Mardi Gras Maskmaking at Babesta – The official invite!

Join us! We're super excited to be reupping our Xtreme Playdates! The idea is to give kids fun, free, creative experiences with working members of the creative community–and they need to be something that parents will want to do too! We have the pleasure of making masks with a fashion prop stylist, Alexandra Egan! She's put together this craft (that I have been dying to do for over a year). It should be a blast. Space is limited, so call us and reserve your mask today!!! Details below :)

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CANstruction at the World Financial Center

Got to visit CANstruction yesterday night at the WFC — it was pretty impressive–a host of large scale sculptures created out of canned goods, from SPAM to tunafish to Goya beans. Constructed by design teams, the exhibit raises interest and money for fighting hunger.At the end of the exhibit, all cans will be donated to community food banks. I think Babesta should do one! It doesn't look easy but it sure looks fun! www.canstruction.org

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Lots more pics to follow

Mardi Gras maskmaking at Babesta – Feb 12! Come join us!

We're putting together a little Mardi Gras maskmaking, free "xtreme playdate" on Feb 12, so mark your calendars! Got to do a bit of looking around for great ingredients today in the fashion district with Alexandra Egan, master fashion prop stylist. The craft will be at Babesta Cribz from 5:00-6:00 and would be best for 6+, I think. We'll make super cool masks this Fat Tuesday, following Alex's creative vision! I cannot wait!!!! Interested? Call us at 646 290 5508 and we'll reserve you a mask. Space is limited, so reserve quickly!

 

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Straight from Sweden! New Spring/Summer 13 Mini Rodini

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We are super excited to just get Mini Rodini’s spring/summer 13 collection in-store. We saw it first this past summer, when in Stockholm on a vacay and couldn’t get enough of the tassels, bows, animal prints, palm trees & parrots. Here’s a little sampling of our first delivery!

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Online, you’ll be able to shop it here:http://www.babesta.com/Mini-Rodini/ but for now, it’s in store, until our website elves get it photographed and processed, so first dibs is at 66 West Broadway at Warren. 212 608 4522.

Babesta’s Finds at NYIGF

I've spent the last couple days hot footing it around NYIGF, checking out the latest & greatest from a lot of our favorite brands. I spent most of my time in Design & Baby and Child but was happy to catch a couple great finds from a section dubbed NY Newest.

From new twists on our fave funky backpacks  to pattern mixing on porcelin plates here's a mashup of things that will be on our store shelves soon or simply inspired us!

 

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Meet your Match: Floor Sample Sale Continues at Babesta

There are a few great pieces left in the Babesta Floor Sample sale, so check them out. Or let us introduce you:

Sahara Crib

I’m a light gray crib, about 40 inches tall, I am made from sustainable managed forests. I love babies & would definitely contribute to sound sleeping and sweet dreams.

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Otto Playtable

Hey, I’m Otto and I am the perfect playmate. I bring the creative spirit out in everyone. I am 21 3/4 inches tall, strong & sturdy, and of course, as you can see I’m blonde. Sorta the Fabio of playtables…

Otto

4 Drawer Dresser

I’m easy going, and can fit into almost any environment seamlessly. With 4 drawers, I can hold lots of clothes, toys, you name it. I’m about 34 inches tall and I’d love to find a modern crib or bed to complement.

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Coco Lounger

I’m a light wood work of perfection. Style is my middle name. My sleek lines are just the start though. I’m comfortable and nurturing. And doggone it, babies love me.

Coco Lounger

 

For information about these lookers, call Babesta Cribz at 646 290 5508 or stop by at 56 Warren Street, NYC, between Church and West Broadway. www.babesta.com/warehouse-sale.html

Sale continues at Babesta

Although our racks are almost bare, we still have some great stuff in each size left from Fall on sale! We are getting ready for spring of course, but boy the weather's not. Snap up some 'warm things' that will hold you over until the sun is shining toasty & bright. Some puffers, mittens, hats, hoodies & sweaters in sizes 0-12.

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The Babesta Window – Behind the Scenes!

We had a great time crafting for the window this week. We made some pretty nifty hanging geometric "lanterns" out of neon colored plastic straws and ribbons. They give a little dimention to our window and give our little Uglydoll models a super cool environment.  We were inspired on Pinterest (go figure!)

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We think that these would also make for a great, simple party decoration! Hang them over the birthday table!

First gather your materials! You'll need ample amounts of neon straws, curling ribbon, scissors and fishing wire to hang. 

1 the ingredients

Cut the straws in half and then take 3 halves. Feed the curling ribbon through the staraws.

3 run ribbon through straw

Tie the string with the three straw halves to form a triangle and tie it off. 

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Now take 3 of your triangles and lay them flat. Tie them into one big triangle.

7 making triangles

With your one remaining triangle, tie it to the top of your large triangle so it should look like this. 

 

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Next bend the 4th traingle at the top down and tie it to the bottom triangle on the left bottom side.  At this point it should look like this. 

4 stringing the straws

 

8 making the cubes

Now all that is left is to tie off those two triangles at the bottom with string and you should end up with a 3D diamond. 
9 holding the cube
and Voila!

11 pre hanging straws
Now it's time to hang them with the fishing string!

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Check out our new Babesta Mini-Lookbook! “About Face”

Check out our first “Lookbook”! Hope you like it!
One trend that ran strong this season was face prints. Jackets, sweatshirts, hats and tees boasted big eyes and animated looks to add some whimsy to kids’ fashion. We’ve paired tops, hats and jackets by Mini Rodini, Bobo Choses and Munster Kids with fab colorful denim by ESP No. 1 and Munster Kids. Here are some of Babesta’s duds that are, as we’ve pointed out, “About Face.”

Floor Sample Sale at Babesta

We're running our annual floor sample sale at Babesta Cribz, making way for new styles and models. We always try to rotate what we have on the floor once a year, so that we have the "space" to show as many differnent cribs, dressers and beds that we can. We know how important it is to be able to see them in person, touch them and really understand the scale and quality. It's great for us too to have our "in store" experience putting them together. Anyway, we have some great pieces and some favorable prices, so if you're in the market, now's the time! Babesta Cribz, 56 Warren Street, NYC 646 290 5508.

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