Monday, April 30, 2012

Fun Inspiration: Rubber Ducky, You're the One

What would you do if you could?

Why not take a GIGANTIC inflatable rubber ducky and float it down a river...

Well, artist Florentin Hofman has done just that! 

Beacon Street Baby would love to see this guy floating down the Charles!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Love this: Bringing Imagination to Life!

Some companies are so great, we want to just shout our praises from the rooftops.  Child's Own Studio is just that kind of company.   Submit your child's drawing and they will literally bring it to life.  The final products are amazing: 

What joy this would bring to your little one.  Take that art work off the fridge, send it in, and soon your kids will be able to play with their imaginary friends in real life.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Update your FLOR!

Today is the grand opening of FLOR in Boston! 
Get those creative juices flowing and add a pop of color to your nursery with their modular carpet tiles!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
6:00 - 8:00PM
236 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bicycle Mama!

It's gorgeous outside...go ahead, take your little ones on a picnic!

While you're at it, save yourself some time by using Poketo's Swedish Bicycle Basket  - it easily comes off of your bicycle and turns into a shopping basket.  You can put your little one in their bike seat, put a cozy blanket in the basket, travel to the store, let your bebe help pick out food for the picnic, use the basket to carry your shopping goodies, head straight to the park and use the basket to carry your food and blanket to the perfect spot.  Sounds like a great afternoon to us!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Heirlooms in the Nursery!

We're loving these Custom Silhouette Pillows by Craftsbury Kids -they make a unique and thoughtful gift.  You simply submit a picture of your choice, select the background colors, design, the color of the silhouette, and fonts (if you choose to add a name). Voilà: a family heirloom and a gift that will never be forgotten!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bargain/Brahmin Baby: Summer Sandals

With the weather outside feeling like its summer already, its time to change out the snow boots for sandals. 

If you are willing to break the bank to dress your little ones this summer, look no further then these gladiator sandals studded with pink rhinestones by Blumarine, available for $195.00. 

For those more conservative with their checkbooks, check out these pink sandals by Zara.  Admittedly, almost $40.00 kids sandals doesn't quite qualify as cheap, but these are made of soft leather and a great option for your trendsetting tot.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Glide-A-Bye Baby!

We're loving the simple and elegant design of this Vola Glider by Monte.  The husband and wife team, Ralph and Michelle Montemurro, offer modern designs for your nursery in a range of bright colors and styles.  Monte Design Group is also committed to sustainability -so - not only will you have luxurious comfort in your little one's room -you can also feel good about lessening your impact on the environment!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Thank You Boston Marathon Supporters!

Thank you to all who supported Beacon Street Baby at the Boston Marathon Expo! 

Remember to submit photos of your little one in their Marathon gear - if its selected for the Beacon Street Baby website you'll receive a free item from our newest collection.

Best of luck to all the runners & cheers to all the spectators!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Join Beacon Street Baby to Celebrate the Boston Marathon!

Saturday April 14, 2012 we will be selling 3 unique collections,
including a limited edition 2012 Marathon print.

Come see us at B Street and Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Springtime in Paris!

We just adore the bright creations of Famille Summerbelle -they offer a range of products that we can't get enough of for the home.  The next time you have a birthday party to go to -brighten up the package with this cheerful Un Dimanche à Paris Ribbon Tape.  You could also run a strip over a blank card to sweeten up some bland card stock.  Check out their tea towels, cushions, original paper cut designs, wallpaper and their family trees! 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Countdown to Beacon Street Baby Launch!

Join Beacon Street Baby to Celebrate the 2012 Boston Marathon! 
Saturday April 14, 2012 we will be selling 3 unique collections,
including a limited edition 2012 Marathon print.
Come see us at B Street and Seaport Blvd in Boston, MA!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Love This: Modern Dollhouses by Brinca Dada

Times have changed.  No more clunky dollhouses with hodgepodge wallpaper!  New York based Brinca Dada has taken "toyhouse" designs to a new level.

Brinca Dada has created a new generation of dollhouses that are of such gorgeous design, even adults wont be able to resist. These modernist dollhouses wont be relegated to your little one's rooms, you'll want them out front and center.

Dylan House, by Brinca Dada

Bennett House, Brinca Dada

Now, those toys cant come home to an empty house... Not to worry, they even have furniture collections complete with miniature modular bookcases and platform beds. 
Maison Furniture, by Brinca Dada

Go ahead, transform that toyhouse into a bonafide dream home!

Friday, April 6, 2012

To Do List: Easter & Passover

Will you be in the Boston area this Saturday, April 7, 2012?
Here are some free activities for your little ones to celebrate both Easter and Passover. 

10:00 AM
Roslindale Egg Hunt
Adams Park in Roslindale Sq, Boston, MA
Join Mayor Menino & Mr. Bunny in finding over 5,000 eggs "hidden" throughout Rosi Square, fun activities for the whole family.

Cambridge Common Park, Cambridge, MA
Second annual Easter egg hunt, games and prizes.

11:00AM - 12:00 
Passover Stories & Crafts for ages 2 - 6
Harvard Coop
1400 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

Have a Sweet & Snuggly Easter!

Babies don't eat chocolate bunnies...they snuggle sweet, soft ones like this Buddy Blanket from Bunnies by the Bay -you can even tuck a carrot rattle into the Easter basket to give it that special touch.  Their snuggly fabrics and whimsical designs will delight your little one!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Too Good Not to Share: Free Number Set Printables

Number Prints by The Handmade Home
Forget about one fish, two fish.  How about 1 birdcage, 2 vintage cars and 3 Airstreams? Sure, but only if you follow it with 4 pinwheels, 5 teapots and 6 spring chickadees! 

Head over to The Handmade Home where fresh colorful ideas abound, and download your free set of number prints.  These cheery prints are great not only for decor on your wall, but also could be laminated and used as flash cards for your little ones.

The Roarrrr of Winter is Almost Gone!

It's still a bit chilly out there -warm your little one's head and everyone's hearts with this Little Lion hat by Sweet Pea Toad Tots.  She has an extensive collection of unique and handmade hats for babies and toddlers

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

We Love You From Here to the Moon!

We're loving these sweet, simple prints by Hop Skip Jump Paper - whether your loved ones live across the street, state, country or on the other side of the world, these bright designs will keep them close. The fine print features local neighborhoods, but you can have it customized with some of your favorite places.   Hop Skip Jump Paper also offers sweet designs for the nursery and children's bathrooms (think: "little monkeys wash their hands").   

Monday, April 2, 2012

World Autism Awareness Day

Today is World Autism Awareness Day.  As reported in the Boston Globe, recent studies from the Center for Disease Control find a prevalence of autism in 1 of every 88 children in the United States.  Being educated on the subject can help identify and treat children on the spectrum, and can assist those not directly affected by autism understand and support our peers.

For more information on autism and World Autism Awareness Day, visit Autism Speaks.