Category archive: nursery

April 1, 2014

What's Up, Doc?

I designed this nursery for my son Kimmo. He shall never be scared and aim for the stars. pic.twitter.com/u3HhxqRr1H— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) April 1, 2014 Mazeltov to the whole Dotcom family, though I don't think fear is necessarily something...
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March 24, 2014

Unidentified Local Couple Photographed

Dear Publicists, They might not show up in mirrors, but they will display every damn camera-equipped electronic device and luxo-crib you send their way. Or maybe they got it from Z-Bey. [via the signs of the end times] Nurseryworks...
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October 4, 2013

Nursery, An Installation By General Howe

There's a new changing table in Chelsea, people. Nursery, by former Brooklyn [now Wisconsin] street artist General Howe, is the inaugural exhibition at Kianga Ellis Projects. It's an IRL nursery version of The General's vintage kids cartoon-themed tumblr, The...
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August 27, 2013

From A Child's Treasury Of Teju Cole Verse

"Prince George's Nursery African-Themed." My life anti-monarchy-themed. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/08/prince-georges-nursery-african-themed/ ...— Teju Cole () August 22, 2013...
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August 6, 2013

Brooklyn OSB Nusery Hive By Openshop

While searching around for OSB kid furniture I came across this loft renovation that Openshop did in 2006. The architects stuck the master bedroom and a nursery into a big OSB form they called a hive. To soften things...
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June 18, 2013

Cars & Mechs & Things That Go, By Evan Palmer

Minneapolis-based artist Evan Palmer likes to create these mechs driven by adorable battalions of animals, set in a dystopian post-Scarry universe. You can buy prints of various images for extremely reasonable prices at Palmer's online shop. Meanwhile, his Instagram...
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April 14, 2013

Silverplated Miffy Bank

So I spotted these kind of awesome, silver Miffy banks in the NY Times this afternoon, and for a while, I worried the difficulty in tracking them down was because this Parisian jewelry designer Marie-Helene de Telliac has hoovered...
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March 27, 2013

Calvin & Hobbes Nursery Murals

Finnish redditor Pellari recently got his/her sister to paint the mural for this sweet Calvin & Hobbes nursery, which comes complete with an awesome tree house/slide/toddler bed. Which, well done, and I can totally understand the appeal of the...
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January 16, 2013

Star Wars Bedroom Accessories

There is no Star Wars nerd big enough around here to warrant such monoculture, but the Force doesn't have to be that strong with you or your kid to appreciate the bedroom nerdmomblogger Mary Elle made for her Star...
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November 30, 2012

If You See Something, Play Something

Just in time for the holidays, a couple of Brooklyn fellas have debuted Commute, a giant, playable pegboard subway map of New York City. It's made locally from local, sustainable, blah blah blah plywood and stuff, and it looks...
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November 25, 2012

Modernists' Kids Had The Best Nurseries

In the wake of MoMA's Century Of the Child exhibition, Paul Makovsky at Metropolis Magazine has assembled an awesome collection of images and childhood stories from the offspring of mid-century modernist designers. There's Gy├Ârgy & Juliet Kepes' daughter Julie,...
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November 7, 2012

Pheasant-Covered Eames Rocker By Meredyth Sparks

It's been a while since we've seen a sweet, reasonable, practical, no-nonsense rocker around here. And guess what, the wait's not over. Artist/explorer of the domestic form Meredyth Sparks has donated her 2011 sculpture, Feather-Covered Eames Rocker with La...
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October 12, 2012

Parisian Playmobil Incubator

Sometimes you wonder if being the go-to blogger for European Spottings Of Random Playmobil And/Or Incubators is where you want to be in life. And sometimes, it's just nice to be understood, and to know people are thinking of you....
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August 21, 2012

Dharma Mums: Monica & Joao's LOST Nursery

Considering how extensive Monica & Joao's movie and music collections are, I would expect this level of careful detail in whatever theme nursery they decided to make. It just happens that they chose Lost, and so there's a perfect-looking...
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July 16, 2012

Crib-Hack: A Chalkboardtop Desk

I don't know exactly which number it is, but "And it converts to a daybed!" has to be one of the biggest lies in the entire Crib Industrial Complex. Because the reality is, you either keep that crib out, and...
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July 12, 2012

Arrested Blogging Development

I feel terrible, and personally responsible, because, what with the extended holiday week, and the kids out of summer camp and all bouncing around the house and in my grille, and the panel discussion I have to get ready for...
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June 5, 2012

Ausgezeichnet! Thost House Crib & Changing Table By Marcel Breuer

One of Marcel Breuer's earliest residential commissions came in 1926, while he was teaching in Gropius' Bauhaus in Dessau. It was an interior and furniture project in Hamburg for Eberhard Thost, and Breuer did at least a living room--and...
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May 11, 2012

