'Lina Bean's blog about everything from Accessorizing your Sprout to life with young children.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A water bottle to covet

I never thought I could covet a water bottle but well, this one may change things...
http://www.korwater.com/

It is beautiful and functional.

Here's a bit about the company too...
TAKE STEPS to reach the whole. Along the way, you might stumble upon some obstacles, but that's okay because PERFECT IS NEVER. When improvement is needed, whether in your own life or the world, BE THE CHANGE because it certainly does not happen on its own. Acting upon yourself requires you to "DO. BE. HAVE."

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Great Alphabet

How cute is this?!? Paul Thurlby has the most amazing Alphabet Prints. We love them ALL. Check them out for yourself at http://paulthurlby.com/shop.html.
He is currently offering a great deal to buy 2 and get a 3rd for FREE.

Have fun figuring out which one YOU want.



Monday, January 25, 2010

How cute are these

Shape of things to come

PlayShapes by Millergoodman

Creators of all things fun, Millergoodman have done it again! This is PlayShapes, a set of 74 geometric wooden shapes which can be endlessly arranged or stacked to produce hundreds of 3D creations. Let your imagination run wild and see what crazy characters come to life when you play with the smooth, colourful shapes crafted from all natural, rubberwood. You can even use the pieces as drawing templates too.

PlayShapes by Millergoodman

PlayShapes by Millergoodman


From LMNOP

This is from a wonderful site we love LMNOP way back in November...time to get caught up!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

just a little visual fun

http://bit.ly/5hJ6AB

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Puj Review #2

As you know I was a tester for the Puj tub. It is such a great idea and we love the concept. I reviewed it here. And then handed off to my sister in law because our little guy is getting too big...

Here is her take on it-
In theory, I LOVED it. Light weight, super easy to fold and use, great to store, comfy for baby and great idea for small sinks.
However, for small sinks with a fixed faucet (most typical) his knees and arms were hitting the faucet. In the bigger pedestal sink with swinging faucet, the puj didnt hold its form well and slid a bit making him unstable.
The biggest problem, however, was the design...it is too deep (like bathing a baby in a cup). The water stayed just at butt level and below so that he was shivering and I couldn't access the water to rinse the washcloth...making the bath pretty ineffective. I shifted the puj into every angle to try to fix this, but it can't hold enough water at any angle bc of the dimensions of the puj and the placement if the holes (overflow drain holes) which are at just the wrong height to keep the tub from ever filling enough to be useful. It mightve worked for a little baby but this tub clearly becomes "outgrown" too fast.
Rough, but the truth. Bummer bc I really loved the design and idea of it!

Here's a shot of her little guy in it.