January 22, 2009

Why Does Consumer Reports Want To Kill The Used Bugaboo Market??

The March issue of ShopSmart, the no-ads shopping guide published by the Consumer Reports folks, includes some tips for figuring out which used baby gear is still considered safe to use. [Get the pdf of the article here.] Though the...
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January 15, 2009

Dude Made A Coffee Table From A Stroller!

And by dude, I mean Dutch artist Tina Pireira Filipe. And by stroller, I mean the chassis of a big old pram. And by coffee table, I mean glass-topped coffee table of death for any kid that gets near...
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January 13, 2009

Two Down, Thirteen To Go! Unidentified Local Family Drives Extremely Identifiable Bugaboo

Does the sender of the first photo of a Little Marc Jacobs X Bugaboo in the wild still win a 'daddy type' t-shirt if she's also a Bugaboo publicist? Yes she does, but I'll keep the offer open for...
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December 17, 2008

It's Official: Phil & Teds Recalls The First Dash Batch

Back in September, just as the first shipments of the new Phil & Teds Dash were hitting the streets--and then collapsing when you pushed down on the handle--distributor Regal Lager suggested that customers not use the strollers, but instead return...
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December 8, 2008

Have You Seen Me? Stalk The Marc Jacobs x Bugaboo, Get A DT-shirt!

Alright, people, how long will it take for a Marc Jacobs for Bugaboo Bugaboo to turn up in the wild? I've got a sweet, sweet daddytype t-shirt prototype in a never-produced color [red, orange, navy, pink maybe?] for the...
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December 7, 2008

Let The Flipping Begin! Marc Jacobs Bugaboo On Marktplaats.nl

Will the Marc Jacobs For Bugaboo Bugaboo be one of those collectibles like the original mail-in offer Boba Fett, which only retains its resale value if it stays mint-in-box? Or will the sheer scarcity of the strollers [fifteen sold...
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December 2, 2008

No We Can't! Strollers Banned At Obamafest09

Longtime DT reader Buck sends word that infants and kids may have a rough go of it at Obama's inauguration next month. The US Capitol Police have banned baby strollers, backpacks, thermoses and large bags from the secured audience area...
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November 26, 2008

'Quirky' Phil & Teds To Have Own Sales, Distribution

It looks like Phil & Teds will be setting up their own US sales & distribution network soon. I just got a note from Regal+Lager saying that as of May 2009, the veteran distributor would no longer be handling the...
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November 25, 2008

Baby Gap X Maclaren: Mashup Or Mujun?

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Baby Gap X Maclaren mashup?, originally uploaded by daddytypes. The Japanese word for "contradiction" is...
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November 24, 2008

Michael Bloomberg Drives Er, Drove A Maclaren!

Long before he switched to Mike and became the mayor of New York City, and before his info terminals made him a billionaire, Michael Bloomberg was just another ex-Salomon trader/d-bag on the Upper East Side with a couple of...
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November 22, 2008

The Hand That Pushes The Rear-Facing Stroller Changes The World

Sheesh, can't believe I missed putting this one into the Friday Freakout. Researchers at the University of Dundee have published a report titled What's Life in a Baby Buggy Like? which is based on two studies. The key finding: all...
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November 21, 2008

Strolling Thunder: The Oakley Roddler

The Oakley Custom Roddler has been sitting in my browser tabs for a week, ever since I found it on Kid Kustoms' blog. It was apparently designed as a one-off showpiece for Oakley's headquarters. Though I could never quite...
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November 19, 2008

Marc Jacobs For Bugaboo. For Real.

Well that's something. I just got a press release about the Marc Jacobs for Bugaboo. It's a special all-black Cameleon with a canopy and bassinet cover out of Little Marc signature fabric. To be honest, though I'm not a...
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November 18, 2008

To Life! Orthodox Hipster Dad Strolls Through Promised Land

Another sweet find from the archives of Life magazine: John Phillips' 1949 picture from Israel of a hip-looking Orthodox Jewish dad out for a walk with his kid: Full size image: Orthodox jewish man pushing a pram with his child...
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November 17, 2008

Rumor Leaking 2: Electric Bugaboo

OK, now I'm hearing from a second retailer that in fact, the impending extinction of the Bugaboo Frog is a sign of a new Bugaboo model on the horizon. So what's up with that? Has anyone seen a camo'd up...
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Posted by greg at 10:51 PM | Comments (1)

WHOA, Bugaboo Frog On Its Last Legs??

A baby gear retailer just emailed me saying they've heard that Bugaboo will be discontinuing the Frog in "early 2009." The retailer speculated as to whether that meant there'd be a new model coming out, or what. I have no...
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November 13, 2008

Solar-Powered Stroller At Tokyo Design Week

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Design Week - student's exhibition, originally uploaded by pingmag. Somebody from somewhere showed this concept...
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November 12, 2008

Stroll In A Circle, Stroll In A Circle Now

Apparently dissatisfied with the performance of the current offerings on the Neglect-o-matic market, Evan Staul decided to take matters into his own hands. And so with little more than a cordless drill, a cheap-ass umbrella stroller, and an extra...
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Bu-donk-aboo: Airborne Mini Wants To Be The JC Whitney Of Strollers

I was pushing the Volo down the street the other day, listening to the hard, plastic wheels clacking along the sidewalk. That one inside wheel looks a little wobbly, is it cracking? Wonder if I should take it to the...
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October 23, 2008

Orbit On The Office: You Can't Buy Publicity Like This

So after posting about the Orbit Baby System's appearance on The Office last week--and the ensuing discussion of the suckage of product placement, I got an email from Joseph Hei, the co-founder of Orbit. As you can see from...
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October 18, 2008

Orbit On The Office: "$1200? That's What I Spent On My Whole Bomb Shelter."

In this week's episode of The Office, Michael's throwing a baby shower for Jan's anonymous sperm donor baby. It's pretty hilarious front to back, but Dwight's test drive of the Orbit Baby System just might be the best stroller...
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October 6, 2008

Phil & Teds Peanut: The Last Shiny Metal Bassinet Of The Day

"Pimp your ride" this and "graffiti homies" that, get some "adapt-itude" so you can deal with "those little mother suckers!" The Phil & Teds website is so busy being so damn edgy in every possibly edgy way, you'd think...
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Posted by greg at 10:17 PM | Comments (1)

October 4, 2008

Many Of You Feel Bad For This 1966 Maclaren Stroller

That is because you are crazy. The new one is much better. [1] And if you really want one like this, you can get a Kolcraft for $12 at the drugstore. O.F. Maclaren, Baby Stroller, 1966 [moma.org] 1966 and...
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Ljus Krön: The Sound Of One Hand Strolling

Alright, so it's the Ljus Krön by Christian Rancati [1]: only slightly more pronounceable than Gitta Gschwendtner, but a hundred times more eyepopping. When I saw the Kron among the Kind + Jugend press conference photos, I was sure...
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Posted by greg at 8:21 AM | Comments (4)

October 3, 2008

Kind + Jugend '08 Stroller Rally

How about some good, old-fashioned strollerporn reveals from the kind pressefolk at kind + jugend? There were several new models from well-known--HOLY CRAP WHAT IS THAT THING, AND WHERE CAN I GET ONE WITHOUT THE VELOUR???...
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September 24, 2008

Iran So Far Away

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } lotfollah mosque, isfahan oct. 2007, originally uploaded by seier+seier+seier. Two Danish architects took their daughter...
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September 17, 2008

Maclaren Wheel Covers: Are We Really A Nation Of Stroller Whiners?

As most Maclaren press releases are careful to remind us, Owen Maclaren, a former fighter plane engineer, changed the parenting world over 40 years ago when he invented the folding umbrella stroller. Which means that for at least the...
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September 15, 2008

What Happens In Cologne Does Not Stay In Cologne, People

Non baby industry types may wonder why have two giant trade shows, ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas and Kind+Jugend in Cologne, back to back? Aren't they pretty much the same thing? As David, our man in Cologne, shows,...
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Posted by greg at 9:27 AM | Comments (0)

September 11, 2008

Hello, Crazy Folding Robot Stroller!

Welcome to Earth, self-folding stroller! What planet are you from? Do you really need to be propped up on that giant electric plug-looking thing to work? Did your creators run out of R&D money before they got to the...
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Posted by greg at 11:42 PM | Comments (0)

Breaking, Literally: Phil & Teds Dash Going Back To Starting Line?

9/12 UPDATE: I just got off the phone with a spokesman from Regal Lager, confirming that they are "asking consumers" not to use the Dash and to return it to the retailer. Details below. Just got an email from...
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September 10, 2008

With New RumbleSeat, Uppababy Makes Room For Lowababy

Though the details are still shrouded in flash glare--or cropped out of the photo entirely, Pish Posh Baby has the scoop from ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas, where Uppababy debuted a poster of a removable underseat seat for...
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September 8, 2008

More Anniversaries To Commemorate: The Maclaren Grand Tour LX

Are there such things as stroller news embargoes? Or is its appearance at ABC Kids Expo all the excuse I need to mention the new 2009 Maclaren Grand Tour LX? How about the fact that some other blogger already...
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Posted by greg at 2:02 PM | Comments (0)

We Are The Mods! Spitfire Buggy Takes Off In Las Vegas

I'd planned to go to the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas for one day, yesterday, and then red eye it home in time for the kid's first full day of pre-school this morning. Instead, I spent Saturday with...
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September 5, 2008

DT Friday Freakout: The Vacctivists Aren't Gonna Like This Edition

Somehow in the din of CPSC recall and safety warnings last week, I missed a formal Friday Freakout. But don't worry, here's some news from the worlds of preliminary studies you can freak out over this weekend: The connection between...
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September 4, 2008

Ausgezeichnet! Concord Neo Carbon, Deutschland's Schwarziest Stroller

Labor Day's over, there's all this politickin' in the air, the kids' heads aren't getting any rounder. You know what this place needs? A good, old-fashioned dad-friendly strollerlusting! So wilkommen to the Concord Neo Carbon, the jaw-dropping, all carbon...
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August 29, 2008

Big Phil & Teds Recall: Better Get That Folding Joint Fixed Chop-Chop!

Hey, is the CPSC muscling in on my Friday Freakout action? Regal Lager, the US distributor of Phil & Teds strollers, has issued a voluntary recall in conjunction with the CPSC covering a whopping 44,000 strollers. They're not a threat...
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August 26, 2008

Matte Black, Raindrops, Penguins In The Forest, Spinners! Holy Smokes, It's Quinny X Henrik Vibskov!

Dude. They have Blackout aluminum frames! Rainbow hoods and linings. Penguin sleepsacs! Wooden dangly toys that look like the venison drying rack in a Dali print, or the display window of an Icelandic puffin butcher shop. Spinners that look...
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August 24, 2008

Ghetto Phil & Ted's

And I don't mean no disrespect, Detroit. My heck, Juney is getting so grown up... Parents too cheap to buy a double stroller? Sick of walking? Improvise. [sweet juniper's flickr stream]...
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August 22, 2008

AWE.SOME. Vintage Go-Cart-To-Stroller Conversion At Hemmings

Hemmings Motor News, the bible of the classic car world, just launched a new title: Hemmings Fifties-Era Midget Race Car Into 21st Century Hot Rod Stroller News. There's only one issue so far, but I'm hereby signing up for...
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Posted by greg at 10:32 AM | Comments (0)

August 17, 2008

Rolls Royce Station Wagon Back On Daddy Types, Still On eBay

I guess it is a small island, so how far could they go? DT's family car man in London Wesley first crossed paths with this 1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow wagon on the street, in front of the V&A....
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August 12, 2008

DIY Sun Canopy Mashup: Phil & Teds & Jeep

Once the euphoria of stacking two kids into one strollerspace wears off, many Phil & Teds users start thinking about improvements: like figuring out a sun canopy for the rear seat so their other kid doesn't fry. Some track...
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August 5, 2008

Then You Close The Trunk! Unfolding The ABC Triplet Buggy By Ted & Phil

Whoa. Triplets stacked like flights over O'Hare, or like Stokke Xplorys on top of Mountain Buggies. Though I'd like to see my multiple stroller revolution-instigating inventors rolling in something sweeter than a 1995 Accord. Assembling ABC Buggy [ABCBuggyNZ's YouTube...
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August 2, 2008

Baby Hulk Hungry, Want Carrots

Chris Wass spotted a She-Hulk feeding a Baby Hulk at Comic-Con. It's not clear whether they're rolling in the Bugaboo Bee up there, or in the smudgy green umbrella stroller to their left in the bigger picture. She-Hulk and...
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August 1, 2008

Sith Baby At Comic-Con

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Sith baby, originally uploaded by bonniegrrl. Here's another Star Wars costume from this year's Comic-Con,...
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July 29, 2008

Kids These Days And Their Spiral Jetty Roadtrips

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Bugaboo @ Spiral Jetty, originally uploaded by daddytypes. Hey, it's not sparkly white crystals surrounded...
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Free Baby Strollers And A McConaughey

In addition to an Orbit Baby system and a Bugaboo Bee, Matthew McConaughey also has a manny who looks like Woody Harrelson. [images via splash@trent and bugaboo's in-house paparazzi, apparently] Previously: Three McConaugheys and a Baby...
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July 23, 2008

Irasshaimase! Maclaren Store Opens In Minami Aoyama

High-touch Maclaren stroller service centers: they're not just for SoHo anymore! Nomura Premium Products, the importing agent for Maclaren in Japan, just opened the company's first storefront in the Minami Aoyama neighborhood of Tokyo, or as the publicists prefer...
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July 18, 2008

You Have No IDEA

First off, kudos to Skip*Hop and Scott Henderson: the awesome Splash Bottle Rack won a Bronze in the Home Living category of the 2008 Industrial Designers Society of America's IDEA Awards. Besides being extremely practical, I love the way the...
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July 17, 2008

Bugaboo "Event!" 2007 Cameleons 20% Off At Amazon/Right Start

Here's something you don't see [from a company that's not going bankrupt] everyday: a "sales event" from Amazon and Right Start, where "select Bugaboo Cameleons" are 20% off. So instead of $859 or $899, they're just $719 or $749....
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July 15, 2008

Phil & Teds' Publicist: They're "The Apple Of Juvenile Products"

NY Times columnist Joe Nocera was tickled pink to receive a random, slightly rambling, and over-the-top press release from Phil & Teds' publicist trying to connect the brand somehow to the birth of the Brangelina Twins. Suffice it to say,...
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July 3, 2008

The Bugaboo Car Seat Is Here! And Other Things To Say When You're In Europe

"Wow, so many diesels!" "I prefer a $1=1EUR exchange rate, please." "Does it come in gold lame?" OK, so you'll only need that last one if you're Gwen Stefani. But otherwise, if you're paying $9/gallon for gas, showering with...
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June 24, 2008

Ja, Teutonia IS In The US Now

A few people saw a comment by the North American representative for Teutonia strollers in the tire gunk post yesterday and were all, "Whoa, Teutonia's in the US??" The answer is a definitive ja. Teutonia is the original Mercedes...
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June 20, 2008

DTQ: Stroller Detailing Tips?

I've been wondering about the fine art of stroller detailing lately, and how little I do it. Does anyone actually read the manual and follow the maintenance instructions, and clean their stroller? I think the last time I actually washed...
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The Relationship of Neo-natal Stroller Hurdling And Your Becoming A Doctor Like Your Father

In order to bring a more people-y focus to what is by definition more of an "inside people" publication, the editors of the American College of Physicians' Annals of Internal Medicine invite readers to submit photographs. Of people. I'm...
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Posted by greg at 7:16 AM | Comments (1)

June 17, 2008

Iowa City Bugaboo Daytrips, Anyone?

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Iowa City Flood 6/10/2008, originally uploaded by onanov. DT reader Carl emailed:I was just searching...
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June 14, 2008

Ratha Yatra 2008: This Is How Hare Krishna Roll

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Hare Krishna dads celebrating Ratha Yatra on Fifth Avenue, originally uploaded by daddytypes. So we...
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June 12, 2008

Phil & Teds: The Real Slim, But Not Shady

It's the city parent's dream: a double stroller the size of a single. Just not if you use it when the sun's out. While the sun canopy on the Phil & Teds has certainly improved over the years, it...
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June 3, 2008

Whoops, More Store Closing Sales At Babystyle

That's what this blog needs: secret shoppers. One of Chris Moseley's blog operatives has learned that the North Park, TX location of Babystyle is set to close, making it the seventh store to close as part of the company's Chapter...
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June 2, 2008

SPY SHOTS: Unidentified Local Engineers Test Next-Gen Bugaboo Bee

The sweet spot for spy photographers in the auto busines is Death Valley, where manufacturers from around the world converge for high-temperature testing. For professional strollerspotters, the place to go is the Los Angeles Zoo. There's been no official...
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May 30, 2008

Miami Nice: Limited Edition Bugaboo For Genius Jones

Wow. As of next Saturday, June 7th, Genius-Jones joins the likes of Neiman-Marcus and Stefani-Rossdale by inaugurating their very own custom Bugaboo model. The Genius Jones Limited Edition Bugaboo will be unveiled at a full-blown "Bugaboo Event," which involves...
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May 27, 2008

DTQ: What's Under Those Bugaboo Hub Caps?

DT reader Mark has a problem. He lives in a brownstone apartment, and his Bugaboo Frog is about 1/2-inch too wide to fit into the phonebooth-sized elevator. So they have to fold the stroller every time they go in or...
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May 19, 2008

'Quirky' Garmento Dad On Bowery Drives Orbit Stroller

Entertaining family stories and crazy New York real estate stories go hand in hand. Andrew Gluckman and his family live in a throwback Bowery St apartment: no lease on two crooked floors above a lighting store in a building...
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May 13, 2008

Stroller Flats In Brooklyn? Connect The Dots, People!

