Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Friendly Fiction & Sustainable Suspense...

Earth Day is officially around the corner (April 22nd!), and in preparation we want to showcase cutting edge "green" design being used to stimulate little minds in Lower Manhattan. The newest branch of the New York Public Library was recently opened in Battery Park City, an area chock-full of budding families and it couldn't be more earth & kid friendly. Sustainable materials and recycled elements await members throughout reading nooks & computer crannies.

Enjoy these photos and be sure to patronize your local library!


Some of the floors were made from wood left over from window frame manufacturing, the stairs were created from stone & recycled mirrors.

The extra durable carpet was made from used car tires.

Shelving made from recycled plastic.

The checkout counter is actually constructed from recycled cardboard.

The modern asthetic gets a boost with the help of the iconic Junior Panton chair.

Photos courtesy of the New York Times.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Big news...


bundle design co. is pleased to be included in the Big City Mom's "Biggest Baby Shower" event on April 14th in NYC! If you are in the area - definitely attend with your mommy pals for some excellent noshing, browsing & most importantly - their amazing swag bags! Get your tickets here and if you are not in the area you can still participate in our giveaway by emailing us at bundlemakeover@gmail.com.

One lucky winner will receive a free bundle packed with eco-friendly, gender neutral accessories to give your little one's sanctuary an earth-friendly makeover in one day (a $500 value). Tell your friends!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Busy busy busy...

Our apologies for the radio silence as we have been overwhelmed with work (a very good problem to have!); although we probably can't quite compare our busy schedule to the daily agenda at this full house. Take a look at this cleverly designed home to three boys and their creative parents in Seattle featured on Sunset.com; it oozes realized potential in a small space. There is definitely something to say about living "small" these days!

This is definitely not a hands-off/special occasion only dining room. Notice the brightly colored & well designed high chair pushed up to the table just like the rest of the chairs & the salvaged wood dining table (from an old bowling lane) & the former school house chalk board.


This is the first "one bathroom" house we wouldn't mind sharing with a bunch of kiddos. The splash of color is spot on: playful enough for children & sophisticated enough for adults and guests.


An area off the kitchen was transformed into a makeshift mud room with buckets, bins & bleachers?? Yes, that's right - the shelves & bench are salvaged bleacher rows.


Speaking of mud rooms, stay tuned for our update on the Architectural Digest Home Show in NYC and the item we discovered that gives you the mud room of your dreams without remodeling!






Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's Easy being Green...

Top O' the Mornin' to everyone and Happy St. Patrick's Day! Our blog will be officially pinch-free after we share news on these two introductions that will help make you appear a Green God or Goddess at home!


We can not wait use pieces from kids decor newcomer, Oilo, in upcoming projects. This new brand was launched by two design-minded women "to fill a void in the category for high quality designer look and quality nursery and home d├ęcor without designer prices". They definitely succeeded as each piece is unique, playful but not too cute-sy and have a less shocking sticker price than similar style-setters. Check out their decor items, bedding and comfy furnishings and read more about their unique name here.



Our favorite gadget the Beaba Babycook has been rated a favorite by Parents on Williams-Sonoma.com. This wonder, green machine does it all: steam-cooks, blends, purees, de-frosts and re-heats fresh, healthy baby meals of your choosing in minutes. Definitely at the very top of our "Dream Registry" (be sure to check it out in the bundle shop for ideas on the perfect shower gift for friends & family) as well as the perfect coordinating cookbook. The new Baby & Toddler Cookbook has delicious & healthy ideas and is sectioned into age-specific recipes. We love their comforting and considerate outlook: "For babies and toddlers, eating is a playful exploration of food and all its delicious possibilities". Not a cook? Definitely check it out for fun plating ideas; no more boring food on a plate!


Whip up some green goodies & enjoy the festivies of the day!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Oxford educated...


Let us give you a quick lesson in Spring shoe trends... oxfords are not just for toddlers on easter anymore! Real Simple lays out their picks for this new must have item for every hot mom (or cool aunt, etc etc). Finally, a non-stilletto trend ladies on the run can appreciate.








From the top: Cole Haan, Joie, Jeffrey Campbell

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Yikes, Stripes...

Sharp, soft, classic, mod... you can play them any way. We wear them, we decorate with them, we love living among stripes. This is our ode to stripes!


Can't Swiffer fast enough after your family? Camo your floors with stripes!

Serena & Lily's sweetly striped Audrey Collection


Matchy-matchy in Elle Decor

Crisp Rugby Stripes for your windows by Pottery Barn Kids

Thursday, March 4, 2010

HollyWOOD...

The Oscars are just around the corner and this week has launched some noteworthy new TV shows. We are falling hard for NBC's Parenthood; a stellar cast, relatable plot line & superb set design. The Berkeley based family is surrounded by the California Craftsman architecture and is shot with such attention to detail, we were in TV & Design Land heaven. This show is definitely worth Tivo-ing for some rewinding & pausing to take in great scenes.


We were again re-acquainted with the Frank Lloyd Wright movement when we spotted Kalon Studios new collection. Made in the USA, these pieces follow the definition of the Craftsman style: " incorporating clean lines, sturdy structure, natural materials, and always has an emphasis on the originality of the artist/craftsman". Find Kalon's timeless pieces in our store and enjoy this fun fact:

John Lloyd Wright, son of the famous architect invented Lincoln Logs in 1918! We so love to connect history (especially family history) to the interiors we work on, even in the tiniest details. Ahhh inspiration!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Stop and smell the roses...

We are enjoying a touch of spring-like weather in NYC this week with sunny skies & milder temps. A perfect compliment to our mood is the recent trend resurgence of florals. Everyone is taking note of the rage which is back in full swing and popping up everwhere from fashion to home decor & art. As if right on cue we were introduced to the lovely, new collection of blocked-printed floral wallpapers by Farrow & Ball, the Chelsea Papers, which were inspired by 19th century, pure silk woven jacquard fabrics - absolutely enchanting! Even when planning a mod space, do not be aftraid to go extra frilly, feminine and flowery - it's not just for traditionalists anymore.

Top: Wisteria, Bottom: Peony


Runway Florals - Spring 2010

Flower Power Collection - Sicis glass tile

And don't forget - Target's collection by the iconic British printmaker, Liberty in stores & online March 14th!

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