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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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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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Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Design Your Dream Home with Design Public and win $250

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I have a confession. I’m in love with Pinterest. I can’t stop pinning. I can’t help that I find so many PINteresting things over there that I spend all of my spare time on it.  I think I may need a PINtervention.

Too many puns?

Anyway, the whole staff here at Design Public has had so much fun with Pinterest in the last few months, we thought we’d launch a contest to bring our favorite peeps into the mix (that’s you)!  Introducing Design Public’s first ever Pin It To Win It Contest!

Interested?  Here’s how it goes down -

  1. Create a board on Pinterest titled “Dream Home with Design Public”.
  2. Pin a minimum of 10 things to your board that show us what you’d love to have in your dream home (or what your dream home looks like!).
  3. At least 5 of the items on your board must come from Design Public (meaning products on our site – not items on our Pinboards.  The whole site is your oyster – we have thousands of products.  Check it out.) – the rest can come from anywhere you’d like.
  4. When you’re done, fill out this short form to submit a link to your board and you’ll be entered to win $250 gift card to Design Public.

That’s it.  Super simple, and totally fun.  Be sure to spread the word – we’d love to see as many boards as possible!

By the way, be sure to check out our very own “Dream Home with Design Public” board for some inspiration to get you started!

And don’t forget – the only official way to enter is to submit your link to our form when you’re done building your board!  Happy Pinning!

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Monday, February 13th, 2012

Brand Spankin’ New: MASH Studios Storage Platform Bed {$100 Giftcard Giveaway}

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Do you like what you see above? Me too. This is the MASH studios LAX series storage platform bed. If you’re a fanatic about modern design you’ll not only like this platform bed for it’s simplistic appearance but also love the fact that there are 8 built-in rolling drawers. Say goodbye to scary under-the-bed chaos!

Now, if this were my platform bed, those drawers would be filled with various items. PAJAMAS, duh! My second thought was that every time I put shoes on while getting ready I’m sitting on my bed so I would definitely relocate my sock drawer. For the days I plan to workout at 5am (ha!) I’d have a drawer filled with exercise clothes. Some other items I thought would be helpful to have bedside are extra blankets, medicine and a flashlight. As you can see, this platform bed will free up space in your closet and dresser and help make your life more convenient and organized!

Also, this platform bed can fit a queen size mattress with a little over-hang as seen in the picture, but has a major bonus for all of you leggy-types – it also fits a California King mattress! Of course, then you won’t have the sexy platform surrounding the bed but hey – you can’t have it all!

Each drawer is 22 inches long—that’s 4 drawers on each side that are almost 2 feet long. That’s seriously like having 2 extra dressers worth of storage! You won’t know what to do with so much room!

For all of you design buffs, we have an exclusive bonus for you – the first 10 of these gorgeous storage platform beds that we sell will be signed by the designer himself – making this piece a collectors item!

Go check out the MASH Studios storage platform bed and get one for yourself before Spring cleaning sneaks up on you!

$100 Design Public Giftcard Giveaway

Leave a comment here telling us what would you fill your platform bed drawers with and you will automatically be entered to win a $100 gift card to Design Public! One entry not enough for you?  Pin the MASH Studios Storage Platform bed above to Pinterest and leave us another comment with a link to your profile and you’ll get a bonus entry!   Tweet about this contest with a link to this post OR share this contest on Facebook for yet another entry (and be sure to leave another comment letting us know).  That’s a grand total of 3 ways to enter – and this contest will only run for a week  - so hurry and tell us what you would do with all of that storage!

(Contest ends at 11:59 pm PST on February 27, 2012.  No purchase necessary to enter.  Winner to be chosen at random and contacted on or before February 29, 2012.  Please leave a valid email address so that we may contact you if you win.  Your email address will not be shared.  Winner has 72 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.)

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