The NY Post reports that the new strollers--BOB, Mountain Buggies, Phil & Teds, and Bugaboos and the like--have air-filled tires, which sometimes get flats. Which need to be fixed at the bike place in Park Slope. Which is just the...
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May 8, 2008

Removed: The Last Two Reasons For Not Getting A Bugaboo

Did you not get a Bugaboo because you're too chintzy or because you're not chintzy enough? Well, Bugabooyeah, my friend! Today is your lucky day! Twilite Moon is collecting information on people who like free stuff, and they will trade...
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May 6, 2008

Daddy Improvises: The Ikea Stroller

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Ikeahack: Car Seat + Ikea Bag + Cart = Stroller, originally uploaded by daddytypes. Here's...
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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...
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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...
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Posted by greg at 11:39 PM | Comments (0)

April 14, 2008

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...
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Posted by greg at 2:58 PM | Comments (4)

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...
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Posted by greg at 5:59 PM | Comments (3)

April 9, 2008

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....
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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...
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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...
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April 4, 2008

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...
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March 31, 2008

Hmm, BabyGap Home Seems To Have A Daddy Gap

Well, that didn't take long. BabyGap Home went live on the gap.com site today, and first impressions: not bad, for a total chickfest. It's definitely a small, tightly edited collection of brands and stuff; the BabyGap flagship product seems...
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Posted by greg at 11:37 PM | Comments (6)

We Are Freaking Living A Bugaboo Daytrip, People

Thanks to everyone for the tips and suggestions for our Los Angeles trip; we made it safe and sound, with an entirely uneventful, if gear-heavy flight. Over the weekend we had family visits down in O.C., and a trip...
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Posted by greg at 10:07 AM | Comments (2)

March 28, 2008

Whoa, Get Ready For The Launch Of BabyGap Home

And where six babystyles close, more than a dozen BabyGap Home stores take their place. Fourteen, actually, starting with existing BabyGap stores in CA, NY, Chicago, and Dallas. Seems The Gap is getting ready to launch BabyGap Home, a...
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March 26, 2008

Sunday In The Slope With Dad

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Park Slope Parking Lot, originally uploaded by br_5530. via dt reader sara...
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March 25, 2008

DT Link Roundup: PC, ABC, APC, RR, HR Edition

Some headlines and links from the DT browser tabs: One WSJ dad knows he's ruining his 5-yo son's future by not teaching him more about computers. but dammit, we didn't need Webkinz when we were that age; we blew our...
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March 20, 2008

"Tako Kinderwagen Mit Extra"?? Is This Germany's Pistol-Packin' Stroller?

If there's anything Americans love more than a loaded handgun, it's a concealed, loaded handgun. And if you get one for free, all the better. From Reuters: BERLIN (Reuters) - A stroller sold in an Internet auction in Germany...
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March 14, 2008

Steco Bike Accessories For Your Baby-Filled, Car-Free Life

As if you needed any more proof than the folding process of a Bugaboo that the Dutch are just not that into cars [seriously, I ended up putting the bassinet in the front seat the other day because I...
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February 24, 2008

For Sale This Second: 1986 Rolls Royce Station Wagon, Bugaboo Not Included

Alright, for some inexplicable reason, it's Rolls Royce Station Wagon season around here. No sooner do I post a random photo from the streets of London, than DT reader JJ Daddy-o turns up a 1986 Silver Spirit, custom converted...
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February 23, 2008

This Is How They Rolls: Silver Shadow Station Wagon + Bugaboo Gecko

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } I was slow to pick up on its minimalistic charms, but I miss the Bugaboo...
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February 15, 2008

Wow, Toy Quinny Zapp, Complete With Mini-Cosi

DT reader Kim just linked to this in the Miniboo post below. It's an honest-to-goodness toy version of the Quinny Zapp. To make up for the fact that it doesn't have the same folding mechanism as the full-size Zapp,...
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February 14, 2008

Ay Caramba! Behold, El Miniboo

Though I've blocked the pain from my mind, longtime readers of DT may be familiar with the trials of the original Mini-boo, the toy-sized Bugaboo I tried to make one Christmas from one of those Riesenthel picnic baskets at...
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February 12, 2008

Movietone Presents The Prams Of The Future Of The Past--Also, Wonderbaby

Andy Baio found the Movietone Digital Archives, a collection of over 48,000 newsreel stories dating from before the 1930s to the mid 1970's. With a free, instant log-in, you can see all the clips in Quicktime; ordering broadcast quality video...
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February 8, 2008

StrollAway Giant Stroller Hook Fits "Most Models"

[Now about that stroller of yours:] It's huge, it cost you a fortune, and it's a neccessity. But where do you put it? The neighbors scowl if you leave it in the hallway (illegal they say, as it's a fire...
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January 29, 2008

Problems Setting Up Your Stokke Or Bugaboo? Call Now, Publicists Are Standing By!

Did you know we live in a "Post-Bugaboo world"? Me neither, but it's in New York Magazine, so it must be true! Writer Faye Penn put nine "status strollers"--ok, technically, there were eight, plus the somewhat Bugaboogish Fisher-Price--through the city's...
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January 24, 2008

Short Trip? Secret Files Show Stasi Attempt To Drive Mom W/ Two Toddlers Crazy

Unbelievable. Wired has a story about using mesh computing to piece together hundreds of tons of shredded files left behind by the East German secret police, the Stasi. After gaining access to her 60-volume [!] file, one former peace activist...
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January 9, 2008

Alright, Great Ironies Of Life, You Win. 150 Wooster Now A Maclaren Showroom

When I moved to New York, 150 Wooster was the glowing hot sun of the celebrity restaurant scene. People were almost freaked out by how instantly hot it was. [We mostly went to Odeon, Brian McNally's other restaurant, but still.]...
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January 3, 2008

Baby Carriage, 1964 By Yayoi Kusama

You know what they say: sometimes a stuffed fabric phallus-covered baby carriage spraypainted silver a couple of years later is just a stuffed fabric phallus-covered baby carriage spraypainted silver a couple of years later. Yayoi Kusama rapidly became a...
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December 21, 2007

This Week In Airline Coming To Their Senses News

Can someone please explain what's going on here? Are airlines actually paying attention to what their passengers and potential customers are saying? Are they actually updating their policies even as we type--and wait on hold for the next available agent...
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Checkin' Out The Family Joolz

It's been too long since we had a good, old-fashioned stroller gawking around here. As it turns out, a new Joolz Bloom was recently delivered to a dad-to-be in the midwest, who we'll call G Dawg. Because that's what...
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Bugaboo Bee Nest For Christmas, Graco Adapters For St. Patrick's Day

I swear, I was going to do a Bugaboo Bee unboxing post, but the reality is, opening the Bee is the diametric opposite experience of unlocking the mysteries of the Frog, et al.: you just open the box, pop the...
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December 18, 2007

Hotlanta! Now With Shopping Outdoors, "Stroller Parades"!

ceci n'est pas un posed photo of a stroller parade. image: ajc.com When some company from Atlanta was trying came to business school for their recruiting visit, they spoke excitedly of how much "Hotlanta" was like New York. The only...
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December 12, 2007

Quirky 'Air Canada' Has Own Umbrella Stroller-Only Gatecheck Policy, Laws

Wow, if you're flying on Air Canada anytime soon, heads up. It's apparently not enough to have two separate official languages; in order to make clear that they're an airline from an entirely other country, Air Canada has its...
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But Why Does Baby Jesus Need A Double Stroller?

Just as graphic design is the art of fitting everything on one page, stroller design is the science of stuffing as many features and as much functionality as possible into one rig. And so it is that the wise...
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December 5, 2007

Also, A Vibrating Cup Holder

All of Kiaohsung, Taiwan-based Je Mey Corp's R&D investment in simulation technology has really paid off. The sex toy manufacturer's new Bugaboo knock-offs look amazingly similar to the real thing, you might even say life-like. I haven't seen this...
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November 30, 2007

Hell, Yes! The View Of, From The New The New Museum

The kid and I were stuck at the DMV yesterday, so I missed the press preview of The New Museum. [I was just there last week, though, because I had to pick up a new counter for our steel...
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November 26, 2007

DT Checklist: Fixing Torn Bugaboo Foam?

H is for Holy Crap, we're gonna have another kid in a few weeks. My wife's now solidly in the Alien stage, where you can see her belly writhing from across the room. Superficially speaking, we're ready for the new...
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November 24, 2007

Babyhood Camo And/Or Lace Bugaboo Canopies From Holland

It's one of the darnedest things about the Netherlands. On the one hand, the country's pumping out more edgy furniture and product designs than sea water. And yet when you tool around the country, like 80% of the houses...
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November 16, 2007

And In Other Amazingly Chic Skate News...

Whenever I see a Peg Perego stroller on the street, I say to myself, "Gee, I haven't written anything about them lately and/or ever. I wonder if they'll ever snap out of that traditional pram-like legacy design funk they're...
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November 13, 2007

Korn's Jonathan Davis Has Three Kids Now.

Somehow I lost track of Korn, not that I followed them or anything, just what Kurt Loder told me. But offhandedly riffing on Mr. Rogers lyrics in that scary toilet post reminded me of Jonathan Davis's own issues with Rogers...
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November 3, 2007

Strollers In The News: Rancho Bernardo Edition

From Dan's thoughtful City of Sound post about the implications of suburban planning on the California fires, there's this wire service photo of a young couple and their BOB Ironman. The city as destructive system: wildfires, Dresden and the...
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November 2, 2007

DT DDW Watch: Whoa, That Bassinet Thing Is A Gazelle Bakfiets

This photo from Core77 appears to show a bike company's booth at Dutch Design Week, and I wondered in print if that bassinet-looking thing was a bike sidecar. Turns out it's a bike frontcar. As you can see from...
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October 26, 2007

Gold Lame Stroller Spotted In NYC!

From Gawker Stalker, a local website in New York City which reports on the local Czech ex-pat scene:Kingston [hello! spellczech! It's Ringsto.] Rossdale, madison ave and 76th st, 11:15am. Being pushed by a nanny. Recognized him by the gold lame...
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October 22, 2007

Gold Mamas & Papas Stroller Now Amortized In 4th Quarter, Too

Ah, the changing of the seasons, and the quarterly amortization of publicity stunt-stroller expenses. A young Czech lad was photographed over the weekend riding in one of the ten Mamas & Papas Ziko Gold strollers rumored to exist. The...
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October 20, 2007

DT flickrfind: Parisian Dad Watching Tirailleurs Drives A Maclaren!

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } army and papa, originally uploaded by toog. The blue, red & gold kepis on these...
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October 17, 2007

Micralite Toros In The Wild?

Has anyone seen Micralite Toro strollers in stores yet? DT reader Eyelet posted earlier today about trying to try one out in person [in NYC]. I know that Euro-Baby, the US distributor for Micralite flagged the first shipments for...
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October 14, 2007

"Baby On Board": The Vienna Museum Is Alive With The Exhibition Of Strollers

DT reader Scott and family were just in Vienna, where he saw this poster for what will be--let's face it--THE MOST IMPORTANT STROLLER EXHIBITION IN AUSTRIAN HISTORY. The Vienna Museum opens "Baby On Board" next week, which gives a...
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October 11, 2007

Pakistani Publicist Takes Wide Stance On Diaper-Changing Stroller

The BabyDeck is a changing station built into a stroller seat. It folds out like a La-Z-Boy footrest [actually, it folds out like the footrest on a Delta Business Elite seat, which is the opposite direction from a La-Z-Boy.]...
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October 9, 2007

Special Collection Metallic Silver Bugaboo Cameleon. At Neiman Freakin' Marcus.

Neiman Marcus, I wish I knew how to quit you. Here, I just this morning promised everyone I'd stop posting about your 100th anniversary and your nonsensical Christmas catalogue items, and then the Bugaboo publicists drop this in my inbox,...
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October 4, 2007

DT Headline Roundup: Keeping Up Edition

A few quick items to clear out the browser tabs: There's a party in my tummy tuck! Can't quite figure out what the takeaway is on the "Mom Job" post-pregnancy plastic surgery package article in the NYT, but Karen's quote...
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October 3, 2007

The iCandy Pear Will Have Another 200 Configuration Options By November

DT reader Colleen asked about new double stroller coming soon from iCandy, the Pear, almost three days ago; I've had the iCandy site open in my browser since then, and I still haven't seen the animation of all the...
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September 24, 2007

Collar-Up Stroller Mashup: Izod Lacoste X Maclaren

Unfortunately, my Preppy Handbook is in New York, so I'm unable to confirm if the upcoming Izod Lacoste edition Maclaren stroller is all-new, or a reissue of a vintage 80's model. I considered not posting at all, because the...
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Well, I Love Trash [Can Costumes For The Stokke Xplory]

This auction ended a couple of weeks ago, unfortunately, but it deserves a shoutout: eBay seller and master craftyperson nimbus8895 [update: who only now comes out as DT reader and frequent tipster/commenter Melissa] made an Oscar the Grouch Halloween...
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September 19, 2007

Bill Amberg Leather X Silver Cross Dazzle Stroller Colabo

Patty's still posting finds and reports from ABC Kids Expo on Baby Chic 101. If she's not the new Stroller Queen yet, she's at least the Stroller Crown Princess. One thing that grabbed my eye: a collaboration between the newly...
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Victoria Staten X EasyWalker Sky Stroller Mashup

And speaking of Victoria Staten, the Staten-on-Safari tent at ABC Kids Expo apparently contained a few new products, the most eye-catching of which is the Staten Edition of the Easy Walker Sky stroller. Easy Walker's a popular Dutch brand [Seriously,...
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Gear Of Son Of Crunchgear

Gearblogger extraordinaire [and onetime DT guestblogger] John Biggs posted some highlights of his son Kasper's inventory at Crunchgear. There's a Quinny Buzz, some select Ikea, a few annoying plastic toys, and my favorites: actual obsolete gadgets and Polish-language toys from...
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September 18, 2007

Les Savy Fav Frontman Tim Harrington Drives A Bugaboo!

From the silly- and hairy-as-it-sounds Village Voice photo series, "The Back Tattoos of McCarren Pool Park": Don't know why Maclaren Guy's hiding; after all, he's the responsible one with the baby headphones. Must be the drummer, Harrison Haynes. On a...
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September 17, 2007

Baby, Remember My Name: The Roddler By Kid Kustoms

I've been surfing the coverage of ABC Kids Expo from the likes of Baby Chic 101 and Babble, and so far, the biggest news seems to be the glitzy debut of The Roddler, Kid Kustoms' pimp-sweet stroller with the...
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September 16, 2007

Ausgezeichnet! The Bugaboo Car Seat??

Here's a picture from the just-ended Kind+Jugend expo in Cologne that seems to show some Bugaboo Bee-matching infant carriers. Either that, or Bugaboo and its car seat-selling expo neighbors drove around Cologne at night, stealing wood from construction sites,...
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September 13, 2007

ABC The Pink Bugaboo Bee. Be. The Pink Bugaboo Bee.

We had a plumbing catastrophe the day I was supposed to leave for Las Vegas, and so my weekend was spent making sure it didn't turn into an art, book, bookcase, and carpet catastrophe, too. I've been getting some reports...
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September 12, 2007

City of Sound: A Birth, In 13 Places, On One New Dad's Architecture Blog

One of my favorite architecture and urban space bloggers, Dan Hill, of City of Sound, is a new dad [mazeltov, Celia & Dan, hi Ollie!]. [Which means he helped put on the awesome NYC symposium/happening Postopolis! in May just weeks...
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September 2, 2007

Mia Moda's Euro Styling Easy As ABC

So I'm gearing up for a quick trip to the ABC Kids Expo this weekend in Las Vegas. Last year at ABC, I realized that a whole host of the flashy, new stroller brands popping up in the US were...
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August 17, 2007

The Harmony, For Pinstripe Prep: Zed's In Bed, Baby

The Limited Edition Harmony. A convergence of Pinstripe Prep, upstart purveyors of fine baby and kid gear ["country club couture without the snobbery"], custom car guru Joe Iacono and the mastermind Jason Albert, whose expert hands bring each custom...
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August 15, 2007

Dude's Selling A Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix On eBay, Also That Ikea Trofast Cradle

Now one of the basic rules about car seats is that you don't buy them used because you just never know for certain that they haven't been in an accident and had their structural integrity compromised somehow. That said,...
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August 14, 2007

DT Drawing! Win A Micralite Toro Newborn From Sparkability

To celebrate the launch of the new Micralite Toro Newborn stroller, longtime DT advertiser Sparkability is giving one away. And Daddy Types is helping to increase your chances to win. Complete details about the stroller and the drawing are on...
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Let A Thousand Strollers Remind Me Of Bloom

Spot The Bugaboo Knockoff used to be just fun, but let's face it; Bugaboo's original, innovative design has been around for almost eight years now, and on the market for six. The company has something like 30% market share...
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August 8, 2007

Bugaboo Bee Ride Doesn't Cost 50 Cents, Doesn't Play "It's A Small World After All"

Some knucklehead left his brand new Bugaboo Bee on the street in front of Two Boots pizza, a known den of lactivist agitation in Park Slope. Then he took a picture of it, folded it up, parked it inside,...
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August 4, 2007

Vintage LA Strollermodding: Ladera Park Baby Show

From the Prelinger Archive, we learn that parents gathering in parks to show off their kustom strollers didn't start with pinstriped Bugaboos or AT-AT Walkers. But since the only mentions of the Ladera Park Baby Show are to this...
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July 31, 2007

Bee List

The Bugaboo Bee has left the building. Here's a report from Joah, a dad with some foresight--and a new babywhip:I just picked up my Bee at Babystyle yesterday. It was a good thing I was on the pre-order list because...
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July 27, 2007

No, Wait, I've Got It: Bugaboo Banzai

If they can stand to stick around that long, regular readers will know that my awakening to the minimalist awesomeness that is was the Bugaboo Gecko can be pinpointed to the Spring, around the discovery of the Gecko with...
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Bugaboo Has Snow Tires??

