A Butterfly Stool to go with the Nurseryworks rocker:

This little maple stool was designed by the Japanese designer Sori Yanagi in the mid 1950s. It's made from two identical molded plywood forms held together with a simple stretcher. Best of all, it can be used as an ottoman, a seat or a table.


Villa Sibi modernist doll house:

This Miesian dollhouse is from Sirch, a German toy company, which is my new favorite company ever. The house has Plexiglass doors, a large deck, an indoor-pool house and beech-wood custom furniture. I wish I could live in it. It even has the coolest minimalist shower. Future baby is definitely getting this!
Desu 1-Line Spice Rack:

I spotted this clever use of steel at the Brooklyn Designs show earler this month. Desu Design began as an LA-based architectural metals shop but it seems they've relocated to Brooklyn (very smart of them). I'm glad they're here, because I think this is one of the most ingenious spice racks I've seen. The cute spice jars are include, and I really love the spot for the vinegar bottle (I choose to ignore the fact that the website says it's intended for olive oil). I really wish we had more wall space in our kitchen— this will have to wait for another home.


Lawson-Fenning NurseryWorks rocking chair:

I saw this rocker online last week at Zac and Zöe (which offers free shipping!) and thought it was pretty nice. Then Bri and I saw it at Nest, a cute home goods store in Park Slope, this weekend and I liked it even more in person.
It may win out over the Womb chair for baby needs. You have a choice of fabric and leg material.

I opt for the slate microsuede and light birch legs. Of course.


Rosendahl stackable wine rack:

We haven't been able to find a wine rack that works in our new kitchen and we've taken to just storing all our wine in the ridge (it is all white, after all). However, whenever we get a FreshDirect order, our fridge gets too stuffed for anything extra to fit. So, I think it's time for us to get a wine rack.
This stainless steel one from Rosendahl, a Danish company that focuses on good design, can be mounted to the wall. Perfect for our small kitchen.


Angela Adams Islands rug:

A possibility for our bedroom. Or maybe the baby nook. It's also available in a "moonstone" colored background. For once I'm not sure which one I like better.
Kerberos wall door stop:

Another find from Oriac, a stainless steel and rubber doorstop that goes on the wall to protect it from banging door handles. This would look much better in our living room than the ugly one we have now. And Bri, it costs less than $25!


Flensted Symphony in 3 Parts Mobile:

Flensted mobiles have been made in Denmark (where mobile-making is a traditional craft) by the Flensted family since 1954. They make amazing abstract models along with cutesy baby-type ones, all of which are created so that the elements are in constant motion while the entire mobile maintains a harmonic balance. Of course I prefer the abstract ones for the future bambino. I think "Symphony in 3 Parts" is elegant, but will also look good from below. I'm also a fan of their "Turning Leaves" model. My two favorites come in black and white, which at the time Calvin was born was thought to be the most visually stimulating for infants. Now they've come up with research that says babies are stimulated by bright colors more. Good thing we painted the wall and ceiling of the baby nook a brilliant sea blue.
Atacio Umbrella stand:

I am sick and tired of all our umbrellas falling out of the coat closet anytime I grap my yoga bag out from the corner. I've seen several umbrella racks that I thought would work out in the hallway of the building but this stainless steel one from Oriac is my favorite. Now we just need to make sure we won't get in trouble for putting something outside our door and creating a hire hazard.