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Gift Guide: Personalized Baby Gifts

I have a friend who is obsessed with these stretchy fleece personalized baby blankets by Admiral Road. She gives them as baby gifts to almost everyone. (Personalized baby gifts are the best; my son still has the red fleece baby blanket with his name and birthdate received at his bris.) She likes them so much she’s started working with the company (very small and based in Canada) to help them spread the word.

And that’s how I ended up with a personalized baby blanket from Admiral Road. As cute as they are (and they are totally cute and cuddly), I decided my now teenage sons were a tad too big for a new fleece baby blanket. So I ordered one for another friend’s daughter, Daisy.

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Turns out, when I asked them to hold the corner of the baby blanket for this photo, one of them requested a blanket for himself. Of course.

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Daisy’s fleece penguin baby blanket is so cute. Hopefully I will see her mom soon so I can give it to her!

Personalized fleece baby blanket by Admiral Road, $69

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Here are half a dozen more personalized baby gifts for you from StyleCarrot partners and others, in case anyone you know is having a baby. It seems like half the people on my Facebook feed are new moms.

More Personalized Baby Gifts

Personalized Baby Gifts Baby Blanket Lovie Booties

S H O P P I N G

1 Amor De Colores Pillow, $39.99 – $44.99 at Shutterfly.

2  Monogrammed Baby Moccasins, $45 at Soft Star Shoes.

3 Preppy Icon Tote, $44.50 at Pottery Barn Kids.

4 Adventure Map, starting at $50 at Minted.

5 How Do You Zoo Fox Sleeping Bag, $99-$106 at Land of Nod.

6 Farm Buddy Lovies by Apple Park Organic, $27 at mak•a•boo.

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ARTmonday: 10 Kids Art Picks From Minted (& Giveaway Winner)

Thanks to everyone who entered StyleCarrot partner Minted’s $100 Minted Affordable Art Print Giveaway. I just picked the winner. It’s Emily L.! Emily and her husband (whom I happen to know because they both taught my son in elementary school) have toddler triplets. Seriously. Two girls and a boy.

In honor of their little rascals I’ve chose ten child-appropriate art prints. Congrats on your art prize. Emily. Let me know if you need help picking anything out. Minted has lots of affordable artwork, especially art prints for kids.

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Geometric Landscape 2 by Lucrecia

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Drift by Naomi Ernest

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Naked Penguin by Pad and Paper

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Arctic by Becca Thongkham

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Tethered by Laura Viapiano

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Hummingbird by Sara Shashni

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Sum Total by Shari Margolin

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Vintage Seattle by Devon J. Carlson

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Planar 1 by Jaime Derringer

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Pride of the Peacock by Agnes Schugardt

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ARTmonday: 14 Apple Artworks

Today is Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the Jewish New Year. One of the traditions Jews observe is to dip apples into honey to signify the sweetness of a new year. In celebration of the new year, here are 14 apple artworks.

Included are self portraits by two of my favorite Boston photographers (I don’t think either is Jewish), Japanese sculpture, a young Mick Jagger (not Jewish), and more traditional apple still lifes. Shana Tovah!

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Apples    Ella Moss    Society6

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All of Eden’s Apples    Elle Hanley    Saatchi Art

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A red apple and so on     Kaoru Ishikawa    Rise Art

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Stephen Sheffield

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Apple    Yulia Luchkina    Saatchi Art

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Apple    Mateo Lopez    Casey Kaplan    Artsy

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Apples    Abigail Moffat    Saatchi  Art

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Apples    Paula Bieninicka    Society6

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Mick Jagger, Paris, 1966    Jean-Marie Périer  •  Taschen    Artsy

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Juicy Apple  •  Lindsay Megahed  •  Minted

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Little Red Riding Sonny    Todd Squires  •  Bang And Burne    Artsy

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The Apple    Gintaras Zubrys    Saatchi Art

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An Apple House    Ceslovas Cesnakevicius    Saatchi Art

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Destinations series  •  Alicia Savage 

And some bonus pieces.
One can’t consider of apple artwork without Rene Magritte.
I saw the Magritte retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
in 1992; a total treat.

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The Son of Man, 1964

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The Listening Room, 1952

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Saturday Say It: Aye Aye

Pirate Quote Affordable Art At Minted

Work Like a Captain, Play Like a Pirate

Limited edition print by Ashley Hegarty

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ARTmonday: Architecture in Art

Last night I pulled together 20 examples of architecture in art for today’s post. As I scrolled through Pinterest pinning hundreds of images that appeal, I realized that one of the categories that make my heart flutter most is architecture. (You can look at my Architecture I and Architecture II Pinterest boards and see if you feel similarly.)

Artwork sucks me in, street style compels me to lose weight and dress with more verve, and food photos makes me wish I had more time and energy to really cook, but the architectural images draw me in more profoundly. Sure, it’s the design aspects in part—the corrugated metal, black stained siding, expanses of glass, pointy rooftops, and placement in the surrounding landscape transport me to another place, another time, another life I could have. Or maybe, just a house I might someday build.

So just for that reason, the realization that looking at sublime examples of contemporary dwellings elicits a response deeper than browsing well-designed living rooms and adorable, furry animals, here are 20 occurrences of architecture in art, including photographs, paintings, illustration, sculpture, and collage.

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Apple Blossoms and Architecture    The Naked Rose
Prints starting at $22.50 at Society6

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Classic Bowling Architecture    Vorona Photography
Prints starting at $16 at Society6

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Banco    Luciana Levinton
Prints starting at $124  •  Original $10,000  •  Saatchi Art

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Universal Space    Cécile Van Hanja
Prints starting at $60 at Saatchi Art

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Farewell     Rosalind Davis
$170 at Rise Art

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Architecture    Sannngat
Prints starting at $17.67 at Society6

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Yellow Surfer’s House    Ieva Baklane
Prints starting at $104  •  Original $1,278  •  Saatchi Art

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Back door #1    Michael Wolf
Christophe Guye Galerie /Artsy

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False Memory  Ricky Allman
Starting at $60 at 20×200

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Look Down    Gail Schechter
Starting at $20 at Minted

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On Camera Nº41    Luis Mallo
$2,500 at Praxix /Artsy

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Dreamed Bungalow    Carola Schapals
$8,000 at Saatchi Art

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Icons *2 (Trevi Fountain, Rome)    Nicolas Vionnet
$985 at Saatchi Art

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Woodshed    Andrew McClintock
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tarting at $22 at Minted

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At the Sea II    Igor Vitomirov
Prints starting at $67  •  Original $1,200  •  Saatchi Art

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Painting Edifico Chrysler y Empire State    Claudia Hernández
Saatchi Art

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Modern Architecture  •  Lemonee on the Hills
Prints starting at $17 at Society6

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Untitled00373  •  Peter Matyasi
Prints starting at $125 / Original $1500  •  Saatchi Art

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Concrete Candy    Neil Ayling
£3,000 at Berloni /Artsy

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