Thursday, May 28, 2009

Colorful & Conscious!

One day while browsing one of our favorite interior stores, we spotted these bright & catchy ceramic lamps that were begging to be included in a room for a hip youngster. Later, when in front of a computer, we looked up information on the manufacturer we have long admired but never fully researched. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams are not only interested in improving your home life by surrounding you with beautiful furnishings; they are carrying out programs to improve the life of their employees and their families. Their impressive production facility in the U.S. features a health-conscious café, employee gym, and its own on-site "education based" daycare center for its over 700+ employees (the first one of its kind in the residential furniture industry). "Kid-friendly" design has a whole new meaning thanks to this wonderful company!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Charley the Children's fave...

Books are a great and educational gift for a child, so why not give them a book they can flip through as a baby and display on their coffee table as a young adult. A friend of bundle reminded us of a great American Modern artist with tons of tot appeal. Charley Harper's illustrations have homespun and natural themes that are paired with vivid colors perfect for captivating little ones. Harper has illustrated many books and contributed to ad campaigns for state zoos and the Everglades National Park. Remember his work the next time you are sending a gift!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Well Traveled...

We're back from a beautiful holiday and can't wait to share some of the unique influences we picked up along the way! Fresh from experiencing new people and far away places, we were thrilled to be greeted with a lovely announcement from ducduc, a children's furniture manufacturer that we have admired for many years. Their newest collection, MasonGray, was created with a philosophy that mirrors our own and we thought a quote from their website explained this beautifully:

"...Routes may be different, traditions remain the same. Remembering favorite places, discovering new ones."

Inspired by bringing cherished memories into your home, the pieces in this collection have a well traveled appeal without losing any of the coziness and warmth a child's room deserves. Enjoy this beautiful vignette of our favorite pieces from the line, the Savannah crib & credenza and a few pictures from our journey.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Gone Fishin'...

Well, not really... but we are on vacation! We'll return in 2 weeks hopefully recharged, refreshed and full of new inspirations! In the meantime, enjoy this beach chic floating fish mobile we found on Genius Jones.