I guess I've been too busy dreaming up ways to smuggle 1,500 Bugaboo Bees into a Philippine prison to notice, but DT reader KS points out that there are snow tires available for all the Bugaboo models [i.e., the...
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July 25, 2007

And Then They Put Their Kids Into Their Bugaboo Bees And Drove Away

The extraordinarily limber Ross Sisters singing about potato salad in a 1944 MGM Musical [youtube via foryourentertainment via boingboing] previously: Bug Bee Berkeley: Bugaboo Bee Music Video Now Online...
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July 23, 2007

Bug Bee Berkeley: Bugaboo Bee Music Video Now Online

Praise the Lord, and pass the Cirque du Soleil extras, people: the Bugaboo Bee music video is now online, and a chance to see the Bee in motion is the least of its offerings. Whether it's too [check all...
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Posted by greg at 2:29 PM | Comments (5)

July 18, 2007

Mein Stroller Hat Zwei Wheelen

After the war, the Germans discovered that all their leading two-wheeled stroller designers had fled the country. Rebuilding the two-wheeled stroller industry would be hard, but they were determined to make a go of it, even if it meant...
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July 12, 2007

TRU CSR WTF? Fisher-Price Stroller Box Full Of Legos

A mother of three bought a boxed Fisher-Price Stand 'n Ride Duo Stroller off the showroom floor of the local Toys R Us. Street value: $150. When they got home and opened the box, eight boxes of Legos Bionicles...
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July 11, 2007

Holy Moses! Wicker & Chrome Pram On eBay

Not a lot of info on this pram, just that it says, "Presty, Made in France" on the label. Oh, and it's made of airy wicker and heavy chromed tubular steel, it's in mint condition, and it's FREAKIN' AWESOME....
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DT Retail Scoutabout: Bugaboos And Space Shuttles Edition

image: Space Shuttle tray from Pecoware via superlocal's flickr stream Some news, sales and rumours from the retail wing of the Baby Industrial Complex: First, the bad news: DT reader Ndele reports that when he and his wife tried...
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We Need More PVC-Based Strollers, Please

You can keep your snooty French Riviera beach strollers, eBay. Because here in US of A, when we need wheeled mobility on the beach, we have everything we need, thanks to our good, old-fashioned American ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit....
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Ooh La La! 80's Beach Stroller From The French Riviera?

What better way to celebrate Bastille Day than by buying an insane, vintage beach stroller from the French Riviera, courtesy of HM The Strollerqueen? According to the eBay description, that's what this is, "Made in France, Les Ateliers," a...
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July 6, 2007

AT-AT Stroller Dad Interview: The Thingamababy Strikes Back

What, another interview with the AT-AT strollermodding dad? Thingamababy's got a sitdown with Florida Star Wars fan and new dad Rick Russo, and it's just like ESB vs. SW: the sequel is definitely better. I'd go so far as...
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July 2, 2007

Use The Craft Glue, Rick! Star Wars Stroller Modder Speaks

After his son's AT-AT Imperial Walker-modded stroller made the Internet rounds, Star Wars fan dad Rick Russo finally stepped into AJ's Thingamababy spotlight. And now he's given an interview with the Star Wars Blog, explaining his inspiration for the...
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June 27, 2007

DT Retail Scoutabout: Bugaboos At Babies R Us Edition!

A few random retail links that came across my--HOLY SMOKES, THEY'RE SELLING BUGABOOS AT BABIES R US???!! They showed up on the BRU website a few days ago, and in Union Square. I asked a Bugaboo source what's up: 22...
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June 25, 2007

Bewildered Brits Stare At Park Slope Parents

All the editors at BritLit journal Spiked Online asked for was a Those Crazy Americans! article on these so-called Park Slope Parents they'd just read about three weeks ago in the Telegraph. Is that so hard? Instead, Nancy McDermott's critique...
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Geckos At Glastonbury

Keep this scenario in mind before you a la carte your Bugaboo. Because it totally could happen!: You decide to take your four-month-old kid to the Glastonbury Music Festival. Though you planned ahead and got his little ear-protecting headphones, a...
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Buying A Bugaboo From Parts A La Carte? What's The Catch?

Just when I think I've heard every $900 stroller angle there is, a DT reader who asked to remain anonymous emailed--maybe "e-gloated" is the better word--about how much money he saved buying a Bugaboo a la carte. Is this...
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June 22, 2007

Gov't Tips For Leaving Your Baby Nightmare-Free

Silly mums with their Munch-like Screamfaces. This nightmare would never happen to dads. We don't have purses to drape over the stroller handles, so when we leave the kid on the street, there wouldn't be anything to grab for....
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Scandinavian Pram Antics

So a few months back, this guy from Holland emails and is all, in Denmark and Sweden they put their kids out on the terrace in their strollers to sleep until they're like 13 or whatever. And I was...
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Whoa. The Man Pram Concept By Mamas & Papas

How It Starts: "In a recent poll by Yellow Pages relating to 'pram envy,' Mamas & Papas was voted the most popular type of pram at 26.6%. To publicise the survey Yellow Pages would like to illustrate the story with...
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Posted by greg at 8:19 AM | Comments (6)

June 21, 2007

Whatever Happened To Rosemary's Bugaboo?

So the Bugaboo roaming the streets on its own picks up the other stroller, they start humping, and then it starts getting weird. For what it's worth, the Bugaboo appears to be the active partner. Bug-a-boo by Jacco Musper...
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I Be Dazzled By Silver Cross's New Strollers

It's too early to say it's a renaissance, but Silver Cross is definitely in some kind of turnaround. When we were entering the stroller market, the anachronistic, governess-centric brand was trying to sell middling umbrella strollers by giving prams...
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June 20, 2007

Chewbacca Drives A Maclaren!!

By 1979, Star Wars was in its third theatrical release in LA, and theater owners were cooking up promotions for luring people in. Like offering free admission to anyone who showed up in costume, even if it was the...
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DIY AT-AT Stroller: Who's Luke's Father?

AJ's the Jedi Master of stroller detective work. He tracked down the origins of the awesome AT-AT Walker stroller mod that's been making the rounds on the net recently, and he's deduced quite a bit of the DIY that...
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June 8, 2007

Whoa, Stokke Xplory Complete, $450 This Weekend AmEx Wishlist

I've never quite gotten into American Express's My Wishlist program, partly because I'm not a big random impulse shopper. And also, I kind of assumed that offering a small number of products at a HUGE discount was just a...
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May 25, 2007

Daddy's Not Typing For A Few Days

Daddy Types, Daddy Packs, Daddy Eats Popsicle At Kid's Pre-school Class Party, Daddy Drives To North Carolina. We're heading out for the weekend, and early reports from the Outer Banks reveal that none of the neighbors have their WiFi set...
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So Chicks DO Skate. In Germany. On The Mama Board.

A bit of friendly, unsolicited advice to the makers of the Mama Board: If you're gonna go and do something as awesome as engineering and manufacturing and marketing a skateboard that can latch onto a stroller, DON'T give it...
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May 24, 2007

Actually, I Would've Expected A Stokke

Dateline, SEATTLE: Shouldn't there be an adapter for this? This is What We've Become: Woman Pushes Baby on Segway [gizmodo via dt reader antoine]...
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May 18, 2007

Bugaboo Bee-utiful: The Daddy Types Sneak Preview

So I was having breakfast the other morning with DT reader Max, who was in town for work. And as we're eating bagels in the sligthly humid hotel lobby that smells a bit like a swimming pool--because there turns out...
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May 16, 2007

How About "Pennsylvania Dutch"? Mia Moda Terra Gets The Thingamababy Workout

image: thingamababy Wow. Over on Thingamababy, AJ does a comprehensive review of the Mia Moda Terra stroller, the four-wheel model from the new "Euro-Style" stroller company I mentioned here a little while ago. In the intervening weeks, Mia Moda...
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Ellen DeGeneres Induces...Mayhem! By Giving Away 300 Bugaboos?

Let me lift the burden of uncertainty from your lives right now: you will never need to wonder, as Kerrie did in an email yesterday, "Did you see Ellen on [DAY OF WEEK OR REALLY, ANY MOMENT IN TIME BETWEEN...
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May 15, 2007

Babies R Us R So Stokked!

Look who I saw in the window of the Union Square flagship of Babies R Us this morning? It's Norway's favorite stroller for keeping your kid up above the dirty streets and exhaust pipes and closer to you: the...
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May 14, 2007

The Raleigh Dreamline RD2 Pushchair

I've placed information vital to the survival of the memory of this RD2 unit into this blog so fathers will know how to retrieve it. You must see this stroller delivered and realize it's an older one. This was Raleigh's...
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May 13, 2007

Some Joker Drives A Maclaren

I tell you, Maclaren's getting their money's worth from that new logo they came up with. Subtle, but not invisible. TMZ, meanwhile, could spend a nickel and hire a freakin' caption writer who does more than string stale movie...
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May 10, 2007

Das Ist How We Roll: c.1967 Proto-Travel System

Yeah, I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of vintage Form Magazine posts the next little while. You have been warned. In 1967 at the Montreal World Expo, three students from the Folkwangschule für Gestaltung [Folkwang...
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May 3, 2007

Euro-Baby Prexy Cuts Through The Bull About The New Micralite Toro, Fastfold

Nothing like posting a bunch of anonymous Korean webchatter about a company's new flagship stroller to get a CEO's attention. I just got off the horn with Bill Jacoby, president of Euro-Baby, the US distributor for several premium baby gear...
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Think Fast! Micralite Fastfold System Just $329 On Amazon. Today.

If only because of the hassle of accepting and returning giant, 40lb packages, I like to take my time before making a major purchase like a stroller. But if you've got your heart set on the Micralite Fastfold in...
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May 2, 2007

Orbit To Save Planet One Green Edition Bassinet Cradle At A Time

If seeing Tori Spelling pushing her stolenhusbandspawn in an Orbit stroller system had you worried about the coming Apocalypse, relax. Through their series of product design, recycling, and corporate-level initiatives, Orbit is also busy--even busier, really--saving the earth from environmental...
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May 1, 2007

Micralite Toro: Sweeter Than The Micralite Maguro

Here's another JPMA Innovation Award Finalist product that got zero PR bang for its manufacturer's payola buck: the sweet-looking, new stroller model from Micralite called the Toro. DT reader LT spotted some photos of the Toro on flickr, of...
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Eyes On The Bugaboo Bee Prize: First Candids Hit The Web

Well, hats off to Patty, who braved the drudgery that is the JPMA Convention in order to score about the only thing worth scoring down there: a hands-on encounter with the new Bugaboo Bee. Her first assessment: "super lightweight!"...
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April 26, 2007

Here Comes The Sun Canopy

Call me slow on the uptake, call me crazy, but I'm liking the Bugaboo Gecko more and more. With all that extra aluminum real estate, its design is the kind of clean that gets Fleurvillians excited. Now that sunny...
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Who The Hell Left This Stroller In The Hall?

I was just thinking about this, and now it's in the New York Times. When the elevator door opens on a floor below ours in NYC, there's a Bugaboo Cameleon parked right there, where the hallway widens just a bit....
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April 23, 2007

Wheelchairs, Dance Troupes & Peacocks: Bugaboo Bee In Blueprint Mag

More coverage of the upcoming Bugaboo Bee, this time in Blueprint Magazine [the UK design mag, not the Martha Stewart one]. Big news is the price, and the picture of the effortlessly folded Bugaboo [never thought I'd see those...
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April 20, 2007

Mia Moda Strollers Kickin' It Euro-Style? Or Brady-Style?

Mia Moda is a new line of affordable [around $350], high-design, European-styled strollers that launched last fall. When I saw the press release yesterday for their new model, the Atmosferra, I thought it looked nice, if slightly familiar. Those...
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April 16, 2007

Time Waits For No Bugaboo Bee

So the buzz--let's just get that pun out of the way right now--has been building for a few weeks, but the Bugaboo Bee debuts for reals at JPMA, where it's gonna bring down the house. Now the underground hipster...
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April 11, 2007

I Love Quinny In The Springtime

Word on the street--or from Spilling The Beans, the shopblog for Brookline, MA's Magic Beans, anyway--is that the US models of the Quinny Buzz will drop in May. The Maxi-Cosi car seats will drop in June. The Zapp drops later...
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Antonioni Rides The Chung Kuo Express

I just/finally watched the first part of Chung Kuo - Cina, Michelangelo Antonioni's amazing 4-hour documentary of life in China in 1972, which he shot at the invitation of then-Premier Zhou Enlai. When it was shown, the film was...
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April 4, 2007

Bugaboo Calling Cards. You Know, For Playdating And Stuff

Uh, ok. So right after the kid was born, I ran into a friend from business school at the playground. She was actually running the little kids while the older one was in soccer practice. They'd just moved to Westchester,...
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April 3, 2007

Bugaboo's Max Barenbrug on Babble

I'm doublebooked all day with work stuff and won't be posting until later. In the mean time, Definitely head over to Babble and read their interview with Bugaboo designer Max Barenbrug, the tall dad who had his [and your] tall...
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March 15, 2007

Young Milan: Chicks Go Crazy When Dey See My Wip

Freaky freaky freaky freaky freaky Freaky freaky freaky freaky The WIP Metro was designed by the Milan-based Edoardo Perri in conjunction with WIP, historically a manufacturer of aluminum and alloy sporting equipment. [They created the first all-metal tennis racket...
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March 14, 2007

You Will Gladly Pay $30 More On Thursday Than For A Bugaboo Today

If you're considering buying a Bugaboo for your nanny, then $20 or $30 means nothing to you. The cost of a bowl of granola at your power breakfast at the Regency, which you never see the bill for anyway. For...
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Neiman Marcus Shoppers Are Very Good To The Help

Very, very good. See the closeup below. The fullsized add is in the daddytypes flickr pool....
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March 11, 2007

Chavvy Galore Drives A Golden, Carbon-Fiber, Black Leather & Lacquer Maclaren!

Holy crap, British stroller people, what the hell is wrong with you? The Maclaren GB Type Au is a limited edition blingwreck based on the otherwise tasty CF6506, the black carbon fiber-and-black leather stroller the company introduced last year....
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March 9, 2007

Strollers, High Art & HiArt

One of the shows the kid and I saw yesterday was by the German sculptor Isa Genzken at David Zwirner Gallery. Genzken has something of a signature style, which involves using deliberately artless-seeming techniques on commercial/industrial/pre-existing materials. The result's...
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March 8, 2007

Wha Wha Wha? They Allow Strollers On Buses Now?

The kid and I were making the rounds of some galleries in Chelsea, then we had to go meet my wife and some of her former colleagues for dinner at Columbia. So with a little time to kill and no...
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March 7, 2007

Yum Yum: Chair, Strollers From Bloom In The Spring

Bloom Baby, the Hong Kong-based gear company whose reclining, rotating, pneumatically raising, podaliciously curving Fresco high chair scooped up an award at last year's Kind + Jugend expo, is finally hitting the US this spring. Bloom is debuting at...
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March 6, 2007

Strollers In White Satin, Never Reaching The Minimum Bid

It's hard to have an auction when one of the most likely bidders was just buried in the Bahamas. Are you the other? This "standard Evenflo" stroller has been customized "using creme satin and gold lame...but you can customize...
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March 2, 2007

Skywalkers Art Blimp Parade Phollow-up

I don't need anything! All I need is this modded Scion. And this art blimp parade. This Scion, and this art blimip parade. And this Bugaboo. This Scion, this art blimp parade, this Bugaboo, And a week at the...
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March 1, 2007

Ja, The Bugaboo Cupholders Are In

* The end of your, long, parched agony is in sight. I just got the first word from a retailer that they have received actual, official Bugaboo drink holders. So hit up Jon at Pacifier in Minneapolis if you're...
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February 28, 2007

The Pinstriped Bugaboo, Part 2: The Driver

After spotting the pinstriped Bugaboo Gecko online a few days ago, I tracked down the owners to hear their story. They turn out to be friends of Vanessa, who had published the rig and a link to the annual Blessing...
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February 27, 2007

All Hail The Kustomized Bugaboo, Part 1

A customized Bugaboo has been a backburner obsession of mine almost since the beginning of the stroller era. There was a time when I wanted to get the Bugaboo engraved, like a trophy or a piece of jewelry. But the...
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February 11, 2007

Dutch Design Icon Stamps Piss Off Vegetarians, Commies

So the privatized Dutch postal service, TNT, issued a 2007 series of stamps commemmorating nine modern icons of Dutch design [plus tulips]. Silhouettes of both the Bugaboo and the Heineken longneck were included in the set, which was designed...
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February 7, 2007

Elvis Costello Drives An Orbit! Has Orbits Driven

The Orbit: it's not just for unidentified woodsmen anymore. [via gawker stalker] Previously: Unidentified Local Object Actually First Orbit Baby Car Seat Spotted In The Wild...
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February 6, 2007

Park Slope Barnes & Noble Bans Strollers

Something had to give, people. The strollers were getting in the way of the smelly old geezers sleeping in the armchairs and the cafe-ful of magazine-thumbing freelancers. Park Slopers fight for the right to shop and race Maclarens [curbed]...
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February 1, 2007

Unidentified Local Dad Now Identified. As The Guy Pushing The Gold Lame Stroller.

Uh, this is exactly the kind of unnecessary dad stroll-pas Daddy Types was founded to prevent. Reportedly, there were ten of these things made, and they cost 500 pounds, 330 pounds more than the non-gold-lame' version. I'd like to...
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January 26, 2007

Now Soon You Can Put Toddlers Into Orbit

Word on the net is, the Orbit Toddler Seat attachments are finally out. After a hairy tense-plus, stroller dealers can once again walk across their parking lots at night without fear of being hounded by Orbit early adopters whose...
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January 19, 2007

The Maclaren Volo Leaves Its Mark

It took me a while, but I finally figured out why the backs of my pantleg was always getting these big black streak marks. I thought it might be from oil leaking from the gearshift console, maybe grease from the...
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January 18, 2007

Q: Strollers On Escalators?

