I feel lucky to be a part of the growing families of many of my clients who have children or while in the process of working together share the great news of a baby on the way. 4 years ago, it was very challenging to find the right resources as to finding modern solutions for our modern kids.
I appreciate all of those who say it's hard to live an uncluttered life with kids and struggle with finding solutions for organized play. Designers today now offer design at all levels to help us keep sane with the chaos of toys, art supplies, play and messy eating. Here are a few of my favorites for excellent design, function, quality and value.
MODERN - PLAY
Life of the MODERN KID ... what better way to celebrate strength than to pick up a boulder and jump ... sculptural art pieces that bring a bit of the outdoors and nature into our interiors, who says you have to have the chaos of bold primary colors to play with. Enjoy over scaled proportions of natural objects in the home. Inspired by the calm of a Japanese rock garden but worried about how to make your home “child friendly” consider a playful alternative of integrating a rock garden within the home that is sophisticated in the use of materials and color palette.
SMARIN DESIGN - "LIVINGSTONES" - life size boulders and rocks made for exploringhttp://www.smarin.net/
MODERN - EAT
High chairs can be the worst crumb collector with the intricate details of piping and stitching, not really taking into consideration the maintenance of cleaning or durability of standing up to a baby bouncing in his high chair time over time. Vinyl seats that eventually discolor or crack to complicated hardware that is not only childproof but as well adult proof.
Award winning design now available in North America.http://www.designawards.org.au/ADA/02-03/FURNITURE%20DESIGN/309/309.HTM
The "Fresco" - Bloom feeding and resting chair by Bloombaby. Want to bring a signature peice of furniture into your home, here is an excellent example of a beautifully designed product which not only provides function but looks great for every modern home.www.bloombaby.com
MODERN - NURSERY
For those who love the classic modern furniture, what a great way to be able to coordinate some of your favorite pieces with the perfect modern nursery furniture ... Ooba offers the "Nest collection" in walnut which compliments perfectly the original Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman white leather by herman miller.http://ooba.com/
MODERN - FUNNY
Who says pottey training needs to be soo serious, a playful fun approach to helping the little ones.http://www.peeandpoo.com/eng/flasheng.asp
MODERN - WEBSITES
The Internet offers many online MODERN baby resources. In the past few years, online shopping not only offers over night shipping, no line-ups, white glove deliveries plus gift-wrapping. For all of you who hesitate to shop on line, with a little bit of reading and research on what lifestyle choices are important to you, I offer to share with you through my personal experience with clients, some great resources that come highly recommended.http://www.babygeared.com
Feature: The "Mamma Rocking Chairhttp://www.modernnursery.com
Feature: The "Orbit" Strollerhttp://www.sparkability.net
Feature: DucDuc Crosby Walnut Bunk bedhttp://www.modernseed.com
Feature: The "Scando" family tablehttp://www.designpublic.com/shop/baby
Feature: The "zid zod kids" Mini Poofshttp://www.2modern.com
Feature: The "Galeano Poggi" baby box crib