Unique Felted Mobiles

There are theme mobiles and felt mobiles but Gulnara Kydyrmyshova does themed felt mobiles really well.

I love how the pieces hang off the large palm in the Pink Flamingo Mobile.

Pink Flamingo Mobile

Owls and stars are common mobile motifs, but Gulnara’s Owls and Stars Mobile has a fresh and original look.
Owls and Stars Mobile
And for something really original, check out the Taco Dreams Mobile.
Taco Dreams Mobile

You can find these at uncommon goods for $48 each (and be sure to search for the matching booties!).

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New For Fall 2016 From The Land of Nod – Part 3: Magical Mobiles

There’s nothing quite like having the perfect mobile to round out your nursery space. One of these five new mobiles at The Land of Nod might be just what you’re looking for or may even be something you can use to inspire the entire space!

Designed by Ashley Goldberg, the Pom Pom Mobile features three strands of puffy pom poms in an incredible collection of colors.

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The Royal Charm Mobile is an exclusive design by Dinara Mirtalipova that features a castle with a fairytale scene.

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Also from Dinara Mirtalipova, the Seafaring Mobile features a ship rolling on the sea and a while, octopus and narwhal among other sea creatures.

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The Flying Elephants Mobile by Miga de Pan includes seven handmade elephants with colorful striped pants– of course!

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Finally, my favorite is this Mod Metal Mobile by Lotta Jansdotter.

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Modern Mobiles from Lavender Kay Design

You’re going to love these geometric mobiles from Lavender Kay Design.

This one in navy, white and gold first caught my eye with its inspiring color combination.

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I’m also crazy about the copper and sage color combo. Makes me want to use copper again in a nursery board.

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They also offer custom mobiles. Pick up to nine colors that match your nursery and the mobile will be perfect.

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New Decor from The Land of Nod for Fall 2015

Now that we’ve gotten you all excited about the furniture from The Land of Nod for fall, you’ll really flip for these new decor items. Before you read any further, you might as well just go get your credit card out.

First there are three new mobiles. The Paper Mache Mobile designed by Kim Baise features a camp theme. The Celestial Mobile is part of the Lotta Jansdotter for Nod collection, and the Teepee Mobile is a cool laser-cut design.

The Land of Nod Mobiles

I have a feeling that the Turtle Floor Bin and Owl Hamper are going to be super popular. Let me know if you get one!

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While there is no shortage of faux taxidermy options, these forest friends designed by Gingiber are heading to the top of my list.

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In case the tent options you’ve seen before didn’t match your decor, perhaps the Urban Design Tent ($130)…

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…or even the Geodesic Playhouse would fit right in.

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Finally, if you’re going to order just one then this season from The Land of Nod, I highly these reversible pillows– Good Morning or Hello Sunshine! They’re the perfect addition to any child’s bed.Good Morning Throw Pillow Hello Sunshine Pillow

You can order these now and they’ll be shipped as soon as they’re available.

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More Modern Nursery Mobiles from Frazier + Wing

We’ve featured their paper mobiles before, but Frazier + Wing is branching out with new materials and shapes in 2014.

I’m most excited about the gorgeous wooden mobiles like Sandro Mobile Walnut and Maple. Frazier + Wing Sandro wood modern mobiles

Felt is another new material for Frazier + Wing and there’s the round Auden Mobile and the octagonal Truman Mobile.
Frazier + Wing Felt modern mobiles

Don’t worry though, they haven’t given up on their colorful paper mobiles, they’ve just moved on to these 3D paper spheres.

The Wonder Mobiles are strands of die-cut paper shapes. Multi, Ballet, Turquoise and Yellow shown ($24)

Wonder Mobiles from Frazier + Wing

And the Dream Mobiles are a more traditional arrangement of the paper spheres. Multi, Gray, Green,  and Yellow shown ($38)

Dream Mobiles from Frazier + Wing

I am a little sad that the older styles are gone from the website, but if they didn’t have anything new, I wouldn’t have had a reason to post about them again.  Shop all the styles and colors on the Frazier + Wing website.

12 Nov 2013, 8:44am
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Etsy Find: Mobiles from Flying Tree Studios

I found these sweet mobiles from Flying Tree Studio while populating my new etsy page.  I also realized it’s been a while since I’ve done some proper etsy find posts but I’ve got a bunch a great new finds queued up now!

These made-to-order wooden mobiles are constructed in Southern California from pieces of solid wood.  The designs are added with original drawings on paper or fabric and then sealed with a high glass varnish.  This is really different from anything we’ve featured before!

First I like the Hot Air Balloons and Clouds – Wood and Felt Mobile.  It’s available in three color combinations for $75.

The Wooden Vintage Airplanes Mobile is another good one, and in this design, even the cloud is wooden.  $90

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The Under the Sea Mobile features a seahorse (my favorite!), dolphins, octopus and a sea turtle.  $80

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Finally, the Camping Woodland Forest Mobile is going into my Camping Cuteness collection! $80

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There are also surfboard mobiles, elephant mobiles and more, so visit the shop and browse for your favorite!

