You Might Also Like: Introducing Art in a Pediatric ICU + Maternity Wings

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A rundown of what we're doing,
watching, reading, coveting.
Here's what's got our attention this week.

  • I’m a big fan of outdoor gear company Patagonia for their high quality goods, product lifetime guarantee and commitment to sustainable resources. They recently came out with a new initiative, Worn Wear, where they remake clothes from old clothes. Within Worn Wear is their ReCrafted line which I’d love to see branch out a bit more in design. I’m drawn to the more patchwork-y stuff they’re doing, but I’d love to see even more of this patchwork style applied to their classic shapes. Their prints are so busy, but I might get behind them a bit more in patchwork form. I could see a whole line just for kids - repurposed patchwork fleece jackets and windbreakers? So cute! Speaking of kids- their kids stuff on here is worth looking through for a good deal! 

  • I know I’ve mentioned the work of RxART before, but it’s too good not to mention again. They commission contemporary artists to transform sterile healthcare facilities into engaging and inspiring environments full of beauty, humor, and comfort. Their latest collaboration is with a favorite artist of mine, Jonas Wood, who designed the curtains in the Pediatric ICU at Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC. “In the crowded, impersonal space of any hospital, privacy curtains often provide the only available respite. Wood’s drawings have the power to transport, to divert and to create a new experience within a space full of uncertainty.” 

  • My friend Erin Jang is one of the most creative people I know. She has a new book coming out that parents and kids fill in together. It’s called You, Me, We! and it’s available for pre-order now! For anyone local, Erin + her sweet son Miles will be at my favorite children’s book store, Stories Bookshop, this Sunday at 10:30am sharing their favorite activities from the book and doing some Valentine’s crafts! I so wish I could be there, but we’ll be at a trade show. Erin is a crafting genius–GO!

  • Such a beautiful and simple gift for the entertainer. 

  • I didn’t switch OBs during this pregnancy, even though we moved (our hospital in Manhattan feels close enough relative to other women’s commutes to their own in the city with cross town traffic, etc), but a friend sent this to me recently, and it really makes you wonder why ALL maternity wards aren’t like this. Good lighting, nutritious snacks, smart TV, and most importantly NO room sharing ever with a designated place for dad to sleep… Shouldn’t these things be common sense by now ? And some of these features don’t even require construction--such little changes could go such a long way. 

  • Did you know that we have a Pinterest board that highlights all the products we talk about in these links ?? So if you ever think of something we’ve mentioned that you wish you clicked through to, you can of course find it on the blog, but perhaps easier to find it visually on Pinterest. Same goes for our gift guides, and mom specific finds + ideas. 

 

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