Cool Kids' Picks: Back to School

Pencil Holder: They've got pencils and markers and crayons and pencil crayons and scissors.  Of course, they need a place to store it all. Shaped like a ginormous sharpener, it's both fun and practical. This funky piece can be purchased here.

Can you believe that it's already end of August? Neither can we! This summer has just flown by and Back to School is just around the corner. I'm actually not looking forward to my summer with the girls ending. We will still be basking and relaxing in the sunshine and cool breeze for a few more weeks. And then time to prepare for the inevitable and start switching into school mode. And that oh-so daunting Back to School shopping. Although it can be a lot of work, we've done our part to make it easy and cool for you. Here's a list of some of our favourite Back to School finds!

Backpack: Owls are said to be the “wise” animal, so we think it's only appropriate to have it plastered on your kid's backpack. In fact, I got this Skip Hop backpack and the matching smaller one for the two girls!  Available here.

Desk Lamp: Okay, we know they may just be kids… but they've still got to do that homework! This fab green desk lamp is sure to brighten up  their reading experience. You can purchase this ultra cool item here.

Shoes: These little boys' shoes are simply charming! Perfect with trousers or jeans, these are a cute and classy way to kick off the new school year. This adorable number can be purchased here at one of my fave places. Zappos!

Desk: Inspire creativity and organization with this simple Elfa work space. I love the ample storage and desk space – a perfect accessory for work or play! This storage unit can be purchased here.