4 New Cribs from The Land of Nod

4 great new cribs join the nursery furniture collection at The Land of Nod this fall.

Fall 2014 Cribs

The simple Carousel Crib retails for $600 and comes in this splashy Kelly Green as well as Midnight Blue, Grey, and White.

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The Elemental Crib is constructed using solid poplar and comes in White or Java for $700

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The vintage inspired Brimfield Crib is an alternative to the Jenny Lind.  For $1000, it comes in Antique (shown), Black or White.

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Finally, the Keepsake Crib comes in two unique finishes (whitewash and greywash) and features three drawers for valuable storage.

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So, have you found the perfect crib yet?

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Luna Collection from CasaKids Designed by Roberto Gil

From design genius Roberto Gil, the Luna Collection from Casa Kids features a crib that converts into a bunk bed.

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Starting with the Luna Crib ($800), with a few additional parts, the crib transforms into a toddler bed, twin bed, and even into a bunk bed!  This is the ultimate piece of convertible furniture that will grow with your family.

Luna Collection from Casa Kids

The collection also has a matching dresser.

I’m so glad to have Casa Kids back in the crib business– even just as an excuse for me to send you to their website so you can browse all the amazing designs that don’t always apply specifically to nursery design.

Bloom Retro Nursery Collection

They call it retro, but it’s really a unique new modern crib with a fresh style for 2014.  These are the kind of curves I like on a crib.  No sleighs, no arches, just a slightly rounded shape that softens the modern style just a smidgen.

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From Bloom, the Retro Crib is a solid wood crib “inspired by mid-century design.”  It is available in Coconut White as well as Oak.

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The matching Retro Dresser comes with a white frame and your choice of Coconut White, Frost Grey or Oak drawer fronts.  The crib can be converted to a toddler bed with the Retro Bed Rail.

Bloom Retro crib converted to toddler bed and dresser

Both the crib and the dresser are available right now and retail for $1200 each.  In case you’ve got to have this collection, feel free to order yours through our giggle affiliate links.

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The Most Expensive Crib

I’m merely posting this for your entertainment… at $16,320,000, the Dodo Bassinet Solid Gold from Suommo has got to be the most expensive bassinet of all time.  I imagine it being the bed of choice for the offspring of ancient Pharaohs.

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Fortunately, the bedding is included.  How about throwing in the child’s college education while we’re at it?

For the older baby, the Bela Luxury Cot Gold Edition is merely $62,288 but I’m afraid the bedding is an additional $5,168.  For some reason they throw in a free bottle of water.Suommo-Bela-Gold-0631

You could also choose the La Perla Crib Gold Edition for $81,600 or the Limited Edition La Perla Crib in Gold Rosé ($353,600), also with a free bottle of water.

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I’m not even going to mention the pacifier– oh wait, I just did.

Have I sufficiently knocked your socks off?

15 Jan 2014, 7:34am
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The Honest Company + Babyletto = The Honest Crib

The Honest Co.  and Babyletto just announced the results of a collaboration for The Collective, a great collection of exclusive Honest Co. partnerships with some amazing baby and parenting brands.

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The Honest Crib is a 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with styling and Weathered Gray finish that works equally well in a modern or traditional nursery.  Designed by Babyletto and available exclusively from The Honest Co., the Honest Crib retails for just $400.  It converts from crib to toddler bed, daybed and full-size bed (rails sold separately $100).

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When you buy an Honest Crib, The Honest Co. will also give one to a family in need.

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Amazing Nursery Furniture Collections from TULIP Juvenile and Natart

One of my favorite visits at the ABC Kids Expo 2013 was the TULIP Juvenile / Natart Juvenile display.  With an entirely new, super-modern collection, I had a blast just listening in on the sales director’s product demonstrations.  I took a seat in one of their incredibly comfortable (and ultra functional) new gliders and just enjoyed the show.

Tulip debuted the Soren Collection, which features angled legs with Mid Century inspiration.  The round crib shown here converts to a desk.

