Mazel tov on your expected first born child. Now comes the first fun part of being a parent — coming up with the perfect baby name — and the first expensive and time consuming part — buying all the stuff you’ll need for when little Terwilliger enters the world.
Picking out baby furniture can be especially daunting. Much of it is as expensive as adult furniture. Except, unlike a quality sofa or bed, you can’t enjoy baby furniture for long before your little one outgrows it.
Or maybe you can. Some baby furniture is designed to grow with your child from baby, to toddler, to kiddo and even into the tween years and beyond. Here’s our review of five especially cool examples:
Once tasked with delivering messages for the Rebel Alliance, R2-D2 has been reduced to holding up your butt as, literally, a piece of lawn furniture.
Spot Cool Stuff previously reviewed 10 creative pieces of jewelry geeks will love. If are thusly geek-inclined but looking for less of a personal accessory and more for something around-the-house, consider one of these five pieces of geek-friendly furniture. Each was inspired by a video game or a science fiction movie:
If you have kids who incessantly bang on whatever pots, pans, books, bowls, saucers, spoons and sibling’s heads they can get their hands on, the last thing you need is a furniture that’s designed to double as musical instrument. But if your home is in need a certain melodic touch, the furniture from Musical Furnishings is very cool.
Every item from Musical Furnishings is meant to be enjoyed as a bone fide musical instrument; all manner of tunes, from simple songs to complex scores, can be played on them. At the same time, each item serves as a useable piece of furniture. Your can eat on the musical tables (the tripled-layered polyurathane finish is resistant to spills), sit on the musical chairs and store stuff in the musical chests.
There’s a variety of Musical Furnishings items to choose from. A look at our favorites:
Spot Cool Stuff previously wrote about an airline that was selling it’s in-flight meals in local grocery stores. But if that doesn’t sufficiently bring the airplane cuisine experience to your home, consider getting an artsy airline food cart from Bordbar.
Bordbar trolleys are, at their core, like those meal service carts used by airline flight attendants (on the dwindling number of flights that still have some semblance meal service). But Bordbar spruced them up in such a way that they are not only cool, but useful too.
Octopi have three hearts. They change colors to show emotion. (When they’re red they’re happy, white they’re scared). They are able to use tools, build structures, commit what they’ve learned to long term memory and are otherwise remarkably intelligent, that despite only 30% of their neurons being located in their brains—the remainder are in their tentacles.
So what does all that have to do with this post? Not much. It’s all just part of the extra service Spot Cool Stuff provides when presenting our readers with these five cool chairs with designs inspired by our favorite invertebrate.
Spot Cool Stuff loves the high design simplicity. Which is exactly why we like the Swedese Libri bookshelf system.
And we aren’t the only fans of these bookshelves—the Swedese Libri won the Best New Product Design award at the 2008 Stockholm Furniture Fair.
What’s so cool about the Swedese Libri?
What do you get when Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder in the first Star Wars movie and Marty McFly’s futuristic hoverboard in Back To The Future 2 are your inspiration for designing a chair?
You get The Lounger from the British company Hoverit.