Creature Comforts

Vivi Kids Tees and Onesies

vivi kids tees!

Your toddler’s on a first-name basis with all the tees in his drawer: There’s Dino the dino, Roar the lion, and Stripey the shirt of last resort.

So he’ll have no problem warming up to Vivi Kids, a local T-shirt upstart whose charismatic creatures with enormous anime eyes brighten every design.

Originally made as baby shower gifts for friends of designers Vivien Choi and Tony Nguyen, the wares proved so popular they’re now in a handful of local boutiques. The creative couple still does all the silk screening in their home, adding new characters as they go.

With more than fifteen fetching animals to rotate through, from the familiar (frogs, elephants) to the less-so (seahorses, octopuses), one thing is certain — laundry day will be a real beast.

Available at Paragraph, 1234 Ninth Avenue, between Lincoln Way and Irving Street (415-759-1234); Perch, 654 Chenery Street, between Diamond and Carrie Streets (415-586-9000 or perchsf.com; Bella Blue Kids Couture, 549 Taraval Street, between 15th and 16th Avenues (415-702-9470 or bellabluekids.com); online at vivi-kids.com, $20.

this week in san francisco!
One-of-a-Kind Valentines
A card-making extravaganza for fams with tots 3 and up, snacks included.
Why: Handmade is from the heart.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: San Francisco Children’s Art Center, Fort Mason Center, Marina Blvd. & Buchanan St., bldg. c (415-771-0292). Register online at prestoregister.com. One adult with two children, $40; one adult with one child, $30; each additional child, $10.

Summer Camp Fair
A meet-and-greet with more than 60 camps for pre-K kids on up.
Why: The lazy days are anything but.
When: Sat., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: French American International School Gym, 151 Oak St., at Franklin St. (415-558-2000). Free.

Sunday Story Time
A new monthly series featuring the books that inspired Disney flicks, for ages 5-8.
Why: Reveal the magic behind the Magic Kingdom.
When: Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: The Walt Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery St., b/t Lincoln Blvd. & Sheridan Ave. (415-345-6800). Free with museum admission. Admission tickets at secure4.gatewayticketing.com. Adults, $20; children 6-17, $12; under 6, free.

Photo: Courtesy of Vivi Kids

549 Taraval St
bt 15th & 16th Aves
San Francisco, CA 94116
French American International School Gym
151 Oak St
@ Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94102
The Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St
bt Lincoln Blvd & Sheridan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94129
654 Chenery St
bt Diamond & Carrie Sts
San Francisco, CA 94131
Marina Blvd, @ Buchanan St
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA 94123
1234 9th Ave
bt Lincoln Way & Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122