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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.

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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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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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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Q&A with Petunia Pickle Bottom

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Petunia Pickle Bottom Founders with KidsThis month Fit Pregnancy listed the Petunia Pickle Bottom Scout diaper bag in their “2009 Buyers Guide.” Yeehaw PPB! What better timing than now to get to know the creators of the heavily sought after bags. Meet the dynamic trio who started it all: DeNai (founder), her husband Braden, and close friend Korie. Their PPB bags are all over the place and coveted by celebrities, moms, dads and Ali.

This q&a has a lot to it so put the little tyke down for a nap, grab a drink of choice and enjoy the interview.

Right off the bat we have to explore the Petunia Pickle Bottom name. Where did it come from?

Denai with Dad and HarmonicaWe can thank my dad for coming up with the silly, sentimental name. He’s a Biologist, but I half joke that he should have been a jingle-writer. When I was little he played the harmonica and made up little sing songs, one of which the phrase Petunia Pickle Bottom was born. There’s always a reaction of “Petunia huh?” but that’s why it works. People remember it. The best of course is when we get junk mail at the office addressed to Mrs. Petunia P. Bottom.

Speaking of names, the product names for many of your PPB bags certainly point to travel and the world. You don’t see many products with names like “Sightseeing in Sumatra” or “Moon Over Macau” lining store shelves. Tell me a bit more about the inspirations for these bags.

The bag naming is inspired by personal travel, favorite spots, or something I like to call “faux traveling.” Faux traveling is hopping on Google to check out far off places, research hidden gems to discover the perfect name that strikes the mood of a certain fabric I’ve created. There are 3 of us who do the naming in the office and you would be surprised just how much time and energy we dedicate to it—it’s often a scene of great debate.

Petunia Pickle Bottom Touring ToteOverall I’d say my silhouettes are inspired from various aspects of life. I spend a lot of time researching archival photos—I especially love it when I happen upon an antique store with a big bowl full of black and white photos. This picture into the past is a real treat and I find it very inspiring. Travel is also a common place I find inspiration—some of our best designs are fashioned from seeing the world with fresh eyes. The bag design could also be as literal as a vintage piece of luggage we’ve found or the function of the bag itself can help form the shape of the piece. The Cosmopolitan Carryall is definitely reminiscent of a vintage doctor’s bag. When the first sketch was complete it sort of reminded me of Doc’s bag on “Little House on the Prairie” (am I dating myself here)? It’s obviously made its own metamorphosis since those early stages but I think it lives up to what I call the vintage modern approach. A lot of our bags have also been designed to suit a specific part of “life with baby” in a fashionable way. Sometimes we will work backwards with a laundry list of “what” we would like the bag to achieve then move to the type of silhouette that might marry with that function.

I am always curious about work spaces. What is your office like?

Petunia Pickle Bottom OfficeAs for our office and work culture, we’re pretty lucky. We have such a great team of people and feel like one big family. We occupy a space of a reclaimed 1900′s brick building that is Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, February 9th, 2009

DP in the News: Scout Diaper Bag is #1 According to Babble

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Special recognition recently went out on Babble.com for Petunia Pickle Bottom’s Scout collection. Babble listed the bag as their top choice for daddy diaper bags.

Congrats to Petunia Pickle Bottom and many thanks to Babble.com!

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