I've had some experience creating kid's hospitals, But this is amazing! This is why details matter. You can't help but feel better. Bravo to London Royal Children's Hospital. This is some royal treatment. Please read the details on the fabulous site, www.boredpanda.com. Oh, and now I think I'm developing a rash...and an odd scar on my forehead.
During his single days, Ethan would literally swing from the chandeliers. Elves are crazy! Just to prove my point, I have searched high and low to find out what some of the boldest and most playful elves have been up to. And let me just say, shelves are almost never where you find them. This is my top 20 favorites…the finale of which is our own, reliable guy, Ethan. Twinkle, you’ve made him a new man.
Usually seen in hard-core black dress and white make-up, the true Goth does not conjure up the traditional, stereotypical vision of family. But there is a richness and conviction in Gothic style that holds real beauty. And at Juvenile Hall Design, we celebrate individuality and creative expression.
Since it is the week of Halloween, a favorite of Gothic Culture, it’s the perfect time to try it on for size.
Now THIS, is so Tessellating!!
If any of my newer readers did not get to view it, we previously posted that hounds tooth, a pattern known as tessellation, can actually stimulate parts of the brain for learning. ProjectUnderblog.com, in their series “31 days, 31 voices” chose Juvenilehalldesign.com to be it’s voice, this October 14th. Thank you, Project Underblog!
With the new school year, there is a whole new selection of classes and activities for kids to consider. Sports, music, art, horse back riding, dance, cooking; the list goes on and on. My kids tend to go for more of the musical and dramatic side of activities. With just musical instruments alone, we have gone through the violin, the ukulele, two guitars and the piano. Since kids do tend to be a bit fickle, we have chosen to rent a few of them. But with a piano, that can be a little more difficult.
Sherri Kuhn is a freelance writer who knows her stuff. A mom with teenage children, she has learned that one key to motherhood is not taking it all so seriously. Her blog, “Old Tweener…between changing diapers and wearing them” is chock full of humble lessons on the roller coaster ride of motherhood. In a recent freelance piece for SheKnows.com, Sherri took a look at the DIY design world and in doing so, kept it real for the people who might feel a little intimidated about giving it a go.
How can you not have a sense of humor when grabbing the knob on this bathroom door? I did suggest that we make it buzz and send a little shock through the hand of the visitor. But I was unfortunately out-voted on that one.
Board games, despite the digital revolution, are still a popular way to bring a family together. They are a universal language of sorts. Many of the classic game boards have such iconic imagery, no titles are even necessary. The inspirations for our eccentric bathroom were Monopoly, Chute & Ladders, Candyland & Operation.
This family of 5 with three kids under the age of seven wanted to renovate their kid’s bathroom. It was a large box with very little character; and some of the most boring tile I’ve seen in a while. The budget for such an overhaul just wasn’t available at the time. But they hated having a bathroom that felt more like a locker room at the town YMCA. So as Simon Doonan would suggest, we went for some eccentricity.
I wonder if kids would be more willing to take a shower if you offered them $200 for passing “Go!”
Having been so busy doing design concept work, I have laid off the blog for a few days. I’m awake half the night, take a few catnaps during the day…actually, I’ve barely showered all week! So it got me thinking, as I sit in my little funk, about some funky juvenile shower curtains. Now these weren’t specifically designed for kids. But they have a certain whimsy mixed with a bit of edge.
In all of the years I have designed rooms, designing a tree to cascade over a bed or crib is by far my most requested design. There is something really magical about the illusion of sleeping in the forest of a fairytale or magic garden. Breaking the boundaries of the interior by incorporating the walls and ceiling of a room is very powerful…especially when the child who sleeps under it is 3 feet tall.