- This year, skip the relentless rows of big-name toy stores and check out Dwell's selection of fun holiday gifts for the mini modernists on your list.
The space within this beech wood bear is limited, so you'll have to be choosy on what you decide to stick inside. Our vote is for a little note that will delight the heck out of anyone who happens to open it up, like a little message in a bottle; We can still remember finding a small box on a shelf at our grandmother's house when we were little, heart racing when we saw there was a folded slip of paper inside. A secret! We took it out, flattened the creases and read, in her flowery hand: "Don't be so nosy!"
The rhinoceros is not to be trifled with—and this durable wooden version is a fitting representation of the powerful beast. Crafted of cut wood muscles ingeniously bound by hidden elastic bands, Simus is tough enough to withstand even the most boisterous play date.
- Paris firm h2o Architectes recently completed the renovation of an art house cinema, which includes an ingenious puzzle-like furniture feature in its 430-square-foot lobby.
This combination side chair–step stool is made in Italy from solid wood—available natural or stained—and is pieced together using traditional joinery.
- In our September 2011 Japan Style issue (now on newsstands!) we showcase a plethora of Japanese-influenced houses as well as feature the incredible craft of Japanese joinery.
- This week, Los Angeles-design firm Artecnica launched its Fall 2009 Collection at the New York International Gift Fair.