Wolfum Bookends Stop the Bookshelf Slide

Wooden Bookends That Don't Offend

wolfum bookends!

You knew having kids closed the book on your minimalist fairy tale, but one more piece of primary-colored plastic and you’ll huff, and puff, and blow the house down.

Ease the pain with Wolfum. Inspired by the birth of her daughter, local designer Annabel Inganni ventured into her wood shop envisioning a line of durable, decorative nursery accents elegant enough to incorporate into a well-curated home. She emerged with a line of bookends that combine her custom prints (think a modern take on Granny’s vintage linens) with clean-lined animal silhouettes (coyotes, tigers, bunnies).

Each bookend is made from solid Latvian Baltic birch and walnut, which means they are guaranteed to stay put — no matter how hard the wind blows.

Available at La La Ling, 1810 North Vermont Avenue, between Russell and Melbourne Avenues (323-664-4400 or lalaling.com), $125. For more information, go to wolfum.com.

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this week in los angeles!

A Playground
Join KaBoom and other area groups to construct a family fitness and fun park for a local community in need.
Why: All ages welcome and no experience is required, so even the most unhandy can give a hand.
When: Tues., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Spring Valley Youth and Family Center, 3845 Spring Dr., at Spring Place. R.S.V.P. (required) to rmooney@sdyouthservices.org.

Hammer Museum Family Workshops
What: Families turn found materials into works of art.
Why: Finders keepers.
When: Feb. 27 & Mar. 6, 1-3 p.m.
Where: 10899 Wilshire Blvd., at Westwood Blvd. (310-443-7000). R.S.V.P. (required) to academicprograms@hammer.ucla.edu. Admission is $25 per family for the series.

Symphonies for Youth Concert

What: The Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrates the exuberance of jazz music with an accessible, engaging program for kids.
Why: You’re the other Yo-Yo Ma.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., b/t First & Second Sts., Downtown (323-850-2000). Tickets online at laphil.com. Adults and children, $28

Photo: Courtesy of Wolfum

Spring Valley Youth and Family Center
3845 Spring Dr
@ Spring Pl
Spring Valley, CA 91977
111 S Grand Ave
bt W 1st & W 2nd Sts
Los Angeles, CA 90012
10899 Wilshire Blvd
@ Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
1810 N Vermont Ave
bt Russell & Melbourne Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90027