Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Seasons change, Styles change...

It's hard to imagine during this very chilly time of year that warmth will soon be back with Spring! Just like the Seasons, styles have a way of revisiting us in new & refreshed forms. We've whole-heartedly welcomed back wallpaper and all of it's innovative and funky reincarnations. While buried in a pile of presents needing wrapping we realized just like wallpaper swathes a room in a certain tone, gift wrap does the same depending on the color, style and texture of a pattern.

As we all prepare for a festive holiday season with our loved ones, we'd like to share this hip headboard made using wallpaper! Spotted on Ohdeedoh.com, this project can easily be changed with your mood or the season. Recently, we were ecstatic to uncover stacks & stacks of vintage hand printed wallpapers in one of our favorite home design stores. Check back with us in the New Year to see what we snagged and the adorable bundle we built around the beautifully crafted print.

Merry, Merry, Happy Happy from bundle design co.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

bundle " Gives a Hoot"...

We are so excited for the debut of our first bundle that is up for sale starting TODAY!

Our mission is to create coordinated product groupings for those who want to “nest” on their own but want an original, creative & inspired plan from a design consultant for their nursery, children’s room or family multi-purpose room. Our “bundles” consist of collected accessories that work brilliantly next to any crib, changer, sofa or furniture piece you already own and
never appear matchy-matchy or straight from the box. We believe in each of the products in
this well edited grouping; most items are eco-friendly, promote creative play and are perfectly
suited to grow with your child - whether a boy or a girl!

"Gives a Hoot" is a perfect name for this bundle as it's environmentally responsible and a portion of the net profits will be donated to a very worthy organization - Room to Grow. Read more below about Room to Grow's mission below and see details on everything you get when you purchase this charming assortment.

The mission of Room to Grow is to enrich the lives of babies born in to poverty throughout their critical first three years of development. Room to Grow's program provides parents raising babies in poverty with one-on-one parenting support and essential baby items throughout their children's critical first three years of life. Parents expecting a baby are referred to Room to Grow by selected prenatal programs assisting low-income families. Upon their referral, parents visit Room to Grow’s warm and inviting space once every three months from just before the birth of the baby until their child turns three. During their one-on-one appointments with staff social workers, typically lasting two hours, parents receive developmental information, customized support, and all of the needed baby items to ensure a healthy and secure start for their child.

Besides the good karma you will receive for supporting one of bundle design co.’s favorite Charities, you are also receiving all of the amazing and unique items below:

Please email us if you are interested in purchasing.

3 Sprouts canvas storage bin with plenty of room for stuff! (17 inch height, 20 inch diameter). Made with 100% Organic cotton canvas & 100% eco-spun felt (made from recycled water bottles). Care: Spot Clean.

Bilibo - Watch this! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-P9dPfESgM. No lights, sound or batteries - all you add is imagination. Bilibo is a new kind of toy that leaves room for a child's imagination instead of imposing a specific play pattern. This unique toy is open for a wide range of interpretations and encourages children to invent their own games, to play and have fun in an active and creative way. Indoors and out-doors, even in the water or snow - Bilibo is full of surprises. Made of non-toxic, recyclable, high-density polyethylene, almost indestructible and great for children 24 months to up to 7 years!

A copy of In My Tree by Sara Gillingham & Lorena Siminovich; a charming board book with finger puppet about coming home to the ones you love which became the basis of the entire gender neutral design. (gently used while we gathered inspiration).

Jonathan Adler Capri Teardrop Lamp in perky Orange. Colored glass with polished nickel accents, full range dimmer, gloss parchment shade, 26” high.

Fairtrade Jamtown family instrument that happens to be fun & cute to look at! Jamtown supports low-income artisans and their families with fair wages in the local context, decent working conditions, and technical assistance. Play a beat you can repeat!

A handmade cozy owl plushie made with fleece, eco felt, premium poly-fiber filling and lots of love. Eco-felt is an environmentally friendly and lead-free material made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.

A cozy, furry, fuzzy throw, perfect for curling up with your little one or spreading out on the floor for tummy play.

The Argington Mini Rocker perfectly sized for the pint size, made of birch ply, all materials, glues, stains and finishes are 100% non-toxic & are low VOC. A spacious & sturdy rocker, it measures 15 inches wide and the seat is 10.5 inches off the ground, so it accommodates ages 2 to 6. Easy assembly is required.

A hanging interactive sculpture that dangles colorful aluminum shapes from steel wire in a play of balance and motion. Reminiscent of famous works by American Sculptor, Alexander Calder, the inventor of the mobile, this classic burnt orange, mustard and cement combo has an epoxy finish, includes 6 feet of line for hanging and is 35 inches in diameter/13.5 inches in height.

A Calder Mobile:

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A good read...

Our favorite style mavens, Serena & Lily, have done it again; this time creating a beautiful book that educates children on how to start their own revolution. Packed with stamps, stickers & fun forms, the World Repair Kit is an interactive and creative guide for children that presents facts on the environment and worldly issues next to fundraising ideas and reference lists introducing your special little one to amazing non-profit organizations. A great gift for the mini do-good-er in your family and 100% of net proceeds go to the Serena & Lily Foundation, funding youth initiatives around the world.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Best of the best...

Parenting.com has announced their picks for Best Toys of 2009 just in time for holiday shopping! We were like a kid in a candy shop while scrolling through their 15 picks for kids in their early years (0-5 years) and bigger kids in their school years (5-12). Note: these toys and games are not limited to little ones as we found some new additions to our own list (hint to Santa... Night Vision goggles, please! And don't forget the game so fun it ended up on both age group lists). Each item can be found by clicking here and ordering now will ensure Christmas delivery. Happy Shopping!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

We've had some work done...

We are thrilled to present our new look thanks to the genius behind Fox Creative Solutions. Keep checking back to witness more of our makeover and see the launch of our first children's decor "bundle".

We scour flea markets, boutiques, and big name retailers all over the world (literally, everywhere!) for items we believe are unique & captivating. From this unique collection we create coordinated groupings of lamps, side tables, shelving, as well as soft goods (rugs, window coverings, decorative pillows, throw blankets) that work with the furniture you already own such as a crib, changer, sofa; achieving a sophisticated/worldly look that does not appear matchy-matchy or "straight from the box".

Check back soon and help give our first bundle a new home!

P.S. Want a hint? Our first bundle is based on a wise animal that definitely isn't old:)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Family Time...

We hope all of our readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday filled with happy moments with family and friends. Our excitement over the upcoming holidays is almost too much to handle and in an attempt to relax our senses here are two family spaces that have accomplished a sophisticated, kid friendly, calming vibe.