This Time It's Personal

designable images for your nursery!

You’ve spent months agonizing over the perfect name. One that stands out, but not too much. One that breeds confidence, but not cockiness. One that looks as good on letterhead as the Billboard Top 100.

Before you get ahead of yourself, we’ve got two ideas for making it work on the nursery wall.

Designable Images
Photog Perry Chudnoff’s framed custom digital prints ($125 and up) hit right at the intersection of thoughtful and clever. After discovering a corner with his newborn son’s name (Jackson and Taylor), he was struck with the idea of personalizing street signs to pay homage to little urbanites. Currently, the images he uses are mostly from NYC, but keep an eye out for creations from Miami, D.C., and Chicago in the coming months.

hoot design for your nursery!

Hoot Design Co.
Made-to-order, customizable ABC posters (start at $125) are a celebration of typography and your family. Choose from three levels of personalization. Levels one and two: You have creative control over four to eight key words or phrases (the rest of the letters comes from the premade Simply Baby Print). Level three: You supply ideas, names, and words for all 26 letters of the alphabet. Plus, once you’ve created your masterpiece, the company can turn it into a birth announcement about {insert clever name}’s arrival.

this week in atlanta!

Alive After 5

What: Stop by the monthly street festival for face painting, balloons, and music.
Why: Catch up on a little shopping as boutiques stay open late.
When: Thurs., 5-9 p.m.
Where: Canton St., b/t Magnolia St. & Woodstock Rd., Roswell. For more info, e-mail info@aliveafterfiveroswell.com. Participation is free.

Up in the Treetops

What: Find out about flowers, bugs, and other critters that live way up in the branches.
Why: For a bird’s eye view, take a stroll on the Canopy Walk.
When: Sat., 2-3 p.m.
Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Midtown (404-876-5859). Adults, $15; children 3-12, $18 (including class); under 3, free.

Movies & The Market

What: Restaurants offer up discounts, plus an outdoor market and film series.
Why: Cinema under the stars is double the fun.
When: Thru July 29. Every Thurs. Market, 6-9 p.m.; screening, dusk.
Where: Atlantic Station, 171 17th St. NW (404-876-2616). Admission is free.

Photos: Courtesy of Designable Images; Jodie Allen / Courtesy of Hoot Design Co.

Alive After 5
Canton St
bt Magnolia St & Woodstock Rd
Roswell, GA 30075
Atlantic Station
171 17th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30363
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309