April 2008 Archives

April 30, 2008

One Of These Things Doesn't Belong Here

I know The 'Street was edgier back in the day, but still. The synopsis list on our DVR fakes me out every. single. time:Rosita finds other uses for her wings. Gabi and Big Bird baby-sit for Natasha. Baby Bear...
[read the full post...]

Hmm, Not The Phaeton Station Wagon I Was Dreaming Of

I noticed that a neighbor in DC recently bought a VW Phaeton, and since every other house in our DC neighborhood has either a Volvo wagon, a Mercedes wagon, or a Passat wagon in front of it, the walks...
[read the full post...]

Holy Crap, Our Book Is #42 On Amazon

And by "our," of course, I mean "Dooce." Way back, Heather Armstrong invited me [1] to write an essay for her anthology on fathers and fatherhood, Things I Learned About My Dad (in therapy). The book was just released yesterday,...
[read the full post...]

April 29, 2008

Our Children's Gorilla's Wonderwall's Fellows

The folks at Our Children's Gorilla, Sweden's great indie toy and design company [who have advertised on DT] have created a limited edition suite of prints for Wonderwall, Sweden's great indie wall decorating company [who have not]. Called "Fellows,"...
[read the full post...]

Elmer The Unambiguously Awesome Dishware Set

You know, I thought it was just a phase, but I'm liking Elmer the patchwork elephant a lot more these days. Not sure why. And that goes for this pretty sweet-looking Elmer tableware set, too. Not that we'll be...
[read the full post...]

That CrazyTrendy Flickr Collection, With Kids, And Now 80% Safer For Work!

Maybe 75%. Mister Jalopy calls the mmk_kobayashi's 4,000-strong collection "the best flickr stream ever." [uptone at the end, there: "ever?"] Also, tasteless, hilarious, and "sporadically NSFW." Well, I was selflessly pulling out kid-related links last night, when I realized...
[read the full post...]

April 28, 2008

WryBaby's Safe Baby Pregnancy Tips

David & Kelly Sopp's Safe Baby Pregnancy Tips has been around almost as long as their Safe Baby Handling Tips. But sometimes it takes someone posting damn near the whole thing online before it really sinks in. Though it's...
[read the full post...]

Baby Monitor As Corporate Espionage Tool? There Are Plenty Of Substitutes

Was Der F? This puts the Un in unglaublich. The CEO of Porsche is demanding an investigation after finding a baby monitor "behind the sofa" of his hotel room. The monitor was discovered a day before a shareholders meeting last...
[read the full post...]

We've Come A Long Way, Childcraft?

Hi-larious. From the hippies to the CPSC to women's lib, the times in 1974, they were definitely a-changin'. Here are some items from the 1974-5 Childcraft catalog that I can't imagine seeing at a Toys R Us near you...
[read the full post...]

Sweet Vintage Ply: Childcraft Nesting Chair Blocks

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Childcraft Nesting Chair Blocks, circa 1974, originally uploaded by daddytypes. I just got a fat...
[read the full post...]

April 27, 2008

WP: BPA Caper Being Blown Wide Open

The Washington Post apparently wants some of that think-of-the-children Pulitzer Pie the Chicago Tribune's been having. They have another front page story on BPA and the health risk it poses to infants and pre-pubescent kids, even at extremely low levels...
[read the full post...]

April 26, 2008

Surprising No One, The My Pee Pee Bottle Was Her Husband's Idea

Wow, how in the world did a dad ever come up with the idea of peeing in a bottle when you're on the road? If only the My Pee Pee Bottle weren't made of BPA-laden polycarbonate, it'd be damn...
[read the full post...]

Bunker Hill Lacquered Steel Doll McMansion

Daniel Franzen's painted steel dollhouse has serious curb appeal. The shape is inspired by Swedish barns, and relates to a series of cabins Franzen's firm, Bunker Hill, is designing for the reclaimed wood specialty firm Arvesund. It comes with...
[read the full post...]

Well, There's ONE Maarten Baas Clay High Chair

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } tv set Maarten Baas, originally uploaded by ibowoman. In 2006, Dutch designer Maarten Baas debuted...
[read the full post...]