The Soren Quattro is a crib and dresser combo which later converts to a twin bed and dresser.

The Soren Bunk is fully upholstered and includes four ladders so it can be placed anywhere in a room.

Tulip Twin Bed

The Soren collection includes a total of 13 pieces so there’s lots to choose from.

The Natart Line features two new glider/recliners that are really unique.  The Parker has the square back…

… and the Hannah is a round backed style.  Both styles are available in Taupe or Gray microfiber or white or charcoal bonded leather.

What is really interesting about the gliders is that their arms can be raised individually, which can make nursing or just holding baby more upright more comfortable and relaxing.  They also have a removable headrest that can better accommodate taller parents or can be used over the armrest for extra padding.  These are some really neat new seats to consider.

You should be seeing these products at your favorite local baby stores very soon.  They were a bit hit among retailers.

Coming Soon: Furniture Finds from the ABC Kids Expo 2013

This is one of my FAVORITE posts in my ABC Kids Expo coverage each year.  I love to find new modern styles and options in out of the way corners.  It’s easy to find modern furniture in the “Modern Child” section, but brands with more traditional lines are increasingly testing out modern designs and I love to showcase them.

First, my mouth nearly dropped open when I spotted this spectacular collection from Capretti Design.  The quality of these is unmistakable.  This is some serious construction and craftsmanship– Amish made in the US– and it’s beautifully obvious when you see these in person.

They’re calling this their Mid-Century Collection and it’s solid Walnut finished in tung oil.  The crib retails for $2500 and the dresser is $3000.

Basically, I really just want this dresser in my bedroom asap!

Capretti Design’s Mid-Century Collection will be available in Sprout San Francisco locations (Manhattan, Chicago and San Francisco), Firefly Furnishings in Denver and Give Wink in the Miami area.  I may have to stop at Give Wink to get another look!

I stopped in to see what the Australian brand Boori is up to and I discovered Boori’s Urbane brand, featuring two great modern collections.  Omni includes a crib that converts into a twin size bed, a wardrobe and a dresser.

Lucia includes a crib that converts to a sofa, full bed conversion kit, dresser, wardrobe, changer and a bassinet.  The entire collection is available in white as shown or in espresso as well.

The Urbane collections are priced reasonably (Omni crib is about $600 and the Lucia crib is about $400) and are even Greenguard certified.

Next, at Childcraft, I noticed the Soho crib in this two-tone Oiled Oak / Putty combination.  This is a beauty for under $300.  I had to ask again whether that was the RETAIL price and they insisted it is.  So if this is what you’re looking for, just wait until February or March.

Here is another version of the Soho crib, which incidentally converts to a toddler bed, day bed and full bed.  The base on this version is a little different and I believe this one had plexiglass sides, which is kinda cool.  I recommended they do this crib in white as well.  We’ll see if they listen.

The Soho collection also includes a changing table, dressers, night stand and student desk.

Next, at Storkcraft, I discovered a collaboration between notNeutral and Zutano that has resulted in some really cool furniture.  The notNeutral BB2 Convertible Crib comes in this color combination as well as white/espresso and white/natural.

Here you have the Tivoli Convertible Crib and Changer and the 3-Drawer Dresser.  This will come in six color combinations which is good because this Expresso/Cloud combo is not my favorite.

I much preferred this Sunny / Natural combo that was on display at the Zutano booth.  Cool, right?

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Finally, I couldn’t help but be taken in by the sleek minimalism at Quax.  This is not yet being distributed in the US but maybe they had some luck making contacts at the Expo. 

What I really loved was how the crib converts into that awesome sofa down there.  DSC_1498

I predict we are going to be seeing more of this feet first changing position making its way into more US nurseries.  It really just makes more sense even though here it really blocks that top drawer.

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The collection at Quax even included a toy box AND they make the plush toys and bedding shown in the display as well.

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Would you be interested in something THIS minimal?
Any favorites?

