Category archive: nursery

July 8, 2017

SLEEP, Pleaded David Shrigley

Untitled, 2012, unique linocut print, about 100 x 70 cm. If he wanted to, he could have had one of these prints hanging in every nursery of every kid born in the English-speaking world in the last five years,...
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January 19, 2017

The Brutalist Playground Open At Vitra Design Museum

The Brutalist Playground installation shot from S1 Artspace, photo:alan bull In 2015 artist Simon Terrill and the architecture collective known as Assemble was commissioned to make "The Brutalist Playground," an exhibition/installation of lost, Brutalist playgrounds made out of foam,...
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August 5, 2016

This Is Fine. Dog Plush On Kickstarter

You're on the internet, so you know KC Green's This is fine. dog. We are all KC Green's This is fine. dog now. And now your kid can be, too. Green has launched a Kickstarter campaign to make a...
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May 24, 2016

Hospital Blanket Screenprint Edition By Aaron Krach

Aaron Krach, Indestructible Artifact #19 (Swaddle), 2014, image A few days ago I spotted this awesome screenprinted hospital blanket on the website of New York artist and writer Aaron Krach. It was a little Lawrence Weiner, a little...
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April 6, 2016

Bibs, By Luc Tuymans

Bibs! They look so weird! At least they have a purpose. Unlike their nearest neckwear relative, the equally inexplicable and ridiculous-looking necktie. Bibs can keep a kid's outfit slightly cleaner when he is eating. But they are not part...
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October 20, 2015

London Real Estate Market Not Ready For Kaleidoscope House

London's housing market has been off the charts lately. And with local art fair Frieze, the contemporary art market's circus came to town last week, too. Yet this unholy confluence, along with the ascendance of Lena Dunham to the...
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August 18, 2015

De Stijl Kids Room In The Hague

The Gemeentemuseum in The Hague has the largest collection of Mondrians in the world, and one of the largest collections of art and furniture from the broader de Stijl movement. Hometown favorites, I guess. Anyway, this boys bedroom design...
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April 20, 2015

Housing Bubble, Or La Bulle Pirate

It's 1970, you're 23, living in a studio in the suburbs of Geneva with your wife, your applications for larger apartments are thrown in the garbage because of a citywide housing crisis, and your kid's on the way. What...
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March 9, 2015

Plywood Kids Pod By Mihaly Slocombe

Dezeen has pics of a sweet new bedroom addition Melbourne-based architects Mihaly Slocombe made to a low-slung, rammed earth house they built eight years ago in a retired couple's vineyard. Called the Kid Pod, it's "for future grandchildren," which,...
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February 20, 2015

LAMA Presents The Bojesen Menagerie

It sounds like a Robert Ludlum book posing as a Tennessee Williams play, but it is actually a mid-century nurseryful of Danish teak toys for sale in one fell swoop. If you don't mind a bear three-way and some...
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February 10, 2015

I Use Prince/ss In All Of My Decorating: The 'Gender Reveal Room'

we'll do muted blues and silvers. image: probably jack and jill interiors via wsj Alright, this has stymied me for days now. I've just gotta push it out there. Buried in the slideshow captions of the Wall Street Journal's...
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February 6, 2015

People Decorating Princess Nurseries Horribly

When we were having the first kid, except for David Netto's white lacquered moderne thing and like one Stickley woodshop in Sonoma, there was literally no way to spend more than $500 on a nursery without it looking like...
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December 12, 2014

Labours Of Love And Plywood Floors At Wilton House

Sometimes one cannot improve on the copy one is presented with, and so one just runs with it:Few boys get to play with their model train set surrounded by exquisite hand-painted Chinese wallpaper, but that was the backdrop for...
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December 8, 2014

Amazing Viking Longboat Cradle By Jim Heimbach

When Sonoma County woodworker Jim Heimbach found out his son and daughter-in-law were expecting their first kid, and he himself had no commissions at the moment, he decided to make them a cradle. And he was inspired by his...
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December 5, 2014

We Were Promised Unisex Unitards

Parents Magazine, July 1970, via alexandra lange for saturatedspace As part of her tireless mission to lead our culture out of the Pink & Purple Is For Girls wilderness, Alexandra Lange has written an essay on the historical shifts...
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October 9, 2014

Damn, NIGO, That's All You Had To Sell!

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August 18, 2014

It's 2 Micks And A Dog, Baby

Mickeys These creepy Mickey Mouse nightstands in Isle sur la Sorgue are definitely the find of the trip so far. So wrong in so many awesome ways, including the price: EUR1480 each. As if you could imagine ever breaking up...
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August 5, 2014

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Bombed

A mural of Mickey Mouse peeks out from a gutted building in Beit Hanoun yesterday - an area entirely flattened #Gaza— Bel Trew - بل ترو (@Beltrew) August 5, 2014 If the intellectual property lawyers for the Walt...
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July 3, 2014

In Mother Russia, Daddy Holds You

I don't know what glorious pronouncement of Soviet parenting advice No. 3A is, but I'm sure Putin's parents followed it to a T. English Russia has a whole collection of kids' propaganda posters for your future kleptocrat's collective nursery...
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June 13, 2014

N'Importe Quoi: Squirrel-shaped Hermès Bookcase

Here is an orange calfskin bookcase in the shape of a geometric squirrel fron Petit h, Hermès's upcycling collection of oddball one-off objects overseen by the great-great-great-granddaughter of the company, Pascale Mussard. I guess it's better than starting an...
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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.— 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. ...— 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 György & 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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