trompe l’oeil with nina chakrabarti

we were so happy to spot nina chakrabarti’s work in this month’s martha stewart living. we carry nina’s creative coloring book, “my wonderful world of fashion,” at the shop. she lended her talents for a really fun craft segment on making your own trompe l’oeil (french for “deceive the eye”) accessories. we thought these bangles (1.) for mom and t-shirts (2.) for girls were too fun not to share.

sketches are from “my wonderful world of fashion”

currently loving: jess brown

jess brown’s beautiful and one-of-a-kind dolls have arrived at the shop and we find ourselves catching a glimpse of them every chance we can get. we love that these “rag dolls” are being embraced by an entirely new generation. the detail on each doll is stunning. watch the video above for more about jess and a peak into the business that this mom has built. it’s a great story!

leaving a literary legacy: maurice sendak

this week award-winning children’s book author maurice sendak passed away, leaving behind quite the legacy. best known for where the wild things are, sendak made a career out of writing and illustrating children’s stories with dark undertones and often haunting characters that captured the hearts of millions. we hold a big soft spot for mr. sendak and are proud to carry his books. we look forward to many more generations enjoying his work.

au natural baby

this board that joni designed for us hits all the right notes with the archery elements, vintage prints, pops of coral, and even some woodland tumble. it certainly has us craving some wide open spaces.

(1) somewhere with you/ (2) turning pendant/ (3) modern arrow/ (4) moose head/ (5) feathers/ (6) yosemite valley/ (7) antler wall rack/ (8) california gold mountains/ (9) walkmen poster/ (10) dwell century crib: available at seed factory/ (11) tree trunk/ (12) brass horse/ (13) chevron chocolate sheet: available at seed factory/ (14) woodland blanket: available at seed factory/ (15) horse bookends/ (16) oak dresser/ (17) neutral chevron pillow/ (18) woodland raccoon: available at seed factory (19) dove rug: available for special order/ (20) poang chair/ (21) quivver arrows

little stargazer

another brilliant nursery from joni that we have on display at the shop. we love this little scientist-inspired board. for more nursery inspiration check out lay baby lay.

(1) vintage abacus/ (2) union pendant/ (3) addition flashcards/ (4) ruler growth chart/ (5) butterfly poster/ (6) celestial map/ (7) solar system chart/ (8) oeuf robin crib: available at seed factory/ (9) planet saturn/ (9) i do science/ (10) glasses embroidery/ (11) mariposa lamp/ (12) vivacious blue pillow / (13) baby squares crib sheet: available at seed factory/ (14) dino push toy: available at seed factory/ (15) myles glider: available for special order/ (16) wavy lines rug/ (17) turquoise pillow/ (18) wave front dresser/ (19) arithmetic book