Saturday, December 08, 2007

If I had my way....

this would be the tree we'd have this year.
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This is the best christmas item we have seen in a while. made in germany, the bottle brush tree is 58" high, 44" widest branches, 22" base with quick assembly.

The designer,Kuno Prey, was a professor at the new bauhaus dessau school and is now at the free university of bolzano. he has designed numerous items for danese and alessi.

Delivery Time: 1-2 weeks (Quick! Overnight if Needed)


Sunday, December 02, 2007

Hip Stockings

Hot tip for modern mantels. Hable Construction makes amazing stockings.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Great Blog!

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Hey -- did you know that Consumer Reports puts out a blog about Baby & Kid's Products? You should really check it out.

The address is

Or just click HERE!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Modern Advent Calendar Anyone?

Anyone know where a girl could buy a modern advent calendar?
Send me your suggestions!

A place to plant it.

Plant your little seedling in this stylish seat from Stylewood.

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Coco Bloom belongs in contemporary living spaces with its iconic form and comfortable nest for baby. In rich warm wood finishes the curved, single-piece frame with cozy comfort seat, makes for a perfect lounge in any living space.

• Formed in shades of stylewood™ or plexistyle™
• Smooth self-rocking motion
• 5 point padded safety harness, adjustable for growing baby
• Micro-suede™ seat pad available in vibrant colors and easy clean for maximum comfort
• No assembly required

$200 buy it here if you have cash to spare!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

i {heart} these guys

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kiki&polly take your kiddos photo and put it into their super groovy art!!
don't you just love it?

I am desperate for it!!

check out all their designs here

Thursday, October 25, 2007


We've been busy creating 23 new designs of Hip Kid Art!!
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Check out all of them HERE

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Do you love Target?

We love Target.
But we love saving money at Target more.

Want the inside scoop on how to save money at Target?


Monday, September 17, 2007

Cool Crib on the cheap!

Another cool modern crib from WalMart.
We bought the Roxanne Crib but this one looks even more mod...much simpler design.
The Parklane from BabyMod

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A beautiful, contemporary two-tone crib that will make the perfect centerpiece for your modern nursery. The unique ParkLane crib was spaciously designed for baby's comfort and features a four-level mattress spring system that adjusts to your infant's growth. Extend the life of your nursery set by converting your crib into a daybed and toddler bed using the included guard rail conversion kit. A partitioned under drawer provides extra storage for baby belongings. Durably crafted with the highest quality New Zealand pinewood.

Under $300.00

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Days Ago - cool new product

If you are a sleep deprived mom you'll appreciate this one.
Days Ago makes these digital countdown timers you can use on formula bottles, breastmilk bags, baby food jars etc to tell you how long things have been opened for.
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The DaysAgo Digital Day Counter is the first and only digital day counter that attaches to a variety of surfaces with a magnetic or suction backing and counts up to 99 days. It's a simple gadget that is re-usable, versatile and helps save money. You can use it on food containers to let you know how many days ago you opened it, closed it, tried it, sauced it, grew it, etc. As for leftovers, it eliminates the doubt about when to throw it out.

The are 2 for $10 and you can buy them HERE!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

New from Nurseryworks!!

Our fave baby company Nurseryworks has a new table and stools set that we think is super groovy!
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by lawson-fenning for nurseryworks

• stools offer storage space
• stools store under table
• stools roll on castors
• reverse stool tops for seat cushions
• cushions can be used on stool top or on floor

SHOWN in light ash frame + citrus microterry cushions

SIZE: table 19"H x 29"W x 29"D
stools 14.25"H (15.5"H with cushion) x 10.5"W x 19.5"D

FRAME: dark ash, light ash

CUSHIONS: canvas - alabaster, lemon, poppy
duck- navy
felt- sky, watermelon
microsuede- camel, ecru, lamb, mocha,
navy, slate
microterry- camel, citrus, lime, navy
twill citrus, lime, mocha, navy

FRAME: dark ash, light ash

PRICE $695
$750 com (1.5 yards solid/print)

Check it out HERE

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Busy Signal

Have you missed me?
Sorry - I have been a little busy with Hip Kid Art's latest creation:

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Teddy was born August 30th and has been keeping us pretty busy.
We're back on the horn for fall hoping to bring you super cool new products and news!

