We’ve never met a hot-dog vendor we didn’t like, and neither, apparently, has French designer Mathieu Lehanneur: The classic quilted street-food cart provided inspiration for his Delicious storage units.
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The Toy/Chaise from Brooklyn-based designer Lisa Albin is a durable dresser and storage unit that doubles as a comfy space for your kid to sit and lounge. The birch plywood box has a built-in backrest so the little one can take a rest after picking up her toys. IglooPlay had a wonderful display at Dwell on Design this year, and it's definitely worth a look at the website to see more modern tot furniture.
A graphic design duo from Ghent rigged up a modular filing system that circles back to their print work: Some components of the rolling trolley are printed with patterned veneers while others are left in their natural plywood state.
There's no reason why toys should get all the glory, when their storage box can be just as cool. Mod mom Kiersten Hathcock makes made-to-order furniture to accommodate kids—and parents—with a keen sense of style; Riley Page is made from Russian Baltic Birch, and the pattern on top can be customized to your home decor, simply send along your preferred prints and she'll decoupage them onto the petals.