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Baby Room Ideas: Stick to the Basics

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You can keep things simple when buying for your baby's room. Credit: Getty Images New parents-to-be are often bombarded with advice about the myriad things their baby absolutely has to have. But a...
Nursery rooms need these essential items.

Modern Design - A Puzzle Rug!

Shopping is literally a guilty pleasure, especially these days, since it's easy to feel seriously guilty doing it. Online "window shopping," on the other hand, is another story. Well, to clarify: Window shopping for myself, not so much fun. Window...

Cindy Crawford Snacks for Her Daughter

Supermodel Cindy Crawford, who by today's crazy standards would probably be considered too big for the catwalk, is determined to keep her daughter from falling into the trap of sacrificing her health for her figure. To ensure that Kaia, 7, is absolut...

Skateboard design for the skater with taste

If you've got a teen who hangs out at the skatepark more than the ballpark, leaves textbooks at home in order to have room in their locker for their skateboard, and would rather read Thrasher magazine than Playboy, then chances are, you've got a seri...

Will you be getting/giving an inheritance?

A recent New York Times article calls attention to a humorous bumper sticker: "I'm spending my children's inheritance." While that sentiment may be a funny one, it turns out to be true in more ways than we know. Our parents, who may have had som...

Hannah Montana in the bedroom?

The next phase of the Hannah Montana Plan for World Domination has begun. Having already conquered television, movies, music and fashion, the pop phenomenon now moves into your daughter's bedroom. The Hannah Montana Bedroom collection is now availabl...

Baroque painting found in second-hand sofa

It wasn't all that long ago that I was a college student, scraping change together to get cheap second-hand stuff to furnish the dilapidated apartments I could afford to live in. The vast majority of that stuff ended up in the hands of some other sem...

Does your Ikea stuff break?

I feel like I might get lynched for this post, because Ikea has a rabid following. The radio commercials with the unintentionally hilarious Swedish guy, the risque European commercials shown on YouTube: they have a devoted following second only to th...

Mushroom forest kids' room decor

My daughter Edan, has four loving parents and four loving grandparents, plus a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends -- which means she has a lot of toys. It'd gotten to the point where we'd literally run out of room for all her stuff, and it be...

Interlocking furniture: awesome kids' room decor

I have trouble furnishing my daughter's room -- mostly because it's difficult to find stuff that a) she'll use, and b) doesn't look awful, tacky, cheap and/or plastic. If you're having the same problem, you might be able to avoid resorting to the lat...

Followup: Racial slur on couch label

It was the software. Remember the woman who bought a couch and chairs only to have her daughter discover a label describing them as "nigger brown"? It turns out the problem was with an outdated version of Chinese-English translation software. It seem...

Product Recall and Warning: TV and furniture tip-overs

Pier 1 Imports, Inc., of Fort Worth, Texas, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling 4,300 Ming TV Stands. This post is not about that recall, however. It's about the reason for the recall and the warning t...

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