Book-Inspired Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Flavors - For a less serious Friday post, check out Philadelphia-based publishing company, Quirk Books’, series of fake Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors based on classic books.

Loaded with Chocolate Frogs, Butter Beer and Strawberry flavoured Bertie Bott’s Beans, the Berry Potter and the Container of Secrets flavour would certainly be my favourite.

More lip-smacking, literary-inspired, ice-cream combos at  Quirkbooks.com. (yum, yumm)

Who agrees that Ben & Jerry’s should absolutely make this happen!?

adidas Kids Springblade - If your kids are looking for an explosive reaction on any surface, the new Springblade introduced in-stores today by adidas might be the running shoes they need.

The adidas Spingblade’s newly engineered outsole features 16 forward angled blades made of a high-tech polymer. These blades absorb energy when loaded and unleash it on the launch.The highly elastic like blades react quickly and efficiently to every movement without disrupting the runners regular flow.

The Techfit construction on the upper part of the shoe was engineered for a natural, yet flexible support system while still locking the foot and helping in delivering the energy returned from the springy outsole.

All in all the new Springblade, available in Black and Red for kids, is a really neat new take on performance running shoes. Pretty impressive if I do say. 

Ruff & Huddle AW13 Collection - New UK kidswear brand, Ruff & Huddle,  has created a wonderful new collection of streetwear inspired goods that encapsulates that fearless yet sweet lil rebel in every kid.

As much as we like Ruff & Huddle’s AW13 collection of well designed sweats and graphic tees, the young brand’s killer jackets are what really caught our eye.

We love R&H’s classic college Varsity jacket with its epic stitched lion motif and the ‘ROAR’ applique on the front. Their M1 bomber jacket is also pretty impressive. The tattoo like patches really give it an edge that your boys will totally love.

To see more, check out Ruff & Huddle’s AW13 collection this August via ruffandhuddle.co.uk. Or, at Selfridges in September.

Disney’s “Planes” Official Trailer 2 - From high above the world of Cars comes Planes, Disney’s upcoming animated adventure starring Dusty, a big-hearted, fast-flying, crop-duster who dreams of competing in a historic race around-the-world.

Despite his fear of heights, and with encouragement from his mentor,  Dusty narrowly qualifies for the big competition. With the support of friends, Dusty will reach heights he never dreamed possible.

Join Dusty and his buds on August 9th in 3D and in Real D 3D at a theater near you.

Visit movies.disney.com/planes for more deets.


Nike Free 5.0 GS “Camo” - In keeping with the on-going camouflage trend, Nike released a great new colorway on their Free 5.0 for your grade school kids. Mixing black, silver, light grey and just a lil bit of subtle red, this light sneaker not only looks amazing but feels great when out to play. Sorta wished they were in my size.

Check them out at Titolo.ch or at your local Nike retailer.

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Milly Green Royal Baby Commemorative Fine Bone China - Celebrate the birth of the royal baby with this great lil collection of commemorative  fine bone china designed by UK artist, Milly Green.

The lighthearted, hand-decorated tableware pieces include patriotic bunting around the edges as well as various lil regal, yet humorous, baby items. For example, the plate features, a baby pram with the HRH initials, Lupo, Will and Kate’s black dog and the queens Corgi with a lil crown on its head.

Each item sell between £5 - £10, or,  you can pick up the whole set for £40. Visit www.millygreen.com to see the collection.

Honestly, this is sooo cute!

The Royal Baby has Arrived! - Today, July 22nd, 2013 at 4:24 pm BST, Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge, safely delivered the future king of England; an 8 lb 6 oz baby boy.

"Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well," read an official notification placed outside Buckingham Palace.

The royal baby has yet to be named, but speculation are high around the name George.

We are looking forward to seeing this lil prince. 

Congratulations Will and Kate!

NEW Minecraft LEGO Sets - Having had so much success with the LEGO Minecraft set released earlier this year, LEGO has decide to release a couple new sets to the collection, the Village and the Nether.

