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mod*mom giveaway :: eames rocker
win this modern eames fiberglass arm shell rocker in your favorite color!
sparkability is sponsoring a mother's day giveaway with an eames rocker
i'm crazy about sparkability's online shop + products, like this mod chair
what are your favorite sparkability products? tell me in the comments before midnight may15th + you're entered to win!
update: the winner is zoessa (please email me your address + color choice)
by ~mod*mom~ at 9.5.07 Â©
Kiwi, i want it in kiwi and my favorite Sparkability products are too numerous. Everything is wonderful on that site! I want the Shangrila Activity Mat, the infant carseat cover, all the Oeuf and Svan furniture and the bedding is divine. The prices are very reasonable too.
I love the rocker in ocean. The cloth pennant flags are so cool. They would look great in our basement/playroom! So bright!
I would take that rocker in ANY color.
I love the potty bench - it's designed by someone who actually used it and everything from design to price is right. What a beautiful prize!
I love the trike with a push bar (it would be perfect for our little guy) and the diaper bag in black and white. Oh, and the rocker. Definitely this rocker.
What don't I love at the Sparkablity? Okay, I love that chair and I love the Villa dollhouse so much that I want to move into it! So please consider me entered in the amazing giveaway.
what is there not to love? love the rocker! all the ride-on toys. the storytime rocker. all the furniture, decor. love it all.
Well geeze! You keep intoroducing me to all these rocking sites and expect me to choose my "favorite" product? Too cruel! LOL. Lets see, in my price range I am totally feeling the magnetic play garden. How absolutly freakin adorable! Now, out of my price range, mommy can i pleeeeasse have a villa sibi doll house!?! Please? Oh wait, i am the mom
And Eames rocker! Awesome. There's so much to love at Sparkability. But the Alexander Girard Alphabet Blocks never fail to catch my eye.
I love so many things on their site, the highchair, the cradles, the rocking duck, etc and of course the rocker above!
My favorite Sparkability product is the Sibi Max! So beautiful.
When I was a child I used to dream about one of theese toys...( http://www.sparkability.net/mobilehome.html )...now I'm a woman, I still love houses...(I'm an architect :P )
My fav is the swallow mobile. Very sleek.
the one we have is the City Trike. Isabella loves it!
ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDIN' ME! Sparkability is giving away an Eames rocker!!!! OH HOW I LOVE SPARKABILITY!
Oh wowsers. I would love this rocker. What an easy way to enter... Well, I have to admit, first of all, that I am not a mommy yet. I can't wait to be one, and so I do often find myself dreaming and surfing through baby/kid sites like sparkability. my favorite product, though, has to be the piggy bank with a surprise amount of money inside. not only is the piggy bank beautifully crafted, but money inside? are you kidding?? i don't care if it's one penny inside. still cool.
I love the city trike.
Ok so my favorite is this one http://www.sparkability.net/blst.html
I love the clothes tree. I have always had a love for trees and living in Brooklyn doesn't always accommodate that, so I like to bring tree decor into my apartment. It is beautiful AND adorable!
I adore their wooden blocks. When I was growing up-times were tough, so father would take his left over wood and cut them into smaller pieces and and round off the edges. Imagination is a great thing, but so is color and design--which can take imagination to a whole new level. Thank you for letting me relive a memory. :)
Oh my god, my very own Eames rocker? I'd probably have a seizure from all the explosive joy! Hmmm.... Sparkability... Love the MobileHome (am completely obsessed with dollhouses and am practically counting dow the days til my 8-mo-old daughter will be old enough to play with them so I'll have an excuse to by all the fun dollhouse stuff!). Also love all the ducduc playtables.
umm...i would have to say that THIS is my favorite sparkability product! i would flip over a eames rocker in my house. i'll rock my child till he's 12 if i get this!
I love that rocker. And I love the Goodnight Glider. The egg nightlight is a favorite. Sparkability is a great site.
Wow, I have actually been wanting one of these really, really badly. Especially since I got pregnant again- due in late July. The glider chair I got for my first pregnancy is super comfy but also hideously ugly. I am trying to justify purchasing one because now we're in a split-level ranch and the baby will be upstairs with us in our bedroom for at least a couple of months, far away from the gigantic glider in his bedroom... anyway, orange and grass green are my faves but if I won, I would probably have to consult my husband...
