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Monday, June 4th, 2012

Perfect for New Dads: The Scout Nomad Knapsack {A Giveaway!}

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Ok – if you haven’t finished shopping for Father’s Day yet, now is the time.  We’ve brought you 2 amazing weeks of items that would be perfect for the brand new dad in your life – since dads are in fact, dudes, we personally don’t think he should have to suffer by carrying around an overly frilly, bright pink, plastic-covered diaper bag.  You totally know the ones I’m talking about, don’t you?

Thankfully, the folks at Petunia Pickle Bottom understood the need for dad to have a rugged, functional bag that can take him, well, almost anywhere.  Which is why I’d like to introduce you to our final giveaway in honor of Father’s Day – the Scout Nomad Knapsack.

Petunia Pickle Bottom Scout Nomad Knapsack

Check out some of the awesome features of the Scout Nomad Knapsack:

  • Teak-coated cotton canvas shell exterior with wipe-able nylon interior, and black cotton straps.
  • Fully adjustable straps take you from backpack to messenger bag in not time flat.
  • Large handle at the top to grab-and-go, antique brass hardware, leather trim and red stitching throughout.
  • Front zippered pocket includes a cell phone and MP3 player pocket and two snap-expandable exterior bottle pockets.
  • The interior of the Scout Nomad Knapsack includes two bottle pockets, two organizational pockets, one large flat pocket with a snap enclosure, and a monogrammed plastic wipes case in a coordinating color.

Sounds pretty awesome, right?  I couldn’t agree more.

Diaper Bags For Men

If you’ve already entered to win the Scout Walkabout Baby Carrier and the Scout Satellite Sling and haven’t received the “congrats – you’re a winner!” email – then this is your last chance to enter to win a gift for dad this Father’s Day!  We have partnered with our friends at Petunia Pickle Bottom to give this awesome bag away to one lucky Hatch reader.  The contest runs  from June 4th through June 12, 2012 at 11:59 pm PST – so be sure to enter using the widget below!  Good luck!

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Scout Walkabout Baby Carrier from Petunia Pickle Bottom

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Continuing our pre-Father’s Day Celebration, we wanted to introduce to you the Scout Walkabout Carriers by Petunia Pickle Bottom.  If you remember last week, we discussed great diaper bags for men – and how men often get the shaft when it comes to design for the kids in their lives.  We introduced you to the Scout Satellite Sling – perfect for the new dad or the soon-to-be dad in your life, and now that you’ve already got the scoop on the best diaper bags for men, we thought it was time to talk about great baby carriers for men.

Baby Carriers for Men

The Scout Walkabout Carriers featured rugged construction, striking colors, and chiseled lines – basically dad doesn’t have to be ashamed to seen with this strapped to his chest.  And of course, since father/baby bonding is an important part of the first year experience we want to make it as simple as possible.  When it looks like this – how can you complain?

Best Baby Sling For Men

In anticipation of Father’s Day, we’ve joined together once again with our friends at Petunia Pickle Bottom to offer one of these awesome Scout Walkabout Carriers as a giveaway to one of our readers.  Use the widget below to enter – the giveaway will run through Tuesday, June 5th.  Best of luck!

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Go See It: Modern Home Tours Denver – Saturday June 2

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Amazing Modern Homes

Let’s be honest here for a moment.  As a modern-design fiend I personally spend a lot of my “down” time on the internet, googling what essentially equates to tons of pretty pictures of awesome modern architecture and design.  When I find something super cool – I love to share it with our team here at Design Public so that we can all oooh and aaahh over it  together.

So recently when we had the opportunity to partner with the folks at Modern Home Tours we knew, based on our history of fawning over well-designed things and our commitment to sharing those things with you, that we simply had to do it.  So we did – and we’re proud to announce that our first tour as a sponsor is happening this weekend in Denver, Colorado.

Denver Modern Home Tour

The photos in this post are actual photos from some of the 8 homes that will be on display this Saturday, June 2nd.  If you’re in the Denver area, you should be sure to go and check it out.  The self-guided driving tour features 8 homes, all of which will open their doors for 6 hours – from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday, June 2, for viewing.

