Modern Child’s Play.

Lately I’ve been noticing a trend in the design of play spaces. Namely that not all of them are horrendously designed. Some even seem as though they might mesh with the design of your own home, instead of standing in the corner like a large plastic monolith.

First up, Brinca Dada’s Emerson House. The modern dollhouse has tons of features including mitered-glass corners, two fireplaces, sliding glass doors, solar panels, and recessed LED lights. It’s also constructed using only non-toxic and lead-free wood stains and paints. A lesson in design appreciation paired with environmental responsibility. Who couldn’t get behind that?

Next are Modern Playhouse’s Wedge House and Circle House. Designed by Gitane Royce and Nisreen Witt using no flimsy parts or garish colors. Just a sustainable playhouse made from locally-sourced and recycled materials and a blank palette for the imagination.

Lastly, this pop-up playhouse called My Space designed by Liya Mairson. Perfect for small spaces with little square footage or storage, this bad boy actually folds up flat.

PS: Also check out Dave Keune’s Nina’s House – crib, playpen, storage, drawers, and changing table. An all-in-one piece with a sleek white modern look.


Happy {Easter} Weekend.

+ not one, but two ways to make chocolate Easter surprise eggs

+ loving the current trend of visually documenting a pregnancy

+ scads of April calendars to download: 1, 2, 3,

+ April’s Designer Desktop download

+ a cute Easter basket printable to stuff with treats

+ shabby-chic spring tea envelopes for your tea-loving friends

+ the Yolk Folk + the Carrot Crew Easter paper toy crafts

+ I’d love to make a batch of these Hot Cross Buns this weekend

+ a great roundup on jewelry storage for under $100

+ seed packet printables

+ spring CD sleeve and playlist to download + enjoy

+ genius DIY removable fabric wallpaper

Happy Weekend!
Happy Easter!