Woohoo, Wary Meyers Kids Shop Is AMAZING

The kids vintage world has definitely changed since the day when, as an idealistic new dad, I walked into Allan & Suzi on the UWS, asked if they had or knew of any kids clothes, and was told, "There...
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April 1, 2012

Breast Is Best: Boobs Prints By Wary Meyers

Uma be praised, but wow, this is an awesome achievement. Wary Meyers has unleashed their exclusive Boobs prints onto the world, in pink, brown, and zombie [for now], and in two ample sizes. If only they were $80.08. Wary...
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March 11, 2012

TMBG Papercraft Monster Hearse & Boom Box

TMBG's track from their new "Join Us" album, "When Will You Die?" is as catchy as any of their kids' tunes, but unless you want to have it sung at you during a temper tantrum, it's probably best to...
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February 8, 2012

Bricked Out Lego Loft

Finally, some more data on building with Lego. A while ago, we had a new radiator cover made for the kid's room, and I had a mind to cover it in Lego bricks, like Simon Pillard and Philippe Rosetti's insanely...
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February 5, 2012

Hi, I'm Stealthie! Alright Then!

Richard Hogg's Stealthie is the kind of thing that'd happen if the hipster-kawaii art group Friends With You did colabos with the Military Industrial Complex instead of edgy, underground mall developers and AOL. Make it so!:Stealthie is a Northrop...
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January 12, 2012

50s Mickey Mouse Rug At Rago

At first I was trying to puzzle out a date for this decent-looking, 4x5 ft. Disney rug that's coming up this weekend--yow, the 13th? Friday morning!--at Rago Auctions in New Jersey. But then I realized that Lady and the...
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January 5, 2012

LAT: Schindler With Kid

I would guess that when you marry an architect's daughter, you're not going to be fazed by your father-in-law's inserting himself in your househunting and remodeling projects. In fact, you might even welcome it. Especially if you've got a...
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November 23, 2011

Three Of These Folky Things Belong Together

People in New Jersey collected the darnedest things sometimes. Though this bedroom set is apparently from Southampton, so go figure. Here are a couple of standout [sic] lots from Rago Arts' upcoming Estates auction: Lot: 566: a whimsical bedroom furniture...
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November 12, 2011

Star Wars Nursery Mayhem

Frankly, if your kid is actually named Rocky III, I don't see how you could not give him a Mr. T-themed nursery, but Star Wars is an evergreen alternative. Ohdeedoh has a nice tour of Rocky's Rebel Alliance setup,...
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August 17, 2011

Madeline Dollhouse Wallpaper

I was waiting for J. Courtney Sullivan's NY Times article about her deep commitment to her childhood dollhouse to turn out not to be one of those adults-way-too-into-dollhouses stories. I guess the fact that she started going to dollhouse furniture...
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August 10, 2011

Paloma Poster Looks Awesome, Sounds Complicated

Information design guru Nicholas Feltron pretty much set the standard for the awesomely designed personal annual report. I'm a bit surprised it's taken this long for someone to create a kid version. Especially when you see how natural and...
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July 21, 2011

Kaleidoscope Dollhouse Wallpaper From Artware Editions

Wow, Artware Editions is swinging for the wallpaper fences. In addition to the artist-designed, roll wallpaper from Studio Printoworks, they're selling Maharam Digital Projects' huge collection of custom-scaled, mural-style wallpapers by dozens of contemporary artists. They look pretty awesome....
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July 11, 2011

The Ornament As Crime Nursery

Austro-hungarian modernist architect Adolf Loos is probably most famous for his manifesto, "Ornament as Crime." Unfortunately, Loos had trouble finding a publisher for his sequel, "Non-ornament is Loony Bin." As we can see in the two children's rooms--a nursery...
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April 25, 2011

Alfabeto Inhabitable By Pedro Friedberg

You know, it's the little differences. Like how everywhere else online that mentions this large, 1979 print by Mexican surrealist Pablo Friedberg calls it Alfabeto Inhabitable, not Halfabeto And how I guess I forgot that the Spanish alphabet doesn't...
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March 25, 2011

Do You Know Me? The Flat-Sided Mystery Crib

DT reader David still has a few months left to figure out who makes this crib and where he can buy one. Or at least one like it. The folks modeling the bedding have no idea who the manufacturer...
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February 11, 2011

DT Friday Freakout

it's been a while since we've had a good, old-fashioned round-up of freakouts from the worlds of safety, science, and parenting to ruin your weekend, so here goes: You might as well let the kid drink Coke, because diet soda...
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February 3, 2011

Where The Maurice Sendak Murals Are

Actually, there's just the one. Beginning in the early 60s, Lionel and Roslyn Chertoff were friends with Eugene Glynn and his partner, Maurice Sendak. [Lionel and Eugene were both psychiatrists.] In 1961, Sendak painted his only mural on the...
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January 7, 2011

Maybe Call It The Time Out Bunk Bed

Good googly moogly, this is the sweetest-looking bunk bed I've seen all year. I wonder if a safety rail might make it feel too confining, though. "from the Winter 2004 catalog from ATD-American Co.: 'Official Headquarters For All Of...
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October 8, 2010

Warhol Brillo Box End Tables For Everyone!

