May 30, 2012

A Hauntingly Beautiful ABC Book (and Wall Prints)

Mamas, I know I said we'd be taking it easy for a while, but I just came across this and had to share.  It's something so jaw-droppingly stunning and unique and wow.  Just…wow.

Kim Krans (who happens to be my mom's BFF's daughter…follow me?) is an amazing artist.  She recently created an ABC book for kids.  Instead of primary colors and juvenile B is for BORING BALLS and S is for SNOOZEFEST SNAKE (or whatever)….Kim's book is filled with black and white illustrations that strike a perfect balance between sophistication and whimsy.  The result is hauntingly beautiful.  Each page is, quite literally, a work of art. 

Here are a few of my favorite prints from her book:

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Each letter is available as a 12" X 16" print (pictured above) or collectively in Kim's book, aptly named ABC Dream.

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ABC Dream can be purchased on Kim's website, The Wild Unknown, for $25.  I can't imagine a more perfect gift for a new mom, a budding artist, or a curious, inquisitive toddler on a rainy summer day.  (You can see more of the book in this charming video.)

And I'm dying for the LOVE set of prints ($120).  Awesome for a nursery, and cool enough for a living room.



ps.  Mamas, thank you SO much for all of the love and support regarding my recent travel woes.  Your comments seriously cracked me up.  Life is funny, no?

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  • Amy (BiblioMOMia)
    May 31, 2012

    GORGEOUS. And perfect for a certain little boy’s new big kid room! Thanks, hun.

  • Tricia Meyer
    May 31, 2012

    I do a lot of walking with my son in his stroller. But now that he is 4 months old, I’d like to transition him to the baby bjorn. Is there any such thing as a “cool fannypack” for fashionable mammas? Thank you!

  • Celine Luggage bags
    June 2, 2012

    I do a lot of walking with my son in his stroller

    June 2, 2012

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  • Joy O
    June 2, 2012

    My favorite page is M. Seriously, I THINK I’ve found everything in there, but then again, I’ve thought that before. BTW…did you notice what is in the nest?

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    June 4, 2012

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