It's official: animals are running amok in home decor. This is nothing new for the kid space, of course. What is new is the huge variety of animal objects that would be at home in any room in the house. Following are some of my favorites.Read More
When it comes to outfitting a nursery, a rocking chair tops most new parents’ must lists. The problem is that there are myriad ugly rocking chairs out there, and very few good looking ones. Here’s my list of top options, at every price point.Read More
I resisted their charms for years, but this was a mistake. I confess: I was a bit turned off by their ubiquity. For awhile it seemed you couldn't open a shelter mag without seeing one of these guys in every spread. But there's a reason for this. Poufs are not only adorable; they're also really versatile. A footrest, a seat, a plaything for children and a perch for pets, they're pretty indispensable. Here's a roundup of some of my favorites on the market right now.Read More
Here's a trend I can totally get behind: artist collaborations with major retailers. These relationships can be beneficial to both parties. The store gets some street cred and a breath of new creativity for their line. The artist gets a welcome influx of cash, some publicity, and a far larger reach than he or she would normally enjoy. And really, isn't it better for these stores to embrace artists rather than just bite on their work? Some stores do so without much repercussion, so I'm all for supporting the ones that give creatives their due.
Following are some of my favorite artist/store pairings in stores now.Read More