Acoustic Kid Spring 2011 Collection Rocks.

Just a little sneak preview of Acoustic Kid's perfect SP11 line. Co-founded (with partner Ashleigh) and designed by my friend Melissa (whose background in Men's, Women's and children's wear design is something to be revered), there is no lack in quality and attention to detail. Simple classics with a touch of modern, this stuff is just straight-up well done, and so adorable. When you're looking at kids' clothes going, "I wish that came in my size", you know you've come across something solid.


B. Rad.

"We want to be a voice to children that says it’s okay to be curious, to be pensive, to be loud, to be happy and sad all at the same time, to be generous, to be afraid, to be quiet, to be wild, to be fun, to be open, to be scientific, to be poetic, to be giddy, to be serious, to be smart, to be free, to be you." 
Need I say more? I love this brand. If plastic toys have to be a necessity in our lives as parents (which they are - I've come to grips with this), these are the playthings to have around the house. Inspired and quirky color combos (read: saturated olive and navy popped with neon pink and orange), safe materials, well made and just truly fun to play with and look at. And - they give back to children in need (10¢ of every purchase goes to Free the Children). Superlike.


Jonathan Adler Roars. (Happy 9 Month Birthday, Z!)

Zeph is 9 months young today and motoring everywhere through the house. Thought I'd post an homage to my little roaring lion with some of Jonathan Adler's amazingly bitchin work.


Creativity by Clementine.

Could art supplies be any more chic? And they're totally natural and healthy for the kids. And they're made by a really great lady named Diana in Boulder CO. Diana is an art teacher and runs Clementine Studio (an art space for kids). Passionate about art and about kids creating art, she made this full line of  "simple, wholesome, clean art supplies with all the ingredients they need, and none they don't" with her own two creatively inspired hands. Goodbye Crayola. Thanks for the memories.


Modern Fun Happy.

I'm kind of crushing on Japan these days. Yuko Uemura's shop Pata Pri makes you feel like you've been invited over for tea and a snuggle. She hand prints all of her wares (mostly kitchen towels, and some amazing, cozy, quadruple-gauze baby blankets), and fancies 100% cotton and scrumptious linen. The prints, the colors, the vintage washed quality all make my heart skip a few beats.