Little Modern Collection from P’kolino

With everything your active toddler needs, in a size that’s designed just for them, P’kolino’s Little Modern Collection has lots of great pieces to consider.  Shipping May 30th, these are currently available for a reduced introductory price.

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The Toddler Bed features a safe and stylish design with a hidden storage compartment at the foot of the bed.  It usually retails for $300, but right now you can pre-order it for $250.Pkolino Little Modern Toddler Bed

The Little Modern Toy Chest is 18″ x 15.75″ x 31.3″, so it’s a good deal bigger than previous P’kolino toy boxes have been.  As their size was always my #1 complaint about them, this toy chest should finally do the trick!  It retails for $170, but is available for pre-order now for $150.PKFFMBXWH-img

The Little Modern Table and Chairs are regularly $230, but you can order the set for $200 right now.  We first saw these about a year ago, but I like that it’s now part of this whole collection.  PKFFMTCWH1-img

The Little Modern Activity Table is similar to the table and chair set, but has as hidden play area inside and doesn’t include any chairs.  It’s a great little train or play table for small areas.  This retails for $150 but is available now for the introductory price of $130.  PKFFMATWH1-img

Finish off your toddler’s space with a comfy Little Modern Reader Chair.  I wish we could have a couple of these in each of our preschool’s classrooms!

Congrats to P’kolino on this great new collection.  I got a little nervous about your direction when I saw the Safari Adventure Toddler Bed and Bookshelf for Toys R Us, but you’ve redeemed yourself in my eyes.

Real Room Tour: West Hollywood Nursery from Amy Sklar Design

I really should take more time to browse interior design portfolios, but thankfully I was able to discover this unique gem of a nursery via a pin from Monte Design.

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With darker tones and a masculine flavor, I wasn’t surprised that this baby boy’s nursery was created for a first time, single dad.  With dark wood floors and trim throughout the house, Amy Sklar had her work cut out for her when looking for a way to add some fun and light to the space.

Amy explains, “If we had started painting out the trim to make it lighter to work with the majority of the nursery bedding on the market, it would have really impacted the continuity with the trim and floors in the rest of the house, so we set out to find a bedding that would have the sweetness that the client wanted, but also work with the fixed dark elements of the house.”

The bedding she found, Ferm Living’s Mountain Friends, achieved the perfect tone and tied black and brown in with light blue.  Amy used Farrow & Ball’s “Parma Gray” on the walls and the amazing wispy clouds were done by decorative painter Olivia Raeburn.

With some beautiful classic modern nursery pieces like Monte’s Luca Glider and the Moda Crib and Dresser from Room & Board, this space is modern nursery perfection.

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Add a little Jonathan Adler, photos from The Animal Print Shop, and giant blabla dolls, and we’ve got a master class in modern nursery design.

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Apparently Amy reads BuyModernBaby too, so it’s no wonder ;)

In addition to his nursery, this lucky little boy enjoys playroom perfection as well.  With an Expedit full of Ugly Dolls, the play table that’s on my personal wish list, and some colorful art and accessories, this room will be fun and functional for years to come.

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Thanks for sharing the photos of this incredibly dramatic yet super sweet nursery and the sophisticated but fun playroom, Amy!  You do amazing work.

Browse more of the talented Amy Sklar’s projects on sklardesign.com.

Little Modern Table and Chairs from P’kolino

Pkolino’s newest table and chair set, the Little Modern Table and Chairs, is now available for pre-order.  $230

The table top is reversible with wood on one side and chalkboard on the other.  The top is also split for easy access to storage underneath.  It’s a nice marriage between P’kolino’s Chalk Table and their Little One’s Table and Chairs.  Check out their website for their full selection of play tables.

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The Bobbin from Three Pears

When someone asks me what I think is missing in the modern baby world, one of the first things I think of is an exersaucer, jumparoo, activity center type thing.  These are those hideous plastic monstrosities that toddlers of a certain age really love.  Parents love them because they’re a safe place to put a baby (who can hold their head up and support their weight on their legs) and watch them play somewhat independently.

I KNEW it was possible to make a modern version of these– one that I wouldn’t be embarrassed to have in the house.  I’ve finally found the perfect design (and as you can imagine, there’s a price tag to match). The Bobbin Triple Play Centre from Three Pears is just what I’ve been dreaming of.

With solid maple legs, Greeguard certified finishes and formaldehyde free MDF surfaces, this play center is as safe and eco-friendly as is it spectacular.  It comes in five different modern color combinations.  Shown above is “Petal Pusher” and below you can see “Sea Legs” with the addition of the Bobble Toy accessories.  These can all be attached to the table surface with detachable suction cups.  Babies can reach all the way around the table because the seat rotates 360 degrees on an aluminum turn table mechanism.

Once your toddler is a bit bigger, you can lower the colored platform to make room for their longer legs.

Finally, when the life of the play center has run its course (and you’d be getting ready to donate the giant plastic play center), you remove the Bobbin top, flip it all over and you have a modern kids table.  Add a couple Milking Stools and you can continue to use the Bobbin for several more years!

