We're always keeping our eyes open for spiffy children's stores where one can potentially do a lot of one-stop shopping. Mimmo Designs certainly fills that need -- and if a store can do all that and cater to our aesthetic and environmentally-conscious needs as well, it’s even better!
Based in Maui, Hawaii and online since 2004, Mimmo is a clothing, art, furniture and toy store all wrapped into one with an eco-conscious slant. The Mimmo Web site states, "We believe in a modern, functional aesthetic that is environmentally responsible. We hope to help inspire and divulge this eco-friendly attitude" and after perusing the site, it's easy to feel inspired!
Claudia von Unter Ecker of Mimmo tells us, "We especially like the idea, and recommend to our customers, when buying for the nursery, to choose items which can 'grow' with their kids. Adaptability is key at this point when children grow so quickly and their needs and desires are ever changing. Thoughtfully designed pieces can later be at home in a play room (or any other room of the house)." We totally agree, Claudia!
Some of the items we fell in love with were:The solid birch Roll-Top Bench which is great for storage, $299
The Franz Wheelbarrow which has a lever for dumping, $230
The Doodle Drawer Desk made from pine wood veneer, $149
The Pigeon T-Shirt, $32
The Knitter's Zebra and Leopard, $26
And the Feathers mobile, $45
Another nice thing about Mimmo's Web site is that they offer wish list and registry options, so you can let everyone know what you'd really love to get. And, their assortment of pillows, mobiles and lamps is just too cute to pass up (most are under $50.)
Be sure to say "Aloha!" to Mimmo!