Oh Joy! for Nod

It seems that everything Joy Cho touches turns to gold (sometimes literally!).  With her graphic design background and through her mega-popular blog, the Oh Joy! brand has just exploded.  From early designs like the Hygge & West Petal Pusher wallpaper to her current party collection at Target, it’s been exciting to watch the collaborations she’s developed over the years.  Now with the new Oh Joy! for Nod collection, it’s clear to see that there’s just no limit to the goodness we can expect from Joy.

There are two bedding designs– Pattern Party and…


Sundae Best.


I like that the pieces mix and match easily between the two so there a lot of room to take the patterns and create your own unique look.  My least favorite parts of the bedding are the crib quilts, but without them I really love the sheet and skirt combinations.  The sets have matching changing pad covers as well as toddler sheet sets and twin versions.

Accessorize the bedding with these whimsical pillows– Ice Cream, Green Heart and Cherry.


Oh Joy for Nod cushions

As part of the Oh Joy! for Nod Collection, Joy curated an art collection for the Nod Institute of Art.  Mix and match your favorite art pieces for the perfectly lovely and coordinated gallery wall.

Art Collage The Land of Nod Oh Joy Institute

I’m starting to think I might need the Ice Cream print (though I think I want a much larger version!).


In addition to the bedding and art, one of the most amazing parts of the collection are these lamps…

Dotted Glow Table Shae & Half Karat Base, I Love Lamp and Modern Cube Lamp Shade and Base

Oh Joy for Nod lamps

There’s also this giant Dotted Glow Floor Lamp that would add a stylish glow anywhere in your home…


The Pinwheel Rug is a colorful statement,

plain pinwheel-rug

and the Sprinkle, Grey Stripe and Multi Circle Plush Pachyderms are fun gifts.

Oh Joy for Nod Plush Pachyderms

I love how you can just pick and choose your favorite pieces throughout the collection and you’ll come out with a perfectly decorated whimsical and eclectic space that will be totally blog-worthy.  Let me know if you try it!

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Modern Quilts from Bunch & Rosa

I love these colorful, modern, organic cotton quilts from Bunch & Rosa.  They’re just as perfect for wrapping up your little one as they are hanging on the wall as art.

Abstract Baby- Multi

Abstract modern baby quilt multi from Bunch & Rosa

Star Baby- Multi

star baby multi modern quilt from Bunch & Rosa

Star Baby- Multi w/ border

Star baby multi quilt with border modern organic quilt from Bunch & Rosa

There are a few designs with a more tame color scheme, so check those out as well.  The quilts are handcrafted in North Carolina and retail for $150 to $250.

5 Mar 2014, 10:54am
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Etsy Finds: Hey There Little Red Riding Hood

There was a time when my grandmother would tell my sister and I the story of Little Red Riding Hood every night. We made story time more varied by asking her to change the color of the hood, but I admit red is my favorite anyway.

Little Red Riding Hood

Limited Edition Red Riding Hood Triptych by Amy Sullivan- $50+
The Big Bad Wolf Stuffed Toy from Blita- $45
Plush Small Stuffed Bird from Time Handmade- $32
Scandinavian Red Riding Hood Cushion Cover by Gunna Ydri
Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf from Meu Adorável Iglu- $35
Set of Four Little Red Riding Hood Mini Pillows from titiluli- $40

3 Mar 2014, 9:52pm
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Screen Prints from KLTworks

Aren’t these screen prints from KLTworks sweet?!  I’m a big fan of Kristin’s thread drawings, so these colored serigraphs of her original animal images are a wonderful addition to her etsy shop.  Of the Penguin, Raccoon, Deer, Swan, Rooster and Blue Footed Booby Bird, which is your favorite?  Or would you prefer the whole collection?


Each of the above prints retails for $30.

I’m also scanning my walls to find a home for this Heron Serigraph.  They’re equally at home in Kristin’s Pacific Northwest as they are around us here in Florida!

Heron Serigraph Limited Edition KLTworks screenprint

This limited edition print retails for $60 and there’s also a version with two birds.