With the Village set, fans will be able to create their own Minecraft village with a variety of colourful 1x1 LEGO tiles. Much like in the open-ended model of the game, the builders will also be able to build houses, “grow” crops, and explore the mines in their own micro-world. To boot, the set will feature 3 buildable Micromob characters: Pig, Villager and Zombie.

With the Nether set, fans will be able to create the Minecraft Obsidian Portal and The Nether. The set will feature Netherrack, gravel, flowing lava and bedrock, as well as, two Ghasts and one Zombie Pigman constructible Micromob figures.

Look for the set to become available as of September 1st via LEGO.com

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TOMS x Shark Week Collection - To celebrate the world most notorious predator, TOMS has teamed up with the great people at the Discovery Channel on an limited edition run of women’s, men’s, youth and infant sized shoes.

The original blue camouflage pattern is inspired by the majestic, yet dwindling, sharks of our world’s great oceans and seas. FIVE dollars from every pair sold will go to support Oceana, the largest ocean conservation organization in the world.

So pick up a pair for the whole family at toms.com and be sure to tune in for Shark Week on Discovery starting August 4th!

New Balance Kids 574 in Brown and Green - Slip those tiny feet into a pair of kid-friendly retro New Balance runners. The very popular 574 lifestyle sneaker has been adapted for easy on-and-off access and features a dark brown suede colorway highlighted with bright green branding, midsole and heel tab.

Great for kicking around this summer or for the dreaded “back-to-school” season.

Available at togsandclogs.com

CYBEX x Jeremy Scott Capsule Collection - American designer, Jeremy Scott, known world wide for his work with adidas Originals, has recently collaborated with the luxury European stroller and baby gear company, CYBEX, to create a colorful, loud and unique collection of baby equipement.

Transforming pizza and other American fast-food classics into whimsical comic characters, Jeremy Scott’s pattern dances upon two strollers, a car seat, a baby carrier, a bag and a foot muff.

The collection is very limited and only sold at a select few European retailers. Visit cybexbyjeremyscott.com to locate your nearest Jeremy Scott x Cybex stockist.

Tokidoki x Karl Lagerfeld Limited Edition Capsule Collection - Italian artist Simone Legno of Tokidoki has collaborated with the world renowned designer of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, on a selection of very limited collectible figurines, iPhone cases and apparel.

The caricature of Mr. Lagerfeld immortalizes him as a well dress, slightly sarcastic, world traveler who loves his adventurous white cat Choupette.

This collection will be sold exclusively via net-a-porter.com. If you have a chance, check out this funny Travel with Karl animation, created by Simone.

"Diagon Alley" on Google Street View - Fans of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series can now visit the one and only “Diagon Alley” via Google Street View. Take a tour of the famous Wizard shopping strip, where HP picks up his yearly school supplies before hopping the train for Hogwarts. See Olivanders, Flourish and Blotts, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, The Quality Quidditch Supply shop and many more “specialty” boutiques on this super cool virtual tour of “Diagon Alley” at the Warner Bros. Studio in  Hertfordshire, UK.Visit Google Maps here.

"Diagon Alley" on Google Street View - Fans of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series can now visit the one and only “Diagon Alley” via Google Street View. Take a tour of the famous Wizard shopping strip, where HP picks up his yearly school supplies before hopping the train for Hogwarts. See Olivanders, Flourish and Blotts, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, The Quality Quidditch Supply shop and many more “specialty” boutiques on this super cool virtual tour of “Diagon Alley” at the Warner Bros. Studio in  Hertfordshire, UK.

Visit Google Maps here.

Nike Air Max 1 GS - Blue & Volt - Resting upon Air Max’s groundbreaking visible Air sole unit, this AM1’s blend of bright blue hues, Volt yellow accents and textures on the mudguard and Nike Swoosh, make it a perfect addition to any young enthusiast’s growing sneaker collection.

This iconic runner has been ever present for a number of seasons and we are so glad to see that Nike has been shrinking it to youth sizes.

Pre-order a pair for your lil guys from afew-store.com.