- Step right up!
Twee Womb chairs and tiny Tulip tables are not a recent fad invented by design blogs and enterprising modern furniture manufacturers—kid-size replicas of iconic pieces have always been de rigeur. Here we present a roundup of one-of-a-kind furnishings and toys meant for the mini Modernist set.
When Ray and Charles designed this birch-veneer piece in the 1940s, they did a short run of only 5,000. Today, the piece is reproduced by Vitra and carried elsewhere, but this one is an original produced by the Molded Plywood Division of Evans Products. The heart shape at the back is meant to be a hold for tiny fingers.
Why rock like a horse when you can roll like a rabbit? This birch plywood bunny from Roebuck Studio comes flat-packed for easy shipment, with slotted pieces for easy assembly, and a sweet, simple design for easy enjoyment by your little ones. It was made exclusively for Mahar Dry Goods, an online shop dedicated to curating wonderful handmade and artisan-crafted kids' products and toys.
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 lesson in joinery.
- While in Copenhagen recently, I had the chance to visit the recently renamed Design Museum Denmark (formerly the Danish Museum of Art & Design), and to check out their current exhibition,…
You can make all the propeller noises in the world to encourage your tot to eat, but ultimately a spoon is a spoon is a spoon as it travels from baby food to baby mouth. Unless, of course, said spoon has an actual mini airplane affixed to the handle. Oh. Yes. Mealtime just got real.
- In Alabama, a commercial building with a multifarious past begins a fresh chapter for a young family after a modern renovation.