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.
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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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!
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!
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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…
Until July 5, use coupon code: HAPPY for 15% off your order.
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)
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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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.
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
8- HBC Rattles Loop Rattle- $120
9- Harry Allen Pig Bank- $200
10- Kartell Bourgie Table Lamp (gold)- $548
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
5- Car Free by Tatsuro Kiuchi on 20×200- $175 framed 14″ x 11″
6- Abacus from CB2- $120 (on sale)
8- Step Back into Fun by Mina Georgescu on society6- $49 21″ x 15″
9- Expedit from Ikea- $70
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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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.
The Land of Nod added some of my favorite etsy artists to their art catalog.
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.
You can never have too many nightlight options so I’m excited that The Land of Nod just added two more to their catalog.
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!
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).
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!
We’ve been talking about using maps as decor lately and since my first map as art post, I’ve found more fun world map selections on etsy.
Minimalist World Map from SuisseMiss- $75
Chalkboard World Map from shopdirtsa- $85
World Map Recycled Collage Poster from artandphilanthropy- $28
Map and Birds Big Print from JudyKaufmann- $90
Vintage 1967 World Climate, Rainfall Classroom Pull Down Map from CathodeBlue- $275
Also try searching for your country or state for more options.