Keep your spot with these super-cute DIY bookmarks by Mollie Johanson. They come in stylish pencil, band-aid, pickle, bacon, and ruler varieties. Just print, cut-out, and use flexible magnetic tape for the holding action. Step-by-step instructions here.
Friends With You is magical. As a Miami-based artist collaborative, FWY creates everything from illustrations to full-hotel-room designs, mall installations, video, air balloons, animation, and playgrounds. I’ve admired FWY since I saw their toys at the NY Kid Robot store – the simple shapes and bright colors drew my eye instantly. I have their soft hardcover book (Friends With You Have Powers!) and flipping through its glossy pages lifts my mood every time (it’s artsy enough to be an adult book.. with a vibrant, kid-like cover, of course). Hotel FOX in Denmark is also worth checking out for full rooms designed by FWY and many other talented artists.
Here are some of my favorite for-purchase items:
Meomi is probably most widely known for designing the cutest Olympic mascots ever, but the artistic duo (Vicki Wong and Michael Murphy) is responsible for an impressive array of sugary-sweet illustrations. Their fun flashy website has wallpapers and icons for download. Particularly cute is a series of books titled ‘The Octonauts’ – you can buy them from Amazon.com by clicking below ($12.44 each):