Entries for our annual Small Cool Contest are flooding in, and as usual
they are filled with fantastic ideas we can mine for our own spaces...including kids spaces! Here
are a few images and ideas for your kid's room inspiration-board.
Surely the best antidote to the indignities of parenthood is humor. Andy Herald and Charlie Capen of How To Be A Dad have turned a blog feature into a hilarious book documenting the array of gut-kicking, back-jamming sleep positions babies employ when sharing your bed to ensure their own comfort.
The Mad Hatter is always ready for tea time, so maybe you and your kids should be, too. If you stock up—or DIY it!—on these cute tea party essentials, your kids will certainly not echo Alice's sentiment: "It's the stupidest tea-party I ever was at in all my life!"
Our son Kingston just turned two. When it came time to start planning his second birthday party, it was important to us to come up with a theme that was something he would love and something that represented his two-year-old interests. One of his favorite toys is a wooden train set we gave him for Christmas this year. We loved the aesthetic of vintage locomotive imagery, so we decided to go with a vintage train theme.
Aware of my background in education and also my weekly app post here on Apartment Therapy, one of the questions I'm often asked at parties with parents in attendance is about kid-friendly app recommendations. To help answer their queries for apps best suited for kids, here are a few tablet apps I think will both entertain and educate on the iPad, Android, and Windows 8 tablet devices...
Mother's Day is the perfect holiday to do something more personal than your average gift. Even if you are a last-minute kind of person like I am, there are ways to fit in a quick project for the moms in your life!
If your home is small (under 1000 square feet) and cool (of course it is!) then you know what to do. We invite you to inspire us - and impress our new-for-2013 judges panel - with photos of your compact home along with your real-life tips for living well in stylish small spaces.
I fell in love with Charley Harper's prints a couple years ago when I read a Todd Oldham book called Hand Made Modern. When I discovered Charley Harper, An Illustrated Life, also by Oldham, I immediately knew that Harper's work would be the inspiration for my future baby's room, regardless of the gender.