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 miami!

Baby Posh Garage Ballet Class
What: Tiny twirlers (ages 2-6) take a lesson with Le Petit Studio and fill up on tea and snacks from Cushy Cakes.
Why: Dressing up in the tutus and boas will make her feel like a real prima ballerina.
When: Sun., 10:30 a.m.
Where: 18060 W. Dixie Hwy., Aventura (305-932-9655). Admission is free.

Hot Diggity Dog

What: Listen to local author Adrienne Sylver read from her fun children’s book and top it off with coloring and craft activities.
Why: Make a beeline for the hot dog reception afterward.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.
Where: Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables (305-442-4408). Admission is free.

Nutrition for Your Children
What: Author of The Stress-Response Diet and Lifestyle Program, Bill Cortright, gives tips on healthy eating and keeping fit.
Why: Stash a list of questions in your purse for the Q&A session.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.
Where: Gardner’s Markets Pinecrest, 8287 SW 124th St., Pinecrest (305-255-2468). Register at 305-490-8831. Admission is free.

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

Gardner's Markets Pinecrest
8287 SW 124th St
Pinecrest, FL 33156
18060 W Dixie Hwy
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
265 Aragon Ave
Miami, FL 33134