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OG Philadelphia Windsor High Chair

This rather awesome Windsor high chair is from Philadelphia c. 1790, and has a very old-looking green painted finish. It sold for $1,375 at Freeman's Pennsylvania Sale last month, so chances are you didn't buy it. I was going to sayShow More Summary

Don't Shoot

Christopher Robinson, 2, Says "Hands Up" Marching With His Dad #MillionsMarchNYC @kari_paul — Lnonblonde (@Lnonblonde) December 13, 2014 This just tears me up inside, no kid should have to fear this, and no parent should have to worry so much that they train their kid to not be killed at the hands of the police. [via @petitemaoiste]

Never Say Never!

State Farm has nailed the male experience with its latest “NEVER” commercial. The dude tells his buds how he’s never ever going to get married then he’s in the jewelry store getting the rock… and well you know the rest!  

This Internet Feeds Us A Roll Of Toilet Paper Every Day

It looked like a Clickhole story, as so much news does these days, and so I didn't need to click it. But John Hermann traced the link chain of "This Mom Eats A Roll Of Toilet Paper Every Day" backwards, from the New York Post, as itShow More Summary

Labours Of Love And Plywood Floors At Wilton House

Sometimes one cannot improve on the copy one is presented with, and so one just runs with it:Few boys get to play with their model train set surrounded by exquisite hand-painted Chinese wallpaper, but that was the backdrop for William Herbert, 18th Earl of Pembroke - an upstairs room at Wilton House. Show More Summary

Adventure Time Christmas Sweater. The ONE For Kids

The grown-up sized Adventure Time Christmas sweater is sold out at Forbidden Planet; the Cartoon Network is only sending them to media people they want to suck up to, like the fine folks at Anorak Magazine. But there is still a kid-size version available. Show More Summary

Andy Baio's Video Game Parenting Experiment FTW

Oh man, Andy Baio just won video game parenting. If you have a kid, why not run experiments on them? It's like running experiments on a little clone of yourself! And almost always probably legal. It's disappointing how many people have...Show More Summary

Meet The Kinder Modern Patinator

It feels like more of a Style section piece, or maybe a Home section feature about product lines and Stuff, but even though there are no prices or renovation costs, the NY Times has put this nice story about Kinder Modern's Lora Appleton...Show More Summary

Amazing Viking Longboat Cradle By Jim Heimbach

When Sonoma County woodworker Jim Heimbach found out his son and daughter-in-law were expecting their first kid, and he himself had no commissions at the moment, he decided to make them a cradle. And he was inspired by his daughter-in-law's...Show More Summary

Amazon Elements Diapers And Wipes Are The Kirkland Of The Internet

Well, they've gone and done it. They've finally gone and done it. After building an awesome diapers-in-the-mail business, then buying, and introducing subscriptions, and Amazon Mom [sic, obv], Amazon has finally unveiledShow More Summary

Breastfeeding Mums Welcome

Apparently there's a breastfeeding in public dustup in the UK right now? Where Ukip, the local reactionary, nativist political party, objects to the present not being the past? Who would like to return England to the good old days when...Show More Summary

We Were Promised Unisex Unitards

Parents Magazine, July 1970, via alexandra lange for saturatedspace As part of her tireless mission to lead our culture out of the Pink & Purple Is For Girls wilderness, Alexandra Lange has written an essay on the historical shifts in...Show More Summary

Andrew Sullivan Is Skeptical Of This CDC Circumcision Recommendation

The CDC recently released a recommendation that circumcision leads to lower HIV infection rates in men. Noted man and intactivist Andrew Sullivan is not having it--the rationale, that is, not circumcision, though I assume he is alsoShow More Summary

Several Sharks Getting Cesareans

Here is a YouTube video of some American folks in Capetown, South Africa, and the dad who guts a dead shark on the beach to release three pups, who then get put into the water. The video is sped up, the audio is not. And there is karmically soothing music laid over the whole thing. Show More Summary

Fancy A Midwife, Then, Comrade?

The National Health Service has issued new guidelines recommending that births in low-risk pregnancies would be better handled by midwives than in hospitals. This recommendation applies for up to 45% of pregnancies in the UK. The UKShow More Summary

“23 Skidoo” (and Comment for a Cause)

This post is inspired by Shot@Life, an initiative of the United Nations Foundation. During the month of August–Blogust–31 bloggers are writing about moments that matter. For every comment on this post and the 30 other posts, Walgreens will donate a vaccine (up to 50,000 vaccines). A child dies every 20 seconds from a vaccine-preventable disease. We can change this […]

Give A Shot (@life…)

It was merely a coincidence that I got the email from Shot@Life the same day I saw “WORLD WAR Z.”  In the movie (slight spoiler?) Brad Pitt plays an uber slick dude who works for the United Nations, and thus made me think the United Nations was cool again for the first time since I […]

Take More Pictures

I was at my parent’s house the other day and I looked at lots of old photographs that they had on the walls and in picture frames around the house.  I saw pictures from my childhood, family vacations, and some of my kids of course.  And I was struck by something:  there weren’t that many […]

A Gold Porsche Cayenne Exists

People in Brentwood know a thing or two about restraint and good taste. — hydeordie (@hydeordie) December 3, 2014 I just--there are no words. No words. [via @hydeordie]

Tiny Female Architect Count At Tiny Modernism

Archinect is running a giveaway for Tiny Modernism, the architecture-themed onesie sublabel of Alex & Kaori Walter's Belly Sesame kids clothing collection. To win, all you need to do is, by Dec. 8, "tell us which dream combination of...Show More Summary

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