Latest Articles in Kids

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9 Great Bunk Beds

Bunk beds are a double design whammy when it comes to kids' rooms: They encourage imaginative play and save space in one fell swoop.
July 2, 2013

Promo Daily: Emily Merrill

In this installment of Photographer's Promotional Pieces We Love: Emily Merrill
June 11, 2013
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Modern Furniture Kids Can Draw On

How many design-minded parents have cried out in terror as their Sharpie-wielding toddler angles through the left-ajar baby gate and heads directly for the Womb chair? Fear not, gentle parents, for British designer Timothy Ben may have just solved your problem with a pair of smart, sturdy pieces that come with your little ones in mind. A low table and a tall chest, the Scribble and the Jackanory respectively, are elegant additions to the home that come with chalkboard panels ideal for an afternoon doodle or a last-minute shopping list.
June 10, 2013

Family House with a Secret Room

This house on Lake Wenatchee in Washington was designed to be "cozy for two and comfortable for a crowd," as architect John DeForest puts it—thanks in part to a hidden media room.
May 3, 2013
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More Modern Mother’s Day Gifts

For those who overlooked our last round up of Mother’s Day ideas, we have five more gifts for the modern mom.
April 30, 2013
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Product Spotlight: Streamliner Classic by Playsam

Help develop and tune your child's fine motor skills with the sleek Streamliner Classic by Scandinavian design company, Playsam. Designed by Ulf Hanses, this non-toxic lacquer painted wooden toy car was selected by the Swedish National Museum as a Swedish Design Classic for its glossy surface and inventive style.
April 4, 2013
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Product Spotlight: Wooden Toys by Twig Creative

For the budding photographer not yet familiar with apertures, shutters, and ISO speeds, look no further than these wooden toy cameras designed and handcrafted by Twig Creative. The Salt Lake City, Utah-based toymakers (and furniture makers!) craft each camera using sustainable materials—perfect for entertaining the little ones, while also protecting our ecosystem. Click here for even more kid-friendly designs for the mini modernists and be sure to check out Dwell's Pinterest board dedicated to all things design for kids!
March 28, 2013
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Pinterest Board of the Day: Modern Design for Kids

Who says good design is just for us grown-ups? Plucked straight from the Dwell Pinterest board dedicated to modern design for kids, take a peek inside to see our top picks for the mini modernist.
March 25, 2013
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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.
February 27, 2013