Gear Thursday: the first one

By kenny friedman on Thursday, August 20, 2009

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I love gear...it could be photo gear, snowboard gear or maybe just something that has great design like a kick ass walnut opener. And in looking at stuff for the baby I'm kind of geeking out about some of the baby gear.

So I thought I'd try to showcase some kid/baby gear that I'm seeing...it might not be for whatever age my kid is (especially since it's in pre-kid mode) but it should be cool stuff.

First up is the
Bilibo. A few years ago Staci and I saw this at a cool kid store in Stillwater called Red Rover...they no longer carry it but did help me remember what it was called.

Designed by the Swiss, of course, it is a super versatile toy/piece of furniture. It has won a bunch of design and toy awards...check
their site to get all the info. It can be used as a seat, a basket, or even a tunnel for toy trains and cars. The woman from Red Rover told me she even used it as a step stool a couple days ago.

And if you find yourself without a halloween costume you can wear it as a hat and go as Dumb Donald. I haven't officially tried it out yet but feel free to use the idea...just give me some attribution...thanks.

Oh and I realize it's plastic and that doesn't go with the montessori philosophy...but I think when things have kick ass design you can break the rules. We will definitely be buying a couple of these.



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