Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Gund Snuffles



I don't know about you, but in my teen years on the Westchester scene,the Gund Snuffles was the bear to have. As for all other stuffed animals, the Gund tush tag was as requisite as the real deal $12 EG Smith scrunch socks. Now the kids want Dooney and Bourke bags. Same status bs, but those seemed like simpler times.

Was thinking about Snuffles recently and saw that the company came out with a 25th anniversary edition a few years ago. According to the Wikipedia entry:


"Snuffles was designed in 1980 by the mother of Bruce Raiffe, the President of Gund between 1993 and July 2004. She was inspired by the shape of a beautiful crescent moon in the sky, and designed a happy bear looking up at the moon. Snuffles debuted in 1981, and he is now the oldest bear in Gund's product line."

The pink one was the best.

Friday, May 11, 2007

iGoogle Tea House





Of course I wasn't alone with my sweet fox. He's been keeping me company for the past few weeks on my iGoogle homepage and frankly, I'm in love. Mr. Fox lives in the Teahouse theme, a new feature for a souped up Google experience, and he's a busy little guy -- in a very Zen way. Others have taken note: Wired blogged a good overview of the new features, and a Layercake shows screencaptures of all the Teahouse skins that change throuhgout the day. From morning (fishing for the daily catch in a lil boat) to night (chilling on the dock, entertaining the troops) foxy is doing his thing.