in-spi-ra-tion – noun.
the process of being mentally stimulated to do
or feel something, especially to do
I am always looking for inspiration – whether it be in someone else’s style, a new funky color, food or music I try to notice what makes me tick and note it away for safe keeping. You never know when you’re going to need a little inspiration. Lucky for me, we took Lucy to see THE POP UPS in concert on Monday. After the show my insides were bursting with inspiration! I would definitely consider us a musical family – my husband plays guitar among other instruments and we all just really appreciate what music does to us and how it inspires mostly everyone around us. That being said, after the show we were all feeling very tickled with inspiration!
For those of you that don’t know The Pop Ups, you have to check them out! They are a Brooklyn-based, Grammy nominated(!) musical duo that creates funky children’s songs that (believe me) even parents want to jam out to. They instantly grab their audiences attention by wildly performing their music using cardboard props, hand-painted sets and a colorful cast of original puppets. At our show they even threw out big + colorful beach balls in the audience so kids could ping them to one another. Just really fun stuff. Check them out here – THE POP UPS – to learn more and see when they may be rocking a house near you soon!
Here they are getting down to business…
Since I had so much inspiration in my bones, I also hit up some fun Brooklyn-based children’s designers + web shops to see what the hipsters are up to. Check out these adorable finds (there is SO much more to share…stay tuned!)…
left –atsuyo et akiko je t’aime B’lyn raglan pullover on www.fantaserini.com $48-
right –atsuyo et akiko je t’aime B’lyn tee on www.darlingclementineshop.com $40-
left – kallio nyc shirt dress, 88-
*LOVE this concept – the founder, karina kallio re-imagines basic vintage clothing from previous generations into one-of-a-kind styles for the next. she’s got some really sweet pieces
right – maptote B’lyn onesie on www.fantaserini.com, $26-
left – maptote B’lyn tote on www.fantaserini.com, $17-
right – maptote park slope tote on www.fantaserini.com, $26-