April 25, 2008

Apt. For Rent: No Pets, No Preggies, No Shorties

What is the world coming to when a yuppie couple expecting their first kid can't rent an apartment in Brooklyn? A stuck-in-Manhattan couple has filed a class-action discrimination lawsuit against Brown Harris Stevens claiming the brokerage refused to show them...
[read the full post...]

Robeez For Everyone!

Apparently, humanity is doomed unless we all change our shoes. And by "change," NY Magazine means "dump." You Walk Wrong [nymag via dt reader dt]...
[read the full post...]

My First Pixi Books

Pixi Books, or Pixi Bücher, are the German equivalent of Golden Books. Since 1953, the Vaterland's Kindershelves have been filled with over 1,500 identically sized titles, [10x10cm], and all grouped and numbered in little series with German precision. I'm sure...
[read the full post...]

April 24, 2008

Why Is This Awesome Tummy Tub Video Being Supressed?

It doesn't have the money shot of the last one, where an entire roomful of babies sits, cooing happily in buckets, but the latest promotional video for the Tummy Tub, the Dutch-designed vertical infant bathtub, is pretty awesome. But...
[read the full post...]

Hey LA County, Is It Still Co-Sleeping When You Pass Out?

So LA County's Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect [ICAN] wanted some attention for their 2008 Child Death Review Report, and they got it. The front¢er recommendation--the only recommendation, in fact--is that "co-sleeping" is a "potentially lethal act." Of...
[read the full post...]

Truck Kids Room Wins Kips Bay Decorator Showdown

When you're filling a modernist landmark, more is not more after all. The Kips Bay Decorator Show House is an Upper East Side institution: a select handful of society decorators each get a room in some townhouse, which they inevitably...
[read the full post...]

April 23, 2008

Give Up Yet? 10X Lead Found In Playground Astroturf

If you thought Jimmy Hoffa's corpse was the only thing contaminating that New Jersey soccer field, think again. State environmental officials have found lead levels in artificial turf that are up to 10 times the toxic threshold for dirt&grass. But...
[read the full post...]

Study: Boys're Always After Yer Lucky Charms

Never mind that the University of Exeter, UK study just published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences [?] shows that higher nutrient, higher calorie diets at the time of conception are significantly linked to having a...
[read the full post...]

Boon Has A Flair For Customer Service

Here's a nice report from a dad and satisfied Boon customer:We've had a Boon Flair high chair for a few months now, which we really like. A couple weeks ago one of the male clips on the harness broke. I...
[read the full post...]

DT Retail Scoutabout: NY Bed Edition

Here's the deal: DwellStudio is having an overstock sale, 60-80% off on current and discontinued designs. And it sounds like they're replenishing daily, so there's less of that "line up & fight for it" sample sale frenzy. When: Apr. 24-May...
[read the full post...]

April 22, 2008

Bugaboo Logo-Poaching Building In Tribeca Is Not To Be Truffled With

On the left, the logo for the enigmatic new apartment building going up on the northern edge of Tribeca. The building name: Truffles, as in, "hard to find" and "expensive," I guess. On the right, the Bugaboo logo, which...
[read the full post...]

Bellagio Fastback: Finally, A Maserati Cinqueporte I Can Get Behind

Suhweet. Carrozzeria Touring has put the Touring back into their Carrozzeria with this station wagon conversion for the Maserati Quattroporte. Dubbed the Bellagio Fastback, this uomo di famiglia-mobile will debut in a few days alongside CT's new Superleggera sports...
[read the full post...]

Play-Dodecahedron! The Popular Science Meditator By Ken Isaacs

"'Bye for now,' says the man of the house as he retreats into think tank. Though it dominates a room, it can be quickly disassembled. At [right] Isaacs contemplates interior collage." Ken Isaacs, is there anything modular and plywood...
[read the full post...]

April 21, 2008

Ferdinand, The Disney Version

Ferdinand the Bull was published in 1936. It was a bestseller, so much so that Walt Disney produced a color, animated version of the story in 1938, which won the Academy Award for best animated short in 1939. [They're...
[read the full post...]

