Count Piggy Bank.

My best friend’s son, Asher, is celebrating his third birthday tomorrow. I can’t believe the little booger is getting so big already (he’s already more than half of me!) or how incredibly smart he is. He can already spell at least fifty words and is obsessed with letters and numbers – seriously smart.

I came across the Count Piggy Bank last week and instantly thought of him. It’s definitely one of the coolest piggy banks I’ve seen and I actually wouldn’t mind owning one myself. Stylish enough for an adult, don’t you think?



Momspit (inspired by the original). Yup, you read that correctly. I’m not big on hand sanitizers, but this is too cool. It doesn’t contain any alcohol (and isn’t techinically a sanitizer) so it’s safe to use anywhere – even your face. It even moisturizes which I think is my big pet peeve about most hand sanitizers – they dry my skin out like crazy. This I would buy for the name alone. Well, and to pull out when someone has something on their face (“Ooooh, let me get that, dear!). The scents seem amazing: fig/green tea, lemon/white tea and unscented.


Modern Classics Alphabet.

I’ve fallen – and hard – for the Modern Classics Alphabet that designers Joel and Maria Pirela of Blue Ant Studio created for their (future design addict) daughter, Isabella. They plan on cutting out each letter square and gluing them on to little 3.5 x 3.5″ wood squares. I think it’s a modern, well-designed idea for a child’s room, but I’m 27 and wouldn’t mind it for my office either! Which is great because now you can purchase the poster for yourself…


Peak Sled.

It’s under 70ยบ here today for the first time in about seven months. Surely that means winter is coming, no? The Peak Sled from Design Within Reach will have to entertain me visually until the snow falls. You know, one of about ten times a year that happens here in Oklahoma. I do love the basket weave seat design and ash wood design – a great simplistic Shaker look.


Petit Collage.

These collages from Petit Collage and Lorena Siminovich are darling. I love the modern-meets-retro feel. The collages are created out of found, painted and vintage papers and supported with a maple plywood backing. The different array of patterns and textures are beautifully composed in all of Siminovich’s pieces. Each design is limited to fifty, yet each remains unique and one of a kind when it comes to the materials used. In fact, I don’t think I’d mind owning a print of Dancing Shoes on the left!


Dollhouse Madness.

When I was a kid I wasn’t that into dolls – art and books were more for me. But these I would have loved. They’re both so clean and fun and a great way to bring out the inner architect in your child. Don’t laugh! I’ve managed to hang on to a sketchbook of house designs I drew up when I was 10.
Modular Contemporary Dollhouse.
Anna Pfeiffer, an architect, and Ulrike Rumpenhors, an artist, managed to create and entirely modular dollhouse. There are even choices involved: three different room sizes, 4 wall colors and a set of stairs. They also offer a Suitcase Kit – wooden box that comes with two small rooms, a medium size room, a salon and stairs. They also offer modern furniture for decorating as well as dolls to live there. You can pick up your own at Hase Weiss, a Berlin-based kids toy and furniture company. (Thanks, Nesting!)

Constantine Dollhouse.
Designer Jeanette Domeisen went a different route with her Constantine Dollhouse design. Slightly more simplistic, but equally imaginative. The houses are handmade with plywood and Unica wallpaper. You can even make special color requests. They’re up for grabs at Kidsmodern.


M is For Modern.

I rarely post about childrens’ products, but every once in a while something comes along that makes me stop and say (sometimes outloud) “why didn’t I think of that” or “wish I had that when I was a kid.” Besides that, I’ve got a couple of new(ish) munchkins in my life via my best friends.

The M is for Modern Alphabet flashcards by Jargon Boy are a pocketful of genius. Coolness in a box. A Mid-Century Modern education in 26 easy lessons. Or a way to keep your kids busy. Forget A is for Apple. B is for Bauhaus is where it’s at. Check them out at Uncommon Goods.