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Ippinka: the shopping site for the minimalist crowd

I know these days it feels like there’s a new shopping site born every minute. But there’s one I’ve just discovered that’s fast becoming an obsession for me, because the products are so sharp, stylish and imaginative. The site is Ippinka, and they sell only products that adhere to their four principles of good design: functional, well-made, minimalist, and environmentally- and socially conscious.  Love when someone else does all the research for me. Now one huge caveat (and pet peeve) is that you have to register to be able to see the products–though I think I got around that when...

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Nagging is more fun with Tetris-shaped notes

Square sticky notes are so boring. It’s much more fun to use these oh-so-familiar shapes, humming Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy as you write out a reminder to take out the garbage. Did you know that the blocks used in Tetris are called Tetriminoes? It’s true. The entire time you were trying to fit the S and Z ones together, your brain was learning to think more efficiently. We can’t promise that will happen just by using the Tetrimino-shaped Block Notes from Suck UK, but you can definitely have fun arranging them at your own speed. Block Notes...

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Don’t miss this huge sale at one of our favorite baby boutiques

We love finding cool, unique baby boutiques, especially ones owned by moms (and their moms). The downside is that sometimes these amazing shops close as the owners move onto other endeavors, which is the case with Bean New York.  The upside, however, is that they’re offering 50% off everything in the store, from gorgeous layettes to special occasion dresses, and all sorts of beautiful items for babies in between. Here are some of our favorites, but act fast! At these prices, they won’t last long. {Don’t miss our picks at these amazing prices after the jump} The beautiful knitted swing...

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Trendy kids’ clothes at awesome sale prices. Yep, they’ve got our attention too.

With the holidays over and out, the sales are all in full affect! Immediately following New Years, I’m always on the hunt for cute threads for my kids. Mostly online, because I seem to find the best deals here. One of my all time favorite children’s fashion sites, Nonchalant Mom, is having their winter sale now, and it’s a good one. Especially because these tend to be the kinds of splurgey clothes that most parents won’t pay full price for. Don’t miss a great discount code on already reduced prices after the jump This sweet plaid Lucky Wang Kimono...

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BRIKA is more than another flash sale site. It’s less–in a good way.

While overall, I admit I’m growing a little weary of all the membership-only shopping sites (and the subsequent eight million “OUR SALE IS STARTING!” alerts in my inbox each day), there is a new one I’m excited about. I love its focus on artistry, creativity and the kind of talented designers that we always get excited about when we discover them on Etsy. The new site BRIKA seems to me a bit like a cross between Fab, Uncovet and Joyus. It’s a rather minimalist site–all about beautiful items from artists and small brands you get to learn a little...

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Toys in a flash (flash sale, that is)

I love flash toy sales before the holidays. If you’re on the ball, you can score really top-quality brands at a portion of their regular prices. (You already know that, if you’ve been following us through the Cyber Monday madness this week!) Shipping can get expensive, though. The good news? Gilt is hooking up its subscribers with a flash toy sale this Friday that includes free shipping! Brands we love like Schoenhut, Uncle Goose blocks, and craft supplies from Alex Toys are all for the taking (er, buying). I am especially digging those beautiful wooden alphabet blocks for my kindergartener....

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Tech gets pretty and geography gets fun. Here are a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. A brilliant, easy way to get your photos off your iPhone and into a photo book, finally. 2. Need a butler? This one is gorgeous, innovative, and will even help you find your keys. 3. Honk if you think this iPhone case is groovy. 4. An educational app that’s so cool, we’re playing it as much as our kids. Plus, we’re giving away a free download! 5. We found the app that will...

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Small Business Saturday deals: some of our very favorite kinds of deals

We’re all about supporting small businesses here at Cool Mom Picks, so as you might guess, Small Business Saturday is one of our favorite days! Even though we already rounded up some of the best Black Friday deals from lots of our favorite indie-owned small bizzes yesterday, many of which extend through the weekend (so be sure to check!), we found a few more great deals in honor of Small Business Saturday that we wanted to share with you.  And, just a note of thanks to you, as we’re a small business ourselves. Thank you so much for your...

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Small Business Saturday: Shop small, save big. What’s not to love?

We’ve been proud supporters of Small Business Saturday since it began in 2010, and we’re so happy to see it take off in a big way. (Pun intended.) Then again, are you surprised? Every day is pretty much small business day at Cool Mom Picks. However this year, there’s one more added benefit: If you’re an American Express cardholder, you can simply register your American Express card, and get an automatic $25 credit on your account when you spend $25 or more at a local small business in person today. We typed in our own zip codes and found...

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Sweet play macarons (and an irresistible, unmissable Black Friday toy deal)

I admit I swooned just a little when I saw this beautiful play food toy at longtime CMP favorite, Cattiwampus. Then I saw that they were on sale, too, with an extra discount for Black Friday–and a little extra discount just for our readers, on everything in the shop. Yep, more swooning. Because when I can support a little shop this crazy weekend, and still get a great deal? Sign me up. [Don’t miss an AMAZING limited time offer after the jump just for our readers!] The toy macaron set is made by Djeco, which is a wonderful French...

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