Little Reader Special Edition Chairs

I’ve loved P’kolino’s Little Reader chairs for many years but these are the most interesting versions yet. Check out the Little Reader Special Edition Chairs!

Quito in Daybreak Orange

Little Reader Chair Special Edition | Quito Daybreak Orange

Quito in Breeze/Green

Little Reader Special Edition Chair | Quito Breeze/Green

Bargello Indigo/Blue

Little Reader chair Special Edition | Bargello Indigo/Blue

and Furn Luxe Indigo/Blue

Little Reader chair Special Edition Furn Luxe - Indigo/Blue

These are each $200. I’m not sure why they are $140 more than the regular Little Readers, but they are pretty.



New For Fall 2016 From The Land of Nod – Part 2: Fun Accessories

Sometimes all your space needs is one bold, fun accessory that really makes a colorful statement. The Land of Nod has no shortage of these and these are my new favorites for 2016.

A really cute pouf can be much more than a place to put up your feet. Check out the Cloud Pouf,


Pretzel Pouf,


Taco Pouf,


Milk Shake Pouf,


or just the plain Milk Carton Pouf.


Three amazing new Nod Chairs by Donna Wilson are my favorite designs yet. The three animals are Parrot,




and Tiger.


Another incredible new tiger is this paper mache faux taxidermy piece by Sarah Walsh.


Or you may like the alpaca instead!


Finally, two beautiful new lamps are simple and sweet. The Unicorn Table Lamp and the


Elephant Table Lamp can add some friendly fun to an otherwise neutral, sophisticated room.


I just can’t get over all the cuteness.

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Jackson Rocker from Monte Design

Jackson Rocker from Monte Design

It’s the perfect companion to the Rockwell Bassinet but also a stunning piece of furniture in it’s own right. Monte Design is upping its already top notch game with the stunning design of the Jackson Rocker.

jackson rocker and ottoman monte design

You can’t go wrong with this pairing of chrome and walnut, and you can choose your fabric and lumbar pillow color. $1200

Jr. & Sr. Seating

Suitable indoors and out, Ikea’s BUNSÖ is the mini version of the PS VÅGÖ. They are remarkably comfortable, and for $15 and $30, won’t have to sit on your wishlist long. Get to your local Ikea ASAP because after the summer, there’s usually less outdoor stuff in stock (if any at all).

Ikea PS Vago and Bunso

They are also both available in red and green.

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Wonderful Whales: Sponsored by Sprout

The folks at Sprout know of my love for rocking toys as well as kids seating, so since their Whale Chair is a perfect combination of kids chair and rocker, we thought it would be fun to play around with whales today!

The Whale Chair is easy to build and disassemble and is made in the USA from recycled materials. It comes in Green, Gray or Pink and retails for $80. The fun whale-shaped seat also coordinates perfectly with other Sprout products or any of our whale picks below!

Whale Chair from Sprout

Gray Whales featuring Sprout Whale Chair

Gray whales from top to bottom:
Whale Chair from Sprout- $80
Diana Whale Princess from Milipa- $51
Whale Tail Hook– $30- $80 depending on size
Whale Silhouette from Avalisa- $60 (other colors available)
Whale Metal Art Bookends from Knob Creek Metal Arts- $60

Blue Whales

Blue whales from top to bottom:
Whale Tissue Holder from Shop Sparkly Pony- $40
Ferm Living Whale Mobile– $58
Whale & Waves Wall Shelf– $49
Monica + Andy Organic Muslin Always Blanket– $65
3 Sprouts Toy Chest, Whale– $25

Natural Whales

Natural whales from top to bottom:
Modern Whale Wall Clock from Decoylab- $70
Organic Whale Shaped Baby Teether– $12+
Very Hungry Whale Pillow from Coral & Tusk- $92
Whale Animal Box from Areaware- $49
Bamboo Whale from Petit Collage- $29

Thanks to Sprout for sponsoring this post. With their focus on creative, easy to assemble and environmentally friendly modern children’s furniture, Sprout is a fun choice for nurseries, bedrooms and playrooms. Check out their complete line as well as their Facebook page!

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P’kolino Little Reader Patterned Chair Covers

P’kolino’s Little Reader was already one of my favorite chairs for toddlers and preschoolers, but now they’re even more attractive with these patterned chair covers. The new patterns include Pink Leaves, Blue Planes, Grey, Pink and Blue Chevron, and Orange, Pink and Blue Stripes.

P'kolino Little Reader Chair Covers

You can purchase the chair with cover for $70 or you can purchase a cover for the chair you already own for $25.

Coming Soon: New From Monte Design at ABC Kids Expo 2013

We spotted two new items from one of our favorite modern nursery brands, Monte Design at the ABC Kids Expo 2013.

First, they’re introducing a walnut base on the Tavo High Chair.  This adds even more opportunity for you to match your highchair with your adult dining furniture, and the walnut just looks spectacular, no?

