Friday, October 30, 2009

Tippy toes

This is a post about baby shoes. Be warned.

Back when my daughter first put foot to pavement, she wore Robeez, like most of the other kids. Which are fine.

But now I see that See Kai Run has a new line called Smaller. These are soft-soled, like Robeez, and hella cute.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Window dressing

I got this catalogue in the mail. CB2. I've seen the stores around, but never looked into one.

The catalogue, though, entrances me, and this is why - I've become fascinated with the pretend reading matter scattered through the scenes. I don't even know what it's supposed to reflect - is it an aspirational lifestyle to read the New Yorker, the NYT and Twilight? The bathroom has National Geographic (currently laying people off, apparently). There are also the inescapable Large Design Books and, of course, everyone uses a Mac.

There is some ok stuff in the catalogue but it's very IKEA and I'd rather just go straight to the funfair land of slides and macaroni and cheese (most people think of meatballs, but a family member is addicted to the mac).

Added: Those reviews are totally fake! CB2, in my book you are busted. There is no way a pitcher can have that many good reviews because real people are picky and grumpy. Also, take note, real people don't spell well and use poor grammar. Especially in reviews.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Space 1979

OK, I was at IKEA today. This is so unfair. How can they have these in Conshohocken and not here in the mod-lovin' Bay Area?

Photo and info via Daddy Types and Greg's army of tipsters. Here's what he says:

curvy plastic base in black or white, pop-in seat in red, black, white or transparent smoke [!], plus a detachable tray, all for $60 [additional seats are $20]

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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Stringing me along

I recently got a bag of blog swag from 1000 Markets, a new Etsy rival. There was one thing in there that I've come to really love - earrings by Cheap Date made out of guitar strings.

Now, I hate the word 'upcycled'. So that nearly put me off them immediately. But let me tell you why I love them: they're light. Super light. I hate heavy earrings with a passion and these are so light that I forget I'm wearing them, go to bed, and end up with them tangled in my hair. Sorry, that was beside the point. They're great, anyway. And no one would know they're strings, so I can avoid looking like some weird band groupie.

(It occurs to me that both my friends named Cara would probably appreciate jewelry from a place called Cheap Date. A coincidence?)

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The emporium of the reliably covetable known as Veer is selling the Diana plastic camera.

It makes lovely/horrible photos - says you should tape it up with gaffer's tape!

Veer's selling a remake, but look how pretty the pictures are.

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Little tiny Swedes made this

Look, a Stokke for only thirty bucks. Oh, wait, it's a knock-off. Oh, wait, it's "Swedish Style" doll chair.

You know you've made it when Target makes you mini. Now where's the American Girl size 'Dutch Style' stroller?

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