Wired Spots Startup Baby At Startup School

From the sound of things, the real takeaway for startup baby and his/her startup dad from Saturday's Startup School '08 at Stanford should be David Heinemeier Hansson's talk. Hansson's a partner at 37signals.com and the creator of the Ruby...
[read the full post...]

Abitacolo: Bruno Munari's Kid Space Machine

It's not nearly enough to know that "abitacolo" is where the pilot sits on a plane, or where the humans ride in a car. No, to Bruno Munari, the Abitacolo he designed in 1971 for the Italian furniture company...
[read the full post...]

I'm Kenny Scharf's Kid-Sized Gumby Chair, Dammit!

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Keith Haring, originally uploaded by mario.mc. So obviously, I found this photo of Keith Haring...
[read the full post...]

Thanks, Uncle Keith! The Haring Crib

In the downtown New York art world of the early 1980's, Keith Haring was a rising star, but he was only one of a number of artists who took drawing more seriously than Art, and who insisted on breaking...
[read the full post...]

April 20, 2008

Nice Raacke!

Ah, 1968, the Golden Age of Cardboard Children's Furniture, which was ushered in by Peter Raacke's Papp collection, the world's first cardboard furniture. And by first, I mean third, after the Those Things stool from the British designer Peter...
[read the full post...]

Jamie Hayon: Hey, Look! I Have Carte Blanche At Lladro!

Lladro hasn't crossed my mind more than twice in the twenty years I've walked past their store on 57th street. There was one radio report after the Northridge earthquake where a lady was talking about saving all her Lladro,...
[read the full post...]

New York Times Been Bery Bery Good To G

From the NY Times Magazine Green Issue on the intractable environmental questions of the cloth vs. disposable diaper debate:Apparently the only way between the two sides is to do without (which means teaching babies to use a toilet) or adopt...
[read the full post...]

April 19, 2008

Interdependent Children's Furniture By Eiry Rock

The images and reports from the furniture-palooza in Milan are starting to turn up. One of the first kid-related designs to show up: the children's chairs of Eiry Rock, a young designer and maker from Leicestershire, smack in the...
[read the full post...]

Sweet Sport France Jouet A Bascule

Just in case you didn't learn how to say "rocking horse" in French--because frankly, you were only learning French to pick up chicks, not shop for playground implements--now you know: un cheval à bascule. Thus, this jouet à bascule,...
[read the full post...]

April 18, 2008

Papst Red Ribbon: Vintage Fiberglass Kid Furniture Goes 1 For 2 In Vienna

Last we heard of Walter Papst, the German pioneer in the design of fiberglass furniture, his Rocking Sculpture was being reissued in a limited edition by Wilkhahn. [Also, he was hunting aliens.] After the Rocking Sculpture won an award...
[read the full post...]

BPA BFD: Hysterical, Hippie Boutique Wal-Mart Turns Back On BPA-Loving America

In a move clearly designed to exploit the misguided media confusion over the baby industry's most successful puberty hastening plastic compound, a publicity-craving, yuppie boutique in Bentonville, Arkansas has grandly announced that it will stop carrying baby products with BPA...
[read the full post...]

Creative Playthings Houseboat, Minus The Wet T-shirted Playthings

The seller has titled this 1960's Creative Playthings boat Noah's Ark, even though there are no animals. Obviously, though, it's from the very rare Creative Playthings Lake Havasu Spring Break Playset. If only Antonio Vitali's hand-carved, bikini-wearing co-eds and...
[read the full post...]

April 17, 2008

JPMA Gives BPA Bottle-Making Self A Big Safety Hug

Ah, glad that's all cleared up. The Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association, whose members make the Bisphenol-A-laden baby bottles, and the BPA epoxy-lined formula cans, have created a valuable, informative website, babybottle.org, to reassure anyone who's listening that bottles containing BPA...
[read the full post...]

Cars.com: M3's And Little Ones Do Mix

If this is what was holding you back, head down to the dealer right now. Cars.com reports you can indeed fit a Peg Perego car seat in the rear of a 2009 BMW M3. [Note: reminds me of a...
[read the full post...]