PS - Wait till you see the new designs coming from Hip Kid Art. They are the best yet....Amy is on a design tear!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

cool moms!

looking for some good back to school deals?
the fab ladies over at COOL MOM PICKS have put together some great deals

As Seen at Cool Mom Picks

click the logo and you're supporting smaller companies, emerging designers and mom-run e- boutiques, all while limiting those dreaded trips to the mall.


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Birth Announcements

Do you know TINY PRINTS?
We ordered our Christmas cards from them last year and I think that I may have found the perfect birth announcements for Teddy

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Do you like?
Now that you know my there anything else you have seen out there that I might like more??

Let me know!!
I have 3.5 weeks to decide.

PS - this is a stock photo not our baby (obviously) and we aren't sure about is a family name and I can't decide if 2 middle names is pretentious or not....what do you think?

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Baby Travels

I dream about being able to travel with the boys...showing them the world.
But I dread the temper tantrums out of boredom, the incessant kicking of the seats of the passengers in front of them and the dirty looks we'll get boarding the plane.
I have such a great attitude -- don't I?

But what makes me hopeful is this sweet little bag from FLT 001
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Flight 001 exclusive Sky Box. Perfect carry-on for kids. Holds all their in-flight entertainment and snacks. Features transparent zippered pocket and hidden information tag. Adjustable shoulder strap. Zipper closure.
10in X 7in X 3.75in

$34 buy it HERE

Monday, July 30, 2007

Cool Dolls

From the SF MOMA:
A collector’s delight: Alexander Girard’s hand-painted wooden dolls, originally made in 1963 for his own home in Santa Fe, are reproduced in Poland by contemporary furniture company Vitra. $145.00 each

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I dont do glider.

Teddy is due in 48 days (but who is counting???)
We have the nursery pretty well set up and stocked.
We used Henry's old crib and dresser bought a new modern lamp which is on an old short bookcase on which I placed a round piece of glass and plain white tablecloth.
And...we borrowed a glider from a friend.

The husband didn't want to shell out any more money on cool nursery stuff as we are moving next spring and the boys rooms will get re-do's at that point anyhow.

However, I just can't get into the glider thing.
Henry tipped it over trying to climb into it so I don't feel like it is really safe first of all. Secondly, I am so in love with Henry's Sleepytime rocker from Nurseryworks that I want the same for Teddy.

It was the most comfortable nursing chair and now it seats us both comfortably for storytime before bed. I like it better than their "storytime rocker" as the back is higher and more comfortable for my head while late-night nursing.

I met Kay (one of the owners of Nurseryworks) at the ICFF in NY in May and she couldn't have been nicer. She did mention that if I was looking to buy stuff for the new nursery to contact her directly for better pricing. If I could shave off a few pennies then maybe the husband will let me splurge for another rocker.

It truly is gorgeous - dontchathink?
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Check out their whole line of great furniture and new textiles on their site!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Too Cool For School

How cool!!!
Custom photo lunchboxes!

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You can order yours here for $35

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Sorry it has been awhile since I have posted...the summer heat & 32 weeks pregnant...nuff said.

Are you a blackberry gal like me or are you old school preferring to write things down?

Old School Mammas listen up...the MomAgenda rocks.
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In different sizes and different colors it has rom for you to put your daily activities and then list activities by child (up to 4 kids!)

You can buy it on their site HERE


Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Baby Names

2 blips on baby names today.

1. Head over to GAWKER today where they will post the finalists in the Pretentious Baby Names contest. Personally I am really sick of people thinking they are rock stars when they name their kiddos. What ever happened to Lisa and Brian as names? Now it is Blakely, Danforth, Pemberly, Chardonnay, and Kant. I find it rather annoying.

2. If you are currently pregnany without a name for your little one may I suggest Henry (tee-hee-hee...or Teddy!) no seriously, NYMBLER Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
may help you find what you are looking for. You click on names you like and from there the name finder suggests more names.

