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  1. 9 Kid-Friendly Furnishings We Love
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    9 Kid-Friendly Furnishings We Love

    Mixing imagination with function, 9 kid-friendly products offer ways to bring some fun into your home.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.17.14

  2. Game On! 8 Designs for the Modernist at Play
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    Game On! 8 Designs for the Modernist at Play

    For young designers, making their mark with great furniture and lighting is a must—but creating a well-designed game is a very fun bonus. Taking cues from art-edition games of the past, like Man...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.25.13

  3. Big Fun for Little People

    Big Fun for Little People

    One of the really fun things about having kids – or just spending a lot of time with them – is sharing the toys, books, and activities that were so much fun for you when you were young, and getting...

    written by: Jennifer McKinley
    12.07.10

  4. LEGO® Design Competition Finalists
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    LEGO® Design Competition Finalists

    Dwell joined forces with Pacific Standard Time to appeal to the architect—and child—within us all. The challenge was to construct a model of an original home inspired by iconic...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    05.14.12

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Tidy Books Box
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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.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.01.11

  8. 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

  9. Playshapes by millergoodman
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    Playshapes by millergoodman

    Last week, Assistant Editor Jordan Kushins brought you millergoodman's Shapemaker wooden block set.

    written by: Charlotte West
    10.09.09

  10. Bird Calls from Sweet Bella
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    Bird Calls from Sweet Bella

    The design world, like Tippi Hedren, pecked on all sides, has fallen prey to the birds. For the past few years the crafty set has flocked in droves to our winged, feathered friends. Nary a letter...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.28.09

  11. 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...

  12. Pin-hole Solargraphy Camera

    Pin-hole Solargraphy Camera

    Digital film has dramatically changed the point-and-shoot strategy, as there's not so much riding on every pic when you can take them ad infinitum. When's the last time you actually held a 4x6...

    $10.00

  13. 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

  14. Ultimate Safari Maze

    Ultimate Safari Maze

    Pros Constructed from a nylon-like nonwoven material slung between springy edges, the Ultimate Safari Maze pops into action or neatly tucks away into the included tote bag just like those handy vis...

    $49.00

  15. Uno Mod

    Uno Mod

    Uno's been around since the early 1970s, and the simple card game never seems to lose its appeal. The classic design just got a graphic update with the recently released Uno Mod, which comes in a...

    $11.98

  16. Streamliner Car

    Streamliner Car

    Consider the Streamliner as the essence of car, a wooden moving vehicle that needs no more than a child's gentle push to get started. A simple curved shape with four wheels, this Playsam classic is...

    $44.00

  17. 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

  18. Poppy Mobile

    Poppy Mobile

    Hanging mobiles make for merry little children, and these delicate designs will delight the kiddos and brighten up their rooms. Designer Heather Frazier cuts these, along with garlands, wall...

    $75.00

  19. b.cause Gund Bear

    b.cause Gund Bear

    I remember being jealous of my sister’s Gund bear when I was younger. This super-soft, stylish bear is not only huggable, it also comes with a Christmas story. Bloomingdales donates $8 to CMI with...

    $29.99

  20. PlasmaCar

    PlasmaCar

    We were given a PlasmaCar as a baby shower gift before my daughter was born. It was our first moment of toy-envy…until we realized that it could support the weight of an adult! Everyone who...

    $60.00

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