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name:mod*mom
occupation:full-time mom + wife
interests:mod, modern, futuristic + space-age design, technology, music, books, blogs + adventures
resides:sixties vintage prefab in silicon valley between yahoo + google since summer 2005, but we lived in a tiny apartment in oakland,ca before that
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2.27.2007

mod*mom giveaway

modernnursery is sponsoring my 3rd giveaway with a 2007 boon highchair!
i LOVE modernnursery's online shop + products + i LOVE boon products!

the 2007 boon flair highchair isn't available until may + modernnursery has "an enormous list of customers that have purchased the chair in advance"
email me the answer to the question "what is modernnursery's mission?" email me the answer before midnight, march 15th. i'll pick a random winner + modernnursery will mail the prize to the winner when they're available.
(tip: the answer is on modernnursery)

by ~mod*mom~ at 27.2.07 © 7 comments











mod*mom giveaway :: george nelson zoo timer clock 1965
sparkability :: better things for babies + kids is sponsoring my 2nd contest!
i love sparkability's products , especially these classic george nelson 1965 design zoo timer clocks
talulah the tucan, omar the owl, fernando the fish + elihu the elephant, reissued by vitra.
to win a george nelson zoo timer, email me the answer to the question "what year did sparkability open for business?" before midnight, march 5th.
i'll pick a random winner + sparkability will mail the prize to the winner.
(hint: the answer is on sparkability.net)

congratulations andrea in massachusettes who chose omar the owl!

by ~mod*mom~ at 27.2.07 © 4 comments


2.26.2007

boon :: innovations for modern parents is sponsoring my 1st giveaway!!!
i LOVE boon products + asked them if they'd donate a product to a reader who answers a question about boon + they offered 3!!! the award winning frogpod, flo + bath goods :) the question is, "what is the meaning of boon?" comment below or email me before sunday, march 4th at midnight.
i'll pick a random winner +
boon will mail the 3 prizes to the winner.
(tip: the answer is on booninc.com)

update: congratulations cosima in belgium!

by ~mod*mom~ at 26.2.07 © 5 comments


2.25.2007

BH&G Gifts... Dollhouse, originally uploaded by ctb59.

better homes + gardens :: diy gifts 1972 :: i LOVE this modern dollhouse!


by ~mod*mom~ at 25.2.07 © 6 comments


2.24.2007








we took mod*tot ice skating at
berkeley iceland before it closes in march.
mod*opa won the 2007 u.s. short track speedskating master's champion title friday in cleveland, ohio! yay! he's also the california state masters champion. he's been speedskating at berkeley iceland since 1968 when he immigrated with his parents from holland. he met mod*pop's mom at berkeley iceland. (i had my 6th birthday party there) + we spent several nights a week skating there for many years while mod*pop trained for the 1990 + 2002 winter olympics, so we're sad berkeley iceland will close forever march 31st, unless it's somehow saved. saveberkeleyiceland.org has received $500,000 in donations + several million dollars from the city to purchase the 1940 built rink, which has been registered as a historic site, but they need more donations or the largest ice sheet west of the mississippi will melt away.

i met my husband at a short track speedskating club session in 1994 :)
his 2002 olympic training team mate apolo ohno is going to be on dancing with the stars airing march 17th!!! he's a break dancer! go apolo!!!

by ~mod*mom~ at 24.2.07 © 1 comments


2.23.2007

mod*tot did wonderfully on her 1st day of nursery school! she was very enthusiastic + friendly + eagerly participated in all the activities offered. i got to accompany her since it was her 1st day. the school is part of the psychology department of a prestigious university (i apologize for bragging, but i'm ecstatic she's at my dream school for her + soooo grateful i'm alive to see her beginning her formal education + i'm well enough to participate :)

1st she painted "a painting", then she pretend cooked + served it to a baby doll + me + her, next she "washed" the dishes,then she helped with making "thunder cake" from a recipe in a book a teacher read (there are 35 students + 5 teachers with master's degrees. each teacher has 7 students that sit at their table during snack time, otherwise the teachers are stationed at activity areas + the students can choose where to spend their freeplay time). then she played outside at the little houses + garden, later she played inside with dollhouses + a set of huge blocks, then another teacher read books to the class. it was wonderful!!!!!
(mod*tot is 3 1/2 + never had a nanny, babysitter or daycare)
pic via webgirlpip

by ~mod*mom~ at 23.2.07 © 8 comments


2.21.2007

laura ljungkvist :: mod book illustrations :: follow the line through the house
sneak preview illustrations from 'follow the line: through the house' coming out in the spring, published by viking. it's the sequel to the ultra-mod 2006 picture book 'follow the line.' the museum of modern art in nyc, features laura ljungkvist art in the gift shop window displays + catalog.
via fuse8 thanks for the tip julie of children's illustration!