Names I like besides Teddy: Vaughn, Oliver, Thane...though they are all a little too trendy for me.

Monday, July 09, 2007


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Children want to be just like mom and dad and their older brothers and sisters. They reach a point where they no longer want to sit in a high chair or booster seat for "babies" anymore. In fact, many children would rather sit on their knees and eat rather than use a booster seat.

KABOOST's spring-loaded arms grip chair legs into place and elevate the chair so your child can sit at the table just like you. With KABOOST, the entire dining experience is enhanced for both child and family.

Age 20 mos. to 6 years; holds up to 300 lbs
Shiiping in August you can pre-order HERE

Friday, July 06, 2007

Wonderful Graffiti

The good folks at WONDERFUL GRAFFITI sent me a sample of their cool room decor that they call "the art of interior typography." If you are looking for a way to spruce up your nursery or playroom these removable vinyl tansfers could be your answer. I think they are the fresher answer to those wooden nursery letters everyone uses to spell out their child's name.

Start here for some of their best a brightest ideas.

They also will print your design on canvas or make them 3-D for wall hangings in your choice of typography.

Their whole site is in flash so I can snag a photo for'll havew to trust me that it is worth checking out at

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Surf's Up!

Surf's Up Wooden Van is SO COOL.
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Totally awesome. This sturdy "Surf's up Dude" all wood vehicle has playshapes people with strong magnets on the bottom. They lock into place for lots of fun play. Ages 3+

Available from Amazon or HERE $32.99

Monday, July 02, 2007

Summer in full effect

With summer in full effect be on the lookout for those pesky mosquitos.
The folks over at Thrifty Mom provide 10 thrifty steps for dealing with mosquitos...especially good if you are hosting a 4th of July BBQ~!

An interesting tip: Spray garlic powder and water all over the yard.

Read all about it HERE

Friday, June 29, 2007

Alex's Lemonade Stand

Our new partnership with the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation folks is off to a great start. Hip Kid Art has created this lemon tree canvas
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with 100% of our profits going to the foundation.

What is the foundation for, you ask?

In 2000, a 4 year old cancer patient named Alexandra "Alex" Scott announced a seemingly simple idea -she was holding a lemonade stand to raise money to help "her doctors" find a cure for kids with cancer. The idea was put into action by Alex and her older brother, Patrick, when they set up the first "Alex's Lemonade Stand for Childhood Cancer" on their front lawn in July of 2000.

For the next four years, despite her deteriorating health, Alex held an annual lemonade stand to raise money for childhood cancer research. Following her inspirational example, thousands of lemonade stands and other fundraising events have been held across the country by children, schools, businesses, and organizations, all to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for childhood cancer. On August 1st, 2004, Alex died peacefully at the age of 8 -- she had raised over $1 million for childhood cancer research in her short lifetime.

Alex's spirited determination to raise awareness and money for all childhood cancer while she bravely fought her own deadly battle with cancer has inspired thousands of people, from all walks of life to raise money and give to her cause. Alex's family and supporters are committed to continuing her inspiring legacy through Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501c3 charity. As of June 2007, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation has raised over $12 million for childhood cancer research. The result -- Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation has given millions of dollars for childhood cancer research across the country!

Visit their site HERE

Support them by buying a Lemon Tree Canvas for your Hip Kid!
Available here:

Thursday, June 28, 2007

NEWSFLASH***** new art ******

Hip Kid Art has just release some new designs
You can see them all on the site at

Here are a few:

This one is my favorite::PAPER DOLLS
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Perfect for a summer newborn:: ON THE BEACH
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How about a car or a sailboat for a toddler's playroom (or both!!)
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Or a crown for your princess?
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New art is super.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Cool Website

We're always on the hunt for cool new sites and we found one at GENES.
Check out their LOOKBOOK - a mini-fashion spread of Hip Kid's Gear.

This is how they describe themselves:
The truth is, there’s no shortage of cool clothes and hip furnishings for little ones on the market now. And you can find them in plenty of stores and on an ever increasing number of websites and catalogues. What you aren’t seeing is web design that’s aggressive in nature. That brings the art and perspective of your favorite fashion or interiors magazine to the online marketplace. A place where you’ll find unique and fresh content, fun and anecdotal features, interesting photography and cutting edge technology. A place that brings you all the latest in apparel, d├ęcor and design, and then wraps it in an imaginative package.

