Use some of the fortune you saved on the Donald Judd changing table to outfit the rest of your kid's nursery--and your whole house, actually--at ModernTots, a new Brooklyn-based online store and design studio that features some familiar Argington and Oeuf pieces (those guys are really getting around, congratulations) as well as some exclusive designs.
Like the sleek-looking MoxBox, a 5-drawer dresser made of
bamboo laminate solid bamboo and high-density MDF, which is then given five hand-rubbed coats of lacquer in the customer's favorite Pantone color. [update: ModernTots corrected me on the materials -ed.] It's $3K, which puts it officially into 'heirloom' territory, price-wise, although plenty of folks have jumped up pretty quickly to call BS on the idea of paying that much money for MDF. [see the comments below, which preceded the further explanation from ModernTots.]
Also worth checking out: some sweet kid-sized seating, and the Ian crib, available in solid walnut or maple, it's as if the Shakers started making Mission-style furniture. Gorgeous, and competitive with Netto & friends at $1,650. The Ian reminds me of the spare, muscular designs of the sorely missed Furniture & Co., which used to be on Greenwich Ave in the West Village. Anyone know what happened to those guys?