by ~mod*mom~ at 21.2.07 © 4 comments


2.20.2007

ginagirls mod rag dolls
via coolmompicks

by ~mod*mom~ at 20.2.07 © 3 comments


2.19.2007
sean sims :: aka doodlepappa :: contemporary kitchen illustrations coooool!
sean wrote me a lovely email this month + i followed the link to see his amazing illustrations! he's also a full time dad to 4 month old stanley.

by ~mod*mom~ at 19.2.07 © 4 comments




bloom just launched their line! do you like the bentply bouncy seat?

by ~mod*mom~ at 19.2.07 © 1 comments


2.16.2007




happy chinese new year! i love kukunest's lantern festival collection

by ~mod*mom~ at 16.2.07 © 11 comments


2.15.2007

mod*pop taught our 3 1/2 yr old mod*tot some jokes recently.
her favorite goes like this....

"how do you keep flies out of the kitchen?"










"put a pile of poop in the living room." (followed by squeals of laughter)

pic s.britt

by ~mod*mom~ at 15.2.07 © 7 comments


2.14.2007



rockmade: candy photographs by craig kanarick $850-2500

by ~mod*mom~ at 14.2.07 © 3 comments



expo lounge sent me this sweet valentine on fredflare's love stamps!

by ~mod*mom~ at 14.2.07 © 2 comments



breast cancer chemo damaged my heart + gave me heart failure
"a disorder in which the heart pumps blood inadequately, leading to reduced blood flow, back-up (congestion) of blood in the veins + lungs, + other changes that may further weaken the heart."
i'm seeing a cardiologist tomorrow. last year my heart was so weak i had a radioactive heart scan every 4 weeks + feared i'd need a heart transplant, but wouldn't qualify because i had aggressive cancer. i'm lucky that my heart is getting stronger, but a lot of people need a heart donation.

if you want to learn about heart donation, here's a website

by ~mod*mom~ at 14.2.07 © 8 comments


2.13.2007
j schatz :: egg birdfeeders are a bright reminder that spring is coming!
thanks for sending the pic jim!

by ~mod*mom~ at 13.2.07 © 2 comments


2.12.2007
children's melamine dinnerware set by naoto fukasawa +
dustpan with brush
via apartmentherapy:nursery

by ~mod*mom~ at 12.2.07 © 3 comments


2.10.2007

by ~mod*mom~ at 10.2.07 © 3 comments


2.09.2007
i scanned my miss cookie's kitchen colorforms box + instructions :: 1957

by ~mod*mom~ at 9.2.07 © 5 comments


2.08.2007

lovely hearts art exhibition + fundraiser
benefiting the breast cancer research foundation
browse + buy artwork at the online shop

thank you for the tip karen!

by ~mod*mom~ at 8.2.07 © 1 comments


2.07.2007
ursula is 4 months old + she just launched apartment therapy : the nursery!

by ~mod*mom~ at 7.2.07 © 2 comments


2.03.2007

vintage alexander girard love heart design on pillows + shirts at modernseed

by ~mod*mom~ at 3.2.07 © 3 comments



what do you think of these carved crayons by peter goldlust?
via onegoodbumblebee

by ~mod*mom~ at 3.2.07 © 8 comments


2.02.2007
sonic chair :: sit inside sound
"listen to your favorite concert at full volume without disturbing your family, roommates or neighbors. arrangement of the integrated satellite speakers provides maximum listening pleasure. the speakers create powerful bass tones, while 2 body-focused sound generators in the seat + backrest augment the lower frequencies - creating the feeling of a live performance.

sonic chair's 2-way acoustic insulation serves as a barrier between listeners + the world around them. background noises will not disrupt the enjoyment of music or an audio book in the sonic chair + what the listener chooses to hear is hardly audible beyond the chair. connect your ipod or laptop to listen + work without distraction."

via designspotter


by ~mod*mom~ at 2.2.07 © 2 comments


2.01.2007
i heart fredflare!!! get your valentine's day goodies + cards! free shipping!

by ~mod*mom~ at 1.2.07 © 2 comments