New From The Land of Nod

January is always full of exciting new product releases from so many of my favorite companies, but I always look forward to seeing (and shopping) the new offerings from The Land of Nod.  There’s LOTS of cool new stuff, but here are some of my favorites…

The Ellipse furniture collection includes a mid-century inspired bed, nightstand and dresser.  It’s a great option for big kids.

Finally, the perfect book storage with easy access for the littlest readers, the Open Book Bin comes in Grey, Walnut and Espresso.

A new take on the faux taxidermy trend, the giraffe, zebra and elephant heads are funkier than most.

These colorful pendant shades will add a serious pop of color wherever you use them.  The pendants and cords are sold separately so you can mix and match those.

The cure for boring storage bins, the Landscape Floor Bins are as colorful as anything you’ll store inside them.

There are several new crib bedding options and you should always browse The Land of Nod when you’re looking for crib bedding.  Check out Field Guide, Beaucoup de Fraises and Elephants in the Room in particular.

Is there anything that caught your eye that I missed?

Pogo from Bloom

I had started wondering when we’d be seeing this little chair from Bloom.  I spotted it LAST year at ABC Kids Expo, and since they weren’t at the show this year, I didn’t know what the story was until now.

Here it is… Bloom’s Pogo 3-in-1 bentwood step-stool, booster and child’s chair.

You can pre-order it now.

ABCs and 123s from Tambino: Fun Furnishings for the Little Ones

I’m delinquent blogging about Tambino, but a couple of their newest products ensured that I could no longer keep this brand to myself.

As soon as I spotted their amazing new Typographic Easel, I had to let you take a look.  The easel is shown here with the Typographic “H” Chair and the Typographic “K” chair.  Oh, the letter A as an easel.  How perfect.

Then there’s this brand new little beauty.  The Pickup (Your Toys) Truck is part toy chest and part kid’s desk.  Fun and function all in one.  Make room in your playrooms.  I adore it!

These number tables are unlike any others.  They’re the ones I’ve been long overdue showing you.  Pick an oversized 2, 3, 5 or 6 table.  There’s also an 8 Activity Table (not shown).  They all have numbers for legs as well.  How cool would it be if your preschool used tables like these?!

You can also enjoy the numbers in a smaller stepstool form.  The 2 and 4 Stepstools are available in a variety of colors.

Tambino has also been getting some attention for their use of the number 5 as a Toddler Table Stand!

At this point, can you imagine how excited Count Von Count is getting?

And if you want to go really batty with Tambino, check out their modular cushion sets like this starfish.

I’ve shown you MUCH of what Tambino offers, but to see it all, I invite you to visit their site and take a look at the rest. If you’re ready to buy, feel free to use my affiliate link and visit their Amazon Shop.

They Posted These, So I Don’t Have To

These are some of my favorite posts from around the web over the past week.  Lots of great stuff!

First, I’m sure you’ve seen this nursery.  Love it.  Have loved it for years.  Well, guess what?  The little girl who lived here, grew up, got a big girl bed and a baby brother

… and little brother has moved in and had the place redecorated.  Take a peek at the tranformation of Paige’s nursery into Noah’s Nautical Nest on hellobee.

You KNOW I’ve been waiting for Modern Playhouse to come up with an outdoor design.  Well, Gabrielle Blair got the heads up on this one and posted Modern Playhouse’s new Dacha Playhouse (coming February 15th!) on Babble’s Family Style.  It’s made of 100% post consumer recycled plastic too!  We so need one of these.

Mari of Small for Big says, “You need a little neon in your life,” and I believe her.  I love the neon creations she shares from Sketch.Inc.

When I first saw pictures of the fold-flat Flux Chair, I started seriously considering these as extra dining seating in the house.  I’d still love to have about a half a dozen of them, but now I’ll have to add a few Flux Junior Chairs to the wish list as well.  Thanks to Bambino Goodies for the information.

Finally, Kid Crave put together a super fun and really useful Essential Guide to Raising A Hipster.  Perfect!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Don’t forget to enter our Wallfry nursery art print giveaway as we’ll be picking the winner on Monday!

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams… for Kids?!

Some companies make beautiful furniture for kids.  Some make their beautiful furniture smaller for kids.  Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams (one of my favorites for grown-up furniture) have a collection of mini chairs sized just for kids.  This is for when you really want the kids’ furniture to blend in with the decor.

Clockwise from the left we have the Luc Kids Chair ($595), Lil’ Alexa Kids Chair ($575), and Mini Sadie ($445).  The chairs in the photo can be ordered online as shown.  You can also special order the chairs to your own specifications or in leather through a Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams retailer.

 

Happy Holiday Giveaway 2011: Cubino from Monte Design

Monte Design is a Buy Modern Baby staple.  Their rockers and gliders are the benchmark for modern nursery seating and their bassinet, high chair and new twin bed are equally beautiful, simple and well-crafted.  While those should all be on your nursery wish lists, your gift list this year might include Monte’s Cubino Chair and/or Loveseat.  Cubino is the kids chair that is perfectly at home in the living room as well as any nursery, bedroom, playroom or family room.

