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FABELAB

Posted on August 11, 2014 | 0 comments

My new favorite discovery is the brand Fabelab, out of Denmark.  Designed by mother and architect Michaela W-B, the product line includes blankets that fold up into origami-like birds, a duvet that morphs into butterfly wings, and- coming soon- a play mat that folds into a boat. Pure genius!

 

Be sure to check out this beautiful family-run company and their website at Fabelab, and on Instagram at @fabelabdk!

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With These Rings: A 'Make Your Own Wedding Rings' Shop in Seattle

Posted on April 24, 2014 | 0 comments

When I was contacted by Stephanie of With These Rings, a Seattle-based jewelry shop, about selling some of our Ring Bowls in her store, I was instantly intrigued by the "make your own rings" concept she was describing to me. Yes- you read that correctly: make your own RINGS! Stephanie is a professional jeweler who was inspired by the process she and her own husband went through when crafting their wedding rings together...so much so, that she turned this inspiration into a workshop-type process that allows couples to learn, under her supervision, how to design and craft rings of their very own. I am thrilled that With These Rings will be stocking pieces from our collection in the Seattle shop, and so glad to share Stephanie's unique concept with you.

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Family Dolls by Timohandmade

Posted on April 21, 2014 | 0 comments

The Christmas I was pregnant with Valentín, José surprised me with the most thoughtful gift: a set of three dolls by Israeli designer Timor Cohen, of Timohandmade. The father, expectant mother, and little girl soft sculptures sit here on the sunny windowsill in my office, and bring a smile to my face when I think back to those precious, fleeting days. A visit to Timohandmade will leave you smiling, too- the shop is full of darling personalities of all shapes and sizes, as well as some lovely decorations and stuffed animals. You can request custom dolls to reflect your own crew, or choose from the wonderful variety of vintage and rare textile art already for sale.

 

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Heirloom Lion Blanket by Roxy Marj

Posted on April 03, 2014 | 0 comments

We fondly refer to Valentín as our Little Lion... partly because of his blonde curly mane, and partly because of his ferocious ROAR,  which he proudly demonstrates upon request. Since he was quite young, I've collected special decor, art pieces and holiday ornaments as a special mementos for him.

When I first saw this Heirloom Blanket from Roxy Marj, I was smitten. But this is clearly a common reaction in lots of folks: these beautiful keepsakes are individually handmade and hand painted, and sell out super fast! I have yet to get my claws on one, but be sure to follow @roxymarj on instagram where you can see more from the illustrator/fashion designer (and grad of Parsons)...she will give a heads-up as to when she will have more blankets available in her shop. (There is also a tiger and a bear!) Careful, you may have to fight me for one!

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