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…

pattern-party-crib-bedding

Sundae Best.

sundae-best-crib-bedding

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!).

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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…

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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!

Some affiliate links included.

Best Modern Nightlights 2013: Sponsored by Babyli.st

Little and often overlooked, nightlights are invaluable in the nursery.  They’re not just comforting to babies and children, but they shine just enough of a light in the room to make it easier to check on sleeping kids without disturbing them.  With boys who are 7 and 4, I still have a variety of nightlights in each child’s room– including three on this list!

These top 10 modern nightlights are listed in no particular order as part of our baby registry series sponsored by Babyli.st.  Pick your favorites and don’t forget to add them to your baby registry.

1- OXO Candela Zoom- $23
LED light glows when removed from its charging base.  I wanted this cute rocket lamp for the longest time but never did get one.

2- Cloub b Twilight Plush Turtle- $28 on amazon (list price $42)
This plush, battery powered nightlight is our last line of defense for the little one.  On nights when nothing else will do, we turn on his beloved Twilight Turtle (also comes as a ladybug) and let it project a night sky on the ceiling and walls.  He can pick a yellow, green or blue color light.  I’d love one in my room as well!

3- OK to Walk! Children’s Alarm Clock and Nightlight- $30
This cute nightlight glows yellow and night and can be programmed to glow “green for go” to teach children what time its okay for them to wake up.  I might want to try the additional alarm clock function for my oldest now as well since he’s going to have to start waking himself up to get ready for school this year.

4- Kinderglo Rechargable night lights- $25
Available in a variety of cute designs, the Kinderglo night lights are soft, safe and easy for kids to carry around with them.  They glow red, green or blue and will either dim and shut off after 30 minutes or stay on continuously.

5- Boon Glo Nightlight- $58
The multicolored Boon Glo features removable balls that glow wherever you carry them (like into bed!) and fade after about 30 minutes.

6- Gummy Bear Nightlight- $29
These adorable, battery-powered nightlights are available in a rainbow or gummy colors.  LED light turns on with a squeeze and stays on for an hour or indefinitely.

7- Star Egg Nightlight- $165
This handcrafted ceramic nightlight is available in a variety of colors and features tiny pinprick holes that allow light to shine through and create a star effect on the nursery walls and ceiling.

8- Giimmo Magic Lights- $35
Tap to turn on or off.  The Giimmo Magic Lights are available in a variety of cute designs.  Magic Lights feature a built in LED and poseable limbs.

9- Beaba Pixie Night Light and Lantern- $22 on amazon ($56 list price)
This is the nightlight my 7 year old keeps on his nightstand.  He can tap it on during the night, or carry it with him as a lantern to the bathroom.  The rechargable LED nightlight sits on a base to charge and can be used when removed from the base.

10- aden + anais Serenity Star- $90
A sweet star shaped nightlight is just the beginning of the description of the Serenity Star.  This simple little device is also a feeding tracker, sound machine, room thermometer, and clock.  Use all the features or only the ones that are useful to you.

Add your favorite night light to your baby registry with BabyList.  BabyList lets you ask for exactly what you want from the retailers of your choice – including your favorite local or independent shops (like Etsy).

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Mr Maria Lamps

Finally we can talk about the cute, modern kid friendly lamps from Dutch design studio, Mr Maria.  With their iconic Miffy lamps at the helm, Mr Maria lamps will be arriving on US shores thanks to Cool Kids Company.

But Miffy and Miffy XL are not all that we’ll be seeing.  There is also Anana the elephant, the hanging Miffy Dream, Nanuk the bear and Kokeshi.

Finally, Snuffy is not a lamp, but he’s awfully cute.

No timeline or pricing details are available yet, but I’ll update this post when the time comes.

Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler for JC Penney

I might have to make a rare visit to JC Penney to check these out in person but I can’t believe I haven’t heard about this partnership before today (thanks Pinterest!).  Happy Chic is Jonathan Adler’s lower cost decor and furnishings collection for JC Penny and if his style is prohibitive for you at regular prices, this might just be the perfect solution.  I’m not sure why this hasn’t been publicized more widely (a la Target special collections), but here are my favorite picks to add to your nursery decor plans or just around the house.

