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Cookie Magazine, February 2008

Daily Find... something wonderful everyday

 Little House on the Parquet

Little House on the Parquet

 

Children dream of owning a second home, too: a place where they can hide, fantasize or hold a make-believe tea party. Brightly colored huts for tots come in a variety of styles and materials, including cardboard and inflatable vinyl, and provide private play space indoors or out.

Stripes of orange, turquoise, green and brown march up the sides of the Mack cotton tent by Lucy & Michael. Mack comes with a window and pine supports. The tents also come in colors like hot pink and lime green.

excerpt from The New York Times, March 10, 2005 by Marianne Rohrlich

The Perfect Gifts for... kids/babies

Watch their faces light up when they get a shiny red car or a futuristic dinosaur robot. Under the Big Top: Cotton Lucy II play tent with fringe trim (5' x 5' at base when open).

InStyle Magazine, December 2005

The Perfect Gifts for... kids/babies

Playing with Design

Playing with Design

We won't grow up - or at least our tastes won't. Check out the latest in modern furnishing for the tots to tweens.

Dwell Magazine, February-March 2006

Party of the Month: Easy As Pie

Little bakers can get into the sprit of Thanksgiving by helping you make miniature pies, tarts, and turnovers. Just gather your child and her friends for a feast of fun. Aprons by Lucy & Michael.

Child, November 2005

Party of the Month: Easy As Pie

Staking out majestic tents

Staking out majestic tents

And on a much smaller scale -- for much smaller people -- Houston-based Lucy & Michael sells handmade children's tents in the same colors and patterns you might seek in throw pillows. They're light enough for tired moms to carry and easy to pitch indoors or out, said Andria Frankfort, who founded the company with Brooke Halverson in 2004.

Houston Chronicle, June 10, 2006

Set Up Camp

Beachgoing tots will have it made in the shade with this vibrant tent.

Coastal Living, May 2006

Set Up Camp

Tents Up

Tents Up

These tepee-style play tents are a dream come true for boys and girls who like creating their own getaways. Colorful fabrics cover solid pine suports, so these heirloom-quality tents are meant to last through plenty of play dates.

Kids' Rooms Etc., Winter 2005

Cover Up

Even a brief encounter with an Easy-Bake oven can leave your kid's clothes mottled with chocolate frosting. If you're making too many trips to the laundromat, take a look at the aprons from lucy & michael. They fit tots ages three to ten, and their cotton material lends them that desirable wash-only-when necessary quality.

Time Out New York Kids, March-April 2006

Cover Up

Tepee Talk

Tepee Talk

Playtime meets home decor in these stylish tents, perfect for hiding out, taking naps or quickly storing toys when mom demands a clean room.

Gifts & Decorative Accessories, January 2005

Camp in Your Own Backyard

These tents are pretty enough to use inside! Or, send your little campers out back for play or an overnight. child-size aprons for gardening or crafts in equally appealing and coordinating fabrics.

Garden Compass, March-April 2006

Camp in Your Own Backyard

a little scoop

a little scoop

Whether camping in the backyard or the living room, children will spend hours frolicking in this precious play tent. Take your pick from ten colorful designs. - www.alittlescoop.com

A Little Scoop, issue 4, April 26, 2005

Roughing It

Tots will be tickled with this lucy & michael tent that's roomy enough for four wee ones to hide inside. The canvas-and-pine tepee has a front door and rear window (perfect for spying on the real world).

Mpls St Paul, February 2006

Roughing It

Happy Campers

Happy Campers

Sure you understand kids need a space of their own to play in, and you admire the engineering skills displayed in their hideouts. But, you have to admit that the sight of your Frette sheets and cashmere throws strung over sofa cushions and building blocks is getting a little old. Maybe it's time to offer up a more solid alternative for imaginative play. One that works as well for tea parties as it does pow wows. More at UrbanBaby.com

Spongeworthy

Design-blog goddess Grace Bonney, a.k.a. the Design Sponge, picks her all-time (for now) favorite items for kids... Bonney believes these items all reflect "a trend in children's design toward simpler, more creative designs--peices that manage to convey a certain level of sophistication without losing out on the main purpose: to be fun for the child."

Time Out New York Kids, July-August 2005

Spongeworthy

Camping In

Camping In

For the kiddo who creates full-fledged forts using your Frette linens and Victoria Hagan cushions, we have found a chic, chaos-free alternative. Houston-based Lucy & Michael has created cool, extremely easy-to-pitch tents that set up perfectly anywhere in the house. With bright, bold patterns from stripes to teddy-bear toile to retro rodeo with leather and suede details, and even its own door and paned window, you can prop this posh little playtent in the corner of the family room and let your little adventurer camp away.

PaperCity, December 2004 by Megan McBride

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