Giving New Definition to The Soft Shape Sorter

You don’t have to be a parent too long before you realize that kids instinctively like sticking things in other things. Without delving into the old electrical outlet chestnut, let’s just say there’s truth in the stereotypes.

So I’m totally smitten with Brooklyn artist (and devoted Auntie)Maro’s clever Live-and-Learn pillows at her shop, Deseta. Each beautiful, entirely handmade pillow is actually two pillows in one – the larger square contains a contrasting square, triangle or circle which pops right out.

The set of three (in four different cool color combos) makes terrific decor for a modern nursery, and then transitions to the world’s largest plush shape sorter for toddlers. Just make sure you give those sticky hands a good wash first. While the high quality ultrasuede wipes relatively clean, these pillows are way too nice to contend with the likes of peanut butter and and lollipops. –Liz