I discovered photographer Todd McClellan several months ago and immediately ordered one of his prints from 20x200 which now hangs in our dining room. It shows every last piece that makes up an old telephone and still fascinates me to look at it. The print is from a series "Things Come Apart" and has been compiled into a book by the same title. I recently came across this new photograph by Todd with a similar feel, but this time featuring a collection of beautiful toys. I seriously hope this becomes available as a print...this one just might have to be in our playroom.
In an effort to simplify the annual slew of kid's birthday parties we are invited to, I decided long ago to pick one gift each year that would work for anyone that is in a good price point and of good quality. Last year it was these fishing rods and wooden fish, this year it has been this cute gardener's apron by French brand Molin Roty. Throw in a few inexpensive child-size gardening tools from Target and voila! A sweet gift that stands out. What are some of your go-to gifts for kids? (Note: I was not able to find this apron available for purchase through an online venue, but I would recommend visiting your local toy store or children's shop and asking if they can order it for you!)
I've got babies on the brain and this nursery is making me so excited to have another one soon. This clean and modern room was designed by interior designer Morgan Satterfield from The Brick House as she teamed up with The Animal Print Shop to create a nursery for L.A. photographer couple Max and Margaux Wanger. I love every single item in this room, especially the Ikea floating cabinets (DIY instructions available here) and the chair and lamp from One Forty Three - I've been eyeing all of their lights for months in hopes that they will one day be on either side of our bed.
So....last time I went to the zoo here it was for a Christmas light show...not so great if you want to see animals, great if you want to see lights! When my sister was in town, we ventured down there to actually see it in the daytime - much better. We didn't even get to half of the animals, but we did oogle over some baby jaguars and the massive gorillas. I think London's favorite part was the carousel and the cool park we found, but whatever. And let me just say a word about the food....don't bother. Long lines, overpriced, totally disgusting. There, now you know.
Such opposites, these two! One day, London will smile for the camera...
I've experienced a sudden flood of DIY projects for kids on Pinterest lately and they are too awesome not to share on here. If you've got some basic tools and woodworking know-how, these should be a cinch. (Insert husband here).
Yesssssss. It's finally here! H&M now has online shopping for the U.S., and wow is there some good stuff! Super cute kid and baby stuff galore at prices that will have you filling your online cart to the max. I love the woodland animal theme they've got goin' on – here are some of my favorite items: