October 7th, 2014
Growing from little to big is an adventure in itself, which is why it pays to be prepared for whatever monster may jump into your path. For creepy critters with sharp teeth and scaly tails, we’re going incognito with items for casa and kid that take the fright out of creatures in the night:
1. This Raindrops fabric by Donna Wilson guarantees no crocodile tears will be shed when used for a pair of shams or impromptu pillow forts. Made of lightweight cotton, this sold-by-the-yard fabric is printed in the historical silk town of Macclesfield in the UK. Click here for more mom-worthy finds.
2. Keep hidden from scales and tails until morning inside Land of Nod’s cargo tepee. Two large pockets are perfect for holding your field guide and extra pair of safari socks.
3. Fine Little Day’s new Gran pillow in indigo remind us of sharp pearly whites, great to lay on while chomping on your own late-night snack. More unique gifts for her found here.
4. Have the jungle going bananas over your Wombles wind breaker from Indikidual. The full hood with fleece lining is sure to keep you dry during the temperamental Amazon weather.
5. Handmade gator booties from Uncommon Goods act as the perfect camouflage when spying on prey. Made in Kyrgyzstan from locally-sourced sheep’s wool assures you’ll feel just as good about your eco-friendly purchase as your little one will feel about their sense of style.
6. Problem solving in the wilderness could be a matter of life or death; luckily, School House Electric’s Figure It Out Banner gives just the pep talk you need to survive.
7. Don’t lose sight of home with this marine-grade brass compass from School House Electric. Each comes with a brass split ring for attaching to a pet collar or keychain.
8. Do the crocodile hop with Areaware’s Croc Pile wooden toys. Solid beech wood ensures this set of five reptiles are safe for kids both young and old.
This post is sponsored by Uncommon Goods, a B Corporation that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Help support their non-profit organization American Forests by shopping online or donating here.
September 2nd, 2014
Whether anchoring down a dining table or lighting a kitchen island, industrial pendant lights have come a long way from their warehouse counterparts. Available in a range of finishes, some more contemporary than others, these hanging pendants provide a large scale lighting solution for your home. When specifying an industrial light, be sure to take into consideration the drop height, the type of drop (rod or chain), and the amount of light it will shed. Most metal shades will cast a focused downlight, requiring additional lighting in the space. If you’re hoping to let one of these pendants stand solo, be sure to pick out a shade that allows light to escape, as seen below in #6. Here are a few of our top picks to date:
1. Lincoln – Light & Living / 2. Carson Rod Pendant – Rejuvenation / 3. Madrid Pendant Light – Barn Light Electric / 4. Harmon Pendant – Restoration Hardware / 5. Tin Ceiling Lamp – Zuo Mod / 6. Factory Light No. 6 Rod – Schoolhouse Electric and Supply Co. / 7. Industrial Milk Glass Pendant – West Elm
August 7th, 2014
If you follow us on Facebook, you heard some exciting news last week about our new office space; a renovated three-story school house on the Eastside (above). As renovation takes way to turn a single floor of individual classrooms into a collaborative studio, we can’t help but pull interior elements that evoke the back-to-school vibe. Because we move in this Fall, there couldn’t be better timing to think about notepads and freshly sharpened pencils to deck out the new studio. For a fresh schoolhouse look of your own, here are our top picks for an office space that’s sure to bring home straight-A’s.
1. Sharpen those geography skills well before the first bell rings with the new Cities Wallpaper by Rifle Paper Co. Hand-illustrated skylines of famous cities are printed on a parchment background, perfect for a desk nook.
2. This olive green compartment tray from School House Electric is sure to bring you back to long lunch lines and chocolate milk straight from the carton. We love the idea of using it to hold desk accessories and knick knacks.
3. You won’t mind counting down the hour with this handsome wall clock from Lemnos. The molded plywood frame keeps it lightweight and reminiscent of old classroom desks.
4. Keep textbooks and references in order with Pigeon and Poodle’s set of three caged baskets. Metal handles allow for easy transport and integrated name plates are perfect for custom labeling.
5. The GI Joe lunchbox has been reincarnated into this smooth olive green desk chair byWhite on White. Added bonus? The molded fiberglass seat will make waiting for recess a little less painful.
6. Never forget an assignment with Sideshow Press’ desktop accessories, inspired by 1950s stationery. Check out their full array of colorful options to make your desk space truly your own.
7. West Elm’s Mid-Century Desk in white is a modern spin on the classic teacher’s desk. With tapered legs and three drawers, this piece is one apple away from being the perfect combination of form and function.
8. Shed light on your late-night studies with this school bus yellow table lamp from Caravan Pacific. All of their lighting is handmade in the USA and fully customizable.
July 30th, 2014
The saying “time flies when you’re having fun” could not hold more true for Rye Snayd. His smile and laughter is what keeps the studio going when times get hectic, and we could not be more proud of him as he grows into the happiest kid around. We recently had the pleasure of taking some time away from the studio to celebrate little man’s second year of life. Here are some of our favorite moments of the evening, captured by Izzy Hudgins Photography.
July 23rd, 2014
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It’s every American’s dream to wake up hearing the streets of Paris and feel time stand still. As the scent of freshly baked croissants linger through your window, you seem drawn to grab a bite before taking a long stroll through a nearby garden. If the vie de francaise has been calling your name as of late, you’re not alone. Maybe it’s the promise of sweet Summer romance, or the call to take an afternoon off and picnic in Forsyth Park. To bring the romance of Paris back home, we’ve put together a French-inspired contemporary master suite that aims to make the days grow longer and the nights to be full of nothing short of magic.
1. We set the tone to this posh Parisian suite with romantic lilac tones found in Noble and Wood’s Berlingot Wallpaper. Place behind the bed for a feature wall or use as a poppy dresser drawer liner in a vintage armoire.
2. It’s not French unless there’s crystal, and what better way to finish a master bedroom than with a stunning chandelier from Eloquence. Hanging the fixture over the bed allows for a lower drop height to add more drama.
3. Shed light by your bedside as you stay up late reading Les Miserables. With a feminine “swoop” swivel arm and white linen shade, the Koleman Swinger from Robert Abbey goes with virtually any space.
4. Keep the bedroom from getting too frumpy with clean, mid-century inspired bedside tables from West Elm. The white lacquer finish promises ultimate flexibility and the brass hardware adds a noticeable touch of class.
5. Keep your favorite eau de parfum on display with Anthropologie’s set of mirrored trays. These also make a great bedside accessory for reading glasses or jewelry.
6. Hedgehouse’s Lavender Heather Throw Pillow is the ultimate, versatile bed accessory. The striped linen is light and airy, and the tasseled zipper adds a perfect little detail to your pillowscape.
7. Simple geometric shapes let these Alexa Canisters shine on your bookshelf or console without adding clutter. Remove the top for an impromptu vase that holds lavender and other scents of Provence.
8. The piece de resistance, Eloquence’s Sophia Silver Two-Tone Bed is surely fit for French royalty. Top with linen bedding for the perfect lazy Sunday morning getaway.