Our homes should naturally be a reflection of ourselves, and to a child, their bedroom is everything. It’s the place where they sleep, daydream and spend a lot of time, so creativity and comfort is key. Mouse + Magpie recognizes this and offers products and furnishings “created specifically for little people with big imaginations.”
Mouse + Magpie will be at the 2017 Chicago Baby Show, on August 26 and 27, at Navy Pier, when the nation’s largest show for expectant and new families comes to Chicagoland. A family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler – from top products to trusted parenting experts – the Chicago Baby Show will welcome thousands of expectant and new parents from Chicago, the surrounding suburbs, and beyond!
Tickets to the Chicago Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.
We spoke with a member of the Mouse + Magpie team to learn more about the brand and what new parents can expect at the Chicago Baby Show.
For someone unfamiliar with Mouse + Magpie, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
Mouse + Magpie is a child inspired, adult curated collection of delightfully designed products and furnishings created specifically for little people with big imaginations. Instead of seeing walls to cover or beds to make, we see every surface and space as a story waiting to be told through the eyes of child who plays, dreams and wonders in vivid details. Mouse + Magpie partners with international artists and illustrators from around the world to exclusively design our one-of-a-kind products. Our artists are intent on putting imagination into the hearts of children and easy-to-implement designs into the hands of adults.
Mouse + Magpie offers you the opportunity to choose a complete collection of artwork and products to start a new room design or to select just the right piece to breathe life into an existing space. Our products are currently available for children’s bedrooms but will soon expand into playrooms, bathrooms and beyond. Whether you’re designing a nursery, making the “big boy” or “big girl” room transition or searching for the perfect gift, you’re sure to find something to love on mouseandmagpie.com.
Tell us about the company’s background. When did it start and how has it evolved since then?
Mouse + Magpie launched in early 2017 and was founded on three basic principles; provide world class artists with a platform to ignite the imagination of children in the places where they live and play, offer parents a collection of truly unique and exclusive home furnishings and products that not only decorate but stimulate their children’s surroundings, and partner with charitable organizations and campaigns to bring more color and whimsy into a world that can sometimes feel bland and ordinary.
While Mouse + Magpie is very new, we are setting the stage for products outside the bedroom. We have plans for a robust bathroom and playroom collections, along with further category expansion plans in 2018.
What are the most popular and/or newest products from Mouse + Magpie?
Mouse + Magpie launched with the following products:
*Sherpa Blankets: Whether worn as an imaginary cape or used as walls for a secret fort, Mouse + Magpie Sherpa blankets are cuddly favorites designed to wrap children in warmth and keep up with every wild adventure.
*Our Sherpa Blankets are our most popular item to date, often described as a “soft, cozy cloud.” Coupled with our pillow, it makes a special and truly unique gift.
Art Prints, Canvas Prints & Framed Art: Mouse + Magpie art prints, framed prints and canvas prints set the stage for little imaginations to run wild with big, bold colors and textures that establish the room’s story and theme.
Throw Pillows: Mouse + Magpie pillows provide comfort and support with lovable patterns and playful designs that tie the whole room together.
Lamps: In the light of day or the dark of night, our Mouse + Magpie lamps illuminate the spaces where stories come to life.
Clocks: Mouse + Magpie creatively crafted clocks will remind parents and kids that it’s always the perfect time for storytelling.
What sets Mouse + Magpie apart from other companies in the baby marketplace?
Mouse + Magpie truly celebrates the artwork from our talented community of artists. Together, we create products that celebrate childhood imagination with whimsical artwork. Mouse + Magpie’s in-house printing and production process ensures that every product and design is treated with the strictest quality standards, and that each box is sealed with our approval.
What can parents expect from Mouse + Magpie at the Chicago Baby Show?
Parents are welcome to visit the Mouse + Magpie table to discover our products while getting a first-hand look at their exceptional quality. Chicago Baby Show Attendees will also get an exclusive look at our upcoming bathroom and playroom collections.