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June 10, 2013
How many design-minded parents have cried out in terror as their Sharpie-wielding toddler angles through the left-ajar baby gate and heads directly for the Womb chair? Fear not, gentle parents, for British designer Timothy Ben may have just solved your problem with a pair of smart, sturdy pieces that come with your little ones in mind. A low table and a tall chest, the Scribble and the Jackanory respectively, are elegant additions to the home that come with chalkboard panels ideal for an afternoon doodle or a last-minute shopping list.
Scribble chalkboard coffee table by Timothy Ben
A low slab, the Scribble coffee table by Timothy Ben comes in ash, oak, cherry, or walnut and will make a handsome addition to any living room.
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Scribble chalkboard coffee table by Timothy Ben
Leave a note, let your kid draw, or maybe do a bit of TV-time doodling yourself on the chalkboard end of the Scribble coffee table. Made in Britain by the Welsh-based designer Timothy Ben.
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Jackanory chalkboard wardrobe by Timothy Ben
The Jackanory wardrobe is a long, lean number with a similar shape to the Scribble table. It too comes in solid oak with a high-gloss clear lacquer. It comes in over 50 colors.
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Jackanory wardrobe by Timothy Benton
The Jackanory locker-style wardrobe's chalkboard panel can be replaced with either a mirror or clock fingers. ("Jackanory" was a British children's TV show in the mid-1960s aimed at getting kids to read.)
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Jackanory wardrobe by Timothy Ben
The door opens with a push and the clean lines of the Jackanory wardrobe give a sophisticated finish to a playful piece.
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Scribble chalkboard coffee table by Timothy Ben
A low slab, the Scribble coffee table by Timothy Ben comes in ash, oak, cherry, or walnut and will make a handsome addition to any living room.

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