Monday, May 17, 2010

Cool Graphic Tees from Mini Shatsu

Over the years, I've seen a lot of boys' t-shirts, and my reaction to most of them is meh. Because most of them feature the same old tired motifs: cars, sports numbers, dinosaurs. I'm not against dinosaurs or soccer balls--just as long as the designer does something fresh with them.

Once in a while I run across a tee (or tees) that make me think, "Now, that's cool!" And that's what happened when I saw Mini Shatsu's 80s inspired collection of graphic tees & twofers featuring guitars, microphones, old school turntables, cameras, balloon animals and even a fanny pack (sized 3 mos.-8)!

For fall/winter 2010, Mini Shatsu (Shatsu means "shirt" in Japanese) is introducing denim jeans, corduroy and French terry pants, and jackets along with their popular tees and hoodies, including my favorite, the Alien Abduction hoodie, right (this is the back view). Seriously, how cute is this hoodie???! (click on the pic for a closer look). For a list of retailers click here.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Science Fun & KatyANDZucchini Giveaway!

Nick and Henry are really into science right now--outer space, experiments, weather, rockets & robots--so this week we're featuring some super cool and geeky science stuff that any scientist-to-be (and his parents) would love, starting with KatyANDZucchini's cool science-themed bodysuits for Baby.

Our favorite is the clever XY chromosome onesie, left ($15.50, sizes 3-6 mos.- 18 mos.) Melissa, the designer behind KatyANDZucchini, who is a mom and science teacher, explains that it's perfect for, "When people in line at the grocery store look at your little guy and say, 'how old is SHE', you can point to his XY chromosome onesie." We also love the set of three alphabet bodysuits including C is for Cephalopod.

Just for Unboring Boys: We are giving away ascience themed bodysuit (winner's choice!) from KatyANDZucchini to one lucky reader! Just browse KatyANDZucchini's shop and e-mail with SCIENCE in the subject line and tell us which style you would choose should you win. Get extra entries for becoming a fan of KatyANDZucchini on Facebook here, leaving a comment below, subscribing to Unboring Boys, or following us on Twitter. We'll pick one lucky Unboring Boys reader at random June 10th. U.S. residents, only, please. Good luck!

More fun science stuff:

Steve Spangler's store has all the supplies and kits little scientists need, including Test Tube Adventures Lab in a Bag, which includes 5 giant test tubes each with a science experiment in it.

Uncommon Goods carries the cutest (and nerdiest) set of Number or ABC Flash Cards ($16-22) (Think: E is for Electromagnetic)!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Bobinette's Spring/Summer Line for Boys

Bobinette's Spring/Summer line is here and I am in love! Bobinette is an Unboring Boy fave (read previous articles here and here) and for good reason. Their styles are hip and adorable and the natural cotton and linen fabrics are so soft and comfortable that your unboring boy will love wearing them. These are signature, timeless pieces that can be dressed up or down, making them incredibly versatile.

My favorite piece this season is the navy Clovis shirt, left, but I also adore the gray gingham Milo shirt.

For the current collection, designer Lorraine Le Tac drew inspiration from her travels around Morocco, Sri Lanka and her hometown of Paris. The name Bobinette means "little face" in French.

To see the entire line and a list of retailers, visit

The lucky winner is....

Congratulations to Kelly from Auckland, New Zealand who won the messenger bag from Meeabee! She chose the adorable beetle cars print. Thanks to all our readers who participated and to Jacqui at Meeabee for being a sponsor! This was our most popular giveaway so far and it was great to hear from so many of you! The very talented Jacqui has hinted at doing another messenger bag giveaway in the fall, so stay tuned.

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