If your daily countdown to wine time is any indication, Zen living is easier said than done.
Best to start teaching balance early. Our method of choice: Zen blocks.
Inspired by his niece and nephew’s patient stacking of rocks in the front yard, woodworker Mike Peck turns scraps from his furniture business into stones.
The uneven yet architectural blocks come six to a set (with an extra or two thrown in for good measure) and are crafted from urban harvested woods (black walnut, maple, and lyptus). They are so beautiful you’ll want to leave them out on the mantel instead of hiding them in a toy box.
It takes a steady hand and focused mind to build a tower or construct an arch with these devils. One wrong move, and it all comes tumbling down.
Just try not to let it rock your world.
Available online at zenblocks.com.
25% Off at PsychoBaby
We are crazy (maybe even psycho) for the Chicago-based store’s online shop. Save big on the entire site, including lines like Cotton Caboodle, Micro Me, Ugly Dolls, Melissa & Doug, and more. Just enter DAILYCANDY25 at checkout. Valid thru June 11.
Dear Johnnies Junior
Spending the night in the hospital is a bummer (no matter how old you are). And then they hand over the garb. Brighten up the stay with a kid-themed gown. Think fire helmets, rocket ships, gumdrops, or magical forests. Five percent of the profits goes to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Patemm Changing Pads
The oversize, round changing pads have come full circle with a new green collection. Materials are 100 percent organic cotton — including the easy-wipe laminate cover.