From the baby gear gospel according to DT reader Daniel, who emailed this to me:
What is it? I don't get it! Am I crazy for admiring simplicity?Amen, brother. For some righteous bassinets, you probably have to go to the promised lands of Denmark [home of the rockin' Leander Cradle] or Finland [can you say Seimi?]. Of course, finding a cool bassinet at a gen-pop price is probably harder than getting a camel through the eye of a needle. The rich man might not be getting into heaven, but his kid'll have a sweet bassinet in the mean time. [Us, we used the Bugaboo for 3 months.]
Am I the different one for shunning ruffles?
Does the majority of this country have all their taste in the mouths?
I am always at a loss when I see a parent pushing a monster pea green
or beige Graco stroller. What the hell are they thinking when they
went stroller shopping? That the color is chic? Give me a f'n break!
I have seen the cool cribs, the cool strollers, hell, I even researched a cool diaper bag, but where are all the modernist bassinets?
It seems as if the disease of the frilly has jumped from the crib and
spread to the bassinet. I can not, for the life of me, understand why
the general population buys this crap.
[update: there IS this one coming to Sparkability next month, the Cariboo Gentle Motions bassinet. Pros: clean lines, it's actually available in the US, only $329. Cons: "clean" can also mean "towel rack."]