A week ago we got our new twin sleeper and lamp from CB2 and they are starting to grow on me. At first I was unsure the new couch/sleeper got along well with my baby – a Room & Board couch – but I think they do! Sometimes it just takes a while to get the feel of a room.
Here are the two items we got:
And here they are in our living room – coexisting happily!
I could totally see redoing Baby V’s bedroom with some of these amazing gems in a year or so… How awesome are these!?
Horses Gonna Hate by Aled Lewis
The Upper Hand by Aled Lewis
Lone(ly) Wolf by Aled Lewis
Murder Mystery by Aled Lewis
You can check all of them out here, or purchase them here!
It seems like Pantone is all the rage now in home design so I wanted to do a quick roundup of some cool products & tutorials out there. Being a web designer I utilize color in my everyday work and life, and although I use hexadecimal colors for the web, I am constantly converting Pantone colors from our print department at work. I love the new range of products out there from storage containers to magnets to bags to cakes(!) that feature bright and cheery Pantone colors. So check some out here (click to view larger pics):
I think I have my color fix for the day!
Here in Chicago Springtime is a little bitch that always seems really nice on that first date and then never calls you back. “It went really well!”, you think. Well, more snow is in the forecast for this coming weekend, so in my deepening depression about the weather I thought I would post some happy bike things. I usually bike year round, and I kept up biking until I was about 6 months (and the weather started to turn), but when I got a little peek of awesome weather this past week I was really bummed to not be out riding. Oh well, just a few more weeks and I’ll be back at it!
Bicycle Poster, by Steve MacDonald / RamblinWorker
Large Dark Yellow French Bag with Bicycle Flap
Alligator on a Bicycle T Shirt
Mr. Bicycle felt and leather sleeve for laptop
Linen Bicycle and Lace Pouch/Wallet
Our Sleepytime Rocker!
Rocker update! I was super worried that a deal I found on a parent’s board was bogus. The deal was too good to be true – a Sleepytime Rocker (which retails for about $900-$1,000) for $375. BRAND NEW. Now come on! That IS too good to be true. So I finally made a time and date to go pick it up and it turns out the people were completely normal. In other words, Dom and I were not sold into a sex slave ring! Yay! So the rocker was procured this past Sunday and now sits in our nursery waiting for Baby V to make it home!
There is another 5 inches of snow predicted for Chicago tonight. So I thought, screw it!! I am getting in the springy, happy, baby-coming, life-changing mood, dammit. And no amount of snow is gonna stop it! So check out some awesome happy-time inducing interweb finds!
London Ride Poster from Made By Joel
Marc Jacobs Mimi CDC Dress
Create A Faux Colorful Canopy On The Cheap - Apartment Therapy Tutorial
Here Comes The Sun Print by FotoFoto
Apartment Therapy House Tour
1 . London Ride Poster from Made By Joel – Can’t you just see yourself spinning around London on a sunny day?!
2. Mimi CDC Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs – I heart MJ. Maybe once I get my pre-baby body back. Sigh.
3. Create A Faux Colorful Canopy On The Cheap from Apartment Therapy – ohhh. I want this for me!
4. Here Comes the Sun archival print by FotoFoto – well, maybe in 2 months or so…
5. Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana? – AP House Tour Roundup – sunny homes with sunny decor!
Saccharine sweet and primary colors are just not our thing, so the search for a “babies first memories” book has been long. Even after several attempts at finding one on the interwebs, I was unable to. When visiting Hadley last weekend (for famed Tummy Tub…) I asked the owner if he had any modern baby books. Of course I was escorted right over to the Dwell Studio Books (of which we own several). After some explanation that went kinda like this: “No, not a baby book, like, a BABY BOOK” (yes, I have amazing conversational skills), we were told of local Chicago print shop Binth. Hadley had yet to carry their baby book yet, but I was told it was beautiful and thus after a little bit of Googling I found it:
Binth Baby Book Cover (Green Version)
Baby Book in Chocolate Brown
Binth Baby Book - Inside Page
Binth Baby Book - Inside Page
Well, it was love at first site. At $95 a pop it’s definitely a splurge, but it will be a keepsake for years to come. And there are just some thing I am willing to spend a little dough on!
Looking for your own modern baby book? Well check out Binth here. Theirs comes in green and chocolate brown!
I was looking to do a post on kids indoor play tents, but instead came across this amazingly beautiful site filled to the brim with all sorts of little knick-knacks I could just see in my home/nursery/life. Here are a few of my favs:
Walnut Owl with Green Top
Large Bau Pendant Light
Puppy Antique Toy Pillow
I can see all these awesome items in my nursery! To check out more cool items click here to view Gretel!
Decorating with birds are sooooo 2010. Don’t believe me?? Check out this clip from the premiere of Portlandia. So with that in mind let’s start out the new year (or, Feb. 1st anyway) with a new forest animal for your shopping consumption! FOXES!
1. Fox on a Bike Natural Creme White Rug – Bath Mat or Door Mat from dark cycle clothing
2. Sweet Foxy Brooch by BeautySpot
3. Liam – The Sleepy Woodland Fox by Sleepy King
4. Retro Gingerbread Fox – Baby Bodysuit by Crowsmack
5. fox stuffie . organic by bird mafia
6. Bear And The Fox limited edition from Ashley Percival Prints
7. jane the retro red fox plush with mustard woolen glasses by One little red fox
8. Little Fox Onesie/Bodysuit by JoyNevada Little Ones
9. 1 Michael J. Fox Note Card with Envelope Included (5×3) from Art By Marilyn
Ok, that last one is a bit of a joke…