We recently stayed at the super cute Hotel Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and they had a collection of these very cool, sturdy bean bags, from Sitting Bull. They come in great muted colors, which make them seem like they can live outside of a kid’s bedroom, and the more structured shape […]

dewey house

Our dear friends Dewey and Stephanie Nicks, frequent contributors to Momfilter, had their home featured in the August 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living. We are so inspired by it, and wanted to make sure you saw it. Here is part of the story, and go to the Martha link for the rest. “In lieu of a […]

walsh dining room

I met my friend Anna and her daughter Poppy at an early childhood family education class in Minneapolis when my daughter Mia was 6 months old. One day, in response to a bunch of first-time mom chatter surrounding sleep training and whether it was humane, Anna spoke up: “You know, after months of no sleep, […]

ikea rug

For whatever reason, the IKEA website is never quite up-to-date or comprehensive enough for us. It requires moms in the field to keep us abreast of what’s new and great at our favorite emporium. I just saw this cute rug for just $39! And it’s one of the good ones with the high-knot count. Plush […]

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Reader Kim Wilson sent us in these pictures of this art wall/door they put in their house. It’s fantastic! “My husband is a set designer—he works in fashion and production. Coming home and building a wall isn’t exactly what he considers a day off. But when some friends of ours were coming to visit and […]


We love these wall stickers from The Alphabet City by artist, educator, and mom, Joanne Dugan. The letters come directly from her work–namely, the letters on signs and graffiti that she documented throughout the city. While they are great on their own, we like the secondary message they telegraph—that we can find beauty right under our […]


Yes, we’ve all heard, or said ourselves—”I made a crib out a dresser drawer” or “just give the baby a box to play with, it’s all he wants to play with anyway!”  Sometimes a desperate move turns into a genius solution. Crystal Flynt has a beautiful shop, Bon Boutique, in Tucson, which she owns with her […]

spiral opener momfilter

I saw this fantastic pouf at my friend Stephanie’s house. I was sure it would be way out of my budget until she told me where it (and her incredibly cool waste bin) came from—the Spiral Foundation, an organization that promotes craftspeople and artisans in developing countries by providing financial, technical, and managerial aid.  Everything—bins, napkin […]

momfilter rory evans home toddler office

We recently slightly downsized from a small apartment to a tiny apartment, just as our daughter had learned to walk and talk and get interested in activities other than lying on her back and babbling to her toes. With these new activities and interests came a growing pile of toys and dolls and crap, which […]


I recently met Jane d’Haene and her beautiful family randomly on a beach in Mexico. We were both in Mayakoba for winter break with our families when I first spotted her adorable 4-year-old daughter, Anais, who was wearing a fantastic liberty print romper. ( I also clocked mom’s effortlessly chic style.) I asked Jane where […]

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