This apartment in Hannover, Germany sneaks in cute little toddler areas without screaming 'kid lives here'. Ok, well, the swing says that, but it works here. Love the little market/store in the child's bedroom, too. See more photos and read the interview here.
Cute and multi-functional toy storage system. Looks like a little vegetable market set up from long ago...
Love these adorable pillows from Hable Construction. They have lots of adult ones as well. A fun online shop to poke around...
Bodie and Fou have some very fun new wallpapers which allow kids to color right on the walls. I've seen the frames before, and these were just introduced - clocks, towns, and modernist seating.
Barbara Butler's playhouses, forts, and treehouses are so fun to look at. Who knew there were so many different ways to make an outdoor play structure? The prices are definitely steep, but you can tell many hours of design, care, and hand painting go into these. Her philosophy? "...create a great backyard play structure that’s an outdoor playroom. Make it beautiful to look at and strong enough for the whole family to play on. Spark the imagination and encourage kids to turn off the TV and computer, and go outside to play!"
Love this Laurelhurst toy box/bookshelf combo from Via Toy Box. Available in lots of color choices for $343.
Pretty, unique rooms (without even a whiff of Pottery Barn Kids) from Emma's designblogg:
Pomme, a Brooklyn store, has a website chock full of the cutest kid items including (below) the toadstool nightlight, House Blocks, Chigo Bowling set, cardboard appliances, and insect mobile.
Jellio's LED GummiLights are cute sculptures by day and ambient nightlights in the evening. Designed by Kevin Champeny, the soft-to-the-touch lights are powered by 3 watch-sized batteries and made with standard rubber (no toxics). The lights come in Red, Orange, Yellow, Clear, Blue, Purple and Pink. They are 7" high by 4" wide and weigh about 3.5 pounds each. $125 each or $500 for a set of five.
Compliments of Ohdeeoh's Color Contest...here are some really cute kid rooms (and the semi-finalists):
Well, this is a cute and creative way to have a 'fireplace' in a kid's room. This adhesive chalkboard vinyl is easily repositioned, the chalk goes on and comes off easily, and it won't wreck the paint. $85 from Modern Dose.
Forget booster seats and high chairs - now there is Kaboost. This compact design is only $39.95 and snaps easily onto most chairs. It holds up to 300 pounds! This is ingenious. Anyone who has had to trip over a huge high chair or deal with bulky boosters would really appreciate this.
Super cute, eco-friendly kid's furniture from Mod Mom. Available at lots of different stores. See the website for more details.
Awww, this is so cute. We have William Christmas ornaments and they are some of our favorites. William is the nickname for the very popular ancient Egyptian hippo sculpture at the Met. The set includes a plate, bowl and mug for around $17 (less if you're a member of the museum).
Using recycled building materials and other odds and ends, a dad (production designer by day) created an impressive multi-level playhouse for his daughter. Check out these photos - looks like a very fun place to play.
These adorable colored blocks from Romp are made from cut wood with collaged papers and paint. It appears they are out of stock now - but check back. These are definitely unique toys.
This neato-O bedside lamp from beingplease is "...a modular magnetic lamp that is customized through the building of different colored and shaped pieces. Bedside lamp is universally enjoyed by all ages, is forever changing, playful, and made to stand the test of time." Hopefully any pesky electrocution issues have been worked out.
Here's a modern and very cool take on the short-lived bassinet phase of babyhood. Of course, all that elegant Kika style will set you back about $1450. We've come a long way since babies were put in dresser drawers to sleep!
Very Modern Nursery. This set, available at Modern Tots, comes in 4 color schemes with two sliding trays for art supplies. Wipes clean, too!
Fun kid spaces from architects Delson or Sherman:
Marina Bautie's Firststep solves the problem of tripping over stepping stools. This dual-function birch stool also serves as a shelf. See lamaisondemarina for more info...
These should help kids eat their vegetables! From The Spoon Sisters. Bulldozers, airplanes and dinosaurs.
Sister Tootie introduced me to the wonders of Three Potato Four, a cute online shop featuring many unique collectible items for the home. Kid items, accessories, artwork - you name it. Always rotating with lots of vintage items.
Plodes Studio designed these unusual barnacle shelves. I guess if you're working an "Under the Sea" theme in your kid's room, this would be perfect. You know a kid would love to stuff these full of acorns and rocks they found at school. Or maybe for a beach house? Definitely a conversation piece. Set of 3 for $220.
Modern Bunk Beds from ModernTots...
Here is a more affordable way to get your kid's modern design...DwellStudio is now offering a line at Target stores. Baby furniture, bedding, accessories and clothing.
These cute elephant prints, which are signed by the artist Estela Lugo, are available in 3 sizes and stretched on museum-quality pine frames. $65 each at Modern Dose.
All little kids like a chair their own size. This Chick Chair, available in lots of fun colors, is by Roebuck Studio and made with FSC-certified wood, water-based paint. $127 from Oliebollen.
Design Public recently announced a new line from Dwell bedding - the junior line. Very colorful. Available here.
So pretty. Available for $12 from Darlybird.
These cool chalkboard decals of Amsterdam canal houses are available through Zuuz. They are based in The Netherlands, but offer overseas shipping.