Interactive Playsets from Corby Tindersticks

I take pride in being familiar with the products in most nurseries and being able to find them quickly online, but I admit that I had trouble finding the items on Gabriel’s rug

Gabriel's Rug

I recognized the doll as being from Corby Tindersticks and assumed the orange pieces were as well, but couldn’t find them anywhere… until today! I happened to be browsing Milk Moostache, of one of our lovely advertisers, and BAM! There it was!

It’s the Interactive Road Atlas from Corby Tindersticks! $60

Corby Tindersticks Road Atlas

And if this cute little set isn’t enough, how about the Interactive World Weather Map?

Corby Tindersticks World Weather Map

And the Interactive Clock too! It’s not too soon to start shopping for the holidays- hint, hint.

Corby Tindersticks Interactive Clock

Fun, right?

1 Jul 2014, 9:05pm
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Marvelous Maps: USA

For some reason we usually feature world maps here on the blog, but a beautiful map of the United States can be treasured in the American home.  Local geography is just as important as the global version.  In preparation for the 4th of July this week, here are a few of my favorite educational versions for your child’s walls.

From Urban Tickle, this patriotic red, white and blue version comes as a 24″ x 36″ poster, canvas or jumbo canvas.


The Pixel Prince has a few different US map designs but my favorite is the cute art print with illustrated details throughout.


The USA Children Map from Vassi Slavova is perfectly simple and straightforward with easy to use colors.


Children Inspire Design is famous for their map prints and my favorite US map from them is this labeled My Travels Personalized Wall Map Print.


Petit Collage recently released this new fabric wall decal of the U.S.A.  I suspect (hope) this might show up in one of my nephew’s rooms soon.


Finally, by Jon Cannell, this Grand Canvas Map Banner is a unique print on a natural canvas banner.


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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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New Wall Decals from Pop & Lolli

Pop & Lolli, has just added new decals to their collection for “Summer 2013”.  These fabric decals range from $67 to $217 and are full of fun and colorful details.  They can be mixed, matched, rearranged and played with.  The new designs include…

Iconic Cultural World Map

Fancy Flight

Fun Fetti

Puzzling Tiles

Until July 5, use coupon code: HAPPY for 15% off your order.

Travel Inspired Nursery Art

My obsession with travel-inspired nursery art and other little details started when we decided to change our nursery into a toddler or big-boy room recently.

Our toddler room has a subtle travel theme and in the process of putting it all together, I came across a few gems.

Here are five great modern and affordable options for your travel-themed nursery.

Leaving on a jet plane print by Violet May on Etsy ($28)

Bon Voyage Airplane Garland by Le Petite Fest on Etsy ($12)

Oh the places you’ll go world map print by Ink of Me on Etsy ($15)

Bild poster from Ikea ($5)

 Around the World letters from Urban Outfitters ($12)

Giveaway: Jumbo Print from Petit Collage

Petit Collage was a BuyModernBaby favorite long before we started hosting their ad and knew that they love us as we love them!  We even included some art from Petit Collage on our second nursery inspiration board more than 3 years ago!  Now Petit Collage would like to share the love with you and offer one lucky BuyModernBaby visitor a chance to select their favorite Jumbo Panel.  The two newest Jumbo Wood Panels are the amazing U.S.A.

… and the Owl Family by the infinitely talented artist and designer Lorena Siminovich.

These both measure a generous 24″ x 36″ and would make a great statement on a feature wall.  The images are printed directly onto FSC certified solid birch wood that is mounted on wooden cradle board and is ready to hang.

You can enter to win your choice of a Petit Collage Jumbo Panel via the rafflecopter app below.  You must leave a comment letting us know which Jumbo Panel you would choose if you won.  There are a few additional entry methods you can take advantage of to increase your odds of winning.

This sweepstakes is open to US residents over the age of 18.  It starts right now and ends March 18th, 2013 at 12:01 am EST.

