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Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Q&A with Jesse Johnson of Q Collection Junior

Ali

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Q CollectionFresh off the Q&A boat: an interview with Jesse Johnson, the Co-Founder and CEO of Q Collection Junior. We couldn’t be more excited about the addition of their eco-friendly baby furniture to our site. Their products are made from locally sourced materials, with non-toxic, low VOC water based paints and stains, and formaldehyde-free glues (not to mention design savvy and beautiful). Enjoy!

Please tell us a bit about the path that led you into founding Q Collection. What was the turning point that lead to Q Collection Junior?

Back in 1999, Anthony and I (the co-founders) were looking around for home furnishings for my apartment in lower Manhattan. Anthony was an interior designer and I was immersed in the world of environmental management. We asked ourselves if we could find items that had the quality and design Anthony was used to working with while also having the sustainable features I sought. We failed to find anything already in existence. If we wanted truly green things, we had to give up on quality and design. If we wanted quality and design, we had to give up on sustainability. That planted the seed. What about all the folks, like us, who want both – high quality and fresh design with the healthiest, most environmentally friendly materials?

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Friday, August 24th, 2007

Dwell Print Collection for Fatboy

DesignPublic.com

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Dwell Print Collection for FatboyLooking to coordinate your bedding and your Fatboy? The long wait is over! The new Fatboy’s by Dwell are live on the site!

This is Dwell’s first licensing deal, and we hold the worldwide exclusive for a limited time.

Check out the complete collection here.

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Lucky Jade by Leslie Pitts

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Lucky Jade=Lucky Babe! It is the “It Blanket” of the year; according to InStyle magazine, Courtney Cox has one, so you know your baby has to have one too. C’mon, spoil your little one at a very early age; Lucky Jade Baby Blankets are designed by Leslie Pitts, a former fashion designer.

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Friday, August 19th, 2005

Battling the Bunnies

Chris Ford, Modern Day Dad

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Chris Ford writes Modern Day Dad, a resource for stay-at-home dads. He includes the dad stuff I’ve found that’s cool, that works for the baby (or doesn’t work), as well as his own personal experiences.

There are two facts that, when you are preparing for a new baby, become painfully apparent. The most obvious is that this is something brand new. Not just new as in “Um, why did I trade my life that I’m perfectly happy with for a new one that I know absolutely nothing about?”, but also new as in a fresh start. It’s like you’re given this project completely from the beginning, and it’s up to you to make it as cool as possible.

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Friday, August 19th, 2005

Consider All The Details

Elizabeth Thielke, Busy Mom

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Elizabeth Thielke writes Busy Mom (go figure). “40 years old, married to Busy Dad for 15 years. 3 kids: Busy Girl (10) Busy Boy (9) and The Preschooler Formerly Known as Busy Baby (3).”

I may or may not have a talent for home design and decorating, I’m really not sure. When faced with a room that needs that special something like oh, say, paint, I tend to freeze up and not know what I want and, therefore, don’t end up doing anything. I think it stems from growing up in a home with all white walls and linens; my father wouldn’t tolerate anything else. Fortunately, I live in an old house that is detailed enough to be interesting on its own and I don’t have to do a lot to it downstairs. Upstairs? Not quite as interesting. It needs a little more effort.

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