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Coming Soon: What New From the Million Dollar Baby Family at ABC Kids Expo 2013

The MDB Family of brands had a really strong showing at ABC Kids Expo 2013.  With brands like Babyletto, Nursery Works (used to be one word- now it seems to be two), and Ubabub under its umbrella, they have a whole range of products for modern nursery furniture lovers across the board.

First from Nursery Works, the Vetro Crib looks better than ever in this gray Shadow Acrylic color.  While the completely clear one disappears a little too much, the Shadow Vetro is a dark crib with a nice level of transparency.

Nurseryworks Gray Vetro Crib

Nursery Works also showed off it’s Empire Rocker in this crazy custom camouflage fabric.  It’s a great reminder that any of their rockers can still be ordered with your custom fabric choices, but most importantly, notice that this isn’t actually a rocker!  You will be able to order replacement legs to change your rocker into a stationary chair.  This is a great way to extend the life of your furniture!  I believe the replacement legs will be about $200.

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It’s always a pleasure to see the Ubabub pieces in person, but they also debuted the prototype of the Pod Dresser.  Designed to coordinate with the incredible Pod Cot, I hope to see a version of this available before too long!

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Babyletto is entering the world of toddler furniture in a big way next year.  With THREE new table and chair sets, they’re covering a range of modern styles.  I can’t decide which I like best.

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No, I lied.  This Lemonade Playset is my favorite!

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And it’s not just table and chair sets from Babyletto.  Their Skip toddler bed is really sweet.

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I’m not sure how I feel about Babyletto’s new rocking chair.  Thoughts?

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But I KNOW I love the Lolly Collection.

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Finally, Babyletto is entering the textile business and I’m super impressed with the results.  Designed in-house, the top two designs on each side will be released first with the bottom patterns coming out further in the future.  You can also look for Pure Core and Coco Core non-toxic mattresses from Babyletto in 2014.  These will come in regular and mini crib sizes.

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Last but not least, DaVinci’s ever-popular Jenny Lind crib will soon be available in this sunny yellow color.

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Congratulations to the MDB Family on a great show.  To celebrate, they’re offering you 10% off any purchase on Babyletto.com from now through November 15th.  Unfortunately that won’t cover any of the new things here, but they do already have a great collection.

Orange October: Giggle Signature Crib and Dresser from Dutailier

Giggle is introducing their exclusive Signature Crib and Signature Dresser in an all white or white with orange combination.  Shipping in mid-October, this fall and Halloween season is the perfect time to debut this bold fun version of Dutailier’s Pomelo collection.

Giggle Signature Crib and Dresser by Dutailer

The crib retails for $800 and the dresser is $850.  There’s also a matching Twin Bed, Nightstand and Crib Conversion Kit.

If you’re looking for anything in orange, you’re going to have to try at giggle.  Many of these items can ONLY be found in these orange versions from giggle.  With special arrangements with brands like Boon, Baby Bjorn, Ubbi, P’kolino and Kid-O, giggle has carved out a special little niche!

Orange Giggle Exclusives

Row by row from the top left:

giggle Moses Basket ($90), giggle Better Basics Fitted Orange Striped Crib Sheet ($40), Orb Bottle Warmer ($30), Fresh Changing Station ($60)

BabyBjorn Potty Chair ($30), BabyBjorn Safe Step ($20), Naked Collapsible Baby Bathtub ($60), Ubbi Diaper Pail ($80)

Chalkboard Storage Bench($70), Giraffe Silhouette Lamp ($175), A to Z Magnatab (Upper Case)($28), Free Play Magnatab ($23)

Chalkboard Bookshelf
($120), Chalk Table & Benches($100), Go Car ($13), Tug Boat ($17)

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Gustaf Crib and Dresser from Giggle

Giggle’s exclusive Gustav collection is now available for pre-order.  This crib and dresser from Troll Nursery are beautifully hand-crafted from European birch and feature a clean Scandinavian style including visible dovetail joints.

Gustav Collection from giggle

The Gustaf Crib retails for $890 and the Gustaf Dresser is $1090.  These are expected to ship any time now, only from giggle.

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