Looks like I picked the wrong week to give up sucking up to the Baby Industrial Complex. First, Consumer Reports blows it, so the kid's riding around in a European deathseat; the shady phone store can't unlock my new,...
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January 16, 2007

The Gunslinger: You Can Pry My Cup Holder From My Cold, Dead Hands

I've got a full-blown review of the new Bugaboo Cup Holder in the works. But before we get to that, I want to make sure the newest dads in the audience fully understand the seriousness of the Bugaboo cup...
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January 10, 2007

Unidentified Local Couple Score Customized Bugaboo Cameleon

When a working mom who was still breastfeeding after more than seven months contacted Bugaboo about getting her Cameleon made with some Rasta fabric she had lying around, the company hopped to. And delivered some very nice craftsmanship. Her unidentified...
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Heyo, ModernTots The Website Now ModernTots The Store

I met Sarah and Bruce, the ModernTots.com folks, in Las Vegas last year at the ABC Kids expo. They were super-cool and surprisingly nice to me, considering the hassle Daddy Types' "Sure, it's custom-tinted, super-dense, has sweet bamboo veneer,...
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January 4, 2007

Bugs Vs Crips In Clinton Hill

The barrage of comments on Brownstoner's 2007 Market Predictions thread cover every possible conversation topic you'll need for living in New Brooklyn: real estate prices, Atlantic Yards, and Park Slope sidewalks clogged with "doublewide Bugaboos." Yes, Virginia, Brooklyn is a...
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December 21, 2006

Celebrity Pregnancy Industry Has A LaToya, Too

Tori Spelling driving a freakin' dog stroller around that Old Navy-to-the-stars, Kitson. [image: flynet/popsugar, thanks trent]...
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December 17, 2006

Introducing The Bugaboo Stamp

For its new, 2007 stamps, the Dutch post office, TNT Post, commissioned the Amsterdam firm ...,staat to create a series of Dutch design icon stamps. Not like windmills or wooden shoes or anything [though tulips did make the cut]....
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Posted by greg at 11:16 PM | Comments (0)

December 1, 2006

Bugaboo Or Soloflex? The New Dilemma

The Bugaboo's been in the trunk for a few days, now we don't have anywhere in the hall to throw our coats....
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November 20, 2006

I've Never Seen A Creative Playthings Plywood Carriage

The Hobby Horse is in a museum and gets knocked off nationwide, but this beautiful Creative Playthings plywood carriage disappears into oblivion, with barely two Google mentions to rub together? How is that? Wolfgang Sirch's bentwood doll stroller, I...
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November 16, 2006

Peg Perego & Bugaboo: What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate

A DT reader who we'll call Matt Damon [not his real name] writes about a problem they've been having with their Peg Perego SIP, one of just two US car seats available with Bugaboo adapters. Turns out the seat won't...
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November 9, 2006

SkyMaul Stroller Mower Looks Like A Stokke

Unlike most stroller mowers where the child rides down near the ground, and is exposed to a stream of grass clippings, deafening noise, and, oh yeah, whirling blades of death, the DANGER Stroller Mower places the kid up high,...
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October 26, 2006

Ewok In A Bugaboo

I am slammed with work, just as we're ramping up to that crazy Halloween season, that brief, brief window where parents are able to their kid up in whatever they want with no input or grief from the kid....
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October 24, 2006

Here, Here: World-famous Designer Decries Cupholder Culture

Jessica Helfand is a designer's designer, and she plumbs deep meaning from the little things in our world the rest of us didn't even notice. This time around, not a moment too soon, she peers through the windshield of...
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October 20, 2006

Unidentified Local Object Actually First Orbit Baby Car Seat Spotted In The Wild

Daddy Types has confirmed that what was mistakenly identified in early reports as "that crock pot" and "something," turns out to be the first known sighting in the wild of an Orbit Baby Travel System. The incident occurred this...
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October 19, 2006

Returnsforsale.com: Strollers So Nice They Sell Them Twice

Very interesting concept. Thanks to Niche Retail's Advanced URL Deployment System, it's always pretty clear what's for sale on a given site: JoggingStrollers.com, EliteCarSeats.com, ReturnsForSale.com, etc. You may recognize the first two from their flashy advertisements on Daddy Types. That...
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October 17, 2006

Laser Print Your Bugaboo

Wow, with this special metal marking ceramic spray-on glaze, you can laser print any design you want onto a metal surface in no time at all. Alls you need is: the spray [$65 a can] a Bugaboo [Frog and...
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October 11, 2006

Because Sometimes You Gotta Kiss A Lot Of Frogs

I've been emailing about strollers with DT reader and dad-to-be Kevin [due in December, good luck with that, oh, and GO OUT EVERY NIGHT!]. He writes:I originaly started the search a while ago and had put the Bugaboo on my...
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Mommy War Surplus Goods

Except for uncovering several choice quotes from Caitlin Flanagans' apparent flameout on The Colbert Report [ed.: youtube much?], everything you need to know about James Wolcott's hey-where's-the-party? review of some Mommy Wars-related books, you can learn from the title,...
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October 6, 2006

The BuggyPod Is A Sidecar For Your Stroller.

Ever since [1] I saw Bedknobs & Broomsticks, I wanted a motorcycle with a sidecar. Which is why I'm so stoked about the BuggyPod, a detachable stroller side-car that clamps easily [we're waiting for the tests to come back on...
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October 5, 2006

Super-folding Quicksmart Stroller Spotted In Maine

We generally give the Baby Industrial Complex a thorough drubbing around here, but when they get a product right, I'm happy to give it the credit it deserves. In such cases, we then redirect our drub toward the siloed bureaucracies...
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Posted by greg at 10:38 AM | Comments (4)

October 4, 2006

Aspiring Filmmaker Jogging That Stroller All The Way To Hollywood, Baby

OK, this is so wrong in so many ways, it might just be right. After tasting all the success Syracuse has to offer a young filmmaker, Ryan Feaster decided it was time to make his talent available to the folks...
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October 3, 2006

Sweet Japanese Stroller-Bako Wagon

Check this out: Keruna snapped a photo of this daycare center special in Kurashiki in southern Japan. It's an aluminum-framed stroller-bako*/wagon with big Bugaboo-style tires and wheels, with a handbrake, and light cloth side panels. No matcha cupholders, I'm...
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Posted by greg at 1:33 PM | Comments (1)

October 2, 2006

Nice Hood Ornament: Roller Buggy At 100% East, London Design Festival

I've seen this rig in several giant photosets from last weekend's 100% East, part of the London Design Festival, but I can't for the life of me figure out where it was exhibited, or who made it, or what...
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October 1, 2006

The Man With A Camera. And A Quinny Buzz.

The man's clearly taken by his new stroller. That, or he's practicing for the day when he snaps 37 shots per minute of the kid. "37 photos": Cimac's new stroller photoset [flickr]...
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September 29, 2006

Look! It's Bugfoot! Mysterious Bugaboo With Bears

A DT reader with a sharp eye and a blurry phonecam [stop fighting it, buddy, just get the upgrade] sent in this photo of a Bugaboo covered in bears:...at least they looked like bears. I was in a cab...
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ABC Kids: Orbit Stroller Video-palooza

We're just hitting the road, but I wanted to point you to Coochicoo's video preview of the Orbit stroller from ABC Kids Expo. Orbit was out in in-production force at ABC, with a sweet, rich brown mocha-colored blend of products...
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September 28, 2006

"Invisible Baby" By Ze Frank

It's apparently not the normal babies that freak Ze Frank out at street fairs: it's the invisible ones. Ze Frank's The Show [zefank.com]...
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September 26, 2006

News From The Stroller Wars: Skirmish Breaks Out At Apartment Therapy

There's a survey--just a simple question, what could be the harm in that?--at Apartment Therapy about which stroller Maxwell--the Apartment Therapist himself--and his due-soon wife should get for their NYC apartment lifestyle. For the "first ride" category where, clearly, a...
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P&T Update: Survival Of The Hippest?

Uh, yeah, so I thought I'd dig around a bit to see what the "Phil & Teds: Survival of the Hippest" things were I saw in Las Vegas and, well--it's currently on the splash page of the P&T site....
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September 25, 2006

The Bloom Bloom Room: More Stroller-vation From The Far East

Here's a find from the Kind+Jugend expo: Did someone mention high-design high chairs? A new company called Bloom introduced some rather sleek-looking designs at K+J last week, including the Fresco--a European take on hot-in-Asia baby chairs from the likes...
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Posted by greg at 4:51 PM | Comments (0)

ABC Report: Phil & Teds & Steve & Jobs

It was evident at JPMA, and again at ABC Kids: in two short years, Phil & Teds is really &ing up their brand presence and their offerings. I first heard of Phil & Teds when I walked into a...
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Mutsy: All That And A High Chair, Too

I still have posts from the ABC Kids Expo and there's already big news stacking up from Kind + Jugend in Cologne, the sehrgrossekidgearfair so big it makes Las Vegas look like Cactus Pete's. I think I'm just gonna push...
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September 22, 2006

Q: Fixing Bugaboo Foam?

A DT reader just emailed in:Thought i would try your opinion on options for repairing the foam handle on our bugaboo. while shoving the stroller into the back of the car, the foam handle was torn. add to that the...
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Freak Show's Primi Probably Not Appearing On The View, At KB Toys

Though our country may be the poorer for it, something tells me that Primi, the premature baby in the rolling incubator, whose superpower is pinpoint projectile vomiting, will not be this year's Tickle Me, Elmo sensation come Christmas time....
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September 21, 2006

Unidentified Local Paper Towel Spokesman Drives A Bugaboo

[image: splashnews via trent] In completely unrelated news, I have received reports that a certain unidentified Cheetos spokeswoman has actually purchased a Bugaboo at Fred Segal. So even though it's unlikely, brace yourself for photos of her unidentified backup...
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Posted by greg at 9:11 AM | Comments (6)

September 20, 2006

Ultimately, We Have China To Thank For The Baby Bling Stroller

two things before I get to this, the most eye-popping ABC [Actually By China] strollers: 1) I really regret ordering my Moo MiniCards before I dropped this photo into the daddytypes flickr photo collection, and 2) An obligatory bow to...
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Posted by greg at 6:04 PM | Comments (4)

This Is How We Roll: In Chinese Strollers

Bugaboos are Dutch, Maclarens are British [or, in the case of the Starck line, Franglais], Gracos are, um, American. But with a few exceptions like Stokke, whose strollers are apparently made in Norway by melting down new Audi A8's, no...
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Posted by greg at 10:29 AM | Comments (9)

September 13, 2006

Rock Star Baby's iPod Canopy Sets Off Strollerazzi Frenzy

On the first day of ABC Kids, Rock Star Baby, the stroller company fronted by Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres, and backed by German stroller giant Hauck, had a tantalizing tip: an officially licensed iPod stroller, complete with a...
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September 11, 2006

Finally A "Scoop." Quinny & Maxi-Cosi Are Coming To The US In 2007

As befits a leader of the Baby Industrial Complex, the Dorel booth here is one of the old-school, enclosed, "do you have an appointment?" variety, not the wide open, "PLEASE PLEASE look at my little invention and help me pay...
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September 6, 2006

Jon Stewart Pushes Unidentified Local Stroller

The grand NYC tradition of dads taking the kid for a walk at a once-unthinkably early hour on Sunday continues. From Gawker Stalker: 28 W 23RD ST Sep 3rd, 2006 @ 8am Jon Stewart with his 2-y-o son at Home...
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September 5, 2006

HRH Haakon Crown Prince Of Norway Has Not, As Yet, Confirmed His Attendance

But a company called Mutsy USA, Inc. is on the exhibitor list for this weekend's ABC Kid's Expo in Las Vegas. Stay tuned. [via dt reader mark] Previously: Mutsy coming to the US, Crown Prince Haakon still checking his calendar...
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September 4, 2006

New Stokke Xplory Car Seat Adaptor

See? Everything you wish for in the baby gear industry will turn up, it just takes two years. The folks as Stokke are introducing car seat adaptors for the Xplory. There'll be both Graco and Peg Perego adapters for the...
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August 23, 2006

Mamas & Papaas: All The Skoot Is White & The Fabric's Grey

The connection between UK megababystore Mamas & Papas and Peg Perego go way back; it's an Italian family thing, capisce? M&P sells Pegs in the UK under its own brand umbrella; traditional rigs like the Pliko P3 Pramette are particularly...
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August 18, 2006

Copenhagen Airport: Except For All The Free Strollers, It's Just Like US!

So you want a free stroller but you're not a celebrity? No problem, just fly through Copenhagen, Denmark. The airport provides free strollers for use in the transit areas, so you can shuttle between the giant children's play area and...
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If You're Keeping Score At Home, There Are Now 12 Planets And One Orbit

Magic Beans in Boston just received their first Orbit Baby System, a display model, which is at the store, ready for your test driving pleasure. Magic Beancounter Sheri just posted her first impressions on the store's blog. The verdict: it's...
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August 17, 2006

Unidentified Man Drives Catalogue-Ready Maclaren Easy Traveller

That Mac looks just like in the pictures. [image: x17 via cbb] The Maclaren Easy Traveller is $89 [amazon/babyuniverse, which is currently offering free shipping with "AMZFSHIP" promotion code] previously: Launched: Maclaren Easy Traveller...
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August 10, 2006

Eddie Izzard Drives A Barbie Kolcraft With A Pink Parasol

At least that's who/what it looked like yesterday on Broadway. Wild....
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Whassa Uppa With Uppa Baby?

Maybe this is more a question for the retailers in the audience: Where'd Uppa Baby come from? I saw they were at JPMA, but I confess, I don't remember seeing them. From what I can gather, it's a US-based,...
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August 9, 2006

Once You Have Mac...The Carbon Fiber & Leather Maclaren

Warning: excessive-praise-for-a-$1,000-stroller alert! Contents may be hazardous to anti-consumerists, easily offended Marxists, and the principled poor. The carbon fiber and black leather Maclaren is out, and it looks awesome. Maclaren introduced the black frame on their Burberry edition, but...
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July 31, 2006

Mad Max Drives A Graco!!

Let's see, the world's coming to an end, gas is worth its weight in gold, Mel Gibson is a raving lunatic, and some punk dude's blazing down a Brooklyn hill in a soapbox derby racer made from a tweaked out...
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July 26, 2006

The Stokke Xplory: One Dad's Love Affair

Here's one dad Aaron's account of life with the Stokke Xplory. There are some ups and downs besides the ones afforded by the adjustable-height seat, but it's most definitely love:Max was born in February 2005 and the Xplory didn't get...
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July 21, 2006

Hellooo, Glorious Advertisers: The Micralite Ed.

I tells ya, you learn the darnedest things from the advertisements on Daddy Types. Like that Sparkability is taking pre-orders online for "late August" delivery of the Micralite stroller for $449. And the newborn system with the carry cot attachment--"Excuse...
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July 20, 2006

Stroller-Pushing Park Sloper Beans Car In Crosswalk

Beyond, "Lady's lucky she didn't get a cap in her ass, BAM!" I have no real opinion on this, so I'll just throw it out there and see what happens:I saw one woman struggling across the street with multiple bags...
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July 18, 2006

Unidentified Man Drives A Stokke Xplory, Is Famous In Canada

And apparently, his wife has giant black spongy nipples. [youtube via cbb]...
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July 12, 2006

Where All The Non-Toxic Strollers At?

All that PVC in the raincover traps the carcinogenic off-gassing from the flame-retardant nylon fabric. But then cotton cultivation accounts for a third of all the world's pesticide use. Besides a hemp sling, where's an environmentally conscious parent to turn...
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NO $800 Strollers In My $100,000 Car, Dammit

Thanks to Google, a few of the stroller posts take on a life of their own, attracting advice seekers, firsthand accounts, and some rather excited reactions. For example, a fellow named Too Much Money just posted this on a Stokke...
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July 10, 2006

Tribeca Stroller Pushers No Like The Cobblestones, Landmarks Hearing No Like The Stroller Pushers

The residents of 44 Laight St, a converted loft condominium building in Tribeca are seeking to have the cobblestones in front of their building replaced with something a little more...stroller-friendly. The Community Board all but chased the petitioners straight into...
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July 7, 2006

How Sweet Is The iCandy Apple Stroller?

Besides the fact that it will never be sold in the US with a name like iCandy Apple--and I'm surprised the Beatles and/or Apple haven't gone after them already, never mind the Bugaboo folks--I don't know much about this UK...
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CEO's Nanny Drives A Phil & Ted's

Well, the crisis in childcare continues apace. USA Today reports that even some CEO's are feeling the pinch as the cost of quality childcare spirals out of control. Seems that nanny agencies who specialize in placing background-checked, multilingual nannies with...
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July 3, 2006

Running The Numbers: Micralite's US Invasion Starts August 1

In the global logistics industry, quantities are often discussed in terms of shipping containers. The volume of a 20-foot container [about 39 m^3] is called a Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit, or TEU. A 40-foot container is two TEU's, or one FEU....
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Unidentified Man Drives Eddie Bauer Stroller, Checks Out Famke Jansen

image: via goldenfiddle [correction: dt reader/stroller shark points out that the stroller is an Eddie Bauer Standalone, not a Quattro Tour as originally posted. DT regrets the error. That is still Famke Jansen, though.]...
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June 29, 2006

Bugaboo Rocks Rad, New, UV Mesh Canopies & Rain Covers

I saw these at JPMA, but there weren't any images available, so I've kept kind of mum. But now that I've been sweating like a madman the last couple of days, it makes me think global warming's made it...
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June 28, 2006

The Mercedes B-for-Bugaboo-Class

I like to check in on Mercedes Benz Canada every once in a while, mostly because they have the Smart and the B-Class, and I want them. According to their own marketing--specifically, the new B-Class microsite, theanswerisb.ca--the B-Class is...
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June 24, 2006

In The 'Burbs, The 3-car Garage. In The City: The 3-Stroller Foyer

A dad-to-be from NYC emails with a gear questionLiving in the city with space limited-my wife says we need three strollers: a snap & go, a jogger, and a pram. I am all for the jogger and the pram but...
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June 22, 2006

Mutsy Coming To US; Crown Prince Haakon Of Norway Still Checking His Calendar

If you thought that Mutsy strollers were reserved solely for future Scandinavian kings to push around on Spanish beaches, think again. The stroller that Haakon Crown Prince of Norway made famous [around here anyway, never mind that Mutsy's been in...
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June 12, 2006

Celebrity Dad Gets New Whips

Guess that Element was too loud after all. And according to Matt's comments in his flickr photostream, even with its vaunted hose-out-ability, it's not as convenient as the Ridgeline for hauling dirt. In any case, it's good when a marketing...
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June 8, 2006

Bugawho? BBQ Pit Made From Vintage Stroller

Is there anything a Bugaboo can't do? Uh, yes, now that you mention it, you can't slow-cook a side of ribs in one. Unlike this 1906 Allwyn Pramelator, which does'em up just right. Seems that over three weeks "and...
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June 7, 2006

Brooklyn: This Is How We Roll, Part 2

Looks like someone in Brooklyn didn't get their renovations finished before the baby arrived. "My architect assured me that the changes had been made" [justinyc via curbed & gothamist's flickr photopools] Previously: pregnant lady in the house helps the projects...
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Why The Bugaboo? The Movie

I don't know what rocks better: A) this dad's enthusiasm for his new stroller, which prompted him to make his own live-action approximation of Bugaboo's own animated demo. B) the sweet lofty real estate that is the setting for...
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June 5, 2006

Fisher-Price Active Gear: Strollers For Where You LIVE--The Mall

Time was when Fisher-Price was happy to make strollers just for the roundheaded Little People whose faces you'd gnawed off as a child. But you're all growed up now with a kid or two of your own, and corporate counsel...
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May 19, 2006

Whoa, Nelly! Stroller Archaeology

AJ went on a vintage stroller bender at Thingamababy, digging up enough 19th and early 20th century baby gear--and one from ancient Egypt--to fill an entire Ye Olde Babies R Us. Check it out, including this editorial cartoon engraving...
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May 15, 2006

Vintage Stroller Dealers

For people who like this kind of thing, this is the kind of thing you'll like. Ouderwetse-Kinderwagens is Dutch for "Old-fashioned Strollers." These vintage rigs from the 30's to the 70's are either in amazing original condition, or have been...
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May 11, 2006

Whoa. Unidentified Red Sox Fan Drives...A Gecko??

