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BIG new year and nine to nine

i've got some big news for a big new year: i'm expecting my first baby!  i've had some difficult years to get to this point, but i am ecstatic and still can't believe the news . . . even though the baby is due in just a couple of months--february 29th to be exact.  my midwife told me that 'i better start believing it because the reality is coming very soon.'  sorry florence, still can't believe it.

there are lots and lots of preparations to be made for this tiny person, and i have loved compulsively researching my his must-haves.  designing baby furniture has always been on the back of my mind, but let's just say that it has presently taken center stage, and hubs and i are scrambling to finish designing and building a crib/ prototype.  once the piece is complete i'll post some pictures of it, but until then you have a nice little teaser to keep you coming back for a weekly clev rev post.  

because we're abroad and don't have our woodshop, we went back and forth about buying a crib, and below is one of my contenders:

the zebra_02 cot by nine to nine.  i of course love the overall whimsy and details (i know, i'm so predictable).  these are details that kinda like a joke layered with witty sarcasm, a 19th century poem, or maybe even some great pat benatar lyrics, not everyone may pick up on all of the details nor fully appreciate them.  the subtly asymmetrical dowels (like asymmetrical zebra stripes), the functional shelf-head and mobile hind legs read animal without blatant ogling eyes or yellow sunglasses and zebra stripes all over it.  given that european design tends to be pretty modern and cutting edge (most notably the kitchen design), i was shocked to have such a struggle to find baby furniture that wasn't covered in teddy bear stenciling and polka dots.  maybe i'm not the norm here, but if you he needs some pattern, get some colorful sheets, patterned curtains and a single teddy in the reading nook.  needless to say nine to nine, your furniture is timeless, fun, hip and creative.  

a toddler conversion kit is available as shown in the image above.