Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Lost in the Shuffle...

Sometimes the end of Summer can feel as chaotic as a trip to Ikea. However, we always seem to re-emerge from both situations with our eye on a fresh, organized & prioritized start. We are getting our ducks in a row now, but wanted to share with you our picks for the best use of classic Ikea items in creative settings. These pieces are used slightly out of their ordinary context and were made to suit the lives of their owners. Can you spot the big box items among the personalized decor?

Just a friendly Fall greeting & reminder to think outside the box, bend the rules & make life simple & fun!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Back to School, Shopping...

Ralph Lauren Kids' newest shopping experience is an interactive tale about the adventures of heading back to school. Narrated by the always thoughtful & inspiring, Harry Connick, Jr. readers are able to shop straight from the wardrobes of the adorable characters. Which one does your child most relate to?

Friday, August 13, 2010

She's got the look...

We believe Betsey Johnson was the perfect pick to design the pink palace that is the Eloise suite at The newly re-opened Plaza Hotel. The landmark might not know what hit 'em as the room is decked out in signature Betsey items - multiple pink floral prints, zebra carpeting & of course a neon sign that reads, "Eloise" over the lush bed. Most little girls can only dream as a night does not come cheap, although they do throw in a monogramed bathrobe, giftcard to the Eloise shop & a framed picture taken inside the suite. Betsey (who is a grandmother!)& her "never grow up" asthetic makes a perfect partnership for this fun project. Can you imagine having her as your grandmother?! Enjoy the shots below of the sutie & check out Stroller Traffic's fun Q&A with the cart-wheeling creative, herself.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sheets of Zzzzsss....

What is it about great sheets that can lull us into the sleeps of our lives?! We are firm believers a great set doesn't come in a bag all together but are pieced together after much research & testing. And if the same should go for our little one's, then let your research start with Matteo's newest collection for Bambino. Here's a peek at their line made from natural materials in simple, classic constructions. We are especially excited about the gorgeous crib skirts and if you are like us & don't have a grandmother who can hand crochet delicate detailing such as these, then heirloom quality is only a few clicks away.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Not those "Mamas and Papas"...

They've arrived! Britain's number one baby brand, Mamas and Papas has landed in the U.S. and is available at Babies 'R' Us. Check out these cool & affordable pieces from their debut collection. Don't they look straight from the streets of London town?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Back to School, Take 2...

We are already getting loads of "Back-to-School" emails!
Where has the summer gone??

Getting back to school clothes & supplies always sets the tone for an excited return to the classroom. Not as excited for balancing the task of homework among different aged kiddos? Check out these great desk/study areas that can be shared by siblings. A perfect end of summer project would be to create a space that facilitates independence, learning, creativity & organization.

Need some assistance or a little guidance? Give bundle a jingle! We are happy to consult on the many projects from the ever-expanding "to-do" list. We're here to help by recommending products, brainstorming ideas or just giving you our honest opinion!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Target (pronounced Tar-jay)...

As a follow-up to our last post, we wanted to pass along an upcoming event that looks like a blast! If you are in the NY area this Saturday, one of our all time favorite retailers, Tar-jay!, is sponsoring a free day of family fun at the spectacular Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

FREE programs and Museum admission for the whole family!
TARGET DESIGN KIDS programs introduce children and adults to the world of design through open-ended play, tours, and design workshops. Create your own designs—fashion, architecture, graphic design! Workshops are geared toward children ages 5–12.

Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum - July 17 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Join Target in the Garden and throughout the Museum for activities led by designers and educators. Kids become designers for the day!

Make clocks, hydroponic planters, buttons, and more!
Hear stories, listen to music, explore the galleries, face paint, and play with the Imagination Playground.
Free treats and special guests! Carry home your loot in a cool hand-colored book bag.