A Rare Bit O’Swag:
Vintage Motul Waterslide Decal

I have always loved vintage waterslides. I have a vague recollection of applying them to my bicycle when I was very small. Gosh that dates me! Anyhoo, here is a prime specimen spotted on eBay recently. If you’d like to wallow in a little more vintage goodness (and some rather randy imagery), click below.

Waterslides on Google Images

Bumpstart needed.

Or at least a pull start? Spotted this beautiful wooden pull toy in a rather tony toy shop. It’s called “Chabada the Cat” and it’s made by French company Djeco. It’s designed by Marc Boutavant, a children’s book illustrator. The mouse bounces along on the scooter as the wheels spin. The toy comes in a gift box and is listed at $19.99.


Vespa Teddy Bears from FRANCE

french teddy bears on a vespaThis is way too cutesy for me, but I’m sure some people are into it. Forwarded to an email list I’m on:

I am Frenchwoman créative Teddy of Bear Collector.
I have créate a couple of travelling bear in the Vespa, they are
visible on the page
of my site: http://www.revesdours.com/page_marc&julie.html
Kind regards

Pascale Nowicki

I think the little metal scooter is pretty well done, actually. Maybe you could buy the whole lot and give the bears to someone who likes them. Oh wait – I just found the price: 175 Euros. Ouch..