This year, delight your pals with a present you created yourself or gift them with materials for handiwork-to-be. It doesn't take much to get making! Here's a few of my tried-and-true faves and a few from the wishlist.
A doll's dream house doesn't have to be all fussy pink plastic decor, as proven by this bold red and blue cardboard abode. Easy to assemble, tote around, and even customize with crayons, the on-the-go MobileHome just might be exactly what Barbie's looking for. Available for purchase from ModernKid.
We Friday Found these crocheted cushions a few days ago but can't stop thinking about how darn good they'd look on the sofa, propped up on the bed, or tossed onto an easy chair. Textile designer Karen Barbé uses 100% wool to make the pillows, which manage to strike just the right balance between bold modern color and design, and crafty antique flair.
These cotton twill accent pillows from Boodalee have a different pattern on either side. Toss them on your toddler's bed and she can do her own little redocorating by simply flipping the cushion when the mood strikes.
Sometimes you don't need a purse, or man bag, or backpack, or any other kind of bulky carry-all to weigh you down when you walk out the door. Sometimes you just want to slip a little something in your pocket, and this iMojito is quite a cool little polyeurethane number for your iPhone, credit cards, and a bit of cash to make it through the day.
There's a certain little rush that comes when a product happens to combine a couple of your favorite things into one cool treat. Take this biscuit greeting card from the always-on-point Japanese d-bros: It looks like a cookie but it's a paper greeting card. So. Good. Take a pen to the "icing" and send it to a sweetie.