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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. Beyond123

    Beyond123

    Beyond123 is a purveyor of innovative and high-quality toys, gifts, and educational items. The company was launched as a partnership with Westermann Lernspiel GmbH, one of the largest educational...

    09.04.13

  3. Product Spotlight: Streamliner Classic by Playsam
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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...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    04.04.13

  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. Eco Dough

    Eco Dough

    Foster creative play with this set of prismatic and environmentally friendly modeling dough.

  7. Urban Girl Dollhouse

    Modern architect designed-and-built dollhouses that provide a blank canvas for your child's imagination.

    11.01.12

  8. 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

  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. 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

  12. The Sanak-ji Water Table

    The Sanak-ji Water Table

    Kids can splash with abandon in the summer, and when the weather turns, parents can store small toys in the (empty) water bowl under a custom birch-wood cover.  

    $279.00

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Boston in Your Hands
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    Boston in Your Hands

    The latest Play Date at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art was held last weekend, to much applause and hands-on revelry in the spirit of planning. Titled 'Design a City: Boston In Your Hands'...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.09.10

  16. Marilyn Neuhart Doll

    Marilyn Neuhart Doll

    Neuhart's handmade lion doll was created for Alexander Girard's Textiles and Objects shop in New York, circa 1961.

    $500.00

  17. Bojesen Rocking Horse

    Bojesen Rocking Horse

    Danish designer Kay Bojesen, best known for his menagerie of carved-wood animals, created this solid-beech rocking horse in 1951 for Rosendahl, who recently reissued the piece (albeit with smaller...

    $1200.00

  18. Child's Rocker

    Child's Rocker

    Though not attributed to a particular designer, this circa-1952 plywood-and-painted-wood piece found a place in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection. It was designed for and manufactured...

  19. Last Minute Ideas for Kids

    Last Minute Ideas for Kids

    We are a family that loves Nerf guns, whoopee cushions and arcade prizes as much as the next one, but they always end up in the trash too soon due to their lack of longevity. After going through...

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.19.09

  20. Heirloom Wooden Toys

    We warmly welcome you to Heirloom Wooden Toys, just as if you have stepped through the door of a delightful wooden toy store!  High quality wooden toys are our specialty, along with other...

    12.19.09

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