Friday, December 21, 2012

Handmade kantha quilts in Chatelaine Magazine

We are so thrilled OM home's kantha quilts are featured in the January issue of Chatelaine! 

One of a kind, each blanket is unique. OM home has partnered with the Baljit and Bahené collective in Tilijala, Kolkata to recreate the traditional kantha quilt. 
Our quilts are made with layers of new sari fabric that softens and becomes more rippled and comfortable after each wash.  

If you look closely, you’ll see the collective’s initials are embroidered on each quilt.

OM home's partnership with Baljit and Bahené was formed in collaboration with longtime family friend, Shamita Das Dasgupta, a prominent leader combating violence against women of South Asian descent. Dasgupta works with the collective, provides necessary supplies, and pays them directly for their work.

Baljit and her collective are currently in production. If you are interested in twin, full/queen, or king size quilts please email us at orders[at]omhome[dot]com, and we will advise when larger sizes are available.

Kantha baby quilts are currently available at

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pajamarama! Buy 2 get 3rd Free!

Do you still have kids on your holiday shopping list? OM home's popular 2pc PJ is on sale! 2 days only.

Buy 2 and get the 3rd Free! Free shipping. 
Code: BUY2GET3  Shop here.

*Sale ends December 13 at midnight PST. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

OM home's List of Great Gifts for Infants, made in Canada

This year, there's a new OM baby here, my son Rohan!

He is my muse, my inspiration, my little dude, my snuggle monster, my happy muscle man.

He also has a lot of hand me downs from big sister, Avnee and big cousins, Neelan and Nevan.

So how do I shop for a kid who doesn't need anything and doesn't know how to ask for anything? Well, I asked my super awesome mama group for some helpful hints on items their kiddos are currently drooling over (literally). Here's what we've come up with*:

2012 Gift Guide for Infants

a. Cloud Mobile Raincloud by The Butter Flying. Every baby has a mobile but this one is just so dreamy! They have lots of different sizes and shapes but this one is my fave. Handmade in Montreal, Canada. Available on Etsy, $26
b. Baby Slippers by Padraig: A must have for all babies this winter. Super warm and most importantly, they stay on little feet. Handmade in North Vancouver, Canada. Available at Kol Kid, $36
c. Frog Hand Puppet by Cate and Levi. Avnee loves her pig puppet, Rocco the pig so much, if Rocco tells Avnee to brush her teeth, she does. If mama tells her, she throws the toothbrush in the toilet. I'm starting early with Rohan. Made in Toronto, Canada. Available at Baby on the Hip, $28
d. Ringley Junior Teether by Ringley: My poor little guy is cutting 3 teeth this week! Please help him. Made in Toronto, Canada. Available at Balafant Boutik, $17.99
e. Organic Rabbit Rattle by Dress Me Up: Perfect toy! Soft, musical, and easy to grip. Handmade in Victoria, Canada. Available at Lusso Baby, $32.95
f. Floor mat by Wooli: We're super excited to join her in a holiday Trunk show at Lil Bean and Green on December 14, 2012 (more details to come) cuz her stuff is really sweet. Handmade in Toronto, Canada. Available at Little Peeps, $
g. Sophie Tether Strap by Josh and Teo: I'm not going to lie. I am addicted to Tether straps. I have them on the stroller, around a sippy cup, on Rohan's jacket, on Avnee's gloves and hat,  on the car seat, and right now on my t-shirt. Get one. Immediately. Get 10. You won't regret it.  Handmade in Toronto, Canada. Available on Etsy, $10
h. Yali, the Handmade Animaux by Raplapla. Lots of different textures and little pieces for baby to grab onto. Machine washable, perfect for when he drops it on the ground at a rest stop on the 401. Handmade in Montreal, Canada. Available at Ella & Elliot, $38
i. Animal Cloth Baby Book by Livwelltoys. It's never to early to start reading books to your baby. Especially ones they can gnaw on while you read it. This one has different textures and animals on every page. Cute! Handmade in Ottawa, Canada. Available on Etsy, $30
j. Robot 'R' by Rachel Riordan. Original art for an original guy! These prints are limited edition and signed by the artist. Each letter has a different design. Printed in toronto, Canada. Available at Planet Kid, $40
k. Musical Owl with Pull String by mimishop: An adorable Etsy find, just pull the cord and Brahm's lullaby plays for 2 1/2 minutes. Super cute and thankfully, during the times my daughter pulls the cord over, and over, and over, there are no batteries required. Handmade in North Vancouver, Canada. Available on Etsy, $30

Thanks to Caroline, Atousa, Bridget, Daphne, Sharon, Zeynep, and their little cuties.

*  slightly tweaked to include only products made in Canada

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Kate Middleton is pregnant, which means she’ll need a few things

How cool is this?! National Post includes OM home's bundler on their list of favourite Canadian-made clothes for the newest little royal. See it here

"In case you just woke up (or are living under a rock), it is our pleasure to inform you that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is officially pregnant with her first child! Exciting stuff, but as every new mother can tell you, pregnancy comes with trials, tribulations – and a shopping list. Below, we offer the Duchess a few of our favourite Canadian-made clothes..." National Post, December 3, 2012.

Organic cotton romper from OM home

"Soft, unisex and environmentally conscious, the OM cotton romper is a must-have. It’s versatile, too, with a drawstring around baby’s feet that easily converts it from movement-friendly romper to snug sleeper." National Post, December 3, 2012.

Get it today for your own little prince or princess for 25% off. 
One day sale! Code: DUCHESS25.
Shop here.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Cute Kids in OM Jammies

We've been told kids don't want to take off their OM baby PJs -- recent sightings at daycare, parks and gymnastics class. 

