A little birdie told me some relatives are getting ready to decorate their children's rooms. Here are some really cute handmade pillows from Bla Bla Kids. They also feature dolls, blankets and clothing. The "pillow chums" shown here are on sale for $29.
Another cute decorating idea is customized posters. These pop photo posters from Rattle-N-Roll are really neat. You send them your photo, and they make some amazing artwork out of it. Two posters will run you about $200. They can also create announcements, cards, and other products with your image.
Isn't this photograph amazing? The artist took this photo, "Last Day of Summer" with a Holga plastic toy camera and expired film. It is available here on 8x10 paper for $30.
While on Etsy, I also checked out another favorite seller, OneBlackBird. Her ceramics are gorgeous and I am really digging her platters. All items are lead-free and handmade. The platters (shown) are a little pricey - around $500, but she also offers more affordable plates, bowls and cups.
Here are some really cute hoodies, onesies and toddler T-shirts from the store BeeBeeMod. They have some new adorable fall clothing. It's all handmade and unique.
Another fun website for unusual children's clothing comes from a local store called doe in SF. Not only do they offer adorable kid's clothing, but great vases, stationary and other goodies for grown-ups.
Yes, I am on a roll here with the kid rooms. I just purchased this incredible vintage wallpaper artwork from Romp. These are really unique and I love them. They have recently introduced little bird pairs, in case you don't want to commit to a large wall mural (like the ostrich shown below).
Another new find is the WallCandy Chalkboard Tree. Each 30" tree comes with 13 little chalkboard birdies in varying sizes. The $56 kit even comes with chalk! How can you beat that? This is available through DesignPublic.
This next piece of artwork is courtesy of Etsy. If you haven't checked out this site, you should. It's a huge bonanza of homemade artwork, jewelry, clothing, etc. I have found some beautiful photographs and gifts here. Ashley White Jacobsen's site is one of my personal favorites. Her owls are beautiful and the prints are very affordable. My grandmother was a BIG owl fan, so I have a soft spot in my heart for anything owl-related.
The prints are 5" x 7" printed on 8.5" x 11" paper. $25
Today is all about the kids. Here is a very cool item called a FAT BOY Island, designed by Jukka Setala. My sister (you can call her Tootie Bodger, she won't mind) purchased one of these for her little munchkins. I have another sister, and she is secretly mocking me now for starting a blog.
You and your tragically-hip children in European eye wear (who only wear white) will enjoy this versatile piece of furniture. Is it functional? I believe you can hose it off if necessary.
You can purchase this through the very cool website Modernseed.
A chair I am personally attracted to is the Eames Molded Plastic Rocker. It's a modern classic. I've been coveting one of these for a LONG time. Is it comfortable? Who knows and who cares? It would be a perfect addition to a nursery and, again, I believe you can hose it down if need be. This piece is also available at Modernseed.
Another fine combination of spill-proof and high design - the Zid Zid Vinyl Poof Elephant. Whew, that's a mouthful. Of course, you need to REALLY love your kid because this 12x12x12 vinyl cube will set you back a cool $78. Available at DesignPublic.
Isn't this cute? It's from Sparkability and comes in three different sizes and colors. We have the blue one and it holds a TON of stuffed toys (and coonhounds).
It's earth-friendly and can be machine washed or dry cleaned. Prices range from $69 to $119 (for a truly stuffed animal-obsessed child).
Hello, and welcome to my first blog post. I hope to wow you with all the cool design things I find, and keep you up to date with everything going on here on the west coast. I promise not to bore you with tedious day-to-day ramblings such as what we ate for dinner and how people irritate me in the grocery store check-out.
I named this website after Blue (and his favorite walk), so I should probably give him proper photo credit. Here he is with his stuffed twin:
Doesn't he look happy/mortified? Blue is a rescue dog, but he is not looking very grateful in this photo. Maybe it is because a young child forced him into this pose against his will. He's hanging out in my kid's room on her monstrous, stuffed animal containment device (which has proven quite useful). Which brings me to my next post...