April 16, 2008

DT Clearance Sale Scoutabout

If sales are what interest you, here are some interesting sales I've heard about in New York, Miami, and around the whole world on the Internet: Sweet Dutch Designers Sample Sale, Apr 17 (9-6) & Apr 18 (9-3): "SPRING 2008...
[read the full post...]

It's Just A Boob Job: A Book To Explain Plastic Surgery To Your Kids

My Beautiful Mommy is a new book by Dr. Michael Salzhauer, a plastic surgeon in North Miami Beach. It helps kids understand why mommy is getting a tummy tuck and a nose job, but it doesn't mention anything about...
[read the full post...]

Quirky Canada Has Own Health Ministry, Bisphenol-A Laws

And thanks to NAFTA, soon Americans will, too, Bisphenol-A policies set right there in Ottawa, which polycarbonate gear manufacturers who treat the US and Canada as one market will have to adhere to. As a couple of Canadian types have...
[read the full post...]

Hmm, Mary Blair Small World, Now In Collectible Tapestry Format

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Disneyland Small World Art Tapestry, originally uploaded by Miehana. And by "now," I of course...
[read the full post...]

NIH Panel: Oh, THAT BPA? Yeah, That S**t'll Kill Ya

From the front page of the Washington Post: seems the new draft report of the NIH's National Toxicology Program panel is going to state that Bisphenol-A, the plastic additive found in baby bottles, sippy cups, and liquid formula can liners,...
[read the full post...]

New Dad-Designed Edo Rocker At Thos. Moser

Wow, David Moser's Edo Rocker looks like a Mission Style classic that came home all Art Nouveau after going on study abroad to Belgium. And in a good way. It's substantial and lyrical at the same time. Apparently, Moser,...
[read the full post...]

April 15, 2008

If The Station Wagon Is Dead, Brunei Is Freakin' Station Wagon Heaven

Sheesh, the Sultan of Brunei's Wikipedia entry sounds like it's been edited by Robin Leach. Suffice it to say, that when you spend upwards of $4 billion on 3-5,000 cars, your garage is going to contain quite a few...
[read the full post...]

UK Study: It's Part Of A Brightly Colored, Wildly Imbalanced Breakfast!

I don't know what's more headscratching about this UK study linking commonplace processed food colorings and additives to ADHD in kids: the possibility that some of the most common food additives in the world [may be contributing to hyperactivity and...
[read the full post...]

Now That's A Hackable Wall-Mounted Metal Changing Table

At EUR650, this very changing table-esque, modular shelving unit, made in Holland in the 1950's by Pilastro, is approximately 25 times the cost of the modern, lawn chair-like Ikea alternatives. Then again, Ikea has 25 million Google results; Pilastro...
[read the full post...]

Bookhou Felt Kids Chair, From Canada

I am a sucker for industrial felt. Spread last week's pad thai onto a giant sheet of inch-thick, grey felt, and I'd eat it with my hands tied behind my back. [Actually, I think that's actually a Joseph Beuys...
[read the full post...]

April 14, 2008

Hmm, But Ikea Already Has Wall-Mounted Changing Tables

Why go to the trouble of hacking together a wall-mounted Ikea changing table from the office furniture section, when Ikea already offers a perfectly fine-looking wall-mounted changing table in the changing table department? The Antilop changing table is supposedly...
[read the full post...]

Ikeahackable? Laptop Workstation-Into-Diaper Workstation?

I know what you were thinking--or at least I know you know what I was thinking--when you saw that new Ikea PS series Laptop Workstation on minor details last week: sweet, but could you make a wall-mounted changing table...
[read the full post...]

Bugaboo Blanket Schmanket, Check Out This Bugaboo USB Drive!

"For information and images on the Bugaboo micro fleece blanket, please insert enclosed flash drive." You mean this sweet, Bugaboo flash drive, complete with a lanyard?? Anything you say, Madam Publicist! OK, so it's only 512Mb, it's still pretty...
[read the full post...]

Papa Poems From Siv Widerberg's I'm Like Me

It's not perfect, but it's a perfect artifact of the era: The 1973 collection of poems by Swedish poet/writer/school teacher Siv Widerberg was published by The Feminist Press under the title, "I'm Like Me: Poems for people who want to...
[read the full post...]