Thanks to Petit Collage and good luck to you!

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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

13 Sep 2011, 6:30am

My Modern Nursery #48: Colors of the World

Heidi was inspired by the Map Pillow from My Bearded Pigeon and asked me to come up with a “crisp, fun nursery” based on those colors.  I think I found a great selection of vibrant blues and greens to go along with clean natural and crisp white furnishings.

I just need your help picking some additional toy storage for this space.

1- Vintage World Map Cushion from My Bearded Pigeon on etsy- $140

2- Feather Mobile from Coral & Tusk- $136

3- Ikea Gulliver crib (Heidi already has)
Kidsonroof Mobilehome
(cardboard dollhouse)- $34

4- Farnsworth Rug from CB2 8′ x 10′- $600 (on sale)
Leaves Fitted Sheet from The Land of Nod- $24
Apples Skirt from The Land of Nod- $39

5- Car Free by Tatsuro Kiuchi on 20×200- $175 framed 14″ x 11″

6- Abacus from CB2- $120 (on sale)

7- P’kolino Table and Chairs– $129
Blue and Green OXO Candela Nightlight Pair– $40

8- Step Back into Fun by Mina Georgescu on society6- $49 21″ x 15″

9- Expedit from Ikea- $70

10- Kyoto Glider in Cream– $680
Yellow Ikat Pouf 24″- $110

Grand total= $2346 out of a total budget allowance of $2,500 leaves me $154 to find a toy box (which Heidi requested)

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New From The Land of Nod

Sigh.  I don’t even know where to begin here.  There is so much new and awesome at The Land of Nod (who I’m happy to have as an affiliate partner), that I truly just don’t want you to miss any of it.  I’m going to have to summarize and only include my favorites, but only if you promise to go see for yourself.

1) Maps and charts

I’ve decided that once we get my youngest into a twin bed, we’re going to add one of these schoolhouse type maps in his room.  There are several maps to choose from, but I’ve got my eye on “Oh, the Places You’ll Learn”.  This United States Pull Down Map goes for $249.

The Periodic Table ($119) may have to go in his older brother’s room at some point as well.

2. Art

The Land of Nod added some of my favorite etsy artists to their art catalog.

They’ve got a few more John W Golden prints including Share Your Toys and Play Nice.

There are two stretched canvases by Marisa Haedike– Keep Your Friends Close and The Buddy System.

I also love Got the World On A String and Bumper to Bumper by Blanca Gomez.

3- Bedding

The Land of Nod has some great new crib bedding collections (with the same designs for kids as well).

For boys, this Construction Zone crib bedding is super fun.  Designed by Winter Water Factory, this 100% organic set is exclusive to The Land of Nod.  The matching throw pillows like the Digger (shown), cement mixer and bulldozer are great additions as well.

The “Wooden Shoes Optional” Crib Bedding Set is a beautiful choice for a baby girl.  The pillow accessories, like the Girls Windmill Throw Pillow are adorable as well.  There’s also a worm, owl and snail.

4. Lighting

You can never have too many nightlight options so I’m excited that The Land of Nod just added two more to their catalog.

The Gnome Lamp Nightlight and Owl Nightlight are cute room decor items both night and day.

I was also really impressed with the catalog’s new format.  The Land of Nod catalog is always my favorite to look through, and now it’s even better.  Have fun shopping!


19 Jul 2011, 7:01am
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Etsy Find: Finka Studio

A fresh and lovely etsy find for you today.  The modern, minimal prints from Finka Studio are sweet enough to inspire an entire nursery design.

My favorites are the Ms. Sun and Mr. Moon prints ($35 for the pair).

This Travel the World Map is perfectly simple and deserves a place among the other maps in my “World Maps as Decor” post ($35).

I’ve added Finka Studio to the all new “Featured Etsy Sites” page that you can access from the top left area of the blog.  If you’re overwhelmed when visiting etsy, this collection of fun shops is a great place to start!

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