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  1. LEGO® Design Competition Finalists
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    LEGO® Design Competition Finalists

    Dwell joined forces with Pacific Standard Time to appeal to the architect—and child—within us all. The challenge was to construct a model of an original home inspired by iconic...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    05.14.12

  2. 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

  3. Gary

    Gary

    Meet Gary. He's a rustic, robot-esque fellow whose hemp-twined limbs and oak and pine body will withstand even the toughest playtime sessions. Swedish design team Our Children's Gorilla have...

  4. Alexander Girard Memory Game

    Alexander Girard Memory Game

    Alexander Girard’s designs spiced up Herman Miller’s Action Office nearly four decades ago, but today these environmental enrichment panels have a new audience to engage—your...

    $320.00

  5. Dado Cubes

    Dado Cubes

    Get your kids into the groove with Dado Cubes, a set of ten durable plastic nesting blocks that stack up to make all kinds of neat constructions. Each piece has a slit on all four sides, allowing...

    $27.50

  6. Shapemaker Wooden Toy

    Shapemaker Wooden Toy

    Kids' toys run the gamut from good-looking to garish, educational to, well, questionably useful in a young one's life. But you can never go wrong with a classic set of blocks, and millergoodman's...

    $27.50

  7. Push Pull Rolling Toy

    Push Pull Rolling Toy

    It's tough to remember all the way back when our only possessions were playthings, and everything we owned could be carted around the house with pride. Scot and Amy Herbst of Kaiku designed the...

    $165.00

  8. Fine Finnish: Master Bedroom
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    Fine Finnish: Master Bedroom

    Despite its serene appearance, the master bedroom is an active, multifunctional space. The family sits together on the bed to read and watch cartoons: Tove Jansson’s Moomin, about trolls who...

    03.07.11

  9. 9 Kid-Friendly Furnishings We Love
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    9 Kid-Friendly Furnishings We Love

    Mixing imagination with function, 9 kid-friendly products offer ways to bring some fun into your home.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.17.14

  10. Bird Calls from Sweet Bella
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    Bird Calls from Sweet Bella

    The design world, like Tippi Hedren, pecked on all sides, has fallen prey to the birds. For the past few years the crafty set has flocked in droves to our winged, feathered friends. Nary a letter...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.28.09

  11. Playshapes by millergoodman
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    Playshapes by millergoodman

    Last week, Assistant Editor Jordan Kushins brought you millergoodman's Shapemaker wooden block set.

    written by: Charlotte West
    10.09.09

  12. Game On! 8 Designs for the Modernist at Play
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    Game On! 8 Designs for the Modernist at Play

    For young designers, making their mark with great furniture and lighting is a must—but creating a well-designed game is a very fun bonus. Taking cues from art-edition games of the past, like Man...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.25.13

  13. 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

  14. Paradise Tree

    Paradise Tree

    They might be the four words that children dread most: “Go clean your room.” Chores are a bore, but perhaps the cuckooing fauna of this cheery clothes stand will quiet the dulcet chorus...

  15. Bertie Box

    Bertie Box

    LA-based Mod Mom Kiersten Hathcock made this bright Bertie Box from birch plywood, a sturdy storage choice for scattered toys; Roll it from room to room to pick up the pieces of playtime.

    $299.00

  16. City in a Bag

    City in a Bag

    It's never too early to experience the monuments that dot our dear metroplises. Muji has turned London's landmarks—ike Big Ben, the BT Tower, double decker buses and black cabs&mdash...

    $14.00

  17. Poppy Mobile

    Poppy Mobile

    Hanging mobiles make for merry little children, and these delicate designs will delight the kiddos and brighten up their rooms. Designer Heather Frazier cuts these, along with garlands, wall...

    $75.00

  18. Plane Toy

    Plane Toy

    Suspended from the ceiling as an aeronautic decoration or swooping around in the hands of your little one, this lacquered wood plane from Normann Copenhagen is a toy that takes good ol' imagination...

    $46.00

  19. Eames Elephant

    Eames Elephant

    Charles and Ray Eames designed this elephant in 1945. The complex process required for molding the plywood pieces was prohibitive, however, and the elephant never made it past the prototype stage....

  20. Streamliner Car

    Streamliner Car

    Consider the Streamliner as the essence of car, a wooden moving vehicle that needs no more than a child's gentle push to get started. A simple curved shape with four wheels, this Playsam classic is...

    $44.00

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