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  1. 10 Modern Low-Tech Toys
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    10 Modern Low-Tech Toys

    Providing fresh, colorful alternatives to the plugged-in entertainment devices of today, these designs—including a couple of highlights from the Dwell Store—modernize classic pastimes and celebrate...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.04.14

  2. Hungry Little Minds

    Hungry Little Minds

    Hungry Little Minds was founded in 2012 by designer Vikki Tucker to develop and distribute classical and traditional activity toys with an innovative edge. Their objective is to create toys which...

    11.08.13

  3. Product Spotlight: 2of2 goods
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    Product Spotlight: 2of2 goods

    We're smitten with the delightful world brother/sister designers, Dan and Meredith Dundin, have created with their company 2of2 goods.

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    04.10.13

  4. Groovie™ Math Blocks

    Groovie™ Math Blocks

    Teach your little ones to sort, order, and recognize patterns and opposites in style. Made from sustainable Michigan bassword, this set from Uncle Goose contains 28 colorful blocks with debossed...

    $43.00

  5. Modern, Green Alternative to the Classic LEGO®
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    Modern, Green Alternative to the Classic LEGO®

    Inspired by LEGO®, and committed to using renewable resources, Japanese company Mokurokku has introduced a modern, green alternative to the nostalgic, plastic toy.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.27.13

  6. Dovetail Alligator

    Dovetail Alligator

    Karl Zahn added a playful alligator to his line of toys made from sustainably harvested new growth beech wood. The tripartite puzzle-like design is held together with dovetails—baby's first...

    $19.00

  7. Ostheimer Wooden Bears

    Ostheimer Wooden Bears

    We'll cop to spending (a little too much?) time clicking around on Shelf's online site, in lieu of visiting the little London shop in person. There was a ton of stuff we loved but these Ostheimer...

  8. ProStock Ash Wood Bat

    ProStock Ash Wood Bat

    As potent today as when the Great Bambino swung one. Nothing screams “America” louder or with such verve as a Louisville Slugger. They’re still made in downtown Louisville, and...

    $54.95

  9. The Toddlers of Dwell Review 5 Modern Playhouses
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    The Toddlers of Dwell Review 5 Modern Playhouses

    All it takes to play is a healthy imagination, 
but a modern playhouse adds to the fun.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    07.15.11

  10. Circle House

    Circle House

    Pros We wish more grown-up homes had the simple, no-frills good looks of Royce’s design—–but then again, most American houses aren’t “inspired by Scandinavian fishing ...

    $1299.00

  11. California Teether Toy

    California Teether Toy

    How exactly does the Golden State taste? Let your toddler test it out with this sanded Maple teether toy in the shape of the California. A tree is planted with every purchase, making it a nice...

    $16.00

  12. Fine Finnish: Master Bedroom
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    Fine Finnish: Master Bedroom

    Despite its serene appearance, the master bedroom is an active, multifunctional space. The family sits together on the bed to read and watch cartoons: Tove Jansson’s Moomin, about trolls who...

    03.07.11

  13. Tidy Books Box
    Product of the Day

    Tidy Books Box

    Conceptualized by a Parisian violin maker and handmade of limewood with a water-based finish, the Tidy Books Box allows kids to select books from their covers rather than their spines.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.01.11

  14. Ostheimer

     Your special toy shop with Ostheimer wooden animals and figures natural colours, creative design and hig...

    10.28.10

  15. Phoyo Playhouse
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    Phoyo Playhouse

    When New Zealand architect Robin Hannah’s daughter was very young in the 1970s, he devised the slot-assembly PlayHouse of Your Own (phoyo) out of sustainable pine for her and her two brothers...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.20.10

  16. PushPull Rolling Toy

    PushPull Rolling Toy

    PushPull provides the perfect accompaniment for the epic trek from playroom to bedroom. The Baltic birch roller is sturdy enough to tote a teddy bear, rubber ball, The Runaway Bunny, and straggling...

    $165.00

  17. Plane Toy

    Plane Toy

    Suspended from the ceiling as an aeronautic decoration or swooping around in the hands of your little one, this lacquered wood plane from Normann Copenhagen is a toy that takes good ol' imagination...

    $46.00

  18. Simus the Rhino

    Simus the Rhino

    The rhinoceros is not to be trifled with—and this durable wooden version is a fitting representation of the powerful beast. Crafted of cut wood muscles ingeniously bound by hidden elastic bands,...

    $110.00

  19. Riley Page Storage Box

    Riley Page Storage Box

    There's no reason why toys should get all the glory, when their storage box can be just as cool. Mod mom Kiersten Hathcock makes made-to-order furniture to accommodate kids—and parents&mdash...

    $450.00

  20. Push Pull Rolling Toy

    Push Pull Rolling Toy

    It's tough to remember all the way back when our only possessions were playthings, and everything we owned could be carted around the house with pride. Scot and Amy Herbst of Kaiku designed the...

    $165.00

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