Thursday, December 10, 2009

Super cute wall clock

Just got this for Luna.

So cute!!! Great design from Decoylab.
I wanted something really cute and minimal, yet have all the numbers written.
Can't wait to see it in her room!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Holiday Gift Ideas



Gorgeous stamp set from Yellow Owl Workshop.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Great feature on Inhabitots

Inhabitots Link Roundup of the Week

the cutest rattle EVER + how to make homemade laundry detargent + free art for nursery.
Great stuff!!! Thank you. I have to re-blog this.




Wednesday, September 2, 2009

ArtsCetera - Music for Aadvarks

We took a summer session in Park Slope on Friday morning.

I really liked the class. Luna loved it. Very fun and energetic, sing-along, dance, playing with instruments, balls, scarfs, there was not even 1 minute I felt the class was boring.
The teacher Liz is very nice and have great energy and the class had nice vibe with parents and caregiver involved.

They are moving this fall to another location, which i think it's great because this place looked like someone's basement. I can't wait to find out if this class is available and with the same teacher. we are definitely in!!

http://www.artscetera.com/bklyn_index.html

Swimming class @ YMCA Park Slope

This time we took Inea class at 10:15am on Sunday.
It's the first swimming class ever for Luna and we were hoping it would be a fun class.

Huge dissapointment.

their swimming pool is small. only 3 lanes. then they close half of the pool(i just wonder why. because there was no one there!) and there are about 15 pair of babies and parents back to back. very uncomfortable and claustrophobic.

And the teacher sucked!!! it took me a while to realize there was someone leading the class. No energy, no fun, just straight up boring.

So we skipped a few classes towards the end and just headed out to the beach.

the class is only for 30 mins but worth sacrificing precious summer weekend.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Art of Flying Clock


how pretty! this wall clock is gorgeous...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Personalized Name Hangers for Children’s Clothing



Nice feature on Inhabitots.
Simple and stylish.

I used make barbed wire jewerly using 5mm aluminum wire. I can relate to this.
Maybe one day I'll make something like this to Luna.

How to make a beach ball lantern



I found this cool craft tutorial on Zakka Life.

This is what you use to make.


This is traditional and ordinary paper toy from Japan. Growing up in japan, I always had this around when I was little, but never relate this to a beach ball.

I always thought this paper ball is kind of pointless because 1. it's made of thin paper. breaks easily. 2. doesn't float in the air like baloons. boring.

what a cute idea. thank you Zakka life!

Counting 1.2.3

Books.

Charley Harper 123's - beautiful board book. Luna loves this one.
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123 New York.
I like Kevin Somers's bold and simple illustrations. Yellow cabs, subway train, bridges.. living in NYC, this is something Luna can relate to.

I'm curious to check out this book too:


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123 California. also illustration by Kevin Somers.

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Posters

Gorgeous letterpress print from Sycamore Street Press.
11x14, small but so beautiful.
Check out other beautiful letter press stationaries at their site.


Ribin Rosenthal
18x24. how cute. it comes in green too.


Counting Birdies
Lad and Lass on Etsy.

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by Isak UK. (sold out )

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Conscious Blankee

My Friend Leila Astarabadi's new baby blanket line, Conscious Blankee.



"Conscious Blankee is a special and beautiful keepsake blanket that is made with the most delicate and luxurious fabrics, the finest cashmere, silks and organic cotton. Each blanket carries with it a very pure and heartfelt intention, and that is to bring love and light and healing to the child."

See Conscious Blankee site. I have art directed this site and also conscious cloth site.

Reinventing Kids' Playgrounds/Spaces





Amazing feature on The Cool Hunter.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wood Camera


Adorable.
Available at Twine and also Romp.
Romp has amazing selection of wooden toys. I want them all!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Tea

My friend gave us this really pretty dress from Tea on Luna's 1st birthday. That's how I got to know this company.

ruffles around the neck, embroidery on the edge of the dress. it's a simple dress with beautiful details.

I like their new "street style" collection. inspired by the energy of Tokyo. very cute. love the prints.




there are a lot of cheesy, ugly and superficial asian inspired design done by someone who doesn't have a clue with the culture. These are so pretty. Japanese mom approved!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Beautiful Alphabet Drawers

Gorgeous handcrafted drawers by Kent and London.


£2700.00(!!!!!)

Tori Rocking Horse


By Plan Toys. Sold at Design Within Reach.

This is stylish, eco friendly and foldable. very nice! great design and perfect for small NY apartments.

featured on Inhabitots.

Baby Bonnet





Adorable!!
The urban baby bonnets on Etsy.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

RaeGun's Retro Ruffler



The cutest jumpsuits ever!
She sells her stuff on Etsy.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

architecture - carl bolle elementary school

die baupiloten: carl bolle elementary school - feature on designboom.com

How cool!!

"hidden corners, built-in hiding spaces, the notion of mysteries and spies were the guiding principles for the carl bolle elementary school designed by die baupiloten. it looks as if the school has been reconstructed to look like scene out of children's spy story - communication, movement and research facilities have been developed to give children areas in which to retreat, climb walls,
perch on observation posts. "








Thursday, June 25, 2009

Alexander Girard

House Industry has gorgeous toys based on Alexander Girard's design.




Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Shinzi Katoh - Illustration

Super cute and stylish illustration of Shinzi Katoh and great product line.
http://shinzikatoh.com

Lunch box and stainless bottle.
I want this bottle NOW!!!


Notepad



Mugs


Adhesive tapes


Great tutorial for baby hand painted card

This is great!. I definitely wanna try this with my girl.

Tutorial featured on Tiny Decor

Monday, June 22, 2009

Rainy Day Suggestions and Brooklyn Summer Fun

Great tips from A Child Grows In Brooklyn.

I love this blog. very useful, up-to-date local information.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Squeaky shoes

We bought this from a gift shop of Butterfly world in miami.

I lost 1 shoe a few weeks ago. Luna took 1 off and threw it out on the street and never saw it again. I walked back 10 blocks but no luck.
But found a online store who carry this and more squeaky shoes :)

squeakmeshoes.com

flower sandal


ladybug


poker dots


cute boy shoes too!