March 7, 2008

Ausgezeichnet! Phidibus Bassinet Converts To Rocker, Bench, Desk

"Aus 1 mach 4" is right! When it comes to children's furniture, the German penchant for convertibility uber alles is well known. [uh, citation needed] So let's just point out the obvious about the Phidibus 4-in-1 bassinet/rocking bench/bench/desk made...
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Some Aussie Huckster: Look At Me! Txt Msg Baby Names!

XLNT! Next time I want to promote my out-of-my-ass "societal trends, generational studies, and demographic shifts" research by declaring a data-free trend and slapping a totally made up explanation on it, I know where to go: Australia. Or maybe not!...
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Child Learns Calligraphy, Also That Most Letters Start With A Fat, Vertical Line

This has been making the designweb rounds. Apparently, getting shirtless on camera with your uncle the calligrapher is a timeworn tradition in Amsterdam. Bonus monosyllabic Dutch naming bonanza from the credits: Gradus [the kid, admittedly polysyllabic], Job [the uncle]...
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