These designers, bloggers, stylists, and tastemakers have mastered the art of curating cool, so we asked them (and me!) what should be on your pick-up list so you can’t mess up. Kiss buyer’s remorse goodbye.

Kids design is getting good. So good, in fact, that there are even a few things we wouldn’t mind stealing for ourselves. Parent or not, these picks are too hot to leave to the littles alone.


Kids product she’d love to steal:

I’m a sucker for a good pouf (take that however you want), even though the pouf category can be a bit predictable. But the Orchard Pouf from Land of Nod? It punched me in the face with cute at first sight. I would not hesitate to use this outside of a kid’s room. Apples are hot.

Land of Nod, $69

Bet you didn’t know that…

I’m a classically trained violinist who played for over 20 years. I also love the smell of rubber cement and gasoline.


Kids product she’d love to steal:

Admittedly, I purchased these cloud corkboards for my daughter’s room, but can you blame me for stealing them to house my office inspirations? Perfectly textured and whimsically shaped, they offer a fun take on traditional inspiration boards and – perhaps most importantly – subtly remind us to shoot for the sky.

Land of Nod, $19.95

Bet you didn’t know that…

I can’t tie my shoes! I never learned as a kid (Velcro was all the rage!) and have just sort of breezed through life without ever lacing up my sneakers. It’s a surprisingly hard skill to learn as an adult, so I just stick to knots in my Converse. Why mess up a good thing?


Kids product she’d love to steal:

The Half Karat Lamp from my Oh Joy! for Nod collection was actually designed as a piece that I want parents to want! It’s got a little bit of glam, a perfect dash of color, and looks great by my own bed, too.

Land of Nod, $35–$99

Bet you didn’t know that…

I’m a second-degree black belt and taught karate to both kids and adults during most of my high school years.