Fabric with a purpose

November 4th, 2011


Earthkeepers

Since launching our ‘Natural Edition’ strollers featuring a recycled polyester outer shell and bamboo blended interior, we have been interested in other companies that take advantage of such innovative materials.

Timberland is one of them, using recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate in their ‘Earthkeepers’ clothing line. Learn more about it here.

Recycled PET is consisted of plastic bottles, creating stronger tensile strength than normal fabrics. It can also be made to be soft to the touch and very durable.

It’s cool to think that each Bumbleride ‘Natural Edition’ stroller uses about 13.5 recycled plastic bottles for it’s outer shell fabric! We’re excited to be using this material and hope to be able to take advantage of it more in the future.

Beklina Baby Lockets

October 10th, 2011


Beklina

All mothers love a memorable gift that represents the miracle of bringing their baby into the world. Whether you give all the right hints and it is gifted to you or you decide to indulge yourself, we know you will love these beautiful French lockets by Beklina. Designed out of brass and a variety of enameled colors to choose from, you just need to find the perfect little photos to place inside.

To learn more about Beklina, visit their site here.

Ubabub

October 3rd, 2011


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Purchasing a stroller can be an overwhelming process. There are so many options and it can be tough deciding on which one is perfect for your lifestyle. It seems like modern nursery furniture is exploding with choices as well and we’ve stumbled upon one of our favorites. Ubabub is a modern furniture and art company right out of Australia. Mixing clean mid-century inspired lines with futuristic clear materials, Ubabub manages to create a look that is simple yet innovative. We’re partial to the chunky, Nifty Timber crib.

We’re also digging their oversized, vivid wall art! Learn more about Ubabub at their website and become a fan on Facebook.

Build a Fort!

September 28th, 2011


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One of our favorite childhood memories is building forts. We would run around the house and grab every blanket and pillow we could find and drape them all over the furniture to make our own little space. That’s why this DIY A-frame tent caught our eye. Not only is it adorable, but it’s affordable and doesn’t look like it takes too much skill with tools. Click Here, to see step-by-step directions on how to get started on your own little DIY tent!

Gozde Eker

September 14th, 2011


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It only took a second, and we fell in love. Gozde Eker is a New York-based prop stylist “obsessed with little cute things, patterned fabrics, papers and playful designs.” Her bold use of scale and vivid color pallet make these incredible paper mache characters come alive.

To learn more about Gozde and her work visit her site here.

To purchase these incredibly cute paper mache animals (and other really fun stuff) visit her Etsy store here.

Jules Ford Maternity

September 7th, 2011


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Through her personal experience of child bearing, mom, Julia Christensen, was inspired to create a maternity line for women that allows them just as much use of pieces during and after pregnancy. Those “in-between months” can be difficult, but this line does not make you sacrifice style for those time periods. We love the simple look of the Jules Ford Maternity Line and there are a variety of prices! She currently has 15 designs, and another 4 will be debuted this fall. Click Here to take a look for yourself!

Aqueduct Faucet Extender

September 6th, 2011

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When we find a product that makes a parents life a little easier, we love to share it! The Aqueduck faucet extender is just that, an extender that you can attach to your faucet that helps the water flow closer to your child’s hands. Not only will this save us a lot of time holding our kids up at the sink but gives your child a new sense of independence and responsibility in taking care of themselves. Now, what to do with all that free time?!

Twist Together Lamp

August 22nd, 2011


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We are intrigued by the Twist Together Lamp, a new lighting platform that encourages you to make your own lamp. The radiant light adds a warm and modern ambiance to any room and kids love them because they look like Legos! Additionally, the LEDs provide a safe, long-lasting, and low voltage light source that consume less power than a night light!

Take a glimpse at this video to marvel at this invention!

the TwistTogether Lamp – Candy from twistylamp on Vimeo.

Materia

August 5th, 2011


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At Bumbleride, the more we get to know our consumers, the more we understand how important simplicity is to them. The simplicity found in materials, design and the innovation of products can make them last longer, work better and most importantly, be more enjoyable to use. We stumbled upon Amorim, a Portuguese company, who has created a line of products called “Materia” out of a familiar material: cork.

Cork is reusable, biodegradable and extremely versatile. We’re in love with Materia’s primitive boats, unique office tools and gorgeous use of colored pencils. Visit Materia here to learn more about their efforts through cork.

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The Surf Industry finds a New Use for Bamboo Charcoal Fabrics

August 3rd, 2011


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Extremehorizon has introduced a bag using bamboo charcoal fabric that protects the life and health of wetsuits by absorbing odor and preventing bacterial growth. We view this as the ultimate test of the effectiveness of the bamboo fabric used in our new Natural Edition. The natural bamboo pores make it excellent for absorbing odor and safely inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungii.
To learn more, click here to read the Surfwire article.