We Need A Montage! Children And Their [Babywearing] Fathers

While the wife and K2 were in NYC, the kid and I went to the book sale at the library over the weekend. It was in unusually good form: seven books for an embarrassing $1.40, including Bruno Munari's Zoo;...
[read the full post...]

April 13, 2008

PandaPanther's Yo Gabba Gabba Season 2 Animation Turning Up Online?

Huh. No. The show hasn't started shooting the live segments yet, but it looks like some of--at least one of--the new animated songs for Yo Gabba Gabba's second season is already online. [At least it looks like that if...
[read the full post...]

Letterpress Baby Card From Zeichen Press

Though it's pretty damn funny on paper [heh], I think the Daddy Types demo would do well to stay away from Zeichen Press's "I'm glad you're having a baby and I'm not." card. The "Hey! I WASN'T BORN YESTERDAY!...
[read the full post...]

Oshiri Kajiri Mushi Goods, Finally

I've grown a bit skeptical of the origins of most every sudden Japanese trend. With the Oshiri Kajiri Mushi, aka Bottom Biting Bug, cartoon that washed over Japan last summer, it wasn't until the late fall/Christmas season before Japan's...
[read the full post...]

April 12, 2008

DT Headline Update: The International Breast Milk Project Is Also The Milk Supplier For Prolacta Bioscience

The ABC News report yesterday on the International Breast Milk Project actually didn't lead off with their donations of breast milk to HIV/AIDS orphans in Africa. Instead, it began with a domestic tragedy, the tale of Kim Sciulli, who...
[read the full post...]

DT Headline Roundup: Wait, What? Edition

Things in my inbox and browser tabs that make me go, wait, am I missing something here? From This Week In The British Surveillance State: A local school board in a London suburb used an anti-terrorist surveillance law to surveille...
[read the full post...]

April 11, 2008

Incredibly Authentic New NASCAR Baby Gear

This new Jeff Gordon umbrella stroller is so authentic, half of NASCAR fans already hate it on principle, and half of them think it's gay. Fortunately for the home improvement industry, there are Tony Stewart [#20, Home Depot] and...
[read the full post...]

We Just Realized We Left Something Else In Los Angeles:

The last hour-and-a-half of K2's daytime naps. Seriously, since the little kid came home, she has not been sleeping more than 30-40 minutes at a time. Before LA, she'd do an easy 1.5-2hr morning nap, then a 2+ hour afternoon...
[read the full post...]

Parisian Baby Photographer Sks Free NYC Pool For Fun, Mostly Profit

Let me get this straight. You're an underwater maternity photographer who charges $1,000 for a 30-minute shoot with each pregnant woman and/or newborn baby. Your currency has never been stronger, and now you want to come to New York...
[read the full post...]

Uma To Lactivists: Never Gonna Give You Up

uma_the_lactivist Originally uploaded by daddytypes...
[read the full post...]

Now That's A Disney Dad: Awesome Dork Films Family's 1956 Trip To Disneyland

Dr. Robbins Barstow began his amateur filmmaking career directing himself and his brothers in a Tarzan movie in the 1930's. By 1956, little Robbins was all grown up and living in Connecticut, where he pursued more stable work in...
[read the full post...]

April 10, 2008

Whoa, 1995 BMW M5 Touring On The eBay

Well, now, that's a saved search I don't get notified about very often. There's a 1995 BMW M5 Touring on eBay right now, one of the last dozen or so E34 wagons handbuilt by the Motorsport division, and one...
[read the full post...]

Disney Dads Know Right Where To Start Looking For Movies

So you've joined the Disney Movie Club, and now you're stuck, wondering which nine Disney movies you should agree to buy over the next two years. [Technically, which four movies, after you get all five Air Buds.] Don't let...
[read the full post...]

NYT Gives Camp-Friendly Cribs The Zagat Treatment

Alternate article title: Q: How many little Coloradans can you stuff into a Phil & Teds Traveller? [A: At least four.] The NY Times enlisted a young, large family to try out five travel cribs of various sizes, price...
[read the full post...]

