Modern Tots need Modern Toys: Hittin’ the Beach in Style

beach toys 2_ by QuutWe think that every modern tot needs modern beach toys. These sleek and artful toys are beautiful objects in their own right, but to boot, they’re super fun. Meet the Quut sand rake, Ballo pail, sand sifter and sand castle maker. Let the fun in the sun begin! Shop Quut!

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Time to Make Music! Fete de la Musique

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Get out your instruments New York, it’s Fete de la Musique! Tomorrow, June 21, New Yorkers, Parisians and music lovers in many other cities will be celebrating the annual event, started in France in 1982 by the French Ministry for Culture. Today, the summer holiday takes place in over 100 countries. There will be free concerts in Central Park, part of the Summer Stage, including M and Emilie Simon. Admission is first come first served ad free! 

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Don’t know M & Emilie Simon? Check out their music here!

1-       By Mathieu Chedid “ Je Dis Aime

2-       By Mathieu Chedid “ La Seine

3-      By Emilie Simon “Dreamland

4-      By Mathieu Chedid “Mojo

5-      By Emilie Simon “Fleur de Saison

Welcome to the Jungle – 10 Great Animal Themed Gifts for Babies & Kids


It’s a jungle at Babesta this days, what with all of the super cool animal-themed goods, from onesies and tees to pull toys, sneakers and rattles. Check out some of our fauna inspired faves in the shop right now! Shop the Babesta Jungle! http://bit.ly/1nieYv1

Weekend Pick: Kara Walker The Subtlety at Domino Sugar Factory

kara walker the subtletyLast weekend we hit this amazing large scale art installation by Kara Walker, best known for her silhouette art, and had to share. It smells as sweet as sugar and is as impressive as it is a moving commentary on race. You do have to sign a release to go in and the queue can be a bit long (but moves fast and there are italian ices to keep things cool) — but you will certainly be taken by the message behind the art, the scale, as well as bold shapes and confections used that interact with the environment, melting and morphing daily until July 6 when it closes.

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After that the well positioned Sugar Factory is said to be demolished to make way for condos.

Check out the video here: http://creativetime.org/projects/karawalker/

 

Ronaldo-ready duds and more at Babesta

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Check out some of our favorite soccer inspired duds and more at Babesta!

1.Babiators: Cool shades in sunshine yellow. http://bit.ly/1nypjo9

2.World Map by Janod: Be sure you know exactly where your team is from! http://bit.ly/1kPvft9

3. Vilac Ball: Have a ball practicing some goal-getting. http://bit.ly/1v3C2SW

4. Native shoes: They’re no cleats, but they’re great summer outdoor shoes! http://bit.ly/1oXhXtX

5.Retro shorts: Throwback and so sporty! http://bit.ly/1oXhyb0

6. Sunshine sweatshirt: This Bobo Choses sweatshirt is from Messa’s club team-town, Barcelona. http://bit.ly/1gcjGFU

 

 

Soccer Clone Wars

We’re gripped with World Cup fever here at Babesta! Excited for the matches to begin!

Thought this was an awesome video made for Nike – it’s a movie I would actually pay to see but alas, it’s an ad. Definitely worth a watch with the kids or without!

 

Sotheby’s & Strollers: A is for Andy Warhol!

Andy Warhol at Sothebys self portraits

As the Sotheby’s  Warhol auction is today, we are all about Andy! Although we don’t have the millions needed for his series 6 self portraits (that is 25,0000,000-35,000,000), we do feel lucky to be surrounded by his pop art phenoms articulated in everyday objects and fun toys for kids. The current fave: our artful limited edition “Banana” Bugaboo Cameleon stroller now sitting in a cool lit circle in the front of Babesta Cribz, our new go-to spot for the fly-est of wheels.

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