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modern tots


d*s reader, jason passed this site on to me and i'm so glad he did. i just love furniture and design for children.



moderntots is an online, brooklyn-based (yay!) children's design boutique that was created in 2005 to, "let a new standard of style into kids' rooms". moderntots believes, "the simplicity and elegance of modern design that we buy for ourselves is perfectly suited to the space in which children eat, sleep, wash and play. our mission is to seek out where these exceptional furnishings are being created and to find ways to bring them to you. we network with artists and designers with the highest standards of quality, style and originality...all of the products offered at moderntots are practical, well-crafted, and genuinely beautiful."



the products at moderntots are outstanding- grouped into categories, as well as by age (infant-teen), the collection is full of all sorts of fun accessories, great new storage options and fuzzy rugs to nap on. my favorites are: big bang/little bang lights, cromosomo j storage box, mox and box, mox box, the fuji toy box, cojines (LOVE IT!), the squat bench, iball chair, the boo rack and the topissimo rug. more information and the whole collection right here. enjoy!



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I love it! (the "baby box" is great!) As a stylish mother of a stylish toddler, I am sick of what's typically offered for kids rooms. So, I really appreciate companies like this and Sparkability.

However, WHEN will someone come out with some reasonably priced items for "normal" (not rich) families?? I would love to get Jack a little, comfortable chair for our living room. You know what's out there? SpongeBob and Dora chairs!!! I find subjecting your child to such hideousness to be cruel. BUT, I can't find any options within a reasonable price range. I was actually considering buying a SpongeBob chair and re-upolstering it to coordinate with our living room (kind of "west elm" looking.)

Oh well. I know this is not a new problem. I've heard you and many others rant about the lack of good, truly affordable design. I guess we just need to be creative!

have a great day!

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For example... (rant continuted..) The Boopop table on their site. Great idea, yes. $2020???? No way! I bought a low table at Target a few years ago (part of their dorm/back to school stuff.... which was how I decorated jack's nursery...looks awesome) for about $20. It has a great modern look with metal legs that fold under for storage!

Anyway, I guess there is great stuff out there (I heart Target!) but it's not always marketed for babies and kids.

Ok, I'm done.


2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No kidding... why pay a lot of money for something a kid is going to grow out of in a few years (and in the meantime, probably destroy)??

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's true, most things that are available right now for kids and are considered "good designs" are very expensive. Most of which are manufactured by small mom and pop shops, parents/designers
who are trying to bring something better to this market.
Small production is very expensive and drives the retail price up.
Hopefully as the interest grows these companies will be able to find ways to increase their production and lower their cost.
I have learned this the hard way through my experience with my own company for kids furniture and my retail store.

Have a great Day!


4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great site! We really like what they are doing, and the mix that they present. We really like the Seed light and the mox and box. Great job moderntots!

John from Velocity Art And Design

11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. This site is very expensive and not for normal (rich) kids. I like David Nhetto's (sp?) children's furniture more but its in the same price range. I don't have kids yet but when I do (hopefully soon!) I'll be buying from ikea, pottery barn kids and target.

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting discussion. At first, I thought it was great that someone created such unique pieces for children, but then everyone made the point that these are kids we're dealing with. Maybe this furniture more appeals to the PARENTS, who wish they had this cool furniture when they were kids. Still, beautiful stuff, even if not exactly "realistic" for the average kid who draws with his crayon on everything.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks snobbish

8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They, Modern Tots, have such a great variety of beautiful furniture and great gift ideas. We are expecting our 2nd child this January and I love their gift registry: www.moderntots.com/go_play/giftregs.php

4 years ago when we had our first son there was very little quality, hip childerns furniture out there, it's a wonderful website. Is there any word on them opening a store.


7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

overpriced & boring!

all this originality in design is becoming so unoriginal!

my daughter would prefer a cinderella chair over a hard Argington chair anyday.....please!

Give us a break! this stuff is for .0001% of the population.

10:52 PM  

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