April 9, 2008

Dayum, That Is One Weezy F'in Baby

So not only is Lil Wayne better than Jay-Z, he's badder than The Notorious B.I.G., AND Nas, whose albums had wimpy little uninked babies on the covers? Let's go to the tape:“My mama’s a gangsta...She told me every day,...
[read the full post...]

"Blatantly Unfocused Play With Their Daddy"

I'm re-reading Calvin Trillin's 1998 book, Family Man, and it's rather more interesting now that I'm a dad. Jim's right, he's the godfather of all typing daddies, not just those who make a big deal about changing tables in the...
[read the full post...]

Aprica X Fendi $1600 Stroller Colabo, W & T Versions To Follow Shortly

Ho. Ly. Smokes. Aprica's gone all Via Montenapoleone on us again. This Aprica for Fendi stroller is just what it looks like: a $300 Aprica reupholstered with $1300 of WTF. But here's the kicker: Fendi is owned by LVMH....
[read the full post...]

Embrace The Butterfly

All your kid talks about is butterflies? Fine. Just run with it. They're just dinosaurs for girls. With the Butterflies of the World poster, your kid'll be the best damn lepidopterist this side of Vladimir Nabokov. Rainbows? All you...
[read the full post...]

There's Daddy Typing

there's daddy typing Originally uploaded by daddytypes Our new oilcloth tablecloth, picked up from Coco's Variety, as shot by our new auteur, with our new Flip....
[read the full post...]

April 8, 2008

From The Phil & Teds Vibe Unboxing

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Vibe with rayshade on double seat, originally uploaded by sibergirlblue. DT reader Kristina took delivery...
[read the full post...]

Creative Playthings Tug Boat On The eBay

If there's wear on this vintage Finnish tug boat & barge set from Creative Playthings, I can't really see it in the photo. And before I start a bidding war at $22 shipped for a used wooden toy, I'd...
[read the full post...]

Waiting Over For Godot's Stroller? The Phil & Teds Vibe

So the most elusive stroller on earth--or at least Middle Earth, as played by New Zealand--is finally here, I think. The all-aluminum Phil & Teds Vibe was launched last fall at the ABC Kids Expo, but the P&T folks...
[read the full post...]

April 7, 2008

Cher?? This "Hip" Parenting Racket's Freakin' Groundhog Day, Dude

THERE WAS CHER ON JOAN RIVERS' NEW SQUAWK SHOW, wearing tight pants with a gossamer bustle, a well-distressed T-shirt, rhinestone suspenders. Cher was distraught over her daughter Chastity's fashion faux pas. She'd rebelled and gone preppy. The kid wore Izods,...
[read the full post...]

DT Headline Roundup: Nude, Wack, Wax Edition

From the accumulated browser tabs of Mr. Daddy T. Frankweiler: "Reading man falls from roof of his moving minivan, runs naked along bypass [has organs-exposing gash in torso, gets tased with no effect, gets wrestled to ground, not yet charged...
[read the full post...]

Calvin Trillin On Theories Of Child-Rearing

My stack of unread New Yorkers and I agreed to start seeing other people a long time ago. So while I remember the buzz about Calvin Trillin's 2006 remembrances of his wife Alice, I didn't read the piece. And now...
[read the full post...]

April 6, 2008

Dad The Builder: Can You Fix This?

Clive Thompson, who just wrote an article for Wired about the resurgence of DIY culture, points to an excellent essay by Matthew B. Crawford, "Shop Class As Soulcraft," which ran in 2006 in The New Atlantis, A Journal on Technology...
[read the full post...]

SF Chronicle Has The Balls To Name Parenting Channel "Bay Area Moms"

Let the record show that in the year 2008, the San Francisco Chronicle, the newspaper of record for the capital of galaxy [or at least The United Federation of Planets], decided that the best name for it's "big page...
[read the full post...]

April 5, 2008

DTQ&A: Scott Pankratz, The Dad Who Crowdsurfed His Daughter To Obama

Alright, you have to admit, AP photographer Alex Brandon's shot of 8-month-old Natalie Pankratz-Osborn surfing across the mob at the Barack Obama rally in Missoula, Montana today is pretty awesome. As an aficionado of presidential imagemaking and as a...
[read the full post...]

