Entries Tagged as 'Baby'

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Welcome to my home! My baby-proof styling and nursery

Last month, I had the opportunity to share some scenes from my home with the wonderful Camille Styles. Photographed by Maria del Rio, we showed a few areas that are fully styled, and yet fully kid-friendly. I want my daughter to fit into my life, rather than the other way around — in the best possible way. (Keeping [...]

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Favorites: Sun + Dotter edition

It was a treat to be featured in Jeanne Chan’s Playdate series on Shop Sweet Things. Jeanne, Eva Kolenko and I took our little ones on a picnic in Alamo Square Park. I was there, and Eva’s photos still make me want to be there. I’m amazed she got so many great shots of Viv, because I swear all Viv [...]

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Introducing my newest project: Sun + Dotter, curation and styling for design-conscious parents

    I’ve been hard at work, friends! And today, with the launch of Sun + Dotter, it all pays off. When I was pregnant a year and a half ago, I was so overwhelmed by baby gear. I was determined to buy products that fit the style of my home (rather than filling it with [...]

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Q&A with new baby brand KinderStuff: “We have solved the problem that kids grow but clothes don’t”

  Welcome to the next generation of organic kid’s clothes. This spring marked the U.S. launch of KinderStuff, an innovative U.S.-German line of baby and kid’s clothing. Several things make KinderStuff different: Not only are all items organic and ethically produced, but like Warby Parker and Everlane, they sell exclusively through their own online store, avoiding [...]

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

For Mother’s Day, 24 kid-tested, mother-approved spots in the Bay

I’m a Refinery29 “cool mom” today! Sharing three of my favorite Bay Area picks for kids. Tantrum in Cole Valley, Fairyland in Oakland and the kid’s section at Cotton Sheep in Hayes Valley made my list. I can’t wait to check out new spots from the eight other moms featured. Refinery29′s BEST kid-tested, mother-approved spots [...]

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Once upon a time at Children’s Fairyland

“As miniature and uncynical as a toddler’s beating heart” — yes, that’s Fairyland! (As described by San Francisco Magazine.) Last week, my friend Dionne and I took our toddlers to Children’s Fairyland in Oakland, and there was so much to love. I only found out about this place about a month ago, but as a [...]

Saturday, April 27th, 2013


Every Friday, my favorites from the past week.  INBOX ZERO! Last Friday I hit Archive on thouuuusands of emails in my nightmare of an Inbox. And over the past week I’ve totally kept up with new stuff. It makes me feel so much more in control. I’ve historically been awful at responding to emails and [...]

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Happy Earth Day

  Enjoy the earth today! Matching stripes optional. (See more matching parents and babies on my incognito Tumblr, Mini Moi!)

Friday, April 19th, 2013


Every Friday, my favorites from the past week. Boston, my thoughts and prayers are with you.  The best use I’ve ever seen of recycled denim: Scandanavian-inspired rag rugs! By Nudie Jeans in collaboration with their Turkish organic denim supplier Bossa. The limited-edition rugs are available for $599 at the brand’s concept stores, the only U.S. [...]

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

How having a baby turned from alarming to amazing: My thoughts in Cosmo & Lean in

Read the rest at LeanIn.org, or in the May issue of Cosmo. This month, it’s an honor to share my story in Cosmo (!), thanks to the invitation to write a story for Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In. (If you’re visiting from either, welcome!) Since Viv entered my life, I’ve considered so many new business opportunities and [...]

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Wooden alphabet blocks & toddler crayons

I really love the colors in these two sets. I’ve gone anything-but-primary with the color palette of Viv’s room (which is inspired mostly by ethnic textiles), and these toys are the perfect complement. The blocks are by Janod Toys: Kubix 40 Letters and Numbers Blocks ($25). Designed and manufactured in France for the past 40 years, [...]

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Overall, I love my new overalls

In January, I splurged on a pair of overalls. Overalls! And oh how I love them. They’re from Topshop’s Made in Britain line, complete with a tag hand-initialed by their maker. They are 100% wool and fit wonderfully. I first wore them the day I spoke at Alt. (This lace top was perfect for a speaking [...]

Monday, March 25th, 2013

New in the pop-up shop: Infant Montessori toys

When Viv was tiny, I searched online many times for developmental toys that would help her become a genius. I was so happy to find these simple wooden toys made according to the Assistant to Infancy Montessori training for ages 0 to 3. Not only are they beautiful, but the grasping beads were my daughter’s [...]

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Beautiful Baby Essentials: Clothes, Toys & Gear That Don’t Sacrifice Style

Next month, I’ll be teaching my first Skillshare class on this topic! On Thursday, April 4, at my house in San Francisco. How this came about: When I was pregnant with Viv, I had a hard time navigating the whole new world of baby products. All the brands were new to me, and the stuff [...]