1. Alexandra Marie says...

    I really want to make something like the lead picture for our little one on the way. I know some people feel babies should be surrounded by bright colors at all times, but I feel like bedrooms should be calming, soothing places for sleep. Surely the world is stimulating enough, right?

  2. Jackie says...

    I’ve read that best mobiles for little ones are black and white because the contrasting colors help their eyes develop – if there are any recommendations for those, that would be so great!

  3. Is it weird that I reeeeeally want a mobile but I don’t have a child? I mean, would that be weird? Haha!

    • Emily says...

      Not weird! I used to have a bunch of Flensted mobiles in my room. Think of it like a sculpture that moves.

  4. These are lovely! It is wonderful to see families using and loving natural and handmade mobiles. In my little Etsy shop you can find the ones I make:

    http://mistrsandman.etsy.com

    Lots of love!
    Gabriele

  5. shannon says...

    For a traditional over-the-crib mobile, I don’t think I’d pick one of these. I would use them as large-ish scale art pieces – for that purpose, the price is fantastic! How cool would they look hanging in the corner of a dining room or over a nightstand in an adult’s bedroom?

  6. Becca says...

    You featured a Canadian company I love *SQUEEEE!*

  7. I’ve been looking for kids room inspiration, this post has come at the perfect time!

    Apparently black and white mobiles are good for newborns :-)

  8. Irene says...

    Lovely for the parents, but most of these are not designed from the perspective of the baby. If the baby is lying flat on her back and looking up, she should see the intended shape (e.g., animals, airplanes), not the thin bottom sliver of the figure. We used to use animal mobiles from HABA that have smiling faces looking down onto the baby laying back-side down on the crib mattress. Still pretty to look at as an adult standing upright entering the room, but clearly designed for the baby as primary audience.

  9. Lily says...

    I love the idea of nursery decor that’s beautiful both to children and to adults — and that could go with a child into adulthood. It’s comforting, to grow up with something that you don’t grow out of.

  10. maria says...

    I love mobiles. Yes, they are expensive, however, I think, it’s a great work of art and nifty craftsmanship. I really like Flensted’s mobiles, they’re Danish, too. They have so many: http://www.flensted-mobiles.com

  11. I love mobiles in all kinds of spaces! Thank you for this post! I have a mobile hanging above my bedside table (it is so relaxing to watch before going to sleep) and one hanging in my foyer greeting people as they enter my home.

    I enjoy balanced/kinetic mobiles so much that I started making them a year ago! You can see photos and short clips of them in motion over at http://www.instagram.com/lovelouhome.

  12. I’m so crazy about mobiles. When I was in art school my big show senior year was a large collection of mobiles I made that were based on memories. I used junk I found at my apartment, my Mom’s house, Dad’s house, etc and wired them together. Some of my favorites were the most simple like a ring with a spray of green wires ending in pebbles which I found in my Grandmother’s garage. It’s much easier than one thinks to actually make one.
    These examples are beautiful. I’m happy to see other’s love mobiles as much as I do!

  13. Can I also totally recommend this Flensted swallow mobile from Denmark? It’s super simple; made of cardboard – and has entertained all 4 of my children in the last 7years. Constant kinetic movement and looks pretty style too http://amzn.to/2p0Txsm

  14. Miranda says...

    My mom made a beautiful mobile when I was pregnant from a dried tree branch. We asked friends and family write the word love in their native languages on wooden tokens that hung from the branch. We have everything from Spanish to Urdu. I loved having my baby showered by love from around the world while he slept.

  15. Angela says...

    I think most of those are pretty cute; however, if I’m being honest, there is no way I would pay some of those prices for a mobile.

  16. Caroline says...

    We actually just moved and are now using my son’s old elephant mobile in his little sister’s room. He was so upset to let it go, so one day during his naptime my husband and I made him his own simple mobile from his feather collection. It’s just made of 5-6 of various feathers he’s found, a wooden frame, and string. It turned out so simple and pretty and he loves it :)

    • That’s such a sweet idea!

    • Erica says...

      I made my cousin’s oldest one, and when the new baby came he didn’t want to give up his “stars”, so I made new baby his own. :)

      https://goo.gl/photos/gFcwxgu8aoPsW2NX9

  17. Nina says...

    Very pretty for an adult-centered space but not feeling them for a baby’s room. I feel like so many “picture perfect” nurseries I see on Instagram these days are totally devoid of color (white walls, white rugs, greige blankets and baskets, wooden toys, etc.). It kinda looks joyless. Let babies be babies! Embrace color!

  18. These would make such beautiful and unique gifts for a baby! One of my good friends is about to have a girl. Totally her style!

  19. Sarah King says...

    These are beautiful!

  20. Brianna says...

    Very cool. I want one for my room. How great would one be hanging from a ceiling fan (if it could be done safely)?

  21. Erica says...

    I actually make pinwheel mobiles. I get super crazy about picking out the right papers to match the nursery; halfway through I’m usually like “WHY DID I START THIS!” while I’m tying a billion tiny knots, but when it’s done I’m more like “THIS ONES MY FAVORITE!!”

    Here are a few if you’d like to check them out: https://goo.gl/photos/gFcwxgu8aoPsW2NX9

    • Natasha says...

      These are absolutely gorgeous!!!! Do you sell them???

    • Erica says...

      Hi Natasha – I’ve only sold 1 or 2 to friends/family members, but I’m happy to chat about the possibilities. Just made a new email address for this, I’ll keep an eye: pinwheelmobiles@gmail.com.

  22. I really love the DNA one! Thanks for the inspiration!