I have to admit, on the rare occasions when I see a Gecko in the wild, its clean, simple lines and understated, old-school color scheme really stands apart from the pack. I have to say, I like it. And...
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JPMAWatch: Stroll-Smart Hands-Free Jogging Stroller Adaptor

When I saw this in the New Products pen at JPMA, it freaked me out. Why would you lash yourself to a stroller with that thing, I thought. And thus, I unwittingly outed myself to the world as a non-jogging...
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Apparently They Can Give Them Away. To Women.

You have until May 22nd to register for Savvy Mommy's giveaway of a Stokke Xplory. Whether you enter the contest in your baby momma's name or using one of your female personas on AOL is totally up to you. Because...
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May 9, 2006

As NOT Featured At JPMA: The Cardboard Box Stroller

While everyone in the Baby Industrial Complex is chatting each other up in Orlando, talking in funny strollerspeak about the smoothness of "the fold," this stroller is making the rounds of the blogworld. It's a combination of a computer...
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Just Flew In From JPMA, And Boy Are My Arms Tired

All the flushable diapers and organic crib sheets in the world will never be able to make up for the sheer amount of paper waste produced for a trade show. I have easily 25 lbs of press kits and news...
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May 4, 2006

Finally, Someone Does Some Decent Strollerstalking

Well it's about damn time. Except for that one unpleasant incident involving Geraldo Rivera [which we all agreed never to talk about, right? Right?? So whatr'ya doing clicking on this link, then?!], none of those lazy-ass Gawker Stalkers could be...
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April 28, 2006

Mutsy, Michael Schumacher, & Maneuverability

You may have noticed that in his appearance at the opening ceremonies of Mutsy Week, Haakon Magnus Crown Prince of Norway was pushing his Urban Rider across the sands of Mallorca in a straight line. This is no accident....
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I Forgot To Tell You: There's No Thursday In Mutsy Week

Yeah, sorry. Non-stroller related travel kept me from my Mutsy duties. I see that Danielle at Celebrity Babies has taken note of Crown Prince Haakon's Mutsy Week festivities, so thanks for the shoutout [and, of course, for being the heralds...
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April 26, 2006

Mutsy: Hold The Mutsaert

In accordance with the will of HRH Haakon Magnus Crown Prince of Norway, who recently used the same hands that will one day hold the sceptre of power over that Nordic land to push a Mutsy Urban Rider across...
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April 25, 2006

Mutsy Mutsy Spider Is Waiting To Come Out

In accordance with the wishes of HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, who demonstrated for the whole world the proper way to push a Mutsy Urban Rider across the sands of Mallorca in sweater season [although if you think about...
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April 24, 2006

Crown Prince Haakon Of Norway Drives A Mutsy!!

I get emails from time to time asking why there isn't more info on DT about Mutsy strollers. After all, the emails go, Mutsy is Dutch, like Bugaboo. And they make fine-looking, rugged all-terrain strollers like Bugaboo. And they're flexible...
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April 20, 2006

Unidentified Suburban Man Goes For The Upgrade

People Magazine shows this photo of an unidentified man pushing a Bugaboo Cameleon. With his unidentified suburban child about to tumble right out without a seatbelt or crossbar. [to which I say, eh, it's the suburbs. Grass is soft....
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Maclaren By Starck: Don't Get Your Skirts In A Ruffle Just Yet

They may have turned up on display at Colette and in the goofy stylist fantasies of Vogue, but don't look for the Starck + Maclaren gear to turn up in any actual stores for sale for any actual, set prices...
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April 19, 2006

Truth Be Told, This Is How They Roll, People

We interrupt this TomKat moratorium to bring you this important update: Photographers take a picture of Baby Jogger delivered by the publicity firm Truth Be Told representing their client Baby Jogger in front of the house of actor Tom Cruise...
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April 13, 2006

Wagonboo: Coocaroo, Where Are You?

I'm still a Bugaboo believer--we're heading out on the town as soon as I finish posting this, in fact--but I can't fail to notice that there are times when we use the Cameleon as a glorified wheelbarrow. Every time...
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April 12, 2006

Stroller Locks: This Is How We Roll In Brooklyn

A reader at curbed.com snapped this photo of a fine-looking Maclaren Quest chained to the planter yesterday in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. What looks at first like street smarts--as any furniture-starved New Yorker can tell you, that's the "I'm throwing this...
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April 9, 2006

B is For Bugaboo, Basquiat & Brooklyn

Basquiat Show Originally uploaded by daddytypes. DT reader and NYC at-home dad Jon McGrath took this picture of his well-behaved son Emmett at the Jean Michel Basquiat show at the Brooklyn Museum last year. It's part of the daddytypes...
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April 7, 2006

George Washington Hosted Playgroup Here

What can I say, I'm a sucker for the artfully composed stroller photo. This one is from JGregor. It's from Mt Vernon, where strollers must apparently wait outside. Parents Mt Vernon [via JGregor's photostream on flickr] Related: David6of7 [?]...
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Japanese Stroller Shoppertainment On Flickr

IMG_2159.JPG Originally uploaded by JulieBoo. In January, flickr user JulieBoo went a little photo-happy in the stroller section of Jusco, a Japanese department store. The results are on flickr, in the form of a 30-photo set. What's interesting is...
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Vancouver, BC: Home Of The Stroller-Eating Goats

Those goats...! Originally uploaded by Tzatziki. You have been warned. The sign reads: "The goats here may eat strollers, etc. Please leave strollers in this area. Thank you." Those Goats!... by Tzatziki, via the "strollers" tag on flickr The...
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April 6, 2006

Stokke-Palooza Powerpramming

Which is blowing your mind more right now? The fact that they call Strollercize "Powerpramming" in England? Or the way that 50 Stokke Xplorys look when they're headed straight for you? "We road tested the STOKKE XPLORY pushchair at...
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April 5, 2006

First Of All, It's Pink: Quinny Zapp vs. Maclaren Quest

front view Originally uploaded by daddytypes. In a continuation of yesterday's flickr side-by-side photoset fun, here is a collection of Mr. Vasquez's real world comparisons of the surfboard-tastic Quinny Zapp and the Maclaren Quest, who you may recognize from...
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Brooklyn Stroller-Free Movement Gets Stuck On Curb Of Life

For a while there, The Stroller Manifesto Movement, the attempt to take Brooklyn back for the adults, one bar at a time, was looking really good. They had nice coverage in the Post, on Salon, in BKLN Magazine, They got...
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April 4, 2006

Maybe The "Daddy Wars" Are Really Just About Quinny vs. Bugaboo...

If that's the case, then maybe I'll be Jane's Defense Weekly or something. Of course, if I actually sold strollers on the site, I could be an old-skool arms dealer like Adnan Khashoggi, selling to all sides and hoping the...
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Flickr :: Blogger, Espresso :: Baby

2005-09-28 005 Originally uploaded by superbad. Wow, maybe it's a good thing I didn't get all into flickr when I started the daddytypes tagging last summer; this stuff is like crack. Or a venti mochalatterazzmattazz or whatever appropriately non-Starbucks...
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April 3, 2006

But Can Your Bugaboo Do This?

Did you know the Quinny Buzz can help prepare your child for an exciting career in the off-shore oil rig operating and/or wheatgrinding industries? Senna Pushing Stroller in Circle [youtube]...
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'Ello Guv'nah: Quinny Zapp For Sale In The US

The awesomely tiny-when-folded Quinny Zapp, which is typically only sold in Europe, is available online in the US via Baby Dealz [everyone with the "Z" these days]. The Zapp's frame unfurls into a surfboard-shaped [or, if you don't like it,...
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April 2, 2006

I-- Wow. Ultraman Drives An Aprica.

Taking me out . Originally uploaded by My Ultraman Daddy. When we were in Japan last summer, I tried to find some books from Tatsuya Miyanishi's Otousan wa Ultraman/ Daddy is Ultraman series, but only ended up with Daddy's...
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April 1, 2006

Unidentified Local Couple Does Not Overload Bugaboo Bag Clips

Glad to see they arrived safely. [image: us via cbb]...
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March 26, 2006

It's A Stroller. It's A Backpack. It's A Stroller. It's A--

Seems like the bike people have always been at the head of the line when it comes to baby transport. One of the earliest jogging strollers, B.O.B., was developed by cyclists, along with bike trailers for kids, for example. Well,...
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March 18, 2006

Unidentified Local Tough Strollercizes With Maclaren Quest

The first dad ever to participate in a Central Park Strollercize session--see the other stroller in line behind him?--was apparently interesting enough to get his picture in People Magazine. It's obviously a publicity stunt, though; a regular would know...
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Posted by greg at 11:19 PM | Comments (1)

Unidentified Local Man [Poss. Michael Moore's Manny] Drives Mountain Buggy

I'm assuming People Magazine ran this photo because in this pose, the kid bears an uncanny ressemblance to angry, baseball-cap-wearing filmmaker Michael Moore. The stroller, meanwhile, bears an uncanny ressemblance to the discontinued black 2005 Mountain Buggy Urban Single,...
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March 2, 2006

Where Have You Been Hiding, Weber Ritschie^2

When I first came across the Weber GoGo Trekking, a two-wheeled stroller/sled/backpack combo, almost 18 months ago, I could barely find any information on it at all, just a spotty writeup on a defunct German shopping site. So when I...
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February 27, 2006

Brooklyn Baby Store Bankruptcy Auction: Everything Must Go! Tomorrow, 2/28

MB Furniture Discount Store was in business for over 50 years in Brooklyn, until it went bankrupt. Now, all the contents of their retail location AND their warehouse are being sold at auction TOMORROW, Tuesday 2/28 at 11:00 AM....
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February 18, 2006

Local Man Drives Bugaboo, Dares You Not To Look At His Crotch

Uh, wow. Dateline Los Angeles. An unidentified old man was seen driving a yellow and blue Bugaboo Cameleon along the boardwalk. In another incident, the same old man was spotted on La Brea or someplace with a Graco SnugRide...
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February 13, 2006

Target's Giant Baby Sale Not Big Enough To Include Fisher-Price's Wha??-gaboo

Target's running a sale on baby stuff through 2/18 that offers 10-20% off their regular prices. If you're in the market for some gear, consider adding Target to your comparison shopping list. One item that is not included in the...
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Posted by greg at 4:17 PM | Comments (3)

February 10, 2006

An Interview With MoMA's Paola Antonelli

I'd been stuck on a comment I read last fall by MoMA Architecture & Design curator Paola Antonelli before her exhibition, "Safe," opened about children's product design, and so I decided to get her take on the Baby Industrial Complex....
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February 9, 2006

Somehow, I Must Have TOTALLY Misunderstood This TMN Headline

"The Park Slope of the future is a techno-wasteland, at least according to Freejack." Because the link doesn't mention Technos at all....
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February 8, 2006

Starck Maclaren Goes On View At Colette

According to the Colette newsletter for February, the Philippe Starck Maclaren stroller went on exclusive preview in the store starting Monday. As Colette puts it, Les poussettes Starck pour Maclaren, allient merveille la puissance visuelle du design et...
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February 7, 2006

Wow. Macl-- Wow. Maclaren Septuplet Stroller on eBay

If you have septuplets, and some local merchant didn't donate a stroller after you appeared on the 6 o'clock news, you should definitely check this out: a custom [hah, as opposed to what, a standard production?] Maclaren septuplet stroller,...
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February 6, 2006

Sakai Stroller, Suitcase In Disguise

Never heard of this Sixties-era collapsible stroller before. It's called the Chummy Dream Stroller, by a company called Sakai. It's pretty pink, and looks like it should come with an equally "portable" hair dryer attachment, but hey. It's only...
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Posted by greg at 12:49 AM | Comments (0)

February 3, 2006

"The Slope: How We Roll" T-shirt

A Subaru Outback. A Bugaboo. And Clogs. It was only a matter of time before The Park Slope Lifestyle was available in T-shirt format. Wear'em to the Co-op! Collect'em all! Trade with your friends! Or not, since your friends...
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Posted by greg at 3:32 PM | Comments (0)

February 1, 2006

Winning Brooklyn Over, One 'Boo Hatah At A Time

Just got this heartwarming email from a new dad who, at one point thought that, if it weren't for all the celebrities and Bugaboos crowdin' up the joint, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn might be an alright place to raise a kid:Back...
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Posted by greg at 5:19 PM | Comments (1)

January 30, 2006

M.U.D. [Modded Urban Detour] on eBay UK

Huh. The Urban Detour is an all-,3-wheeled stroller available in the UK through Mothercare. The current model is called the Urban Detour Xtreme, and it's heartily priced at about 265, on sale. I have no opinion, except about the...
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Posted by greg at 7:56 PM | Comments (0)

January 23, 2006

Ben Affleck Drives A Buga- Oh, You Know The Rest

People Magazine via CBB Be like me and get a dark grey Bugaboo Cameleon with a red canopy. Ben Affleck did. [babystyle] Or to really be like me, take a shower, then get a Bugaboo....
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The Buga-WHAT-boo of Fisher-Price

Yo, stop at Target, Bugaboo's overpriced! Fisher-Price dropped a stroller and they Frogged it up nice. Don't want the Dutch lawyers to get litigious. Air-filled tires, aluminum frame, forward- or rear-facing seat, extra infant padding, big canopy with a parent...
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January 18, 2006

Man Overboard At Maclaren

Never mind that I love our Volo, and that there are plenty of strollers that are totally pushable by both dads and moms. But whether it's the forced, gender-coded, fashion vs. function showdown of their Kate Spade {&c.] models, or...
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Posted by greg at 9:55 PM | Comments (0)

Maclaren By Starck: "Children Are The Future." Dads, Not So Much

Wow, the Maclaren 2006 line is up on their website, and there are big changes and announcements afoot. There's the Easy Traveller, of course; Volos are no longer monochrome; there are new fabrics and such, blah blah blah, but the...
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January 17, 2006

Car Takes Out Pram In Front Of Takeout

"Outside the Mamma Mia takeaway" in North Yorkshire, a Ford Escort jumped the curb and plowed into a mother and her two kids. Mom and a scooter-riding toddler were thrown clear and left with just some scratches. The stroller, meanwhile,...
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January 16, 2006

Expensive Rear-Facing Strollers Impair Child's Shoplifting

According to this headline from the UK's Daily Record, pushing your kid around in a rear-facing stroller can significantly delay his taking. Fortunately, the only strollers that have this rear-facing seat option--Bugaboos, a BebeConfort, and the Quinny Buzz--are for rich...
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Badass Wheelchairs

As I narrate the world for the kid, I've always been particular to point out and explain wheelchairs to her; what better time for her to identify with someone in a rolling chair than when she's riding in one...
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January 15, 2006

Bugaboo Carseat Adapters: Out With The Old...?

A concerned DT reader in the Bay Area writes: Any scuttlebutt on when (whether) Bugaboo will make carseat adapters for the new 2006 Peg Perego SIP carseat? Or the new Graco seats for that matter. The baby stores near me...
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January 13, 2006

iBaby: $50 Stroller-shaped iPod/Baby Case From Kolcraft

$50 might seem like a lot to pay for a run-of-the-mill umbrella stroller, even if it does recline. $50 would seem a bit steep for an iPod case, even one with a little speaker built into it. But what if...
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January 12, 2006

About That Bugaboo Logo

Who knew? The splashpage animation on the redesigned Bugaboo site shows where that logo came from. Anyway, it reminds me of this photograph by Gabriel Orozco, by artist (and new dad, congratulations!) Titled Extensions of Reflection and made in 1992,...
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January 11, 2006

Ziko Frankie Goes To Hollywood

UK baby giant Mamas & Papas is both a retailer and a product company, and though they were founded by parents 25 years ago who couldn't find well-designed, high-quality baby gear then [What is this, people, just the latest...
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January 9, 2006

Launched: Maclaren Easy Traveller Car Seat Carrier

I'd heard about this a while back, but I hadn't seen any pictures or product information, but now it's out and on sale. Maclaren has introduced a stroller carrier called the Easy Traveller. The Mac family ressemblance is immediately obvious;...
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January 7, 2006

Come On Down To Big Joe's Strollers Today

"This. Is A Child. Children. Sit. In These Things." This. Is A Dad. Making A Cheesy Stroller Dealer Commercial. In A Home Movie. In The Seventies. Big Joe's Strollers, 1m19s, posted by MD Davis [google video]...
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January 4, 2006

From Our Man At The Front: The Quinny vs Bugaboo War 2006

Ahh, it's a new year, but some things never change. Like the Quinny Buzz vs. Bugaboo debate, for example [Buzz? Still squeaky, but now there's a place to put your bag. Cameleon? Still expensive.] and the Maxi Cosi Cabrio Isofix...
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January 3, 2006

3-in-1 Stroller/Tricycle/Massagelounger at Hammacher Schlemmer

What's that, the third function is "push cycle"? So not everything at Hammacher Schlemmer is also a massagelounger, a folding kayak, or a home popcorn machine? I guess 2006 ushers in a new era at the venerable what-not retailer,...
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December 28, 2005

Chris Rock Drives A Maclaren!!!

