Over at Design Public, Drew and Sina just don't stop with new, hairbrained schemes that far outstrip the otherwise ho-hum task of selling furniture. They are now up to new tricks with a monthlong feature: Baby Blogapalooza 2005.
Babies are nice and all, but they don't give a crap about design, and their taste is horrifying.
What the heck is this? It's their company blog, but for this month they have invited 14 well known designers and baby bloggers to contribute posts and whip up a frenzy. You'll see Sophie Demenge of Oeuf, Kyra Hartnett of Twenty2 and Greg Allen of Daddytypes.
We wish they had busted it out even more. The navigation is hard to figure out and there is a lot of selling going on that obscures the posts. However, once you punch through to the posts themselves, there is some good, refreshing stuff. If you don't know what's going on in the baby furniture/blog world, this is a good blogroll.
Some more quotes:
The Trixie Update:
Do babies and design go well together? Absolutely, it's like gasoline and kerosene. And some lighter fluid. And a match.
Parent-founded companies vs the Baby Industrial Complex: Some of the best innovation in kid-related design is coming from fed up parents. "You know the drill. 'I wanted [check all that apply] clothes/ furniture/ toys/ advice book/ blanket/ something to help me do _____, but everything I found was bland/ crap/ homogeneous/ cutesy/ over-sentimentalized/ outdated stereotype-reinforcing/ shoddy/ mass-produced/ environmentally destructive/ aesthetically offensive, so I decided to do it myself.'"