Banana Design Lab high-tech design to entertain the soul, with My Beating Heart, ChuChi: the Plushie Nightlight, and LED Accents Sun, 27 Nov 2011 19:36:42 +0000 en hourly 1 Banana Design at Comic Con New York, photos Sun, 16 Oct 2011 02:58:49 +0000 bananadesignlab

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LED Accents Presented at Apartment Therapy’s “NY Design Evenings” Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:34:10 +0000 Yury Gitman Yury Gitman introduces Banana’s new line of LED Accent lights, at Apartment Therapy’s “NY Design Evenings”. He’s proud to have been a “warm-up band” for the main speaker of the evening Jonathan Adler.

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Funnywinks the clown, friend to Banana Design, visits children not only on their birthdays, but when the get sick too. We helped sponsor her last visit to a children’s hospital with a big Santa bag of our soothing and nightlight toys. Here is a sampling of her visit.

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A lovely review from Tue, 01 Mar 2011 04:39:25 +0000 bananadesignlab Continue reading ]]>

The ChuChi plushie night light is the newest addition to our household and already a favorite around here. Banana Design Lab created this creature to be a cuddly, soft nighttime companion for little ones to give them the confidence to sleep on their own. ChuChi has a glowing yellow light in his head and a soft red beating heart light in his chest. You just press on his hand to alternate between the two lights. They are very soft, ambient lights. Not enough to keep your toddler or child from getting drowsy like some night lights I have tried. And unlike night lights that plug in to an outlet, ChuChi is portable and can be carried from room to room with your child.

Even the box is well designed. It’s perfect for gifting. The front of the box is actually a flap that has velcro so that you can open it to see the ChuChi and his story. Grace calls the box his house and she loves to put him back in there and open and shut the door. The story that is written on the box is so cute. It describes where ChuChi is from and how he keeps monsters away. Grace loves that her “Choo-Choo” scares away monsters for her.

The ChuChi itself is just such a great product. I can’t tell you how much we love him! He is super soft. Grace has tons of plushies and ChuChi is one of the very softest. He is also very squishable. Not hard, cold plastic like some other night light creatures. The soft light he gives off is enough to make her feel safe and secure in the middle of the night, but not enough to make her feel wide awake. Since “Choo-Choo” arrived, my husband and I have had much less frequent wake up calls from our little girl. She looks for him as soon as she gets into bed, turns on his light and hugs him. Sometimes I will hear her wake at night, but now she goes back to sleep instead of waking me up. When I go to check on her I can see ChuChi’s light glowing from under her covers.

I think that ChuChi will be sticking around for years. Children of all ages can appreciate and love him. I’m so excited to have found such a great toy and I hope it will help other parents out there get a better night’s sleep as well!

ChuChi is available on Amazon for $32 with free shipping! Make sure to enter below for a chance to to win one!

This giveaway is open to those anywhere in the U.S. Contest closes at 11:59PM EST Monday, March 7th. A winner will be selected at random on Tuesday, March 8th. The winner will be contacted by email and will have one week to respond. After that, a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck!

Disclaimer: Banana Design Lab provided us with the ChuChi for this review. No other compensation was provided and the opinions are our own.
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Banana Design Lab on FACEBOOK Thu, 02 Dec 2010 23:05:42 +0000 bananadesignlab

“Like” our Facebook page for select news, select discounts, and a little bit of funny prose.

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“Je m’appelle Chuchi” Thu, 02 Dec 2010 22:18:38 +0000 bananadesignlab This is from the Teletext:  ChuChi has just walked of Concorde Flight 411, and is now officially at +80 locations in France.  Sold Exclusively at “Nature & Decouvertes” stores.

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My Beating Heart, new video! Thu, 11 Nov 2010 20:23:15 +0000 bananadesignlab
Yury introduces My Little Beating Heart.

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Maker Faire NY Thu, 28 Oct 2010 19:07:37 +0000 bananadesignlab The New York Maker Faire was completely and utterly amazing.  Words can not express.

But, at the very least, here are some photos of people discovering the Beating Heart, and ChuChi, for the first time.

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Also, at Maker Fair NY, Massimo Banzi aka “the Arduino Guy” Wed, 27 Oct 2010 19:28:31 +0000 bananadesignlab Continue reading ]]> Our fearless leader Yury G. was in geek seventh heaven when meeting Massimo Banzi in person.  Seen below.

Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino, stopped by Banana’s booth at Maker Faire.  Actually we pulled him into our booth and proceeded to gush at him about how awesome Arduino is.  Arduino is “of course” the very innovative open hardware platform that’s appears to be sweeping the world.  But while we were gushing at him, he was gracious enough to pose for a photo with Yury, and of course with two My Little Beating hearts.  This with one of Banana’s proudest “celebrity” placements to date.

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LED Accents // In TimeOut New York 3D // In TONY Shops Tue, 13 Jul 2010 13:03:33 +0000 bananadesignlab Continue reading ]]>

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Banana Design's new line of LED Accent lights gets some news attention in Time Out NY this week.  Also, they are one of the first items to go on sale in the TONY Shops. 

Cool stuff!

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