This is how Chris Rock rolls, in a Maclaren Twin Traveller. [us via cbb] The Maclaren Twins are available in Rally ($289) or Techno ($359) at babystyle. [babystyle.com] Babies r Us only has Techno at the moment....
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December 19, 2005

I.D. Mag's Intriguing Baby Products Of 2005

I was doing a last-minute Christmas gift run at Barnes & Noble, and so I stopped to read me some free magazines, including I.D. [Now, I like I.D., but most major designers--and hence, design media--aggressively ignore baby-related products, so I've...
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December 18, 2005

More Expensive Than A Bugaboo, But Per Child? It's A Bargain

True, this stroller costs $989, $1,124 with the three canopies shown here. That's way more than a Cameleon, even. But if you look at it on a per-child basis ($164/187), the Bye-Bye Buggy is one of the best deals...
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December 12, 2005

From Our Man On The Street In NYC

1) It's butt cold. So you bundle the kid up for the street, only to have her meltdown in every sense of the word in the line at the post office. 2) I was surprised by how good the Sand-colored...
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November 29, 2005

Also On Flickr: A Unicyclist With A Stroller

I'm guessing he MacGyvered that handle extension and remote brake himself. The picture's from early June. I hope they're all right. Circus Dad by alwayscurious [flickr]...
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Pimped Out Graco With Decals, Ground Fx

Just found this picture on flickr of a Graco Quattro Tour that a dad pimped out for his son Max. Sure, the ground fx and the decals are the most immediately obvious mods, but check out the silver-painted wheels. And...
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November 22, 2005

Ryan Phillippe Drives A Maclaren!!!

So his kids--and their Maclaren Triumph--came to visit Ryan Phillippe while he's shooting a movie in Toronto. And apparently, Phillippe kept getting stopped by people asking for directions. To stores that sell milk in bags. The Phillippe family visits...
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November 15, 2005

Art: Picasso's Stroller

Apparently, Bugaboo did not invent parent-facing strollers after all. Picasso did. This 1950 sculpture, Woman With Baby Carriage, is currently on view at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC....
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November 10, 2005

Quinny vs. Bugaboo: Which One Is Best For Men With, Um, Big Feet?

Men with big feet drive Bugaboos, if you know what I mean... Brakes. Brakes. I'm talking about footbrakes, what did you think I meant? Anyway, Anna from Amsterdam swears that she isn't "on a mission to promote Bugaboo over Quinny,"...
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November 8, 2005

Strollers: What Does Your Cookie Say?

ookie magazine's first issue isn't all about losing the baby weight. It's also has articles about which most expensive stroller to buy [See? I love it already.] The preview shows three top picks in Cookie's own categories, with a couple...
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Posted by greg at 12:21 PM | Comments (6)

November 2, 2005

Beastie Boys Stroller-spotting, Cont'd

When it comes to stroller-stalking, the child-free readers of Gawker are pretty useless; they email all excited, "I saw Mike D. pushing a stroller!" but then they leave the real news--the KIND of stroller--out. So I did some digging, and...
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October 30, 2005

Seal Drives An I'Coo Pico 4!!!

I have to say, I've got nothing but respect for the man, his music, and his inspirational family ways. BUT. After seeing this picture on GTBaby.com, the home of the Rock Star Baby stroller, I can't go on pretending...
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October 29, 2005

Brussels Invaded By... Who?

Never before seen! That high-tech aluminum frame, all that rubber, that black thing protruding from it? If only that gas-detecting, video-surveillance robot wasn't in the way, we could get a clearer shot and see what kind of stroller that...
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October 27, 2005

And In Other Exotic Stroller News...

You know about the discovery of Japanese Macplorys. But did you know... ...about Torck, a Belgian stroller maker whose Bayamo stroller has a wheel stance and rounded-square seat frame that looks just enough like a Dutch Bugaboo to make you...
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Posted by greg at 10:45 PM | Comments (4)

Stroller-spotting On Flickr, Vol. 1?

Kid's still asleep, so I started surfing through the "stroller" tag on flickr. Here's a brief online exhibit [the photog's name is in brackets]. There were thousands of photos, but I just looked at a few hundred; add your...
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Posted by greg at 1:35 PM | Comments (4)

Xplory Has A Posse (In Japan)

While I've only seen a handful of Xplorys in the wild here in the US, they're apparently keeping babies out of range of car exhaust and wheeling up to cafe tables all over Japan. In the sidebar on the blog...
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October 26, 2005

Japanese Stroller Mashup: Xplory Footmuff In A Maclaren

Having a Stokke Xplory in your house must just get the innovative juices flowing, because, as two Japanese moms discovered (independently and simultaneously as far as I'm concerned; I don't want to get dragged into the middle of any...
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October 25, 2005

She Asked For It

From the comments on Geraldo's alleged Bugaboogering:Sound off on BIG strollers (LA's South Bay) Tell me what you think of the pricey ($700), supersize of strollers these days. With names like Bugaboos and Stokke Xplorys - some are calling them...
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Phil & Teds & Jon & Stewart

Check this out. It is important to know that Marjorie, the DT reader who sent this in, was into Phil & Ted's waaaay before Jon Stewart made them cool:a fellow phil & ted owner in downtown manhattan reports being stopped...
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Stroller Smackdown: Daddy Typed For Slate

My years of fawning over Ann Hulbert's writing has finally paid off. Slate has published the first chapter of my dissertation on stroller-buying. It's about 10,000 words, and--I hope you're sitting down for this--less than half of them are "Bugaboo."...
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October 24, 2005

Your Bugaboo? How Much For Your Bugaboo?

I hear people say all the time that high resale value is one reason they bought a Bugaboo. But then, I never hear of anyone actually selling. So I took a quick tour of craigslist to see what a good...
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October 20, 2005

Pimp Thy Stroller

I think we may have uncovered the reason the West Coasters of L.A. Rush went with the lame, faux British "Pimp My Pushchair." Because "Pimp My Stroller" was already taken by the East Coast crew Rhett and Link, who Crusade...
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Pimp My Pushchair? Sure, But First A Spot Of Tea

"It ain't the buggy, it's the driver." That's how our hero, little Trikz explains his cheap-ass umbrella stroller to Lidell, who's just pulled up next to him in a, well, I guess it's supposed to be a streetracing stroller so...
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October 16, 2005

Gozo Jogging Stroller: How Goes It?

My now-largely sedentary life has more benefits--easy access to Google, Aeron chairs, don't need a cordless phone, um, a new-found appreciation of elastic waist pants--than drawbacks. In fact, the only downside I can think of is my general ignorance and...
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October 14, 2005

Bugabusted On The Subway

So we've been mostly in the Cameleon these days (it's the only stroller we have in NYC at the moment), and I love it. More later, when I get some breathing/writing room, but I had a problem I've never even...
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October 10, 2005

Philippe Starck Maclaren: The First Online Photos

Finally, the first online photos of Philippe Starck's stroller and changing bag for Maclaren have surfaced. The snap judgment: not a jaw-dropping surprise, but worth a closer look. The Starck Maclaren won the Innovation Award in last month's giant Kind...
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October 7, 2005

Bugaboo-hacking: The $99 Cameleon?

If you could make a Frog look convincingly like a Cameleon by dressing it up in a $99 fleece of your choosing, you could save $779. How's it look? Because it was so overcast today, my cameraphone pics didn't...
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NYC Under Threat From Stroller-Pushing Terrorists?

If you see a menacing, Geraldo-looking guy pushing a stroller on the subway, CALL THE COPS IMMEDIATELY. IT IS NOT GERALDO. HE DOESN'T TAKE THE SUBWAY; HE HAS A BENTLEY AND A DRIVER. On the other hand, if you see...
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October 6, 2005

Meanwhile, Sir Paul Drives A, Well, A Stroller Of Some Kind

Right after the disastrous Geraldo Bugaboo sighting, another Gawker reported seeing Paul McCartney " pushing a stroller (with blond kid in it) down 57th St. across from Carnegie Hall" on Monday. [No brand/model mentioned? Come on, anonymous blog readers, what's...
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Umm, How Else Can I Put This? Geraldo Drives A Bugaboo

Some days you win, and some days you lose. And today, I have to admit it, the Bugaboo team lost:Tonight (10/4, good buddy) on a flight from Cleveland to Newark, saw a trim and relaxed Geraldo Rivera in coach(!) with...
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October 5, 2005

And To Think That I Saw It At Yoyamart

Last weekend, I checked in at Yoyamart, the sweet, sweet kid-centric store in EMePa (East of Meatpacking District). The highlights, some of which are available on Yoyamart's online store, too, are below: - the smurftastic Bugaboo By limited edition stroller...
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October 4, 2005

Strollers For Porsche Drivers

And all these years, you thought those license plate frames and stroller bumper stickers were just a joke. British DT reader Paula's vexing circumstance proves otherwise. Can anyone help her out with the info?Checking out this website, as the 'mummys'...
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October 3, 2005

Bugaboo-Hacking: Bag Clips For The Cameleon

I've gotten several emails from people asking the same question about the Bugaboo Cameleon: "Is it true there aren't any bag clips? Cuz that'd be a dealbreaker for us." My short reply is "Relax, it's true, but not that bad."...
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Salon Goes Stroller-crazy

So a new mom goes to her pediatrician's office in a "trendy neighborhood" in Manhattan, and everyone there has the same "trendy" stroller except her? The thing is expensive--$900--but they can afford it. She wonders if the money couldn't be...
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September 29, 2005

Seal Drives An Urban Jungle! Leni Drives A--Huh? An Eddie Bauer?

Here are some highlights from the latest installment of the Seal-Klum Paparazzi Ambush Hour: Seal's definitely rockin' the Euro Mountain Buggy, aka the Urban Jungle. [tiny brunopress pic here] Mrs. Seal can be seen driving the Mother of All Wagons...
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September 27, 2005

Seal's Station Wagon Can Kick Your Station Wagon's Butt

The Klum-Seals hit the town last week, where they got ambushed by paparazzi hoping to score a photo of the new kid. Meanwhile, Seal looks to be toting Henry in a carrycot that's part of a stroller; that thick...
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Mountain Buggy Adds A Car Seat Adapter

If the only thing holding you back from buying a Mountain Buggy was the inability to lash a butt-ugly American car seat onto it, your wait is over. Mountain Buggy has introduced a car seat adapter for its strollers, which...
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September 25, 2005

Hell Is Other Bugaboo People

So after I finished giving directions to some Frog yesterday who couldn't find Columbus Avenue in his Guide Routard ["because it's nowhere near here, mon vieux, this is Lexington Avenue."], I tried and failed to warn him about the Frog...
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September 22, 2005

Strollers And The City: Get Out Of My Way

Like Democrats meekly questioning John Roberts, a bunch of self-justifying child-free people take a break from contemplating their loserdom to whine to the NYT about our inalienable right as procreating Bugaboo owners to drive where and how we want (which,...
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September 18, 2005

Stokke Xplory At MoMA

A show called "Safe" opens in MoMA's Architecture & Design department Oct. 16 which features over 300 products and objects that take risk and safety into account. Among them: a bulletproof face mask, a purse that lets out a shriek...
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September 17, 2005

Before Starck, Stark Tradeoffs: The Burberry Maclaren

Maclaren's got a thing for fashion, which makes me a little skeptical about the coming Philippe Starck models. The Kate Spade Mac is only the best known of its style-over-substance collection, where fabric from top-of-the-line designers is wrapped around middle-of-the-road...
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September 16, 2005

WHAT Maclaren/Philippe Starck Stroller?? Oh, THAT One.

DT reader and kids design guru Jan is in Cologne at the Kind+Jugend fair, the biggest gathering of the children's products industry in the world, and he just emailed that Maclaren has unveiled a collection designed by Philippe Starck, which...
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September 13, 2005

Getting A Bb Confort In/To The US?

I'd love to hear that, while Sears in English-speaking Canada stocked the Quinny strollers, Sears in Quebec stocked the French Bb Confort strollers, just because, you know, because they're French. I doubt it'd be that easy, unfortunately. But a DT...
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Gizmodo John: Stroller Manufacturers, Come Out And Play-ay

John is the pregnant half of Gizmodo's editorial team, or the more pregnant half, anyway. And after shelling out the Euros for a sweet Quinny Buzz (It IS available in Canada, too, you know), he rallied all the gangs of...
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September 11, 2005

Seal Drives A Stokke!!!

[image: kikapress via celebrity baby blog] Well played, Stokke, well played. Seal also wears 10-year-old grey t-shirts with pictures of himself on them. [I hear you, bro, you need new, self-referential, asphalt-colored t-shirts. I got ya covered!] Wild guess,...
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September 9, 2005

Business Week [Hearts] Bugaboo Cameleon

Lauren Young, A Frog-addicted reporter/mom took the Cameleon out for a spin. Her kid's playgroup asked, "Is it lighter?" "Is it any easier to fold?" No and no, and those bag clips, where'd they go? Her verdict goes something like,...
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September 7, 2005

So Tell Me, Which Stroller Are You Thinking Of Buying?

Hm? No reason, just wondering. And in completely unrelated news: "Through a series of carefully controlled experiments at a campus bookstore, researchers learned that consumers will, in every case studied, spend more money to buy a brand name item when...
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September 6, 2005

Forget The Frog. You Want A Bugaboo Demon Frog.

I hesitate to post this, not because there's only an hour left to bid, but because I fear just knowing that there is a Bugaboo model called the Demon Frog--and that it's apparently only available in China, via eBay--may be...
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Posted by greg at 9:43 PM | Comments (1)

September 4, 2005

Triobike: Danish for "I'll Never Own A Car"

Last thing I'll lift from Treehugger this weekend, I swear. The Triobike is a Danish transport system that is a bike, a stroller/pram, and a bike-stroller-pram all in one. The large sidecar-looking pod fits on the front of the...
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Posted by greg at 9:52 PM | Comments (4)

August 29, 2005

Just Got A Black Cameleon & Wish You Got Red Instead?

What a coincidence. I just got a red Cameleon, and I wish I got black. Don't get me wrong, the red is awesome; it's just that I seem to have forgotten the family council where we decided to get the...
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Posted by greg at 5:49 PM | Comments (4)

August 25, 2005

Frog Hataz at Frog Design, or Hipster No Love The Bugaboo

A designer from a major, major firm explains how with "dissonant design" like the Bugaboo or the iPod, the combination of design/function/brand is so powerful, people identify with the products and use them as forms of self-expression, even though they...
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August 23, 2005

Aeon Flux Drives A Stokke Xplory

For a new dad, there's a threshhold, a tipping point, a point of no return, the point at which you realize not just your life, but your whole outlook on the world has changed irrevocably. Not sure if you've crossed...
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August 21, 2005

Thanks to Cameleon, Bugaboo Must Now Match Belt, Shoes

"...since the salesman also informed me and my husband that one customer bought the fleece in every color." - via DT reader Dianne, who saw the new Bugaboos at Manhattan's Buy Buy Baby Money and bad taste: they go together...
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Posted by greg at 4:22 PM | Comments (12)

August 20, 2005

I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke, But There's No Drink Holder

The Europeans wonder why anyone'd want to carry hot coffee near their precious baby's head, or why there aren't more cafes in the US, where you sit and enjoy a nice bite with your family. The Americans--like DT reader Brian--wonder...
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Wha wha wha?? Bugaboo Cameleon At babystyle Now

Looks like "sometime in September" means "right now, in August." A report from DT reader Dan:i just went to my local babystyle store yesterday. when the lady asked if she could help me with anything i asked her "so...
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Posted by greg at 11:13 AM | Comments (16)

August 12, 2005

Born To Be Your Baby Stroller

If you were thinking that not only is New York City full of snobs, but New Jersey's plenty close, you can go in any time you want, and it's got a better quality of life... And besides, you're tight...
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Posted by greg at 10:20 AM | Comments (2)

August 10, 2005

Stroll-Lights To Pimp Yo' L'il Thug's Whip

Be Seen...Be Safe... Be Gettin' Maaaad Play, Day-um... With Stroll-Lights. Canada's Borderline Technologies sells these electroluminescent wires in six colors as a safety device, a way to make your stroller visible on "evening or early morning walks. Even in the...
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July 31, 2005

Nanii/Nania Car Seat/Stroller/High Chair [Check All That Apply]

Jaywalking across a busy Tokyo street turns out to be the easiest part of finding out who makes this stroller/car seat. We were out for a Sunday stroll (in like 110 degree, 100% humidity blazing sunlight, thanks) when I spotted...
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July 27, 2005

eBay Alert: Vintage Eames-like Stroller

Thank eagle-eyed DT reader Darren for spotting this very unusual vintage stroller for sale on eBay. It's from a company called Hedstrom, which used to make carriages, tricycles, and playground equipment from 1915 until the mid 1980's. According to the...
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July 21, 2005

What Do You Make Of This? There's A Sale of Quinny's! {At Sears]

Canadian Greg, who apparently lives in the stroller department at Sears Canada, writes: I happened upon the Quinny Buzz (again) and Zapp at Sears in St. Catharines, Ontario. Again, nothing on their website, but selling for $449.99 and $199.99 respectively....
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July 16, 2005

Mountain Buggy Recall Buried By Collapsed Building Publicity

The other stroller company guys must be pissed, wondering why a building couldn't collapse on them? The New York Times did a little digging, so to speak, to see if Mountain Buggy's previously underappreciated Rubble Deflection System will lead to...
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Posted by greg at 11:35 AM | Comments (0)

July 15, 2005

NYC Building Collapses on Mountain Buggy, Baby

When I heard a 7-month-old baby had been pulled from the debris of a building collapse yesterday on upper Broadway, I (and my wife, who went to Columbia for grad school) shuddered. Then, um, I wondered what kind of stroller...
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Posted by greg at 8:12 AM | Comments (8)

July 12, 2005

One Dad's Stroller Mod: The Quinny Freestyle 2x4

Awesome. Ricky, a DT reader and dad of two, just posted a link to his homebrewed double stroller, which he crafted from two of Wal-Mart.com's closeout Quinny Freestyle 4's. I don't know what the JPMA says about this, and it'll...
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Posted by greg at 10:06 PM | Comments (7)

July 11, 2005

Report From 'Heath Ledger''s Buy Buy Baby Registry

I guess if I were Heath Ledger or Michelle Williams, I probably wouldn't use an alias to create my baby registry, either. But I probably would check with my publicist to see if Bugaboo just happened to drop off a...
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July 1, 2005

Industrial Designers Awards: More Than Rectal Thermometers, Much More

Very interesting. Here are some other kid-related winners from the Business Week-sponsored Industrial Design Excellence Awards: Gerber SippySnacker, "a reinvention of the iconic sippy cup that, for the first time, combines a spill-proof cup and snack holder." Note: also named...
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Posted by greg at 11:49 AM | Comments (9)

June 30, 2005

NYT Gives Jogging Strollers The Zagat Treatment

The Times has a piece about he opoularity of jogging strollers in which they asked opinions of some jogging parents in Central Park. Snippets of their comments are compiled, Zagat-like, for each of the six rigs. Check it out. Wombs...
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June 29, 2005

Beauty! Quinny Buzz Spotted In Canadian Sears, eh?

