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Tag Archive: Genius series

Meet Austen: Bold, Passionate & Perseverant
May 23, 2017 2:30 pm | by

We’re honoring Jane Austen, one of our favorite literary genius, in this week’s Truly Genius Tuesday! Jane Austen was bold… She wasn’t afraid to break the rules! Though her writing didn’t “take off” and gain popularity until after her death, she kept going, following her dream. Her perseverance and strength to push through the stereotypes of her time have made a difference for years to come. “To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.”  “My heart is and always will be yours.” “We are all fools in love.” “Till this moment, I never knew myself.” Jane Austen inspired

 
Under the Sea with Marie
May 9, 2017 11:51 am | by
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It’s Truly Genius Tuesday, and today we’re going under the sea with Marie. Marie Tharp was an American geologist and oceanographic cartographer who helped create the first and most famous scientific map of the entire ocean floor in 1977. Map-making ran in the family Marie was born in Michigan. Her mother was a German and Latin teacher, and her father worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture making soil classification maps. She received her bachelor’s degree in English and music and achieved two master’s degrees – one in geology and one in mathematics. Under the Sea with Marie Marie Tharp began

 
Discover Adventure with Spence
May 2, 2017 11:30 am | by

Dr. E. Lee Spence is a pioneer in marine archeology and is known for having a knack for adventure! This modern-day explorer is the inspiration for our Genius Series print “Spence” – released in August of 2014. In honor of this internationally known expert of shipwrecks and sunken treasures, our cloth diaper print depicts the hunt for unknown treasures! Pirates, compasses and treasure maps cover a landscape of Clementine, Sassy, and Moonbeam. Traveling the Globe A globetrotting enthusiast by nature, Dr. Spence has covered the globe with travels to exotic places in the Far East, Europe, Central and South America. He explored shipwrecks, castles,

 
The Legacy of Chico Mendes
April 25, 2017 11:30 am | by
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Last Saturday was Earth Day, which U.S. Senator, Gaylord Nelson, founded on April 22, 1970. Earth Day was originally set up as an environmental teach-in hosted at many colleges, universities, primary and secondary schools, as well as hundreds of communities across the United States. More than 40 years later, Earth Day is still going strong, bringing millions of Americans together in peaceful demonstrations and celebrations in favor of environmental reform. Earth Day has many heroes and we think it truly celebrates the legacy of Chico Mendes. Growing up in the jungle Chico Mendes developed a love and respect for nature early in life.

 
3… 2… 1… BLAST OFF!
April 21, 2017 10:30 am | by

We’ve been preparing for lift off for quite some time, and are so very excited to finally launch our newest Genius Series print, Neil! The Eagle has landed at Cotton Babies! Inspired by the legendary, Neil Armstrong, this cosmic print is full of history and adventure. Neil features a variety of highlights from Armstrong’s successful mission including the Command Module “Columbia,” the Apollo Lunar Module “Eagle,” the famous first footprint on the moon and many more remarkable elements that come together to tell the story of this historical event. With the bold combination of Fearless, Dazzle, Armadillo and Clementine, your little one will

 
The Music of Mozart
April 18, 2017 12:25 pm | by

The music of Mozart, melodies from a man who lived centuries ago, continues to sing to generations. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (his whole name is quite the mouth-full!) was born in Salzburg, Austria and baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. He was the youngest of seven children, five of which sadly died as babies. Music & Mozart Music was always a part of Mozart’s life. By the age of five, not only could he play the keyboard and violin, but composed music too! His work is the definition of the Classical era; he composed symphonies, concertos, operas, and is known to

 
An Outside-the-Box Thinker
April 11, 2017 12:13 pm | by

Alicia Boole Stott, better known as “The Princess of Polytopia,” was a Irish-English mathematician who not only introduced the meaning of the word “polytope,” but was also one of the first to explore the fourth dimension. Alicia was an outside-the-box thinker who saw beauty from all angles. Math Ran in the Family It seems that this “mathematic-genius aptitude” ran in her blood. Her father, George Boole, was a mathematician, educator, philosopher, and logician. He even has a form of algebra named after him, Boolean algebra, which has played a major part in the development of digital electronics and programming languages.

 
Fill Your Basket with Love!
April 6, 2017 10:00 am | by

We told you they were coming, and now they’re finally here! The Cotton Babies Mob voted and Love won! The Love Swaddle Set is the first of our Genius Series swaddle designs to be released. Don’t worry – more are coming soon, but first, let’s celebrate Love! Introducing the Love Swaddle Set Featuring a whimsical blend of Mirror, Jelly, Clementine and Pepper, this beautifully-designed swaddle resembles our Love print, available in bumGenius and Flip cloth diapers, accessories and our Cotton Babies exclusive Tula! Each swaddle set comes with three swaddles – one Love, one Mirror and one Sassy. The story behind

 
The Genius with A Lot of Hats!
April 4, 2017 1:09 pm | by

Meet the genius behind our Genius Series print, Chaplin! Today is Truly Genius Tuesday, and we’re talking about a guy best known for silence, Charlie Chaplin! Charlie Chaplin was one of the most pivotal actors during the silent-film era and is considered one of Hollywood’s first superstars. Celebrated for his famous role in The Tramp, Charlie Chaplin was not only a talented actor, but is also considered to be one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of American cinema. He was countlessly recognized throughout his career. Not only was he was awarded with a special Academy Award from the Motion

 
Butterfly Effect of Patch
March 28, 2017 11:00 am | by

There is something truly magical when a person discovers their life-long passion at a young age. In this week’s Truly Genius Tuesday, we are exploring the butterfly effect of Patch and her love of nature. Edith Marion Patch was born in Worcester, Massachusetts as the youngest of six children. Edith’s family moved to Minnesota when she was eight years old. Her family owned large prairie property which is where she discovered her love for nature. The Butterfly Effect of Patch The inspiration behind our Genius Series print came from the prize-winning essay on monarch butterflies Edith Patch wrote for an essay contest in high school. She used