You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Wallhanging

You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Wallhanging

Looking out on the morning rain, I used to feel uninspired. But then I found wooden wall art. And super cuteness transpired. What? You were going to hang paper prints on your wall? Weird. Because wood is the new, um, paper. And to celebrate the closer-to-nature...
A Long Way From Dumbo

A Long Way From Dumbo

I’m not always enamored of animal artwork for the kid’s room because much of the time, you end up with baby-ish images longer than you have actual babies. But in the case of the elephant canvases at Modern Dose, heck, I could live with them in my own...
Art for All My Sisters and Me

Art for All My Sisters and Me

I don’t have a little girl, but if I did, I’d definitely want to decorate her room with positive, joyful, encouraging, you-can-do-it-girlfriend types of things. Things a little less princess and a little more like the mixed-media artwork of Kelly Rae...
The Alphabet Spells Her Name

The Alphabet Spells Her Name

It was quite a big deal around here when my daughter learned how to spell her name. And now when we’re out, she points out every Q, the first letter of her name, anywhere we go–which, really, is almost not annoying after the 134th time. So when I saw this...
Art That Sparks Imagination

Art That Sparks Imagination

When you’re looking for figurative art for a nursery, the selection is often limited to happy kids playing with happy animals under a happy sun. But I’m intrigued with taking a more Waldorf approach to the art, in which the kids’ expressions leave...
Going Nocturnal

Going Nocturnal

Now that I know there are more mobile options than some ugly plush "registry essential" that plays a robotic rendition of Twinkle Twinkle, I’m determined to spread the word to all the new moms out there. Take this artful Wise...
Keeping Clips From Getting Clipped

Keeping Clips From Getting Clipped

No one tells you when you start buying cute hair clips for your daughter–probably long before she’ll even keep them in her hair for more than two seconds–that you might want to consider some way to put them away properly each night. As in, not a pile...
A New Take on the Good Old A to Z

A New Take on the Good Old A to Z

I had the great fortune of receiving a lovely personalized Ida Pearle print from my gorgeous and brilliant CMP co-editor upon the birth of my son. [Co-editor’s Note: I’m funny, too.] So when I learned that Ida had recently released a set of alphabet cards,...
Take-Me-To-Your-Nursery

Take-Me-To-Your-Nursery

While I love having two daughters to shop for in the wardrobe department, I absolutely love picking out nursery art for little guys. I suppose my tastes run a bit darker than the average girl’s – more demented space aliens, fewer happy ballerinas. Needless...
Watch the Birdie

Watch the Birdie

Piggy banks? Isn’t that like sooooo every year since 1582?For a fresher take on money management I’m loving the idea of trading piggies for birdies with this modern silver and pewter helicopter bank found at CMP fave boutique, Flying Peas. The propellers...