I love, love, love all of the beautiful furniture - especially the
I always go to Sparkability for inspiration for baby gifts. My favourite piece would be the Manhattan Library bookcase: My first job ever was working at a children's bookstore. I love children's books! and my second favorite piece would be the red rocking horse simply because, how cool is that thing? I would be tempted to go on it myself!
Mom*Mom: This sight is absolutely incredible. Just what we've been waiting for ! We especially like the Low-Rider Glider. It fits right in with our practical modern aesthetic; also looks comfortable and most importantly easy to clean.
I'm digging all their mobiles and Ilvoe the new egg product trend that is out right now.
I love this chair, white is my favourite. There are so many great things on the site, of course all the furniture is amazing, but I'm in love with the felt booties and whale mobile.
Their toys, maple blocks, their furnature and their plate and cups set for kids are great.
sea holly crib bedding, mod*mom. that is my favorite, right behind the rocker. pick me! please?
ok, seriously, this is my favorite chair ev-ah. and sparkability is one of my fave online stores! my husband and i go crazy over that OKO trike with the panel on top. sooo cute!
I like the Lullabaloo rocker and the Keith Haring wall decals! Thanks, Allison G (email@example.com)
it's no coincidence...the arm shell rocker is in fact my favorite.
I can't decide on just one, but I especially love the Dombo cup (it's not only used by kids, but also by adults who are going through physical therapy) and the P'kolino Klick table+chair because I'm really into modularity at the moment.
wooden bikes! wooden bikes! LIKEaBIKE Mountain
I love the Sigg kid's cups (the animals are so cute) as well as the wall decals.
I love the Mobilehome because it incorporates my favorite bits about design: portability, recyclable materials, awesome prefab architecture, primary colors and, of course, affordability.
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I love that rocker! Their Lullaboo Cradle also comes to mind, but when I start browsing their website I can't choose just one thing.
I am currently loving the new clothes tree. Very fun.
It would probably be quicker to tell you the things I don't like at Sparkability. Actually, that would be the world's shortest list. I think my favorite is the Geuther Filou chair or the Binth Baby book.
I've had my eyes on the Fuji Toy Box and the P'Kolino cubes for a long time!
I've never been in love with a rocking chair as I am with the Eames Rocking Chair! It looks super comfortable, especially for rocking our wee one to sleep. OH MY GOSH! It would be so amazing to have one! I think one in White would be the most sensible, and whimsical, colorful throw pillows would be so fun to switch out often! On to the love of Sparkability products, I'd say the Svan High Chair really appeals to the desire to maximize comfort and provide ergonomic support for "the squirmy one". And I hope one day I can get that The BoomerToo Bed, it's so incredibly non-fussy and sleek, with a great nook for reading and dressing, love it! Yeah, it's crazy hard to pick just one favorite item -- Good Luck, everyone!
I love the rocker in ocean.
i love the rocker, the tykelight buddy, the candeloo, and the cool egg teether, among many othe things!
I'd have to say that sparkability's toys, in general are the best. what's not to love about engaging items that both me AND my baby can enjoy? i got the alex girard blocks not long ago. Hope (my three-year-old) and i both love them, her for their imaginative possibilities, i for the beautiful design sensibility. what cheap plastic toys can you say actually look great in your house. boy, an eames rocker would do the same thing, now wouldn't it...
Me, I've always loved the wooden fish mobile!
Hi, I just love the dynamics of this chair. I love that its a-traditional, and it doesnt take up too much space.
I love the MobileHome cardboard dollhouse but there are SO many things on the Sparkability site that I love.
My favorite is this rocker!
I'm not a mom, but I love this chair and I try to post products for design-conscious moms on my blog. I love that they are really focused on design. There are so many hideous products out there that haven't been updated for the year 2000.
I have the chalkboard table set and it's brilliant! It looks beautiful and it's really fun. Every kid who comes over draws something and they play with it in all different kinds of ways.
I, of course, love this rocker. I fancy the manhattan bookcase too!
The rocker is one of my all time favourite design pieces. Sparkability has so many lovely things it's hard to choose, but their selection of ride-on toys is awesome - I want the Lullaboo Rocking Horse for myself!
Ok, I have to pick just one? I love this store! The rocker, fabulous. I mean, how wonderful would it be to rock your baby to sleep in? That would be a dream come true.
