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Nosiboo babycare nasal aspirator in pink and blue.

Nasal Aspirator for Young Children

Caring for a young child is full of unglamorous but necessary practices, but this pediatrician-designed device is meant to make nasal care more hygienic and effective. Babies cannot breathe through their noses until they hit six months of age, and even after that age, they’re not able to properly blow their noses. That means their nasal passages and sinuses can clog and play host for germs or inhibit proper breathing. Nasal aspirators draw out the mucus to alleviate congestion, and the Nosiboo is to other drug store aspirators as a Dyson is to other vacuum cleaners. Available online, $192.
July 28, 2014
New Zealand backyard playhouse plywood and plastic

Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand

A New Zealand architect riffs on toy building blocks and Case Study houses for his children’s backyard fort.
July 14, 2014
tree bien portrait netting trap door ladder cedar

Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York

An inventive, freestanding “tree house” built by an architectural designer for her family grows in Garrison, New York.
July 14, 2014
Children's water bucket toy for beach or bath

5 Summer Toys for Kids

Encourage well-designed outdoor playtime with these picks from the Dwell Store. Featuring multipurpose toys from Kid O, an Adirondack chair in a rainbow of colors, and an inspired kite, this product assortment will keep kids happy this summer from the backyard to the beach.
June 16, 2014
DIY colorful dollhouses

Modern Family at Dwell on Design

The Modern Family program at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, June 20-22, ranges from thoughtful onstage conversations to a Dwell-curated pavilion on the show floor. Click through the slideshow for a preview.
June 16, 2014
shape design film

<em>Shape</em>: Doodles for Design Learning

A cartoon created by the Dublin City Council aims to get kids to question and shape their environment.
April 30, 2014
swingtones

Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids

At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.
March 24, 2014
a wood police car with wheels

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 life's simple joys.
March 4, 2014
the steel and glass greenhouse of a Brooklyn school&#039;s learning garden

An Edible Learning Garden in Brooklyn

New York firm WORKac taps into society’s increased focus on heathy eating with a school’s learning garden.
February 28, 2014
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