Friday, July 30, 2010


Pretty portable sandbox at Alison Montessori
Sand Table also at Alison or at Amazon
Little Tikes Water/Sand Table with a Rube Goldberg twist
Little Tikes Construction-themed Sand/Water Table
Step 2 Sand Table
Step 2 adjustable Sand/Water Table
Naturally Playful Sand Table with umbrella
Naturally Playful Sandbox with a temple aesthetic
Discount School Supply Table
Possible models for pick-up

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Knife

Pass This On » By Johan Renck from The Knife on Vimeo.

Also love their Hearbeats and You Take My Breath Away.

Monday, July 26, 2010


NY Times Article
Available from Twig Terrariums
Great source for supplies at Terrain, courtesy of Zephyr.

Keep Calm

The backstory.
Stamp it everywhere with help from Rubber Soul.
Personal favourite from JennieGee

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


So that's how you add music files to a blog!

for free playlists.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mapa Toys

Image by Mapa

This tower is called Lucca and I love it.
You can buy it here.


Image by French Bull

French Bull's melamine plates, platters, bowls, and more are SO colourful.
My excuse to buy them is going to be "to stimulate the Baby."

(Hurry! They're offering 20% off until July 21st. Enter FBSUMMER10 at checkout.)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Beat the Heat

Mugicha, Nata de Coco, and more at Tea & Cookies

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Canisters, Part II

This is an update.
I finally got a few of Ikea's Celebra storage jars and I'm mad to get more. They're great!
Granted, they do not have pretty pears on them but they do have wooden lids with gaskets. In this regard, they remind me of the much more ornate Hornsea ceramic canisters.
The upside is still that you can customize them like at Design Sponge. I may get around to this but for now I am smitten by their simplicity of design, wooden lids, functionality, and, it must be admitted, price.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

MoMA Dollhouse

Image by MoMA

Great, photo-heavy review by Petite Nouveau.
Buy it at MoMA or at Chronicle Books (hurry, Chronicle Books is offering 35% off till 07/28; enter FRIENDS at checkout)

Lunch Boxes Bags

Image by Skip Hop

Lunchies by Skip Hop
They have many styles and I personally like the owl but Dad feels the Monkey is more manly. They even have backpacks to match these Lunchies but Baby is a long way from needing one of those.

Dabawalla Bags

If you know what a dabawalla is, you have to give them points for the name.
They are also very clever with the names they assign the different styles of bags. They have some really wonderful graphics that remind me of the crafts you can find in vintage 1970's craft books.
If they had had a lunch bag version of the beautiful Elephant back pack, I would have snapped it up in an instant!


Viola cornuta ‘Black Magic' at You Grow Girl