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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.
January 1, 2011
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Z for Two

In Portland, Oregon, two adjoining six-story homes on a formerly run-down urban lot add to the neighborhood’s density and its green cred.
July 30, 2010
PlayHouse of Your Own by Robin Hannah

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. “The panels interlink with one another to form an enclosed space to suit young children—kids love it,” says Hannah.
June 20, 2010
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Kids' Room Renovation

A baby's arrival is cause for celebration—and for many, it's also a time to confront limited living space. For one Parisian couple, living in a cramped but loved apartment in the 10th arrondissement with a four-year-old, a new baby on the way, and one tiny bedroom to work with, a space-saving solution was needed badly. Enter h2o architectes, a young firm led by principals Charlotte Hubert, Jean-Jacques Hubert, and Antoine Santiard. The trio decided the smartest way to approach the problem was to subdivide the older child's room in two, making separate places for both children to sleep and play.
December 30, 2009
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Playshapes by millergoodman

Last week, Assistant Editor Jordan Kushins brought you millergoodman's Shapemaker wooden block set.
October 9, 2009
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Little Bird Swing

I was on North Haven Island, Maine recently to report a story for the July/August issue of the magazine, and I went to visit a lovely modern second home by architect Christopher Campbell. Hang tight until the issue to get the whole story, but while I was there I knew I had to blog this very sweet, indoor/outdoor children's swing.
March 9, 2009
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A Garage Converted Modern Playroom

It could have been a Sheetrock box, but as the house’s most frequently used point of entry, it deserved the same architectural respect.
February 4, 2009