Oh sparkability how do i love thee....let me count the ways:
I love the diaper caddy and the svan bouncer. fun, modern stuff.
celery or charcoal rocker. perfection.
We ordered nurseryworks bookcases through them, and we are so happy. Everything on the website is lust-worthy! Debra
I love looking through the decor section of Sparkability - such great ideas for fun kid rooms!
My favorite thing for sale in the shop is their cute little piggy bank. So simple and wonderful.
Love all of their bookcases and storage solutions.
I've always loved Nikki McClure, and this journal is such a great way to track the little changes.
I totally covet the lullaboo changing table. COVET. And this chair.
Wow..I love the ducduc PJ armoire and the bench box on coasters, and the owl clock -- I could go on and on...
my faves are:
The rocker rocks. For now, though, I think little Jack and I might like the Alexander Girard Blocks to play with. Thanks!
wow..my favorite would be the clothes tree. perfect for a little girl who keeps thinking the floor is the place for clothes!
I have never seen anything like that! I absolutely LOVE it!
What a fantastic set of rockers at sparkability! In addition to this classic eames I love the goodnight glider and the storytime glider.
I am so in love with Alexander Girard's alphabet blocks. Forget kids; I want my own set! ;)
I realy like the Baby lounger: http://www.sparkability.net/babylounger.html
The question is...What don't I love about the products on Sparkability? I wish I could furnish my whole nursery with all their goods! But...to name a few...the shell rocker (of course!) in any color, the SVAN bouncer, the Nurseryworks 3 wide dresser, the star egg nightlight, ducduc ANYTHING, and many, many elephant wall decals to fill my little babe's room with good vibes!
My favorite is the Ed Carpenter-designed Thorsten van Elten-made "pigeon light." And I would love an orange Eames rocker!
I had never heard of Sparkability before. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I really like the "ducduc Fillmore Bunk Bed", obviously, since I several children to fit into a small space. ;)
i love the "clothes tree" for kids. they are so adorable. I wish I had kids :)
Besides that GORGEOUS chair I love their selection of diaper bags and their ride-on toys.
LOVE the Candeloo at Sparkability!! Have wanted an Eames Rocker for a solid year....great contest. I will just hyperventilate if I win. Please send medical help along with prize notification. :)
The Elephants Mobile and Built-by-Me bench. Sparkability equals modern sensibility.
We (my son husband and I) love the Like a Bike! it's beautiful and it works so well - my baby is still a bit too short to ride it but he plays with it and can't wait to ride it like a big boy!
I absolutely LOVE the Sibi Max push car and the red wooden rocking house made in Sweden. Both are modern takes on classic toys that actually look great in the middle of the living room and are fun for kids to play with. Sparkability a wonderful website that has revolutionized modern parenting! And, of course, the rocking chair has always been one of my favorite mid-century pieces.
I am finishing a basement and looking to create a really cool and chic kids playroom. I had never been to Sparkabilty before today, and I am hooked. I love the rocker that you are giving away and the benches and other chairs on the site. Thanks for the cool tip! Oh and pick me please!
I love Sparkability and have ordered their wall decals when decorating my son's room, and ofcourse this chair would be a wonderful addition.
I love the modern mobiles and wall decals, and fabulous furniture.
I'm in love with that rocker . . . I think I might also have to get my son the Super Hero's cape! How fun!
The colorful blocks and mobiles are awesome.
I really love the flag banners. What a great way to bring in a little color and pattern without going overboard. I am due in November and this is my dream rocker
will be a first time mom in 7 weeks and thought I had everything a baby needs until my own wonderful mother visited me last weekend for an early mothers day (we live far apart) and exclaimed "you need a rocker!" I hadn't even thought of it... and now only have eyes for the Eames rocker at Sparkability, but sadly my nursery budget is depleated and I can't bring myself to bring a wooden country style one into our mod loft.
A) I looooove Sparkability
I am in love with the storytime bookcase!
So many great products - I love the Eames Rocker of course, and the Ooba Nest Crib. And the Oeuf Mini Library.....I could go on and on.
You are too cool! How do you come by these giveaways!! It's amazing!!
This rocker, by far! Although i love the banners too!