In my other blog/life, I've been researching the slightly absurd, increasingly high stakes saga of Andy Warhol's iconic Brillo Box sculptures. In a nutshell, it turns out that Pontus Hulten, one of the major museum directors in the world--he...
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October 6, 2010

And To Think That I Saw It For A Million Freaking Dollars On eBay

Add three small, beat-to-hell, "Unorthodox Taxidermy" animal head sculptures made in the mid-1930s by a young, ambitious, and slightly broke Ted Geisel on his Upper East Side dining table as mail-order bar decorations, but which ended up on some...
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September 14, 2010

Ruth Bernard's Creepy Carousel Horse

Ruth Bernard, pioneering [female] photographer of the lithe female nude, also created one fo the world's creepiest nursery photos. Now a little vintage-sounding print can be yours to haunt your child's dreams. Forever. Sept. 19-20, Lot No: 4111 -...
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September 2, 2010

Alright People, Start Mosaicking! Charley Harper Murals

I know Charley Harper was so 2008 or whenever, but isn't now, after the Old Navy herd has moved on, the best possible time to make a Charley Harper-inspired mosaic mural? [Hint: YES.] In 1964, Cincinnati native Harper did...
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September 1, 2010

Deep In The Galaxy Far, Far Away: Wookie The Chew

James Hance's site, where he sells his prints and comic books of his adorable creations such as Wookie the Chew, a Star Wars X Winnie the Pooh mashup starring Han Solo as Christopher Robin, is very slow at the...
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August 31, 2010

Ceci N'est Pas Un Crate Changing Table--Yet

Andy just sent this over, and he's right, it'd make an awesome changing table. This happens to be in Atelier Solarshop's pop-up store in Antwerp, which is up through Oct. 9, if you want to go scout it out...
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August 26, 2010

The Kraken Has Been Released

Family Tree has published a limited edition series of 2-color silkscreen Monster Friends posters [12x18 is a pretty adorable size to call a poster, but hey]. It includes the Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch AND Yeti, and the Kraken. Only...
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July 23, 2010

German Kinderauktionen Round-Up

Seriously, if you're anything like me, you'd think Munich's OG delights began with McRibs and ended with fried, bubbly apple pies at the McDonald's in front of the airport. Turns out there's an awesome design auction house at every...
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June 9, 2010

Awesome Vintage Movie Posters

DT reader Jordi spotted some great vintage Disney movie posters coming up for sale this month at Christie's South Kensington location in London. In the proper UV plexi frame, they'd make great additions to a nursery--and you could re-auction...
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June 7, 2010

OG Shepard Pooh Poster

Sweet. The Wary Meyerses just garage saled this poster from the V&A for a 1969 exhibit of E.H. Shepard's original illustrations for Winnie the Pooh. EH Shepard at V&A [warymeyers] Previously and completely unrelated: Deep in the Hundred Acre...
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May 13, 2010

'A Real New York City Kind Of Challenge.'

First off, mazeltov to Chris and Michelle, the proud new parents in the NY Times story about what their designer, Kevin Dumais called "a real New York City kind of challenge," i.e., turning the 2nd bedroom/home office into a...
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April 14, 2010

Sad Meal

Alex Brown's quotidian epic of a photograph, Untitled (Sad Vader), can now be yours, and I don't mean on your blog. 20x200 has just published two versions of this masterpiece, an 11x14 edition of 500, and a 16x20 edition...
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April 10, 2010

Holy Smoked Mackerel! Kay Bojesen Wallpaper

I swear, I've been to kaybojesendesign.dk, the site of one of the biggest Bojesen collectors around, a dozen times, and I've never noticed this. What an incredible story:...When the factory was closed in 2008 I was allowed to cut...
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March 20, 2010

Kent Rogowski, Bears, Have Issues, Need Hug

The reaction among Teddy Bear Artists to Kent Rogowski's Bears series, which consist of portraits of abandoned teddy bears turned inside out, runs the gamut from to . But if there's one thing they can agree on, it's that...
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March 3, 2010

Why Not... A Robert Gober Nursery?

I've always loved the cute-but-unsettling evocations of vestigial childhood memories that adhere to the incredible, hand-made sculptures of Robert Gober. And it continues to surprise me that no one has ever licensed Gober baby furniture--actually, that doesn't surprise me...
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