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 washington d.c.!

Just for Kids Cooking Class
What: Little chefs (ages 7-11) learn to make summer eats like Seashell Salad and Beary-Beach Cupcakes.
Why: Wash it all down with Sunshine Swizzle Punch.
When: Book now for June 13.
Where: La Cuisine, 323 Cameron St., Alexandria (703-836-4435). For registration info, email stephanie@lacuisineus.com. Children, $55.

What: A puppet show about a cinder girl and a pair of very special glass slippers. For ages 5 and up.
Why: Give ’em an early lesson on keeping curfew.
When: Thru June 3. Thurs. & Fri., 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Where: The Puppet Co., 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Tickets at 301-634-5380 or online at thepuppetco.tix.com. Adults and children, $10.

Fiesta Asia Street Fair
What: See belly dancers and other performers, learn to hula, and gobble up an array of ethnic treats.
Why: Sculptors slice and dice veggies into fancy shapes.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Pennsylvania Ave. NW, b/t Third & Sixth Sts. Admission is free.

Photos: Courtesy of Designable Images; Courtesy of Hoot Design Co.

Fiesta Asia Street Fair
Pennsylvania Ave NW
bt 3rd & 6th Sts
Washington, DC 20001
La Cuisine / partial
323 Cameron St
Alexandria, VA 22314
The Puppet Co.
7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812