I am so excited about The Bobbin and the entire line of products from Three Pears.  As I have warned you, the price is steep.  The Play Centre is $850, the toys range from $35 to $70, and the stools are $70.  Shipping to the US is an additional expense.

Update 3/6/2013: The price for the Bobbin (via comments below!) is now down to $550.  Much easier to swallow.  Hooray!

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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.

“The Perfect Little Play Table” 2012 Cribsie Finalists

The last Cribsie Awards category I’d like to review with you is “The Perfect Little Play Table.”  You may be aware of my long-time search for the perfect play table, so it was interesting to see what the Cribsies came up with as their list of finalists.

Their first finalist was my first pick, ducduc’s Parker Playtable.  I love the rolling storage drawer and reversible chalkboard top or paper roll.  It comes in seven colors and retails for $895.

Next, at the other end of the price spectrum, is Ikea’s Sansad Table.  For $50 you get a nice, large, solid surface with legs that are adjustable to three different heights.  I’m not a fan of the leg colors but you could probably dress it up with a little DIY.

Offi’s Play-A-Round Activity Table retails for $300.  I think I would have had Offi’s Woody Chalkboard Table here instead, because this table isn’t really that exciting without the matching Mini Drawer Chairs.  The table and chairs are designed by Roberto Gil.

You all know I’m a big P’kolino fan but I truly would have been shocked if one of P’kolino’s play tables wasn’t on this list.  In this case, their Craft Table is the big finalist but the Chalk Table and Safari Tree Table would have been great picks as well.

Plan Toys, a favorite toy brand, has their own version of the Play Table.  It’s perfect for Plan City or Plan Toys’ Train Sets.  Retails for $200.

The Land of Nod is another wonderful place to search for play tables.  I’ve been admiring their Mojo Table for a long time but this year, their Activity Table was a Cribsie top pick.  Available in White, Honey and Espresso, the table comes with or without storage bins, has different height legs (low, medium and high) and an optional paper roller.

Is your perfect play table on this list?  Who are you voting for?

New from Loll for Kids

Loll was one of the first brands I blogged about.  Their furniture is as beautiful indoors as it is outdoors.  Made from recycled materials, their make your environment beautiful while they are protecting it.  Loll is keeping it fresh with a few new kids designs.

First these Kids Cabrio Lounge Chairs are adorable.  They’re the mini versions of the popular adult sized seat. $228

The Kids Cricket Chairs ($200) are perfect with the new Kids Play Table ($460).

Finally, Design Within Reach’s Go Club Chair is now available in child size Kids Go Club as well! ($280)

Makes we want to completely rethink our backyard!

Since I know you’re going to ask about the red playhouse at the top, I’m not sure.  It’s like Modern Playhouse’s Dacha Playhouse crossed with their Circle Playhouse.   It makes sense for Loll and Modern Playhouse to work together, but I just haven’t found anything official (other than the colors and the fact that Modern Playhouse likes Loll on Facebook).

P’kolino Chalk Table Giveaway Winner!

I hope that lots of you have put P’kolino on your holiday gift lists because I truly think everything they’ve got makes for a real winner in the gift department.  We’ve got one great gift to award to you today though!

The randomly generated winner of the P’kolino Chalk Table is Janet W. who loves the reader chair in charcoal.  That’s tops on my wishlist too Janet– two of them actually!

P’kolino has a great selection of play tables and desks that would delight your kids for the holidays.  It seems that you’ve all had a chance to explore their phenomenal selection of toys as well.

The top 10 Holiday gifts from P’kolino include the Chalk Table and:

P'kolino Geared Shape Sorter educational toy for toddlersP'kolino Fishing Hole Size Sorter encourages learning for infantsP'Kolino Multi-Solution Shape Puzzles educational toy for toddlers

P'kolino Toddler Book Buggee Fire Truck encourages children to readP'kolino Little One's Easel is double sided and has room for two!Britto Gift Pack - Book, Crayons and Hexagon Color Pencils

Stylish and comfortable children's chair Race Car BlueFor your Not-so-Little Reader - Charcoal12 Piece Shape Puzzles educational toy for toddlers

Congratulations again to Janet, and thanks so much to P’kolino for participating in our holiday giveaway series this year.  You can follow them on twitter and like them on Facebook to keep up to date on their latest products.

Happy Holiday Giveaway 2011: Chalk Table from P’kolino

For yet another incredible giveaway, today we’ve got the P’kolino Chalk TableP’kolino is one of our favorite modern baby and kids brands.  I’ve been impressed with the brand for years and their collection keeps getting better every year.

Take a look at the video to see the table in action.

This, or almost any P’kolino products would make for a perfect holiday gift .

To win this White P’kolino Chalk Table worth $90:

Visit P’kolino online, and then leave a comment telling us what else on their site you think would make an incredible gift.  My hint: almost anything!

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 29th 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

Numi Numi Design debut at ABC Kids Expo

I was looking forward to seeing the Funky Forest collection from Numi Numi Design at ABC Kids Expo.  I’m always excited to show you new modern nursery furniture designs, so take a look:

The really unique thing about the changer (in addition to the lit section!) is that the top section of the comes off to become the play table.

I look forward to seeing these available for purchase and to see the other collections (like Seaweed) brought to life.

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