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  1. 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...

  2. 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...


  3. 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...


  4. 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...


  5. 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...


  6. 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...


  7. 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...


  8. 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...

  9. 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.


  10. Cedarworks Rhapsody Playbed

    Cedarworks Rhapsody Playbed

    Let's just get the ultimate fantasy gift out of the way. The amazing Rhapsody Playbeds and Indoor playsets are the stuff that kids & -and adults - dream of. To frames constructed...

  11. Bo Buro Cardboard Desk by Kidsonroof

    Bo Buro Cardboard Desk by Kidsonroof

    When we were kids, one of the best playthings you could ask for was a giant cardboard box: it was a fort, a spaceship, or just a blank canvas for painting and drawing. The clever folks at Dutch...


  12. PlasmaCar


    We were given a PlasmaCar as a baby shower gift before my daughter was born. It was our first moment of toy-envy…until we realized that it could support the weight of an adult! Everyone who...


  13. The Original Colorforms

    The Original Colorforms

    Colorforms is one of the best examples of how the simplest of things can be the most enchanting for kids. The original colorful vinyl shapes have remained popular since their invention more than 50...


  14. b.cause Gund Bear

    b.cause Gund Bear

    I remember being jealous of my sister’s Gund bear when I was younger. This super-soft, stylish bear is not only huggable, it also comes with a Christmas story. Bloomingdales donates $8 to CMI with...


  15. 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 ...


  16. 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...

  17. 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....

  18. 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.


  19. Grasp and Teether Toys

    Grasp and Teether Toys

    No need to clutter the crib with plastic playthings when your baby begins to teethe; Their toys can be good for their gums, good for the environment, and darn good-looking, too. Made from solid...


  20. Amish Made Scooter

    Amish Made Scooter

    Zooming around the neighborhood on these traditional scooters just might be the most fun you can have on two wheels: pack a picnic lunch and stick it in the metal basket, get to the grocery in half...


  21. Pin-hole Solargraphy Camera

    Pin-hole Solargraphy Camera

    Digital film has dramatically changed the point-and-shoot strategy, as there's not so much riding on every pic when you can take them ad infinitum. When's the last time you actually held a 4x6...


  22. Starlight Starscope

    Starlight Starscope

    For aspiring astronomers, learning about the constellations can begin with the bedroom ceiling. This Starscope from Pylones projects night's lights onto flat, dark surfaces, so with a little bit of...


  23. MobileHome


    A doll's dream house doesn't have to be all fussy pink plastic decor, as proven by this bold red and blue cardboard abode. Easy to assemble, tote around, and even customize with crayons, the on-the...


  24. 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...


  25. 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...