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14 September, 2009

Cub 2.0 Modern Crib, from cubkids by Netto

Cubkids Cub 2.0 modern crib by Netto

Baby Girl doesn't get here for a few more months, but it's never too early to start shopping for modern baby furniture, and we're close to finding a winner with the Cub 2.0 Sleeper crib, from cubkids by Netto. It's a beautiful modern crib with excellent lines and form, and we love it. Yes, it's a bit pricey, but it's a quality piece of furniture and I'm betting resale would be pretty high if we ever wanted to part with it. A conversion kit is available, though, so it also could be a useful and beautiful piece for many years past Baby Girl's crib stage. (And if we do go with this sleek piece, I may have to break down and get an Eames molded rocker to go with it...)

8 September, 2009

Bomb In A Birdcage, Only $3.99 Today on Amazon MP3

A Fine Frenzy Bomb in a Birdcage picture

Our love for Alison Sudol (aka A Fine Frenzy) is no secret, and today she drops her 2nd album, Bomb in a Birdcage, which is amazing. For a limited time it's only $3.99 for all 12 songs (that's one bonus song!) on Amazon MP3, which means it's high bitrate and DRM free. Enjoy!

5 September, 2009

Birds Barbershop, Austin - It's Mohawk Time


So I'm visiting Birds Barbershop on South Lamar in sweltering Austin, Texas, and the first thing I notice is the foosball table, right in the middle of the waiting room, and I think, I've come to the right place for a trim.

Okay, actually the first thing I noticed was the super-friendly girl behind the counter getting me checked off the call-ahead waiting list that Birds uses (no appointments, sorry) but right after that, I saw the foosball table and then immediately noticed the collection if barber stools and DWR furniture surrounding it which together make the coolest waiting area of any 'barbershop' you've ever been to. Couple that with an excellent collection of magazines you actually like and *want* to read (I.D., HOW, anyone?) and you may wish you'd gotten here with plenty of time to spare. Depending on what day (and which if Birds' four area locations you visit) you wait may also be augmented with fresh cookies or a fresh mojito, on the house.

The haircut name/types may be the best part, though, including the Girly Bird, the Mohawk, and the Rockstar. We'll see which one I go for today...