John Lennon Collection
February 3, 2003 11:42 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a nursery theme? Try the John Lennon Collection & John Lennon Musical Parade. These products are based on his drawings of stylized animals. Imagine what Yoko Ono and the Lennon Estate come up with next.
posted by riffola (13 comments total)
Snowglobe - John Lennon Collection
Wind up the lever located on the bottom of the globe and the nursery will be filled with music from Lennon's "Imagine."

posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 11:45 PM on February 3, 2003

my former employer did this with a line of children's clothes in 1999.
posted by grabbingsand at 11:56 PM on February 3, 2003

Thanks grabbingsand, I couldn't find an official site to go with this collection.
posted by riffola at 12:01 AM on February 4, 2003

I think the "Two Virgins" photo-screened blanket was a bit much though.
posted by ?! at 5:18 AM on February 4, 2003

a couple years ago i had to paint a mural of these animals in my nephew's room.

i like the artwork itself (though not necessarily the manner in which it was applied to this merchandise). but i felt very uneasy about doing the painting because as i understood it, these were very personal drawings that were intended for lennon's own child, not spewed all over my nephew's walls.
posted by goddam at 6:18 AM on February 4, 2003

Seems like another way for yuppies to impress other yuppies. It's not like the kid's gonna care about who John Lennon is. (yes, I love the Beatles, but I was past the crib stage when I got into them.)
posted by Vidiot at 7:05 AM on February 4, 2003

I've actually got one of these sets for my child, it was a hand me down from a co-worker, but I have to say that it beats the crap out of the alternatives available. I don't expect my kid to know who John Lennon is or at this point understand that the items around him even have a discernable pattern on them, but since when have nursery items had anything to do with the children?
posted by dirtylittlemonkey at 7:16 AM on February 4, 2003

White Cloud also has a line of disposable diapers with the John Lennon theme.

So not only am I going to hell for putting disposables on my three month old, but I'm going to a special ring of hell, because those diapers have the lyrics to "Imagine" emblazoned across the ass.

No kidding.

But they're really, really good diapers, and they're super cheap. And the first rule of parenting is "Whatever works".
posted by padraigin at 10:34 AM on February 4, 2003

We saw a lot of this a couple of years ago when we were buying all the Baby Crap for our daughter. I remember thinking "That whirring sound you hear is John spinning in his grave." The kicker for me was the stuffed animal that played "Imagine" when you pulled the string.
posted by briank at 10:43 AM on February 4, 2003

I have to wonder if perhaps we've put Lennon on too high of a pedestal. He may very well have been pleased to make the buck and not given two shits about the commercialization. I never thought he was quite the idealist he tried to come off as.

Anyway, the clothes are adorable. The colors are great, and the designs are charming, and while I'd love to think the money went to some nice children's charity or something, far be it from me to tell Yoko her business.

But the diaper thing will surely haunt me to the end of my days.
posted by padraigin at 11:08 AM on February 4, 2003

My wife and I got some of this stuff recently. I wanted to hold out for the George Harrison collection, but our baby is due any minute now.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 12:23 PM on February 4, 2003


We got these sets. We're not yuppies and the Beatles don't make me foam at the mouth. But..

The Lennon stuff was one of the cheapest sets, one of the higher quality sets, and not repulsively blue or pink. We didn't coat our house in the stuff, but we got a lot of the set and it's doing a great job on our second child right now..
posted by fnirt at 7:41 PM on February 4, 2003

While you're outfitting the blue jay way, make sure to pick up Jason Falkner's Bedtime with The Beatles (choice of blue or pink cover, natch) and give the li'l tyke a soundtrack to boot.

Not for everyone, but it beats bared-midriff teenster pop any day.
posted by skyboy at 8:17 PM on February 4, 2003

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