Τετάρτη, Αυγούστου 27, 2008
I know this blog is baby obsessed but I never knew you could have this much fun with baby stuff.
Next acquisition for the baby frenzy is a stroller. I always though strollers were boring and uneventful. I could never quite imagine myself pushing one of those gigantic, mahoosive stroller things, where little babies get lost inside the bulk of canopy roofs, double bottle dispensers, 4 wheel drive super pneumatic wheels and under set storage that is big enough to hold the contents of a small house. I was not impressed with the stroller thing at all.... that is until I saw The Bee.
Bugaboo's Bee Stroller is a one of a kind design. No fashionably bulky, SUV type strollers here. Just very smart, industrial design cuteness. The Bee is designed for city dwellers and in a city with sidewalks like Athens' you need a super steady, compact and sturdy one. Oh, and it fits in our boot without the need to upgrade into a Hummer!
One of the creators of the now very successful Bugaboo brand, Barenbrug graduated in 1994 with double honors in two subjects: mobility (City Bike) and leisure (pushchair). In 1995, Together with physician Eduard Zanen - who became involved with the ergonomic development of the first pushchair concepts - he tried to market his Bugaboo design to several manufacturers, but nobody was ready for it. I think they have probably regretted it by now....It appeared that his ingenuity was ahead of its time. In 1996 Max and Eduard set up Bugaboo as a company and focused on how to mass produce their product. 1999 saw their first Bugaboo - the Bugaboo Classic - appear on the streets of Holland and now, the pushchair models are available in 32 countries across 4 continents, not to mention several celebrity type people as well.
Apart from all the neat features, the simple fact is that I'm in love with The Bee's design. It looks better live than in pictures and you can really appreciate how many hours someone has spent over the drawing board for this.
Plus, they have the most adorable Bee film on their site.