Baby mobiles are often viewed as having a finite lifespan -- and ironically it's recommended that they are removed once they're within baby's reach. But Jahje Ives, the talented mom and designer behind Baby Jives Co is changing the way we look at mobiles with her "works of art meant to grow up with a child and hang in their room long after the last diaper is changed." Jives creates gorgeous handcrafted mobiles out of a mix of vintage and contemporary cotton fabrics, wool felt, reclaimed natural materials, and a trusty old sewing machine she inherited from her mom. And the greenest attribute she adds to her art is the intention of longevity -- as she hopes each mobile will be appreciated as thoughtful home decor long past the stage where baby lies beneath it looking up in wonder.
Baby Jives Co mobiles bring nature indoors, introducing wee ones to creatures including birds, butterflies, dragonflies and fish from day one. Each mobile is a unique masterpiece that is dreamy and whimsical by design. Butterflies seem to flutter among the vines and dragonflies take flight, while birds soar or stop to kiss and rest for awhile on their personal perch. One of the most enchanting aspects of Baby Jives Co mobiles are that they are true to form as opposed to being cartoon-ish notions animals. This makes their presence in a room as calming and peaceful as if you happened upon the subjects in nature.
Ives interchanges both bright and subdued hues and she is a master of combining prints and patterns that complement each other in each of her creations. There’s no doubt that you’ll want these mobile to hang out indefinitely in your abode, even after your baby leaves the next.