Category: Cool Websites

RightCliq by Visa – making online shopping fun, easy, and more affordable. Did we mention fun?

Since we’re all about shopping online here, we’re also about ways to make online shopping easier. And more affordable. And more fun. We’ve been eagerly following Rightcliq by Visa in the last few months since their launch and it seems it’s a dandy little tool for doing all of the above. Now that Rightcliq is a CMP sponsor (yay Rightcliq!) I took some time time to create a Wishspace and it was so cool, I thought I’d show you how it works. Also, maybe one of you will get me that Prada cruise collection leather bag at Bergdorf’s. Heh....

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Make it a handmade Christmas

Still looking for a few last minute gifts for the family? Clearly we’re crazy, mad, marry-us-in-Vegas in love with Etsy and all the wonderful artists and crafters we’ve discovered there. That’s why today, on Etsy’s The Storque blog, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite handmade holiday gifts on Etsy. Click over for lovely ideas that we’ve hand-selected for babies, kids, moms, dads, and even the cool grandparents of the world. You know how we love those cool grandparents. –Liz + Kristen What are the handmade gifts you’ve procured this year? We’d love to hear about...

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Deck the YOU.

Hanging boughs of holly and popcorn is fine for the mantel, but you wouldn’t want to wear them yourself. I mean, think of all the cleavage sap full of popcorn crumbs. If you’re looking to decorate yourself for the holidays while staying comfortable and chic, you won’t want to miss this free tutorial on how to make adorable, wearable garlands out of felt. Bonus: it’s easy! The Purl Bee Blog, which represents the popular yarn and fabric shop Purl Soho, always has loads of adorable projects to knit, embroider, and sew. But we really love the cheery Twisted Felt...

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Lilluxe offers lots of luxury without the luxury prices

I’m the first to admit that discount sites can get overwhelming. I get so swept up in the dealiness of everything that I put a bunch of too-good-to-be-so-cheap things in my cart, second-guess every one, and then abandon the whole thing in favor of a calming cup of tea. Okay, maybe I’m not that bad. But even if I was–or if you are–Lilluxe offers the perfect antidote. [don’t miss some great offers after the jump] Why? Because everything on it is a) seriously cool (see the KidKraft Harley-Davidson over there?), and b) an amazing deal (on Lilluxe, that rocker is $50...

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The Tegu Website – Reality TV for blockheads

So you know how much we love Tegu blocks? Because, really, who doesn’t love beautiful, magnetic wood blocks responsibly made in Honduras by a company committed to social and ecological betterment. These things are so hot, they sell out. But even if you don’t have your own set (yet!), you can now enjoy the magic with Tegu Live, which is basically America’s Next Top Block Genius. [don’t miss a super cool holiday-ready giveaway after the jump] Starting this week, during certain hours of the day, you will find the Tegu Block Genius (wouldn’t you love that on your business...

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Three cheers for the red, white and gently used

This Veteran’s Day, we’d like to not only remember the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve our country, but also that little boy over there who is riding his bike with grape jelly on his shirt. And there is his sister, hula-hooping in the front yard.  Right now there are thousands of military families stationed all over the globe, many with young, growing-like-a-weed children. I can only imagine how difficult clothes shopping is from foreign bases, with selections that probably don’t mirror what I get in my local mall. So, we are thrilled that one...

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Designer inspiration, if not designer purchases

Since having kids, my insatiable hunger for all things art, fashion, and design has been unsatisfied. And rightfully so. I barely have time to eat an actual breakfast, let alone devour the piles of magazines I once looked to for inspiration for my spending habits. But then I discovered the gorgeous offerings at AHAlife, and I felt a little bit of the old me was awakened The site features one amazing product that’s up for purchase for just 24 hours – all lifestyle goodies, all united in being exceptionally cool. Think meticulously curated boutique where you might not necessarily...

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Abe’s Market goes QVC, only not QVC. More like your laptop.

When I first discovered Abe’s Market last year, I thought of it as an online Farmer’s Market – goodies like small batch natural soaps, handmade baby blankets, organic vinaigrettes, and pretty much everything I love about our local Farmer’s Markets; besides the heirloom tomatoes and hot cider. Well they just introduced Abe’s Live, and starting today, if I were home at 2pm, I’d totally be watching that instead of whatever WHO’S THE BABY’S REAL FATHER! show is on then instead. On Abe’s Live, you can tun into a live, streaming webcast of the very vendors and artists who make...

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The only thing better than making photo memories is reliving them hilariously

You loved Awkward Family Photos. You haz a cheezburger. You enjoy a good FAIL. Now we’ve found one more awesome place to waste even more time on the web. At Young Me Now Me, regular people re-stage their childhood photos in hilarious ways. This giggle-inducing new(ish) blog by online performance artist Ze Frank has me aching to sort through that huge box of unmarked photos in my mom’s attic to find something funny that doesn’t involve a leotard. The user-contributed content ranges from old women recreating the somber sepia-toned portraits of their childhood, to grown men swaddling themselves in...

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Babble’s 50 best design blogs for moms. Yay!

Well, what an honor to wake up to find Cool Mom Picks on Babble’s List of the 50 best design blogs for moms. We are in such amazing company we can hardly stand it. Click over for 49 other blogs we know you’ll adore too, including some of our own favorites. Thanks Babble and thanks Elina! –Liz, Kristen + Team Mom Picks Do you have a favorite design blog for moms? Or heck, dads, aunts, or design junkies with no kids at all?  (We don’t discriminate.) We’d love to hear it. We’re always looking for kindred spirits to recognize...

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