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.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mmm mmm good...

What child (or adult for that matter) isn't intrigued by the modern simplicity and familiarity of this famous image? Many of Andy Warhol's works are easily available in print form, in a wide variety of youthful and funky hues. The priceless works become a budget friendly and thought-provoking solution for decorating any children's space.

Exposing your family from the very beginning to the arts can pay off throughout their development. Be sure to check with your local museums, gardens and art shops as many offer free family nights a few times per month. A quick breeze through exhibits on a regular basis keeps visits fun and cultivating without seeming like a boring history lesson.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fab not Flashy...

We are kicking off a very busy second half of the year with some exciting design projects. One special Elementary school client has requested we design a budget friendly room full of personality around this DwellStudio comforter. This sophisticated pattern couldn't be picked by just anyone - it's definitely the find of a talented eye so we've got our work cut out for us!

In order to style this strong pattern into a "clean mix", we are turning to a trend which has stormed the fashion world: "pattern mixing".

With the right accessories, our goal is to pull together a sweetly styled room for a great girl! We'll keep you posted on our progress.