DT reader (Another) Greg reports that while it's not listed on the Canadian store site, Sears in Hamilton, Ontario is selling the Quinny Buzz for $449.00 CAD. Now, I don't know where "drove to Canada to buy a stroller;...
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June 27, 2005

Stroller Weights: No Tipping, Please

DT reader Daniel gave a hearty endorsement to the Tipmenot stroller weights, fabric covered, donut-shaped 5 lb. weights which attach to the front wheels of your stroller and prevent reduce the chance of it tipping backwards because of all the...
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Posted by greg at 11:50 PM | Comments (7)

Maclaren Volo, The Excellent Second Stroller

When we were pondering the Bugaboo, we figured we'd also want a super-lightweight stroller, too, something to just throw on when we headed out the door, or something easy to travel with. We set our eyes on the lightest Maclaren,...
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Posted by greg at 10:55 AM | Comments (37)

June 20, 2005

News From The Front: The Bugaboo Cupholder Wars

Yes, it's true, America saved Europe's butt in WWII; if it weren't for us*, they'd be speaking German in Holland right now.** And how do they repay us? By leaving the cupholders off their irresistable strollers? Danke schoen, indeed.*** Never...
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Posted by greg at 2:19 PM | Comments (4)

June 14, 2005

Due Date For New Bugaboo Cameleon and Gecko: 'Sometime in September'

DT reader Michael just posted this in the comments on the new grey-market Micralite. Sounds like the era of importing your own Bugaboo Cameleon from Europe is coming to a close: "For what it's worth for anyone else dealing with...
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Posted by greg at 1:48 PM | Comments (57)

June 3, 2005

Colin Farrell Shows Off His Stroller Savvy

Any hard-partyin' Irish baby daddy man-ho can push a stroller. But how many men can heft a stroller and a kid--without ashing on him--all while delivering an Oscar-worthy impersonation of mid-90's tennis champ Patrick Rafter? That's what I thought....
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June 2, 2005

What's In Sheep's Meadow: Xplory, Quinny Zapp, Bugaboos--and Skiphop

I took the kid to the park yesterday (my wife's been away for a conference, and I've been flying solo), and we played in Sheep's Meadow, which, on a weekday afternoon, should be renamed Baby's Meadow. The kid didn't freak...
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Posted by greg at 10:42 PM | Comments (11)

The Orbit Infant System: For When James Bond Has A Kid

Bugaboo, Xplory, Zapp... There's so much out-of-the-box stroller thinking going on these days, I wonder if anyone's left in the box. The latest example: the upcoming Orbit Infant System, an amazing, high-tech carrier/car seat stroller which'd be more at home...
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Posted by greg at 11:00 AM | Comments (7)

May 31, 2005

Ultraman Stroller from Combi: Who Knew Otakus Could Reproduce?

We have clearly just scratched the surface of the improbabl character stroller market in Japan. DT reader Sarah has found just the thing to park next to your Batstroller: The Combi M78 Ultraman Dream Baby Car. As you well know...
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Posted by greg at 9:45 PM | Comments (0)

Holy Promotional Tie-ins! Batman Stroller from Aprica

Day-um. When they say Batman Begins, they mean he begins in a stroller. The latest Batman movie opens worldwide on June 18th and the most unlikely licensed merchandise I can think of is now on sale in Japan: this special...
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Posted by greg at 12:34 PM | Comments (3)

May 30, 2005

Stokke Xplory: The Movie

Everything but techno. Stokke's desire to question the conventional wisdom apparently extends to the soundtrack of its obligatory stroller demo video. While other high-tech stroller companies lay down slightly out of date techno music, Stokke uses just about everything but:...
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Posted by greg at 11:29 PM | Comments (1)

Stokke Xplory Baby Bag: Not Just For 6 Month-Olds Anymore

You may call it a bassinet or a carrycot, but it doesn't matter. Stokke calls it a Baby Bag, and it's a new optional accessory for the Xplory stroller. One of the biggest hangups people have had with the Xplory...
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Posted by greg at 10:42 PM | Comments (0)

May 23, 2005

New Apple Cart: The Combi Savvy

Looks like the Paltrow Martins have a second stroller for the second string. Grandma and the nanny friend Jenny [See comments. thnx, Sarah. I only know what I read.] have both been snapped pushing a Combi Ultra Savvy, a spindly,...
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Posted by greg at 11:07 PM | Comments (7)

May 20, 2005

The Dude Has Supermodel Wife, Daughter, Bugaboo

It's been a while since we've seen a famous parent pushing a Bugaboo (besides Ian in his kitchen, of course). From Celebrity Baby Blog comes this snap of The Dude, his wife Christy Turlington [go figure. he must really be...
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Posted by greg at 11:10 PM | Comments (1)

May 18, 2005

Quinny Freestyle 3 and 4 in Wal-Mart Fire Sale

DT reader Steven spotted Quinny's mainstay model, the Freestyle, for sale in an unexpected place: Wal-Mart.com. How did a famously Europe-only brand end up in that American-est of stores? Turns out Quinny had attempted a US launch until last year,...
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Posted by greg at 9:28 PM | Comments (56)

May 11, 2005

"The expectant dad tries to envisage pushing this snazzy thing around town with a baby inside."

That's the caption on the final picture, where DT reader and dad-to-be Ian poses with their newly assembled Bugaboo Cameleon. It just arrived, apparently, and with about a week to spare. His yet-to-be-field-tested assessment: "The improvements with respect to the...
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Posted by greg at 9:13 AM | Comments (17)

May 6, 2005

NEWS FLASH : Strollers Are Sometimes $tatus $ymbols

This just in from USA Today, the paper business travelers wake up to every morning outside their Hyatt room doors: "status" is a great gift idea for the "upwardly mobile mom." You could buy her a pricey stroller, for example....
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Posted by greg at 9:15 AM | Comments (2)

May 4, 2005

There's Nothing Funny About Stroller Addiction. Well, Maybe A Little Funny...

Becsy, who has seven strollers, and who just ebay'ed her Quinny Buzz, recently left this comment elsewhere on the site. If anyone else out there is struggling--or is watching helplessly as a spouse or partner struggles--with stroller addiction, please seek...
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Posted by greg at 8:41 PM | Comments (23)

May 1, 2005

Muji Strollers

As design junkies the world 'round already know, Muji is the brand of choice for people who don't like chasing brands. The name means "no logo" in Japanese, and the company produces practically everything from toothpicks to clothing to an...
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Posted by greg at 9:10 PM | Comments (1)

April 28, 2005

Patchy Frog: Souvenirs for the Bugaboo

DT reader asdf (whose son is named, not qwerty, but Ezra) sends these pictures of their Bugaboo, covered with patches, souvenirs from Ezra's travels ("In 16 months, hes been on over 30 airplanes; criss-crossed the country and visited Europe...
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Posted by greg at 10:01 PM | Comments (18)

April 20, 2005

Design 1st: The Safety 1st Avila Stroller

I first spotted this stroller over the weekend at the zoo. I wanted to find out what it was, but we were with friends, and I'd promised the wife I wouldn't accost strangers in front of the company. Fortunately, when...
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Posted by greg at 11:01 PM | Comments (3)

April 7, 2005

Voulez Vous Pousser Avec Moi Ce Soir?

Lhomme qui conduit son cabriolet dune main dans les films, je trouve cela trs sduisant. On retrouve la mme attitude, la mme dsinvolture avec la poussette, cest aussi une forme de sduction. Cest la mise en scne dune certaine polyvalence,...
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Posted by greg at 8:56 AM | Comments (1)

April 6, 2005

Limited Edition Mountain Buggy: Umm, can I see you over here for a minute?

Not quite sure what to make of this, except maybe a caftan for your sixth step-grandmother in Talahassee. The otherwise solid and utilitarian Mountain Buggy flagship stroller, the Urban Single, is apparently available in a limited edition called, hold on...
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Posted by greg at 10:01 PM | Comments (5)

March 11, 2005

Double Decker Stroller

I've been kind of slacking on the stroller front lately, so I'm gonna try to make it up to you--in bulk. DT reader Geoff is waiting for a couple of kids sent along this link for the Double Decker Stroller,...
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Posted by greg at 9:35 AM | Comments (4)

February 28, 2005

WSJ Weighs In On Dads-n-Strollers

Thanks to everyone who forwarded lasr week's Wall Street Journal story about new dad-friendly strollers and other gear. The article hits several Daddy Types favorites (the Bugaboo, obviously; the Xplory, and the Quinny Buzz) and even includes quotes from several...
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Posted by greg at 2:19 PM | Comments (1)

February 25, 2005

Snap Judgments From Rotterdam

Stopped by a babystore and an easyinternet cafe en route from the conference to dinner. Here's my immediate reaction to the following: Quinny: overall, both Buzz and Zapp could benefit from a stern paring down. If Bugaboo's upholsterers ever did...
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Posted by greg at 1:13 PM | Comments (26)

February 23, 2005

The Smart Buggy: Two-wheeled Stroller from Phil & Ted's

Actually, it's probably closer to a revolution in baby transportation. Or, for the less starry-eyed folks out there, it's a handcart/wheelie for babies. Designed to be used on public transportation like, say, the bus, an option which usually drops off...
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Posted by greg at 3:22 PM | Comments (9)

January 29, 2005

The Pramulator: Kinda Rhymes With Day-um!!

Growing up, my favorite car ever was the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante [OK, my actual favorite car was the 1955 Porsche Speedster, because I'd seen it in person and was deluded enough to think I should get one before graduating...
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Posted by greg at 3:17 PM | Comments (6)

January 25, 2005

Eh, Who Needs Stroller Skis?

Jen from Gothamist keeps her eye out for Daddy Types, like the one pushing his orange Bugaboo down Broadway in the snow on the photoblog, what about the plastic animals? Thanks, Jen, and congrats on the Bloggies nominations!...
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Posted by greg at 10:03 PM | Comments (4)

January 24, 2005

Bugaboo Cup Holder Nirvana: Easy Holder from Easy Rider

Ahh, there's nothing quite like the freedom of the open road. Unless it's enjoying the freedom of the open road with your drink handy. That was presumably the inspiration for The Motorcycle Drink Thing, one of the slickest, best-looking drink...
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Posted by greg at 6:03 PM | Comments (15)

January 22, 2005

MacGyver A Bugaboo Cup Holder, Round 2

DT reader and dad-to-be Steve Chapman has been spending the last few days of his care-free, child-free life in his workshop, where he has been trying to make a better Bugaboo drink holder. His solution, which won't undergo field...
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Posted by greg at 11:39 AM | Comments (14)

January 18, 2005

Micralite: Stroller-gami

My personal jury's been out on the Micralite folding stroller for a while, but several people have emailed me about it [including DT readers Stelly and Emily], so up it goes. The Micralite's made by Kolcraft for the UK market....
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Posted by greg at 8:47 AM | Comments (17)

January 15, 2005

Quinny Zapp w/ Maxi-Cosi: A Dad-to-be's Review

DT reader Hadi is about a week away from the arrival of his baby, which means he has PLENTY of time to kill surfing around European baby sites and writing in-depth ruminations about the Quinny Zapp travel stroller and the...
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Posted by greg at 1:55 PM | Comments (75)

January 12, 2005

Bugaboo Frog vs. Quinny Buzz: The Daddy Types Smackdown

While he wasn't buying Tummy Tubs, DT reader Florian and his wife were putting the Quinny Buzz through a side-by-side comparison with the Bugaboo Frog. Here's his assessment:I wouldn't wait for the Quinny Buzz. Having had had my eyes set...
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Posted by greg at 12:39 PM | Comments (165)

Bugaboo Daytrips

We just recently began turning the kid's Bugaboo seat around so that she now faces forward, instead of looking at us the whole time. I have to say, it causes a bit of separation anxiety. Now she's facing the whole...
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Posted by greg at 12:58 AM | Comments (0)

January 3, 2005

Stokke, Coco. Coco, Stokke

Courtney Cox and David Arquette have clearly had a visit from Stokke's publicist. Celebrity Babies has a paparazzi photo of Coco's new Xplory, with a gigantic Precious Moments diaper duffle bag jammed under it. Or, as Patty says, "I thought...
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Posted by greg at 10:27 PM | Comments (9)

December 29, 2004

MacGyver A Bugaboo Cup Holder

After acknowledging my warning about slapping a "shop class project" on that expensive stroller, Modern Day Dad has spent a little of his Christmas vacation in the basement workshop, MacGyvering a cupholder for his Bugaboo. Basically, he filed down one...
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Posted by greg at 12:16 PM | Comments (6)

December 20, 2004

Russell Crowe Multi-tasking With His Stokke Xplory

If there's even a slight fluctation in The Stroller Force, Patty at Baby Chic 101 can detect it. How else could she know of this photo of Russell Crowe and his wife, pushing his moptop kid Charlie in a grey-on-grey...
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Posted by greg at 11:48 PM | Comments (1)

December 16, 2004

Maclaren Volo On Sale at Buy Buy Baby??

Wow, the Maclaren Volo, the spare, lightweight, mesh folding stroller we've almost bought a dozen times, is on sale at buybuybaby.com for $79.99! That's $20 off! Let's see, with $15.00 for ground shipping, that's a whole $5 less than buying...
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Posted by greg at 10:50 AM | Comments (5)

December 14, 2004

LL Bean Jogging Stroller - InStep for Preppies

Considering I don't even jog to the Korean deli when I find we're out of Diet Coke, a jogging stroller has never been on my shortlist. But if you're a runner, you can certainly do worse than an InStep. The...
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Posted by greg at 9:47 AM | Comments (0)

December 13, 2004

Toys R Us Times Square Stroller Pool?

In the last 24 hrs, I've seen three people in Midtown pushing giraffe-print umbrella strollers. On closer inspection, they have logos for Toys R Us Times Square and babytrend, and a barcode decal on the handle. That's as much as...
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Posted by greg at 8:54 PM | Comments (3)

December 6, 2004

Pet Stroller

If the Improvements Pet Stroller looks tiny, that's because you're supposed to hunch over when you push it. Very slowly. Because you're 90 years old. And it's an improvement from sitting in your house all day, waiting for the Meals...
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Posted by greg at 9:33 AM | Comments (1)

Strollers With Reflectors

Now that it gets dark earlier, and I'm pushing a dark-colored stroller ahead of me, I think about reflectors. Neither the Bugaboo nor the Maxi-Cosi car seat has any reflectors. [Of course, why would a car seat have safety reflectors?...
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Posted by greg at 7:55 AM | Comments (2)

November 29, 2004

Gecko Fabulous: Bugaboo Kicks It Old Skool

While the ladies are trying all the different colors on their Bugaboo Cameleons, the taller brothers will be standing tall with the extendable handles on their...Bugaboo Cameleons. So who's left to give props to the Bugaboo Gecko, the other...
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Posted by greg at 9:03 AM | Comments (22)

Bugaboo Cameleon: Because there's no 'H' in 'Love'

I don't know why Bugaboo spells its new model, the Cameleon, without an 'h'. Maybe it's those rumors I've been hearing about foreign countries, how they have differn't words for everything. But enough of that crazy talk. What's important...
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Posted by greg at 7:18 AM | Comments (14)

Frog Gets The Bugaboot

The stroller so nice, they replaced it twice. Bugaboo is discontinuing the Frog for 2005 and will replace it with two new models: the Gecko and the Cameleon ("Leave out the 'h' for Holland."). Details to follow, but if you're...
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Posted by greg at 6:47 AM | Comments (0)

November 25, 2004

Shotaro's Stokke Xplory Blog

Sure, dads and moms are keeping blogs all over; these days, even kids--even fetuses--have their own blogs. And don't EVEN get me started on all the cat blogs... But, I wondered, what about the strollers? Who blogs for them? Tonight...
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Posted by greg at 10:53 PM | Comments (1)

November 17, 2004

As if Stroller Skis Weren't A Steal At Retail...

