Back-to-School Decorating

Events - September 8th, 2009

one: This adorable clock will make learning to tell the time fun, using a variety of human and animal characters in place of numbers. Made by German toy manufacturer Kernunasutikku, it’s a great way to accessorize a child’s room, and will even appeal to many adults who are looking to get in touch with their inner child. Living Motif (, ¥30,030.

Wooden picture frames

two: Available in whimsical car, boat, and house motifs, these hand-painted wooden picture frames are hand inlaid in Italy using laser cutting techniques. What better way to preserve memories of your little one as he grows, while brightening up his room at the same time? Living Motif (, ¥3,150.

Handy laminate table

three: Any parent knows the value of products that serve more than one purpose. This handy laminate table has a built-in rack for books and drawing paper, and the table top even doubles as a chalk board, allowing kids to tap into their creative side while also learning to keep their space tidy. Also available in a bright red version. Marcs International (, ¥23,000.

Brightlycolored hanger

four: Organize your child’s bedroom or playroom with this brightlycolored hanger, perfect for quickly storing clothes, toys, costume jewelry, and raincoats out of the way. Made by renowned furniture designer Herman Miller of steel wire rods capped with painted maple balls, the rack includes hardware for easy installation. MoMA Store (, ¥28,140.

Stackable rattan basket

five: Japan’s reigning king of simple yet effective storage solutions takes on a natural look with these stackable rattan baskets. Whether you’re organizing books, toys, clothes, or odds and ends, these attractive and durable baskets will hide away the mess in any room, and are affordable enough to buy in bulk. Muji (, ¥2,600.

‘Bookworm’ shelf by Ron Arad

six: Why follow the norm when it comes to shelving solutions? Create art and store your books at the same time with this ‘bookworm’ shelf designed by Ron Arad. Durable and functional, it can be molded into a variety of shapes, making it ideal for any wall space, no matter how big or small. Available at the MoMA Store through October 19. MoMA Store (, ¥76,545