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Kids + Baby

Bamboo Tricycle by Vietnam’s A21 Studio

Categories: Kids + Baby, Sustainability
Bamboo Tricycle by Vietnam’s A21 Studio

Vietnam’s A21 Studio has impressively fashioned a prototype for a child’s tricycle, using primarily untreated bamboo stalks. By applying a natural resource plentiful in Vietnam, the studio conceived of a design with seat and back rest comprised of thick bamboo stalks, and thinner bamboo components making up the handlebars and dowels that hold the — Continue reading

Hardware Designed for Kids by Quentin de Coster

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Hardware Designed for Kids by Quentin de Coster

Belgian designer Quentin de Coster has designed a suite of hardware items specially designed to do double duty in children’s rooms. A collection created for the Brussels-based hardware brand Vervloet, the TIBOU collection is meant to address kids’ natural tendency to use door handles and drawer pulls as hanging devices — Continue reading

Building Blocks for Budding Architects from Barcelona’s Mitoi

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Kids + Baby
Building Blocks for Budding Architects from Barcelona’s Mitoi

Barcelona toy company Mitoi, founded by designer Marc Castelló, has a pair of building block sets which eschew the generic “wooden blocks without meaning” for a collection of blocks that can be fashioned into famous architectural landmarks. With Mitoi’s chunky birch wood blocks, kids can construct simple, stylized, but instantly — Continue reading

Kinder GROUND Modular Carpeting

Categories: ICFF 2014, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Kinder GROUND Modular Carpeting

At ICFF this past week, we were duly wowed by the striking designs presented by kinderGROUND, the Manhattan-based modular carpeting studio whose products are “designed for children, yet loved by all ages.” And little wonder, considering the graphically sophisticated, yet child-friendly, flooring options kinder GROUND offers. Employing three basic shapes—hexagon, — Continue reading

A New Baby Project by Sissy+Marley

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Kids + Baby
A New Baby Project by Sissy+Marley

Children’s interior decorators SISSY + MARLEY, who made a recent appearance on this site (see it here) just forwarded photos of their latest project—and we remain smitten by their winsome way with kids. This room for Baby Boy Daniel exhibits their trademark fondness for animal motifs—their own Baby Elephant Walk — Continue reading

Kickstarter Alert: Charms, Quivers & Parades

Categories: Art + Graphics, Kids + Baby
Kickstarter Alert: Charms, Quivers & Parades

In this visually-saturated age, how do you ignite the imagination of a young mind? With the right mix of words, pictures and whimsy, for starters. San Franciso-based designer Michael Mulvey has arrived at this—and quite a bit more—with a Kickstarter project that we don’t mind calling a wild idea. Mulvey, — Continue reading

Modernism in Full Swing

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Furniture + Lighting, Kids + Baby
Modernism in Full Swing

This isn’t the first time that a swing as gotten our attention (see here and here), but it may be the first time that a contemporary swing design has managed to hold its own alongside the exalted forms of Saarinen and Eames. Yet, in this barn-like New England home, designed — Continue reading

Lucky Stars by Sissy+Marley

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Lucky Stars by Sissy+Marley

Stars may be a recurring motif during the holidays, but this bold new wallpaper from children’s interior decorators Sissy+Marley keeps stars twinkling all year round. In collaboration with designer Jill Malek, the decorators have created 5 whimsical wallpaper patterns, of which Lucky Star is the most unabashedly magical. Available in — Continue reading

Creatures of the Night: Animal Magnetism from OFFI

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Kids + Baby
Creatures of the Night: Animal Magnetism from OFFI

Need a wild idea for a kid’s room? Try these playful lamps from OFFI. Adorably stylized and made from non-toxic plastic, OFFI’s range of animal-shaped lamps—Siamese, Dachshund, HoweePup Jr, and TerriBear—come equipped with low voltage bulbs that distribute soft, diffused light in a range of happy colors. To boot, our — Continue reading

Baby Love from The Animal Print Shop

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Furniture + Lighting, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Baby Love from The Animal Print Shop