14 Feb 2014, 7:59am
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Te Amo: Feliz día de San Valentín

Because you love them every day just as much as you do today…


Te Amo Print from Trendy Peas- $39

11 Feb 2014, 11:42am
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Tangram States Poster

This Kickstarter project is nearly there so get in on this one asap!  The Tangram States Poster by Midnight Umbrella is a colorful and fun US map with the state shapes made up of only squares, triangles and parallelograms.


Choose an 24″ x 36″ poster with a $29 pledge or add an additional smaller limited edition 18″ x 24″ version for a $49 pledge. For just a $3, download the special edition wallpapers for your desktop, tablet or mobile device!

tangram US map wallpaper

For more tangram fun, I highly recommend Tangoes Jr. for your toddlers and preschoolers.  It’s excellent because the shapes are magnetic and everything fits into the hard plastic case.  We’ve had this for years and it’s still fun!

Tangoes Jr game toy

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30 Jan 2014, 9:40pm
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Alphabet Art 2014

There’s an alphabet that’s perfect for any nursery space.  Here’s my latest handpicked collection of alphabet art prints and posters.

I love the colors and illustrations on this Rubber Stamp Alphabet Print from Lisa DeJohn.

Rubber Stamp Alphabet from lisa de john

Science and space buffs will go crazy for the Space Alphabet Poster from Fifty Five Hi’s.

Space Alphabet Poster from 55his

It’s a little more cartoony, but this English Alphabet Poster from Pukaca comes in a few nice color combinations.

English Alphabet Poster with animals from pukaca

With more neutral colors, this Animal Alphabet Print from Wetpaint Art is full of the most creative illustrations.

Animal Alphabet Print from Wetpaint Art

And if you want something minimal and with graphics only, this poster from Confettie Love might be just the thing.

Alphabet art midcentury modern from confettie love

Is an alphabet print part of your nursery design?

13 Jan 2014, 12:15pm
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TV Spotting: Modern Family

I keep up with my favorite TV shows on Hulu while I work at the computer, and every so often I spot some of our favorite things in my favorite shows.  Last week’s episode of Modern Family featured some Deglingos (quirky plush toys) quite prominently.

Modern Family- Deglingos

Baby Joe seems to really like his Chikos the HenGromos the Bear and Milkos the Cow!

ModernFamily- Deglingos Cow

I also spotted a print of Monsieur Hulot Mon Oncle by Matte Stephens in an upstairs hallway.

ModernFamily- Art

Anyone else a Modern Family fan?

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Mengsel Designs

We’ve used a print from Mengsel Designs in one of our nursery boards before, but there are so many other cute ones you should take a look at.

My favorites are this series of silkscreen prints by Luzelle van der Westhuizen.

Mengsel Design Prints

Shown are “Deer“, “Mouse“, “Sheep” and “Whale“.  There’s also “Swallow“, “Bigger Boat“, “Mountain Cabin” and “Polar Bear“.  Some of them come in other color combinations and they can be found on cushions as well as apparel items.

I’m also a fan of the “Love” prints.  Keep these in mind as Valentine’s Day approaches.

Love Prints from Mengsel Designs

We’re thrilled to welcome Mengsel as one of our new advertisers for 2014 and you can use the code “modern” for 15% off your order!

Ampersand Design Studio on Oopsy Daisy

I’m a long time fan of the ladies of Ampersand Design Studio but I was sad when their alphabet prints weren’t available in their etsy shop anymore.  I understand that after a few years, old designs are likely to be retired, but these were really good– like staples in my mental list of alphabet posters.  So I was overjoyed when I discovered the designs (and more) are now available from Oopsy Daisy, a terrific source for art for kids.

Ampersand Design Studio at Oopsy Daisy

Trip to the City $95-$200 on canvas
I Love You Everyday $40-$80 on canvas
Love is All You Need Hearts $40-$80 on canvas
Negative Space Letters (Boy) $48-$200 also Girl version
ABC Animalia – Rainbow $48-$200 also in Pinks and Blues

The designs are also all available as prints.

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