Animals are a staple of the kids' design scene and everyone has a different take on them from kitschy to traditional to graphic. The Modern Baby Co.'s animals, as art prints and mobiles, are charmingly sweet without being too childish and are rendered in cool color tones and appealing birch wood. Another plus: all their products are extremely affordable.
All of their animal designs (birds, peacocks, lions and giraffes) are fetching, but we profess a soft spot for the whales which are both majestic and gentle at the same time. There are six mini art prints to choose from ($8, 5"x7") and three mobiles ($40). Their designs are also available on onesies. Another reason to like the Modern Baby Co. - they do their best to be earth-friendly. They work with US-based printing companies, use eco-friendly inks on their apparel and are thoughtful about the impact of their packaging.
As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.
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