Just when we thought we were safe from heart-tugging pictures of Baby Alpacas…..along comes The Animal Print Shop, creators of affordable, beguilingly beautiful, animal art prints—and arbiters of kid-centric taste. The brainchild of Los Angeles-based photographer (and animal lover) Sharon Montrose, The Animal Print Shop, specializes in high-quality photographic prints — Continue reading

A Child’s Bookshelf that Grows With Time

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Kids + Baby, Sustainability
A Child’s Bookshelf that Grows With Time

Rotterdam-based designer Reinier de Jong has designed a bookshelf for children that can expand along with their book collection. The REK Jr. bookcase is a scaled-down version of de Jong’s original REK bookcase, designed several years ago, which was comprised of five interlocking components designed to slide together for more — Continue reading

For Kids, A Food Landscape

Categories: Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
For Kids, A Food Landscape

In search of a surefire way to get kids to stay put while eating? This ingenious and wholly engaging Landscape Dinner Set by Barcelona-based home accessories brand DOIY may be the answer. In addition to encouraging kids to keep all table setting components firmly in their place, it provides plenty — Continue reading

Baby Steps from Citizen Native

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby
Baby Steps from Citizen Native

We tried to, but just couldn’t get past these preposterously cute cloth moccasins from Citizen Native, which capitalize on the trendy chevron pattern craze. With faux suede sole and cozy faux shearling lining, these American-made little moccasins, which range in sizes from newborn to 2 years old, can be worn — Continue reading

From Denmark, Knit Picks for Kids

Categories: Kids + Baby
From Denmark, Knit Picks for Kids

The oddly-named Danish brand LuckyBoySunday is the brainchild of two Camillas—textile designers Camilla Ebdrup and Camilla Kørschen. Aiming for a brand that expresses a “poetic, artistic sensibility,” this duo has focused on soft goods, 100% alpaca wool products for children and home, all made by fair-trade cooperatives in Bolivia. We — Continue reading

The Latest XO Tablet from Yves Behar

Categories: Kids + Baby, Sustainability
The Latest XO Tablet from Yves Behar

The XO Tablet, designed by Yves Behar and FuseProject specifically as a learning tool for children, goes on sale at Walmart this week for $150. If an inordinate amount of attention is being paid to the unveiling of this device, it’s because this is the fourth iteration of a low-cost — Continue reading

IKEA’s Small Additions

Categories: Furniture + Lighting, Kids + Baby
IKEA’s Small Additions

Lovers of Vitra’s miniature furniture collectibles—but without the means by which to do the collecting—take heart. IKEA has jumped into the small-scale furniture game with a line of its most popular home products, a collection set to be released in August. The HUSET (Swedish for “the house”) collection is comprised — Continue reading

New Toy Blocks from House Industries

Categories: Kids + Baby
New Toy Blocks from House Industries

The Delaware type foundry House Industries has announced its fall and winter 2013 offerings, and it includes the Big and Tall Block Collection, a set of wooden toy blocks which feature numbers, letters and graphic repeat patterns. A collaboration with the Michigan toy maker Uncle Goose, the handsome set is — Continue reading

Child-like Magic with Grown-Up Style

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Kids + Baby
Child-like Magic with Grown-Up Style

We couldn’t very well let this enchanting child’s room, styled by Swedish interior stylist Emma Persson Lagerberg, go unmentioned. Much like painters of still life compositions, interior stylists find ways to present existing, sometimes ordinary, elements in novel ways, and Lagerberg seems to posses the innate visual flair that makes — Continue reading

Elephant in the Room

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Kids + Baby
Elephant in the Room

Designing a room around a single image may sound unnecessarily staged—until you set your sights on this purely winsome Nursery Project by the team at The Animal Print Shop, the online animal prints gallery founded by photographer Sharon Montrose. Using the latest addition to their inventory, the heart-tugging Baby Elephant, — Continue reading

Home Work

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Kids + Baby
Home Work

Modernism, thankfully, isn’t just for adults anymore. Barcelona-based designer Javier Mariscal introduced Villa Julia back in 2009, a cartoonish cardboard playhouse, designed for Magis’ children’s collection, and the premise was simple: a light, visually appealingly house that children could (with a little help from adults) set up themselves, move wherever — Continue reading