1- Lola Magazine Holder- $25
Squirrel Magazine Holder
- $25
2- Lola Owl Accent Lamp- $35
3- Charlotte Apple Bookends- $38
4- Set of 3 Nesting Tables- $300
5- Katie 18″ Square Pillow- $32
Katie Round Decorative Pillow- $50
Katie Owl Decorative Pillow- $32
6- Charlotte Ribbed Table Lamp- $28
7- Lola Owl Table Lamp- $75
8- Lola Set of 2 Owl Bookends- $38
9- Charlotte Round Pouf- $90
Katie Round Pouf- $90
10- Lola Zigzag Pillow- $32
Lola Oblong Pillow- $32

They Posted These So I Don’t Have To

It’s been a long while since I’ve done a Friday link love post.  Over the summer I had a lot of trouble keeping up with all the blogs that I love to follow, but my kids started back to school this week so I’m trying to get into the swing of things.  Please let me know in the comments if the links are something you’d like me to continue to share on a weekly basis.

So here are my top 5 picks from this past week…

I couldn’t help but be inspired by this glitz & glam boy nursery that was featured on Chic & Cheap Nursery.  The room would be nothing without the fabric panels and it’s something to keep in mind if you want to take a ordinary room and elevate to an amazing level.

I’m crazy about this little red riding hood matryoshka concept on Small for Big.  As soon as I find this is for sale, I’m going to have to get it.

I always look forward to Ferm Living’s new items and Bambino Goodies previewed their newest wall lamps.  The mushroom and cloud will join the deer, car, house and tree.  I’ll let you know which items from the new collection make it to the US.

There have been some wonderful designer stroller partnerships that I’ve loved, and there have been many ridiculous partnerships that have flopped.  Growing Your Baby presented the New Quinny Maxi-Cosi by Britto Collection and I’m pretty sure I know which camp this will fall in.  Tell me what YOU think though.

If you’re looking for more Britto check out the Britto Arts & Crafts collection from P’kolino.  I think that collaboration makes a bit more sense.

Finally, I love these Pillows for Kids by Ana Ventura on Handmade Charlotte.

If you want more of my internet finds through the week, follow me on Pinterest.  Have a great weekend!

New From The Land Of Nod

Oh my.  I have come to get really excited about those days of the year when The Land of Nod (one of my favorite affiliates!) comes out with their new products for the season.  I can’t wait to share them with you.  At the same time I know I’m in for a marathon blogging session, because there’s SO MUCH I’ve got to post for you to see!  Here goes…

1) Furniture

This new low-rise crib made by El Greco Woodworking exclusively for The Land of Nod is an incredible new addition to their furniture collection and an excellent option for any nursery.  The crib is shown here in grey but also comes in white and white with espresso base and white with maple base.  They are all beautiful.  $900

I love the raspberry and azure Jenny Lind beds.  The fun colors really make it!  $549-$649

And the As You Wish Upholstered Bed is a simple design with a lovely curved headboard.  This can be upholstered in a number of different fabrics but the one shown below is pretty fabulous.  $899-$999

As You Wish Storage Benches are seating and storage in one.  Pick your color for $350.

2) Bedding

There a a few beautiful new crib bedding sets that I love including Not a Peep, In the Mix (pink and khaki), Counting Sheep, and Bazaar.

There are lots of cute new decorative pillows as well.

My favorites are the Freshly Picked Apple Pillow and the Head in the Clouds Pillow. $19 each

There is also a huge collection of new kids bedding but there’s too much to share, so just take a look.

3) Decor

I’m quite sure these Spell Ya Later Letters are going to be a huge hit.  The letters of the alphabet (about $3 each) are available in girl and boy colors– but you could totally mix and match them.  Then you buy a 3 yard shoelace ($4) and voila, you have yourself a super cool name banner.  Really thinking of getting this for my boys, and maybe for all the kids I know!

There are a few cute lamp shades and I can see the new pennant shade and woodgrain shade being super easy to integrate into fun modern nursery designs.

