September, 2007

Aesop 2007

The artistic potential of fables and fairy tales is often obscured by the pedestrian illustrations that accompany them. Those classic stories are so full of vivid characters, I’m actually surprised that more artists aren’t inspired by them.

Oh, Kaed!

I finally came to grips withhavingto carry a diaper bag for the next year, if not more. So instead of pining after the hot leather bags for Fall that you don’t want anywhere near a leaky bottle, I found one that’s actually made for carrying them.

Making Al Gore Proud

I wince every time I take that double plastic bags home from the grocery store, but remembering to bring my own bags, let alone ones that can carry more than a few apples, seems unlikely.

Congratulations! It’s a Pig!

I always have trouble with those baby gifts you need to get when the parents want the sex to be a surprise. Don’t they know what a burden their surprise is on their generous friends? Don’t they know it’s all about me?

Style-Conscientious

Onlytwo minutes of searching the web forbabyshoes for my newly crawling little man of the house and I’m drowning in a sea of leather booties. Love leather booties, but isn’t there something different out there?

Berry Cool Artwork

If it’s not clear from our past artwork picks, we often lean towards designs with a sense of humor. Not like a big pair of Groucho glasses – just a subtle wink.

So Soho

I’ve come to find that a lot of the smaller designers we like use many of of the same fabrics in their bibs and blankets. Evidently there’s been a run on pink "disco dots" at some fabric wholesaler somewhere.

Speed Dating for Sitters

Scoring a fantastic, trustworthybabysittercan be like searching for the holy grail. It’s hugely time consuming to call for references, conduct background checks and beg all your friends for personal recommendations, to say nothing of making sure you’ve hidden all the toys under the couch for the interview (ahem).