Best Modern Mobiles 2013: Sponsored by Babyli.st

There is no one right answer to the best mobile question.   Though there are options that are supposed to be good for capturing baby’s attention and promoting brain development, mobiles are more decorative than functional.  Some are battery operated and play music, spin or light up.  I have nothing against those and reluctantly admit that we had one of those gadgety gizmos, but currently, there aren’t any on the market that I’d feel good about recommending.  If that changes, I’ll let you know!

For now, think of your nursery mobile as a floating piece of artwork for your modern nursery.  You can hang one in a corner, over the changing table, or over the crib, but wherever you put it, make sure you hang it out of baby’s reach.

As part of our baby registry series sponsored by Babylist, I’m sharing my top 10 favorite sources (in no particular order) for modern mobiles.  With just these 10 brands, you’ll have an incredible selection of gorgeous modern mobiles.  Pick your favorite and add it to your baby registry!

Top 10 Modern Crib Mobiles 2013

1- Themis Mobiles from Artenica Designed by Clara von Zweigbergk, the Themis Mobiles are colorful, geometric and appropriate for the coolest modern nurseries.  These retail for approximately $40.

2- Baby Jives
Handcrafted heirloom mobiles, these bird, boat, butterfly, cloud, fish and plane mobiles are truly works of art.  Baby Jives creations retail for about $30 to $200 depending on the size.

3- Frazier + Wing
These paper mobiles are crafted by hand in a multitude of color combinations.  Frazier + Wing mobiles retail for $68 to $150.

4- Djeco
Djeco mobiles are made in France of colorful die-cut plastic shapes.  They retail for about $22 to $42.

5- Petit Collage
With paper and bamboo mobiles that cover all the most popular nursery themes (birds, butterflies, farm, elephant, woodland, fish owls, transportation…), Petit Collage is a perfect addition to almost any modern nursery.  The mobiles retail for $15 to $66.

6- Flensted
If you can’t find a Flensted mobile to love, you don’t know what you’re looking for.  Flensted has been around almost 60 years and has the largest assortment of modern mobile designs ranging from abstract to adorable.  Some are cardboard and some are serigraphical foil.  These retail for about $30 to $80.

7- Adrift Mobiles
From Schmitt Design, these abstract sculptural mobiles are as appropriate in any part of your home as they are in the nursery.  Adrift mobiles range from $90 to $250.

8- Wee Gallery
Wee Gallery mobile designs emphasis high contrast and most are created to have an interesting view from below (which is presumably baby’s point of view).  These retail for $12 to $26.

9- IGE
IGE mobiles are laser cut designs using museum board, plywood or plexiglass.  I like the plywood birds and monkeys best.  But take a look at the owl and black silhouettes as well.  They retail for $55 to $65.

10- KLT: works
Cute plush mobiles are handmade in Washington and retail for $85 to $180.  Designs include cute animals like birds, kitties, woodland creatures and even bugs!

If you’re still looking for the perfect mobile and haven’t found it yet, etsy is the next place to find tons more styles and options.

Add your favorite mobile 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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New Mobiles from Baby Jives Co

Baby Jives has designed some amazing new mobiles / fabric sculptures for you this summer…

My favorite is this Narwhal Mobile.  I’ve had a affinity for narwhals since the second grade when I did a special research project about them.  I remember spending a lot of time drawing narwhals and reading about them, so this mobile is particularly magical to me. $140

I think the Follow Your Own Star Boat Mobile is going to be a big hit as well.  You can imagine your little ones sailing away to dream land while gazing at this little beauty.  $140

The ever popular cloud mobiles have two extra modern iterations, the Gold Dot Rain Cloud Mobile ($50) and…

Pink Gold Star Cloud Mobile ($50).

You can’t go wrong with any of the cloud mobiles.

Right now the new mobiles are only in the Baby Jives Co etsy shop, but you can peruse the rest of the collection on BabyJives.com.

Etsy Find: Quirky Mobiles from Pink Cheeks Studios

Finding the perfect mobile for baby’s nursery was one of the hardest things for me during nursery planning. I ended up giving up and going with a paper lantern cluster instead, but when I find something unique, it makes me want to start all over with another very neutral nursery.

Pink Cheeks Studios creates the most unique and utterly adorable mobiles and wall hangings ranging from ninjas and Star Wars characters to woodland animals and animals with mustaches (below- Animals mustachioed mobile– $150. These mobiles could be the star of any nursery and would be easy to plan around.

And they would transition well from infant to toddler rooms. The playful characters add charm and fabrics are customizable so matching your nursery decor is easy.

Personalized family wall hanging ($175)

Ninja girls with neon hair mobile ($130)

Mod girls baby mobile ($120)

Woodland mobile ($165)

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