I love simple DIYs that add something unusual and unique to your child's room. When I first saw this lamp, I figured it must be some high-priced number that was out of my reach. But then I realized it was made from newspaper, and I was sold.
Name: Cullen, newborn Location: Lake Tahoe, California
As a graphic designer interested in interior design, I had the design of this room in my head through a few pregnancies that ended in miscarriage. In a weird way, it kept up my spirits knowing that someday it would finally come to fruition. So, you can imagine, that I was very excited to finally have a viable pregnancy and give this little boy this woodland creature nursery—a perfect room for a mountain kid!
In small rooms it just makes sense to "go up" and optimize your vertical space. Faced with the challenge of making better use of a tiny bedroom (7' x 12') in Manhattan, architect Benjamin Marcus conceived a lofted bed structure with stairs and desk and storage below.
I know it seems like a small deal, but when I recently saw a friend's family's toothbrush collection neatly displayed in rows, and then thought of my own pile of kids toothbrushes by the sink, well, I realized it was time. Time to tackle those toothbrushes, and to do so in style.
Goldie Blox are making the news with their amazing Rube Goldberg video, where three engineeringly-minded girls set up a complicated machine around their home, complete with flying roller skates and parachuting pink Cozy Coupes. Seen it? Loved it? Inspired to get your kids engineering at your place? Here is a collection of kits to encourage young creative and scientific minds.
Mia's kids scribbled on her microfiber sofa with an extra-strong, "rub a dub" Sharpie which is marketed as, "stays permanent through washing and dry cleaning." But instead of getting mad (well, she was probably a little mad), she found an easy way to hide the marks, while including a clever nod to the makeover's inspiration.
This is my son, age 5, practicing cello by Lake Michigan, a few blocks from our home. What I love about this picture is not that it looks like he’s got some mad skills (full disclosure: he’s playing "Hot Cross Buns", not Bach, and he’s not about to fall into the lake, though it kind of looks that way). This picture reminds me how invigorating this experience was for him, and to keep thinking outside the box when it comes to engaging in learning and practicing.
Homeowners Torey and Jeff longed for a nursery that was anything but typical for the adoptive baby soon to join their family. In our first meeting they didn’t show us magazine clippings of rooms adorned with teddy bears, no fabric swatches with bumble bees, no choo choo trains, no princesses and no Disney characters. Not even blue or pink. Instead Torey slid a beautiful Mid-Century Modern globe across the table and said, “We thought this could be the inspiration for the nursery.”