In my recent review of what’s mod-new at some of the major retailers, I didn’t forget to check the kids’ section. So I headed over to The Land of Nod (owned by the same folks that do Crate and Barrel and CB2) to see what I could find. And hey, even if you don’t have a child to buy for, the kiddie section tends to have more vibrant options — so if colorful decor is your thing, why not use these finds anywhere in the house?
Who doesn’t love the Pokey Little Puppy? It is a classic children’s book that has been a favorite for decades, and now you can decorate with bedding and pillows printed with the book’s classic illustrations. Oh, and if you are a fan of the Shy Little Kitten, Saggy Baggy Elephant, or Tawny Scrawny Lion instead, The Land of Nod has a whole collection of goodies based on Classic Little Golden Books.
This adorable, scalloped wall shelf comes in three colors — white, gold and pink — and would be a lovely platform to showcase a collection of vintage goodies in a kid’s room — or some vintage salt and pepper shakers in the kitchen or vintage head vases in a bathroom. These are powder-coated iron — 16″ wide, 6″ deep — and can hold up to 25 lbs. Very versatile, these!
We’ve written about Charley Harper extensively here on Retro Renovation — and The Land of Nod has several new children’s books showcasing his art with subjects including colors, the alphabet, counting, coloring, stickers and ‘Birds and Words.’
This series of four stuffed animals based on Charley Harper illustrations are just so cute! Choose from a pair of Koalas, a Snake, an Armadillo and his well-known red Cardinal.
This colorful clock has a starburst shape that makes it feel midcentury. The inset colors for each number are playful and fun, and this clock can be used as a learning tool to teach children numbers, colors and how to tell time. Sounds like a win-win to me!
The Land of Nod has a great variety of cute throw pillows right now, and this sunny, round, colorful pillow reminds me of something that would have been found in a girl’s room in the 60s flower power days.
It would be impossible to frown if this happy little sun night light were smiling at you! The cute, simplistic style of this light reminds me of something Alexander Girard might have designed.
8. Wild Excursion Lion Bedding and Pillow
The simple, bright orange, lion designs on this bedding remind me of some crazy colorful funky chicken sheets designed by Scuda that I had as a kid — originally my mom’s from the 1960s. I loved those sheets, and in fact, still have them today, there’s just something about a brightly colored animal on bedding that always makes me smile.
9. Satellite Pendant
Aww look, its a mini sputnik style light for the kiddos! How could I resist?
I already expressed my love for the adult-sized version of this chair, available via CB2, but the kid-sized version — so cute!