If the only reason you've been holding off on getting a set of stroller skis is because they seemed like an indulgent luxury this is your day. No sir, just because you like to save a dollar when you can,...
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Posted by greg at 2:32 PM | Comments (10)

November 10, 2004

Get my publicist on the phone...

I've never been so angry and offended. In this week's New Yorker Caitlin Flanagan does a takedown on parental consumerism and the baby industry's skill at exploiting both new parents' fears and status-seeking urges, getting them to buy their way...
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Posted by greg at 9:20 AM | Comments (4)

November 8, 2004

No cupholders, but you can dance to it

Now about that music: What's up with the European stroller industry's--or at least the Netherlands regional office of it--penchant for slightly out-of-date techno music? Check out this playlist from Euro-stroller movies: Quinny Zapp: Praise You, Fatboy Slim Quinny Buzz: A...
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Posted by greg at 12:28 PM | Comments (1)

November 5, 2004

Anyone know what this amazing 70's stroller is?

Stroller connoisseur--and DT reader--Dennis just scored this incredible-looking vintage French stroller on ebay. There's no manufacturer's stamp anywhere, and while the seller said it was from the seventies, they didn't have any info about it. The seat is similar...
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Posted by greg at 8:06 PM | Comments (1)

Firsthand Exclusive: A Stokke Xplory In The Wild

Kurt's a DT reader in Boulder and one of the first Stokke Xplory owners in the US. I asked him what it's like, and he generously offers up this exclusive account of driving around town with The New Rig:I first...
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Posted by greg at 4:06 PM | Comments (4)

November 1, 2004

Graco Quattro Tour: Looks Good At Any Price (But It's Only $100)

In 2002, industrial designer Andrew Serbinski was asked by Graco to create a stroller with a new, upscale visual identity. Serbinski took his design cues from the racing bikes and motorcycles his firm Machine Art is known for, and the...
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Posted by greg at 11:30 PM | Comments (12)

Bugaboo Maintenance Kit

I am ready for my third box of Prada Lip Balm. Each box contains 30 individually wrapped tubes [shown left at life-size] and sells for $65 or so. That works out to just over $2 per tube, which, if you...
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Posted by greg at 9:43 PM | Comments (3)

Quinny Zapp: 'Size Does Matter'

I can just picture Quinny world headquarters, where three shifts of Dutch researchers in white coats open and close strollers around the clock...with circa 2000 dance music blaring over the corporate campus PA system. [More on that later.] The Zapp...
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Posted by greg at 2:48 PM | Comments (45)

Quinny Buzz: Yet Another Euro-Stroller You Can't Get Here

Several DT readers--or should I call them readres--abroad have sent links to the Quinny Buzz, a sleek, new 3-wheeled stroller from the large Netherlands-based childrensgear company. Visually striking, with a tough seatframe and safety bar floating above a tripod...
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Posted by greg at 12:02 PM | Comments (89)

October 31, 2004

Putting the "Boo" in Bugaboo

Thanks and congrats to DT reader John for the photo...
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Posted by greg at 8:21 PM | Comments (4)

October 21, 2004

Stokkes in Boston=Salt in Wound?

As if New Yorkers needed any more reason to stay curled up in bed today, the first reported delivery of Stokke Xplory strollers arrived...in Boston. Magic Beans, a baby gear and toy shop in Brookline, just got their first shipment...
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Posted by greg at 2:57 PM | Comments (2)

October 18, 2004

Cool Bugaboo Sheepskin Seat Cover Made Easy

Yesterday in SoHo, I stopped a little Euro family (and probably freaked them out a bit; sorry) to ask where they got the fluffy white sheepskin that lined their black Bugaboo. It had slits for the 5-point harness and, whaddyaknow,...
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Posted by greg at 3:03 PM | Comments (6)

October 12, 2004

Chris "Family" Robinson

He's in some band called the Black Crowes, his wife, well, you'll have to read Us Weekly to see what she's up to. But what brings bohemian rocker Chris Robinson to these pages is his choice of wheels: A Bugaboo...
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Posted by greg at 7:46 PM | Comments (0)

October is Children's Month at Apartment Therapy

Celebrate the little monsters in October. The excellent Apartment Therapy is featuring design, "furniture and household products for New York apartments that relate to children." First up: daddy types favorite modern seed (which, DT reader Other Greg reports, recently had...
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Posted by greg at 11:34 AM | Comments (0)

September 27, 2004

Central Park Stroller Census

At 4PM, there were 45 strollers in Sheep Meadow in Central Park: 11 Maclarens (including 4 doubles) 18 other models (inluding some doubles) 16 Bugaboo Frogs Strollers accompanied by dads: 3 Strollers accompanied by sitters, nannies, or grandparents: est. 20...
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Posted by greg at 6:15 PM | Comments (0)

September 24, 2004

Bebe Confort Twin Club Looks Great

I stopped a couple pushing one of these on the street last night. (It's a weblog-induced habit that no doubt embarasses some people in my family.) Almost before I could ask what it was, the mother said, "It's not from...
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Posted by greg at 10:39 AM | Comments (7)

September 17, 2004

Koelstra K73: The First Retro Stroller

Stroller designers can take their cues from many places: furniture (e.g., the chair or cradle on wheels), umbrellas, backpacks, racing bikes (joggers), mountain bikes (e.g., Urban Buggy), camping/outdoor equipment (e.g., Bugaboo), even cars. Especially cars. Just consider those Reebok...
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Posted by greg at 9:08 PM | Comments (2)

September 14, 2004

Blue Stokke Xplory now on Ebay [NYC]

A blue Stokke Xplory, "gently used only a few times," with all the accessories, just went up for sale on ebay. Opening bid is $750, with $50 shipping outside NYC. If you're too impatient for the waitlist at Buy Buy...
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Posted by greg at 12:10 AM | Comments (3)

September 13, 2004

In The Beginning was the Bugaboo

While Bugaboo the Company launched in 1999, and Bugaboo the Frog only made it to the US in late 2001, Bugaboo the Concept began over ten years ago. With some help from Bugaboo US' marketing department, Daddy Types put together...
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Posted by greg at 3:54 PM | Comments (0)

September 3, 2004

Bugaboo By...: Strollers get Murakamified

When I lived in France, I was shopping for a used Citroen Deux Chevaux (only the coolest car in the world). One ad I called about, the lady said, "yes, it's white, with schtroumpf painted on it." "What's that?" "Schtroumpf...
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Posted by greg at 11:11 PM | Comments (1)

The Cruelty of Kate Spade's MacLaren Stroller

Is this the second limited edition stroller Kate Spade designed for MacLaren? To be honest, I wasn't following stroller fashion too closely before the kid pencilled herself into our calendar. But I remember a distant buzz about it among our...
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Posted by greg at 7:48 AM | Comments (7)

August 19, 2004

Cinnamon, the Stroller Test Dummy

Translated from Baby Pro News. Baby Pro bills itself as a "Baby Item Laboratory," and I humbly bow my head in the presence of a supreme master of baby gear-related websitery:Although strollers have quickly become compact and light, there...
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Posted by greg at 1:02 PM | Comments (0)

August 14, 2004

That's Odd: United decides Bugaboo not a stroller, and other travel lessons

What's the Daddy Types secret for getting your kid to sleep the entire flight, even a 12-hour stretch from Osaka to O'hare? Get her to puke right after takeoff. (Of course, self-induced vomiting will come in handy when she starts...
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Posted by greg at 6:37 AM | Comments (6)

August 8, 2004

Bamboo Bugaboo

It's too sunny and too hot for the kid to ride around in a stock Bugaboo/Maxi-Cosi carseat. The pullout shade doesn't cover her legs; the black carseat soaks up heat; and there's no ventilation, either. So I jury-rigged a...
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Posted by greg at 4:08 AM | Comments (2)

July 19, 2004

UrbanBabyWatch: Stroller Mafia

Even before it turned up as a display model in a couple of Manhattan baby stores, the 'stroller mafia' at UrbanBaby had already been opinionating on the Stokke's Xplory for a couple of months. The early results: mixed, intrigued, skeptical,...
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Posted by greg at 9:12 PM | Comments (5)

July 17, 2004

Chinese Bamboo Strollers, Orphanage Gear

Whoa. Meanwhile, on the other end of the technological spectrum from the Xplory and the Bugaboo: strollers and prams made out of bamboo, which are still widely used, it seems, in 2nd tier-and-below Chinese cities. The thumbnail at left is...
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Posted by greg at 12:28 AM | Comments (1)

July 13, 2004

Stokke Stalker

When manufacturers take a new car out for actual roadtesting, they try to obscure it with fake body panels, blackout tape, etc. to throw off the spy photographers. For strollers, though, the strategy is shirts. Mike Richards, the only person...
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Posted by greg at 8:50 AM | Comments (5)

July 12, 2004

Stokke Xplory at Buy Buy Baby NYC

A scoop from DT informant Pierre- The Stokke Xplory stroller is now at Buy Buy Baby in NYC. According to my in-store source--I report, you decide to buy--a demo model came in last week, and they've begun taking names and...
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Posted by greg at 12:03 PM | Comments (43)

July 10, 2004

BOB Sport Utility Stroller

OK, sometimes it feels like we're inventing parenting as we go, that such a world as we now live in didn't exist before the kid was born. Flush with a sense of duty to share my rare insights with an...
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Posted by greg at 6:34 AM | Comments (0)

July 9, 2004

Chariot Carriers Take Vancouver

DT reader Hans pointed me to the Chariot, which, he reports, is the "craze-du-jour here in lovely Vancouver. (Even on the west coast of Canada, they're required to mix French and English. Keeps everybody calm.) Anyway, the Chariot is a...
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Posted by greg at 1:44 PM | Comments (4)

July 7, 2004

Mountain Buggy Urban Stroller

Now this is one I see all over, especially in New York. Mountain Buggy is another New Zealand-based all-terrain stroller company (Is all that Lord of The Rings landscape really so irresistible to hike through?) that's been making a...
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July 6, 2004

Phil and Teds E^3 Off-Road Buggy

I found out about Phil & Teds on a research trip to Right Start, where I was tracking down a decent-looking double stroller we'd seen in the park. The saleswoman said, "Have you seen Phil & Teds? We sell out...
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July 5, 2004

Sport Utility Stroller Week

Happy birthday to the Land of the Freelander and the Home of the Bravado. This week I'm finally rounding up the sport utility strollers that are multiplying around me. With these strollers--unlike so many SUVs, where S is for Size--the...
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June 30, 2004

Chris Martin drives a Bugaboo!!!

Buy a black Bugaboo just like Chris Martin's at babystyle for-- who cares how much it costs??...
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Stroller Companies: 'You Are Celebrity Pram-Chasing Lemmings'

I can't top this, so I'll just link and quote a lot:Lists of the nation's top celebrities are being scoured by PR consultants for names of glamorous stars. They must be young, beautiful and - most importantly - have a...
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June 29, 2004

NASA Scientist Reveals How to Work a Bugaboo

Don't blame Gwyneth's minions. They just revealed to the world what every Bugaboo owner already knows: opening and closing one of those things is hard to figure out. The Bugaboo differs from, say, an umbrella--or even an umbrella stroller--where these...
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June 10, 2004

Cross-breed your Bugaboo

At first, it caught us off guard, now we're used to it, but we get stopped and/or talked about whenever we take the kid out in the stroller, especially by the dads. Nothing hurts more than having to meet...
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June 9, 2004

Seal drives a Bugaboo!!!

"What are people excited about wearing this summer?" "'Baby barf!' said the singer Seal, who has been playing proud step-papa to luscious model Heidi Klums 5-week-old baby, Leni. -The New York Observer's report from the Council of Fashion Designers...
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June 4, 2004

Ridiculously big sunshade for strollers

Like the Friends haircut, capri pants for men, and those ugly sheepskin Ugg boots for anybody, ridiculously big, floppy sunshades on strollers are an instant, unfortunate trend, at least in NYC. They're from an Australian company called Pepeny, which is...
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June 3, 2004

Stroller Lock

The more you shell out for a stroller, the more you wonder about it getting stolen. In Georgetown last week, I saw a Mountain Buggy jogging stroller sitting empty and unattended in front of a townhouse for sale while (presumably)...
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June 2, 2004

LOLOL: Not the product shot Bugaboo was looking for

But it's the scene that every new Bugaboo owner knows well. How the hell do you open and close that thing? The Sun caught Gwyneth's manny and a waiter or two trying to open the Bugaboo. They say it took...
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May 27, 2004

Where all the decent cupholders at?

It's not asking too much, is it? It's not that you should categorically NOT buy a Bugaboo because it doesn't come with a cupholder, any more than you SHOULD buy a Jeep stroller because it has four. It's just that...
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May 18, 2004

Bugaboo et al: Out of Africa

Maybe they haven't seen enough Sex and the City. The Washington Post Foreign Service reports that strollers are just not popular in Kenya. Marketed as prams (and unloaded from lorries, I guess), strollers are seen as cold, distant cages and...
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May 10, 2004

Chariots On Hire: renting strollers in the UK

While I blame them for planting the annoying Vangelis theme song in my head, Chariots On Hire gets credit for an interesting idea: They'll rent you a stroller for 2 weeks to 6 months or more, either to let you...
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Stokke Xplory: The Next Euro stroller

[I love how the category "gear" encompasses both a toilet paper anchor AND an eye-popping $800 eurostroller. Let me think about that. [7/04 note: Thought about and addressed.]] Stokke Xplory, the newest eurostroller. note: insouciant scarf-tying instructions not included Stokke,...
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April 29, 2004

French Stroller for Dads: Be careful what you wish for

What do the French do better than anyone else? (If you're about to answer, "Run away," click. right. here.) No, the answer is, they design and market strollers to dads better. Or at least they try to. Check out bebeconfort's...
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Ask yourself, do you want a Bugaboo because...

...it's "The Range Rover of strollers"? ...it's "The Hummer of strollers"? ...it's "the Mercedes of infant and toddler transportation"? ...it's "like driving a BMW, if you know what I mean"? ...it's that stroller from Sex and The City? ...Julianne Moore...
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April 27, 2004

'Huge Stroller' Rant

Go figure. Not only are some people not thrilled for you and your new baby, they're downright pissed. At you. You, and the SUV-like stroller you just drove over their foot:Their parent-drivers plow through crowds and mow down unfortunate bystanders...
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April 24, 2004

Bugaboo, Official Stroller of the NY Art World

We went to see some contemporary art galleries in Chelsea in New York today, and the place was freakin' with Bugaboos. The massive Willem deKooning show at Gagosian Gallery was ground zero: ten, literally, ten Bugaboos and only one or...
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April 12, 2004

Techno Difficulties

According to the NY Post, Maclaren Techno XT strollers have a problem: the wheels fall off, and it pitches your kid into the street. [Q: Does this mean the brake failure of the 2002 model's finally solved?] "We're victims of...
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April 11, 2004

Exotic Euro Strollers

So while I'm rummaging around online for tall-guy strollers, I found the Mini-Star line of 3-wheel/jogger strollers, manufactured by a German company called Hauck. Turns out Hauck, in addition to making run-of-the-mill baby gear and furniture and Disney/Pooh-licensed stuff, also...
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I'COO Pico 4 Stroller

Well, if you were unsure about I'COO's alternative positioning before seeing the Pico, maybe this product description will help clear things up:Its provocative looks and thought-through design make Pico ideal for unusual people in unusual situations. But its compactness, plus...
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I'COO Photon ACW Stroller

The Photon Stroller is from Hauck's I'COO line, which seems to be the company's slightly more urban design-y, less gearheaded brand. It has a large shopping bag under the handles, which extend to a range of heights, and another large...
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Asahi Scirocco 4 Stroller

The German-made Asahi Scirocco 4 is the line's second tier stroller, the 5-series to the Typhoon's 7-series, the M-class to the Typhoon's G-class, the 6-piece McNugget to the Typhoon's 20-piece--whatever, you get the picture. It comes with adjustable handle heights,...
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Asahi Typhoon 4 Stroller

Asahi Typhoon 4, aka "THE DADDY OF ALL PUSHCHAIRS," aka the German Bugaboo-killer. Asahi is the performance line of strollers from Germany's mega-baby-corp, Hauck....
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Strollers for Tall Guys

One of the best pieces of advice I got for buying a stroller was to make sure it fit me. Most strollers, it seems, are designed with a mom as the primary user. If you're taller than the average woman's...
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April 2, 2004

Strollers for Walk-ups

If there's more than one flight of stairs between you and the outside world--whether in a house, an apartment building, or a subway station--you'll need to face facts: stroller size matters. And stroller weight matters even more; 13 lbs seems...
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March 19, 2004

Reebok Deluxe Jogging Stroller, an Extreme Example of Niche Dad Marketing

Yet another non-baby brand that licenses its name to a line of strollers. This time, they're jogging strollers, manufactured by Baby Trend under the Reebook label. They feature big, inflatable multi-terrain tires, a wide rear wheelbase that stays well...
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March 15, 2004

Bugaboo 2004 Limited Edition: Denim

Finally, a solution to the orange Bugaboo gridlock on Lexington Avenue. Bugaboo's limited edition color for 2004 turns out to be not just a color, but a new fabric: denim. The company is launching its denim limited edition with...
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March 9, 2004

Eddie Bauer Travel System

A quick trip to Babies R Us the other night turned into a licensed brand gearfest One of the most prominent non-baby brands in the business is Eddie Bauer, which has licensed baby mega-conglomerate Cosco to produce strollers, car seats,...
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March 8, 2004

Precious Moments Stroller?? PLEASE MAKE IT STOP

You'll know Daddy Types' mission has been accomplished when no father has to push his kid around in something like this heavenly blue Precious Moments stroller, exclusively at Babies R Us online. Of course, if you already got married...
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February 21, 2004

Jeep Baby Gear

Since 2002, Jeep's Consumer Products division has been licensing a growing assortment of reasonably cool, reasonably priced baby gear. The links below are to Baby Age, but Jeep stuff is in stores, too. Kolcraft makes a Jeep Liberty Limited...
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