Design with Kids in Mind

by DIY Maven

Is kid stuff taking over your place? Do you feel as if you're living in the middle of a Toys R' Us? Does it look as if your decorator is a seven foot tall yellow bird? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, you might want to check out these very inspiring interiors from Design is Mine. They're proof that you CAN keep your stylish sensibilities while living the kid-centric life.

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Googly Eyes Clock.

by Chris Gardner

With one eye that rolls the minutes, and the other the hours, this simultaeneously bored/offended/interested/leery/tired plastic clock serves as a constant reminder of that thing they say about eyes and windows and souls. Oh, and what time it is.

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DIYable Santa-Clues

by DIY Maven

<i>Santa</i>-Clues – For proof of Santa’s visit

Do you have an offspring in the house that is having doubts about some tubby guy dressed in a red suit shimmying down fireplaces all over the world and leaving presents under Christmas trees for good boys and girls everywhere? Perhaps the little skeptic needs some clues to help extend the magic of the season.

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DIY Starscape Ceiling.

by Chris Gardner

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It's 2009, and glow-in-the-dark stick-em-up stars simply won't do any more. In the era of accessibility to LEDs, fiber optics, a quite accurate (albeit 2D) home planetarium can be had with a bit of wiring and alot of holes.

From Hack-a-Day: "[Mike Galloway] set out to install a lighted starscape in the ceiling of the baby room...This setup involves an LED based illuminator and bundles of fiber optics. [Mike] first mounted the illuminator in the...

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DIY Halloween Costumes: Start Early

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2009-09-09

The ladies are getting a jump start on Thursday nights creatively stitching up costumes for their little candy mongers. We always seem to be rushed due to so many early October high faluttin' Halloween parties these kids have to attend. My rule is that these are the ONLY kids in the enitire world wearing that costume, i.e., be an individual. 

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Jonathan Adler for...Barbie?

by Chris Gardner

One of the U.S.'s top celebrity designs has teamed up with, well, Mattel, to create a line for another U.S. fashion icon, Barbara Millicent Roberts.

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"Jonathan Adler's fresh, modern ideas about interior design have established him as a true design visionary. Introducing the Jonathan Adler Loves Barbie Doll, a modern doll embodying the Adler lifestyle brand. Stylish, adorable, and oh-so-chic, Barbie comes with miniature accessories inspired by real...

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Papercraft Owls to Download.

by Chris Gardner

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I have no idea what the going rate for actual tiny, adorable owls are, but at MidoStudio, the going rate is four for a mere £1.00. "At just £1.00 this downloadable/print-at-home-able kit means that before long you will be cutting and pasting your way to avian bliss. Simply make your purchase with paypal and you will be automatically sent the .pdf file with all 4 owl templates and instructions. The kit will be sent to your email...

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Wednesday Night Upholstery: Before and After

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2009-07-16

Classes are filling and expanding. I wish everyone could come to my home studio (basement) and learn fast and easy techniques to transform your Goodwill trashy furniture into upcycled beauties.  The new class started last night and each one brought a simple piece and a difficult piece. We got started on the easy ones first to get the feel of the tools, staple gun, and to fully understand why upholsterers charge the prices they do. Here's a perfect example of Beginner's Instant Gratification.

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Mid-Century Modern Classics...For Tots.

by Chris Gardner

Knoll Furnishings, the manufacturers of classic pieces by Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Alexander Girard, Maya Lin, and  Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (nearly all the MCM heavyweights besides the Eameses and George Nelson), is getting smaller.

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"Created for the ones we love, knoll kids™ is a collection of spirited, modern furniture scaled for a younger generation. Each piece reflects our belief in the utility of modern design and commitment to...

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ATTENTION Curbly Users! Inspire Me :)

created at: 2009-04-24

My son is five, almost six. His room is very small, about 100 sq. ft at best, with a teeny tiny closet. As frequent a Googler as I am, I cannot seem to pull any inspiration for decorating a boys room. Girls rooms, SURE! Tons of ideas, color pallettes, and frilly accessories. But it seems like the only way to vamp a boys room is by picking a theme. He loves dinosaurs, creatures and camo. The bedding/curtain set is new and I'd like to work with...

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New! Planets Baby Mobile!

by Frithmobiles


created at: 07/19/2010


As nicely reviewed in The Daily Candy, this new baby mobile is getting some great attention!  A glow in the dark planet mobile designed and made by Julie Frith. Done similar to an Alexander Calder styled mobile form with linking balanced arms, this is a new look with a traditional art flair.  The planets are arranged in line and constantly glide, slowly moving with the air currents.  Hang under a center room ceiling light, this will become the...

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Clothes Pin Lamp

by Lilybee

Over a Readymade they have instructions for this interesting lamp. It might be equally at home over at weebabystuff as it's creator was inspired by the idea of diapers hanging out to dry. He says that it casts baby-soothing shadows in his little girl's nursery.

created on: 09/28/08

To make it you'll need:

  • Medium-size wire tomato cage
  • Small roll of 16-gauge wire
  • Ceramic socket
  • Hose clamp
  • 3 3/4” zinc plated D-rings
  • Electrical cord (preferably clear) with...

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