Constructed with 350 chrome bones and standing at 21-feet-tall, this T-Rex sculpture by Philippe Pasqua was recently installed on the banks of the Seine River in Paris and is pretty incredible, no? It’s purpose is to lure people over to enjoy the bank’s contemporary art scene, but it is kind of astonishing on its own, too. More info and pictures here.
Can you believe that it’s the last weekend in July already? Let’s make it a good one! In the meantime, here are a few links from around the web we enjoyed reading this week:
There’s an Etsy Pop-Up Shop in Dumbo tomorrow! More details here.
How neat are these long-exposure photos of the ocean’s early morning waves?
Sunscreen 101 for babies.
A roundup of unique and adorable night lights.
On raising creative kids.
A yummy recipe for watermelon salad.
Summer style for boys.
A funny story by Cassaundra of The Blue Closet on her first time horseback riding (and 15 dude-ranch inspired clothes for kids).
MTA (temporary) tattoos!
We thought successfully getting everyone in the car for a weekend trip was an accomplishment worth celebrating, but as detailed in DailyCandy Kids’ article How to Raise (and Dress) a World Traveler, Manhattan-based parents Nathalie Coppens and Khairi Mdnor decided to up the ante by traveling through Bali, Thailand, and Myanmar, all with their then 3-year-old Milla in tote. In addition to the family’s beautiful photos from their travels, they also offer up lots of useful advice for traveling with little ones, both domestically and internationally. Some of her tips include skipping big cosmopolitan cities, taking night flights, always having stickers or sketch books on hand, and most importantly staying calm and taking your time. Read the full article here.
Diaper bags are a must for any new mom, but finding one that is chic and functional isn’t always the easiest task. Luckily, many designers have caught on and are introducing options that are cute, light, and most importantly big enough to hold everything but the baby’s crib. Which one is your favorite?
1. Simone Camille Zadar Bag 2. 7 A.M. Enfant Roma Diaper Bag 3. Marc By Marc Jacobs Diaper Bag 4. Kate Spade New York Cabana Baby Bag 5. Kate Spade New York Nylon Baby Bag 6. Kate Spade New York Nylon Tote