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Wednesday March 22nd, 2006

furniture, kids, products by 0

brooklyn designs preview [igloo]

igloo, children’s furniture designed by lisa albin, will be on display at brooklyn designs, as well. fun, modern and functional, igloo’s furniture brings clean lines and modern form to the world of kiddy design- no more inflatable chairs here- just bent ply and tasteful veneers made of cherry or birch. click here for more info.

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Friday February 24th, 2006

kids, products, textiles by 1

strings crib set

for all you modern parents- check out denyse schmidt’s fresh new line of classic baby quilts with a modern spin. the 3-piece set includes the crib quilt, sham and bumper for $199 at modernseed [whoops! $199 not $120, i'm blind]. enjoy!

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Wednesday February 22nd, 2006

furniture, kids, products by 1

the modern playshed

stylish playhomes for the modern child have just arrived- courtesy of grey design studio and velocity. the modern playshed is a child’s prefab playhouse with clean, modern, customizable design. designed by ryan grey smith (architect and parent) in collaboration with velocity, the playshed is, “thoughtfully constructed to be as much fun to put together and…

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Thursday February 16th, 2006

furniture, kids, products by 1

oeuf

aside from the fact that i just like to say the word, “oeuf”, i really love this changing table. i clearly don’t have any need for one, but if you do, i highly suggest this modern number- so slick! $870 at sparkability.

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Monday February 6th, 2006

furniture, kids, products by 2

DWRjax

design within reach’s DWRjax program has some great pieces for modern moms and dads looking for outfit their childrens’ rooms in style. this great new bassinet from scott wilson at ooba comes with a walnut or maple veneers and a cotton upholstered cover surrounding both the frame and bent wire rim. their debut product, ooba’s…

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Monday January 30th, 2006

kids, paper, products by 4

binth

the lovely chicago based gang at binth has come out with a great new design for parents- a hip, modern baby book. with beautiful drawings that combine clean lines and flora and fauna, binth’s baby book is a wonderful way to celebrate a new birth. handcrafted with 52 pages and its own matching green keepsake…

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Monday November 7th, 2005

furniture, kids, products by 7

scando family table

designer eric pfeiffer teamed up with modernseed to produce this beautiful modern bent ply family table. perfect for use as a play table, coffee table and a number of other uses, this is a piece that’s sure to be a hit with the whole family. available in birch, white or walnut, the table will begin…

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Thursday November 3rd, 2005

kids, products, textiles by 3

brand new for baby!

beautiful new modern bedding designs from dwell- designed with baby in mind. the four new patterns are: garden, carousel, animals and alphabet. animals is my favorite- so simple and sweet. blankets, towels and bibs coming soon as well. available online at velocity.

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Tuesday October 25th, 2005

Tuesday October 18th, 2005

kids, products, textiles by 3

pernittengryn

pernittengryn is a danish design studio that produces some really beautiful textile work for children. mark from sparkability passed their work on to me this morning and i’ve been enjoying the photos of their work while i eat lunch [love the wall prints]. although they don’t have a distributor in the us yet, i’m sure…

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Tuesday September 20th, 2005

accessories, kids, products by 2

fun for little (and big) kids

bauerware always has the greatest little accessories for your doors and drawers. if i had a child’s room to decorate, i would most definitely cruise their collection for some simple, beautiful pulls (they won’t break the bank, either). i particularly like the giraffe, squirrel and bunny knobs/pulls- they’re just so sweet. and for big kids,…

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Thursday September 15th, 2005

furniture, kids, products by 5

brand new nurseryworks

i’m a big fan of the designs from nurseryworks- they’re simple, stylish and wonderfully modern (but without sacrificing form or function). this new rocker just hit the market and features a tufted cushion, soft back pillow and tall back for resting your head. the “sleepytime rocker” is fully upholstered (in felt, cotton canvas or microsuede)…

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Friday September 9th, 2005

furniture, kids, products by 3

baby talk

ducduc always designs the coolest baby furniture. granted, it’s baby furniture designed with pretty hip modernists in mind. some of these designs will seem a bit much for most people (like the orange and yellow “girl” crib), but i think there’s definitely a market for people who want their child’s room to be just as…

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Monday August 29th, 2005

kids, products by 1

focus: AD VII

thank goodness for blueteabag who reminded me to check out the container store for great kids design. not only to they have two great pages for kids and teens, but they have a great set up with a ready made room set up so you can click on each item to get pricing, colors, etc….

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kids, products by 3

focus: AD VI

modern seed is overflowing with affordable design as well…[although no big furniture items yet, but i'll find some this week for sure] the fat boy point is a great way to add some fun, cushy seating to your child’s room without taking out a mortgage on the house. for $89 you can get a fat…

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kids, products by 0

focus: AD IV

modern mini has cute little mini poofs that would look super cute in any child’s room- and they’ll only set you back $80 a pop (not super cheap, but still do-able if you’re only looking to buy a few). they also have girard floor pillows for $65 a piece that add a little pop of…

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kids, products by 2

focus: affordable design

although i don’t have kids, i can understand the frustration of parents trying to find great stuff for their kids that won’t drain their life savings. so, in honor of design under $250, here is the first post of the day on affordable childrens design. ps: i’m noticing there are very few large furniture items…

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