Whoa, what a fabulous contest! I love the tarantino furniture...so colorful and so childproof!
Oh, how I love Sparkability! Many an afternoon has somehow disappeared while perusing their site. Favorite stuff of the moment would be the LIKEaBIKEs---can't wait for baby to get big enough for one---and ditto for the Spaceframe Sculpture Kit!
If I had the VILLA SIBI Doll House I would never let my kids play with it. Or their little friends. Or my husband. It would be MINE, MINE, MINE!
I just saw this rocker the other day and LOVED it, I'm looking for one as we speak. I also love their manhattan crib.
Fabulous in ANY color!
I think I love it all, but especially the Rockabye Storage Rocker. And that Eames rocker in ANY color!
The modern crib bedding is beautiful. And of course, the Eames rocker!
My favorite is the clothes tree and i would love the rocker in white!!!
This rocks....literally! Look groovy while rocking a infant at midnight. Is that important? Yes, coming from a mom of three.
I want this rocking chair very much.
I love the star egg night light, the Ooba Nest crib and the Holiday Home doll house.
WOW! That rocker is awesome.. I have never seen anything like it before.
Just starting to put together my son's nursery (due in Sept!) and this rocker in ocean would be fantastic!
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE PICK ME!
the rocker rocks! but my favorite product at sparkability is the papge diaper clutch- i have one, love it, i don't leave home without it!
I really love the LikeABike mountain. My little guy would have a lot of fun on it!
winning would be way cool
I truly love the calming presence of the Storytime Rocker.
How do you choose your favorite when the whole site is excellent??? Heres a few of my favorites:
I Love green, a limey green would be sweet. I am a lover of all colors, so any color would be right up my alley.
The Offi Bench Box on Casters. So simple and multifunctional.
Besides the rocker, I like the Boon potty bench and the toolbox diaper caddy.
I have long, long coveted that Eames rocker. LOVE!! And I love everything else at Sparkability, too, especially the little details like that fish mobile and Candeloo (seems so handy!) and all the beautiful toys.
hmmm my comment didnt show up so let's try this again. I LOVE sparkability. They have awesome things. From the smallest thing like a carrot bottle brush all the way up to the story time rocker which looks awesome for piling on and reading a good book. I'm also loving their wall decals and mobiles - i hear the sheep one calling me
oh baby, sign me up! An orange rocker has been on my wishlist for, oh, three years now. The Boon Potty bench and Oeuf rocker are the two hot Sparkabilty items currently used in our house. In addition because I love orange, I lust over most of the DucDuc products on Sparkability's website.
I'm very partial to the pigeon light! What a great idea. And the storytime book case is lovely.
this rocker! that is what i LOVE at sparkaility.
This rolling storage bench is something I have coveted for some time! Storage + seating + wheels = heaven!
coincidentally, the eames fiberglass arm shell rocker.
Count me in!
I love the P'kolino Klick. I wish it was mt size.
My hands down fave continues to be the star egg nightlight - I keep thinking that maybe I can get one for myself for a birthday or something...
I lurve those bunkbeds! Specifically the Crosby ones.
I like the bunk bed.
I didn't know there was a seatbelt diaper bag! I love me some seatbelt bags.
love all the ducduc furniture. loooove the emeco child's navy chair. and oh man, the spaceframe sculpture kit? i want to buy that for my husband!
i love the ducduc line
I love the OKO trike.
the Manhattan Crib!
sibi ride-on toys and the dombo cup, definitely...
that little black piggy bank
my absolute favorite is the armshell rocker in any color :)
Oh, I love the Eames rockers - that charcoal is dynamite! favourite sparkability item is the Tetra1 10 drawer cabinet. For me, not the baby! For the baby, the superhero plates. So cute!
There are many items I covet from Sparkability, but right now the one I've been eyeing is the Geuther Filou high chair. Of course, this rocker is pretty fabulous as well.
Mobilehome is a wonderful design...We have a small NYC apartment and the girls are in charge of all of he cleanup when the playrooom needs to become the living room again.
OH I love this store: my favorite item, seemingly small but necc. is the Cow Baby Bottle. So cute.
Gosh, I like the Luca Glider! In brown.
I am way smitten with the funky and cute little candeloo...among many others. Sparkability is an adorable website...thank you for introducing it to me!
