[caption id="attachment_1065" align="aligncenter" width="1154"] Maison Gray - photography by Gray Malin.[/caption] If you can't live it, you can at least have it for your wall. Love this! (Super cool in a beach house nursery!!) (photo from www.maisongray.com, (c) gray malin).
We were asked to guest blog for Bubble and Speak & decided to chat about the Punk exhibit at the MET, From Chaos to Couture, that we attended back in May and the synergies the message had on the kids' market. Of course we were totally stoked, as Bubble and Speak is the awesome blog of one of the most inspirational trade shows that takes place in London and debuts lots of indie brands that we love & follow. Read it here: http://www.bubblelondon.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/punk-chaos-to-couture.html To boot we worked up a little smattering of super cool Punk style for kids at Babesta! No, 'Lil Joey Ramone, we don't want to be sedated (usually) & we wouldn't miss any of your adorable declarations of independence, rages against
We decided to jump on the DIY wagon (partially inspired by last week's Etsy party) and we grabbed some old tees that had been damaged and decided to fashion ourselves a new pair of rockin' summer flip flops. This is an easy one that any kid who can handle a pair of scissors can do. . . 1. Gather some of your old, too small, favorite rock tees 2. Cut it up into strips & tie the strips around the flip flops, making it dense & fluffy. 3. You have the perfect pedicure flops. Black polish please! [caption id="attachment_1045" align="aligncenter" width="873"] Too small Dead Kennedys shirt back from the dead[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1046" align="aligncenter"
We are totally stoked that author-extraordinaire Kristen Kittscher will be in the house early July to host a creative writing workshop – slash – spy how-to! We LOOVED our early copy of Wig in the Window, her debut book published by Harper Collins and we know that any tween girls and boys would be stoked to slap on their super-stealth moustaches and learn how to build a great character for a detective story! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot in this limited event on July 8 at 4:00-6:00pm. Babesta Cribz, 56 Warren Street, NYC. 646 290 5508. [caption id="attachment_1030" align="aligncenter" width="250"] Kristen Kit
We are sort of obsessed with the concept of 3D printing around her at Babesta. It's amazing how it changes manufacturing and opens the possibilities to custom goods and custom medicine. This is a heartwarming story we read about where children were given the gift of grasp thanks to these technological innovations. After South African Richard Van As lost two fingers in an accident, he came across a Youtube video featuring a big puppet hand that acts like a human hand uploaded by Ivan Owen. He reached out and the two decided to collaborate to create a human sized hand. After a few tests, Van As was fitted with their first creation; and quickly managed to use the hand, picking up different sized items. A mother contacted them after hearing of it, to see if her child, born without fingers on his right hand because of a rare congenital condition called amniotic band syndrome
What animal do you dream about? We just got a new shipment of Jonathan Adler animal menagerie nightlights in. They provide just the right amount of light in a room to keep any of the scaries away. Sweet and peaceful done out of ceramic. Find them at Babesta here. [caption id="attachment_1038" align="aligncenter" width="420"] Jonathan Adler's ceramic lion nightlight[/caption]
[gallery ids="927,919,923"] We here at Babesta want to celebrate small business week! Babesta Cribz and Babesta Threads are located in the neighborhood of TriBeCa, which is filled with dozens of great small businesses that offer unique products. A little reminder of the great things about shopping local: -convenience -sustaining a
I went crazy when I came across Smash Scrapbooks and snapped them up for the store. And for kids going away to camp, these funky scrapbooks with all of their accessories make for a really cool way to capture the summer memories. Check them out here! [caption id="attachment_1035" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Super Stylish Scrapbooking[/caption]