Local graphic designer Karyn Denten, who came to my attention because of her adorable robot series, creates hand-drawn prints and note cards that are kid-friendly and suitable for framing. (Not to mention an affordable way to outfit a nursery or playroom.) Take a peek at a sampling of her work below and buy through Den10Studio.com or in [...]
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Not all kids go for the spooky side of Halloween. (I, for one, still would rather have a root canal than ever step foot into a haunted hause.) So here are some fun Halloween items that celebrate the sweeter side of a sometimes sinister holiday. Skull cookie jar, $12.99, available at Cost Plus World Market [...]
Only the most precocious child has an awareness of pop art, but I’m betting most like a comic book when they see one. To celebrate the Roy Lichtenstein exhibit, The Art Institute has set up a “dot bot” that transforms your Web cam image into a dott-ified (my word, I’m sure the culturati would not [...]
Summer is winding down (well, publishing industry-wise, if not weather-wise), so the August issue of Chicago magazine is on newsstands now. And that means (drumroll) The Best of Chicago issue is here. I was charged with writing and researching the kiddie categories this year, so I thought you might like to check out the shops, [...]
Tuesday feels like a good day for shameless self-promotion. Bump Club and Beyond hosts its New Mom’s Brunch on July 22nd from 10 a.m. to noon at Bubbles Academy, with a panel of mom bloggers that includes yours truly, Rebecca Little, of Pinwheel Chicago. Other bloggers include writers from On the Go Chicago, Wee Windy [...]
Leave it to the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, 312-280-2660) to combine lazy days at the pool with delicious sweets. The Donut Pool Float, designed by Steve Wampold, sells for $24.
You gotta love the simplicity of the marketing for Hip Huts—”You’re hip. You need a hut.” Try arguing with that logic. An Ohio mom of two creates these adorable teepee-inspired play tents for kids, which fold down like umbrellas for easy storage when play time is over. Styles range $135 to $155, with an additional [...]
As a special gift to my readers, I am going to forgo any Leap Day puns and just cut straight to the sale listings. You’re welcome. Happy Leap Day! •Take an extra 20 percent off any one item at My Sister Kate (48 S. Washington St., Hinsdale, 630-986-5866) through Feb. 29th. •Guys and Co. (827 [...]
Today’s post: Shameless self-promotion. Many thanks to Chicago Parent for featuring Pinwheel in the March 2012 issue! Click here to read or check out the full text below. Hooray! PinwheelChicago helps moms shop better By Danielle Braff Two-year-old Alex, of Park Ridge, has to be the luckiest little boy in the world. After all, his mom, [...]