Send us a photo of your kiddo in OM baby to: and we'll give you 25% off your next order at

Click here to see more photos of cute kids in OM PJs, or shop here

Thursday, November 29, 2012

OM baby's retail window at Planet Kid!

Timing couldn't have been more fortuitous as I happened to be at Planet Kid, in Toronto's Roncy neighbourhood, as they were updating their window to feature OM baby's Jasper Collection

Pinch me! It's a beautiful thing. 

Planet Kid is known for supporting local labels, and owner Sara Fillmore has curated a lovely selection of baby and kids clothes for the modern urban parent. The store is also known for their gorgeous window displays and we are so honoured to be featured. Thank you Sara Fillmore for being an early supporter of OM home's baby collection

Planet Kid 
87 Roncesvalles Ave
Toronto, Ontario

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Blush. Thank you Canadian Family magazine!

First bit of press about OM home's kids collection! 

"This sweet new line of eco-friendly and locally made organic kids sleepwear and bedding is the brainchild of two clever and stylish Canadian moms who set out to create a collection of gender inclusive basics for babies and kids," Canadian Family Baby Guide, Fall 2012.

Photo credit: Shannon Echlin Photography

Model credit: Ella Grace

Check out OM home's new kids collection here

Thursday, October 4, 2012

OM home 2.0 part 2!

We're back up and running! We had so much traffic yesterday that our payment processor shut us down because of the sudden spike in activity (grrrr)!

Thanks for your enthusiastic support and sorry for any inconvenience. Please use coupon code FRIENDS25 for a discount, expires Oct 31, 2012.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Change is in the air… OM home 2.0.

We are so proud to announce the launch of our new website and OM baby collection.

Tell us what you think!

Oorbee & Toni 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

OM baby photo shoot

Thank you for all your beautiful baby entries! We were so happy with the response, and all the great feedback on the collection. We ended up picking not one, but two winners for the OM baby model search. 

Introducing Venice...  

Venice and her family are preparing for a move to California so we were lucky to catch her before she jets off. Wait until you see her shots from the photo shoot. The camera adores her. Congratulations, Venice! 

Introducing Ella Grace... 

Ella is a natural in front of the camera. She was all smiles and struck a pose (and held it!) like a baby supermodel. Congratulations Ella! 

It was a great day. Old and new friends together with our little ones. Thank you to our friends, family, Lan our seamstress, and our little muses -- Avnee, Oliver and Charlie -- for helping bring this project to life. Shannon Echlin Photography you are a star! 

Can't wait to share photos from the shoot. Click here to see behind-the-scenes shots. OM baby launches Fall 2012! 

Colourful design for the modern family.
bedding. decor. kids. organic baby clothes.

Monday, May 7, 2012

OM baby model search

Calling all parents of 4 to 12-month-old babies in the Toronto area! OM home is looking for a baby to model garments for our Fall 2012 collection.

Submit a photo of your little one to info [at] omhome [dot] com with the subject heading: OM baby. Please include your child's age, what size clothing they wear and one fun tidbit about your baby. 

The shoot shouldn't take more than 1.5 hours and in exchange you will get all their shots from a professional photo shoot with the fabulous Shannon Echlin -- and your baby will be featured in our Fall 2012 collection! 

We will notify the selected by May 24, 2012, and post their picture on OM home's Facebook page.

Like us on Facebook for special offers and updates on the collection! 

Submission deadline is May 22, 2012.
Started by two moms, OM home's kids collection is a gender neutral line that avoids the trappings of boy/girl clothes. We are committed to making comfortable, colourful, locally-produced clothing -- clothing that doesn't define, but allows kids to create their own possibilities of who they want to be. Click here for a sneak peek.

OM baby's clothing and bedding collection is launching Fall 2012. Brought to you by OM home. 

OM home 
 bedding. decor. kids and organic baby.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

First look at OM kids

Thank you to our most trusted and stylish friends (many of them moms and dads) who were so generous with their feedback on the designs, styles and colours we presented over the past few months. 

It's still a work in progress, but we are so excited to give you a first look at OM home's  kids collection.   

This 2-piece pajama is one of our favourites to date. We are getting samples made in electric blue, orange, green, yellow, beige and pink (see below). No boy/girl clothes, just comfy, colourful clothes for kids.

Vibrant colours & patterns
We were so excited when this fabric arrived! We've sampled a range of products in this Jasper design including onesies, sleepers, hankie bibs...even underwear! 

Our little muses
Picture this sleeper and kimono top with cream (or maybe yellow) snap buttons. Oorbee Roy, OM home's designer, originally created this pattern for her wedding invitation. We are calling this design Avnee (in honour of a most special little girl). Sadly, my camera phone doesn't do this sweet pattern justice. 

Made in Canada
All our garments are designed and crafted in Toronto; just a couple of blocks away from OM home's office. 

This is a great example of a mistake gone good. A pair of my son's underwear was left under a stack of patterns, and our seamstress assumed we wanted it sampled. With our range of colours we could make a days of the week, 7-pack underwear set. Remember those?! I'm only partly joking.

Little hipster hankie bib
This hankie can also be used as a burp cloth or head scarf. One of my most stylish mommy friends swears by these bibs. Fashionable and versatile!

This is just a start. If you like what you've seen so far and for updates on the collection, please "Like" OM home's page on Facebook

OM home's kids collection is scheduled to launch this Fall. We'd love to know what you think of our first round of samples!

*Model credit goes to our little muses Avnee, Oliver and Charlie and their supermodel pals Mila and Niko.

Toni & Oorbee

Sunday, February 12, 2012

OM home in House & Home!

What an honour to be featured with so many big, bold, beautiful design houses! Thank you House & Home for including us in your stunning "Colour Issue" (on newsstands now).

Available at