Go have a look -- CLICK HERE

Friday, June 22, 2007

Coolest Kid Bed

From the cool folks at StyleFiles:

Check out this tree house bed
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This fun tree house bed is made by Life Time, a kids furniture company from Denmark. Their philosophy is that furnishing a child’s room involves more than just picking out a cheerful colour. All their products are made with traditional craftsmanship by skilled carpenters from the Danish furniture factory M. Schack Engel A/S. They use high-quality and durable products, safe materials and a sturdy construction. All Life Time products are fashioned of durable pinewood from controlled forests. The varnishes and stains used for the finish are water-based and environmentally friendly. Check out their website to see all their designs. My favourite is definitely the tree house bed!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Sweet Shelving

Check out this neat-o shelving from Tetrad.
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(tetrad) - geometric shape composed of four squares, connected on at least one side

This pack flat shelving system ships to your door and assembles in minutes. With wooden sides and a metal backing, the Tetrad Flat is a modular lightweight unit. Blocks can be attached to one another, to the wall or left free floating for life-sized, living room game play. Choose from a variety of exterior and backing colors.
Shelf Depth: 9"
Each set includes 1 each of 5 shapes

$750 from ModernTots.

Happy Summer!!

Happy Summer Everyone!
Hope you are sprinkler hopping, ice pop licking, strawberry picking and doing all of the fun summer things we all love so much.

HipKid is certainly enjoying the great weather!
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Fresh Summer Deals

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Check out DailyStroll for lots of great summer bargains!!


Wednesday, June 13, 2007


I need this
I really really need this for Henry and for Teddy.
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Each spoon is handmade with 6 oz. of 100% pure silver using the Lost Wax Casting technique.

Each spoon can be made with up to 10 letters of your baby's name.
The spoon will arrive in a tarnish-proof pouch.
Please allow 4 to 6 weeks from order date.

$150 from

Did I mention I need that spoon?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Mom's First Days...Brillant

As I am getting ready for baby #2 I have most of the big things covered.
Crib -check
Dresser - check
Glider - borrowed
clothes - Henry's old stuff just needs to be washed

What I can't seem to remember is all of the little stuff I will need in those first few weeks when sleep deprivation has caused brain mush.

This cool company called SMART CHOICES has created a product called Mom's First Days Kit

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It contains
-a box of single use panties (because the hospital never sends you home with any and wrecking your good underwear just plain sucks.)
- a box of jumbo pads
-a tube of lanolin for your nipples
-a box of breast soother pads
-a box of disposable nursing pads
---it all comes in a handy little tote and is $50.00

What a fab shower gift!!!

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Friday, June 08, 2007

Father's Day Goodie

Hi Everyone - wow this has been a crazy week and I know I still owe you the last few cool picks from the ICFF. I wanted to share a quick thought

I was trying to figure out what to get HipKid's Daddy for father's day. He doesn't need any more socks, golf shirts or ties. However he does wear a suit everyday and look what I found...check out these adorable cufflinks!!!!

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I am ordering them with one cufflink with hands that will say HENRY and the other with feet that will say TEDDY (the name of our new kiddo coming in 13 weeks!)

I sent them an email today and they said orders placed before Tuesday the 12th will make it on tie for Father's Day!

And better than that - at checkout use the code HIPKID and save $10.00

Run, don't walk to

Monday, June 04, 2007

More coming...

I have a few more cool things to post about that I saw at the ICFF...look for more this week.
In the meantime -- have you heard about the site INSTRUCTABLES?
You can learn how to cook, craft, make, or build just about anything.
Cool stuff on there for your hip kid like homemade playdough, how to make a sprinkler or a kite or the all important basics of fort building!!

CLICK HERE and then type "kids" into the search box.

Thursday, May 31, 2007


OFFI is so cool.
I chatted with the designers at the ICFF...they created this rocking bassinet prototype and are working on the new version
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The new version (photo from Coochicoos)
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Super Innovative Huh?
Keep up the big thinking OFFI.

