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Meet the Makers: Miniware

Meet the Makers: Miniware

Being environmentally conscious doesn’t mean you have to give up on style. There are so many amazing makers who marry good design with eco-friendly processes. This week, at Modern Kids Design, we want to feature Miniware, a company committed to beautiful, sustainable products. With gorgeous modern touches and eco-conscious sensibilities, Miniware helps your mini-me eat in style.
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3 Father’s Day Experience Gift Ideas!

3 Father’s Day Experience Gift Ideas!

If you follow this blog, you know that at Modern Kids Design, we're always trying to find ways to green-up the holidays. Father’s Day is no exception. Perfectly situated in June when (hopefully) the sun is shining and everyone is ready to enjoy summer, it’s a great time for families to do something together. All of us on TeamMKD really like the idea of giving “experience gifts.” One reason for this is that while we enjoy buying thoughtful gifts for dad, sharing an experience is a  way of offering a unique gift that can be transformed into some pretty magical memories. So before the kids determine if dad, grandpa, or Uncle Pete needs a new tie for Father’s Day, why not run these ideas for experience gifts past them first?
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10 Eco-Friendly Travel Tips to Help Green Your Vacation

10 Eco-Friendly Travel Tips to Help Green Your Vacation

Here is a topic that came up recently -- Maintaining Eco-friendly habits while traveling. Admittedly, it can be challenging. So, this week at Modern Kids Design, we're thinking about vacation and ways to make it a little bit more green if we can. With a little preparation, though, you can keep up your green style while enjoying your vacation. Here are some ways you can remain eco-conscious away from home.

Before You Leave

Curb Ghost Power: Whether you’re hopping on a plane or hitting the road, make sure to unplug your electronics before leaving on vacation. This will reduce your power usage. If you want to have a light on in your house in the evenings for safety, spring for a timer that will only turn on the light at certain times.

Pack Lightly: It takes less fuel to transport lighter items. By keeping your suitcases lighter, you’ll use fewer resources, whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or car...


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