For some summer means pastels or bright sunny yellows and neon pinks. And it does for us too. Sometimes. But right now we’ve been drawn to lots of beautiful black and white home decor from some amazing indie makers and we wanted to share you some of the newest additions to the Cool Mom Picks Indie Shop.

Update: Regretfully, the shop is no longer in operation. We hope you’ll find other cool stuff you love throughout our site.oh look, cool stuff — every single thing ships free. Yay!

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Sum Mah tote

Summah tote by Swell Made Co

You don’t have to be from Long Island or Boston to smile every time you see this fun, 100% organic cotton tote. I want one for the beach so badly! ($35)


Black and white home decor: Chalkboard house from Paloma's Nest

Chalkboard house by Paloma’s Nest

Black and white home decor doesn’t have to mean severe lines and an adult sensibility. We already love the other shapes of chalkboards from Paloma’s Nest, like the giraffe and the elephant, but there’s something so charming about this house-shaped chalkboard. Whether you have kids or not. ($68)


Home hack: Dry erase magnetic notes | Get 7 and you've got a simply weekly planner on your fridge

Dry erase refrigerator magnets by The Tullebox

Aren’t these so clever? Just stick them on the fridge and you’ve got a more eco-friendly option than paper. I even like her suggestion to buy a few sets, because 7 means you’ve got a cool way to do a weekly planner. Now if only my fridge would hold a magnet. Dangit. ($9)


Black and white home decor: Oh, Baby It's a Wild World: Perfect Cat Stevens lyric for a nursery

Wild World art print by Swell Made Co

One of my favorite Cat Stevens lyrics turns out to be an awesome art print. I love this as a hip shower gift — it’s so perfect for a modern child’s room or nursery, but I could see it nearly anywhere. ($30)

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Black and white home decor: Black and white striped heart pillow at the Cool Mom Picks Indie Shop

Black striped heart pillow by Two Dots

If your couch or a nursery rocker could use a punch of black and white graphical design, we really like this totally handmade black striped heart pillow. It happens to be completely hand drawn — as are the surprise little colorful polka dots on the back.  ($65)


Black and white home decor: 3-legged cat planter by Beardbangs at the Cool Mom Picks Indie Shop

Three-legged cat planter by Beardbangs

We first saw this when we were at the booth at the NY Architectural Show and knew we had to add it to our shop immediately. It was created in a collaboration with our friend Danielle Krysta of The Jealous Curator, who saw the artist’s popular handmade stoneware cat mug sand thought, you know, with a few legs, that would be a really cool little planter. And behold, it is! ($62)

Stop by the Cool Mom Picks Indie Shop now for free global shipping on anything at all. We think you’ll like it!

Update: Regretfully, the shop is no longer in operation. We hope you’ll find other cool stuff you love throughout our site.