My heart belongs to Tokyo

My heart belongs to Tokyo

If you have a thing for Japanese design (and really, doesn’t everyone these days?) I think I have found Mecca. Or Mecca East. This shop not only carries everything and anything  in doodads, gadgets, and awesome little need-to-haves, you can sort not only by...
Dance, Monkey, dance!

Dance, Monkey, dance!

My daughter was about 11 when suddenly, earbuds sprouted from her head as a permanent fixture. And while it’s true that sometimes I’d rather not have to listen to “Firework” on repeat for an hour (ahem), there are also times when I’d like...
Tokidoki is all ears

Tokidoki is all ears

I come by my love all things kawaii starting with Hello Kitty back in the 1970s. And while I realize I’m too mature now (cough) to deck myself out entirely in Japanese pop-art accessories, a little cuteness keeps the stuffy out of being a grownup. I’m...
Sweet audio dreams

Sweet audio dreams

Ever since my kids got their very own MP3 players, they’ve become heavily music-dependent. Lots of times I’m okay with that, but I’m certainly not going to let them sleep with headphones on. And neither do I want to be listening to battle of the...
The best Beatles songs for kids

The best Beatles songs for kids

While there are some awesome kindie rock bands out there that we’ve featured both here and on Cool Mom Picks, there are plenty of awesome “adult” tunes out there that work just as well for our kids. Now that the Beatles are on iTunes (whoo!),...
Piquing Our Geek: Custom Headphones for Lyric Freaks

Piquing Our Geek: Custom Headphones for Lyric Freaks

I know people that I can describe as a man or woman of their word, but that’s being taken to a whole new level when words become a style of personalization for gadgets.  A pair of The Street Headphones are a holy, major, unabashed splurge at $1,100, but what...

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