong. Well, if these moms knew about the Ubi Deluxe Changing Table, the only thing they’d be fighting about is which design they liked the best. Less of a table and more of a changing seat, the UBI Deluxe actually stores and dispenses diapers, holding them in place with a special little gripper. It wipes clean in...

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The Eco Nursery is Here and It’s Not Crunchy At All

When I hear that baby furniture is eco-conscious, I admit the first image that comes to mind is some unfinished knotty pine something or other that would look more at home in a hunting lodge than a modern nursery. But then I got an early look at the new offerings from Spot On Square and…just wow. The lines of the brand new hiya collection are clean and appealing, the wood against polar white works with any decor and every piece is made right here in the US. Plus it makes me feel great knowing not just that the wood...

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People Safe, Planet Safe

My husband and I go back and forth about my penchant for sleek, modern design versus his love for the old-fashioned basics. But what we don’t argue about is our desire for safe, environmentally conscious furniture for our children. I just may be able to tip him towards my camp a bit with Q Collection’s new junior line. Known for furniture and textiles that are safe for both babies and mama earth, Q Collection now offers a simply fabulous array of similarly fashioned kids’ furniture, organic crib bedding and accessories. The clean design appeals even to traditionalists like my husband, and the...

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Editors’ Best of 2007: Art & Decor

Art Kristen: My son’s walls are decked out in Avalisa art (at top) and we both couldn’t be happier. Her modern designs and custom color combos were a no-brainer. Liz: Ida Pearle’s custom alphabet prints are so charming, they’re fast becoming my go-to new baby gift. (Just ask Kristen’s son.) Plus, you’ve got 26 to choose from. Honorable mention: Robin Rosenthal’s counting birds poster which brightens up any nursery. Nursery decor Kristen: Our toys are happily stored with love in our ModMom Mid-Century toy box. Mom and designer Kiersten Hathcock knows what she is doing. Damn lucky toys. Liz:...

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Clean up those toys, young lady

If you live in a little-ish place like I do, toy space is a commodity. Of course that doesn’t stop the trucks and books and dolls and crayons from accumulating (God bless the grandparents) so we always look for furniture that serves more than one purpose. My newest wish-list item: The Big Play Table from the always wonderful Via Toy Box. Six of their signature wooden storage cubes in your choice of great modern colors and shapes support a sturdy tabletop that’s just perfect for art supplies, puzzles, or even a train set. In fact I wouldn’t get a...

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