Monthly Archives: June 2013

  1. This is where I want to be right now (and doubles as cool nursery/kids' room interior element for a swank beach house)

    [caption id="attachment_1065" align="aligncenter" width="1154"]Maison Gray - photography by Gray Malin. 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).

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  2. Babesta Guest Blogs for Bubble London's Bubble and Speak Blog

    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

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  3. Rockin' Flip Flops DIY

    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 Too small Dead Kennedys shirt back from the dead[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1046" align="aligncenter"

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  4. Creative Writing-Meets-Spy Training Workshop at Babesta

    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 xtremeplaydate@babesta.com 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 Kittscher's debut detective story, Wig in the Window Kristen Kittscher's deb

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  5. Inspired: Waitress (from Edwards) & author releases first novel, "Dear Lucy"

    summarized from TribecaTrib: A graduate from Princeton University, a student at New School in the M.F.A. program, and a waitress, putting forth 20 to 25 hours a week at our local Edward’s on West Broadway, Julie Sarkissian is definitely an inspiration. She had started working at Edward’s restaurant during her summer years at Princeton to save up money. Ever since she graduated and got accepted at NewSchool, she moved to New York and started dedicating 20- 25 hours a week at Edward’s (always a favorite lunch & dinner spot) to eventually pay off all her school loans. She always had a passion for writing, and while waitressing, she would imagine new situations in her main character’s voice- Lucy. Sarkissian states that the voice of her main character “came to [her] out of the blue.” Cheers to Sarkissian for her novel “Dear Lucy” which was published in April. Here is an excerpt of “Dear Lucy” provided by tribecatrib.com
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  6. 3D printers rock!

    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

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  7. Circus Time!

    Manhattan Youth has tipped us off to the Showboat Circus taking place this Sunday.  It's a spiced up, next level circus show aboard the historic Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge at Pier 25 (N. Moore St. and the Hudson River). Performers include:  “Chris McDaniel, world champion rope and lariat artist; Jen Slaw, juggling genius; Ilene Weiss, a twinkling and tenter gal-with-guitar;” and more! -LK [caption id="attachment_1025" align="aligncenter" width="650"]Manhattan Youth presents the Showboat Circus this Sunday Manhattan Youth presents the Showboat Circus this Sunday[/caption]
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  8. Creatures of the Night (light)

    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 Jonathan Adler's ceramic lion nightlight[/caption]

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  9. A Sunny Day Checking Out the Small Businesses of Tribeca

     

    [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
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  10. Scrapbooking Made Stylish by Smash (K & Company)

    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 Super Stylish Scrapbooking[/caption]  

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