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March 25, 2013
Who says good design is just for us grown-ups? Plucked straight from the Dwell Pinterest board dedicated to modern design for kids, take a peek inside to see our top picks for the mini modernist.
Landscape Dinner Set designed by Doiy Design
Create a picturesque setting with this Landscape Dinner Set designed by Doiy Design. Each piece is completely removable and when finished, could perhaps double as a temporary plaything. (Pin).
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FaceMaker Wooden Rubberwood Blocks by Miller Goodman
Create thousands of unique faces with these environmentally-friendly, hand printed FaceMaker Wooden Rubberwood Blocks by Miller Goodman. (Pin).
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Nicolette de Waart added vintage animal-patterned wallpaper in the boys’ room of their family's renovated indoor/outdoor home in Singapore. “From a distance it appears to be all shades of green but when you have a closer look, it turns out to be one big jungle,” she says. A plethora of toys rest on light gray floating wall shelves. Photo by: Jasper James (Pin).
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SAAB Roadster by Playsam
Inspired by the very first SAAB—Sixten Sason's prototype 92001, the SAAB Roadster designed by Ulf Hanses for Playsam is perfect for miniature drivers-in-training. (Pin).
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Wooden camera toys by Twig Creative
Spur some photographic interest early on with these wooden toy cameras equipped with a strap by Twig Creative. (Pin).
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Modern playroom with wall decal and furniture
A patterned giraffe wall decal sticks itself onto the deeply saturated blue hued wall in this modern playroom in Portland, Oregon. Photo by: John Clark. (Pin).
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Olab lamp by Grégoire de Lafforest
A lamp that you pump up? Inquisitive kids will love the Olab lamp by Grégoire de Lafforest for Paris Galerie Gosserez. Squeeze the bulb-like pump to illuminate the lacquered steel and blown glass balloon-shaped lamp. (Pin).
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Bath Toys by Patrick Rylands
Bath time sure would be a little more fun with Patrick Rylands' much-loved Bath Toys, 1970. (Fun fact: Rylands' won the 1970 Duke of Edinburgh Design Award for these little creations). The fun bath creatures were recently reproduced, but unfortunately sold out within minutes once it hit the world wide web. Here's to hoping a second batch will soon be announced! (Pin).
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Tattly temporary tattoos
This may or may not prevent your youngsters from inking it up in the future, but these "designy temporary tattoos" by Tattly (Zoo Crew Set designed by Helen Dardik shown here) are sure to provide a fun and quick way to wear art on their sleeves.
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Circle Table with 4 Small Stools by Small Design
All four parts of this Circle Table with 4 Small Stools by Small Design can be put together in different geometric shapes. (Pin).
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Landscape Dinner Set designed by Doiy Design
Create a picturesque setting with this Landscape Dinner Set designed by Doiy Design. Each piece is completely removable and when finished, could perhaps double as a temporary plaything. (Pin).

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