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Friday August 26th, 2005

kids, products by 1

focus: affordable design

after numerous emails and comments with pleas for affordable design, the official column has been instituted and will begin on monday with: BABIES AND BEDDING next week’s inaugural focus: affordable design will investigate affordable (under $250) options for both children’s design and bedding. after much bruhaha over at apartment therapy after they mentioned moderntots like…

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kids, products, rugs and flooring by 1

sketchy

i love the alambre sketch rug by nani marquina at modern seed. simple, graphic and perfect for both children and adults alike, this gorgeous rug with its simple meandering line design is available in three beautiful colors: a rusty orange color, a springy greenish yellow and a soothing cream color. starting at $136 at modern…

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kids, products, windows and walls by 5

freckles

their first new exclusive design, modernseed’s ‘freckles’ are moveable stickers with a low tack adhesive that can be removed and reused without damaging wood or painted walls (similar to blik’s designs). each kit includes 40 white dots of varying sizes and 2, 19”x19” inch printed sheets backed with a low tack adhesive that can be…

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the next 100 years

i’m a huge fan of olympia-based artist, nikki mcclure. her newest piece, a calendar entitled, “the next 100 years” is a beautiful piece of work, filled with touching illustrations and nikki’s signature papercut designs. ($16 at elsewares.com)

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Tuesday August 23rd, 2005

furniture, kids, products by 10

modern tots

d*s reader, jason passed this site on to me and i’m so glad he did. i just love furniture and design for children. moderntots is an online, brooklyn-based (yay!) children’s design boutique that was created in 2005 to, “let a new standard of style into kids’ rooms”. moderntots believes, “the simplicity and elegance of modern…

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Monday July 25th, 2005

kids, products by 1

zid zid kids

i was wondering who made the adorable giraffe pillow i saw at romp brooklyn and i managed to stumble upon the designers while cruising the internet during my lunch break…hooray for lucky coincidences! zid zid kids is a wonderful manufacturer and designer of fantastic children’s products. they make furniture, textilesand accessories that ooze a warm…

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Friday July 22nd, 2005

artwork, kids, products by 0

murals

d*s reader, melissa passed along her dear friend’s website, which showcases beautiful murals done for children’s rooms. full of color and fun designs, the work of welybom studios is done by lisa williams, a risd grad currently residing in nyc with her jack russell, moby (who often appears in her murals). the process is simple,…

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accessories, kids, products by 0

trunk time

this adorable elephant mobile (by flensted) at modern seed is just too cute to pass up if you’re in the market for kids’ design. the colors are lovely and so is the price, only $24. you can find it online right here.

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Thursday July 21st, 2005

furniture, kids, products by 0

nap time

i love beds that have any sort of built in storage or seating. this “baby boomer too” bed from notneutral (for kids) has an adorable little bench slash toy shelf built in. too cute. extremely durable and made with industrial grade, environmentally-friendly plywood. available online at velocity art and design.

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Tuesday July 19th, 2005

kids, products by 5

romp brooklyn

once in a while, a store comes along that adds that little special something that a block has been missing. romp, a newly opened children’s store in park slope, has added just that to fifth avenue (in between lincoln and st johns). created and run by jennifer labelle, a former williamsburg resident, romp is a…

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Monday June 13th, 2005

kids, products by 5

time out ny KIDS

i am bubbling over with joy this morning for several reasons. first, i got to spend the weekend with my wonderful, wonderful parents to celebrate my birthday (i miss you and love you so much!). second, i scored a goal in our hockey game this week (take that, pork fried rice!). and last but not…

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Wednesday June 1st, 2005

kids, products by 0

posh babies

i don’t have a baby, but if you do, this site might be of some help. joining the likes of sparkability, cocoa crayon and modernseed comes honey for the bear- a cute little children’s boutique online. specializing more in clothing than furniture and toys like the others, honey for the bear carries some cute, design-conscious…

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Tuesday May 17th, 2005

accessories, kids, products by 0

reality+salvör

i love these guys. i’ve always enjoyed these fun fauna pillows from salvör, but they’re so much cuter piled in a big bunch. combined with the gorgeous chandy and fun cast objects by harry allen of reality design, this booth was bright and fun and all the things a little sponge like me loves. you…

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Monday April 25th, 2005

furniture, kids, products by 1

oh baby

i think mark at sparkability comes up with some of the greatest children’s design around. he just passed this on to me and we commiserated about how it’s not available in the states yet. he’s trying to get it on sparkability in the not so distant future, so i’ll let you know when it’s up,…

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Thursday March 24th, 2005

furniture, kids, products by 2

ride it

this isn’t new by any means, but i was finishing up stuff for my kids piece and i just fell in love with this. designed by eero aarnio in the early seventies, pony is a classic piece that certainly deserves some more contemporary attention. although it looks like a child’s toy (and certainly would work…

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Friday March 18th, 2005

kids, products, textiles by 3

kid stuff

the kids design piece i’m working on is coming along well and i’ve found some great pieces i can’t wait to share. along the way i picked up some cute things from . one of my favorites being this great “macaroni” crib set. if you’re tired of the cool calm design chic of dwell, this…

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Tuesday January 11th, 2005

kids, products by 1

tuesday is inner child day

everyone’s talkin bout kid o these days. and why not? they make sweet stuff for kids and kids at heart. i was tipped off intially to the superiority of their modern dollhouse to bozart’s clear plastic version, so i thought i’d take a look. they have some of the most creative and beautifully designed products…

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Tuesday December 7th, 2004

kids, products by 0

modern kids

kid stuff used to be bright, plastic, boring and above all, tacky. but in the world of design, there’s always room for a new niche. modern design for kids has been around for awhile and sites like modernseed have lead the way in making hip kids’ furniture readily available. some of my favorites are the…

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