Wednesday, September 24, 2008
And guess, what? We're not the only people who love this item! Two very credible blogs have posted nice reviews just this week. At Cool Mom Picks, you'll find some very kind words from Kristen Chase. And if you check out Droolicious , you'll see that writer Elizabeth Leach is a fan too. She also loves Cool Mom Picks, and all the super cool toys at Oliebollen.com. Excellent, taste ladies!
Friday, September 19, 2008
This child's rocker, designed for ages 2 through 6, is an elegant yet rugged piece for your home. Chair measures 26"L x 13"W x 22"H . The parts come flat packed for shipping and are easily assembled by fitting the slots together. All edges are rounded for safety and a safe, shellac finish is applied. Available with contrasting sides in black, white, red, orange, green, yellow or a clear finish.
About Roebuck Studio:
Roebuck Studio is a fun, imaginative children’s furniture design and manufacturing company offering high quality, moderately priced, modern styled furniture built with sustainable materials in an environmentally responsible way. Their furniture is designed & manufactured in Chelsea Michigan -- just a few miles west of Oliebollen.com headquarters in Ann Arbor!
The Birch Plywood furniture is made of baltic birch, which is strong, lightweight, and stable. Low emission glues keep off-gassing to a bare minimum as compared to MDF, particleboard, or other engineered materials. Only FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified birch plywood is used.
All furniture parts are finished in traditional shellac, which creates a natural, durable, water-proof finish that can be wiped clean easily. Shellac is a time tested wood finishing material that is made from the cocoons of a small beetle dissolved in alcohol. This makes it safe enough to put in your mouth and chew on, in fact, some apples, candy, and other fruits in the grocery are coated in shellac to add shine.
Water based interior wall paints are used to add contrast and interest to the pieces, but all furniture is also available with clear finish.
SPECIAL COOKIE DOUGH OFFER!
Kids' Trillium Rocking Chair from Roebuck Studio
Save 25 percent. Regularly from $171;
Cookie Dough price: from $128 each
How to get it: Go to Oliebollen.com and enter "OLIE" at checkout.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Inspired by nature in all of its beauty & simplicity, the Fisher Price Zen Collection was designed to create harmony in the home with its earthy colors, beautiful wood accents and richly textured fabrics...
Let's see, the company that sells America about a zillion tons of obscenely bright plastic every year now intends to "create harmony in the home"? Could they be worried about karma? Nah, they probably just see a chance to sell even more stuff to exhausted parents. Kind of like selling the virus and the cure.
But if Fisher Price has truly found the light, then I guess the new way to Zen is earth toned baby gear...
With graceful patterns that are inspired by nature, each piece in the Zen Collection promises to complement your home’s décor while creating a serene, soothing environment for baby.
All I can think of is how are they going to make yoga pants to fit those Little People figurines? Now that would be transcendent!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Inside this gift-giver's delight of a tin, you will find a carefully chosen vintage-style metal torch, magnifying glass, metal compass, string with knot-guide and notebook and pencil.
Featured in magazines the world over - this absolutely rocks!
Created by illustrator, Fiona Hewitt, and expert in Asian Kitschology, Andy Tainton, Dumpling Dynasty kits were inspired by years spent living in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong, endlessly trawling the flea markets and junk shops for inspiration.
Check out all of our Dumpling Dynasty kits at Oliebollen.com.
Monday, September 08, 2008
I just spent over an hour exploring the hundreds of cereal boxes, store displays, newspaper ads, packaging & more. And I didn't have to move anything heavier than my carpal tunnel afflicted fingers - a mere ten thousand times. Such injurious repetitive motion is a small price to pay to lay eyes on all this cool stuff. In the non-virtual world, even if you left the couch for DAYS, you would not find anything that comes close to this stash.
Sunday, September 07, 2008
transitive verb : to attribute human form or personality to things not human
Entry Date: 1845
According to Webster's Dictionary, people have been trying to make objects seem human since at least 1845. Do you think they were drawing smiley faces on clouds & potatoes way back then? If so, why? Something to ponder, and research, for sure ...
Friday, September 05, 2008
For more behind-the-scenes dish about the photo shoot, check out this post at Relish (a blog written by our fab photographer, Myra Klarman).
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P.S. : You can still enter to win a year of free tees. Just go to www.oliebollen.com/funner.