Monte Design is graciously offering Buy Modern Baby readers a chance to win a Cubino Chair ($109) in the colors of their choice.   These kid sized chairs (recommended from 18 months to 7 years) are made of thick, durable foam and are covered in soft micro suede.  Cubinos come in eight color combinations: Charcoal with Orange, Green, Blue or Pink and Brown with Orange, Green, Blue or Pink.

To win a Cubino Chair from Monte Design:

Leave a comment letting us know what color chair you would love to win and what you would do with it.

Be sure to enter your email address when you comment so that I can contact you if you are the winner.

The deadline to leave your comments and enter the giveaway is next Tuesday, November 8th at 8 am.

The winner will be chosen randomly (using random.org) from among the unique entrants.  The giveaway is open to readers in the US and Canada who are over the age of 18!  Good luck and tell your friends!  *full rules

Kickstarter Project: 3-in-1 Little Frog

I usually only post products that are available for purchase or that will be coming soon, so this post is a little different.  I have been hearing about Kickstarter here and there online, and when I got an email about this Little Frog Kickstarter project, I was excited to take a look.

Chadwick Parker and Joe Huang are trying to raise $40,000 to bring you these cute and fun 3-in-1 Little Frog play tables/chairs.

The video really goes into all the details…

As you can see, these are really cute (my 5 year old said so!) and totally fun.  Your kickstarter “pledges” are almost like product pre-orders.  For example, a $100 pledge reserves 2 monster toys and a 3-in-1 Little Frog in any of the five colors– red, yellow, green, blue and purple.

So help kick start the 3-in-1 Little Frog and be among the first to have this versatile, creative and fun piece of kids furniture.  Visit Kickstarter for all the details and to make your pledge.  Good luck guys!

Rich or Reasonable: Upholstered Child Sized Chair

I was tempted to buy an orange Ava Toddler Chair from Jennifer Delonge for half price once, but that little beauty stayed at the store.  I still think about it.  I think that means I should have gotten it.

The Jennifer Delonge Toddler Chair and slightly larger Child Chair are not only expensive (price depends on the size and fabric), but they’re hard to find, so if you happen to be looking for a pink one, you might consider the Skyline Furniture Kid’s Modern Chair as an alternative.  If pink doesn’t work for you, consider splurging!

ABC Kids Expo 2010: Hot Furniture Finds

I will get to these products in more detail when they become available for purchase and I add them to the guide at buymodernbaby.com, but I want to give you a look at my favorite furniture finds from ABC Kids Expo 2010.  These are the new nursery furniture pieces that really jumped out at me.  Let me know what you think.

First, I am absolutely in LOVE with this gorgeous table and chair set from Svan.

Table and Chair set from Scandinavian Child at ABC Kids Expo 2010

It’s so new that the designer only saw the actual prototype when it arrived in Vegas on Sunday night.  The chairs are super sturdy, light and stackable.  Don’t hold your breath for this set because we’ll have to wait another year before we can get our hands on it.  I’d love to be first in line to order one.

Another great new furniture set that will be getting a lot of attention is the Overachiever from Q Collection Jr.  They have some new bedding (which I will show you more of later), a larger version of their Stella Stackable storage, a twin bed with trundle and this amazing furniture set made to grow and last.  Look carefully and you will see the bassinet is made up of the ends of the crib and the changing platform.  Then you re-use the ends and the crib base for the toddler bed.  This whole system takes you from newborn up until you’re ready to put your child into a twin bed.

Bassinet, crib and twin bed

Speaking of twin beds, Q Collection has this beautiful option with optional storage drawer/trundle (which was a requirement for me when I was looking for a bed for my oldest).

at Abc Kids Expo 2010

I was really excited to see some new items from Nurseryworks at the show  They showed a new rocker and a new glider (with a base like the Goodnight Glider they used to have, but with a different seat) as well as the Hollis Crib and Changing Table made from clear acrylic.  This see-thru crib has me scratching my head.  I’m not quite sold on this idea but I’m glad they are thinking outside the box and coming out with new and different things!

as seen at ABC Kids Expo 2010 as seen at ABC Kids Expo 2010

seen at ABC Kids Expo 2010

Finally, my last favorite furniture find from the ABC Kids Expo this year is the Bamboo series crib and changing table from Seed Organic.  This is a bamboo version of their Leaf Series, which I hate to say I had actually never seen before!  Both the Bamboo Series and the Leaf Series feature a unique swivel top changing table and safety drawer retractor that automatically closes one drawer when another is opened.

Seed Organic crib

Seed Organic Changing Table

What do you think of these finds?  Do you have a favorite?

ABC Kids Expo 2010: Preview of Coming Attractions: Oeuf Ibis Bunk Bed

I woke up this morning, scanned my twitter feed and saw “Bright lights, big city. We’re at Vegas for ABC Kids. Drop by and say hello at booth 5337. And see our new bunkbed (oooh….)” from @oeufbegood.  Let me tell you, that got me out of bed lickety split!  After a quick breakfast I hit the show floor and here it is:

Oeuf’s Ibis bunk bed.  I love the simple style and neutral white finish.  The top bunk is not super high but the bottom bunk still has plenty of space, and it was lovely how they accessorized the bed with a lovely Family Series Pillow from K Studio.

I can’t wait to show you all the rest, but for now you can see a preview of my photos on flickr.

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