January 15, 2013

Follow The Crab

Alright stay with me on this one, mkay?

From eBay, a vintage Creative Playthings Crawlie Crab pulltoy that wobbles around when you pull it. In "like new" condition, "gnawable plastic. Extemely hard to find."

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From Bloomberg--and this is really one of those times where I imagine Mayor Mike himself reading this to us: Brazilian Bikini Waxes Make Crab Lice Endangered Species.

"The shop run by Jonice Padilha and her sisters Jocely, Janea, Joyce, Juracy, Jussara and Judeseia may be ground zero in the war on pubic lice." The shop being J Sisters, which, lemming-like fashion trends, also, maybe you're looking for some J names? Or if it's a boy, maybe Sunga? That sounds like a nice name.

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This just in DT reader Rolf: In a WSJ Weekend blurb for ie [ee-eh, it means house in Japanese], an otherwise delightful fabric & kids clothing store in the Haut Marais run by a Nepalese-French and Japanese couple, Alexa Brazilian writes this noxious sentence: "In addition to being popular with in-the-know French parents, it is also de rigueur for every American fashion editor with a little one to make a pit stop there when in town on business."

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ie's busy prints remind me of the the little store in Aix-en-Provence where we buy the kids' do-rags. [I guess that could be a pretty obnoxious sentence, too.] It's called Papa Pique et Maman Coud [Daddy Bites & Mom Sews, I think]. It started as a young couple's barrette stand in Bretagne. Now they have like 20 locations. And since our last visit, they have added a bunch of baby stuff like bibs, and tiny backpacks, which were very cute. [Also, the horrible mall hair store Claire's opened a location up the street. So there's that.]

Anyway, the kid also picked out a puffy hairclip, which was a crab:

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Creative Playthings Crawlie Crab Pulltoy Cool Weird Vintage Kinetic, Buy It Now, $34.99+10.31 s/h [ebay]

1 Comment

I think "pique" here translates as "embroiders" or "does needlework." The biting connotation applies mostly to mosquitoes and other critters with needle-like biting apparatus.

(Captcha still is horrible btw.)

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