The new (faux) leather poufs would function as bright pops of color as well as a seat or ottoman. $79

I also really like these stacking floor cushions.  22″ for $29, 27″ for $39 and 32″ for $49.  These come in pink and blue.

One final thing I’ve got to share is the Dot Matrix Gumball Rug.  4′x6′ for $350.  We’ve been seeing this here and there on blogs over the past year, but now you can buy one too!

I hope you’re inspired and go take a look at all the stuff I skipped.  Kudos again to The Land of Nod for their excellent choices and always keeping it fresh.


The Land of Nod

Glittery Gold for Glamor in the Nursery

The year is sparkly new, the price of gold has skyrocketed, and through the winter we crave the golden warmth of the sun.  Have no doubt, warm metallics are stepping in to join silver, steel and chrome in the world of modern design.  It’s not too early to jump in on this trend as there is plenty of glittery gold for your modern baby and nursery.

1- Bloom Fresco Loft in White/Solar Gold- $400

2- Scratch off World Map-$24

3- Ferm Living Gold Stars Wallsticker- $57.50

4- Shanti Gold Diaper Bag- $118

5- Gold Eco Star Poof from Zid Zid Kids- $88

6- Vlaemsch – The Roedeer: Gold- $135

7- Fatboy® the original metahlowski goldi- $400

8- HBC Rattles Loop Rattle- $120

9- Harry Allen Pig Bank- $200

10- Kartell Bourgie Table Lamp (gold)- $548

Boon Glo Giveaway Winner!

I think there were some of you out there who hadn’t ever visited booninc.com and explored their line of beautifully designed and useful products.  I consider that a shocking state of affairs and I’m glad to have rectified the situation.

One of their most fun new items is the Glo nightlight and I’m excited to announce that the winner is….  Missy L. who also likes Boon’s Bug Pod.

Congratulations Missy!  Your kids will love this.  The Glo makes an amazing holiday gift.  Some other Boon items I think would make cute gifts for kids are:

Whale Pod, Odd Ducks, Animal Bag, and Bubbles

Thanks to Boon for sponsoring this fun giveaway.  Please follow them on twitter and visit their Facebook page.  You can be assured that I’ll let you know about any and all of Boon’s new product releases because they represent exactly what buymodernbaby.com is all about.

Happy Holiday Giveaway 2011: Boon Glo

I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Boon’s Glo since I first spotted it at last year’s ABC Kids Expo.  This unique nightlight was one of the most fun and exciting decor accessories at the show and I knew that as soon as it came out, I wanted to share one with my readers.

The wait is finally over and Glo is ready to shine!  Boon calls Glo a “color-changing nightlight with portable glowing balls” and that really sums it up.  This nightlight features illuminated Glo balls that change color on the base and can be removed for play or to be taken into bed.  After about 30 minutes, the light fades away.

To win a Boon Glo worth $85:

Visit Boon online, and then leave a comment telling us what else on their site is going on your holiday wishlist.

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, December 6th 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 only and who are over the age of 18.  Show your appreciation to our giveaway sponsor by liking them on Facebook, and following them on twitter.  Good luck and tell your friends!  *full rules

Etsy Finds: Wonderful Weiner Dogs

The Offi My Pet Lamp Dachshund is a popular nursery accessory, but it’s not the only way to add these, my favorite dogs, to your nursery decor.

Etsy has a dozens of dachshunds and here are some of my favorite handmade and vintage items:

1- Weiner Dogs Are CUTE Art Print 8 x 10 from emandsprout- $10

2- 12×16 Pillow Cover Hot Diggity Dog Blue from ChloeandOliveDotCom- $18

3- Dachshund pillow in burnt orange from katedurkin- $28

4- Walnut Dachshund Home Decor from WoodNCreations- $22

5- Dachshund vintage hot dog label art from rubenacker- $14

6- Vintage Dachshund Redware Pottery Planter from BornAtTheWrongTime

7- Chet the Wiener Dog Plush Dachshund from blackbirdfashion

8- Amusing Dachshund Doxie pillow from Happy Hot Dog from nakeddecor- $49

9- Lolli and Pops from weezee- $20

Do you have any other favorite dachshund items?

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