Wanna save a bit of moola?  As a friend of ours, you get 5 smackeroos off of the price of each Denver Modern Home Tours ticket – just use code DESIGNPUBLIC at checkout!

denver modern home tour

And ooh – are you in the Denver area?  We have 3 pairs of tickets to give away to a commenter here on Hatch.  Leave a comment and make sure you leave an email address for us to reach you – we promise not to spam you.   You must comment by 2 pm PST on Thursday, May 31st to be eligible.  We will choose a winner at random.  Good luck!

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Monday, May 21st, 2012

Father’s Day Gift Idea For New Dads: Petunia Pickle Bottom {A Giveaway}

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Dads often (usually) get the shaft when it comes to baby products.  Almost all products seem to be made with women in mind – as if we will be the only ones carrying them or taking care of the baby.  The reality is that now more than ever we are seeing dad play an equal role in raising his kids – which is great.  But because of that fact, we often see dads at the playground, in the mall, and in the preschool pick up line that look a bit like this…

C’mon.  That’s just cruel – and the sad thing is you know you’ve seen it.  Of course, it takes a very secure man to pull this off, but the fact remains that he shouldn’t have to pull it off – it’s about time that we have amazing diaper bags available that appeal to dad just as much as mom.

That’s where Petunia Pickle Bottom comes in.  They might have a cute name that appeals to mom, but their awesome line of Scout Bags and baby carriers will most definitely appeal to the men in your life, and would make an amazing gift for Father’s Day.

Scout Satellite Sling

Scout Satellite Sling

Pictured here is the Scout Satellite Sling, one of the many “manly” options available as a gift for the new dad in your life.  To celebrate Father’s all around the United States, Petunia Pickle Bottom and Design Public are teaming up to bring you 3 weeks of Father’s Day giveaways, beginning today with the Scout Satellite Sling!  Would you like to win this amazing bag?  Great – enter using the widget below and we will announce the winner on Monday, May 28th!  If you don’t win this week be sure to stay tuned – we are giving away a Scout Walkabout Baby Carrier next week, and the Scout Nomad Knapsack the week after that – so you have lots of chances to win!

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Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Makeover Your Bedroom with Area {A Giveaway!}

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If you’re not already familiar with the amazing modern bedding from our friends at Area, then you should remedy that, pronto.  Area is a small independent company that creates products for the modern life.  They have an incredible line of furniture and bedding that is based on the modern Scandinavian concept of good design for everyday living.  Area started as a collection of screen-printed cotton duvet covers and has expanded immensely since their inception in 1990, and now they make a wide variety of products such as organic cotton sheets, linen duvets, and blankets made in baby alpaca.

I was able to speak with Area’s designer, Anki Spets, on the phone about a month ago and was struck by her dedication to a product that encompasses beauty, simplicity, modernity and practicality in design. Her talent for imbuing her products with both refined design sensibility and a human touch is what makes each collection truly distinctive.

Anki and I spoke about the most important place in the home – your bedroom.  A bedroom should feel comfortable and peaceful, and your bed is the place where that comfort begins.  I was recently researching Feng Shui for the bedroom and stumbled across an article which states “a ‘good looking’ and well-balanced bed is very important in creating a perfect feng shui bedroom. A good mattress, solid headboard and high quality sheets from natural fibers are also very important in creating harmonious feng shui energy.

What does your bedroom, and namely your bed, look like?  Are you creating a peaceful environment for your mind and body to rest and recharge or do you have a mish-mash of bedding products that just make you look, well, confused?

Area wants to help you by offering one of our very lucky readers the chance to do a little spring cleaning in their bedroom, and give their bed a complete makeover. The winner of our giveaway will receive the following from Area - 1 fitted sheet, 1 flat sheet, 1 duvet cover, 1 blanket, 2  pillow cases, and 1 body pillow with insert.  That’s a value of over $1,000.

To celebrate, we’re also offering 15% off of Area’s new EDITH & SWEA lines which are both gorgeous and decadent.  Also, don’t let the giveaway stop you from purchasing something – if you win the contest and you’ve purchased the bedding, we will fully refund your money – so make sure you snatch it up now while it’s on sale!

Ready to enter – we have lots of ways to win!  See the entry form below — good luck!

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