Stop. If you’re not a parent, I don’t want you to see this post and say, “Oh this doesn’t apply to me.” Whether you’re a parent now, a future parent, or just a quirky fun person that loves to sugar coat your space with playful objects, this post applies to you. If you’re not a parent, have you thought to scour websites that feature kids stuff for exciting additions to your own space? Lots of sites for children feature decor that appeals to parents and non-parents alike. I’ve found some great things at Pottery Barn Teen, like this Longboard Chalkboard, the Beadboard Message Center, a really neat Beadboard Magazine Rack, colorful Wall-to-Wall Frames, and a great budget table lamp called the Bubble. The Shadowbox Wall Frames are great for your home office, and I think the Dottie Storage Bins would make for terrific handbag storage in your closet (I love that you can insert a label or a photo of what’s inside).
If you want to try shopping at some other kiddie stores, Yoya Shop is a cute stop on your list. They appeal to the kid in us all. I love the graphics on their Japanese Kaikai Kiki postcards and the Pan Chan elephants are just too cute. While you’re out clicking around, hop on over to Boon for the cutest frog pod in the world, perfect for storing and scooping toys and soaps for your little one. If you don’t have children, but frequently find yourself on babysitter patrol, you may want to keep a frog pod in your house. Available at Target for $24.99.
After hitting Yoya and Boon, click on over to Hive Modern for the perfect Pisellino Cotton Swab Holder by Alessi. Then you can visit Magic Beans for a cranberry lunch tote from Built NY. You’re next stop on our list is Modern Mini, another adorable modern website for parents and kids. I love the wall candy stripes for $40 (so much easier than painting them!) and the colorware sets. Again, if you’re not a parent, you can find lots of good stuff at most of these sites for yourself as well as sweet gifts for your friends.
Now, let’s check out Modern Seed for a few fresh finds. If you love bright cheery books with fun graphics, Bruno Munari’s ABC’s may be a cute book to own. I think everyone should have a few good children’s books because chances are, someone is going to visit you with their children at some point in your life and having a few books for the kiddies on hand will make their visit a lot more enjoyable and the kids will love you and think that you are just the coolest. Modern Seed also has a unique Nightlight Owl Baby Zoo Rug that promises you’ll never fumble around again in the dark, ever. Last on the list, here’s a budget find – the Spring Placemat Set. They’re both hip and easy to clean, made of blonde plywood backed with cork featuring a screened print of trees, birds and flowers.
There are many more online shopping destinations for kids, but I’m sure those will keep you occupied for awhile. Oh, and if you’re a proud parent, here are some fun websites you may enjoy…
Hot Moms Club (I’m not a mom but I love this site!)
Baby Boy Blog
Giving credit where credit is due: Some of the above products were spotted on the ever so cute coochicoos blog. You simply must check them out. Ga-ga-goo!
If you have any sites you’d like to suggest that fall into this category, please comment below!