Also - check out this little chalkboard table.
Fun, right?
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007


At the ICFF Nurseryworks showed off their new bedding - very hip and fun and very soft
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As well as their new bunkbeds which are super Fab
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with built in storage to boot
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Google Nurseryworks...all the cool kids are selling it!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

New Website- HOORAY

Hi Folks.

The new HipKidArt website is now live with a pretty spiffy new re-design.
And look for new art coming soon!

Check it Out!!!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Cool Mod Rocker

It seems like my obsessions are hi-chairs, rocking chairs and is true.
CHeck out this super swet Mod Rocker from IglooPlay
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U.S. Design Patented. Awarded Honorable Mention, 2006 I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review. This rocking chair will appeal to a child's interest in movement as well as scale, organic form, material variation and color. The form and material invite kids to play, read or simply relax. As research indicates that children often fidget in stationary chairs, the rocker's design provides a personal space rather than just a mere chair. The chair gives an easy rock to mellow children, provides comfort while reading or playing and the space below is a secret nook to store stuffed animals. The form is wide and low to the ground, inspired by West African stools that cup the body and that are considered to be highly personal objects. The sculptural form of the Mod Rocker™ is an aesthetic addition to any room in the home... and of course, kids will love being included in the family space.

You can buy it on ModernTots for $285

Thursday, May 24, 2007

AGE appropriate

I think I found THE coolest hi-chair.
Genevieve Grenier was showing the first of hopefully many product to come from AGE Design out of Canada:: the HiLo kids chair.

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This chair works for kids 6 months to 6 years as the innovative design actually provides 2 chairs and different heights and widths to accomodate your growing child. It has a molded plastic seat with wildcherry wood legs and comes in 4 cool colors:: Asparagus, Carrot, Portobello and Raspberry and retails for $425 (CND) I am not sure who will be the first in the US to carry it but I did see that Design Public had stopped by their booth so perhaps look for it there!

Cool thing about getting your own? Their brochure says that you can recycle the shipping box to be used as a child's playhouse!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

My Most Favorite

My very most favorite from the ICFF show is the iAhn Bassinet. Designed for his new baby, YiAhn, Min - an industrial designer created this sweet baby keeper.
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The coolest thing about this bassinet is that it can become a toy bin and bookshelf or a chair and table.

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Not cheap at $2000 and produced on demand you'll be sure to have a uber-hip unique baby item should you splurge on your new baby or your favorite blogger's new baby ((hint..hint))


I met two great guys at the ICFF who own INMODERN - a design firm based in Indianapolis and spent a bunch of time talking with Scott Willy about his sustainable furniture ((Hi Scott))
They have a small line of children's furniture called ECOTOTS - my favorite of which is their table and 4 stool set.

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Currently in a reddish color (fire) and a lime green (leaf) the word is all sourced in the US and is birch. 100% formaldehyde free so there is no off-gassing! ((if you don't know what off-gassing it immediately!))

The furniture comes flat packed and is assembled without tools...Daddy will be thrilled.

Please check them out at or click HERE

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

More Oeuf

From the ICFF

I met Sophie Demenge, owner of Oeuf - the hip Brooklyn based design firm responsible for super cool kid's furniture. They were debuting their new SPARROW line which you can also check out on their website here

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Beautiful birch wth accents in either white/grey/rose it is modern and not at all kiddie looking.

Sunday, May 20, 2007


I just got back from a day well spent in NYC walking BOTH the National Stationery Show and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair...I am wiped out but so, so inspired. Look this week for posts with photos of new wares from Argington, Nurseryworks, EcoTots. Oeuf among other less recognizable names. Everyone I met today was SUPER friendly.

For now I will leave you with my favorite new paper people:: WILEY VALENTINE. New baby's birth annoucements will be coming from here...I am in love with their style.

Their site is in flash so I can't grab any photos to show you...but CLICK won't be disappointed.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


I am loving this shelving system from Oeuf - possibly for Henry's new room.
It ain't cheap at $580 but it sure is groovy.

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Check it out at SMALL CONCEPT