The handcrafted look has trickled down from high-fashion runways to the kids' clothing business, turning up in catalogs like Mini Boden (boden.co.uk), where appliquéd sweaters ($54) and cords ($45) have a hippie vibe. At Garnet Hill (garnethill.com), T shirts and shoes get the appliqué treatment, and stitched slippers resemble animals ($36).
Stick 'Em Up!
Wall Freckles are a quick and clever way to decorate a child's room. These movable stickers are backed with low-tack adhesive and can be cut, colored in, layered and reused without damaging surfaces. They're available online at modernseed.com
Mini Boden corduroys and sweaters have appliquéd details, as do wool slippers from Garnet Hill
Riding In Style
Call it the Murakami effect: strollers, like Vuitton handbags, are being fashionably customized. Dutch design company Bugaboo is introducing a line of limited-edition strollers by Dutch fashion designers. The first edition, by Bas Kosters, comes in a series of 1,000. At $1,950 apiece, it's like buying art. bugaboo-by.com
When Swedish furniture giant Ikea asked 28 designers to come up with new products, they produced all kinds of ideas, including the ultimate couch-potato pillow. Designer Maria Vinka was inspired by the idea of burying her feet in a pile of pillows to keep them warm. Just don't jump up to answer the phone.