Some faves from Sparkability:
Hmmm ... don't know if my original post posted, so here goes:
Sparkability is a great site. I'm so excited to see House and Mobilehome there now, since I think they allow a child to really use their imagination and participate in the process of decoration and design, which is what it’s all about.
The Eames Rocker is the only rocker I'd actually want to have.
There's quite a lot to like on sparkability. Some faves include:
Oh, I love that chair. Also, I could really go for one of the baby cribs. Awesome!
Ooh, pick me, pick me!
i love the alexander girard alphabet blocks, the mobilehome doll house and of course, the eames rocker. any colour would do though i think i love the white the best.
I love the Orange Rocker, I already have a few funky orange accents in the nursery. LOVE IT.
I love the rocker in ocean! Calm, soothing, and georgous! The ducduc bunk beds are hands down my favorite. They are a million times cooler than anything I had as a kid!
The table and chair sets are the cutest around! Can totally see it in our new playroom!
My favorites from sparkability are the svan bouncer (must have for the next one!) and the Alexander Girard blocks. I've been looking for a reason to buy those!
My fav is the classic, but modern looking piggy bank. ross dot chrystall at gmail dot com
Sparkability's wall decals are terrific!
I love all the unique bedding options! Lots of stuff to choose from that are not baby pink and baby blue. I also love the Eames rocker!! It would look great in our nursery where there is a spot missing for a rocker.
I covet so much of that stuff. The rockers. (That Sleepytime Rocker. Ahhhh.) The clocks. Dishes. Toyboxes. It's all cool.
The eames chair speaks for itself.
This rocker! I had hoped to get one BEFORE the baby was born but it never happened ... This would be the perfect Mother's Day present for me and my son!
I am a freak for orange! love this rocker!!!
Oh, I love the Bench Box on Casters. It would look great in the kids room, the dining room or in my office!
How great is the sleepytime rocker. I love it!
ilove it...it looks so comfortable!
I would like mine in white. My favourite things in Sparkability are: Low Shell Chair - allways loved Eames desingn. It's so timless.
So many cool products!
love it all but mostly the furniture.
I need the rocker. baby #2 will be here before long and I really would love a rocker!
Oh me me me! I realllllly need that! I love it!
love the rocker & anything else on their site.
I love, love the seat belt diaper bag and backpacks! Too cute! The potty bench, the Frog pod, the cow baby bottle (hysterical!), the Handisit, The OKO Trike, and the animal bags.
so fun! count me in!
how can beat the rocker? i don't know if you can. the lullaby cradle is a close second, though.
love the eames chair and sparkability!!!
So many clever things to love, especially the
Oh how I swoon over this chair! My son would love it!
Oh how I swoon over this chair! My son would love it! I also love the scando table!
Oh how I swoon over this chair! My son would love it! I also love the scando table!
The wall decals! My daughter would love the butterflys and the robots are perfect for my son.
I personally love the babyboomertoo toy caddy.
Love the site! This rocker reminds me of an airplane that the Wright Brothers flew. It would add such personality to any room!
what a great web site --- i'm buying lots of things. but, this chair is a little out of budget at the moment. need it for my porch in nicaragua. you rule!
i've gotta say the P'kolino Klick chair and desk...we've got a small space and its just great to push together and move out of the way, also we can use it as a night stand.
The smiling malfi is unique and looks like fun.
I dream about those animal bags! We have stuffed animals stuffed into every corner of our home. One day my house will be clean and I'll sit in my new rocker and relax.
I love everyting on this site! Would love the crib and rocker!
If I am to be honest with you, I've wanted an Eames rocker for as long as I can remember, so that would have to be my absolute favourite! But if I was to pick something else, it would be the Storytime Bookcase, for it's clean lines, fresh colours and innovative shelving.
Consider me in love with fun cards from that site. Oh, and a rocker. Hope I win!
I'd love sit in the Eames rocker with my 2.5 yo son--orange's his favorite color.
Wow - what a site! You highlighted my favorite.....that Eames rocker, sheesh, what a find! Those chalkboard decals are mighty nifty, too. What a treat this is - thanks!
Being an aspiring toy shop owner, I absolutely adore the toys and games section. But, I especially love the alexander girard blocks and bauhaus dollhouse!
actually i love this chair the best! j. wong
Gotta love the Rocking Pony.
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