Thomas Paul Antique Toy collection pillows. They're super soft and adorable, and the backs have the best vintage inspired fabrics / patterns. I am not a cat fan but I particularly dig little miss disgruntled kitty. So cute.
go here and buy these little stretchy skinny jeggings right now. They are on sale for $10, come in a dark blue rinse and a faded black, and they're super easy for the babes to wear. I've bought Z jeans in the past but they're so stiff and uncomfortable that I never actually make him wear them. THESE, my friends, are so cute and also super comf. I can't believe I'm writing this many words about an item from Old Navy. But these mothers are straight up great. (They're in the girls' section, but they're totally unisex... if your boy is secure in his manhood). That's Z above in action in the blue rinse.
Kids might give up candy and tv to get to climb around on and sleep in this thing. The Treehouse Bed (and supercutie accoutrements) are brought to you by Cyprus-based, high-concept, A-mazing kids' furniture company Lifetime Kids Rooms. All of their wood furniture is made of sustainable pine from northern Scandinavia, which grows slowly in difficult climatic conditions. Long story short, this creates a strong wood that is best suited for making superstrong kids' furniture. Their wood is not treated with acids or anything freaky that might cause little Johnny to grow a 3rd arm when he's 24. The Treehouse Bed isn't only well-made and insanely cool, it also has such things as a slanted ladder for entry and a rope swing for pete's sake. Well played, Cyprus. Well played.
Camilla Engman, Swedish artist and dog lover, makes really nice things. Her illustrations and paintings have been used by the likes of Converse and The New York Times, but she also continues to do amazing little limited edition things like her book about her dog Morran and hand printed & embroidered tea towels. Her style is sweet and innocent. But at a closer look, her characters tend to have a depth, a drop of melancholy that adds to the emotive draw of her work. Honestly, I just like her. She's good.
There's a new world of children's book illustration in which animals and creatures and things look awesome, and the colors are fresh and unexpected. I like this world. Martin Salisbury explores this in his lovely book Playpen. While it ranges in handwriting, there's a richness and a throwback quality about each of the featured artist's work that brings a new vibrance and life to the written word in a very avant garde, very cool way. In Playpen are such BYGM faves as Marc Boutavant, Sara Fanelli, Brian Biggs and J.otto Seibold.
Modern Playhouse makes super simple, sustainable, well-built spaces for the kiddos that inspire creativity and imagination. Their color palettes are taken from nature and the supertasteful/superdesigny house accessories & textiles are drooly-cute.
Zephyr, awesomely, is a Foodie (with a capital F). There is not a single thing I've fed him over the course of his 4 month solid culinary love affair that he has turned his nose at (and we've fed him some things.) For this I am extremely grateful. We love good food and cooking in our house, and I love cooking for him and watching him discover new flavors and textures. These books were both gifts to us when I was prego, and now that they're becoming super relevant to us, I wanted to give them a little BYGM shout. Both Gastrokid and FTWF have great educational points, and superdelicioso recipes for all. Dig in.