Goodnight, Seagull. Goodnight, Sprout. Goodnight, Bedtime Television Going Ballsout

"It's time for bed now. Goodnight, from Aquafresh." As so-called "researchers, pediatricians, cognitive development scientists, and neurologists" stoke the fires of outrage and goad their non-profit lackeys, the heartless, joykilling communistic social activists to attack, where can a worn out...
[read the full post...]

Vamanos! NAFTAstic Dora Minivan Of Canada

Do not adjust your screen. You are not dreaming. NAFTA is real, and it is working hard for Canadian children every. single. minute. That IS a photo of an American minivan [the Chevrolet Uplander, made in Doraville, Georgia! Until...
[read the full post...]

April 4, 2008

DT Presents: The Foofa Chronicles, In Four Parts

Day One, Monday: Did not know LA is closed on Mondays. On our way to visit Yolk, [closed] we parked in front of Monkeyhouse Toys [closed] which has Yo Gabba Gabba! dolls in the window. We resolve to visit it...
[read the full post...]

Now That's A Fire Sale! Strollers ARE Included In BabyStyle Store Closing Liquidations

As the cherry blossom delights in the Spring, only to quickly wilt and fall, reminding us of the ephemeral nature of all material things, so, too we watch as the captivating light in Mission Viejo's maternity and infant retail firmament...
[read the full post...]

Club Libby Lu Trains Little Girls For Promising Future In The T&A Restaurant Industry

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } bakersfield_club_libby_lu, originally uploaded by daddytypes. The big news in Bakersfield, California today was apparently national...
[read the full post...]

April 3, 2008

Mr. Jalopy's Vintage Kid Chairs of Wonder

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Mr. Jalopy's Vintage Kid Chairs of Wonder, originally uploaded by daddytypes. I made a pilgrimage...
[read the full post...]

Terry Fox's Children's Tapes At The Getty

Though he lies in Germany now, when he was living in the Bay Area in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Terry Fox "was a central participant in the West Coast performance art, video and Conceptual Art movements." In...
[read the full post...]

DT Link Round-Up: Imagine All The People Edition

Seems that even when I'm on the road, the browser tabs just keep filling up with interesting stuff. And how: The Birth Tour 2008 is coming to a yoga center near you: "What is THE BIRTH TOUR? Imagine a room...
[read the full post...]

April 2, 2008

David Cronenberg Would Definitely Approve: Vintage Thumbsucking Guard On eBay

We're just at the stage where we wish/hope the new kid will learn how to suck her thumb and self-soothe, but instead of giving her the chance, we usually seem to take the instant pacification route by plugging the...
[read the full post...]

Smart-Aleck Hippie Shirts For Kids, From $30

See, it's funny, because The Closing of the American Mind is a classic Reagan-era Allan Bloom book on how liberal academia is destroying the country and its culture! But Bloom's dead, and Reagan, too, and now the Clothing of...
[read the full post...]

Vintage Kettler: Puts The Rad In Dreirad

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Chromjuwelen Kettler Dreirad, originally uploaded by chromjuwelen. With their Happy AIr, Happy Plus, Happy Plus...
[read the full post...]

April 1, 2008

From Germany To Silverlake With Love: Flototto Kids Chair

So we went poking around Silverlake today, the girls and I. Yolk is nice. But hey-o, Monkeyhouse Toys?? Awesome. The hyper-indie toy store has more than a few kidult-oriented toys, but first and foremost, it's a toy store for...
[read the full post...]

Childsply: Filling In The Pieces

I've been slowly hearing back from various designers in the Childsply Project that UK design gallery/store twentytwentyone organized in 1999. [13 designers and firms created twelve pieces of kid furniture out of a single sheet of plywood. The originals...
[read the full post...]

Google DT


Contact DT

Daddy Types is published by Greg Allen with the help of readers like you.
Got tips, advice, questions, and suggestions? Send them to:
greg [at] daddytypes [dot] com

Join the [eventual] Daddy Types mailing list!


Archives

copyright

copyright 2014 daddy types, llc.
no unauthorized commercial reuse.
privacy and terms of use
published using movable type

advertisements