Monday, September 22nd, 2014

If you’re in Toronto the next few months check out the exhibition This Is Not A Toy, guest curated by music and fashion mogul Pharrell Williams. It’s also the first time for coveted artists, Brooklyn’s KAWS and Japan’s Takashi Murakami, to show their work in a design museum. On view from February 7 until May [...]

Like pop art? Want something different to decorate the walls? Juicycanvas.com lets you customize with a few clicks the artwork shown on the site. Colors can be changed and artwork can be rotated, resized and repositioned. All of the pieces are then made available for purchase on a stretched canvas or fine art print. Kids [...]

Today’s giveaway is your own custom book at Blurb! Create affordable, gorgeous, high-quality books using the user-friendly site. You decide what to create and Blurb provides the free easy-to-use tools and templates blurb.com.  Reasonably priced starting at just $10, you can transform your photos and comments into professional, bookstore-quality showpieces that will be treasured forever. [...]

Grandparents Day (Yes, there is a day!)  is September 9 and Pottery Barn Kids is hosting the following in -store activities. ·          September 3-7, Pottery Barn Kids stores will feature a PBK © Grandparents letter-writing station. Kids will be encouraged to write a personal letter of appreciation and Pottery Barn Kids will even mail it [...]

Liberty Bottleworks is launching a new line of 16 oz. kids bottles, and to celebrate the new kid-specific design, the company is hosting a Back to School Art Contest to give one aspiring artist a chance for their work to be featured on a limited edition Liberty bottle. The Back to School Art Contest began [...]

Okay, I’m a Stephen Joseph fan now! Their products for children are fun, colorful and bright. My son got the Stephen Joseph Sketch Pad ($10) recently. Perfect for road trips or to take on the plane – this pad includes six crayons and plenty of white pages (100 pages to be exact) to keep busy. [...]

It’s the 50th anniversary of the classic Etch-A-Sketch toy and what better way than to celebrate than with Glow Sketch ($14.99)! Founded n 1960, the Etch-A-Sketch is just as popular now as it was half a century ago, and the Ohio Art Company has sold more than 150 million units to date. I played around with the classic [...]

Online children shop Mason & Matisse is offering Mogul Baby readers 20% off orders. They sell a nice selection of clothes, bath accessories, bedding, and furniture…all pleasing to the eye and functional. (One of the items available on the site is this Apple Mirror). To take advantage of the deal, just enter promo code MB20 [...]

I’m very wary about letting the kids play with markers in the house. I mean, who wants to get stuck cleaning ink off hands and furniture? However EXPO’s washable markers are different. When I got their new set, I let my son use them to draw on an EXPO Learning Board. He happily scribbled away [...]

Once in awhile it’s nice to get a physical card instead of an online one.  When I saw these 5 x 7 Mini Art Cards by The Modern Baby Company, I thought “how cute!” These can serve as a greeting card as well as a gift tag. You can also frame them for the nursery [...]

This custom made skin for my iPod touch is an actual silhouette of my daughter! Created by Simply Silhouettes, this is a digital creation that is truly unique. Personalizing on the site is easy. I just chose which options I wanted on the skin, for example colors, pattern and text, and sent a photo of [...]

Our new giveaway is a cool Standing Floor Easel by Melissa & Doug! Available at Gummylump.com, this fun offering will keep your little ones occupied for hours. The deluxe floor standing wooden easel has a chalkboard on one side and a dry erase whiteboard on the other. The easel comes complete with a plastic storage [...]

This board book called Art for Baby (published by Candlewick Press) is a wonderful collection of black and white images by contemporary artists. There are 12 simple, high-contrast artworks by artists such as Keith Haring, Julie Opie, Damien Hirst, and Gary Hume. Even if you buy this for a baby or a preschooler, you’ll want [...]

The other day I was sitting in the kitchen when an image appeared on my toast! It was no miracle, but the work of a Pop Art Toaster. The Pop Art Toaster Creative Coloring Kit ($40) is for those days when you’re stuck at home with the kids all day. It’s a toaster but you [...]

You’re probably wondering why I’m reviewing rocks. Well these colorful rocks are really crayons! What’s cool is their shape which makes it easy for little hands to grasp. Another thing about these Crayon Rocks? They are made from renewable soybeans grown in the USA. My son tested them out in his coloring book and the [...]