Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Modern Baby Cribs

11 crib designs for chic parents and their equally stylish kids.




As its name might suggest, the Caravan Crib was inspired by a circus wagon and brings a welcome dose of color into the nursery. Available six shades, this eco-friendly crib is made in the U.S.
Caravan Crib, $695; kalonsstudios.com


Solid, curved panels at the head and foot give the Ola! Crib a distinctive silhouette. The design also takes crib conversion to the next level: Not only does it adapt into a toddler bed, the side panels can become the head- and footboard for a twin bed.
Ola! Crib, $850; casakids.com


The DucDuc Campaign Crib was inspired by traditional campaign furniture. The earth-friendly crib is made in the U.S. from sustainably harvested hardwoods and water-based, nontoxic finishes. A toddler bed conversion kit is available for $225.
Campaign Crib, $1,795 for white, $1,995 for natural walnut or stained walnut; ducducnyc.com


DwellStudio’s empire began with modern bedding, then quickly expanded into nursery linens. Today, the company also offers simple, classic cribs as a stage for their signature sheets. With clean lines, tapered legs, and hardwood construction, the Century Crib has a look that recalls midcentury designs. Parents may add a toddler gate ($195) to convert it to a bed.
Century Crib, $980; dwellstudio.com


Leave it to a company with Italian roots to design a crib that bears a resemblance to a chic bar cart. The solid beech-framed Lola Crib by Tulip has cheerful end panels with an inlaid floral motif and wheel-like accents at the base for a spin on a classic crib silhouette.
Lola Classic Crib, $1,100; shop.tulip.juvenile.com


Arguably the godfather of designer cribs, David Netto sold his eponymous business to stroller manufacturer Maclaren. Now his signature designs are available on a larger scale, including the white lacquer-and-oak Cabine Crib, whose hidden drawer offers extra storage.
Cabine Crib, $1,595; albeebaby.com



Named for Charles Hollis Jones, a pioneer in Lucite furniture design, the Hollis crib is crafted completely from nontoxic clear acrylic. Fittingly, the clearly contemporary Hollis made its debut at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.
Hollis Crib, $3,500; giggle.com



The Oeuf Classic Crib is designed with a low platform, making it easy to lift a child from bed. Made in Latvia according to strict environmental standards, the crib features a solid wood base in either birch or walnut with fixed rails for safety. A toddler bed conversion is available for $250.
Classic Crib, $940; oeufnyc.com



Modern furniture maker Offi’s Nest bassinet is a cute and compact option for parents who are looking for a bedside sleeping arrangement for their infant. The chrome and bent plywood crib converts into either a play table or a toy bin once the child has outgrown it.
Nest Bassinet, $1,000; offi.com



With a striking silhouette and a chic glossy finish, the Eicho crib fits nicely with contemporary interiors. The affordable piece is made here in the U.S. using 100% recycled/reclaimed MDF. A toddler bed conversion is available for $210.
Eicho Crib, $595; spotonsquare.com



A smart solution for apartment dwellers and families shy on space, the oval Stokke Sleepi crib takes up less room than a traditional crib. Removing a side rail transforms the crib into a toddler bed, and a conversion kit is available to make it a junior bed, as well.
Sleepi Bed, $800; giggle.com

Source: Elle Decor

Thursday, July 17, 2014

9 Truth About How Parenting Writers Really Raise Their Kids

Here are 9 things parenting writers say they do, but they really don't.

Do as I say, not as I do doesn't only apply to parenting our children. Parenting writers often appear to be leading double lives as they write about parenting one way and do it a different way. Listen, we're guilty of it ourselves here. We're bombarded with products and studies about providing the healthiest lives for our kids, but when we're pressed for time, sense a meltdown coming on — either ours or the kids' — or just need a break, we don't always practice what we preach. Read on to see nine of the biggest infractions we've witnessed in our office and around the blogging community, proving that we know as little about parenting as the rest of the world!

9 Truth About How Parenting Writers Really Raise Their Kids

1. We write about making baby food with hip, organic ingredients . . . But our diaper bags are overflowing with pouches of store-bought food.
2. We write about cool, independent kids' clothing designers . . . But you'll find us shopping at BabyGap like everyone else!
3. We write about the latest parenting movements . . . But we are as lost raising our kids as every new parent!
4. We write about the harm of giving kids screen time before age 2 . . .  But our toddlers play with our phones, watch videos on our tablets, and are parked in front of Sesame Street while we work.
5. We write about all-natural cleaners to create a healthier home . . . But when the flu hits our homes, we turn to the strongest thing we can find to ensure it doesn't spread through the family.
6. We round up and demonstrate the cutest crafts for kids . . . But you won't find Pinterest-worthy finished projects — for that we turn to the experts!
7.We give you tips for organizing all your kids' artwork . . . But we have stacks of it stored under our beds because we're too sentimental to part with it too.
8. We write about the joys of motherhood . . . But we want date nights and moms' nights out just as much as the next mom!
9. We post pictures of smiling, happy-go-lucky kids in our stories . . .  But we have to beg, barter, wrangle, and bribe our way into getting our kids to pose for us.

Source: Pop Sugar

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Newborn Lifestyle Photography { Featuring Lora Swinson }

It's been a while since I featured an infant photographer here on the blog, after searching for a little while I found this incredible talented photographer called Lora Swinson from Swinson Studios she is based in Denver, CO.

Newborn Lifestyle Photography { Featuring Lora Swinson }