While giggle currently is the exclusive retailer for the beautiful new Como Glider, this will be more widely available in 2014.  In our last post we showed the Pebble Gray, but here you can see it in Sand.

Don’t you even just want one of these for your living room?

Coming Soon: What New From the Million Dollar Baby Family at ABC Kids Expo 2013

The MDB Family of brands had a really strong showing at ABC Kids Expo 2013.  With brands like Babyletto, Nursery Works (used to be one word- now it seems to be two), and Ubabub under its umbrella, they have a whole range of products for modern nursery furniture lovers across the board.

First from Nursery Works, the Vetro Crib looks better than ever in this gray Shadow Acrylic color.  While the completely clear one disappears a little too much, the Shadow Vetro is a dark crib with a nice level of transparency.

Nurseryworks Gray Vetro Crib

Nursery Works also showed off it’s Empire Rocker in this crazy custom camouflage fabric.  It’s a great reminder that any of their rockers can still be ordered with your custom fabric choices, but most importantly, notice that this isn’t actually a rocker!  You will be able to order replacement legs to change your rocker into a stationary chair.  This is a great way to extend the life of your furniture!  I believe the replacement legs will be about $200.


It’s always a pleasure to see the Ubabub pieces in person, but they also debuted the prototype of the Pod Dresser.  Designed to coordinate with the incredible Pod Cot, I hope to see a version of this available before too long!

Ubabub Pod Dresser

Babyletto is entering the world of toddler furniture in a big way next year.  With THREE new table and chair sets, they’re covering a range of modern styles.  I can’t decide which I like best.


No, I lied.  This Lemonade Playset is my favorite!


And it’s not just table and chair sets from Babyletto.  Their Skip toddler bed is really sweet.


I’m not sure how I feel about Babyletto’s new rocking chair.  Thoughts?


But I KNOW I love the Lolly Collection.


Finally, Babyletto is entering the textile business and I’m super impressed with the results.  Designed in-house, the top two designs on each side will be released first with the bottom patterns coming out further in the future.  You can also look for Pure Core and Coco Core non-toxic mattresses from Babyletto in 2014.  These will come in regular and mini crib sizes.

Babyletto Bedding

Last but not least, DaVinci’s ever-popular Jenny Lind crib will soon be available in this sunny yellow color.


Congratulations to the MDB Family on a great show.  To celebrate, they’re offering you 10% off any purchase on from now through November 15th.  Unfortunately that won’t cover any of the new things here, but they do already have a great collection.

Nuna Makes Its US Debut

I fell in love with Nuna’s Leaf bouncer when I first spotted it on Babyology in 2010, but I didn’t share it with you because as you know, we only talk about things that are easily available in the US.  When I recently learned that the incredibly stylish brand is entering the US market, I couldn’t wait to let you know, because that’s big news in my world!

Nuna’s sleek, ultramodern products from The Netherlands made their debut at ABC Kids Expo 2012, and will hit our shores January 2013.  You’ll be able to preorder the first three products shortly.

The first of the three products that will be available early next year is the Leaf bouncer.  Retailing for $229, this beautiful bouncer gently rocks baby to sleep for more than two minutes after just a single push without the use of any electrical power.

It will be available in the three colors shown above.  They had an adult version at the show so I can attest to how comfortable and soothing the Leaf is.

This will be going on our baby seating guide for sure.

Nuna will also be bringing their Sena Portable crib to the US.  It is available in Safari and Navy and in a regular ($220) and mini ($160) size.  The Sena features a one-hand fold and can fold with the bassinet insert in place.

The last product coming in January is the Zaaz high chair that grows with your child.   It will retail for $260.

Later in the year we can look forward to Nuna’s Pepp stroller as well as their Pipa infant seat and we’ll keep you up to date on that news.

This debut was definitely one of the highlights of the Expo for me this year.

Vintage Creative Playthings Rocking Beauty Hobby Horse

The new Wary Meyers Kids Shop has a vintage Creative Playthings Rocking Beauty Hobby Horse (from 1964) for a mere $1200.

If the vintage version is too pricey, I DID find the modern remake (called the Red Ball Rocker) still listed at Genius Jones for $265.  It is no longer being made by Knu however, so this may just be some stock that they have left over.  I’d call and check if they still have it before I put in my order.

For more information about the history of this modernist rocking horse, read Greg’s post on daddytypes.

Even if you’re not in the market for a vintage Rocking Beauty, you’re going to want to bookmark the Mary Meyers new kids shop as it is sure to have all kinds of wonderful vintage treasures.  I was tickled to find Robie among their offerings.  We’ve got one of these mechanical banks in my son’s room!

Right now they also have a couple of Cosco modern plastic chairs (green and white).

And I’m trying to figure out where I could put this incredible Big Bird poster!

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