Landfill Harmonic

August 15th, 2013
 

 

Landfill Harmonic is an amazing film about a music teacher and a group of children who are growing up in a slum in Paraguay that is built on top of a garbage landfill. The film shows how they have been able to take everyday trash and transform it into instruments that make beautiful music, while transforming the children’s outlook on life. Truly Inspiring! Learn more at landfillharmonicmovie.com

 

Mobile Mania

March 15th, 2013

Nurseries tend to be a quiet and interesting place for your little one to call home and there’s no question that one of the most important (and iconic) items for a new nursery is the mobile. Mobiles are magical. There’s nothing like seeing your baby gaze up and follow the shapes, colors and movements in the sky.

Mobiles are also expensive. If you’re looking for something modern, simple and elegant, they can easily run up into the $50-$100 range. Some of our favorites are the Frazier & Wing as well as the Schmitt Design mobiles, available at Fawn & Forest (www.fawnandforest.com).

mobilemania
mobilemania

If you’re the DIY type of parent, you can create one of these beautiful installations by using two wooden dowels, colored papers or foams and clear twine. The simplicity of this one we found online is stunning.

mobilemania

Every child is an artist.

January 9th, 2013


Picasso

Picasso

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
Pablo Picasso

Stereo Vinyl Mini Cruisers

November 21st, 2012

Inspired by what was affectionately called “Banana Boards” in the late 70’s, Stereo owners Jason Lee and Chris Pastras have introduced the Vinyl series boards. A great first board for kids that you dads will find tempting to swipe for a cruise to the neighborhood market.

Hatch Collection

September 19th, 2012



Handy Pocket Guides
Handy Pocket Guides

During nine months of what can become a clothing crisis, we can look to Hatch Collection http://hatchcollection.com/ for keeping our ever expanding waistlines looking stylish. Hatch clothing is uniquely designed to go beyond your pregnancy and keep you feeling elegant and modern. Flowing silk or jersey fabrics fit all occasions and for every piece of clothing sold, $5.00 is donated to Every Mother Counts, http://www.everymothercounts.org/ founded by Christy Turlington Burns. This Charity is active in raising awareness about global maternity mortality and educating women worldwide.

Frans Hofmeester

May 4th, 2012



Every parent can agree, that time just goes by too fast when you’re raising children. That’s why we love this time lapse video by Frans Hofmeester, who filmed his daughter every week from birth up until twelve years old. It’s truly amazing to watch her transform from a tiny baby to a chatty preteen.

Germusu

February 24th, 2012

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Germusu
Germusu

Germusu is a fun new company that makes playful and useful zip-up pouches inspired by the germs in our daily lives. Sounds creepy, right? The creater, Vanessa Germosen, encourages everyone to be a germ lover because “they do more good than you think.”

We think they’re adorable!

To learn more, visit germusu.com.

Jungle Friends

December 19th, 2011


Jungle Friends
Jungle Friends

Welcome to the Jungle! We recently came upon artist Junzo Teradas “Jungle Friends” jumbo punch out animals and cant get over how cute they are. Printed on sturdy board, these colorful punch outs feature Terada’s unique animal designs and adorable patterns that almost resemble a batik fabric. The kids loved putting them together and pulling them apart again and again and we love the price. Check them out here.

Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant

December 9th, 2011


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The San Diego Symphony is putting on a free concert and party for the release of their new album, “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant”. With accessible melodies conducted by Jahja Ling and zany poetry and narration by Jack Prelutsky, it’s a perfect way to introduce kids to classical music.

To have a listen to “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant” or to learn more about the San Diego Symphony, visit www.sandiegosyphony.org.

Marcel the shell with shoes on

November 30th, 2011


“Guess why I smile alot?….Why? Uh, cause its worth it.” The cutest talking shell “Marcel the shell with shoes on” is back for part two. It’s sure to put a smile on you and your little one’s face! And if you haven’t seen the first one watch here…